How to Build a Survival House in Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, requiring creativity from players. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting and combat.

Minecraft is now a popular game played by many people across the world with over 100 million registered users as of January 2018. It has also been released as Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Android and iOS mobile devices which contain additional features such as a tutorial mode for beginners.

This post will guide you through how to build a survival house in Minecraft. The process is fairly simple and will take around 20 minutes depending on the size of the building.

Minecraft survival house tutorial step by step

Step 1. Gather blocks

Gather the materials required to begin building your Minecraft house including wood planks, dirt, logs and cobblestone. These are all found in areas around spawn or can be traded for with villagers.

Step 2. Begin foundation

Start off by making a simple square foundation big enough to fit one of the largest blocks in Minecraft, a full slab. Make the corners as even as possible and use dirt for the first layer of material to ensure that water doesn’t leak into your house through cracks or holes.

Step 3. Constructing walls

Use wood planks to construct the walls on top of the foundation you made previously. Corners should be filled with full or half slabs to make the structure more durable.

Step 4. Roofing

The roof is built using wood planks for the first layer, concrete powder for the next and then red stained clay for the final roofing material. This prevents water from seeping through your floor which can make it difficult to sleep at night without a bed.

Step 5. Door and windows

To make the house more liveable, you can add a door and some small windows on the walls which let in light during the day time. Doors are made using wooden planks whilst the windows require glass panes to be placed inside of them.

Step 6. Fence around exterior

Create a fence around the exterior of your house to make it more secure from mobs. To do this, carve out a 3 block deep ditch along all sides and then place wooden fences in each side to form a wall.

Step 7. Decoration

The last step is to add some decorative touches such as banners on top of the roof or flowers outside your house. This makes the overall appeal of your home that little bit nicer to look at for others who visit.

Step 8. You’re done!

Congratulations! You have now built a survivable Minecraft house which you can enjoy spending time in with friends, family members or even other people on multiplayer servers online. It only took about 20 minutes depending on the size of the house you built.

Tips and tricks

Here are some quick tips to help you out when making your house:

– Fill the roof with snow for a completely snow biome.

– Add torches on the outside of your house to make it easier to see at night time.

– Dig a hole underneath your door and place some lava in it. This will create light that harms mobs and prevents them from entering your house. It is also a great way to quickly dispose of unwanted mobs such as creepers without having to attack them directly.

– You can add multiple floors in your building by placing wood planks along the outside wall and then placing ladders next to the walls which lead up onto the next floor. This action can be repeated to add as many floors as you like.

– Add a redstone torch underneath your door and wire it up to some TNT or other explosives . When activated, the TNT will ensure that mobs such as zombies cannot break through your door and enter.

– Experiment with building different types of roofs such as triangle , half circle and pyramid shaped roofs.

– Add a glass ceiling to your house. This provides light during the day time and allows you to see mobs walking around above you.

– Use fences as supports for tall buildings or even use them outside of your building to keep mobs away from your front door.

I hope that this Minecraft survival house tutorial step by step guide has helped you out. If you want to create a survival house like the one shown in this article, why not try it out as part of our free 30 day trial . If you’re enjoying Minecraft and would like access to other features such as the ability to modify the gameplay and to use resource packs, we offer 1 month and 12 month subscriptions available at $4.99