Top 5 House Designs for Beginners in Minecraft

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Building a house in Minecraft is all about creativity and skill, and new players sometimes have to start small. Luckily, there are plenty of home designs that are suitable for beginners.

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These simple Minecraft houses come in many shapes and sizes and are often featured in Minecraft-related posts on various platforms. From YouTube videos to Reddit posts and beyond, new players have no shortage of homes to draw inspiration from.

By building a house, beginners can learn several construction tricks that will stay with them in the future. With that in mind, here are five great home designs for new players to try out.


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5) Underground Base

Building an underground house can save a lot of time (Image via Random Steve Guy/YouTube)
Building an underground house can save a lot of time (Image via Random Steve Guy/YouTube)

It’s natural for Minecraft newbies to think that building a starter house means building walls, a roof, and an interior. However, it is quite possible to build the first base completely underground.

This Random Steve Guy design is small but saves players a lot of time in terms of collecting materials. In fact, the hardest part of building this house is digging the necessary room underground. Plus, it’s fully stocked, with everything players need for future crafting and survival, including crafting tables, beds, and chests for storage.


4) Survival Farm

Keeping crops close is always a plus in Survival mode (Image via TheMadSheep/Grabcraft)
Keeping crops close is always a plus in Survival mode (Image via TheMadSheep/Grabcraft)

Although this Minecraft house has a particularly odd shape, it’s for good reason. This terrace-like roof design facilitates the possibility of growing crops right above the residence. Players can use the space to grow multiple crops, including wheat, carrots, potatoes, and beets; its design does not help as well in growing pumpkins and melons.

Either way, the ability to grow crops while having plenty of crafting and storage space inside is a huge plus. Also, since the house is made of wooden logs and cobblestones, it is easy to gather materials.

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3) 8×8 starter house

This house is compact yet looks great (Image via TheMythicalSausage/YouTube)
This house is compact yet looks great (Image via TheMythicalSausage/YouTube)

Just because a Minecraft house is small doesn’t mean it can’t have an impressive aesthetic. This version of TheMythicalSausage is a great example.

Although it’s just 8×8 blocks, this compact starter home looks exceptional. Combining wooden planks, cobblestones, and a few leaf blocks for a rustic quality, this house has everything players need for a world of survival.

The crafting table is right outside the front door, and another is located on the side of the house near a storage chest. An indoor sleeping area also ensures players can survive the night and avoid the worst of hostile Minecraft mobs.


2) Mangrove starting house

This house makes extensive use of the new type of wood from The Wild Update (Image via Folli/YouTube)
This house makes extensive use of the new type of wood from The Wild Update (Image via Folli/YouTube)

As the recent 1.19 update added mangrove trees, it wouldn’t hurt to incorporate them into a starter house build. If a newbie finds themselves near one of the new mangrove biomes, this house can be a great option to get started in a new world of survival.

This starter house uses lots of mangrove wood and also includes flower pots and planters made from trapdoors to create a beautiful combination of greenery. The overwater design also allows the house to rest comfortably in the waters of a mangrove swamp, and players can even bring a boat up to the house to enter if they wish.

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1) Revamped village house

It never hurts to improve on an existing design (Image via Rizzial/YouTube)
It never hurts to improve on an existing design (Image via Rizzial/YouTube)

If a Minecraft player doesn’t want to build a new house from scratch, sometimes renovating an existing house can be an interesting project. This build from Rizzial revamps a standard plains village house and makes it much more attractive.

Even better, the house itself is expanded inside and out, giving players a lot more space to decorate. This is ideal as even the largest villager houses in the game can be quite small inside, as villagers don’t tend to take up much space as they are often at work.

Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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