In Minecraft, there is a wide variety of materials that can be used to build houses of different types. Although wood and stone are the most used, it is important to know that incredible houses can be built using different resources. Generally, concrete and glass are used to create modern constructions, similar to those that exist in the world today, in real life.
However, this does not mean that materials such as stone or wood are relegated to secondary positions. On the contrary, they deal with much more complex and fun constructions. Likewise, it is possible to build houses with a classic or ancient appearance. For example a castle or a Japanese temple. Additionally, there are various tools, such as the stone cutter, which allow you to create complex and striking shapes in the blocks.
There is a wide variety of materials in Minecraft with which a house can be built and they are the main difference between a classic construction or an elegant and modern one. The most important thing for the choice of material is a combination of aesthetic appearance and resistance, some of the most used are the following:
Wood: This is one of the easiest materials to obtain, as you only have to cut down trees of any kind. It is available in different shades, which offers the possibility of choosing dark or light wood or creating designs in which both types are contrasted.
Stone: Another easy to obtain material and one of the most used to create houses when you are starting out. It is more resistant to fire and explosion than wood, so some users use it to create lava traps or decorations. It is possible to make pillars and other shapes using the stone cutter.
Cement or Concrete: One of the preferred construction materials among players since its incorporation, since its texture is smooth and the colors are more intense than other materials. In addition, it is resistant to fire and explosions, although not as much as stone. It is not necessary to paint the cement or concrete blocks since the color is included in the manufacturing process.
Metal: This is one of the strongest blocks, but it is a difficult material to obtain compared to wood or stone. Therefore, it is mainly used to create mechanisms and add security to the house, such as secret entrances and doors with numeric or retina locks. This type of complements is created with other elements such as Blaze dust, Ender pearl and Redstone dust, among others.
Glass: It is a material used mainly to create windows and bay windows, as well as other types of light entrances for the home. They are also used to create entire walls, ceilings, balconies, and other elements that give a building a modern look. They can be painted in colors using stains on the work table, but the most used is transparent glass.
Other Materials: There are a few other materials that can be used in house builds in Minecraft. Its use is less frequent, either because of the difficulty of obtaining it, because of its low resistance or because it simply does not have a good aesthetic finish. Some of these secondary materials are gold, terracotta, glowstone, sandstone, clay, obsidian, and wool.
The constructions in Minecraft can be very varied, but there are certain basic tips to facilitate the creation of houses in this game. Some of the most important ones are related to the planning process and how to create a perfect house for the player who is building it. These are factors that influence a better use of time and materials for construction, obtaining better results.
Creative mode is very useful for making new designs and experimenting with house construction. In this mode, the user has all the materials at his disposal. Therefore, it is possible to explore creativity and carry out original constructions of houses with various themes. Later, it will only be necessary to take note of the quantities and materials used to carry out the construction in survival mode.
It is recommended to use space near water, since it is an important resource. Wood is not a scarce material and it is very easy to obtain, so it will not be a problem to cut down some trees to make room in the construction area. In addition, it is possible to modify the area creating the ideal terrain for the construction, whether it is a flat, raised or even sunken space (with elevations around it).
Building materials can be painted using a mod like the brush or by mixing dye with blocks on the artboard, which are obtained from nature (such as flowers, bones or other items) or by mixing two dyes. It is important to take advantage of this resource to create the necessary color combinations for the ideal design, whether it is a modern, classic or fantasy house.
In the game, there are various tools to adapt the blocks and create decorations, both original to the game, as well as added mods. Among these, the following stand out for their popularity:
The stonecutter/wood saw: Used to make shapes in this material (stone/wood) and build pillars, corners or other structures.
The Chisel – This is a very popular mod that changes the material design. It is possible to apply it to several blocks at the same time so as not to do it individually.
The reinforcer: this tool reinforces the blocks, which gives the house greater security since it prevents them from breaking.
Some Cool House Designs in Minecraft
Over time, users have created a wide variety of Minecraft house designs ranging from the simplest to the most complex. Some of the most surprising constructions are the ones mentioned below.
This design is a demonstration of how Minecraft makes the impossible possible, a dream house in the deep ocean. It is possible to enter from the roof and despite the location, it looks clean and dry inside. It has glass walls that not only prevent the entry of water but also allow the outside landscape to be seen. The basic structure is made of white quartz, which gives it a modern and elegant look.
White quartz is the predominant material in the basic structure of this modern house. Dark wood and glass also stand out, which combine to create an amazing design. This building appears small from the outside, but it has all the interior space needed to accommodate basic building items and necessary decorations without being cluttered.
This is a simple construction in terms of the materials used. Stone and wood blocks predominate, taking advantage of the use of these materials on the stairs to create columns decorated with protruding rows. It stands out for having a simple and striking design at the same time, with a two-story interior space, where part of the upper level is used as a garden, which provides an ecological aspect to the home.
It is a design inspired by Asian culture, particularly Japanese. It is made mainly of wood and stone, although the latter, to a lesser extent, contains roofs with corners typical of the temples of Japan. The construction of this house can take time due to the complexity of the design, but practically anyone can do it.
This construction has a rustic design, but it has details that allow the space to be cozy. It has two upper levels, although the space is so large that it could be expanded. The structure conveys a feeling of being in another era, but the internal and external decoration will depend on each user. An additional detail to this construction can be a lake around it and a bridge.
These are just some examples of the most striking and simple options that there are, which will serve as inspiration to build better and better houses in Minecraft. To do this, various materials and tools can be used, along with the creativity of each player.