Cool easy minecraft buildings

Cool easy minecraft buildings DEFAULT

24 things to build in Minecraft: building ideas for 1.17

Looking for ideas for things to build in Minecraft? We all know that Minecraft is filled with infinite possibilities, particularly when it comes to building. With the right types and quantities and structures of blocks, there's really no limit to what can be made. The trick is figuring out what to build next!

Below you'll find 24 amazing Minecraft building ideas to inspire you, ranging from small, practical builds such as bridges and storage rooms, to massive aesthetic projects like castles, towns, and skyscrapers. Have a browse below and see if anything captures your imagination!


Things to build in Minecraft

Note: if you're after inspiration for your next house then be sure to check out our dedicated Minecraft house ideas page!


A screenshot of a Minecraft volcano build.

Minecraft Volcano build

What better way to make an impression on your Minecraft server than to find an unassuming island in the middle of nowhere and turn it into a scene-stealing volcano dripping with magma? If you find the right mountain then much of the landscaping work will already be done for you - but if you want to create one from scratch, you can do that too! That's exactly how YouTuber "Shannooty" created the above volcano build, after all.


A screenshot of a Minecraft castle build.

Minecraft Castle build

For architects who want to think big with their next building project, let this magnificent gothic castle build by YouTuber "Geet Builds" inspire you to embrace your inner medievalist. A big, bold, rustic castle is a builder's dream, with endless design opportunities in the battlements, the windows, the archways, and more.


A screenshot of a Minecraft skyscraper build.

Minecraft Modern Skyscraper build

Creating a modern-looking build in Minecraft is always an interesting challenge, as it forces you to think hard about the types of blocks you need to use. For those looking for the ultimate challenge, why not create a realistic modern skyscraper like those above, created by YouTuber "Alpine". Just make sure you get planning permission from others living nearby!


A screenshot of a Minecraft floating base build.

Minecraft Floating Base build

Floating bases aren't exactly a new concept in Minecraft, but they've stood the test of time because they're just so versatile. You can make a cute little floating island with a cottage like YouTuber "Rake" made (pictured above), or you can hop into Creative Mode and use mods like WorldEdit to create colossal floating mountain bases if you like (more on mountain bases below!).


A screenshot of a Minecraft bridge build.

Minecraft Bridge build

Ah, the bridge. Delightfully practical, but also a chance to create something truly beautiful. Like many other builds in this list, you can be as simple or as ostentatious as you like. If you don't want to get bogged down with a huge building project, a bridge might be a perfect mini-project for your latest world. The above bridge, by YouTuber "Zaypixel", can be completed in just a handful of minutes.


A screenshot of a Minecraft ship build.

Minecraft Ship build

There's nothing quite as eye-catching in Minecraft as a magnificent ship on the horizon. The above ship was created by YouTuber "IrieGenie", and gives off some strong Pirates of the Caribbean vibes. And they didn't even resort to black sails! But you could with your ship, of course. It'd look incredible with the realistic water you get by installing one of the best Minecraft shaders, too.


A screenshot of a Minecraft lighthouse build.

Minecraft Lighthouse build

If you're looking for a similarly nautical build, there's a lot you can do with a nice tall lighthouse. The actual real-life function of a lighthouse is to be a landmark, so it's the perfect opportunity to put your own unique style into a build. Just as long as it shines at the top, you can do what you like. If you need some inspiration, check out YouTuber "Meddi"'s video on creating the above lighthouse.


Note: if you want to inject some more life into your latest Bedrock world, why not check out our guides on the best Minecraft Bedrock seeds and the best Minecraft Bedrock Texture Packs?


A screenshot of a Minecraft cathedral build.

Minecraft Cathedral build

Depending on who you ask, a cathedral can be even more grand and opulent than a medieval castle. A cathedral is a huge block of architectural splendour which gives you so many opportunities for interesting designs, patterns, and block choices. The above cathedral was built by YouTuber "Lanwan Builds", and it's a recreation of Winchester Cathedral, a building I've walked around many times and been inside once or twice as well. It's an incredible building, and such a build in Minecraft will be worthy of the blood, sweat, tears, and Diamonds you put into it.


A screenshot of a Minecraftmuseum build.

Minecraft Museum build

What better way to show off everything you've collected over the course of your Minecraft journey than to store it in a museum? Much like castles and cathedrals, the grandest museums are tourist attractions in the real world, and so they're bound to attract attention on your Minecraft server. You can check out the interior of the above museum build by watching this video by its architect, YouTuber "MegRae".


A screenshot of a Minecraft statue build.

Minecraft Statue build

Minecraft's default blocks offer so many different types of stone that you don't even have to use any of the best Minecraft texture packs to create a truly phenomenal statue. Statues are a great thing to build in Minecraft, because you can make a statue of just about anything, and it can be as realistic or as abstract as you like. Check out the above dragon statue build by YouTuber "thebigbaron" for some inspiration. I bet you could make a similarly awe-inspiring statue out of Netherite to give it some extra sleekness.


A screenshot of a Minecraft aquarium build.

Minecraft Aquarium build

There's a lot more going on in the sea in Minecraft nowadays than when I started playing. Kelp and sponge and fish and blocks of wild and wonderful colours. Put all that together, house it in some glass, and you've got yourself an aquarium! Of course, there's more to it than that if you want to design a really good-looking aquarium such as the one above, built by YouTuber "Blorg The Saint".


A screenshot of a Minecraft pyramid build.

Minecraft Pyramid build

A Pyramid is a fantastic template for an awe-inspiring Minecraft build. Its shape makes it easy to create complexity just by introducing and repeating patterns around the pyramid, which is how you can go from a regular old desert pyramid to a towering behemoth like the one above, built by YouTuber "FallenQbuilds". You can make life easier for yourself by using certain Minecraft commands (or better yet, WorldEdit), but there's nothing stopping you from getting stuck in building a massive pyramid in your survival world instead!


A screenshot of a Minecraft Taj Mahal build.

Minecraft Famous Landmark build

When you're thinking about Minecraft builds, it's always best to take inspiration from real life architecture. The truly spectacular creations are often the landmarks that are known all over the world. Places like the Taj Mahal, recreated above by YouTuber "Vexel Design". Or the Eiffel Tower, or Stonehenge, or the Statue of Liberty. Hell, why not the Grand Canyon if you're in the mood for some landscaping? You could even try recreating the Library of Alexandria (although that would take a lot of books)!


A screenshot of a Minecraft mountain base build.

Minecraft Mountain Base build

If you're looking for a new thing to build in Minecraft, why not create a new base somewhere? An outpost from which you can explore new lands. And what better place to make one than to embed it into the side of a mountain, so you can see and scout for miles around? There are all sorts of wonderful ways that you can build into the side of a mountain or cliff. The above build is but one of the ideas showcased in this video by YouTuber "Tentango".


A screenshot of a Minecraft underground base build.

Minecraft Underground Base build

An underground base is something we've probably all made at one point or another in Minecraft. Digging down and setting up a subterranean camp is one of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe from surface-dwelling mobs on the first night. But why stop with just a camp? Why not turn it into a sprawling underground base filled with everything you could ever need to survive, like YouTuber "Spudetti" made above?


A screenshot of a Minecraft underwater base build.

Minecraft Underwater Base build

As I mentioned before, aquatic life is much more interesting nowadays in Minecraft, which makes the idea of an underwater base all the more appealing. There's nothing much stopping you from building an underwater base; just make sure you bring some ladders with you so you can stop to catch your breath every so often! The above build from YouTuber "Zaypixel", who also created the above bridge build, combines underwater and mountain base ideas by building into the side of an underwater mountain.


A screenshot of a Minecraft farm build.

Minecraft Farm build

A good farm is a wonderful sight in any game, Minecraft included. There's something so satisfying about rows upon rows of neatly organised crops. If you're after a more practical build then why not set to work making a new farm that can house all the carrots, potatoes, and wheat you could ever hope for? There are plenty of tutorials on creating compact farms in Minecraft, like the one above made by YouTuber "disruptive builds".


A screenshot of a Minecraft clock tower build.

Minecraft Clock Tower build

Just look at that clock tower. Isn't it a beauty? It was made by YouTuber "IrieGenie" (who made the ship build higher up in this list) and it tells you everything you need to know about why a clock tower is the perfect thing to build in Minecraft. Cross a skyscraper with a cathedral and you've got a clock tower - and the best part is that you can make it in any style you like. You want to lean into the Steampunk side and fill the tower with gears and pistons? Go ahead! Or do you want a dark gothic clock tower that would look at home in a Tim Burton film? Who's stopping you?


A screenshot of a Minecraft Among Us pixel art build.

Minecraft Pixel Art build

I don't know, this one looks sus... When it comes to the question of practicality, there's really no build less practical than a piece of 2D pixel art. But there's also nothing quite like logging onto your survival server to see that your friend has "griefed" you with a massive pixel art creation outside your house. YouTuber "RocketZer0", who created the above art, has put out multiple videos on different pieces of pixel art to inspire you.


A screenshot of a Minecraft nether hub build.

Minecraft Nether Hub build

A good Nether Hub is a thing of beauty, combining the grand with the practical in a way that few other builds on this list can manage. Travelling by Nether is the fastest way to travel long distances in Minecraft, but it's also a very dangerous place, as you'll know if you ever tried to obtain ingredients for making Minecraft potions, or the items that you need to start a fight with the Wither. A Nether Hub should make you feel safe to travel for long periods in the Nether, but there's also no reason for it not to look fantastic, like the above hub designed by YouTuber "Kemit".


A screenshot of a Minecraft storage room build.

Minecraft Storage Room build

A storage room is just about the most practical build you could ever make. It's all about practicality, about organising your things so that you always know exactly where to go to find what you're looking for. Minecraft gives you lots of tools like signs and item frames to help with such a build, and if you're putting in that much effort then you might as well make the place look nice! Check out the lovely storage room build above by YouTuber "TheMythicalSausage" and let yourself be inspired.


A screenshot of a Minecraft fantasy town build.

Minecraft Fantasy Town build

If you're a Creative Mode player (or team of players) who is looking for a truly colossal building project, then one of the most satisfying and incredible things you can make is a full-size fantasy village or town. The above build is a recreation of the town Orario from the DanMachi series, and it was created by the "Varuna" design team. As builds go, it doesn't get much more breathtaking, does it?


A screenshot of a Minecraft nature reserve build.

Minecraft Nature Reserve build

Parks and nature reserves are some of my very favourite places to go in the real world, and both places make for great building projects in Minecraft. If you're tiring of big blocky creations and you're looking for a more landscape-oriented build, then a nature reserve is a chance to create a truly beautiful area of land, and then fill it with foxes, horses, and all other animals you'd like. Take a look at this video by YouTuber "Keralis" for inspiration.


A screenshot of a Minecraft PvP arena build.

Minecraft PvP Map build

For the game devs and level designers among us, it can be incredibly interesting and rewarding to design a PvP map or arena build in Minecraft, one that is specifically designed for players to fight inside. You have to think not only about how everything will look, but also about whether the sides (if there are sides) will be balanced, how much cover there is around, whether there are any traps or drops that it's impossible to jump out of, and so on. And you can make it any size or shape you want. The above build was made by YouTuber "Gamarudo", and opts for the traditional gladiator arena approach; but you can make a PvP map out of just about anything you want.


That wraps up our list of cool Minecraft building ideas! If you're looking for the perfect world to house your new builds, check out our list of the best Minecraft seeds Alternatively, if you'd like more textures to play around with, be sure to check out our list of the best Minecraft texture packs.

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34 Cool Things to Build in Minecraft When You’re Bored

Anyone can get bored of Minecraft and not know what to build next. Thankfully, we have a list of 34 cool things to build in Minecraft to give you some inspiration.

There are so many things to build in Minecraft, such as houses, castles, fancy nether portals, bridges, or even statues. To make sure you don’t get bored or give up on your idea, pick a project that you will have fun building. It is also important to pick a building idea that is a little challenging, but not too challenging.

If a building idea is too ambitious or difficult, you may find yourself giving up after a few hours and getting bored of the game. It is best to divide builds into several smaller projects, so you have a sense of accomplishment after you finish each part. For example, if you are building a castle in Minecraft, it would be a good idea to focus on building the walls first, then one tower, then more towers, then rooms connecting these towers, and so on.

Keep in mind that if you are looking for things to build in Minecraft survival, you will have to get all the materials yourself. For really big projects like a skyscraper, you will have to do a lot of work to get all the blocks you need. But if you are playing in creative mode, you don’t have to worry about this and can build as big as you want!

Here is our list of 34 Cool Things to Build in Minecraft:

1. Castle

Castles are a fun thing to build in Minecraft. Why? Who wouldn’t want to live in their very own castle! Castles are usually easy to build because they use simple materials like stone and wood which are easy to get. Castles can range from a small fortress with a few connected towers to a giant walled city.

There is a lot you can add: a wooden gate, a water or lava moat with a bridge, fountains, statues, gardens, and so on. Bonus: the walls and moat will keep mobs out of your base! Any mobs that get close, you can shoot using a bow from the top of your walls.

READ MORE: 8 Amazing Minecraft Library Designs

I recommend starting small and adding on as you need more space. There have been so many times where I started building a massive castle which ended up being too much work. You might get bored of Minecraft if you make your project too difficult. For inspiration, see our post with castle ideas and photos.

2. Mansion

Building a mansion for yourself in Minecraft survival can be a lot of fun. Design your own bedroom, storage areas, hallways, grand staircases, and more. You can go one step further and build a fancy fence around your property and build a nice garden or fountain in front of your home. For more inspiration, you can easily google examples of real-life mansions to model your Minecraft build after.

Feeling lazy? Try finding a naturally generated woodland mansion and renovating it to your liking.

READ MORE: Cool Minecraft Houses to Build in Survival

3. Town

Create a collection of buildings in a similar style and connect them with roads to make a Minecraft town. For added protection, consider building walls to protect from creepers and other mobs.

Some building styles to consider can include: medieval stone and wood, asian pagodas, or desert-themed with sandstone. If you are looking for cool things to build in Minecraft, a town can definitely keep you busy since there are so many buildings you can add.

Some ideas for town buildings: banks, hospitals or medical clinics, storage rooms, hotels, and town halls (with courtroom and jail).

4. Modern City

A modern city with skyscrapers, paved roads, lamp posts, parks, and sidewalks is a huge project, but can be quite rewarding if you have a lot of time for building. There is a lot of repetitive building involved (for example, adding lots of floors to the same skyscraper) so it may not be the best thing to build in survival Minecraft.

This kind of build would be way easier to do in creative mode, or using server plugins such as WorldEdit to help. Otherwise, you could always do this in survival mode with a group of friends.

5. Farm

Everyone needs a farm in Minecraft to grow your own food and supplies. You could make a simple farm with places for the essentials like trees and wheat, or a more fancy farm outdoors with a windmill and barn. Another option is to make an indoor or underground farm, but this will be more work. Crops need light to grow, so you would have to make sure there is enough light from torches, lanterns, or lamps.

A cool Minecraft farm idea could be to make a greenhouse of glass, using natural light to grow your crops. The greenhouse would keep out animals and mobs, but you should still light it up a bit so mobs don’t spawn at night.

6. Gardens

Gardens go well with almost anything, such as a town, the front of your house, or even just by itself. Try using flowers, trees, gravel pathways, benches, and water to decorate your garden. Fountains are a very nice centerpiece for gardens, but can sometimes be tricky to get the water flowing the way you want.

To get flowers for your garden, you can use bonemeal on grass to grow them or find them naturally throughout the world. Some biomes will have much more flowers than others.

7. Famous Landmark

Look on google for a photo of a famous landmark and use it as a reference for building something amazing in Minecraft. For example, famous castles like Neuschwanstein, the Eiffel tower, Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, and so on. Hint: if you travel a lot, pick the favorite thing you saw on your travels.

If you are playing on survival Minecraft, maybe try to pick something a little less detailed or build a more miniature version of the landmark. Without the flying and infinite blocks on creative, it may be challenging to build on survival.

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8. Fountain

Fountains can be simple or large and complicated. They make a good decoration for gardens, castle courtyards, or even indoors. Try using ‘steps’ for water to flow down and glowstone or glass within the water. With the changes Mojang made to water flowing, fountains are a bit more tricky to make now and may need some experimenting to get the water flowing perfectly.

For added beauty, you should light up your fountain so it is more visible at night. This can be done with blocks like glowstone or redstone lamps. If you are using lamps, you could even link it to a daylight sensor so the fountain light only turns on at night.

For more fountain building ideas and examples check out our guide here.

9. Underground City

To build a city underground, look for a large underground ravine or carve out a huge hole with TnT. Put windows in the walls, hang vines, and have columns of water or lava (if you want). This one can be a lot of work, especially if you need to dig out larger areas for farms or growing trees.

On a Minecraft server I played on a long time ago, there was a very cool underground “vault” city that was dug out by the players. There were lots of hallways with doors to rooms and a massive atrium with trees and a garden. It is possible to make secret hallways and rooms as well. If you like digging, something like this can be fun to build!

10. Pyramid

Pyramids are usually built in desert biomes using sandstone or sand. They are a nice place to put a beacon, and can be built in other biomes too using various materials. If you want to keep an Egyptian theme, decorate the outside with pools, columns, and sphinxes.

Building a pyramid is really easy for most players, even in survival Minecraft. The building plan is very simple, you just have to make a really large square and then keep building smaller squares vertically until you reach the tip of the pyramid.

READ MORE: How to Get a Nether Star and Make a Beacon in Minecraft

11. Arch

Archways can be used as a grand entrance to a town, base, or other build. They are a fun thing to build and can be made of simple materials like stone or more luxurious materials like diamond or gold. They can be a big, impressive monument or they can be a smaller doorway to an area.

12. Library

Create a building decorated with bookcases, wood, red carpets, and stained glass, or even just a side-room in your base and make that your enchanting area. For extra fun, use pistons to make some hidden passages behind the bookcases. Check out our inspiration on library designs and layouts for more ideas.

Libraries are the perfect place to put all your enchanting tables and even potion brewing stands. Even if you don’t want to build a large library, you can still build a small one close to your storage room for enchanting and potions.

13. Cathedral

There are so many impressive churches and cathedrals in the world and building one in Minecraft can be quite difficult, especially in survival mode. However, they can make for a busy and satisfying project. For inspiration, find an image of a famous cathedral online for your reference as you build. Don’t forget the stained glass!

14. Fancy Nether Portal

Nether portals don’t need to be boring and there are so many different ways to design them. Try making a decorated room just for your nether portal or make an even larger nether portal and decorate it (nether portals can be much larger than the standard small size).

As an added bonus, keeping your nether portal in a separate room will keep away any mobs that walk through it. For building materials, I recommend using materials found in the nether such as quartz, netherrack, nether brick, or lava. This will make sure your portal still has a nether theme to it.

15. Fancy Storage Room

Storage rooms are an important part of any Minecraft house. They can be large, very organized, and decorated (if you want!). If you have the materials, use expensive blocks in your storage room to show off your wealth like gold, diamond, and emerald.

For more ideas about building a Minecraft storage room, check out our article for storage room design here.

16. Floating Base

Floating bases are not just for Skyblock, they can be a fun thing to build in survival Minecraft too. Build a large platform for yourself up in the clouds, bring up some construction materials, and start building a base up there. Make sure you have a safe way to get down though, such as a jump to a pool of water, a ladder, or slime blocks to fall on.

As an added bonus, if you are playing on a pvp server, a floating base high up in the sky can keep yourself hidden from other players. It is a good way to maintain privacy, as long as the base is not too big!

Sky bases make a good challenge for survival Minecraft. Also, definitely check out our list of the best Minecraft modpacks to play in 2020, which includes Sky Factory!

17. Docks

Try building a village right on the water with wooden sidewalks connecting the buildings. You can also build boats out of wood as decoration for your docks. Docks make a relaxing place to go fishing as well (another thing to do when you’re bored of Minecraft).

You should build docks where there is a lot of water, preferably on the land next to an ocean biome. Building docks in a river does not really make much sense, after all.

18. Tree house

Find a jungle biome and build a base in the trees, or build your own giant tree with wood then build a Minecraft base inside the tree. Watch out if fire spread is on though. It would only take one fireplace or mean player to burn down your entire build.

If you are building up in the trees, it is also a cool idea to build wooden bridges linking different tree houses together. However, this may make your house less private and more obvious if you are on a server with other players.

19. Sewers

Dig underground tunnels near your base and fill them with a little bit of water. Add iron fence gates or plants such as vines and lily pads for decoration and you’ve got yourself a sewer system. If you want, you could also put minecart tracks in here for transportation. A sewer system can be a cool way to link different houses together underground, as well.

For an added sense of adventure, add secret hallways with treasure for visitors. These hallways could be hidden with pressure plates, levers, pistons, and so on.

20. Subway

A minecart subway system is the perfect way to transport yourself around your city or between builds. Simply dig a long hallway underground and add ‘stops’ or ‘stations’ along the way with exits to the world above. The subway system can be used to link different bases from different players on a server as well.

21. Maze

Mazes can easily be built out of leaves/hedges and placed into a garden. They can also be made underground or inside buildings. For more fun, consider adding traps and surprises using pistons like drops, changing walls, and dispensers shooting arrows. Don’t forget the reward chest at the end of the maze.

If you are playing on survival mode, you’ll definitely want the Silk Touch Enchantment to gather leaf blocks from trees!

22. Statue

If you have an empty hallway inside your build, you can fill the space by building some statues. Make statues dedicated to your favorite items, mobs, animals, or players. Statues as shown in the photo also make a nice decoration for an entrance to your build.

See our full list of statues to build in Minecraft for more ideas.

23. Bridge

Is there a large river by your base? Or even a deep canyon? Build a fancy bridge to get across! Decorate the edges and supports for the bridge and add some lighting as well. Use nice materials like stone, brick, or wood instead of dirt and cobblestone. Your bridge can be as simple as a walkway or as grand as the Golden Gate bridge.

24. Lighthouse

A lighthouse in the distance glowing in the night is a cool decoration if your base is by an ocean. A lighthouse does not look very nice in a field or by a river, so make sure you build it on a beach by the ocean! For a classic look, build your lighthouse out of white material and with some touches of red (like concrete, wool, or terracotta).

If you’re good with redstone, you can even make a piston-based system to make your lighthouse revolve with light. See this YouTube video for more information on a redstone lighthouse.

25. Boat

Unfortunately if you build a boat out of blocks in Minecraft, you won’t be able to sail it yourself. But it does make for a good decoration on the water by your base. Built boats are usually made of wood and the sails made from wool. The boat can be as simple as a sailboat, or as large as a cruise liner with sleeping and dining cabins.

26. Penthouse Suite

If you are building a city and have skycrapers, make your home up in the sky as a penthouse suite. You would be able to easily watch over your whole Minecraft build from the top of a skyscraper. This one might be a bit more work if you don’t already have a skyscraper.

For an authentic look, keep a modern design and draw inspiration from those New York TV shows with penthouses.

27. Clock Tower

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15 Minecraft Survival-Friendly Builds To Try

Starting a new adventure in Minecraft comes with some uncertainties. Will you like the world's seed? Should you build away or near the spawn area? Where is the best place to build a base? Whatever the case, you will need to make many decisions as you work to build your base.

When you are first starting out you will not have much at your disposal. Everyone loves a high-end wizard tower made with rare materials that would take you hours on end to gather, but you can actually come up with some neat starters (and other catchy constructions) using only the essentials.

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Updated on June 16, 2021 by Anastasia Maillot: Fans are returning to Minecraft now thanks to the recent 1.17 update, which is the first half of the much-anticipated Caves and Cliffs update. With new blocks and mobs to discover, starting a new survival world now is pretty much the perfect thing to do.

However, deciding what to build can be tricky with limited resources and capacities in survival mode. There are mobs, hunger, and fall damage to worry about while in survival, and making scaffolding can be hard if there's no bamboo available. Even so, there are a few simple builds that can be made easily even with the challenges of survival gameplay.

15 The Modern House

Most Minecraft players tend to go for traditional wooden homes and medieval builds. However, sometimes having something more modern and unique can be a fresh breath of air. Getting concrete and wool early on in survival isn't that difficult, since sheep, sand, gravel, and dyes of nearly every color are simple enough to get.

WiederDude has a really nice modern build to share for anyone interested in making a more contemporary-style starter house. It's easy to build and doesn't require you to build very high or use a ton of materials.

14 A Barn

Houses aside, getting a good source of food early on is vital in survival. Initially, you'll probably just want a nice little fenced-off area for your cows, sheep, chickens, and pigs, but it's always nice to make things prettier. Plus, it doesn't take a lot of work to build a simple wooden barn for the animals.

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This barn design by Folli uses mostly wood, which is probably the easiest material to get early on in the game. There's an indoor and outside area for the animals as well, and you can tweak the size of it easily depending on how much space you need for your livestock.

13 The Mountain House

Who says you have to build on solid land or on top of a mountain? Cool builds can also be possible if you build within a generic mountain wall that on the outside might not seem like much. However, considering how common mountain biomes are, this mountain house design by SheepGG will come in handy for many starting builders.

The good thing about this design is that you don't need to build roofs. You can just carve out the space needed for the home and not worry about the walls or ceilings. Most of it is made with wood, so the resources are cheap and easy to get. It's also one of the safest homes to build and live in.

12 Storage Building

A major issue with many starter home designs is that they're quite small and lack space. As you progress in your survival journey, you'll accumulate a lot of resources and loot. It can be very tough to accommodate all of that inside a simple starter home with extremely limited chest space.

Building a separate storage building is a great idea while you gather resources for a bigger home. There's a nice, aesthetically pleasing design made by Folli that will cover most of your storage needs towards mid-game, and it mostly uses wood to build as well, making it cheap to set up.

11 Underwater Starter Base

In case you're looking for something much more ambitious but still beginner-friendly, why not try and build a home underwater? With the aquatic update in particular, underwater living has become a popular choice due to gorgeous coral biomes and tropical fish. Plus, underwater living doesn't always need a ton of glass or a conduit to work.

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Folli's underwater home uses mostly wood, so as long as you have a good supply of both oak and spruce wood, this build is doable. It even has an enchanting room in the basement, which can be upgraded to a level 30 enchanting space.

10 The Simple Survival House

This lovely wooden house is fairly simple to build, since it will mainly require whatever wood you like and stone — both are easy to come by. This original design by Youtube user Zaypixel is extraordinary, and it looks better than most other builds you could come across.

The full video detailing the step by step process to follow can be found here. If you happen to spawn in a desert or a snowy tundra, it might be best to move to a forest or try a different build.

9 Forest Bridge

Another wonderful creation by Zaypixel is this small bridge, which requires stone, wood, and a small quantity of iron if you like lanterns better than torches. The floor for this construction is especially good-looking since it's made from unlit campfires — a surprising way to make a unique wooden pattern.

This bridge fits perfectly between two riverbanks in biomes that have plenty of trees (that also facilitate the wood gathering process). If you gather the listed materials beforehand, building this should only take about 10 minutes.

8 Redstone Farm

The best way to get a nice and steady supply of food in Minecraft is to setup a farm near your base. Players have come up with insanely creative ways to do this, making the most intricate builds that exploit the properties of Redstone.

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Sometimes, these projects can be time consuming and hard to approach. Luckily, Zaypixelmade a video showcasing how you can achieve awesome results with very little Redstone and time. The best thing about this build is that it will allow you to quickly collect all your crops.

7 Quick And Easy Desert Home

If you do find yourself in a vast desert with relatively little resources to spare, you can actually make the most of the sand around you. YouTube user Meg Rae showcases exactly what you need to achieve this design, which is surprisingly fast to complete, even in hardcore survival.

Her tutorial is clear and super easy to follow, so you shouldn't get stuck wondering what kind of blocks to use or where to place them. Do bring some wood from a forest with you, if you want to achieve the same result.

6 Fast Winter Cabin

It's hard to come by something so simple and yet so natural. This build by YouTube user FenX Builds is both affordable and quick. The overall aesthetic is very much in tune with the surrounding spruce forest. If you end up wanting to build a bigger home in another biome, you can always come back to this one and use it as a hunting hut.

Like most YouTube Minecraft guides, this one is easy to follow. The best thing about this build is its versatility: you could achieve it almost anywhere without needing super rare blocks.

5 Overhaul Your Outdoor Area

Building the perfect base is a daunting enough task that often takes days and days of work in survival worlds. When you are finally looking at your finished creation, you might start to think the surroundings look a little barren compared to the very detailed build you just completed.

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Youtube user Typface shows how you can bring to life your yard, garden, or simply the outside of your house in this video. This guide is admittedly long, but it showcases a variety of smaller projects you can tackle individually, at your own pace.

4 Make Your Sleeping Look Cool

One thing every player undoubtedly needs to craft is a bed. Sure, you could settle with a plain white one and call it a day, but if you are looking to spice up your home décor or your furniture, then check this video made by Typface.

Did you know you could achieve some incredibly faithful bunk beds using barrels and trapdoors? Typface gets creative with interesting combinations of blocks that are easy to come by in survival mode. Minecraft is literally built on little known facts and mechanics that are incredibly fun to explore, and Typface's video explores some building possibilities that are unbelievably easy to achieve.

3 Immersive Horse Stable

After some time spent in your world, you will most likely come across a horse you want to befriend to make travelling faster and easier. You might want to give your trusty steed a proper stable to stay in, to keep it safe from mobs. According to this quick video guide by Typface, you only need some hay and wood to get away with a fantastic result.

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Honestly, if you have about five minutes to spare while you play, and don't have a stable yet, this is one of the best options in terms of time investment and resource spending.

2 Add A Fountain To Your Town (Or Garden)

It's hard to come by things that don't make sense in Minecraft. This water fountain design makes a whole lot of it. Originally designed by YouTube user Minecraft Sekai, and showcased in this video, this beautiful water fountain fits perfectly within most settlement-oriented builds, especially large scale towns.

Since build projects of this stance can prove exhaustingly long, building something completely out of stone and water is a nice change of pace from having to gather many different types of resources.

1 Secret Storage Basement

One of the best things to build in Minecraft is your own secret hideout to use as storage for your most treasured belongings. This does require some level of skill and particular materials, however. As you progress through survival, you will be able to craft more expensive block types that can supplement your base.

A great way to spend your valuable resources is on this survival basement (with a secret passage) designed by Zaypixel. This project is fairly extensive, though by no means impossible to achieve. You can lay the foundations for it and come up with your own decorations for it.

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