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Minecraft house ideas: modern houses, treehouses, and more

Japanese houses, modern houses, and more cool house builds

Sometimes, the endless possibilities in Minecraft can be overwhelming. That's where we come in. We've curated a list of great Minecraft house ideas to keep you inspired, and provide a new project. From modern houses to underground bases, we've got a fantastic selection of Minecraft homes for you to check out below.

Having a functional and good-looking home base can make the game a little easier, with a place for everything and a safe resting area - and there's no time like the present to get creative with your builds in Minecraft! The latest Caves and Cliffs update has expanded the build heights, along with adding new biomes to take advantage of. No matter what kind of home you're looking to create, you'll find inspiration with these assorted abodes.

Cool Minecraft house ideas and designs:

If you're after other architectural projects besides houses, be sure to check out our list of things to build in Minecraft!

Wooden Minecraft houses

These primarily wooden Minecraft houses are perfect examples of how you can create a beautiful home without spending days upon days gathering exotic materials like Netherite and Copper!

Wooden Starter House - WiederDude

The first Minecraft house on our list comes from YouTuber WiederDude, who shows us how to make a quaint and attractive early-game home almost entirely out of wooden materials and glass.

Deluxe Wooden Cabin - Greg Builds

If your tastes are inclined towards the more robust and symmetrical, then check out this wooden Minecraft house by Greg Builds, who gives a step-by-step and block-by-block rundown on creating his surprisingly spacious Minecraft home. Just plant your Minecraft Banner of choice outside to make it your own!

Minecraft farmhouses

If you're looking to build a self-sufficient Minecraft farmhouse, these lovely Minecraft houses will provide everything you need to grow as much food as you like.

Large Farmhouse - JUNS MAB Architecture

This beautifully designed farmhouse by JUNS MAB Architecture is a cut above most other Minecraft farmhouses, thanks in no small part to the wonderful modular raised design of its little square farms. There's also plenty of room inside the foundations for later expansion if you so wish!

Compact Farmhouse - Cubey

A simpler but perhaps more functional Minecraft farmhouse by YouTuber Cubey, the real strength of this cosy and unassuming home is the ability to expand it by adding more farms as you please.

Underground Minecraft houses

It isn't only the above ground bases that can be pretty: these sunken houses are striking, functional, and fairly easy to build. They also provide excellent protection against Minecraft mobs - as long as you light up your home properly! With the latest updates to the game, there's even more room to build underground, and new shapes of cave that you can bring into the structure, too.

Underground Base - Folli

Folli brings us our first Underground Minecraft house, which you can enter and exit from all four cardinal directions. The soft Glowstone and understated decorations also give this underground base a warm and comforting vibe, which looks particularly great with the best Minecraft shaders enabled.

Ultimate Underground Base - ItsMarloe

If you're looking for a roomier underground home that can fit everything from enchanting rooms filled with bookshelves to potion-making labs, this underground house will do the trick.

Created by YouTuber ItsMarloe, the circular design looks great and gives plenty of space for all your needs. We're especially excited to see these underground bases with the new terrain changes brought in the 1.18 update.

Modern Minecraft houses

If you crave a more modern aesthetic for your new Minecraft house, check out the below builds for inspiration.

Modern House - Rizzial

Rizzial's video shows you exactly how to build his clean and angular modern Minecraft house, made of a few materials including concrete, stone and glass. It comes complete with fully-furnished interior and has all the accoutrememnts that any modern Minecraft-er needs.

Modern House - JUNS MAB Architecture

Another build by JUNS MAB Architecture, this striking Minecraft house will certainly stand out against the crowd, with the right-angled spine running throughout giving it both a distinctive look and the possibility of expansion later on!

Minecraft treehouses

Now let's look at some excellent examples of early-game Minecraft treehouses. Again, they're predominantly wooden, so you can build them pretty soon after starting up a new world! Just be ready to fight the Bees for rights to live in your tree of choice!

Massive Tree House - Shock Frost

This intricately crafted treehouse by YouTuber Shock Frost is made even more excellent by the Glowstone dangling from the branches. And if that wasn't enough, the curling roots give the entire tree a suitably grand appearance from the ground up.

Three Starter Treehouses - Grian

Grian actually walks us through three different Minecraft treehouse designs in the above video, each of which are simple to build and utilise easily obtainable resources, so you don't have to resort to using Minecraft commands or powerful mods like WorldEdit.

Japanese Minecraft houses

If you're like me, you'll love the look of these compact and characterful Minecraft houses inspired by traditional Japanese architecture.

Japanese Starter House - TheBlackBeltPanda

Our first Japanese-inspired Minecraft house comes from TheBlackBeltPanda. This build is easy to construct, and fits inside a single chunk - 16x16 blocks for those unsure. Comprised of two levels, this starter house is a good size for the necessities. Check out that sliding door, too. Good job, Panda.

Japanese Village House - Cortezerino

The Nether Brick-infused roof and Quartz-infused walls in this build give Cortezerino's Japanese Minecraft house a striking and characterful look that'll make sure your house stands out on any Minecraft server.

And that pretty much wraps up this Minecraft house ideas guide! Hopefully you've gained a few morsels of inspiration from the above builds. If you're looking for more colours and looks to choose from when creating your house, check out our list of the best Minecraft texture packs. It's also important to build your house in the best possible location, so be sure to consult our guides on the best Minecraft seeds, and how to make a Minecraft map.

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