This will show you how to make a cheap and efficient house for your first night.


Before you even think about building anything, you will need to obtain a few building materials.

  • 44 wooden planks (or 11 wooden logs)
  • 30 cobblestone
  • 3 wool
  • 1 coal

Building the house

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A good location for the cave.

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Standing in a 1X2 doorway, looking into the 3X3X2 cave

Find a sutible location for your cave, it should be a small hill or a large mountain. Big enough for a 3X3X2 (3 length, 3 width and 2 height) box inside it.

Dig out 1X2 (1 length, 2 hight) blocks infront of you for a doorway.

Dig a 3X2 box inside the hill, making sure that the doorway is not a part of it but is the only way to access the box.
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Roof and walls replaced

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How they should be placed

Replace the roof and floor with wood (18 planks)

Replace the walls with cobblestone (22 cobble)

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How I decorate

Craft a crafting table (4 planks), a furnace (8 cobble), a chest (8 planks) and a 

bed (3 wood and 3 wool).

Place them as shown in the picture (optional)

Then craft some sticks (2 planks), a door (6 planks), 4 torches (1 stick, 1 coal) and place them inside the cave with the door in the 1X2 space.

If you have excess materials. Decorate. Also if you want to expand your base to make it a full time one then here are a few things to build that will get you started: 

  1. Build a cooking/furnace room 
  2. Build a crafting room 
  3. Build a forgery room (needs an anvil(3 iron blocks, 4 iron ingots)) 
  4. Build an enchantment room 
  5. Build storage room 
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