Minecraft is a survival game first and foremost, especially when players are playing the game at any difficulty higher than peaceful. Building a Minecraft starter house at the start of the game is vital to surviving and is the main hub for your later progress. However, building starter bases isn't that easy, especially for new players. Therefore, in this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase how to build a Minecraft starter house in 2022.

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How To Build A Minecraft Starter House in 2022

1. Preparation for building a Minecraft Starter house

Pick the right biome

This is probably the most important part of starting out in Minecraft. A good starting location with abundant resources can save you a lot of time going back and forth.

The best starting biomes are mushroom fields, plains or any kind of jungle. Mushroom fields, while rare, are completely devoid of hostile mobs. Plains and Jungles have a lot of useful resources, with wood being the most important. If possible, try to find a village in these biomes and build your base next to it.

How To Change Villager Jobs In Minecraft
Building your base near a village allow you to trade much more easily.

Create a crafting table

Gather logs by hand and once you have gotten a decent number, place them in the crafting grid to make planks. Use 4 planks to build yourself a crafting table. It will be your main utility block to create all kinds of materials in the game, alongside all kinds of tools and weapons.

Have A Crafting Table
Minecraft players need to have a crafting table

Craft basic tools

Afterward, you need to create the most basic tools to increase your crafting speed and defend yourself:

  • Axes allow players to chop down trees for wood more efficiently. Players can also use them to chop down other wood-based blocks such as planks.
  • Pickaxes allow you to gather coal and cobblestones more easily. Players will need higher tier pickaxes later to mine resources such as iron, gold and diamond.
  • Shovels are used to dig out sand, dirt and other blocks like gravel faster.
  • Sword is your main combat weapon against other hostile mobs and an effective tool to kill passive mobs for food.
Minecraft Basic Wooden Tools
Get your basic tools as soon as possible.

2. How to build a Minecraft Starter house

Once you have your tools, it is time to start gathering resources. Logs and cobblestones are your building material of choice in the early game. Use your axes to chop down as many logs as possible. These blocks can be used to build walls, alongside a lot of other things. If you found a source of cobblestone to mine, try to gather as much as you can.

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Pick an ideal spot to build your house. It should be in a large open area for better navigation and expansion. You can create the area manually, of course.

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Step 2

Make an outline for your house. The width and length of the outline will depend on how big you want your starter base to be. Creating the foundation is the most crucial step, as a bigger base requires more material and travel time.

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Step 3

Build the walls and foundation for your Minecraft starter house. While you can build as high as you want, 3 blocks high is about the average height. Make sure to leave some space for windows and doors.

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Step 4

Dig out the ground using a shovel and replace them with slabs or planks. Eventually, you would be able to create colorful blocks to decorate the place.

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Step 5

Start building your roof - you are going to need a lot of planks to do this. It is also a good idea to create a flat roof using slabs.

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Step 6

Craft doors using flanks. While there are no specific crafts for windows, you can replace them with a fence. Later in the game players can create glass windows.

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Now that your base structure is complete, we will need to start working on the interior of the base. There are a few basic things you will need in your starter base:

  • Furnaces for smelting and cooking. You might actually need multiple furnaces to smelt items faster, with logs or planks as fuel. Switch to either coal or charcoal if possible, as they are more efficient. You can make charcoal by smelting 1 log in a furnace.
  • Chests are very important in the early game, as they can be used to store your gathered resources. You need a big number of chests - 2 of them can be placed together to create an even bigger chest.
  • The bed is a vital item that you must craft early on. It is used for sleeping at night and to reset the spawn point, allowing you to spawn next to your bed when you die.
  • Torches are important items that players need to use to light up their base. Make sure to place a decent number of them inside and nearby your Minecraft starter house to prevent hostile mobs from spawning.

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