Top Ten Things to Build a Minecraft House Out Of

The Top Ten

1 Wooden Planks

True, wooden planks are the most common blocks for building a house in Minecraft. They are also easy to get. - Userguy44

They are easy to obtain and look aesthetically pleasing if one is building in areas such as villages.

Easy to obtain and you get 4 planks for one block I always build out of these

This the easiest way to make a house in survivor mode, just the bad thing is it burning down if a fire happens - trains45

2 Cobblestone

The ideal block to create a medieval fortress. The advantage of creating a medieval fortress is not only that it looks good, but that it has lots of space for mob grinders, storage areas and redstone circuitry.

Cobblestone is durable and easy to obtain. Obsidian is too hard to mine and wood is too easy to be destroyed by griefers. I recommend 3 block layers, so creepers can't get you.

Looks really cool, like a medieval fortress. It can be found just about anywhere and the furnace looks like part of the building!

My house has cobblestone walls and a cobblestone roof. I really like cobblestone and would (literally) trust it with my life - rushing into the house just before a creeper detonates if need be.

3 Obsidian

Really hard to obtain, but alas you can always get it in the end. In fear of the ender dragon, place water on the side of a pillar and dig so you get under the island. Build your house there!

While obsidian is the one of the strongest materials and looks really good, it takes forever to mine enough, even for a 4 by 4

Obsidian is strong against TNT so I would built my house out of obsidian

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4 Giant Mushroom

I love making my house in creative mode with mushrooms especially the red mushrooms because they stand out and look unique.

Fun and looks coolio! - HollyRolo

You can actually make a house by taking a red dotted mushroom and using bone meal on it to make a giant mushroom thing. add platforms until the inside is completely dark and covered, then make a 2-block vertical space for your door, then add torches.

Hands down, most under rated building material.

5 Quartz

Quartz may be difficult to obtain a lot of, but in the end it looks awesome!

Quartz does look nice, but it can be difficult to obtain sufficient quartz to build a decently sized house.

Such an underrated matrial, plus it is white so my nut will be camoflauged and I wont have to clean up

Quarts is a wonderful block I use for EVERYTHING! All though hard to obtain in survival it does the trick in creative. I highly recommend this block!

6 Leaves

If you are building a house in the canopy of a Roofed Forest, then leaving the leaves already present and working with that is usually a good idea. Make sure to keep coordinates though. Also make sure that you do not modify the outer canopy in any way as that attracts attention from other players and exposes your base.

Just build your house in a tree. No mobs can get to you, free wood, nice view. Works especially well in Roofed Forest.

You can see like a boss!

...leaves? What a great idea... not. - Hermione_Granger220

7 Netherrack

No. Just no.

Building into a cave or wall of netherrack in the Nether poses it's own risks in the fact that mobs will get to you. And there is the risk of a player spawning near your base if they build a portal near yours.

Building with netherrack in the Overworld causes your house to look terrible when mixed with the plants of the Overworld.

Don't even bother doing this. You will regret it in the end.

Good if you want a fireplace, an touch or A HOUSE FROM HELL! Any of these things.

Keep dem fires a burnin - HollyRolo


8 Stone

If you build a house underground, using the stone already present there fits the atmosphere of an underground/basement area better than any other block.
Whether or not you keep the granite, diorite, andesite, gravel and dirt you will find there is up to you.

But don't use regular stone on the surface unless it is inside a house built of another material. If you use regular stone in a house made mostly of cobblestone or stone bricks, regular stone can add some variety.

It also looks good for a house in the End, but building anything in the End also comes with its own consequences of it being very difficult to access the house from the Overworld or vice versa.

Just an overall nice block, and pleasing to the eyes (I'm talking about the people who use emeralds and diamonds for their house.

It is cool because it is smooth and really awesome cause it wont set on fire. Only one problem, It gets blown up if you use tnt.

It reminds me of the good times in caves, lugging back diamonds and redstone. On the flip side, it is dark and intimidating for any player to set foot near it.

9 Bedrock

I did before in creative mode and once I had a creeper blow up by it and I only had to add the windows and door again and a few torches - trains45

I love to use bedrock but one problem... I always get locked in side

And I can't get out. HELP!

Haha! Take that you creepers! You'll never get me!

If you do it in creative, than switch to survival, NO TNT OR CREEPERS WILL GET YOU!

10 Diamond

Nice and shiny. Perfect for a pro.Diamond is the best material for a home guaranteed.

The best way to show why you are a boss...

It's actually bad because if it gets destroyed then you will have to get diamond blocks again. I would rather use wooden planks, cobblestone, or dirt.

Best block to use because all the others will know to stay away from you!

The Contenders

11 Chests

Be the boss, think like a pro

Hoarders' dream - Kaboom

Only one problem,you can't put chests on top of chests - Nateawesomeness


12 Bricks

If you are building in the rustic style, bricks are by far the best possible block. Bricks aren't good for any other style, though, and it can be time-consuming to collect and smelt the clay required to do this.

Come On Brick Don't Really Get A Use In Minecraft So I Would Use As A Building Material For A House

They used them for brick pyramids but then those pyramids were removed

I have a city in multiplayer out of bricks

13 Fences

I did that before. Spiders can get over it.

Lots of peep holes I guess? - HollyRolo

I don't know why bit it's a great survival alternative to iron bars

14 Stone Bricks

The perfect block to create a medieval fortress. The advantage of creating a medieval fortress is not only that it looks good, but that it has lots of space for mob grinders, storage areas and redstone circuitry. It looks better than cobblestone for a project than this, but it will be very difficult to obtain the stone bricks for this unless you tear apart a stronghold brick by brick.

Stone Bricks have the best textures in all of Minecraft. It blends in with smooth stone perfectly, it has a bunch of variants, and it just have an overall coziness to them.

I always like building houses out of stone bricks. - Imreallyboredrightnow

Good for building cool castles

15 Snow

It looks futuristic and awesome

You can't place torches in a snow house.

Modern and Edgy just don't put it near lava

Nice, but you can't place torches, but why isn't there pillars?

16 Dirt

I did this at first time I ever played minecraft I remember I made my first ever house in minecraft, I remember not knowing how to make a door and bed and stuff and I got killed by a skeleton at night couldn't find it again - trains45

Using rare materials and wood would be wasting. Dirt is perfect: you seem humble, it is plentiful, meaning you can easily rebuild, it is immune to lava, etc.

You can put the dirt house with some farm stuff on top of it its awesome

You will look like a noob - MChkflaguard_Yt

17 Bookshelves

Lol remember making a house out of bookshelves when I was bored before - trains45

This is for the teachers

Perfect house for a booknerd like me!

It won't be a house thoughO_O,it will be a library - Nateawesomeness

18 Jack-O-Lanterns

No. Who came up with this?

Very lit up and Halloweeny - HollyRolo


19 Butter (Gold)

If butter is gold then can I eat gold?
Ok seriously Skydoesminecraft fans please stop saying butter, its annoying.
Not being a hater, also at least one person can agree. - lolingdog9000

Its not butter, it's Gold!

I knew butter would show up sooner or later- but I wasn't expecting this early!

Is the best one I use!

20 White Stained Clay

Italian Villa I can imagine it

Perfect color

I love the look of stained clay.

It looks exactly like paint indoors - Harri666

21 Melon

Melons are dope

Free melon!

22 SSundee

Literally just realized that by SSundee, they mean cobblestone. I was confused for a minute.

So I build a SSundee statue and turn the inside to my house - MChkflaguard_Yt

Voted because all the other choices sucks

"I Love Cobble"- SSundee

23 Nether Brick

Unlike regular netherrack, nether brick looks aesthetically pleasing in the Overworld. Mixing regular nether brick with red nether brick creates a particularly nice effect, though it can take a long time to obtain the red nether brick.

Its good it will make you look like a nether boss.

An overall nice block

Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, the Nether is easy to access, you only need flint,iron,water,and lava. Once you reach the Nether, netherrack is plentiful and easy to smelt.

24 Cheese

Except that cheese isn't in Minecraft.

No I do not have your hat but I do have cheese!

They mean sponge

Its Sponge Not Cheese - ChipTheGamer

25 Doors

Without doors some Mobs can easily step into your house.

No house without stones

26 Sandstone

I remember making few sandstone houses in a sky village I made, villagers use all the houses - trains45

Looks really nice together.

Sandstone is the best~


27 Dragon Eggs

These are so powerful!

Dragon eggs are
the man!

28 TNT

If you touch your tnt house it will blow up!

People can blow you up

I don't really recommend this block because some greifers might use flint and steel on this block.

Come on its sooo durable

29 Glass

I did once when I was bored and another time when I made a green house - trains45

I built an underwater house of glass on one of my worlds. It was so cool! - Hermione_Granger220

Looks so good in water


30 Purpur

A combination of regular purpur blocks and purpur pillars create the perfect color and texture of a fantasy or futuristic base, if you are willing to spend the time on getting the purpur needed.
The only way to obtain purpur without breaking down end cities is from popped chorus fruit. While chorus fruit is very common in the outer end islands, you have to smelt it into popped chorus fruit to be able to craft purpur blocks.

Purpur is for me not for you I like the end don't change my mind just use it I love IT

Purpur is the single most greatest block and all who say otherwise can kill themselves

31 Glowstone

I did this twice when I was bored - trains45

No need for torches

32 Heads

Come on its cool

Heads will roll...

33 Ice

So see through and awesome but it's weak and you crash into the walls...

THE BEST with Quartz

Maybe packed ice... but you can’t put torches with normal ice. - Hermione_Granger220

34 Anvils

Aren't anvils TNT resistant?

35 Wool

This be the worst probably burn if it got hit by lightning or something - trains45

I always use this. I will use either light blue or red. Either will do, but now I use light blue. The ceiling is sea lanterns, the roof is quartz slab, the floors are birch planks, and the doors are dark oak doors - Goatworlds

Not every strong but you can make patterns with it

Very NICE and have so many different colors

36 Crafting Tables

I tried once but it very hard to add a crafting table top of a crafting table, because it always activating the crafting table when I try adding another crafting table on top - trains45

Crafting wherever you are.

37 Cake

Cake is a beast

I did this. Ate the house 2 minute later.

I love me some cake! ^___^

Come on you all like cake and defintly stampy

38 Wood

Very useful if you are out of wood. Oh come on! Its used for like, everything!

Easy to obtain, pleasing

39 Sponge

Sponges r lit


40 Haybales

It would work at least its protection

41 Soulsand

Beware of withers!

42 Ore

NO people will just mine your house and get free diamonds, emeralds, iron etc

43 Iron bars

Aw yeah. That is all.

YEYUH... only spiders can get in through the roof :(

44 Iron Ore
45 Clay

Looks Pretty Cool, guys. Hardened clay is better, though.

46 Cobweb

My favorite parts about these houses are when you can't escape from them. - Extractinator04

47 Emerald

Shows how skillful are you in villager trading or mining

See my comment on the diamond I'm still too lazy

Emerald Blocks Are SOOO COOOl - ChipTheGamer

The green colour and patterns irritates my eyes - MChkflaguard_Yt

48 Gold/butter

It's already on the list, to whoever added this. - Minecraftcrazy530

See my comment on the diamond I'm too lazy to write it again

49 Iron

So light plus you can duplicate when you run out

50 Block of Gold

This is already on the list

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