How to build a modern house in Minecraft

A good refuge in Minecraft is certainly a well-fortified refuge, thanks to which you can defend yourself from enemies and protect the treasures collected during your adventures. A refuge, however, is not only this: it is also a comfortable place, where you can feel at ease, which has a modern appearance and, above all, which can be envied by friends.

If you also think this way, then you’ve come to the right place at the right time, because in today’s guide, I’ll show you how to build a modern house in Minecraft. Give me a few minutes of free time and I will explain which materials to choose to build the building of your dreams and where to recover them. In addition, I will give you some tips that will allow you to build a magnificent house that will surely be envied by other players.

And if you do not have the desire or time to invest in the construction of your creations, I will recommend some mods that can help you achieve your goal. You can’t wait to get started, right? Well: then I would say not to waste any more time and immediately start reading the tips I have prepared for you. I wish you a good reading and, above all, a good time!


  • What materials to choose
  • Building a modern house
  • Useful tips for building a modern house
  • Mod to build a modern house

What materials to choose

To build a modern house , you will need a lot of materials, especially of different types, in order to take care of every little detail. Although building a house does not take a lot of time, it is in the attention to detail and the use of materials that you will give your utmost attention.

As I mentioned in the introduction to this post, the house to be built must be a cross between a fortification and a pleasant place to return to after completing your adventures. In this regard, in fact, you will have to make a choice on the materials to use, in order to make your home also resistant to enemy attacks.

Among the materials you can use is wood, which is easy to find, as the world of Minecraft is covered with lots of trees. The problem, however, with this material is its poor resistance and its flammability. In fact, I advise you not to use it, except for furniture or to add elements of the house not exposed to direct attacks or flames and explosions.

A material, on the other hand, that can help you more is stone, easily found in Minecraft thanks to crushed stone. The latter material, working it in a furnace, turns into stone blocks, which turn out to be quite resistant to explosions and non-flammable. Although aesthetically these blocks are not beautiful to look at, you could use them for foundations or for those surfaces to be built that will then be covered with other materials, such as sandstone slabs.

The latter material is obtained from the processing of sandstone blocks, which in turn can be obtained from sand. They have a pleasant aesthetic appearance, with a sand color that can be useful for embellishing some rooms or making decorations.

If you are wondering why I recommend this resource, having first discarded the wood, I will immediately answer you: although the sand blocks are not very resistant, when they are transformed into blocks or slabs of sandstone the resistance properties become similar to those of stone. The downside is that it takes a lot of sand units to make sandstone slabs, which you can find in the desert biome or by waterways.

Another material you can use to clad the exterior of the house facade is brick blocks, which are resistant to attacks and explosions.

Bricks are obtained from stone or clay: stone is obtained from crushed stone, a very common material in Minecraft; the clay, on the other hand, is extracted from the clay blocks found in the bottoms of waterways.

Finally, the other materials I recommend are concrete and obsidian. A concrete block is particularly resistant to damage caused by enemies and is obtained from the processing of gravel and sand.

Its strong point, however, lies in the possibility of customizing the color to create rooms with a personal and unique tone, adding a dye during processing. After this process, concrete dust blocks are obtained which need to be watered with water to become resistant concrete blocks.

L ‘ obsidian, however, is one of the most durable materials in Minecraft. It will be very useful in case you want to build an intermediate layer between the walls, in the floor or in the ceiling to completely insulate the house in case of serious damage coming from the outside.

If you do not know how to find this material, obsidian is obtained by pouring water on the lava : by doing so, blocks of obsidian will be generated on which you can use a diamond pickaxe to extract the resource.

Building a modern house

Now that you know what materials to use, it’s time to start putting your modern house-building project into practice in Minecraft.

If you already own a shelter, you can think of identifying the construction site in its immediate vicinity so that you can easily transport all the resources you need. If not, you can set up a temporary one, which contains all the work tools (e.g. tools, trunks, furnaces, workbenches, etc.) and, most importantly, a bed to set a respawn point for the avatar, if should unfortunately lose all life points.

The time you will spend on the construction of the building will be considerable, as, as mentioned above, you will spend most of the time on the attention to detail and research of resources. In this regard, take all the time you need, distributing the work over several days, so as not to get tired and also focus on other interests outside of Minecraft.

To get started, locate and level an area of ​​at least 20 × 20 blocks. Probably, if you don’t want to create multiple floors, you will have to think about extending this surface. In any case, the first thing to do is to place the foundations and outline, with the first layer of blocks, what will be the rooms and external walls.

Once this is done, start sealing the entire structure, erecting the external walls and placing torches inside each room, to prevent the dark environment from generating unpleasant surprises while you are working. At this point, place the roof and windows ( doors and windows ), building them with resistant materials.

If you want to create a modern-style house, you can think of creating different glass elements, such as large windows. This material is very fragile but, if you consider it essential for your project, you can make its useless “risky” by creating a defensive perimeter outside the house, so as to be sure that nothing can come close. To do this, create external fences that can prevent enemies from entering your home.

To conclude this chapter, I advise you to take care of all the details in detail, creating decorations for interiors and exteriors that are beautiful to the eye. I can advise you to use the system of projects that can be consulted inside the workbench or to consult the Minecraft Wiki, to get ideas on the decorative elements to be made.

Useful tips for building a modern house

I can understand that building a modern house is not an easy thing if, first of all, the basic project, that is creativity, is missing. My advice is to search any search engine, such as Google for example, for modern-style real houses that you can reproduce in Minecraft. Just type in the search engine the terms ” modern house ” and select the Images tab.

Otherwise, you can simply open YouTube and search, in the latter, the terms ” modern house minecraft ” or ” minecraft modern house “, in English, so as to find, among the many videos available, the one that shows you the project you the closer it gets to your tastes.

Mod to build a modern house

If you don’t have time to devote to building a modern house, I can still help you by recommending some  Minecraft mods that can help you achieve your goal. Don’t know what a mod is? Mods are tools developed by other users that allow you to add or improve the basic features of the game.

There are several mods you can use to achieve your goal, but the one I recommend using is Instant Structures Mod (ISM) , available on its official website. To use this mod, however, you need Minecraft Forge, a tool for managing Minecraft mods. Go to the Minecraft Forge website and press the Windows Installer item to download the installation file. Once this is done, double-click on it and, on the screen you see, press OK to install.

At this point, open the Windows File Explorer and navigate to the .minecraft folder located in C: \ Users \ [name] \ AppData \ Roaming. You should locate a folder named mods; if you don’t find it, create one with that name.

Now you just have to download Instant Structures Mod, via the website I provided: then click on the Download Instant Structures Mod button and choose the version of ISM compatible with Minecraft Forge.

After getting the JAR file, place it inside the mods folder and launch Minecraft. Then click on the ▲ icon next to the Play button and choose the Forge profile. Now, press the Play button to start the game with the mod active, which will show you a management screen on the desktop.

At this point, enter a game of Minecraft or create a new one and, in the ISM screen, search for the terms ” modern house “, using the search engine above.

Then choose the project you like best and click on it, press on the icon with a brick and finally press on Place structure. In the current game, the building of your choice will be placed in the blink of an eye. Convenient, right?


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