Looking for Minecraft house ideas? There’s so much scope for building your dream house in Minecraft, and you’re really only limited by your imagination and the blocks at your disposal. Over the past decade, there have been millions of houses built by one of the largest playerbases the world has ever seen – and many of these structures are absolutely breathtaking in their beauty and stature.
We’ve compiled a list of 45 of the best Minecraft house ideas we’ve ever come across below. Each of these homes has a link to a YouTube video where you can watch the house being built and follow along. Or if all you want is inspiration, you can simply have a scroll through a wide range of beautiful builds that include Japanese pagodas, log cabins, witch cottages, and sleek modern mansions.
If you’re after inspiration for other architectural projects besides houses, be sure to check out our list of things to build in Minecraft! We’ve also got dedicated guides for Minecraft tower ideas and Minecraft castle ideas.
Minecraft house ideas and designs
1. Wooden Starter House
If you want your first survival home to have more of a cabin-y vibe, then YouTuber WiederDude has put together a quaint and compact starter house made from oak and birch wood. It’s amazing how powerful a simple fence encircling a balcony can be in elevating an otherwise very straightforward home, isn’t it?
2. Mangrove Starter House
If you want to set up home in the Mangrove Swamp, then YouTuber Folli has created a lovely looking starter house out of materials found in the biome. It’s a small, cosy, rustic house that strikes me as the perfect base to build far from your main home.
3. Red Roof House
With this next house, YouTuber YalChu used nether brick to create a lovely and eye-catching red roofed home that is bound to provide great inspiration for lots of aspiring builders. It’s a compact creation surrounded by a stone and iron bar fence, with a small but mighty garden and a compact but stylish interior.
4. Simple Wooden Survival House
This wooden house is a starter home worthy of even the best Minecraft seeds. It is made out of more traditional oak and birch wood, but the combination of fences, logs, planks, slabs, and trapdoors adds a lot of variety and texture to the build (even without the use of Minecraft texture packs), and turns the whole thing into a much more appealing starter house than most others you’re likely to come across. You can thank YouTuber SheepGG for this particular build.
5. Survival Starter House
Zaypixel’s lovely little starter house is made from nothing more complicated than spruce and oak wood, glass, and a little bit of deepslate (which you can easily substitute for cobblestone if you’d prefer). The finished product is an easy to build but very idyllic looking house that would look perfect in the middle of a lush flower forest.
6. Multi-Story Survival House
In stark contrast to the previous compact house, next up is this towering home built by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial. This home looks like it was built to be the ultimate base of operations, with multiple floors for all your needs and carefully crafted and bordered windows. All of these elements add up to ensure the build is a striking image on the horizon.
7. Large Survival House
For those who want as much space as possible for their main base without turning their house-building into an insurmountable task, Folli has created a giant survival house mainly out of oak wood and other easy-to-gather materials, while still managing to make it look like an opulent landmark that is bound to attract everyone’s attention on any multiplayer server.
8. Large Farmhouse
This beautifully designed farmhouse, once again built by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial, is a cut above most other Minecraft farmhouses thanks to the modular raised design of its little square farms. There’s also plenty of room inside the foundations for later expansion, and you could even house a mineshaft all the way down to Diamond level.
9. Large Farmhouse 2
Zaypixel is great at creating idyllic-looking scenes, and this large two-storey farmhouse is no exception. A combination of white wool, wood, and stone bricks makes this a fairly simple build in terms of materials, but details such as the vines growing up the sides, the flowers around the base of the house, and the lanterns hanging from the edges of the roof all turn this farmhouse into one most definitely worth living in.
If you’ve already built your farmhouse and want to continue living a charming Minecraft countryside life, why not go for something wind-powered with this rustic windmill? Zaypixel has devised a great tutorial that’s easy-to-follow and features creative usage of wool and smooth quartz stairs to form the windmill blades. The end result is a building that looks instantly inviting – and also sustainable!
11. Fantasy House
The aptly named Minecraft Fantasy Builds channel put together a video on how to build their grand fantasy house from start to finish. The roofing is particularly good on this build, in my opinion, and I love the archway balcony peeking out over the top garden. It looks like the perfect place to just relax and gaze out at the landscape all around you.
12. Fantasy Mansion
If you’re after inspiration for a slightly larger base, then take a look at this marvellous fantasy mansion from YouTuber BigTonyMC. This painstakingly crafted manor is made from logs and stone bricks, but the real strength is in the little details. The chains and lanterns, the flora creeping up the walls, the shutters made from trapdoors, and the excellent clock faces in the towers all combine to make this house a real feast for the eyes.
13. Fairytale Cottage
This lovely brick-roofed fairytale cottage from BigTonyMC really feels like it could house either the innocent protagonist or the seemingly pleasant but actually evil villain that you’ll find in any Brothers Grimm fable. This build gives off effortless charm, and is the perfect inspiration for anyone who wants to give their home more of a fairytale feel.
14. Hobbit Hole
Grandeur and scale isn’t for everyone, and YouTuber Goldrobin’s Hobbit Hole is a good shout for players who dream of living in a compact starter home where everything is in easy reach. For full effect you’ll need to recreate the Shire with a good foresty hill for the Hobbit Hole to poke out from, of course.
15. Wizard House
Zaypixel is back, this time with the ideal home for a reclusive and powerful spellcaster. This wizard tower home is made from stone bricks, spruce wood, and red brick roofing, and it appears as though it’s stood for millenia. This is the perfect build for someone who wants a tall, austere, characterful structure to call their home.
16. Witch House
Transitioning from wizardry to witchcraft, YouTuber PlatinumThief has put together a squat and wonderfully creepy-looking witch house for players who want to embrace their inner occultist and do a spot of Minecraft potion brewing. The prismarine roof may give survival players a bit of trouble, but otherwise this is a very easily imitable house for newbies looking to start their Minecraft adventure. Just make sure you find a nice swamp in which to set up shop.
17. Pirate House
Another creative house built by DiddiHD, this one flies the infamous black and white skull and crossbones of piracy. This pirate base is made almost entirely from various kinds of wood, but the intricacy of its layout and structure provides a lot of hidden depth and complexity.
18. Underwater House
If a life of yo-ho-ho piracy isn’t enough for you, maybe it’s time to truly embrace the Seven Seas with this underwater house by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial. Technically, this should probably be named an On-the-water House, since only its supports are submerged. Nevertheless, this is a wild work that’s sure to challenge any experienced builder and is filled with lots of neat gimmicks in its contours, including chests and lanterns throughout the walls – perfect for hiding and displaying that ill-acquired pirate booty.
19. Ultimate Circle Underwater House
Okay, so you’ve built a partially submerged house. Now it’s time to take it to the next level and make it circular! ManDooMiN’s creative Ultimate Circle Underwater House – described as “a house from the future” – features a degree of cosiness that’s less pirate, more “mermaid who wants to settle down and have a cup of saltwater tea.” Half of this structure is submerged, and there’s even a porthole-style opening perfect for piloting and parking your boat. Want a life of relaxation on the water? Look no further.
20. Modern House With Pool
If you want to build something in line with modern sensibilities, YouTuber IrieGenie has put together a lovely design complete with a pool out front. The materials required are far from cheap, and are largely composed of quartz, concrete, and granite as well as the more affordable stone and sandstone blocks – but the results are exquisite.
21. Luxury Modern House
Here’s another beautiful modern house design by YouTuber OSHACRA. Though the primary materials are quartz and concrete, they’ve also made great, creative usage of dark oak wood, fences, and a layer of grass on the rooftops to add tonnes of depth and character to the build.
22. Stylish Modern House
This spacious modern-style house from JINTUBE looks fabulous not just from the outside but also from within. A lot of work has clearly gone into putting together each individual room of the house, so it’s great inspiration both for architects and interior designers alike.
23. Wooden Modern House
Stripped logs are among my favourite building materials these days, and they’re used to great effect to create this unusual take on a modern-style house, made primarily from wood of different kinds. This lovely creation by SheepGG has just the right amount of space, lighting, and touches of flora around the sides to turn it into a wonderfully welcoming abode.
24. Large Modern House
What can I say; people love the modern housing style. All those clean corners and non-symmetrical layouts make for a striking and pleasant place to call one’s own. If you want inspiration for a dwelling that gives you enough room for every single one of your needs and more, then this mansion by IrieGenie is a great starting point for inspiration.
25. Tall Modern House
JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial gets another shoutout for their simple but effective modern house design, with a line of concrete that snakes back and forth up the sides of the house, separating the glass walls of each floor and making the whole thing look far more attractive than if it were all just glass.
26. Pink Modern House
Sometimes all that’s needed to make a house look great is a good unified colour scheme. The above home was built by YouTuber Kam The Builder, and features carpeted floors, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, and a whole heck of a lot of pink both inside and out.
27. Pink Modern House 2
Let’s face it, pink is hot. Particularly when combined with white, glass, and wood in the correct quantities. This take on the pink modern house comes to you from YouTuber GAMES, and their tutorial video shows you exactly how to put together every block of this lovely little home, from the raised plant area out front to the impressively designed living room and bathroom found inside.
28. Barbie Dream House
Have you had enough pink yet? If you’re a fan of the Barbie movie, then presumably you can never get enough, and YouTuber Brookella is here to satisfy your desires with a Barbie Dream House that looks just like the one in the film, complete with twin pools, multiple open floors, and all the beautiful decor you need to be pretty in pink. No Ken though, sorry!
29. Suburban House
Rizzial’s easy-to-follow video walkthrough shows you how to put together a picturesque suburban house, complete with an attached garage. It reminds me quite a bit of the Simpsons house, which I hasten to add is a compliment. It’s a great build for those who want their home to be less magnificent and more quirky, understated, and subtly attractive.
30. 3-floor Glass House
Here’s another option from ManDooMiN – a shimmering tower that stuns with a rooftop garden, a water elevator, and hanging glow berries. The final result is a thoroughly stylish piece of Minecraft architecture that’s sure to stand tall above the landscape of any server, drawing wows from every player who sees it.
31. 3-Floor White Container House
Following the 3-tier trend, this stylish 3-floor design is another hit from ManDooMiN, and is perfect for players who want an achievable yet striking abode with lots of modern touches to set it apart from the more traditional rustic Minecraft house aesthetic. Also, living in a container is just nifty.
32. Japanese House
Japanese-style architecture is very popular amongst Minecraft builders, and YouTuber BlueBits has you covered with a spacious home which makes use of a variety of interesting block types and doodads, from acacia slabs to dark oak signs. All of these blend together to create a very detailed and good-looking house for any Minecraft player to emulate, and the idyllic bamboo garden surroundings only elevate this peaceful domicile to true zen qualities.
33. Japanese Village House
If you’d rather build something a little simpler than the above example, YouTuber Cortezerino gives us this understated design for a Japanese-style village house. Small in stature, the combination of nether brick roofs, stripped logs, and dark fences make it an eye-catching abode despite its size, and a welcome addition to any Minecraft village.
34. Japanese Pagoda-Style House
SheepGG brings us some elevation with this attention-grabbing and elegant pagoda. Even ignoring the splendid cherry blossom trees on the outskirts made from pink and white wool, this is a fabulous build filled with interesting layerings of wooden slabs and soft lighting provided by lanterns and redstone lamps. And the lighting looks even better with one of the best Minecraft shaders installed – or even ray tracing, if your PC is up to the task.
35. Large Japanese House
Folli is back with an incredibly comprehensive 90 minute video showing you how to put together a fabulously intricate house inspired by Japanese architecture. Instead of the tall pagoda featured in SheepGG’s build, this structure is a two-storey manor, but it is no less stunning, and might be a better choice if you’re looking for a building project with less verticality. The prismarine blocks used to create the roofing are especially nice, and provide a striking contrast against the dark wooden walls.
36. Wooden Cabin
Who hasn’t felt a desire to live in a log cabin in the middle of nowhere at least once in their lives? Greg Builds has released a tutorial on how to make that dream come true with their excellent Minecraft wooden cabin. It certainly looks grand and inviting, and what’s more – it only requires wood, cobblestone, and some glass to create everything you can see above.
37. Wood and Stone Brick House
Another easily buildable house for any survival mode Minecraft player, this is a small but attractive home made out of wood and stone bricks by One Team on YouTube. There’s nothing particularly fancy going on here – just a well-designed little house brimming with charm. Sometimes less is more.
38. Stylish Wooden House
Of all the Folli builds featured on this list, this one is surprisingly my favourite. It’s far less grandiose than many of other homes here, but I just love the design of this wide wooden build with the staircase leading up and over the middle, separating the taller half from the shorter and doubling as a nice balcony on the top floor. I’m stealing this design for my next Minecraft house for sure.
39. Mountain-Side House
For another home that blends faultlessly into the landscape, try this lovely mountainside house by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial as inspiration. The two glass circles provide a lovely look into the idyllic interior from the outside, as well as allowing all that lovely natural sunlight into the home during the day.
40. Simple Underground House
Another compact build from Folli, this Minecraft house is sunk into the ground, with stairs leading up onto the surface at each of the cardinal directions. It’s small but stylish, with plenty of room for expansion downwards if you’d like to take this design as inspiration for a slightly larger house. Perhaps a ladder that leads down into a more expansive storage area would be a welcome addition?
41. Larger Underground House
In an attempt to create the ultimate underground house, YouTuber ItsMarloe has put together an unusual and striking clover-shaped base with a glass roof that lies flush with the ground. The central circle is for storage, and the outer areas have enough space for farmland, enchanting, sleeping, and everything else you might want to do in your home. It even has a secret room containing a Nether Portal.
42. Easy Underground House
If all of the builds here – even the other underground houses listed above – are too ostentatious, then take a look at this underground house built by YouTuber Spudetti. It’s a cosy little hole-in-the-ground, good when you just want something small and functional that nonetheless looks appealing to passersby. It strikes me as the perfect home away from home, a quick and easy forward base to build when your true home is too far away.
43. Oak Treehouse
For all you Minecraft players who want a base surrounded by bark and leaves, this chunky treehouse from YouTuber Shock Frost is a great starting point for inspiration. This build requires you to create not only the house but also the tree from scratch, but the result is a nicely structured and aesthetically pleasing home with plenty of space inside for all your needs.
44. Jungle Treehouse
DiddiHD has put together another treehouse build, this one even larger and located in the middle of a jungle. It’s much more sporadic with the placement of its living areas, which gives it a really nice organic look, as though the house has grown over time along with the tree.
45. Modern Treehouse
For our last treehouse to end us on a literal high, we have another towering design by YouTuber 6tenstudio. What’s different about this structure is its modern twist, with white floors and glass panes used in place of fences to make the artificial elements really stand out from its natural foundation. If the contrast appeals to you, then follow the video tutorial to recreate this foliage-laden hideout for yourself.
That’s concludes our list of 45 excellent Minecraft house ideas that you can use as inspiration for your next blocky abode. If you want even more blocks and building materials to play with, check out our guide on the best Minecraft mods. If you want to build in Creative Mode, use our Minecraft command list to aid your building efforts. And if you’re more interested in exploring and adventuring, check out our guides on how to find Netherite and defeat the Warden.