Let’s face it, it’s easy to conceptualize Minecraft house ideas to build, but not so much to make one from scratch.
Fortunately, the internet is a vast compendium that has thousands upon thousands of cool Minecraft houses. With the creative prowess of Minecraft’s best builders, I’ve compiled a list of 50 of the best house ideas to give you the inspiration you need to create your next Minecraft home.
Say goodbye to uninspired Dirt, Cobblestone, and Log house builds, and hello to fantastic Minecraft mansion ideas and cute Minecraft houses instead.
Our list is updated on a monthly basis so be sure to check back for new ideas regularly, you can see some of the older Minecraft house ideas at the bottom of the article.
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Floating Modern House
This floating house design by ManDooMiN allows you to turn a bad ocean spawn into a treasure trove. With this modern house, you can stay in the middle of the ocean for as long as you want without worrying about drowning.
Despite having a modern theme, this house features a simple design that can be easily replicated in any game mode.
It even features a cozy patio with a pool that is directly connected to the ocean.
Simple Starter House
If you love playing survival mode, this starter house can be your next fortress in the early stages.
This house design by Gorillo uses simple and easy to get resources like wood and stone. It sits on an 11×7 grid, which is decent for a starting base/house. The base is made from stone, while the pillars are made of wood blocks.
It also features a small garden for your crops and a nice stable at the bottom to house some animals.
Cherry Blossom Survival House
The cherry blossom biome is one of the biggest additions to Minecraft 1.20. If you love the new biome and want to set up a base, you can check out this survival house from Zaypixel.
Cherry-themed house is one of the best design ideas in 1.20 due to the new blocks that provide pink accents to your home.
Zaypixel provides an excellent example of how to take advantage of these pink blocks when designing our houses. One thing that you’ll immediately notice is the pink staircase that leads you to the main entrance.
House with Swimming Pool
If a large modern house is too ambitious of a project for you, this modest-sized House with Swimming Pool by HALNY can make for a lovely compromise. This honeycomb-shaped residence is a delightfully artistic creation that’s easy to appreciate. It features three separate compartments, a quaint pink flower garden, and two-tiered fencing that screams the suburbian look. With the right shaders, you can make the pool look transparent too—which complements the design of the build quite nicely.
5×5 Modern House
If you’re terribly short on space, building a nice-looking Minecraft house may seem like an impossible feat. There is one solution for your woes, however, and that is to build your house upwards!
This ultra-modern, minimalist Modern House by JUNS MAB Architecture tutorial is only 5 blocks wide and long, but it’s three stories high and packed with all the essentials that make a house a home.
With a shortage of space, each floor has its own designated purpose. For instance, the bottom floor can be used as a kitchen and chest area, the middle floor can serve as the living quarters, and the top floor can be your own potion-making enchantment area.
Ultimate Modern House
If you love realistic textures and shaders, you can enjoy its hyper-realism by building the ultimate modern house.
This house by Folli uses a boxy design with a gray and white theme. Some of the materials used include gray concrete, polished andesite, cyan terracotta, polished granite, and white stained glass pane. The house also sits on a massive 47×31 grid, leaving you plenty of room to put all the things you’ll need.
What’s great about this build is that it can blend in almost any biome thanks to its gray and white color scheme.
Stepping back from going a purely cottage-core route, let me introduce to you one of the first Minecraft Minecraft modern house ideas in the list – this Modern House by SheepGG.
It deceptively uses normal and dark Quartz blocks to cover up the easy-to-find wooden blocks that are used extensively in this Minecraft house build. That’s not to say those logs make the build look bad. It just goes to show that you can make anything look good with the right planning and placement. And the right blocks too, of course!
Cherry Blossom Tree House
If you love cherry blossom trees, why not live in them? This treehouse idea from SheepG offers a clever way to design your next home.
The base of the tree house looks like a regular tree, besides the staircase and main door at the bottom. When you shift your focus to the top portion, you’ll see the glass room that provides a 360 view of the surrounding area.
Don’t worry about finding the right cherry tree since the entire tree house is made from the ground up.
Now let’s kick it up a notch and look at something mega creative. This Aquarium House by SheepGG features an expansive two-floor aquarium – filled with fish, plants, and sea life as far as the eye can see!
The aquarium fits perfectly with the aesthetic of the house. The ascending front-door staircase, the lush and orderly garden plants, the remarkable contrast between black, white, and gray – all of it comes to life in this modern-looking aquarium home.
Speaking of aquariums, here are other furniture piece ideas you can add to liven up your home.
Glass House w/ Pool
Here’s a unique house design from ManDooMiN that can breathe fresh air into your gaming experience.
For its design, this pool house looks like two half moons stacked on each other or a circle split in half. This gives the house a unique design that will spark curiosity in anyone who sees it.
The upper portion of the house serves as the living quarters, while the lower half is a deep swimming pool.
The walls of the entire house are made from glass, giving you a clear view inside and out.
This floating house idea by Zaypixel is one of the best builds you can do in version 1.20. Being high from the ground simply gives you peace of mind in Minecraft.
With this floating house, you have some defensive advantage against hostile mobs during the night. You also have a better view of the surroundings, making it easier to spot threats or resources.
What’s unique about this house design is that each cube is completely separated from each other. The only way to get around the house is to get out of the cube and use the floating stairs that connect the rooms.
One suggestion, though. Try to put some rails to avoid accidentally falling off.
Instead of clearing out the trees in your jungle biome, why not build and expand your living space upwards instead?
This Modern Treehouse by 6tenstudio merges the natural beauty of the forest landscape and the posh beauty and luxury of modern living. From hanging lamps, natural roofing, and contemporary furniture, you get the whole package with this Minecraft house build.
What you may not immediately see in the picture above is the working elevator that brings you from floor to floor. Pretty neat, if you ask me!
Two-Floor Wooden House
To tell you the truth, I’m a real sucker for Skinned Log builds. It has a clean, furbished finish that scratches my minimalism itch. This Two-Floor Wooden House by JUNS MAB Architecture tutorial (yes that’s the creator’s name) marvelously makes use of the block in their attempt to create a humble two-floor home — and by all means, they did it right.
From the outdoor second floor, the criss-cross fence at the first-floor entryway, to the well-spaced lamps, the elements of this home just exude finesse. Suffice to say, I’m quite impressed by this one.
Surrounded by towering treetops and lush foliage is a grand apartment house design made by JUNS MAB Architecture tutorial. This four-story complex looks lovely and sleek, with its dark gray exterior walls, large L-shaped windows, and mossy adornments all fusing to make a wonderful facade.
The apartment house design can be placed anywhere you find convenient. If you want to build it as a secondary resthouse in the woods, you absolutely can. And if you want to turn it into your player’s main base of operations, there’s no stopping
Squid Game House
On the outside, this Minecraft creation serves as a decoration to remind you of the Netflix smash hit. On the inside, well… let’s just say that you can call it home.
This Squid Game House by HALNY features the iconic circle, triangle, and square symbols that many deem synonymous with the series’s design. While you won’t be running towards robotic little girls or hopping on deadly glass bridges inside these cubic structures, you can craft the inside of this space however you want!
Small Cherry Castle
Are you looking to build a castle in an area with limited space? Look no further! This small cherry castle house idea from SheraNom is one of the best we’ve seen so far.
Unlike towering castle builds, this cherry castle will still fit in a small area. Cherry blocks are cleverly used in this house design. Stripped cherry wood is used for the pillars, and the walls are mixed calcite and diorite blocks.
The pink and white color combination of this compact castle creates a charming aesthetic that blends the pureness of white with the softness of pink.
Wooden Modern House
This Wooden Modern House by SheepGG shows a boxy design that crosses modern and cabin vibes. Peer inside, and you see each room decorated with various wildflowers and plants – divided neatly per room.
You get a glimpse of the plant haven just from looking at the exterior too. With just wooden blocks and plant life, this is one of the more interesting Minecraft modern house ideas that make the most out of its small range of materials. And let me tell you: it looks fine.
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Greatness isn’t limited to soaring high castles or imposing towers that loom the skies. A flat, one-floor build can be just as spectacular too – as seen in the glorious Underground House by Spudetti.
Divided into four equal spaces, this circular fortress built entirely underground switches things up from the usual two-story home Minecraft builds. As seen from the sky, the symmetrical circular marvel is a sight to behold. And we can just imagine how good it looks to stare at the sky at night from down there.
Good vibes are eternally present in this neat Minecraft house design by ManDooMiN! This spherical marvel—made in the likeness of an Internet-famous smiley face—is crafted with black borders to exude a pixelated look and various opaque color-tinted glass blocks as walls.
The most interesting part of the facade’s architecture is how its appearance changes with the light of day. During the day, it looks rather imposing, but unassuming otherwise—just a large smiley face planted in the middle of nowhere.
At nighttime, however, its true colors finally come alive, as the opaque walls and the light sources shining from within the home illuminate the outside to create a stunning see-through house design.
Sniffer Egg House
This sniffer egg design from ManDooMiN offers a different approach to house design by encouraging players to live inside a massive sniffer egg. This extraordinary concept presents an unusual living experience that is undoubtedly unique among Minecraft’s famous medieval and modern houses.
From the outside, this house simply copies the appearance of a regular sniffer egg. However, the real attraction lies within the shell.
One of the best features of this house is the massive interior space. The amount of space you have allows for a range of possibilities in furnishing and customization.
The sniffer egg house also features a loft area that serves as a personal space to place your bed, armor, and valuable resources.
If there’s one thing I love more than owning cute Minecraft houses, it’s taking a good dip at the beach. With this Beach House by Zaypixel, my dream of recuperating on a beach is fulfilled…
…is what I would like to say if those wishes weren’t wasn’t locked behind a video game. But you know what, it’s a start.
In all seriousness, this is one of those house designs Minecraft that makes for a good tropical build, if you so happen to spawn by the open waters. Do some research, install some good mods, and it won’t be hard to feel in awe of the beauty of the wide-open Minecraft sea.
As for its build complexity, you can always refer to our Minecraft building guide to get the basics down.
3 Story Cliffside House
This cliffside house by ManDooMiN gives you some idea on how to make some architectural marvels in Minecraft.
The house has three layers, and each is surrounded by massive glass walls that allow sunlight to come in. This also provides a fantastic view of the terrain where you decide to put your home.
For activities, you can dip in your nice cliffside infinity pool or enjoy the relaxing sunset view from the roof deck.
Modern City House
Instead of minimalist cabins or fantasy-themed builds, there are more ways to get funky with your Minecraft home. This Modern City House by JINTUBE injects a modern flair into the world – complete with well-laid-out furniture, potted foliage, hedges, a pool, and two floors of contemporary goodness.
Its estate-like qualities can be attributed to the good use of spacing and white walls thanks to the Concrete blocks. If you’re planning to build a city, this is one of those Minecraft house ideas that are sure to give you some inspiration.
Gracium Modern House
Minecraft worlds are large and expansive. Once you’ve gathered all your resources and mustered up enough patience, you can build your home as big as you want.
This Gracium Modern House by JINTUBE is one particularly large mansion in Minecraft which you can draw inspiration from. Aside from the main home’s high verticality and building-like structure, it also features a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking a seaside cliff and a sun lounge area where you and your friends can unwind in.
Oh, and we can’t forget about the indoor pool as well. Cause there can never be too much water, right?
A clean, sleek look from this Modern House by Detsnow is a perfect example of how simple ideas executed well can still look great. This Minecraft house design gives a very clean, contemporary look to it — without a ton of extravagant embellishments or designs.
The home itself feels like a simple yet cozy abode one could come back to after a long day of exploring. Take a dip in the infinity pool or doze away in the outdoor lounge – either way, you’re sure to feel rested in one of the cleanest Minecraft house designs you’ll ever see.
Water Modern House
We all think of Log planks and cool plants when it comes to designing builds – but have you considered making water an integral part of your Minecraft home? This Water Modern House by Random Steve Guy has a design that hinges on water.
Upon entering the place, you must hop across elevated platforms to make it through the house. (Otherwise, you’d get wet!) The house design is simplistic and flat, but it does give off a handsome visage with its sleek black and white wall color combinations.
Imagine waking up to the sight of a horizon of canopies. Not above you, but spread on all four corners right by your feet!
This Treehouse House by Typface lets you relish that dream with a 360° vista of the surrounding woodland. The woodwork is wonderful, the roofing is thematic, and the high level gives you the perfect height to look down at all those pesky mobs who think they can get one over you!
This treehouse could be the perfect source material for a home in a makeshift village tribe. Simple and cozy.
Underground Survival House
This Survival House by SheepGG offers an interesting, cozy take on a flat survival home in Minecraft.
It takes a lot of creativity and minimalism to make good use of such little space and make it look good too. And lo and behold, this design manages to do just that!
It features Stone Slabs, Skinned Wood, Glass Panes, some Tree Leaves, and the first-day essentials to get you prepared for your next adventure. As for me, I’d stay in a place like this or at least convert it into a storage area.
Epic Modern House
You may be tired of all these modern houses – but they’re well-regarded for a reason! This Epic Modern House by LubovLC features a two-floor structure with a twist. Violet-styled walls and a wooden wall design with stripes at the corner offer a little more creativity compared to the other modern homes featured in the list.
A lawn complete with a garden and sun lounge makes the deal so much sweeter too if you have to ask me. The quintessential white wall provides a striking contrast against the dominant lush backdrop of the forest, which is quite nice to see.
Smallest Modern House
This Smallest Modern House by Random Steve Guy is so small it can practically match the size of a dirt hut!
The pride and joy of this house is the fact that it’s built with just Quartz blocks and a few decorative elements. Nothing but the essentials to keep those mobs out at night. Despite its miniature stature, it still doesn’t fail to look like a star.
If you want to test out the extremities of eye-catching design, owning the smallest house is an eyebrow-raiser for sure, especially in PVP mode.
Have you ever wanted to build a house on the mountain that still manages to look good as Minecraft house ideas? This Mountain House by JUNS MAB Architecture tutorial is arguably one of the coolest looking ones out there.
The circular windows offer natural sunlight and a full view of the great outdoors. The view looking at the interior looks stunning too, from well-lit ceilings and a couple of cabin furniture pieces to spruce up the place.
Whether you’re playing on Minecraft 1.18 or some other version, replicating this unique take on a variety of mountain Minecraft mansion ideas is sure to impress crowds.
Mountain Vine House
This Mountain Vine House by Zaypixel is another brilliant design that makes use of Minecraft’s procedurally generated mountains.
The use of vines and wooden planks around the place give it a hauntingly beautiful ambiance befitting of a home found deep in the face of a mountain range. The patch of wheat fields work beautifully with the decking and the overall build design as well, allowing players to enjoy a stylish and practical sight even when they’re inside their abode.
Truly one of the cooler Minecraft house ideas that make me want to take plenty of pictures!
Underwater Mountain House
We’ve featured mountain houses. We’ve featured underwater houses.
Here’s an idea that brings to you the best of both worlds: this Underwater Mountain House by Zaypixel.
Similar to a mountain house previously shown, this home is built by digging through layers of stone. Only this time, it’s situated underwater.
For extra protection, this build idea is a fun way to make a super-secret lair or a cozy viewing deck. You can watch fish swim or drive off Drowned from knocking over your windows. Your choice!
Waterfall Modern House
With the right Minecraft shaders, you can make almost all Minecraft house designs look totally different than it does in the base game. Maybe even a hundred times cooler than this Waterfall Modern House by Random Steve Guy.
This design is a cube-like structure with water falling on the exterior walls, leaving behind a dark blue stream in its path. It’s enclosed in a neat Quartz block outer wall as well.
While the build looks like it’s floating mid-air (or jutting out of the cliff), you can recreate this build on the ground or designated spaces as you see fit.
This Spruce House by Reimiho is a spacious compound with a healthy dose of old-fashioned vibes.
From its Spruce wooden slabs to its Cobblestone rooftop, this design is easily replicable as long as you have the right materials.
Of course, if you’re not a fan of Spruce, you can always go ahead and replace them with your personal preference like Acacia or Oak instead!
Leatherworker Desert House
Sometimes, we spawn in the dense brush with trees and streams nearby. Other times, the middle of a desert is our spawning point.
This Leatherworker Desert House by BlueBits considers the latter. It’s a simple design built with Wooden fences, Sandstone, and Acacia Planks, but these parts can be replaceable depending on what’s available.
In a desert, having the orange of the Acacia provide contrast against the pale yellow sand is an inviting and sophisticated touch. Sure beats staying under the heat of the sun all day.
Modern Pink House
If you’re tired of this shuffling between Quartz blocks and wooden planks, you’re in luck. This Modern Pink House by Kam The Builder is a modern home with a dash of the cutest and most rosy color anyone can go for.
This design can be created in 1.18 with Pink Concrete blocks. You can go ahead and replace them with your preferred Concrete color type (assuming you have the right materials), but we’re sure most of us would agree that this design is a gorgeous one.
Modern Blue House
Another colored home makes the list. This time, this Modern Blue House by LubovLC shows an impressive intersecting blue square design and a cozy pool for good old R&R.
The simple yet effective mix of blue and white definitely makes this design pop out. It also helps some various decorative elements like the chairs and poolside tables help bring out the best in this Minecraft design.
For those looking for more Minecraft house ideas to add to their list, this one’s definitely a hit.
Snowy Tundra Cabin House
Building in a snowy biome? This Snowy Tundra Cabin House by InfiniteDrift can help.
This build is one that has a Stone Brick pyramid-shaped exterior and looks snug and warm on the inside.
On the inside, some hay bales, sweet berry bush, and potted plants bring out the festive Christmas character for this Minecraft home idea.
Definitely makes me want to brew some hot cocoa and get cozy under the covers of my bed.
Fishing Dock House
Love the idea of whipping out your trusty fishing rod and attempting to catch fish whenever you please? If so, this fishing dock house design by JUNS MAB Architecture tutorial may be just what you need.
This picturesque house is located in a sandy biome that overlooks the wide open sea. There’s no more need to walk a long distance to fish, as this sand-colored home is no bed-less shanty. It’s a marvelous two-story structure that’s both practical for finding resources and a good place you can call home.
To the house’s left is a dock where you can cast your rod and store any catches. And if you’ve grown bored of fishing activities for the day, you can always rest up and explore the rest of your surroundings, whether by foot or by boat.
Lovely Pink House
The pink revolution isn’t over just yet. This Lovely Pink House by GAMES is another great piece of architecture that utilizes our favorite color with Pink Concrete blocks.
Aside from that, glass panes, white Concrete blocks, plants, and a few wooden rooftop elements complete the look of this build. You can substitute the pink blocks into any color you want.
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Large Modern House
Nothing is as lifelike as this Large Modern House build by IrieGenie. This stunning mansion has it all in its two floors – from a dedicated pool area, a living room, some indoor lounges, and a bedroom.
On top of that, the architecture inside is designed with such professionalism and forethought, it looks like the screenshot was taken from an entirely different game!
Finding this build would likely entail you to look for a bunch of mods and shaders as well. But even if you take hours of scouring, the masterpiece you’ll end up with will make it more than worth the effort.
Luxury Villa House
Another design that’s jaw-droppingly good is this Luxury Villa House by LubovLC.
This contemporary villa house looks good enough to be a vacation destination. With connected rooms, a swimming pool, and a perfectly-placed sun lounge, it’s no wonder why this design is regarded highly as one of the best Minecraft house ideas out there.
While the color scheme’s been tried and tested to oblivion countless times over, this one’s still very much worthy of being on the list.
Japanese Compound House
This Japanese Compound House by BlueBits is an impressive design that replicates the architecture of the East.
Before entering the establishment, you’ll have to pass through a structure with curvy, elongated roof eaves – already striking you with the iconic air of Japanese culture.
Then you enter a courtyard where you can explore the Japanese-themed compound as you please. If you want to take a break, you can step outside and enter a tranquil bamboo garden where you can meditate or take a stroll in.
Modern Building House
If you can’t live or visit a mansion in real life, learn how to build it with one of the most jawdropping Minecraft mansion ideas instead! This Modern Building House by IrieGenie looks like an absolute dream to visit. Aside from the well-kept and symmetrical garden and pool, the house doesn’t shy away from dazzling any guests that step foot in the place either.
One thing’s for certain: this ain’t no starter house.
Fairytale Cottage House
This Fairytale Cottage House by BigTonyMC is an excellent Minecraft house idea for players who want something simple yet captivating.
The cottage itself is decorated with themed pink palettes, some overgrown plants, and even a watchtower. The surrounding forest outside adds to the rustic feel of this cute little home.
If you like frolicking in the outdoors with some flowers or over a bridge, this is regarded as one of the best Minecraft house ideas to return to after a good day exploring.
Cherry Starter House
Here’s another biome-themed starter house by Dio Rods.
This build features Minecraft’s latest cherry biome and demonstrates how the new cherry blocks can be used for houses and other structures.
From the outside, this starter house uses a traditional design with a cross hipped roof. Cherry logs are used as pillars and foundation, while cherry planks make up the walls and roof.
The house sits on a 7×10 grid and features a functional kitchen, living quarters, storage room, and library with an enchanting table.
Large Spruce Mansion House
There’s something magical about creating a house with the simplest of materials and making it incredible.
This Large Spruce Mansion House by Folli manages to accomplish such a feat – using the game’s most common materials and creating a stunningly gorgeous two-story home. Aside from the Wooden materials and Cobblestone, lamps light up the area to make it all the more inviting.
HALNY’s modern Barbie-inspired residence features a vibrant exterior crafted from pink concrete and terracotta, complimented by sleek smooth quartz pillars and beams to break the monotony of the pink palette.
The expansive 21×8 grid accommodates a full-sized car park, where barbie’s iconic car rests comfortably.
Inside, the house features clear glass panes that envelop the space, offering occupants panoramic views of the surroundings and inviting ample natural light.
Starter Badland House
Did you spawn in the badlands or you have tons of terracotta eating up your inventory? Well, you can use them to build this starter badland house by ManDooMiN.
What gets me the most from this design is how it blends with the badland biome. With terracotta as the main material, it creates a camouflage effect that allows you to blend with the environment, making it harder for hostile enemies to see you.
Besides aesthetics, the house is also functional, featuring a roomy living quarters, a library with an enchanting table, and a nice storage room.
Bonus Minecraft House Ideas – Next Page
Our list is updated on a regular basis so we are constantly adding in new ideas and removing the older ones, this small list below is the ones that just made it through without being removed.