45 best Minecraft house ideas and designs for 1.20

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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

A wooden starter house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber WiederDude.

Wooden Starter House by WiederDude Image credit: WiederDude Tutorials on YouTube

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

A Mangrove Swamp house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Folli.

Mangrove Starter House by Folli Image credit: Folli on YouTube

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

A red roof house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber "YalChu's Home".

Red Roof House by YalChu Image credit: YalChu’s Home on YouTube

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

A simple wooden survival house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber SheepGG.

Simple Wooden Survival House by SheepGG Image credit: SheepGG on YouTube

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

A starter house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Zaypixel.

Survival Starter House by Zaypixel Image credit: Zaypixel on YouTube

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

A large survival house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber

Multi-Story Survival House by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial Image credit: JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial on YouTube

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

A large wooden survival house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Folli.

Large Survival House by Folli Image credit: Folli on YouTube

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

A wooden farmhouse in Minecraft, built by YouTuber

Large Farmhouse by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial Image credit: JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial on YouTube

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

A farmhouse in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Zaypixel.

Large Farmhouse 2 by Zaypixel Image credit: Zaypixel on YouTube

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.

10. Windmill

A windmill built in Minecraft by Zaypixel.

Windmill by Zaypixel Image credit: Zaypixel on YouTube

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

A fantasy house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber

Fantasy House by Minecraft Fantasy Builds Image credit: Minecraft Fantasy Builds on YouTube

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

A fantasy mansion in Minecraft, built by YouTuber BigTonyMC.

Fantasy Mansion by BigTonyMC Image credit: BigTonyMC on YouTube

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

A fairytale cottage in Minecraft, built by YouTuber BigTonyMC.

Fairytale Cottage by BigTonyMC Image credit: BigTonyMC on YouTube

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

A house in Minecraft inspired by a hobbit hole from Lord Of The Rings, built by YouTuber Goldrobin.

Hobbit Hole by Goldrobin Image credit: Goldrobin on YouTube

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

A Wizard tower house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Zaypixel.

Wizard House by Zaypixel Image credit: Zaypixel on YouTube

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

A witch house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber PlatinumThief.

Witch House by PlatinumThief Image credit: PlatinumThief on YouTube

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

A pirate ship-inspired house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber DiddiHD.

Pirate House by DiddiHD Image credit: DiddiHD on YouTube

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

An Underwater House built in Minecraft by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial.

Underwater House by JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial Image credit: JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial on YouTube

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

An Underwater Circle House, built by ManDooMiN in Minecraft.

Ultimate Circle Underwater House by ManDooMiN Image credit: ManDooMiN on YouTube

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

A large modern house in Minecraft, complete with pool, built by YouTuber IrieGenie.

Modern House With Pool by IrieGenie Image credit: IrieGenie on YouTube

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

A luxury modern house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber OSHACRA.

Luxury Modern House by OSHACRA Image credit: OSHACRA on YouTube

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

A modern house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber JINTUBE.

Stylish Modern House by JINTUBE Image credit: JINTUBE on YouTube

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

A two-story wooden house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber SheepGG.

Wooden Modern House by SheepGG Image credit: SheepGG on YouTube

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

A large modern house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber IrieGenie.

Large Modern House by IrieGenie Image credit: IrieGenie on YouTube

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

A multistorey modern house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber

Tall Modern House by JUNS MAB Architecture Image credit: JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial on YouTube

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

A pink modern house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Kam The Builder.

Pink Modern House by Kam The Builder Image credit: Kam The Builder on YouTube

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

A pink modern house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber GAMES.

Pink Modern House 2 by GAMES Image credit: GAMES on YouTube.

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

A screenshot of a Barbie Dream House, made in Minecraft by YouTuber Brookella.

Barbie Dream House by Brookella Image credit: Brookella on YouTube

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

A suburban-style house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Rizzial.

Suburban House by Rizzial Image credit: Rizzial on YouTube

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

A 3-floor GLass House build by ManDooMiN in Minecraft.

3-floor Glass House by ManDooMiN Image credit: ManDooMiN on YouTube

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

A 3-floor white container house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber ManDooMiN.

3-Floor White Container House by ManDooMiN Image credit: ManDooMiN on YouTube

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

A Japanese house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber BlueBits.

Japanese House by BlueBits Image credit: BlueBits on YouTube

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

A simple Japanese village house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Cortezerino.

Japanese Village House by Cortezerino Image credit: Cortezerino on YouTube

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

A Japanese pagoda-style house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber SheepGG.

Japanese Pagoda-Style House by SheepGG Image credit: SheepGG on YouTube

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

A large Japanese house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Folli.

Large Japanese House by Folli Image credit: Folli on YouTube

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

A wooden cabin in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Greg Builds.

Wooden Cabin by Greg Builds Image credit: Greg Builds on YouTube

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

A wooden house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber

Wood and Stone Brick House by One Team Image credit: One Team on YouTube

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

A wooden survival house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Folli.

Stylish Wooden House by Folli Image credit: Folli on YouTube

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

A house in Minecraft built into the side of a mountain, built by YouTuber

Mountain-Side House by JUNS MAB Architecture Image credit: JUNS MAB Architecture Tutorial on YouTube

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

The top of an underground house in Minecraft arranged in the shape of a plus sign, built by YouTuber Folli.

Simple Underground House by Folli Image credit: Folli on YouTube

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

A clover-shaped underground base in Minecraft, built by YouTuber ItsMarloe.

Larger Underground House by ItsMarloe Image credit: ItsMarloe on YouTube

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

An easy underground house in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Spudetti.

Easy Underground House by Spudetti Image credit: Spudetti on YouTube

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

A large treehouse in Minecraft, built by YouTuber Shock Frost.

Oak Treehouse by Shock Frost Image credit: Shock Frost on YouTube

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

A large jungle treehouse in Minecraft, built by YouTuber DiddiHD.

Jungle Treehouse by DiddiHD Image credit: DiddiHD on YouTube

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

A modern-style treehouse in Minecraft, built by YouTuber

Modern Treehouse by 6tenstudio Image credit: 6tenstudio on YouTube

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.


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