Build Guide: Cabin

Step-by-step instructions

Hey there, Minecrafters!

Admin Devin M here (yes, I'm new). I don’t know about you guys, but I spent last week snowed in. And the winter wonderland outside my window got me thinking about cabins. So, while I was cooped up inside, I decided to build one. I kept it small enough to be cozy (because all good cabins are cozy) but made it big enough to leave room for a fireplace inside (because all good cabins have sweet fireplaces).

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This is in a flat creative world, but I highly recommend plopping this puppy down in a Taiga biome!

What you need for this build:

37 cobblestone

70 spruce wood

155 dark oak wood stairs

2 acacia doors

3 spruce doors

8 dark oak fence

7 acacia fence

1 dark oak wood slab

12 dark oak wood planks

1 stone bricks slab

1 item frame

To get things started, throw down a 9x11 cobblestone base. Leave a 1-block gap in the front and a 2-block gap in the back for doorways (as shown below).

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Next up: Walls. For this build, you want to hide away the lighter sides of the spruce wood blocks, so some need to be placed vertically and some need to be placed horizontally (as shown below).

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(Front)

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(Back)

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(Do this on both sides)

Time to get that roof rockin'. You know what that means… stairs! Dark oak stairs. Loads of ‘em. Five rows on either side, to be exact. Extend the rows out 1 block further than your front and back walls to create a little overhang.

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Guess what - this thing needs even MORE stairs. Slap some upside-down stairs under the stairs that stick out from the wall. This will make the lines of the roof look a little bit straighter. It's kinda tricky, but if you stand right underneath your right-side-up stairs and click on the bottom of them, it should work.

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Fill in the space in the middle of the roof with dark oak planks, leaving a 1-block gap in the front and back.

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You thought you were done with stairs. You thought this roof couldn't POSSIBLY need any more stairs. Oh, but it does. Right at the peak of your roof where you left the gap, place another set of upside-down stairs facing forward. Do the same in the back of the house.

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Okay, just one more set of stairs. Place one on the peak of your roof pointing in toward the middle. Do the same in the back.

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Gotcha! Stairs again! Place a regular dark oak planks block above your doorway and one set of upside-down stairs on either side of it.

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​Finish off your fancy doorway with two dark oak fence posts on either side, a dark oak slab on top, and an item frame smack dab in the middle.

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For the doorway in the back, use four sets of stairs. The two in the middle should face forward and the two on the sides should be corner stairs.

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Almost there! Stick acacia doors in the two spaces on either side of your doorway and acacia fence in the space above your door (not all windows need glass, since you can’t catch a virtual chill and there are no bugs around to infest your house). Put acacia fence in the window space on the back of the house too.

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​On the RIGHT side of your house (when you’re facing the front door), knock out the horizontal spruce wood blocks four blocks in from the right and from the left. Re-place them vertically. Knock out the three blocks in between them and fill the new window space with acacia fence.

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On the LEFT side of your house, knock out the set of stairs that is three stairs up and seven stairs from the front side of the house. Place a cobblestone block there. Put three more cobblestone blocks on top of it, then a stone bricks slab on top of that. Boom! Chimney.

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At long last, it’s time for finishing touches. Inside the house, dig out the dirt floor and replace it with acacia wood planks. Pop one spruce wood door in the front of the house and two in the back.

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Voila! Your cabin is complete. …Or is it?

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Check back later for a guide to decking out the inside of your new place and putting a few finishing touches on the outside. (Spoiler alert: there's a super cool moose head involved).

In the meantime, go forth and build! (And let me know in the comments what build guides YOU'd like to see).

Check out the Construction Handbook for more tips and ideas!