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How to build a small elven/medieval house

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Alice_ avatar Alice_
Level 44 : Master Princess
I made this house for a friend who wanted to learn how to build, and I thought I could put it on here too for the community to use. This house isn't too complex or large, so beginner builders or people who want to get better at building can follow this tutorial. It's not meant to be for those who are more proficient at building ;)

1) Make a simple outline out of dark oak logs. Use odd numbers when making your
outline, such as 1,3 or 5. This will mean there is a middle in your wall.
House Frame:

2)Add arches on the top level where the roof will go because flat rooves are BAD :)
Roof Arches:

3) Add a roof using dark green wool. Make it curved/dip in the middle so the wool isn't in a straight simple line as you see on a lot of houses. Curved rooves nearly always look nicer and make your house look more complex :D
Curved Rooves are OP:

4) Fill in the 1st floor of walls using randomised stone, stone brick and cobblestone. Make sure you build this 1 block in from the wood outline to give depth (see picture). If you have world edit, fill in the walls with just stone and then use //replace 1 1,4,98 to get it randomised for you.
1st Floor Walls:

5) Fill in the upper level of the house using oak and spruce wood planks, and then add glass panes for windows. Again, make sure the wall isn't flat by moving the wood in 1 block and if you have world edit, fill in the walls with oak wood planks and use the command: //replace 5 5,5:1 for randomised walls.
2nd Floor Walls:

6) Next, use stone brick slabs and stairs and cobblestone walls to detail the roof edges and the top of the roof. Also add hanging lights using fences, a block of glowstone, trap doors and a stone slab underneath.
Roof Detailing:

7) Finally, add details like: Chimney with smoke (use cobwebs), leaves on the roof, wheat patches on
the floor, flower pots and, bonemeal, fences and torches. You can also put trap doors on the sides of some of the windows as window shutters.
Final Details:

And that's it! :D  hope this wasn't too hard to follow x)

If you have any questions or a tutorial for another theme house, leave a comment :)

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02/14/2015 5:41 pm
Level 21 : Expert Crafter
ItzNickers avatar
Really nice house.
02/14/2015 6:39 pm
Level 44 : Master Princess
Alice_ avatar
thanks :D
10/23/2014 9:34 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Ninja
juliatiger19 avatar
Nice tutroial! This will really help me build medieval houses!!
10/24/2014 10:59 am
Level 44 : Master Princess
Alice_ avatar
Thanks! :D
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