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A cozy cottage all to yourself probably sounds appealing to many Minecraft players. If you follow these blueprints, you can become one of the lucky players who own one.
It is time to start building the bones of your new house.
- Get your inventory ready — For this project, you will need Wooden Doors, Oak Planks, Oak Logs, Stone Bricks, Stone Stairs, Glass Panes, Cobblestone, and Spruce Planks.
- Place ten pillars of Oak Wood (3 blocks high) — Make a 13×9 rectangle with three spaces between each post. The sides should be almost two times longer than the building’s width. That ensures that the roof will not look too massive for the cottage.
- Cobblestone should be the bottom layer connecting all the beams — The vertical pillars and the cobblestone appear solid, so the filler layer comes next. It should stand at the window and eye-level. We recommend Oak Planks as the perfect material.
- Place Stone Bricks on top of the Planks — Although such a layer might seem too heavy, it is an excellent transition from the previous one to the roofing. However, if you decide that it does not work for your vision of a cottage, you may use another layer of Planks.
- Build your hardwood floors — Nothing is cozier than such flooring, so I would suggest one shade darker than your walls (such as spruce).
- It is time to add the windows and doors — First, delete the middle columns’ two bottom blocks in each section where you wish to place a window. The one that you have selected for the door should still have the flooring under it.
- Next, fill the holes you have just created — Adding a door should be simple enough, but the windows are a bit more challenging. First, place a Cobblestone Stair on the bottom block of where you want the window to be, and then add a Glass Pane on top. If you manage to do this correctly, your cottage will get depth, which is essential for any visually-pleasing house.
- The bones are there, but the cottage needs some meat — First, check your inventory for the following items: Cobblestone Stairs, Oak Logs, Glass Panes, Bricks, Brick Slabs, Brick Stairs, and Stone Bricks.
- Place a Cobblestone Stair and two Glass Panes on top of the middle beam from the ground floor on the shorter side of the building. Logs should frame these objects. Do this only the two short sides of the cottage and ignore the long ones for now.
- Now, cap the window and its frame with Stone Bricks, filling out the A-frame.
- It is time for the roof — Lay a row of Brick Slabs on the very top of the two windows (the row should connect the two short sides). Along the long sides of the cottage, lay another two rows of the same Brick Slabs.
- Place more slabs along the outside of the rows you have just laid.
- Create a few levels of Brick Stairs that should meet in the middle (at the top of the cottage), creating an A-line roof.
Now that the hard work is over, it is time for the exciting part. You are free to decorate your cottage the way you wish. We have a few suggestions.
- Create a door awning using Oak Fences and Brick Slabs — It gives more depth to the house and makes the door more prominent.
- You can apply a similar concept to the windows as well. Take the Brick Slabs and create a ledge above chosen window panes. Besides making your cottage appear more realistic, the overhang would realistically protect the windows from rain.
- Create a chimney by cutting a 2×2 hole in the roof. The outer two meters should be by the long side of the cottage.
- Now fill the hole by building a 2×2 Stone Brick column that should represent the chimney. The top of the structure is up to you and your preferences.
- Create a few roof windows — Follow the same steps you already learned in the first phase. Make sure that the windows are far enough from the chimney and try to make them shorter, so they do not cover the entire roof.
Add Scenic Details to Complete Your Cottage
The structure might be finished, but the exterior most likely does not look too inviting. That can be easily fixed with a few tasteful additions, such as a garden or a lake.
- Garden: Make an asymmetrical garden using any type of Flowers, Ferns, and Cobblestone Walls. The fence might be slightly uneven, while the plants’ placement may appear random.
- Approach: A path to the cottage may be asymmetrical as well. Simply place some gravel and break it up with a bit of grass.
- Lake: Creating a lake in your backyard might be the easiest part of the whole building process. You may also add an Oak Tree or more Ferns and Flowers as finishing touches.
And there you have it! If you followed these Minecraft cottage blueprints, you should now have a lovely little house. Do not hesitate to experiment and alter it whichever way you please. We have given you a solid base you may customize to fit your preferences. Have fun, and enjoy your new property!