This was built in my first Minecraft world that only has a tiny snow biome but I really wanted to make some sort of ‘cabin in the woods’ type of build so here it is. It’s built almost entirely from spruce log blocks with a cobblestone block roof. I didn’t use cobblestone steps as I wanted the snow to settle on the roof.
This is a quick video of a Hunting Lodge I’ve built near a river complete with a jetty that I can fish from. It’s designed similar to an Eco House so it’s made from sustainable wood from my wood farm and the roof is made from dirt complete with a layer of grass on top. It also makes use of the new item frames feature to display a fish I’ve caught. It is a hunting lodge after all! 🙂
The last big title update for the XBox version of minecraft finally rendered my trusty sand generator I made last year useless.
Enter the sand generator MkII! This is a bit more complicated than the MkI and is a little bit slower but by the end of the video it has made more than two stacks of sand which is a decent return. Besides it looks cool and because it’s now fully automated I can go and do something else while it whirrs away!
This is a very quick video of a “Hobbit Hole” type of house I’ve built in minecraft. It has a small garden in the front and a cozy fireplace with sleeping area inside. You could easily adapt it to be the entrance to a mine or cave system if wanted.
This is an inside & out tour of a “Swiss Chalet” style house I’ve just built on a new world in Minecraft. You can also see an arch bridge I’ve constructed over a river so I have easy access to my Nether portal. The house has a good sized kitchen area full of ovens for smelting various blocks and a cosy library in the attic complete with Enchantment Table.
This is a video tour of my “Epic” mineshaft that goes right down to bedrock. Why did I build it? Because I could! I was off work ill and didn’t feel like doing much so I just dug, and dug and dug! This was created in survival mode (not creative) and involved the excavation of around 18,000 blocks, the clearing of many monster infested caves, 2 dungeons, a massive lava pool and the wearing out of well over 100 stone pickaxes!
Before I started building it I made sure it was digging in a “slime chunk” by using this nifty slime finder site. As you can see I was rewarded with slimes spawning at the bottom and I can actually see them from the surface – no more spelunking for slimes when I need to make some sticky pistons!
The latest update to the XBox version of minecraft brought with it the ability to breed animals so of course I had to build myself a small farm and have a go! You can breed most of the animals by feeding them wheat but the chickens need grass seeds to get into “love mode”.
This is a new “modern” style house I’ve built in minecraft. I like to call it my holiday home as it’s got lovely views across a river and beach over to a desert biome. It’s actually constructed from snow blocks which helps give it the modern look. Of course I could have used white wool but that has a distinctive texture which I didn’t want. The glass blocks that form part of the roof and the expansive windows give it a light airy feel, especially when the sun pours through during the daytime.
I’ve personally not seen that many thunderstorms whilst playing Minecraft but did catch this one whilst I was recording something else. The surround sound works well during the storms so when you see me spinning the camera around it’s usually because I’ve heard a clap of thunder behind me and I’m trying to catch the lightning bolt!
The latest Minecraft XBox update adds pumpkin (and Melon) farming to the mix so I just had to go build one. I also do a quick tour of what is actually the first ever house I built in Minecraft.
The small hole with the ladder going down leads to an underground railway system while the staircase by the back fence leads under the mountain where I have access to both my slime caverns and up to my glass observatory area that’s still under construction. The tall tower you can see towards the end of the video is my spawn point on the map.