But anyway I started by making a wall around the edge of the hill which ended up being pretty damn big as you can see, I was trying to make it basically the shape of the hill which is what I do a lot of the time. The way I build is quite odd, unless I have a particular shape or style for a house I usually end up using the lay of the land itself to style the house, I’ve done this since I first started making houses, I think it just makes for an interesting creation. I’ve always made most of my treehouses by building several large wooden platforms in trees then connecting them together and adding more if I need to, of course all this takes a lot of trial and error. I’ve destroyed and re-built a lot of things because I needed to re-design or the size was just slightly off by one block (which makes all of the difference of course) It does often make things hard though as I’ll describe later.
|The initial outer wall around the hill|
|Yes this whole thing is going to be one house, well mansion really, if it ever gets finished...|
|Higher walls and wooden rooves/floors|
|The lower atrium|
|Minecraft Furniture Server research|
|Iron-fenced Tennis Court|
|The current indoor soccer pitch with wooden posts and fences as goals|
|Alchemy room first build|
Should be something like this:
Lower Level (Basement)
Indoor Soccer Pitch
Middle Level (Entrance)
Entrance Hall with seating and tables
Club with Bar
I think that’s a good start, I can’t really think of any other rooms I have used, as I haven’t really made anything big enough to warrant filling more rooms, I think the biggest “house” style creation has been the tree mansion but that only had about 7 rooms while the Grey Tower wasn't really a house so much as a well, tower of awesomeness. It’s going to need a lot more work I’ll just have to see how it goes.
So after hearing the news about the 1.3 Patch with all the new features being added inc things like properly coloured wooden stairs, I decided I would quit the Minecraft to wait for the latest changes to make building choices easier, which sounded like a sage idea with major patches.
Time to lay down the (diamond) tools for now.
|What a lovely sunset, OptiFine does help|
Needs more house