Tutorials/Building micro shelters

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A micro shelter is a compact shelter that fits a large amount of utilities in a minimal amount of space. It can be built very quickly, and requires very few supplies to build.

Micro Shelter v2[edit]

It is similar to Micro Shelter, but is updated and have space for an anvil.

Materials[edit]

  • 14 (if you have a glass pane or have no glass at all) or 13 (if you have a glass block) solid blocks of your choice
  • 4 slabs of your choice
  • 1-2 chest(s)
  • 1 furnace
  • 1 crafting table
  • 1 anvil
  • 1 door
  • shovel (optional)
  • glass block or glass pane (optional)

Construction[edit]

1 by 2 hole
A 1 by 2 hole.
  1. Dig a 1 by 2 hole.
    A bed
    A bed.

2. Place a bed beside the hole.

Chest below bed
A chest below the bed.

3. Place the chests below the bed.

Slab in front of chest
A slab in front of the chest.

4. Place a slab in front of the chest.

Crafting table and anvil
A crafting table and an anvil.

5. Place a crafting table and an anvil beside the slab.

Wall around house
The wall around the house.

6. Place the solid blocks as the walls. Also place the doors.

Torch
The wall-mounted torch.

7. Place the torch on the wall.

Furnace on the roof
The furnace on the roof.

8. Place the furnace on the roof in the way that it can be accessed outside, see picture. Or you can place the furnace above your head when you're standing on the slab inside.

Slabs as roof
The slabs acting as roof.

9. Place the slabs as roof.

Window
The window.

10. (Optional) Place the glass as the window. If you use a pane, you must place a block beside it to close the gap.

Result[edit]

Outside
The result from outside.
Result inside
The result inside.
Furnace on roof
The furnace on the roof.

Staircase-style v2[edit]

This is an updated version of the "staircase-style" that is resistant to being set on fire by lightning strikes.

Materials[edit]

  • 14 solid blocks, 13 if you have glass (wood recommended)
  • 2 temporary blocks (optional, dirt recommended)
  • 2 chests
  • 1 slab of any kind (wood recommended) and 12 (cobble)stone slabs.
  • 1 bed
  • 1 crafting table
  • 1 or more torches (a dozen recommended)
  • glass (optional)
  • shovel (optional)
  • pickaxe (optional)


Construction[edit]

1. Dig a 2x2x2 hole with an extra 1x1 hole for easy access.

Hole for shelter dug.
Hole for shelter dug.

2. Place 2 temporary blocks on the bottom of the hole.
3. Place the bed on top of the temporary blocks.

Bed placed.
Bed placed on temp blocks.

4. Mine the temporary blocks and replace them with chests.
5. Place one bottom slab on the floor beside the chests.

Bed, chest, and slab placed.
Bed, chest, and slab in place.

6. While sneaking on the slab place the crafting table, furnace, and a torch on top of the furnace.
7. Fill in the 1x1 access hole.

Inside done.
Inside of shelter done.

8. While standing on the bed place the door on the same side of the bed that the crafting table and furnace is on.
9. Build a 2x2 wall around the structure with the solid blocks, do not place any blocks at the corners to conserve resources.
10. Make a roof using all 12 of the (cobble)stone slabs, be sure to cover both the door and all the walls.

Staircase shelter v2 inside
Staircase shelter v2 inside.

11. Optional - place glass to make a window.
12. Optional - place torches on the outside walls of the shelter to discourage hostile mob spawning at night.

Result[edit]

Staircase shelter v2 outside.
Staircase shelter v2 outside.
Staircase shelter v2 inside lower
Staircase shelter v2 inside lower area.


Staircase-style[edit]

This is called "Staircase-style" as navigating around the house feels like going up and down like stairs.

Materials[edit]

  • 14 (13 if you have glass) solid blocks (wood is recommended)
  • 7 slabs (any kind)
  • 1 door
  • 1 bed
  • 1 furnace
  • 1-2 chest(s)
  • 1 crafting table
  • 1 torch
  • shovel (optional)
  • glass or glass pane (optional)

Construction[edit]

  1. Dig a 2×2×2 hole in the ground.
  2. Place 2 blocks across the hole at the lower layer (the lowest layer possible without breaking any other blocks, NOT the floor of the hole)
  3. Place a bed above those blocks.
  4. Place a crafting table and a furnace towards where you want to place the door. Make sure that the furnace is above the crafting table, for lighting in case bad things happen to the torch.
  5. Add a torch above the furnace. You must sneak to do so.
  6. Mine the block at the lower layer of the hole, then place a chest. Also place another chest beside it if you have two.
  7. Place a top slab above the chest(s).
  8. Place a bottom slab in front of the chest.
  9. Place the door in front of the torch (away from the bed of course). Make sure to place from the inside.
  10. Place 2 high blocks (as walls) around the house. Don't place at the corners, to conserve resouces.
  11. Add slabs as roof. Remember to place above the door. Don't place above walls, to conserve resources.

Micro shelter[edit]

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This page describes content that exists only in outdated versions of Minecraft.
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As of Bedrock Edition 1.16, attempting to sleep will fail and tell, "Bed is obstructed".

Materials[edit]

Name Amount
Chest 2
Bed 1
Crafting Table 1
Furnace 1
Planks 14
Slab 12
Dirt 2
Door 1
Torch 1
Hoe 1
Seeds 2
Water Bucket 2

At the bare minimum—using a wooden hoe, dirt walls, and wooden slabs - this will take the following raw materials:

Name Amount
Log 10
Wool 3
Cobblestone 8
Coal 1
Seeds 2
Dirt 16
Iron Ore 6
Water Bucket 2

You will have 1 stick, 1 wood planks, and 3 torches left over.

Building[edit]

Step Image Description
1 MS1.png Place 2 blocks, and put a bed on top. Break the blocks, but leave the bed floating.
2 MS2.png Dig a hole one block deep along one side of the bed. Fill the hole with water. Use the hoe on the dirt under the bed. (If the squares aren't dirt or grass, dig them out and replace them with dirt.)
3 MS3.png Build walls, two-high around the bed, with gaps as follows: Don't block over the water yet, and also leave one space for a doorway at the head of the bed (opposite the water).
4 MS4.png Place blocks over, but not inside of the water. Place only the one layer, not a full wall.
5 MS5.png Place the chests on top of the new blocks.
6 MS6.png Break the two blocks above the head of the bed, and fill the space with the crafting table and furnace.
7 MS7.png Place a door where the yellow block is. Make sure to place from the inside.
8 MS8.png Place the torch on the last free block inside.
9 MS9.png Put slabs across the top as the roof. Plant your seeds on the farmland inside.

Mini shelter[edit]

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This page describes content that exists only in outdated versions of Minecraft.
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As of Bedrock Edition 1.16, attempting to sleep will fail and tell "Bed is obstructed".

Mini shelters are slightly larger shelters that provides an extra anvil and some space, finally! You do spawn on the roof, but it is safe to jump off.

Materials[edit]

Name Amount
Planks 35
Bed 1
Hoe 1
Water Bucket 2
Dirt 2
Crafting Table 1
Furnace 1
Chest 2
Door 1

Building[edit]

Step Image Description
1 MiniShelter1.png Create a two block high enclosure like so.
2 MiniShelter2.png Put a floating bed like so, by putting two blocks on top of floor, then putting a bed on, finally breaking the two blocks up.
3 MiniShelter3.png Don't remove the bed; I've removed it for clarity. Dig under the bed and the two blocks in the wall by the under-bed blocks.
4 MiniShelter4.png Just add water! Add water to the digout under the wall.

Video[edit]