Step-by-Step: Adobe House
Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:17 PM
I've been struggling with building in sand and sandstone. Wood and stone seems to me easier to design. This is an early attempt of mine to design for a desert climate.
This building includes an underground well for water.
Mossy cobble used for the base of the well.
Edged with mossy cobble, water is added.
Half-height cobble rings the well. A chest and fence (which will act as lamp) are added.
A layer of sandstone wall added. The glowstone lamp was added to the fence post. A ladder is added which will span the three levels.
Perspective changed to account for the height of the building. The footprint seen here will be the maximum size of the structure above ground
Sandstone and a colored wool patterned floor added to fill the footprint from the previous step.
The first level of walls (sandstone) are laid, with interior accouterments added. The ladder is continued from the underground well.
Fence-stand lamps and door added. The door sits inside the wall threshold.
Another layer of sand and sandstone. Gaps are made for the windows, though this build does not use glass.
Another layer of sandstone with notches for the wood rafters. The ladder continues.
Wood plank rafters added.
Half-height sandstone is laid. (Apologies for the darkness of the image.) The gaps in the roof are intentional.
Full sandstone blocks added around the half-height sandstone.
Additional sandstone added. Ladder continued.
Another layer of sandstone.
Wood plank rafters and half-height wood plank over the door and back window to shade the sun.
Half-height sandstone covers the roof of the upper level.
The following post will include interior images and some exterior profile shots.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:41 AM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:45 AM
Keep up the good work!
Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:37 AM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:24 AM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:30 AM
I find wooden planks and stone make for the best snow houses
Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:27 PM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:18 PM
-Grammar Nazis ROLL OUT!
Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:32 PM
Put glass above it i.e
then try to place the pressure plate on the bottom of the glass and it will "bounce" off and go on top of the chest.
Posted 20 May 2011 - 06:01 PM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:29 PM
Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:01 AM
I'll see what I can do...
That could be fun. I'll look into it...
If you stand next to the chest, and target the wall block above the chest (e.g. if the chest is on the floor, target the 2nd row of the wall) and place the pressure plate.
I had two thoughts about your Adobe house. The first was about space. With Minecraft not furniture ready, a builder has to build large to fit a lot of interior furniture. I think you may be able to realize some less compact internal spaces with a larger building footprint. This can be justified by appealing to the natural nature of sand, that desert buildings are not often very tall and narrow because of the load bearing capacities of the available materials.
Second, I noticed that your bedroof had the bed flanked by bookcases. Are you able to actually sleep in the bed (since usually you have to be standing on the same block as the bed to activate sleep)?
I liked the idea of building your home near a desert oasis. That's something I hadn't thought of.
Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:33 AM
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:37 AM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:38 PM
A good suggestion. I have used a vertical ruler in other builds...not sure why I omitted it here. I think you're right to say that simply stating the dimensions of the foundation in addition to showing them in the image would be helpful reference. I shall adopt that for future step-by-steps. thanks!