For this tutorial I'm going to show you how to build a medieval/rustic style manor. Here's the finished product first so you know what you're going to build:
(This house is located right outside my Medieval city that's still in progress. along the edge of the plains biome there's a rough edit. I'm still tera-forming.)
First step to build the manor, or any house, is to lay out your plan of the house on the ground. Use logs spaced between each other. All ways use an odd number of spaces between the wood pillars. As you can see in this pic. I have made my first floor layout. I have the house merging with the hill in an appealing manner.
Another important thing to remember is to all ways make the building have a "random" feel. So for instance a square house looks a lot more dull than one with "random" rooms sticking out of an L shaped building.
Now we can put wood pillars sideways where the floor levels are (allways 3 high).
Where the sideways pillars meet the vertical ones make a wood block facing outwards where they intersect.
Also plan out where you'll put porches or outcrops.
Now I'll start on the second floor of the lower part of the house. This will be on the same level as the higher floor.
Next I added the rest of the tower frame and the second floor of the higher level.
Now we have to worry about the roof. This is a particularly difficult stage of building a house. But first a couple rules.
NEVER make a flat roof
Make sure the sides are an odd number so the top of the roof is half slabs
On the end of the half slabs have a backwards stair
First to building the roof is planning out where the MAIN roof parts are. Here in this picture I've made an example outlined in red. The rest will be sub-roofs that get added onto the main ones.
Next is to just put the roof where you planned and add the sub-roofs onto it. to make the roof look less plain I added different sized ones and some different sized windows sticking out of the side of the roofs:
Now is to fill in the walls with wool and stone. Here there's a big importance on the randomness factor. For the places where you place wool (which is basically all the main walls) use a combination of white and light grey wool, and where you put the stone (which is where theres no indoor part or at supports close to the dirt. see the pictures for more details) use the same random factor with cobblestone and stone bricks. When filling in the walls with the different types of material try not to make it symmetric.
Where the windows are make them "random" and different sizes.
But we're still not finished. Now we have to add the details and the porch. Here it's hard to explain so I'll just let you see the pictures. Use alot of stairs, hatches, fences, and stone walls.
Now the manor is finished! I hope this helped improve your building skills with Medieval/Rustic houses. Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions or suggestions please post them here.