Almost always I seem to be getting underground. If I build a house in plains, I find myself building a basement underground. If I build in a mountain side I still start digging below. I don't know why.
Basements generally are underground so the plains part isn't too weird. But I always need an underground part of my house too
I always use the weakest pickaxe necessary for mining a block, i.e. wooden for stone and coal, stone for iron, etc.
When I build a house in a forest, I make sure that no leaves are above it or within two blocks of it. In addition, living near a cliff makes me nutty paranoid about falling mobs, even in broad daylight.
I always make my gathering structures pretty...I once built a 6x6 mineshaft with a full staircase down, stone brick walls, and a spruce log support thing in the middle, before even using it to start mining XD
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
1) Always have at least 2 free spaces in my hotbar
2) Organize my chests excessively, on my current long lasting survival world ( about 1 year old ) I have my chests perfectly organized, with items in alphabetical order.
This isnt really a habit, just a fun/nerdy thing I've been doing
About 7 months ago, I downloaded a map that resembles Earth in continents, etc, and have built villager cities, castles, etc, reenacting history, etc. It's fun
In one of my cities, it takes up 2 chunks and I downloaded a mod for more advanced villager AI, so the villagers occupy the whole city. I also have trains connecting the cities, and am atm working on a atlantic high speed rail to connect my London city with my New York ( just started ).
I also turned giant areas into farm land, included deforestation, factories, war, etc.
In survival/hardcore, I obsessively try to close doors and trapdoors behind me as tightly as possible, so that I'm literally inside the door, and can just walk on in or out of my house (although I get stuck half the time). No idea why...