32 Things to Build in Minecraft When You’re Bored in 2022

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If you’re looking for things to build in Minecraft when you’re bored, I’ve put together a roundup of 32 cool build ideas. I’m sharing survival houses, mansions, castles, and more.

I’ve even included some pretty awesome builds you hadn’t considered like a harvest guardian, sword portal, and even a hot air balloon house.

So if you’ve found yourself being bored with Minecraft and not knowing what to build next, I hope you’re able to find inspiration below.

1. Build an Underground House

If you want to build an underground house, watch this helpful video tutorial by LUKI7x on YouTube.

Build an Underground House

2. Build a Wedding Arch

If you’re in need of wedding decor, I love this wedding arch by Queen Cynthia. Shaders: BSL Texture pack: Mizuno’s 16 craft.

Build a Wedding Arch

3. Build Two Doorway Designs

Add these two doorway designs by Spudetti to your Minecraft world. Both of these designs look great. Texture pack: x32 Faithful v1.16.4 Shaders: BSL.

Build Two Doorway Designs

4. Build a Japanese Style House

This Japanese-style house by Blockdown Builds is so nice. See the house from different angles and see the build information.

Build a Japanese Style House

5. Build a Fox Pen

This fox pen from VoxPixel is so cute and creative. If you’re looking to add a fun piece to your world, give this a try.

Build a Fox Pen

6. Build a Mine Entrance

This mine entrance by VoxPixel is perfect for your survival world. You could even make this in a nether style if you want.

Build a Mine Entrance

7. Build a Hot Air Balloon House

Blockdown Builds creates some of the most unique Minecraft builds. This hot air balloon house is no exception.

Hot Air Balloon House

8. Build a Light Tower

I’m loving this light tower that’s perfect for survival mode. You can find out the details by checking out gameeobuilds.

Light Tower

9. Build an Ocean Castle

This ocean castle by blockdown_builds is so unique and creative. I love the colors used for this build.


10. Build an Archery Range

If you’ve been considering an archery range, use this amazing build by boythesurvivalbuilder for reference.

Archery Range

11. Build a Classic Tree House

This build has more of a classic tree house look. You can see the interior and tutorial by checking out Crema_ on YouTube.


12. Build a Modern Mansion

I really like this super modern Minecraft mansion. Watch the tutorial on YouTube to build your own modern mansion.

large and modern minecraft mansion

13. Build a Small Garden

This small but functional garden was created by hawk.craft. This garden would make a great addition to any home.


14. Build a Castle Wall

Here’s a great tutorial for upgrading a castle wall. View the photo tutorial from Craft Aces.


15. Build an Acacia Mountain House

Have you considered building a house on the side of a mountain? If so, you’ll probably love this Acacia Mountain House. I love the use of acacia wood with this mountain house. Image from Reddit.

Acacia Mountain House

16. Build a Wooden Crane

This wooden crane is so creative and unique. Visit craftaces to learn more about this build.


17. Build a Firewatch Tower

No medieval village is complete without a firewatch tower. Blockdown Builds did an amazing job with this build. Watch the tutorial on YouTube.

18. Build a Mansion Garden

Build your own Minecraft mansion, then use this reference for creating a garden to go with your house. This garden was made by disruptive_builds.


19. Build a Medieval Castle

This medieval castle looks so awesome. Granted, this will definitely take some patience to build, but the time will be worth it. Check out the YouTube tutorial to make this epic castle.

Medieval Castle

20. Build a Hobbit House

If you enjoy Lord of the Rings, I think you’ll love this hobbit house by minecraft.perspective.yt. I recommend checking them out for more creative builds.


21. Build a Survival Mansion

I’m loving this survival mansion. This definitely isn’t an overnight project, but the finished results will be so worth the time spent. Image from blockdown_builds.

survival mansion

22. Build a Windmill

Here’s a simple windmill created by Minecraft Survival Builds. See the windmill from different angles.


23. Build a Luxury House

This is the ultimate modern luxury house. Check out the tutorial on YouTube to learn how to build this cool mansion.

modern luxury house

24. Build a Harvest Guardian

If you want to protect your crops, build a harvest guardian for your village. Make sure you check out BitGardener on YouTube.

harvest guardian build

25. Build a Simple Barn

If you want to make a simple barn, this picture makes a great reference. You can view the full tour of Farmland on teamworkbench.

barn building

26. Build a House on a Cliff

Some people say cliff-style houses aren’t functional, but I absolutely love them. You can watch the tutorial for this house on YouTube.

house on a cliff minecraft

27. Build a Castle Tower

Crema produces some of my favorite Minecraft builds. That’s why I love sharing their work. This castle tower will make the perfect addition to your village.


28. Build a Fountain

Here are three different fountain builds for you to try. You can watch the fountain tutorials on YouTube.

fountain designs

29. Build a Roofed Bridge

This roofed bridge would make a great addition to any village. Watch the tutorial on YouTube if you want to build this bridge yourself.

roofed bridge minecraft

30. Build a Simple Survival House

Not only does this survival house by SheepGG look awesome, but it’s actually pretty simple to build. The creator of this house has provided a great tutorial showing you how to build this simple survival house.

Simple Survival House

31. Build an Ultimate Japanese Pagoda

This is the ultimate Japanese pagoda. A pagoda is a sacred building with multiple tiers. Watch the YouTube tutorial for this Japanese Pagoda.

Ultimate Japanese Pagoda Minecraft Build

32. Build a Nether Sword Portal

If you want to create something unique, try making this nether sword portal. Thankfully, a video tutorial is also provided. Check out the tutorial for this sword on Youtube.

Nether Sword Portal

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