Survive In A Desert In Minecraft Beta

Survive In A Desert In Minecraft Beta

You can survive in a desert in Minecraft beta, follow the simple steps below

Collect supplies. You will need at least 15 full stacks of sand. This will be used for the stone construction of your house. You will also need coal, but we will need a mine if there isn't any on the surface, so we will come back to that.

Turn the sand into sand stone. This is a simple but boring task. Place 4 piles of sand in your crafting square. Keep on clicking on the Yellow Stone (Sandstone) on the right of your square. When youre done, repeat the task until you have ran out of sand.

Dig a 8x8 square from sand on the floor. Once you have done the following, start placing your Sandstone in the gap. Once your done you should have a almost 100% smooth Sandstone floor for your house.

Start making a wall. You will need a wall for your house. So build a wall high enough for you to jump, then that's about right. It may be about 4 blocks high from the Sandstone floor. This is so if you do find wood and you make a bed, you wont suffocate when you wake up.

Make a roof. This is a bit easy, at the highest block on your wall, place a Sandstone block. Fill in the giant gap in the Sky until it goes dark. Once youre done, Break a 1x2 gap to place a door so you can get in and out without anything going in your house.

Start digging a stairway down a little bit away from your house. This will be your coal/iron mine. Sadly, you will need wood for this part so you can make a pickaxe, or you can get TNT and blow up some stone for cobble, but that will take a lot longer. So, dig down until you have about 3+ coal.

Make a workbench. Yes, you do need wood, but you cant survive without it. Travel away far to get some wood, but dont get lost. Return and make some sticks. Get those sticks, and make a few torches. Place them around your house.

Construct a door. You will need wood again, once you have made a door, go outside your house and place it on the block you made the gap/doorway.

Congratulations! You have made your first desert house! (Well, most likely) you can celebrate if you want. Don't forget to add beds and decorate your pad. And daytime you could add windows as well. Don't forget to go to your mine and see if you can find caves, dungeons, diamonds, iron, redstone and maybe even Lapis Lazuli! Enjoy your new house.


  • If you run out of Sandstone, dont be afraid to collect a few more piles of sand to make it. Don't forget, 1 sandstone block is 4 sand blocks, so dont strip the area for a giant mansion.
  • Try to make it small and basic. This is something you need to do with any house on Minecraft for your first day, because if you spend too long building it, you could end up living in a hole your first night.
  • Add torches outside too. Torches stop monsters from spawning in there light range, so only wildlife like Pigs, sheep, cows etc., can spawn there.

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