By Adam Cordeiro, Emily Nelson

When it comes to Minecraft, using your creativity and imagination can allow you to build amazing things. The most common way to spruce up your existing house or base is by adding multiple levels to your construction. Creating additional levels in your house can be accomplished relatively easy, but it does require you to be able to properly access the top of your existing house. Learn how to make a 2-story house in Minecraft by following these easy steps:

  1. Go outside to the side of your house, place 1 block in front of you, and jump on it.

  2. Jump again and quickly place another block under yourself as you’re in the air.

  3. Do this until you reach the top of your house.

  4. Build walls around you.

  5. Build a new ceiling above you, as you also did earlier.

how to build a 2 story house in Minecraft

How to Make a Ladder in Minecraft

Now that you have a multi-level house, you have to be able to navigate between the different floors. There are various methods and techniques to accomplish this but the simplest is to make and use a ladder. Ladders are easy to craft and multiple ladders can be used to quickly scale up your building, no matter how many levels! Other options include scaffolding or creating stairs inside your building.

Two-Story Minecraft House Design Tips

Now that you have a two-story house, add some of the decorative elements we’ve described, such as putting in windows and doors. You also need a way to move from one floor to the other. You don’t have to make anything fancy — you can just make a hole in the floor of the top floor and leap down to the first level. Or you can build a stairway with blocks.

stairs for 2 story house minecraft

If you think your building is somewhat dull, don’t be afraid to add some color to it. Play with different colors and types of blocks. For example, if you made a library, add bookshelves to the outside walls as decoration. Check out these 10 tips for designing your Minecraft house.