In this tutorial we will be making some cool A-Frame houses that can be used as boat houses, stables, greenhouses and more.
Okay, let’s make an A-Frame on this stone island. You can adjust this build so it suits your style.
I flattened the island out, making it 5 blocks tall.
The house will be approximately 11×11, make sure you have enough room.
You will want to make the width of the house an odd number so that you will have a narrow peak at the top. I’m going with oak logs and birch planks for a nice contrasting look.
Build up two logs then stairs across the top of that, then in one block and repeat. Also, make sure the stairs overhang the end by one block.
For now finish up to the top like this.
Add planks to the ends of the logs as shown.
I like to make the roof point out like this, however this is totally optional.
On every window, add a row of planks on the bottom. Glass blocks would be interesting here.
I added a fireplace which displaced the center log on the back side of the house.
Now replace the stairs on top of the logs with more logs. This is necessary later as when we add the glass panes to the front and back of the house will be able to connect to the logs, as they previously wouldn’t connect to the stairs.
Here’s where you can get creative and add some sort of flooring.
I continued the roof line down one level.
Start the second floor with slabs under the overhang.
I like to make half floors, to make a loft. Obviously, if you make a larger or steeper house, you could have more floors.
Add some glass panes of your choice.
If your house is on water it can be made into a nice boat house too.
If you’ve gone for the boat house idea like I have here, it might be a nice idea to add some docks.
A ladder. You need a way to get to the second floor and stairs will look ugly, in my opinion.
The glass in the front and back of the house can be broken up with some log posts if desired, with this you still keep the cool large windows but also have a nice wood effect too.
I sunk them into the floor one block for style.
…After a little landscaping here’s what it looks like.
This is another A-frame building I built. After this I decided I wanted my roofs to have more pitch. This is the pitch you get if your roof goes up two blocks each level. A fatter, roomier look both inside and out.
Here’s another boat house we made with green glass.
You can also use the cave at the bottom as a stable.
The other side.
I even made my greenhouse an A-Frame. That took a lot of glass and dye.
Here’s the view from inside.