Minecraft: Best Housing & Mansion Mods To Try

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If home is where the heart is, assuming you care about the organ responsible for pumping blood through your body, you probably want a nice home.

And okay, so you can make a nice home in vanilla Minecraft.

Let’s be honest though: “nice” is what you call people when you don’t know anything else about them.

With the amount of work your heart does, maybe it deserves a stellar home instead of just a “nice” one.

And these are the best custom housing mods made for Minecraft, all handpicked to give your heart what it deserves: a stellar home.


10. Town Builder

Town Builder mod for Minecraft

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Supported Versions: 1.11-1.12

This is a multiplayer mod, so if you don’t have any friends or aren’t a server owner, feel free to skip over this one!

But Town Builder allows players to buy houses or other structures using a plot system.

It’s pretty straightforward and also easy to pick up quickly.

After all, why create your own things when you can just buy pre-existing things?


9. Fairy Lights

Fairy Lights Minecraft mod

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Supported Versions: 1.8-1.12, 1.14-1.16

Fairy Lights is here to make your home a lot prettier.

This mod is pretty straightforward too: it adds a ton of different fairy lights to the game.

And the best part?

You can dye them!

Enjoy the pretty colors in your room and your house. Maybe show your friends! You can watch as they become a fairy light themselves, turning green with envy.

And if you’re into fairycore stuff, we’ve even got a list of skins to match.


8. Chisel & Bits

Chisel & Bits Minecraft mod screenshot

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Supported Versions: 1.11-1.12, 1.16

Chisel & Bits will allow you to add a level of detail to your house that’s sure to be admired by onlookers.

It allows you to cut up large blocks into smaller ones.

Then, you can place these smaller blocks down wherever you’d like.

I tried this mod out, and now creepers are too busy being awestruck by my house to blow it up.


7. MineColonies

MineColonies MC mod

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Supported Versions: 1.14-1.16

What’s better than one house in Minecraft?

A town of houses!

MineColonies lets you use your leadership skills to lead a town.

Anyone who’s owned a Minecraft server can attest to how hard it can be to keep players under control.

Luckily, the citizens of this town are NPCs. So they’re much easier to lead than actual players.


6. Millenaire

Millenaire mod for Minecraft

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Supported Versions: 1.7-1.8, 1.12

Millenaire is a village mod that adds a new type of village to the game.

These villages are based on 11th-century cultures and have NPCs living in them.

And these NPCs feel more real than vanilla Minecraft’s villagers, seriously. There are men, women, and children villagers all mixed together.

Plus these villagers will trade with you, build and upgrade buildings, create powerful weapons and amulets, and tell you about their lives.

They know how selfish we are, so they provide an incentive for helping their village grow.

Do you like Indian food? Help the village grow and they just might give you some!

I realize these might be 11th-century villagers we’re talking about, but they’re more evolved than most of the vanilla folks in the game.


5. Security Craft

Security Craft Minecraft mod

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Supported Versions: 1.15-1.17

The best houses deserve the best security.

And that’s what this mod is here to help with.

Security Craft allows you to protect your houses and mansions with some added safeguards. More specifically you’ll get high tech, spy-level cool security stuff!

I’m talking about lasers, unbreakable doors, retinal scanners, keypads, and lots more.

Okay, maybe that last one wasn’t super high-tech… But if it works, it works.


4. Mo’ Villages

Mo’ Villages MC mod

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Supported Versions: 1.15-1.17

In Minecraft, some houses spawn naturally in villages.

If you’re looking for a house to conquer and live in, unfortunately for you, villages only spawn in certain biomes.

And while they’re not rare, they can still be a bit annoying to find.

With Mo’ Villages installed, there will be, well, more villages around. Which means more houses for you to steal.

Even the rare mushroom fields get a village.

If you’re not in need of a place to stay, I heard some of the houses there are edible…


3. MrCrayfish’s Furniture Mod

MrCrayfish’s Furniture Mod screenshot

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Supported Versions: 1.15-1.17

Nothing is lonelier than an empty mansion.

Luckily, we’ve all got MrCrayfish to help us feel a bit less lonely.

While the enigmatic man won’t sit down and have a chat with you, he will allow you to sit down and have a chat with yourself.

Thanks to MrCrayfish and his massive collection, you have access to custom chairs, tables, couches, and a ton of other furniture items for every room in the house.

Forget about IKEA.

Because MrCrayfish’s custom furniture mod will have your butt feeling much comfier.


2. InstaHouses

InstaHouses mod for Minecraft

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Supported Versions: 1.12, 1.14-1.15

It takes about two years for a real-life house to be completed, vs. maybe taking an hour to build one in Minecraft – as long as it’s not too crazy.

But if that isn’t fast enough for you, InstaHouses gets the job done in a split second.

InstaHouses adds blocks into Minecraft that look like regular blocks… but looks can be deceiving. When placed, these blocks become entire houses of their own, and even mansions!

These are levels of sorcery only Dora The Explorer’s backpack can compete with.


1. Prefab

Prefab Minecraft mod

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Supported Versions: 1.15-1.17

Prefab essentially lets you be a great builder, but on easy mode, which is why it tops this list.

This is another mod that allows you to instantly build a house through the placement of just one block.

But what’s cool about Prefab is the customizability of the houses.

You can configure them to generate how you want them to, with a lot of room to arrange things to your liking.

Want to change the blocks the house is made of? Easy.

Or maybe you want to modify the dimensions of the house? Yep that’s easy to edit, along with plenty of other things that are totally customizable & configurable.

So if you’re super lazy, skip over all the configuration and watch this mod do its thing.

Or if you’re just kind of lazy, get this installed and start customizing your houses the easy way.

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