How to build a house in Enshrouded

We'll show you how to build a quaint little home
Player Character In Cool Armor With Weapon Next To A Really Good House But Unrealistic For First Timers
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Building a house is pretty much the best part of any survival game and Enshrouded is no different. The game gives you a lot of freedom when it comes to building your own home, giving you the blocks and letting you put it together. We will detail everything below if you need assistance or perhaps want to start with a simpler home.

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How to get building materials in Enshrouded

It’s important to have all of the building materials you need to build a home in Enshrouded. The first thing you’ll want to do is make a workbench and construction hammer in your claimed spot. When that’s done, go up to it and open its crafting menu using the button. Here you’ll find all of the available crafting materials you can use to make a house.

Under the Blocks section, you’ll see Rough Stone Block and Rough Wood Block which are the most important materials for building your first home. They cost five resources, either stone or wood depending on the one you chose, and will give you 100 blocks. This only seems like a lot, but when you get into the different

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Under the Roofs section you’ll see Rough Fiber Roof Blocks and Stone Shingle Roof Blocks. We recommend sticking to Rough Fiber Roof Blocks for a starter home because you’ll be using a lot of stone blocks for the walls, floor, and cosmetic things you’ll put in.

To build a basic house, just surround your Flame Altar with stone floor and stone walls (one with a doorway), and put a fiber roof over your head. This is more than enough just to get by. We recommend starting with this nice one room hut where you’ll put your bed and then expanding from there. That way, you’ll always have a place to sleep while you gather resources for your home.

How to enter the build menu in Enshrouded

To enter the build menu, you need to have your construction hammer in your quick menu. Go to that hammer and press Tab to enter building mode. Here are the keys you use for building in Enshrouded:

  • Left-mouse button: Build
  • Right-mouse button: Remove
  • Ctrl + Middle scroll (up or down): Cycle through styles for your material
  • Q + Middle scroll (up or down): Shift forward or backward
  • X: Use Snapping
  • Y: Undo build action
  • ` or ~: Go into the different categories of materials

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Each material has multiple styles, which just means they change the look of what you’re placing down. So you can make poles, thing walls, walls with holes for a window, doorways, and other things from the same crafting material. Using the material in different ways allows you more freedom to build what you’d like and personalize your rooms the way you’d like.

For more guides on Enshrouded, stick to PC Invasion.

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