I just want to care for my blocky pumpkins in peace.
Tʜᴇre ᴀʀᴇ plenty ᴏꜰ Mɪɴecraft ʙᴜɪʟᴅs thᴀᴛ ʟᴇᴛ ʏᴏᴜ pʟᴀʏ ɪɴ ʜᴜɢᴇ fᴀɴtᴀsy wᴏʀlds wɪᴛh ɪɴtricᴀᴛely detaiʟᴇᴅ cɪᴛies ᴀɴd terraɪɴ thᴀᴛ ʟᴏᴏᴋs sᴏ ʀᴇᴀʟ thᴀᴛ screensʜᴏᴛs ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ pʜᴏᴛographs. Tʜᴇse Mɪɴecraft ʙᴜɪʟᴅs ᴀʀᴇ imᴘʀᴇssive, sᴜʀᴇ, ʙᴜᴛ sᴏᴍᴇtiᴍᴇs I ᴊᴜsᴛ wᴀɴt ᴛᴏ explᴏʀe sᴏᴍᴇthɪɴg smᴀʟʟer ᴀɴd cosier. I wᴀɴt ᴛᴏ spᴇɴᴅ ᴍʏ tiᴍᴇ ɪɴ Mɪɴecraft decᴏʀᴀᴛɪɴg tʜᴇ ɪɴsɪᴅᴇ ᴏꜰ a ʜᴏᴜsᴇ ᴏʀ ǫᴜɪᴇᴛly arrᴀɴgɪɴg ᴍʏ veɢᴇᴛᴀʙʟᴇ pᴀᴛch—ᴀɴd ɪᴛ sᴇᴇms ʟɪᴋᴇ a ʟᴏᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ꜰᴇᴇʟ tʜᴇ saᴍᴇ ᴡᴀʏ.
Looking at the list of the most downloaded builds each month over on Planet Minecraft, nestled in amongst the top impossible blocky worlds are always least two or three Minecraft cottages. These aesthetically pleasing builds are always accompanied by gardens full of flowers, cosy interior decor, and surrounded inviting woods. These wholesome worlds are all quintessential cottagecore.
If you've not heard of cottagecare, it's a visual aesthetic born from the internet that focuses on cottages, flowers, home gardening, sewing, baking—anything to do with living a humble life in harmony while being cute.
Media associated with cottagecore includes The Moomins, Beatrix Potter, Hobbiton from Lord of the Rings, the whimsical worlds of Studio Ghibli's films, and Anne of Green Gables. In the land of videogames, Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing are the perfect examples of the cottagecore aesthetic. It's a breezy, highly romanticised view of 'simple living' in the countryside.
Minecraft cottage builds encapsulate that. Not only do they have ethereal exteriors, many of the builds offer completely decorated interiors too, covered in potted plants and pastel colour palettes galore.
I've listed a couple of my favourites below which include a fae bakery and a house inspired by the one in Kiki's Delivery Service. You can check out more Minecraft cottage builds over on Minecraft Planet.
Link: Ghibli inspired cottage (Kiki's Delivery Service)(Image credit: blisschen / Mojang)
Link: Fantasy Fae Bakery(Image credit: Viggy / Mojang)
Link: ✤ Cozy Cottage ✤ | The Loft MC(Image credit: ngc922 / Mojang)
Link: Three Cottage World(Image credit: Violetxbby / Mojang)
Link: Cute cottage(Image credit: Rocket_stripes / Mojang)
Link: Aesthetic Minecraft Vanilla Cottage(Image credit: blisschen / Mojang)
Link: Candy Corn Halloween A-Frame(Image credit: kimandjax / Mojang)
Link: Flower Cottage(Image credit: Jupitess / Mojang)
Link: Birchwood - Cottage Core
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