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TomatoThief

Open Air Latrine Design

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Somebody referred to their stone age hut as a "latrine", which I found poetic, so that's what I call my early huts now.

 

This is how I've settled on building my latrines in every game: (apologies for no pictures)

  • Flatten the top of a small hill, getting a stack of dirt
  • Layer 1: Make a 9x9 dirt wall (32 blocks) which encompasses 7x7 interior living space.
  • Layer 2: On top of the dirt wall, place the same amount of "stacked" logs (32)
  • Layer 3: Make an 11x11 "brim" of thatch above and around the logs. This prevents spiders from crawling over.
  • Forget the roof!

Now you have a latrine that is essentially an open-air courtyard which is fully protected from mobs, provided there are no higher elevations where you can be shot. The 7x7 interior is very spacious, with plenty of room for fires, pit kilns, tool racks, and chests. If it rains, you can extend some thatch out over the fire. I put a piece of dirt on the interior corners to easily climb up and survey the area. Before (and after) you get a door, you can have some dirt on the outside close enough for you to sprint straight into the house where mobs can't follow.

 

I'm so enamored with this simple design that I use it to start with in every world I play (I only do Hardcore, so I play a LOT of worlds). There are easier and more efficient latrines, but I find this an excellent compromise of resources and aesthetics. I used to use solid thatch, but cutting all that grass became mind-numbing. I enjoy making this one, and can get it done well before first nightfall.

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This is pretty much how I start every game too (I also only do hardcore for single player worlds). I use thatch for an entry door since it's easily broken by hand to get back in. Also, a torch in the center keeps the 7x7 area lit where mobs won't spawn.

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Is this supposed to be in the "Suggestions" portion of the forums?

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I think the guides section... nice guide though

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Yeah this belongs in the Guide section, which does need more frequent posts.

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You... might want to look up "latrine" in a dictionary.

Stikl, coil dwelling :)

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Isn't a latrine a bathroom building? I thought this would be some sort of guide on how to build a Roman-style flowing water latrine... with cloth-topped wiping sticks and all!

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I usually dig either 2 or 3 deep square, and cover with logs.  In a pinch you can make a reasonable sized hut with only 6 logs which is easy to obtain within the first day.  If you need more space you can always just expand.  Later ingame when you want to build a proper home you can always just build ontop of your hut and turn it into a cellar.

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If somebody referred to their hut as a latrine they were being very tongue-in-cheek. An open air latrine is would essentially be a hole you $#!t in. Good to know spiders don't try to climb through thatch though.

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Cant even start on how much the use of the word Latrine bothers me. But hey have fun. If you want to cal your first base a toilet is up to you.

That apart, that's a design that I have used in some occasions, although I usually make a priority to look for clay, then all I need to do is dig under and make my first base underground with  log piles for a door. Another advantage is that I can start using the clay during the night. In case I cant find clay right away I have resorted to designs similar to the OP. In any case there is no way I would build anything if is not close to water and clay.

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