Hi! I am still in “Iron Age”, with the exception of some Diamonds that a kind soul (Author of Babilonia) gave me to take me out of my misery with the mobs. Out of necessity, I began mining down trying to be efficient and keep things illuminated. At -200, -500 and -100 I plan to dig branches to the sides of the central spiral. I use crystal to allow the light of the normal torches to be more useful, illuminating levels below and above because the floor is made of crystal. I also made a central elevator (water stream) and left just one square without crystal in order to get to the bottom faster.
I made my dirt-home in the middle of a virgin forest of jungle trees. I tried growing tomatos on the roof, but the light is not enough, because of the dense foliage. I decided to build a platform above to plant them, without wandering too much (fearful of mobs, that had killed me more times than I cared to count). I made a cobble spiral, and noticed that I had built just along one tree that was a lot higher than the rest. So I decided to do two things:
- continue to build a platform above that tallest tree.
- build the plantation just on level with the “sea of leaves”. I didnt want to obscure too much below the trees, so I made the platform in the shape of a giant leaf, and decided that I would grow each crop in a different “mega leaf”. I put dirt and water in canals resembling the nerves of the leaf. In order to have each leaf to be “grown” on a different side of the tall tree, I built a cobblestone passage following the shape of the tree. It is very nice how it looks from the minimap.
Here I put some photos:
The entrance to my hut (ugly as hell):
The spiral mine with crystal levels:
The view from the top-platform:
The view from afar, over the jungle-leaves sea:
I have worked with very basic materials, so the textures and colors are not nice. But I thought that even if this was not what I planned to build first (was done mainly for survival), I think it has a funny shape and you would enjoy it
I call this HouseTree instead of Tree House… because it happens that the house took the shape of a tree … not that it rests over a tree