Ten Useful MineCraft Beginner Tricks

Create a Door for your House

4. Create a door for your house so you can quickly enter and leave your house at will. If you choose to build inside the earth, then construction of your home will be easier than an above ground house.

This video goes through all aspects of house building and includes loads of cool features such as a ladder to get to the roof.

Having a fully enclosed house with a door, torches inside and out, with a furnace and crafting table inside will be good enough to begin your first night. Once night falls you will encounter creepers, spiders, zombies, and skeletons. Creepers are the most dangerous because they will explode and damage any terrain in the explosion (except for highly resistant material, which you won't have access to this early on.