Students use the mod minecraft world http://services.minecraftedu.com/worlds/node/141 to design a 6m by 6m house that displays sustainable features, that they will then make into a real life model out of recycled materials- maximum floor area of model 360cm squared ie. equivalent to 60cm by 60cm, but can be any shape.
Your house needs to consider solar aspect, size windows, eaves, energy, shading (can have up to 20m square additional outdoor living space), ventilation, water collection, shape, aesthetics, efficiency. So, do not choose an auto populate method.
- Minecraft Eco-Friendly House Tutorial (Treehouse Build) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6gfXGLh470 15 mins
Interior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7EYXt_uB_w&feature=youtu.be 5mins
- 6 * 6 house https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl23zfqKxYE
- How to Make A Small Minecraft House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_M8Io_xCp8
- Scaffolds for sustainable house design http://cityhighschool.org/documents/SHP_Curriculum.pdf