To start building things in Rust you will have to rely on your survival, you will need to plan and execute perfectly. You need to know how the objects are build, construct yourself a building shack out of a wood shelter, a wood door, a workbench, a sleeping bag, a campfire and a furnace.
Rust – How To Build Your Base
Every step that follows is crucial if you are looking to build a rather spacious house so make sure you do it right!
I recommend that you, first work on the floor-plan for your new house on some graph paper.
Make sure, if you are planning for the top floors to be bigger than the bottom floors, to include space for all the foundations (wood or metal) to allow space for all the pillars, you need for the ceilings.
You should design a house that is either able to be hidden really well, or a house that is so strong that trying to break in is virtually impossible.
Then, for about an in-game week if you are doing this with two or more friends, you go out and find as many Rocks and Wood Piles as you can find. Don’t bother mining trees, you only get about 10-12 wood for 30 seconds of mining while you get about 60-80 wood for the same amount of time from wood piles.
Choosing the Location
For the perfect location, refer to the map. I would recommend resource hole, coast resource, or coast valley. You need to choose an area that is isolated from the road and is hidden from plain view, or an area that is easily defensible from raids from other players.
Now that you have all the material you can start the construction.
Building Objects and Resources
|Name||Crafting Requirement||Is it Researchable?|
|Camp Fire||5 Wood||No|
|Furnace||15 Stones & 20 Wood & 10 Low Grade Fuel||No|
|Large Spike Wall||200 Wood||No|
|Large Wood Storage||60 Wood||Yes
|Metal Ceiling||6 Low Quality Metal||Yes|
|Metal Door||200 metal fragments||No|
|Metal Doorway||4 Low Quality Metal||Yes|
|Metal Foundation||8 Low Quality Metal||Yes|
|Metal Pillar||4 Low Quality Metal||Yes|
|Metal Ramp||5 Low Quality Metal||Yes|
|Metal Stairs||5 Low Quality Metal||Yes|
|Metal Wall||4 Low Quality Metal||Yes|
|Sleeping Bag||15 Cloth||No|
|Small Stash||10 Leather||No|
|Spike Wall||100 Wood||No|
|Wood Barricade||30 Wood||No|
|Wood Ceiling||6 Wood Planks||No|
|Wood Door||20 Wood||No|
|Wood Doorway||4 Wood Planks||No|
|Wood Foundation||8 Woodplanks||No|
|Wood Gate||120 Wood||No|
|Wood Gateway||400 Wood||No|
|Wood Pillar||2 Wood Planks||No|
|Wood Planks||10 Wood||No|
|Wood Ramp||5 Wood Planks||No|
|Wood Shelter||50 Wood||No|
|Wood Stairs||5 Wood Planks||No|
|Wood Storage Box||30 Wood||No|
|Wood Wall||4 Wood Planks||No|
|Wood Window||4 Wood Planks||No|
|Wooden Door||20 Wood||No|
|Workbench||8 Stones & 50 Wood||No|
Securing Your Base
If you want a proper house, it needs to be on stilts with a ramp leading up to the first floor. If it’s on stilts and properly pillared off outside, they can neither blow through the wall nor get to the top.
The design is very simple. It’s nothing more than 5 or 6 rooms in a line.
All rooms with doors lead to the next room. The last room is a stairwell going up and on the next floor, you do the same thing but in the opposite direction. When you reach the end of the second floor, (above the ramp now) another stairwell and rinse repeat.
Designing the house like this, with the outside pillars you are forcing bandits to go down every hall through every door so it becomes a numbers game, how many floors and doors can you build vs how much C4 they would be carrying.
Using this idea you can work on the design that fits your needs and is secure.