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A Guide for Building Houses in Rust


A building like a house or a base is the safest haven for a survivor in the wasteland of Rust. People can keep their important supplies in this place. All bases are not 100% safe, but it is better than sleeping in the shelter, isn’t it? Players need to think about where to build a house safely and be able to live peacefully.


Location is the first thing to take into account. A builder needs to carefully think about the place. Sometimes, accessibility and safety have controversies. Building a house in a far area is safe from bandits, but it also means more difficulty in gathering resources for survival. On the other hand, building a house near the field of resource allows people to harvest useful resources easily. However, it trades with being a target for raiders.

A proper location should be a little far away from the resources. The most dangerous threat are human beings. If it is not too near the resource, the house will not be easily spotted by unfriendly players. At the same, the distance should not be too far. It must be close enough to get in and out to the resource zone before nighttime. If a player has to travel during night, he must use a torch or flashlight. However, any light can trigger unwanted threats. A place like the mountain is interesting, as few people will want to climb it up.

Neighbors are important as well. A new settler must check how friendly his neighbors will be before establishing.

House Plan

Before building, a settler needs to think about the house plan. The first question to consider is “How do I protect my house from the bandits?” Some parts in the house should be made with metal especially doors and windows, as most bandits raid though these ways.

Players should also build more than one room, with a fake room to lure raiders. Don’t save the supplies in the supplies room. Keeping it near a sleeping area or the bedroom is a good idea. If a player failed and dies, he will respawn near the supply. Don’t forget to install extra add-ons. It is a great idea to surround the base with defensive items such as spike wall and pilars.

An escape plan must be placed in the house plan. In case the defense falls, the owner can escape safely. There should be many doors in the house. It can confuse the bandits when they enter the building to lure them when trying to seek a supply.

Get Ready To Defend Your Base From Raiding

Food and shelter are basic needs of survival. But these two things are not sufficient for any rust survival. They do not sleep in a poor shelter for rest of their lives. Many survivors struggle for building their own home but face with one serious problem, BANDITS. As mentioned in a previous article, it’s important to trust no one and most of them could be cruel than expected. Some of them act like a bandit. They often raid people’s home, steal, and destroy everything in their way. There is no absolute way to prevent raiding but a good location and plan could come useful.

Hidden Location

Place is the first priority. Do not build a home on a place that could be spotted easily. Placing a building near a resource zone or a passing route could not even last for a single day. The ideal location is a place surrounded by mountain and covered with trees. Make sure to stay away from a normal route as far as possible. Scout the place carefully before making any further move. Some players built their house on the top of the mountain and it surprisingly worked.

building a base on a mountain

Top of a mountain is another good location for building. It’s hard to be spotted and could fightback bandits quite easy.

Defensive Base Design

The next step is to plan defensive tactics. First, do not decorate a base elegantly. Richness helps nothing but a charm to attract bandits. Normally, a poor-look base is not a target as it’s considered as not worth the raid. Second is structure. A well planed base structure can provide owner with more safety. It is not a good idea to build a big base without any defensive measures. The bigger house is, the more risk to get attack. A solo player should only build a small base that is enough for a single person in a hidden location. Upgrading door and setting code lock are a must. Setting up ladder protection could provide more security and prevent an intruder from getting up to the roof. Once the raider is blocked from many entering, it will force them to blow the wall only which cause a lot of resources. They may give up and look for other bases.

Weapon is a Must

There’s not a single person who would like to sit still and watch their base burn without not being able to do anything. They all want to fight back and defend the base themselves. Fine firearm is the best deal to prevent base from raiding in rust. Weapon like AK-47 is one of the most reliable weapon. Its damage and rapid fire rate can cope with hostile guest easier. The only disadvantage of AK is the rarity of its blueprint. Many players spend a days to search for a blue print. Somehow talking nicely to people and ask to trade the blueprint with lump of woods is an interesting choice. Maybe the trade partner might become your ally later.

raid in rust

Set your team in a position and ready to fight back!

How to Build Strong Fortress in Rust


Building a nearly invincible base in Rust will require all the help you can get. Let’s start with the basics first.

Plan Before You Build!
You will need to plan out where and how you want your base before you actually start building. Finding the perfect spot that will meet your needs will require you to scout an area for a while. With respective pros and cons, you can build your base in a number of areas.

Before you start building, you will need to plan out how and where you want your base. Scout the area for the perfect spot that meets your needs. There are a number of areas you can build your base in, each with their own pros and cons. Examples include:

To make the base tougher to reach, build it on top of a mountain
To limit the areas it can be raided from, build a good wall will help it.
To have a 360 degree view of your surroundings, build it in the middle of an open field

Decide if you want your base to be tall or wide once you have your spot picked out. You have to start with one or the other, although you can always do both after enough time and resources have been spent.

Parts and Resources
Good old fashioned Wood usually serves as the start for most bases. Not only do you not need blueprints for any of the Parts, it’s also the easiest resource to come by. Metal, though, is the best material to build with. Gathering all the resources and finding the blueprints (or research) for the metal parts will be very time consuming, but the goal here is not to build a base as fast as possible but to make a fortress as invincible as possible. You will need to use metal if you want strength – metal foundation, doorways, doors, walls, pillars, ceilings, stairs, and window bars.

Making the metal parts will require the following: a number of Metal Ore from Stone resources; change the metal ore to metal fragments with the use of a furnace; and change the metal fragments into low-quality metal with a workbench. Blueprints and a workbench will also be required before you can craft some of the parts.

The Extras
You will want to think of extra add-ons with the base securely set up. Surrounding your base with Spike Walls is always a good idea. Add the Large Spike Wall later on, so start with the regular Spike Wall. Keep in mind that in order to get in and out of your fortress, you will have to leave a space.

Extra resources that you can craft yourself should be stored in Wood Storage Boxes. These boxes should be kept alongside a Bed or Sleeping Bag in a secure place. You can simply spawn back at your base if you are killed while gathering resources.

Having an escape plan is another option. You will need to find a way out if your fortress somehow fails. Make sure that it’s not a weak point in your defenses no matter how you do that. A one way path from a semi-high point in your base to the outside would be best, so don’t just make a ramp from your base to the outside of the spike wall. Try leaving without having to fight. To keep yourself protected, craft some great Weapons and Armor while building your base.