How to Build
- Please note that this is only suggestions, it does not in any way need to govern your choices*
You need to know how to make pretty much everything on this list: Building Objects
I recommend that you, first, pre-plan your floor-plan for your new house on some graph paper(IRL). Make sure, if you are planning for the top floors to be bigger than the bottom floors, to include space for all of the foundations(wood or metal) to allow space for all of 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 without some changes. It will be easier to design your house if you use this program for your building. (note: this program is not made yet, so do not try to fix the link.)
Then, for about an in-game week if you are doing this w/ 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.
For the perfect location, refer to the map. I, personally, recommend resource hole, coast resource, or coast valley. You need to choose an area that is secluded away from the road and is hidden from plain view, or an area that is easily defensible from raids from other players.