A room in Eco is some space encased by building blocks. Rooms are required for crafting stations, Stores, Research Tables and other objects to work. They can also be a source of Skill Points through Housing.
Room Requirements[edit | edit source]
A room is any area that meets the following requirements:
- Enclosed: The area is enclosed on all sides with at least Tier 0 materials. This includes a floor, walls, and a roof.
- Doors: Rooms may have one or more single or double doors. Also allowed are empty doorways that are 2 blocks tall by 1 block wide.
- Windows: The area may have one or multiple windows of any size. Also allowed are empty holes that are up to 1 block tall by 2 blocks wide.
You can check if a room has the requirements by typing
/rooms test in the chat.
Room Tiers[edit | edit source]
Many rooms are required to be built out of specific materials for various
or the Research Table. You can check the Tier of your Room by using the Status Menu on your crafting stations or by typing the command
/rooms test in the chat.
There are currently 5 Tiers in Eco, Tier 0 to Tier 4. Most players start out by building houses out of Hewn Logs or Mortared Stone, which are Tier 1 materials. Up to 2 wide or 2 high holes in the walls of your room count as Tier 0. The blocks connecting your wall with the floor or ceiling also count towards the room requirement, even though they can sometimes be fairly hidden.
Room Types[edit | edit source]
There are 5 different Room Types:
The Room Type is defined by the Furniture placed inside a room.
Volume Requirements[edit | edit source]
Crafting stations and the research table may also require that a room has a specific volume. The total volume of a room is calculated with its dimensions in meters , measured in m3. Each crafting station or research table in the room takes up a certain volume within a room, most commonly 25 m3. The total volume used by all crafting stations or research tables is added together and compared against the total room volume. If the room volume is lower, then the crafting stations will not function.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Window holes cannot be placed in the roof of a building. However, windows can be.
A room does not need to have an outer frame to be classed as a room. All it requires is blocks in cardinal directions. This could be an exploit.
Floors, walls and roofs can be crafted with any block shapes. For example you can craft room with only roof shape.
Any type of block shape can be used to construct a room, this means that shapes like the roof shape could be used for the floor, walls and roof.