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Retreat to Enen Building Guide

August 1, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

This Retreat to Enen Building Guide will tell you how Building Works and how to unlock more Buildings in Retreat to Enen!

How Retreat to Enen Building Works

Retreat to Enen Building is fairly straightforward. All you need to do is open up the menu, select the Building piece you would like to place down, and left-click to build it.

 

Building begins by placing a foundation. From there, you can attach walls to it. Then, roofs can be attached to the walls.

Unfortunately, the Building system is a bit wonky when it comes to roofs -- there's no way to have connected roofs for footprints larger than 2 blocks wide. If you want to have a larger building, it would be best to build a second floor and create a "tiered" structure, sort of like a pagoda.

 
 

How to Unlock Retreat to Enen Building

You can unlock Retreat to Enen Building by Meditating at the first Ruins -- check out our Retreat to Enen Walkthrough and Story Guide to learn how to find it!

Best Way to Build in Retreat to Enen

 
 

Best Way to Build in Retreat to Enen

The best way to build in Retreat to Enen is to keep your buildings 2 blocks wide. Trying to go for anything larger will be a challenge since roofs will not snap to one another.

Unfortunately, it's not really possible to build a good-looking building that is wider than 2 blocks. You could easily make a 2x10 building, but even something relatively small like a 3x3 footprint will prove to be a challenge.

Mind, buildings larger than 2 blocks wide will function just fine -- they just won't look very good. That said, you can experiment by building a second floor and trying out different designs to see if you can find something you'll like.

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - Building Parts List

 
 

Retreat to Enen Building Parts List

This is a list of all of the Retreat to Enen Building parts in the game and when you'll unlock them.

Default Buildings

No buildings are unlocked by default. Your only available option at the beginning of the game is the Basic Shelter, a small structure that will allow you to sleep and save your game.

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - Enen Ruins 1

Enen Ruins 1 Buildings


Square Foundation

 
 
  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Triangular Foundation

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Plant-crete Wall

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Clay, 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood 

Plant-crete Doorway

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Clay, 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Plant-crete Window

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Clay, 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Plant-crete Half Wall

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Clay, 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 2 Wood 

Stone Wall

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 6 Rock, 4 Wood

Stone Window

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 6 Rock, 4 Wood

Stone Doorway

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 6 Rock, 4 Wood

Stone Half Wall

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Rock, 2 Wood

Square Floor

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Triangular Floor

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Basic Railing

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Entrance Stairs

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 4 Wood

Basic Stairs

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 8 Wood

Door

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 2 GemStone, 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 6 Wood

Floor Strip

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 2 Wood

Roof

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Wood, 2 Dead Plant Fiber

Roof Corner

  • Menu - Basic
  • Cost - 4 Wood, 2 Dead Plant Fiber

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - Enen Ruins 2

Enen Ruins 2 Buildings

No Buildings are unlocked from the second Enen Ruins.

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - Enen Ruins 3

Enen Ruins 3 Buildings


Upgraded Railing

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 2 GemStone, 6 Wood

Upgraded Stairs

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 4 GemStone, 2 Dead Plant Fiber, 6 Wood

Curtains White

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 2 Northern Lilly, 4 Wood, 1 Cured Pelt

Curtains Teal

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 2 Teal Majesty, 4 Wood, 1 Cured Pelt

Curtains Salmon

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 2 Northern Lilly, 4 Wood, 1 Cured Pelt

Cloth Railing White

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 2 Northern Lilly, 1 Cured Pelt, 4 Wood

Cloth Railing Teal

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 2 Teal Majesty, 1 Cured Pelt, 4 Wood

Cloth Railing Salmon

  • Menu - Upgrades
  • Cost - 2 Northern Lilly, 1 Cured Pelt, 4 Wood

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - Valley of the Giants Ruins 1

Valley of Giants Ruins 1 Buildings


Greenhouse

  • Menu - Modern 
  • Cost - 20 Obsidian, 10 Wood, 10 Rock, 20 GemStone

This can be used to do Farming within a structure instead of on the ground.


Retreat to Enen Building Guide - Valley of the Giants Ruins 2

Valley of Giants Ruins 2 Buildings


Modern Doorway

  • Menu - Modern
  • Cost - 2 GemStone, 4 Ore, 2 Rock

Modern Wall

  • Menu - Modern
  • Cost - 2 GemStone, 2 Ore, 2 Rock

Modern Window

  • Menu - Modern
  • Cost - 2 Obsidian, 2 Ore, 2 Rock

Modern Door

  • Menu - Modern
  • Cost - 2 GemStone, 2 Ore, 2 Rock

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - Valley of the Giants Ruins 3

Valley of Giants Ruins 3 Buildings


Meditation Deck

  • Menu - Modern
  • Cost - 20 Obsidian, 20 Ore, 6 Cured Pelt, 10 GemStone

This creates a Meditation Point that can be used once per day.


Retreat to Enen Building Guide - The Great North Ruins 1

The Great North Ruins 1 Buildings

There are no new Buildings unlocked once you Meditate at the first Ruins in The Great North.

While that may be disappointing, you do get some new Luxury furniture -- check out our Retreat to Enen Crafting and Unlocks Guide to see what you get!

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - The Great North Ruins 2

The Great North Ruins 2 Buildings

No new buildings are unlocked when you visit the second Ruins in The Great North.

On the upside, you're almost done with the game!

Retreat to Enen Building Guide - The Great North Ruins 3

The Great North Ruins 3 Buildings

The final Ruins does not unlock any new Buildings. It does, however, allow you to take the entrance portal back home.


We're all done with our Retreat to Enen Building Guide, but there's plenty more to learn about the game -- check out our other guides below!

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Developer
Head West
Publisher
Freedom Games
Platforms
PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5
Release Date
August 01,2022
Genre
Survival, Simulation, Indie
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