Here’s how I build my first bases when starting new games in 7 Days to Die.
Summary: get into the first house I find, go upstairs, break the stairs, create a rather safe zone. I use that as a temporary base until I gather enough resources to build my own base, using a simple square-ish design to keep the corpses at bay.
I will make a shorter version of this video using the absolute minimum things you have to do to survive the feral hordes.
I apologize for the poor visual quality, I had to use the lowest settings I could, because fraps slows my game down by 40 fps. Very strange.