I gave up on housing in this game for no man's sky. The base building there shows you how pathetic eso housing is. No microtransactions either.
There's a terrain manipulator, underwater construction, basically everything this game has but so much more. It's all free after purchasing the game too.
Individual building mats would be good. But will contribute to item count in a significant way.
Give me Walls and Floors and Ceilings and Roof Planes. Give me Dirt and Grass and Straw. Give me sections that i can put a few pieces together and make something.