How To Make A Village And Populate It In Minecraft

Arnan Bonny
By Arnan Bonny
5 Min Read
CREDIT: MOJANG

Here is all you need to know if you want to build a populated village on your own grounds in Minecraft!

Minecraft is a sandbox game created by Mojang Studios way back in 2009. It’s hard to find a person who has not heard the name of this game. This massively popular game is characterized by its blocky, pixilated, and procedurally generated three-dimensional world with virtually endless terrain.

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Minecraft is where you have to let your creativity run wild. As the number of things you can do and the things you can create and find in this game are as limitless as the world itself! Build, explore, fight, hunt, trade, everything is ultimately up to you. Whether you want to settle down and expand your base or you want to venture out to find rare biomes, you’ll be in for an epic adventure.

One of the numerous things you can do in Minecraft is to build a village. While villages are a naturally generated structure found throughout the world of Minecraft, you can also make one on your own. So let’s get into how you can do exactly just that!

How To Make A Village In Minecraft

Let’s break the process down into steps so it’s easier to follow.

Find Yourself A Suitable Spot

Where you want to build your village is completely up to you, as there are no restrictions here. But I would highly suggest setting it up somewhat nearby a naturally generated village.

Creating a Village in Minecraft
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Also, if you want some peace and quiet around your base, then it’s better to set it a little far from your base. Because the villagers can be a little bit noisy, especially when there are a lot of them!

Find Yourself Two Villagers to Breed

Remember that I told you to set up your village nearby a naturally generated one? The reason is, that dragging two villagers to your own village is a very tedious process. So the further away the villagers are from your village, the more time and effort it will take.

Moving a Villager in Minecraft
CREDIT: MOJANG STUDIOS

With that said, here are the common ways you can move a villager to your own village.

  • Get them on a boat and then steer it to your village. Fair warning, this can take a lot of time and not to mention you can’t climb any blocks when you’re on a boat. Unless there’s water of course.
  • Get them on a minecart. Fairly fast but you do need to place a lot of rails down which can be resource-intensive.
  • Lure them by constantly right-clicking on them. Suggested for covering short distances only.

How To Populate The Village

Once you have two villagers, trap them for the time being, place at least 3 unobstructed beds and provide them with plenty of food (Carrots, bread, and potatoes work fine).

Additionally, it’s wise to build a house around their bed so that it’s easier to keep them protected and in control.

Villager breeding in Minecraft
CREDIT: MOJANG STUDIOS

Also, you should add more spare beds if you want them to breed more. Villagers will not breed if there are no unoccupied or spare beds in the vicinity. Again, keep the beds unobstructed as well by ensuring at least three blocks of free space above the beds.

And there you have it, that’s all you need to do if you want to set up a village in Minecraft! It takes a little time, but I assure you, once you set up a trading hall with the villagers, it’s well worth it.

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Arnan Bonny is a Guide writer at GameRiv.