How to build a village in Minecraft

How to build a village in Minecraft: You are a fan of Minecraft and you dedicate part of your free time to always face new adventures or to carry out fantastic projects. Since you still have a lot of resources, you thought about investing them in building a village, like the ones you stumbled upon while exploring the world of this video game.

How do you say? Are things really like this? Then you will be happy to know that, in today’s guide, you will find all the information you need to know how to build a village in Minecraft! In the next chapters, in fact, you will find several tips – I hope useful – on what are the elements and structures to be built for your village. And if you don’t have a lot of time available, know that I will also show you how to tackle this project in a few minutes with the help of a special mod.

Having said that, let’s not waste any more precious time and let’s get to work immediately! Sit down comfortably, start Minecraft and carefully read all the suggestions that you will find in the paragraphs that follow. I am sure that by the end of the reading you will have everything you need to build a magnificent village! Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • How to build a village in Minecraft
    • Building the houses
    • Construct buildings for the works
    • Building roads and bridges
    • Defend the village
    • Add the PNGs
  • Mod to build a village on Minecraft

How to build a village in Minecraft

Before explaining in detail how to build a village in Minecraft, I must inform you that the project you intend to put into practice will require several hours of play, in order to be able to realize every suggestion that you will find in the next chapters.

Therefore, you can also decide to modify an existing village among those that you can find during your adventures in the world of Minecraft. If you haven’t met any of them so far, then you can read the advice I gave you in my guide on how to find a village in Minecraft.

Building the houses

The first step to start building a village in Minecraft is to build houses. First, however, you must precisely outline all the buildings you intend to build, even drawing up a simple draft of the project, in order to be sure that you will not have to demolish any buildings and, therefore, avoid wasting time.

That said, let’s take action! First you have to build your house: you can give vent to your imagination and decide to build it with the materials you prefer. For example, you can follow the advice I have given you in this guide of mine, to create a modern style house, or to build a real house. The choice is up to you!

After you have built your house, you must also build those for all the other inhabitants, that is, the NPCs (non-juvenile characters) who will populate your village. In this regard, you can choose to build houses similar to the one you built for yourself or to build simple houses, like the one I told you about in this tutorial.

Finally, remember that it is important to furnish every home by adding all the necessary decorations. In this regard, you can consult my guide on how to furnish a house in Minecraft, in which I have given you some useful tips on the subject, which will allow you to create, for example, modern kitchens or bathrooms.

An object that you absolutely must not forget in every home is the bed. Its presence is essential in your home, so as to set a rebirth point for your avatar. NPCs, on the other hand, will use the bed in their homes to rest from time to time. Not sure how to build one? So I recommend reading this guide of mine.

Construct buildings for the works

Once you’ve built the homes for you and the future villagers, it’s time to build more buildings, which can be useful for the community or just for decoration. For example, you can build a school that, even if not used by you or the NPCs, can add a touch of style to your village.

On the other hand, a building that can be of great use to you is the warehouse, which can contain chests to store all the resources you produce in the village or that you collect during your adventures in the world of Minecraft. If you want to know how to build one, you can consult my tutorial dedicated to the subject.

In addition to these buildings, you can also add a farm. This structure is useful both for raising animals and for farming: you can find all the useful information for the realization of this project in my guide on how to build a farm in Minecraft.

Finally, it is important that every future villager has a job that can be useful to you. You must know, in fact, that the NPCs of the villages do not have a profession, unless there is a work table with which they can interact.

In this regard, I recommend reading my guide on how to make a table in Minecraft, in which I explained to you, precisely, how to create workbenches for NPCs and how to make those that will surely be useful for you. work the resources you will collect.

Building roads and bridges

Once you’ve built all the essential buildings to get your village operational, it’s time to decorate it with roads, bridges or any other useful element. For example, you can build roads to connect the various buildings using concrete blocks, a material I have told you about in detail in this guide of mine.

Also, if you have built the village close to a watercourse, you can build a bridge to connect the two banks. This solution could also be useful if you want to make sure that there is only one way to enter and exit the village, useful for better defending it.

You can build fences along the side of the road so that you can also separate each building from each other. These can be useful for many reasons: both on a decorative level and to prevent animals from wandering around anywhere in the village; in addition, they are also an excellent defense barrier against most creatures in Minecraft, as they cannot be bypassed.

Finally, you can complete the decoration of your village by building various other projects, such as a swimming pool, a statue or a fountain. Remember, however, that the most important elements to add to your village, even immediately during its construction, are the torches: the light sources are an excellent deterrent to prevent hostile creatures from appearing in the surroundings of the village.

Defend the village

Another factor to consider for your village is its defense: the village, in fact, can be exposed to invasions by hostile creatures that can infest its streets and buildings, attacking the inhabitants who populate it.

In this regard, my advice is to build golems that can defend the village whenever it is attacked by hostile creatures. If you don’t know how to get one, I suggest you consult my guide dedicated to the subject.

As I suggested in the previous chapter, building a bridge as the only way to connect with the outside could be a great way to defend your village. In this regard, to improve the defense, you can consider making a moat and a drawbridge, so as to raise and lower it as many times as you want, without enemies being able to enter the village.

If you’ve opted for creating a moat around the village, then a cannon might be for you! Thanks to the latter, you will be able to attack the enemies that you will find on the opposite shore. To make one, I recommend that you read my guide on how to make a cannon in Minecraft.

Finally, you can scatter traps in the perimeter of the village or in strategic points of passage, so that enemies can run into them and be easily defeated even when you are exploring the world of Minecraft. In this regard, I suggest reading this tutorial, where I explain how to build both explosive and classic traps.

Add the PNGs

Finally, you can’t build a village without villagers! All you have to do is summon NPCs who will automatically take their places in their homes and be assigned a job.

In this regard, it is important that you activate the command console. Don’t know how to do it? Then I invite you to read carefully what I have already indicated in this guide of mine, where I explained both how to enable the command console and how to install the mods, which could come in handy if you want to add some add-ons to make your village more functional.

After activating the command console, press the T key and type, in the appropriate text box, the command / summon minecraft: villager that allows you to summon Villagers, that is the NPCs who live in the villages you find in the world of Minecraft.

Mod to build a village on Minecraft

Don’t want to waste time building a village in Minecraft as it would take too many hours? In this case, I can tell you that, thanks to the help of a special mod, that is an unofficial add-on for the game in Java version on PC, you can facilitate this undertaking in a few clicks. How to proceed? I’ll explain it to you right away!

The Instant Structures Mod ( ISM ) add-on allows you to import any project in its database into your Minecraft world, through a procedure that requires just a few clicks. During the import phase, however, I advise you not to continue playing on Minecraft, at least until the entire procedure is completed, which can take up to several minutes for projects consisting of millions of blocks.

But before taking action, it is important to download and install the Minecraft Forges component, useful in order to allow Minecraft Java Edition to run the mods you want to use in your game world. To do this, go to the official website and press on Installer, to download the .JAR file of the mod. After downloading it, double-click on it and click OK, to complete the installation.

Now is the time to download ISM by reaching its official website. On the home page, click the Download Instant Structures Mod button and choose the version of ISM that is compatible with that of your Minecraft client.

After downloading the ISM .JAR file, move it to the mods folder, which you will find in C: \ Users \ [name] \ AppData \ Roaming \ .minecraft. If you don’t find this folder, you can create it manually, following the advice I gave you in this guide.

Well: we’re almost there: all you have to do now is start Minecraft and press the  icon next to the Play button. In the box that appears, select the Forge option and click Play. Within a few moments, Minecraft and the ISM screen will launch.

Then access a new world or an existing Minecraft session, go to the ISM screen and use the Browse item to access the database. Then type in the term “village” and click Search.

When you have found the village you like best, click on its miniature and then press on the brick icon. Finally, press on Place Structure and wait for ISM to import the project into the world of Minecraft. Convenient, right?


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