Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Structure Blueprints/Village
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Here are the blueprints for all of the village buildings and tutorials showing how to build them.
Village generation[edit source]
The only structure a village is guaranteed to have is one and only one well. Villages will usually spawn with multiple farms and houses. The rarest buildings are blacksmiths, butchers, churches and libraries. Small villages may not even have one of each, but very large villages can spawn with multiples of each.
Streets are made with grass path if replacing grass blocks, wooden planks or sandstone if replacing water or lava, otherwise gravel with cobblestone under. Streets are 3 blocks wide and lead away from the well in any of the 4 cardinal directions. All streets are straight with intersections at right angles. Streets need not be flat across.
Please note that entry stairs are optional for all buildings and will not spawn if the door/entrance is at street level. If a building is spawned above street level, it will have stairs leading straight out from its entrance down to the street level, with cobblestone blocks as a foundation extending below the first floor if the building did not spawn on a flat spot. Also note that all asymmetrical buildings can spawn as shown below or as a horizontal mirror image.
A percentage of buildings in a new village will generate without doors. Presumably the players are expected to build doors to help expand the village. However some buildings never spawn with doors (blacksmith and small house V1 for example).
Building roofs and interior benches have not yet made use of corner stairs. Instead they still use Wooden Planks.
Villages have 4 types. Plains, Desert, Savanna, and Taiga. There are logs instead of cobblestone in taiga and savanna villages except the blacksmith, church, and around the well. Taiga villages use spruce wood, and Savanna villages use acacia wood. Desert villages have sandstone based variants of all the buildings substituting regular sandstone for cobblestone or wooden logs, and smooth sandstone for wooden planks. Wooden doors and fence posts are still used despite the lack of wood sources. Desert blacksmiths still use stone slabs on the roof. Also cobblestone in the church, the blacksmith and around the well is not replaced with sandstone.
There are also Zombie Villages, but is almost identical to the Plain Village; with the exception that no doors will be generated, Zombie Villagers would be generated in the village instead of Villagers, and (in Pocket Edition) the Grass Paths are Mossy Cobblestone instead. Everything else would generate the same as the Plains Village.