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Igloos are structures that are naturally generated in snowy biomes. They are round structures constructed primarily of snow blocks.

Generation[edit | edit source]

Igloos naturally generate in the Ice Plains and Cold Taiga biomes, but not in Ice Mountains, Ice Plains Spikes, Cold Taiga Hills, or other variants.

Structure[edit | edit source]

Igloos are composed of snow blocks, sheltering a carpeted interior containing a bed, furnace and crafting table.

In half of the igloos, a trapdoor can be found under the carpet, leading down a long ladder shaft to a basement. This passageway and the basement are built from stone brick, some of which are monster eggs. In this basement is a brewing stand, a cauldron, a chest, and beyond the far wall, behind iron bars in two different cages, are a villager priest and a zombie villager priest. The zombie villager can be cured with a golden apple and a splash potion of weakness, both found inside the igloo. No other types of villagers can be found.

The cauldron is 23 full, and the brewing stand contains a splash potion of weakness.

Loot[edit | edit source]

See also: Chest loot

Each igloo chest contains 2 groups of 2–8 and 1 item stacks, with the following distribution:

Stack Size Weight # Items Chance # Chests
2–8× 2–8×

Golden Apple (Normal)
1 11 1.000 100.0% 1.0

1–4 1563 2.976 74.3% 1.3

1–3 1563 2.381 74.3% 1.3

2–3 1063 1.984 57.9% 1.7

Gold Nugget
1–3 1063 1.587 57.9% 1.7

Rotten Flesh
1 1063 0.794 57.9% 1.7

Stone Axe
1 263 0.159 14.9% 6.7

1 163 0.079 7.7% 13.0

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.9 October 20, 2015 Searge reveals he is working on a new structure to showcase the new 'loot table' feature.
15w43a Added igloos.
15w43b Golden apples in the igloo chests now have a 100% chance of appearing, where previously they would often not appear – it was moved from the structure file to the loot table.
Golden apples originally would always be found in the central slot when they were found at all; now they can be found in any slot.
15w43c Glass bottle was removed from brewing stand.
Cobweb is now found in the basement.
Sign in the basement previously read:
and now reads:
××××- ×××--
 --×× ×-×
 ×-×× -××
--××× ×××--
15w44a The red carpet in the basement now hides a block of polished andesite.
Sign in the basement changed to:
Console Edition
TU43 CU33 1.36 Patch 13 Added igloos.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added igloos.
1.1 build 1 Igloos spawned in ice plains now have a white bed instead of red bed and igloos spawned in cold taiga now have brown bed instead of red bed.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Igloo” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If you smelt a number of items in the igloo furnace, light generated by it will melt the igloo window, turning the ice into a water source block.[Java and Console editions only]
  • In real life, the name "Igloo" comes from the Inuit word Iglu, which means "house".

Gallery[edit | edit source]