Swamp hut

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Swamp hut
Swamp hut.png


Consists of

See § Structure

Can generate in
existing chunks


Witch huts, known as swamp huts in Java Edition, are generated structures that have the ability to spawn witches.


Witch huts generate in swamp biomes. However, they do not generate in the swamp hills biome variant.


Witch huts consist of a small square "hut" made of spruce planks, with oak log "pillars" extending down to the ground. There is a small platform outside of the hut that could be an entrance; however, it is many blocks above the ground, and there are no stairs that go upwards to the hut. The roof of the witch hut is made up of spruce wood stairs and spruce wood planks.

The inside of a witch hut consists of an empty cauldron, a crafting table, and a flower pot with a red mushroom in it. However, in Bedrock Edition, the cauldron generates with a random potion inside of it in random amounts. These potions include Swiftness, Slowness, Weakness, Healing, and Poison. Water Breathing, Fire Resistance, Night Vision, Harming and Decay seem to have a very low chance of being spawned, also rarely cauldron include splash potion.


Block Amount
Spruce Planks 62
Spruce Stairs 22
Oak Log 20 (or more)
Oak Fence 4
Cauldron 1
Crafting Table 1
Potted Red Mushroom 1
Mushrooms 0 or more

Mob spawning[edit]

The 7×9×7 area inside and outside the witch hut can only spawn witches and adult black cats.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14] No other hostile or neutral mobs can spawn in this area, although passive mobs can. Additionally, one witch always spawns in each witch hut upon chunk generation.



Java Edition
1.4.2 12w40a Added witch huts.
1.8 14w34d The witch hut spawning zone has now been decreased or eliminated, depending on altitude of the hut.
1.8.1 pre1 A new witch hut spawning system can now spawn witches from Y coordinates 64 to 71, a wider range than before.
1.13 17w47a The flower pot in witch huts will now have a red mushroom inside of it.
18w06a Witch huts were renamed to swamp huts.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0 build 1 Added witch huts.
0.16.0 build 1 A potion of decay will now have a small chance of appearing in the cauldron of witch huts.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0 alpha A new witch spawning system has now been added to witch huts.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0 beta Black cats will now spawn in witch huts.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.12Added witch huts.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Witch huts.


Issues relating to "Witch hut" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • The "hut" part of a witch hut generates on or above the surface, while the wood "pillars" extend down until they reach solid ground. This means that if part of a witch hut is at sea level and another part is on top of deep ground, such as a ravine, the pillars on the deep-ground side will go all the way down to the ground.
  • It's possible for several witch huts to generate on top of one another.
  • Before 1.7.2, witch huts were the only place where witches had the ability to spawn.


See also[edit]