Swamp hut

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Swamp hut
Swamp hut.png

Swamp Hills[BE only]

Consists of

See § Structure

Can generate in
existing chunks


Swamp huts are generated structures that have the ability to spawn witches and (upon generation) one black cat.


Swamp huts generate rarely in swamp biomes. However, they do not generate in the swamp hills biome variant.‌[Java Edition only]


The inside of a swamp hut with a witch and black cat inside.

Swamp 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 swamp hut is made up of spruce wood stairs and spruce wood planks.

The inside of a swamp 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 the cauldron contains a splash potion. This is the only way to legitimately obtain Potions of Decay, since the potion cannot be brewed. ‌[Bedrock Edition only]


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


WitchFace.png CatFace.png
Witch Black cat

Upon world generation, one Witch and one stray Black Cat spawn inside the hut. These never naturally despawn, however the witch will not spawn when the difficulty is set to Peaceful.

Additionally, in the 7×9×7 area that is the hut (This is the size of the roof and one block over the porch, from one level below the floor of the hut to two blocks above the roof) only witches can spawn, while all spawned cats (from spawn eggs, breeding and commands without cat type set) will always be black.



Java Edition
1.4.212w40aAdded witch huts.
1.814w34dThe witch hut spawning zone has now been decreased or eliminated, depending on altitude of the hut.
1.8.1pre1A new witch hut spawning system can now spawn witches from Y coordinates 64 to 71, a wider range than before.
1.1317w47aThe flower pot in witch huts now have a red mushroom inside of it.
18w06aWitch huts are renamed to swamp huts.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0build 1Added witch huts.
0.16.0build 1A potion of decay now has a small chance of appearing in the cauldron inside the hut.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha new witch spawning system has now been added to witch huts.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta cats now spawn in witch huts.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.12Added witch huts.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added witch huts.


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


  • The "hut" part of a swamp 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 go all the way down to the ground.
  • It is possible for swamp huts to generate on top of one another.


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