Gaming Minecraft

How do I find a village in Minecraft?

Minecraft village
Find shelter: hunt down Minecraft villages

If you’re playing Minecraft in Survival Mode, villages are a great find. Stuffed with resources and villagers to trade items with, not to mention loads of places to shelter, villages are well worth locating. Are you struggling to discover them? We’ll uncover the best ways to find a village in Minecraft.

What is a village in Minecraft?

A village is a group of buildings and other structures that generate naturally in the Overworld. They are inhabited by NPC (non-player character) villagers who will trade with you and perform various tasks. A village is also a rich source of resources, with loot chests, farm crops and other items waiting for you to pick up.

The type of the village, and therefore the style of all structures within it, is determined by the biome at the village center. The number of villagers depends on the number of beds in the village. They will only spawn in buildings that have beds.

There are many different styles of Minecraft village that you can find

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How to find a village in Minecraft

  1. Look for a village while exploring

    Villages are fairly common in most biomes, so keep an eye out for them while you are exploring. You can recognise a village by its buildings, which are usually made of cobblestone and wood.

  2. Use a map

    You can use a map to locate a village in your world. To do this, you will need to craft a map and then explore the area around you. The map will show you the location of any villages in the area.

  3. Use a village finder

    There are several tools available online that can help you locate a village in your Minecraft world. These tools use your seed (a unique code that determines the layout of your world) to find villages and other structures in your world.

Once you have located a village, you can interact with the villagers by right-clicking on them. You can trade with them by clicking on the “Trading” button, and you can hire them to perform tasks for you by giving them certain items.

Using an online village finder

As mentioned previously, there are a number of village finder tools available online. One of the most popular is the one provided by Chunkbase but others are available.

About the author

David Artiss

Works for Automattic Inc., the company behind and Tumblr. Tech geek, international speaker and occasional PC Pro podcaster. Lover of Lego and video games.

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