MineColonies is a great new way to customize and maximize your villages in Minecraft. It allows you to designate jobs and hierarchies within the village to make it a fully functional civilization. The builder is the key worker that starts it all. He’ll start constructing the various buildings right in front of you starting with the Town Center. Occasionally he’ll ask for tools and supplies so it’s a good idea to keep foraging while he builds. Then just fill the builder inventory or his inventory as he needs it.

Then following suit will be the mine, farm, bakery, sawmill, and any other building that you see fit to make your colony functional. All of these structures will have accompanying workers to manage them.

The buildings themselves can be upgraded over time and the workers will gradually increase in skill the more they work.

If the buildings suffer any damage you also have an option to repair them to their original state. The builder should start repairing as soon as he’s available.

You’ll of course need housing for your citizens and therefore the Citizen’s Hut must be created to keep them safe.

Soon enough your town will be flourishing with citizens working together to bring you items, harvest food, and overall function as a self-sufficient village provided you keep bringing in tools and basic materials.

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MineColonies, 3.60 / 5 (139 votes)


  1. how do you craft a builders hut?

    February 21, 2018
    • Nine planks of wood arround a door, check the wiki above, go to tutorial and search for the builders hut. Click it and it shows you the recipe

      March 5, 2018
  2. How do you get the builder?

    May 12, 2018
  3. how do i get more people in my town it keeps saying ive reached max people

    July 12, 2018
    • This is a bit old but for others with the same question you can increase your population size by adding / upgrading houses, barracks, guard towers.

      September 10, 2018
  4. why cant I craft a blacksmith?

    June 24, 2019
  5. i try to build the forge but anytime i try to access it, i cant get the menu to pop up to allow building… is there something wrong with it because i got every other structure to build but the forge refuse to work.

    also can you make the people who are requesting resources or tool to go to the townhall instead of their respective areas, i got over 20 builders, 10 mines, 2 quarry, 3 sawmills, 4 bakery, 3 farmers, 57 guards (of both knights and rangers), and 11 smithers but the city i got is so large that i have to check every structure to find 1 person when i such be allow to simply go to 1 structure to trigger them all, if you cant than can you atleast make it where i can fulfill their request from the clipboard or the townhall instead of hunting them down ? it highly annoying spending 20 minutes to find the correct guy when i such be out hunting mobs to get certain resources to progress my city instead 🙁

    July 22, 2019
  6. Will this work with Minecraft Comes Alive or no?

    January 18, 2020