At the time, witches along with a witches hut seemed like a really cool addition to Minecraft. Unfortunately once they arrived the huts sucked and the witches didn’t really drop anything that made them worth killing. Just because the official witch huts suck, doesn’t mean we can’t add our own witch huts!
I started by finding a nice area in the side of a hill that I could dig into. Once i found this i started building a nice little hut into the side of the hill. This allowed it to blend in nicely when I grew some trees, vines, dead plants and some spider webs.
The outside of the hut was fairly easy to get right since it just needs to look like an abandoned house that no body takes care of, there isn’t really much more that defines a witches hut other than badly maintained. If you have bone meal you can hit random parts of grass with it and it will make a large amount of tall grass to instantly grow in the area.
The inside of the hut needs to fit the same kind of design. We are limited to what we can really add and the materials that can be used. Dark colored woods definitely fit the look and dim lighting. A downside to this means monsters may end up spawning inside the hut, so the dim lighting can be optional based on what game mode you are playing. You don’t want to put all the effort into creating a witches hut, for a creeper to blow it up on you.
The first thing i started with was a fireplace. Using netherrack and flint you can create a block of fire that burns forever. I added a chimney behind this that went to the surface of the hut where you can optionally add some smoke from a web or something, but this doesn’t matter much.
We are quite fortunate in Minecraft that we have a large amount of things to construct that are “witchy”. Things like a cauldron, enchanting table, book shelves, potion stands and even a nether portal. Things like mushrooms are also nice decorations to place around the house in pots that make the place look a little less fancy.
Building the walls is a tricky one. Cobblestone definitely looks the best, but a house made of 100% cobblestone never looks good. Using mossy cobblestone is a great way to break up the colors and make the walls look much more damp, growing some vines on the walls and keeping dirt blocks will also help make the place look damp. I decided to use a dark carpet on the floor, but a dark color wood also looks pretty good.
The next addition to the witches hut is an enchanting table. You aren’t going to be able to create a full powered table if you want to maintain the look, so it’s a decision between the look and feel or how well it works. Surrounding the enchanting table with books will boost the power of the table and does make the place look a lot better. In the center of the room is a cauldron. While it is difficult to see i have a block of netherrack unerneath the cauldron which is on fire. This gives the look that the cauldron is currently cooking up something.
The final part I have added to the hut is the potion room. I went all out pretty much adding everything that i could possibly add to this room. A large height is required as it helps to get a good overlook on the nether portal. I put chests, potion stand loads of mossy cobblestone and some vines. You can put all the decorations you like in this room, but the key is keeping the lighting dull. Like i said before, this will likely lead to creepers spawning, so if you are playing in survival and value your witches hut id suggest you use better lighting.
Having a nether portal here is a nice way to break things up from the main town. You can store your supplies in the chests and brew some potions to help you out while inside the nether.
So there you have it. A witches hut idea that definitely outdoes the default witches hut included in the game.