How to Build a Villager Trading Hall

Are you tired of constantly searching for villagers to trade with in Minecraft? A villager trading hall could be the solution to your problem. This guide will walk you through the steps to build your own trading hall, complete with everything you need to know to get started.
Villager Trading Hall

Materials Needed

Before you begin building, gather the following materials:

  • Wooden planks
  • Stone blocks
  • Glass panes
  • Iron bars
  • Redstone torches
  • Hoppers
  • Chests
  • Carpet
  • Villagers

Building the Structure

Follow these steps to build your trading hall:

  1. Choose a flat area to build on and mark out a 16x16 square.
  2. Build a 3 block high wall around the square, leaving a 2 block gap at the top.
  3. Add a roof to the wall, using wooden planks or stone blocks.
  4. Add glass panes to the top gap of the wall, allowing light to enter the trading hall.
  5. Add iron bars to the top gap of the wall, to prevent villagers from escaping.
  6. Place a redstone torch on top of each iron bar.
  7. Place a hopper and chest in each corner of the square.
  8. Place a carpet on top of each hopper.
  9. Connect all of the hoppers together using redstone.
  10. Add a door to one side of the wall.
  11. Add villager workstations inside the trading hall, one for each villager you intend to have.
  12. Trap the villagers inside the trading hall using the door and iron bars.

How it Works

When a villager is placed inside the trading hall, they will claim a workstation and become a trader. Whenever a player trades with the villager, the items they trade will be deposited into the hopper beneath the villager's workstation. This allows for easy item collection and prevents items from being lost or cluttering up the trading hall.

Benefits and Drawbacks

There are several benefits to building a villager trading hall, including:

  • Convenient access to multiple traders in one location
  • Easy item collection
  • Prevention of lost or cluttered items

However, there are also some drawbacks to consider, such as:

  • The initial cost of building the trading hall
  • The need for a large number of villagers to make the trading hall effective
  • The potential for villagers to escape if the trading hall is not built correctly


Q: How many villagers do I need to make the trading hall effective?

A: You will need at least one villager for each trade you intend to make.

Q: What happens if a villager escapes?

A: You will need to either lure the villager back into the trading hall or capture a new villager to replace them.

Q: Do I need to use specific types of workstations for the villagers?

A: No, any type of workstation will work for the villagers.

Q: Can I customize the design of the trading hall?

A: Yes, you can modify the design of the trading hall to suit your preferences and needs.