In the Beta 1.9 Pre-release (never official), Villager mobs, also known as Testificates or NPCs, were added to spawn in Villages. Villages can also be used for the player's house. If Village structures are taken apart they offer the following items: wood, wood planks, pressure plates, fences, cobblestone, wheat stalks, gravel, wooden stairs, and other items. Some Villages spawn in the deserts, and they have sand, sandstone, and sandstone stairs. It is recommended that new players try to find villages because they have some important supplies.
- Small huts, made of logs, wooden planks, cobblestone, and dirt, with glass panes for windows. Some also have fenced balconies on their roofs. The desert villages have sand, sandstone and sandstone stairs in the huts and houses.
- Houses, which are composed of the same materials listed above, but are larger in size.
- Taverns, which have wooden stairs as benches, pressure plate/fence tables and a double slab bar. They also have fenced-off backyards.
- Libraries have bookshelves, a crafting table, and the Pressure Plate/fence tables.
- Farms are made of logs, water, and dirt, and contain wheat, carrots and potatoes.
- Wells, which are 2x10x2 in size.
- Forges are made out of cobblestone, iron bars and furnaces. They also contain small pools of lava. Forges have a small "work room" located at the back which contains a chest with materials inside. The materials often include ingots, iron armor, bread, etc. They don't, however, include anvils because of their massive value in iron.
- Churches are made of cobblestone with a small three-story tower with a ladder.
- Lamp posts are made of stacked fences and black wool with one torch on each side.
- Gravel roads connect most of the buildings together.
- If a Village is large enough (containing 15 or more Villagers), they are protected by iron golems — large mobs consisting mostly of iron blocks - which serve to protect Villagers from hostile mobs such as zombies.
- The amount of structures within Villages often varies. There can be (but are not necessarily limited to) up to two churches, up to two blacksmiths, up to two libraries, up to two taverns and up to three large homes. The librarian Villagers live in a library, the farmer Villagers live in shacks, peasants live in houses and huts, the blacksmith Villagers live in forges and the priest Villagers live in churches.
- There is popularity, if your popularity gets lower than -15, iron golems will all become hostile to you.
- Villagers do not rebuild anything if parts of their village are damaged or destroyed.
- It is possible to find diamonds in a forge's workroom chest, however, they are usually in very small amounts.
- For some reason, in superflat worlds, some parts of village buildings are covered in darkness at times.
- Villages have been found to spawn more often in superflat worlds than in normal worlds.
- Hordes of zombies have been known to siege large Villages, killing Villagers and turning them into zombie villagers (in hardcore or hard difficulty mode). These attacks are the main reason Iron Golems exist.
- There are also "zombie villages", inhabited by zombies.
- In a seed for 1.3.2, (JebJebJeb), you can find your way out of a forest to find a small village in the plains.
- Villages often spawn with the gravel out of place or even in a ravine or river on rare occasions..
- Villages are still created in Multiplayer Servers, but are a more rare occurence.
- Some more village seeds include "gimmeavillage" and "gimmeabreak". Anything with "gimme" in it seems to spawn a village.
- Rarely, a village will spawn in a desert biome, where everything is made of sandstone.
- In Ocean Biomes, sometimes villages will spawn underwater.
- There are also underground villages which are inhabited by spiders and skeletons. They are often called "haunted villages".
- There is a glitch that villages spawn in The Void but if you destroy one block, the entire village falls down.