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Villages. Can someone legitimatly expand a village by building more houses for villagers (Testificates) to breed and fill? Would these houses have any conditions to be met beyond a roof and a door?

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Yes, this is entirely possible. I keep meaning to do it myself, but haven't gotten around to it. Villagers will breed until there are .35*[number of doors] villagers. To be defined as a house, the building must have at least one block with no opaque blocks blocking its view of the sky.


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It should be mentioned that houses require sunlight now. In previous versions all you needed was a door with a roof. It's mentioned in the wiki link above. – Dycker Sep 13 '12 at 20:15
@Dycker - Oh, I forgot about that! Adding that now. – SaintWacko Sep 13 '12 at 20:52

The amount of villagers depends on the amount of doors. You must place the door with an "inside" and "outside". You will need to place a block next to door to count as a roof. Then you will be able to breed villagers.

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