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I built some houses for a village with elegant pitched roofs made out of half-slabs. The villagers I put there (with eggs) refused to stay, and moved elsewhere pretty quickly. Is this due to the roofs, or is there some other factor?

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Can we get a picture of the house, including surrounds? The placement of blocks near the doors or the location of the house relative to other houses may matter. – gnovice Nov 16 '12 at 18:24
probably not a problem with the house, see… for some more info – DKnight Nov 16 '12 at 20:08
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The roof shouldn't affect it. Look at the blocks in a 5-meter square around the door. If the light levels are equal, it won't register as a house. Also, make sure you're using a wood door, iron doors don't register as valid.

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Half slabs are a Transparent block-like stain glass and glowstone. You need a solid block above and below your door. 1 side needs a roof and the outside has to be empty or trans block to register as a house.

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