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Ice Plains, Cold Taiga

Consists of
  • Snow
  • White Carpet
  • Light Gray Carpet
  • Ice
  • Redstone Torch
  • Furnace
  • Bed
  • Crafting Table
  • Wooden Trapdoor
  • Ladder
  • Torch
  • Stone Bricks
  • Monster Eggs
  • Chest
  • Red Carpet
  • Polished Andesite
  • Cobweb
  • Iron Bars
  • Sign
  • Cauldron, 23 full
  • Spruce Stairs / Slab
  • Brewing Stand
  • Potted Cactus
  • Villager
  • Zombie Villager
First appearances

See History

Igloos are structures that are naturally generated in snowy biomes. They are round structures constructed primarily of snow blocks.


Igloos naturally generate in the Ice Plains and Cold Taiga biomes, but not in Ice Mountains, Ice Plains Spikes, Cold Taiga Hills, or other variants.


Igloos are composed of snow blocks, sheltering a carpeted interior containing a bed, furnace and crafting table.

In half of the igloos, a trapdoor can be found under the carpet, leading down a long ladder shaft to a basement. This passageway and the basement are built from stone brick, some of which are monster eggs. In this basement is a brewing stand, a cauldron, a chest, and beyond the far wall, behind iron bars in two different cages, are a villager priest and a zombie villager priest. The zombie villager can be cured with a golden apple and a splash potion of weakness, both found inside the igloo. No other types of villagers can be found.

The cauldron is 23 full, and the brewing stand contains a splash potion of weakness.


See also: Chest loot

Each igloo chest contains items drawn from 2 pools, with the following distribution:

Stack Size Weight # Items Chance # Chests
2–8× 2–8×
Golden Apple 1111.000100.0%1.0
Coal 1–415632.97670.4%1.4
Apple 1–315632.38170.4%1.4
Wheat 2–310631.98455.3%1.8
Gold Nugget 1–310631.58755.3%1.8
Rotten Flesh 110630.79455.3%1.8
Stone Axe 12630.15914.7%6.8
Emerald 11630.0797.6%13.1


Official release
1.9October 20, 2015Searge reveals he is working on a new structure to showcase the new 'loot table' feature.
15w43aAdded igloos.
15w43bGolden apples in the igloo chests now have a 100% chance of appearing, where previously they would often not appear – it was moved from the structure file to the loot table.
Golden apples originally would always be found in the central slot when they were found at all; now they can be found in any slot.
15w43cGlass bottle was removed from brewing stand.
Cobweb is now found in the basement.
Sign in the basement previously read:
and now reads:
××××- ×××--
 --×× ×-×
 ×-×× -××
--××× ×××--
15w44aThe red carpet in the basement now hides a block of polished andesite.
Sign in the basement changed to:
Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Added igloos.
Pocket Edition
1.0build 1Added igloos.


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