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Sifter’s Hut

Note: The Sifter’s Hut cannot be built until you have a level 3 Fisher’s Hut (or three level 1 Fisher’s Huts, or another equivalent) and have finished the research in the University.

The Sifter’s Hut is where the Sifter will sift through dirt, gravel, sand, or soul sand to find loot. Doing this will make the block the Sifter is sifting disappear.

Sifted Block Chance for
Dirt Beetroot seeds
Dirt Carrots
Dirt Melon seeds
Dirt Potatoes
Dirt Pumpkin seeds
Dirt Oak saplings
Dirt Spruce saplings
Dirt Birch saplings
Dirt Jungle saplings
Dirt Acacia saplings
Dirt Dark oak saplings
Dirt Wheat seeds
Gravel Coal
Gravel Diamonds
Gravel Lapis lazuli
Gravel Emeralds
Gravel Flint
Gravel Gold ingots
Gravel Iron ingots
Gravel Iron nuggets
Gravel Redstone
Sand Cacti
Sand Cocoa beans
Sand Gold nuggets
Sand Sugarcane
Soul Sand Blaze powder
Soul Sand Glowstone dust
Soul Sand Magma cream
Soul Sand Nether wart
Soul Sand Quartz
Soul Sand Human skulls

You can choose between four meshes. The higher the level of the mesh, the higher the likelihood that the Sifter will find loot.

Hut Level Mesh Available
1 String
3 Flint
4 Iron
5 Diamond

The Sifter’s Hut can sift a certain amount of blocks per day:

Hut Level Maximum Blocks
1 64 blocks
2 256 blocks
3 576 blocks
4 1024 blocks
5 Unlimited

Sifter's Hut

Sifter's Hut



Sifter Hut GUI


When accessing the Sifter’s Hut block by right-clicking on it, you will see a GUI with different options. You start on the main tab:

  • Pencil: Allows you to rename the building. The level of the building will always be listed after the name.

  • Hut Level: Tells you the type of hut and the build level of the building you have selected.

  • Assigned Workers: Tells you the worker assigned to this building.

  • Manage Workers: Lets you change which worker is assigned to work at this hut. There can only be one worker at each hut. Note: this only works if you have turned the worker hiring mode in the Town Hall block to manual, otherwise your citizens will be hired automatically.

  • Recall Worker: Recalls the worker at this building to their hut block. You might use it if they are stuck somewhere, you want to see what they have, or want to give them something directly.

  • Build Options: Lets you create a build, upgrade, or repair build order for this hut. To learn more about the building system, please visit the Builder page.

  • Pickup Priority: You can set the priority that a Courier will visit this hut and pick up items (when the worker at this hut issues a request), or you can tell Couriers to never visit this hut to pick up items. You can also tell a Courier to do a pickup now using the Request Pickup Now button. (For the pickup priority, 10 is the highest.)

  • Inventory: Here you can access the hut block’s storage, where the worker at this hut takes and deposits materials. They will also use any racks that were placed in the hut when it was built or upgraded, so be sure to check those as well!

  • ?: Some huts have an in-game guide. Press the ? button to access it.

  • A chest icon: Click this button to see all the items in the hut’s storage (including the hut block’s inventory and any racks that came with the hut). Clicking the ? button next to an item’s count will highlight the storage container it’s in.


Clicking on the blue arrow on the first page will bring you to Daily Limit.

Here you can see how many blocks have been sifted on the current day, and the maximum blocks per day.


The second tab of the GUI is Crafting Recipes.

Here you can see all the crafting recipes this hut knows. The arrows allow you to move them up or down in priority. You are also able to disable specific recipes.

Minimum stock GUI

The third tab of the GUI is Minimum Stock. Blocks to be sifted and required meshes must be set here in order for the Sifter to work. It has one button:

Use this button to tell the Sifter's Hut to keep a minimum stock on hand. Set items will be displayed above the button.

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