JoeHills, known for short as Joe, joined Hermitcraft in May 2012 in the fifth week of Season 1 and is currently active. He is one of five people who have been involved in Hermitcraft since Season 1, the others being BdoubleO100, Hypnotizd, Keralis, and XisumaVoid. He has 136,000 subscribers on his channel, JoeHillsTSD .JoeHills joined YouTube on June 26, 2011, and started uploading Minecraft Super Hostile Series before being invited to Hermitcraft.
- 1 Season 1
- 2 Season 2
- 3 Season 3
- 4 Season 4
- 5 Season 5
- 6 Season 6
- 7 Season 7
- 8 Livestreams
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Minecraft Skins
- 11 Social Media
- 12 External Links
- 13 References
JoeHills was one of the first people recruited by the server after the beginning. His spawn house was a structure initially built by Generikb, next to his own house. Throughout the duration of the early parts of the season, JoeHills gradually replaced the blocks of the house, eventually creating a different house but with the same shape. His nether portal led to a bunch of netherrack spires and a path that led away from his base. His actual base was accessed through walking through dense foliage. The base itself was a combination of builds including a redstone lab built into the side of a hill which was filled with various small and useless contraptions, a boat-house that JoeHills still uses as his YouTube banner to this day, a Vechs Super Hostile-esque monument to celebrate his progress in Generikb's trials, a cake on a boat to celebrate his new computer, and a series of miniature versions of British landmarks and tropes, for a mini-series which he referred to as "Transatlantic Tea-Time"
- On February 1, 2013, Joe Hills became a father, with his first child, Corrinne , being born. Joe uploaded episode 85 to share his thoughts on being a new father.
|1||Joe Hills Joins HemitCraft - Redstone and Technical Minecraft||May 31, 2012||More info ⟶|
|2||Seeking a home||June 1, 2012||More info ⟶|
|3||Prequel pranking Biffa2001||June 2, 2012||More info ⟶|
|4||Not gates, the most contrarian gates||June 6, 2012||More info ⟶|
|5||The most compact Minecraft piston door ever||June 7, 2012||More info ⟶|
|6||AND gates and Redstone paperweight dispenser||June 11, 2012||More info ⟶|
|7||Beating GenerikB's security with speed, intelligence, agility, and patience||June 12, 2012||More info ⟶|
|8||Cracking Generikb's door wide open||June 13, 2012||More info ⟶|
|9||GenerikB left me something - white wool attempt (feat. Xisuma)||June 14, 2012||More info ⟶|
|10||White wool victory featuring Biffa2001||June 15, 2012||More info ⟶|
|11||Ender pearl farming and yellow wool attempt||June 16, 2012||More info ⟶|
|12||Cyan wool attempt||June 17, 2012||More info ⟶|
|13||SMP glitch-free sheep farm and wisdom teeth dental complications||June 19, 2012||More info ⟶|
|14||Dental Adventure update and snowy surprise with Joe Hills||June 20, 2012||More info ⟶|
|15||Minecraft rainbow covenant with Biffa - We will never cover all your base with water again||June 23, 2012||More info ⟶|
|16||Joe Hills and Xisuma trap GenerikB's Troll Bridge Bypass||July 6, 2012||More info ⟶|
|17||1D (One Direction), Minecraft, and Connecticon - 12420 Subscriber Celebration||July 18, 2012||More info ⟶|
|18||Redstone iteration and mushroom farming||July 19, 2012||More info ⟶|
|19||Minecraft Flying Saucer construction on HermitCraft||July 24, 2012||More info ⟶|
|20||CilantroGamer HermitCraft Homesteading from Joe Hills' POV||August 7, 2012||More info ⟶|
|21||The Sleepiest Hermitcrafter goes Mining||August 14, 2012||More info ⟶|
|22||Minecraft Hermitcraft baby help from Generikb (feat. my wife Marion)||August 22, 2012||More info ⟶|
|23||Hermitcraft prank: Joe and CilantroGamer visit Xisuma Island||August 27, 2012||More info ⟶|
|24||Hermitcraft spawn house renovation||August 29, 2012||More info ⟶|
|25||Hermitcraft portal connection||August 29, 2012||More info ⟶|
|26||Hermitcraft with Hypno! Railroad Expansion! Choo Choo!||September 4, 2012||More info ⟶|
|27||Hermitcraft Rail Junction and iteration||September 7, 2012||More info ⟶|
|28||Hermitcraft tech check with my new i7-3770k/GTX 660 TI/16GB RAM PC||September 7, 2012||More info ⟶|
|29||Hermitcraft fishing trip with GenerikB!||September 10, 2012||More info ⟶|
|30||Hermitcraft behind the scenes (Watch Fishing Trip first!)||September 10, 2012||More info ⟶|
|31||Hypnotizd's Enderman Ender in the End||September 12, 2012||More info ⟶|
|32||Hermitcraft welcomes KingDaddyDMAC -- Joe Hills is a funny tour guide.||September 14, 2012||More info ⟶|
|33||Joe builds something better than Xisuma and hopes he isn't mad.||September 17, 2012||More info ⟶|
|34||Terrorist Negotiations are non-existant||September 26, 2012||More info ⟶|
|35||Reasonable Expectations with @joehills||September 27, 2012||More info ⟶|
|36||Hermitcraft Halloween Spawn House Renovation Speed Build with @joehills||September 29, 2012||More info ⟶|
|37||Netherhub Guerilla Architecture||October 1, 2012||More info ⟶|
|38||Hermitcraft Halloween Part 2, tweaks and fixes||October 2, 2012||More info ⟶|
|39||Hermitcraft 12w40b snapshot fun - Invisibility attack on Hypnotizd||October 11, 2012||More info ⟶|
|40||Hermitcraft Slime Switch||October 13, 2012||More info ⟶|
|41||Two Wither Boss fights with Hypnotizd and KingDaddyDMAC||October 13, 2012||More info ⟶|
|42||Slime purdification failure and baby kicks and garfunkel and oates||October 14, 2012||More info ⟶|
|43||Spookifying the Spawn Village Signboard for Halloween with Joe Hills||October 15, 2012||More info ⟶|
|44||Hermitcraft Halloween Spookifying the Slime||October 16, 2012||More info ⟶|
|45||Hermitcraft Halloween Spookifying KingDaddyDMAC's stolen house with Hypnotizd's permission||October 17, 2012||More info ⟶|
|46||Bazaar Ramblings||October 18, 2012||More info ⟶|
|47||Hermitcraft Halloween - GenerikB and JoeHills spookify the boat house||October 19, 2012||More info ⟶|
|48||Bazaar flooring||October 20, 2012||More info ⟶|
|49||Bazaar progress with Hypno and Static (clips from Hypno's livestream)||October 21, 2012||More info ⟶|
|50||Hermitcraft group build at TopMass Base (feat. BDoubleO, GenerikB, IamSp00n, Keralis & more!)||October 22, 2012||More info ⟶|
|51||Hermitcraft group build @kingDaddyDMAC's base (feat. BDoubleO, @GenerikB, IamSp00n, Keralis & more!)||October 22, 2012||More info ⟶|
|52||Hermitcraft group build Red3y3's base (feat. BDoubleO, GenerikB, IamSp00n, Keralis & more!)||October 22, 2012||More info ⟶|
|53||Hermitcraft group build at @IamSp00n's Base (feat. @XisumaVoid, @Biffa2001, Keralis & more!)||October 23, 2012||More info ⟶|
|54||Broken server panic (feat. Explicit Language, Generikb, and KingDaddyDMAC)||October 26, 2012||More info ⟶|
|55||Hurricane Sandy sanity tips with Joe Hills||October 30, 2012||More info ⟶|
|56||Autumnification||November 2, 2012||More info ⟶|
|57||Falling while hunted||November 5, 2012||More info ⟶|
|58||Grass is always greener when it's not autumn||November 6, 2012||More info ⟶|
|59||Death to the grasses!||November 7, 2012||More info ⟶|
|60||Bridge||November 8, 2012||More info ⟶|
|61||Portals||November 9, 2012||More info ⟶|
|62||The Misadventures of Joe Hills: Learning Minecraft with Jessassin on Hermitcraft||November 29, 2012||More info ⟶|
|63||Hermitcraft growth and expansion||November 30, 2012||More info ⟶|
|64||Hermitcraft Spawn Village Intersection with Sp00n||December 3, 2012||More info ⟶|
|65||Hermitcraft spawn lighting and new project announcement||December 6, 2012||More info ⟶|
|66||Brainstorming a Pitfalls and Penguins adventure in Hermitcraft||December 8, 2012||More info ⟶|
|67||Hermitcraft live stream highlights with @iamsp00n!||December 12, 2012||More info ⟶|
|68||Christmas Self-Promotion Ambush on Hermitcraft||December 18, 2012||More info ⟶|
|69||Bad prank ideas at @iamsp00n and @kingdaddyDMAC's bases feat. @xisumavoid & @jessassin||December 19, 2012||More info ⟶|
|70||Hermitcraft Secret Base Hunt: An Island that appears on no maps||December 20, 2012||More info ⟶|
|71||The continued hunt for Xisuma and Biffa's secret base||December 21, 2012||More info ⟶|
|72||Christmas Eve visit to @iamSp00n on Hermitcraft||December 24, 2012||More info ⟶|
|73||Christmas Decorations on Hermitcraft with Unhost, Xisuma, and Cubehamster||December 25, 2012||More info ⟶|
|74||Old Cape Cod shed/house on Hermitcraft||December 28, 2012||More info ⟶|
|75||Shearing the wealth with @hypnotizd_ on Hermitcraft||December 29, 2012||More info ⟶|
|76||Biffa carelessly left his trap lying around on Hermitcraft||January 4, 2013||More info ⟶|
|77||Trap hunter! Secret base hunter! Xisuma disappointment in person! Hermitcraft!||January 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|78||Goon Squad and @Juicetra's nether rail line - Hermitcraft stream highlights||January 9, 2013||More info ⟶|
|79||Spawn Improver||January 10, 2013||More info ⟶|
|80||Snapshot 13w03a Warrior on Hermitcraft||January 18, 2013||More info ⟶|
|81||Hermitcraft Villager housing with KingDaddyDMAC||January 23, 2013||More info ⟶|
|82||GenerikB shuttered my shop, so I debarriered his - Hermitcraft snapshot 13w04a||January 26, 2013||More info ⟶|
|83||Justice isn't pretty||January 27, 2013||More info ⟶|
|84||Natural Courthouse - I redid it, but good this time.||January 29, 2013||More info ⟶|
|85||A new dad's disorganized thoughts about his baby on Hermitcraft||February 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|86||Springtime Springboard - Behind the Scenes of the Hermit Shake||March 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|87||Sleep Deprived Paternity and Spring Cleaning on Hermitcraft||March 12, 2013||More info ⟶|
|88||Sleepy Chicken||March 15, 2013||More info ⟶|
|89||Easter flower and creativity with Topmass||March 17, 2013||More info ⟶|
|90||#PaxEast 2013 reflections and Miso Soup prep||March 26, 2013||More info ⟶|
|91||Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs||March 27, 2013||More info ⟶|
|92||Nether tendrils and zoning out with Joe Hills on Hermitcraft||March 29, 2013||More info ⟶|
|93||New Redstone Lab on Hermitcraft - On iteration||April 2, 2013||More info ⟶|
|94||Skylight and Pearlavator - Hermitcraft Redstone Lab Construction||April 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|95||Tripwire water brake breakfall - Hermitcraft Redstone Lab||April 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|96||Tripwire piston breakfall - Hermitcraft Redstone Lab||April 6, 2013||More info ⟶|
|97||Dying Hero Costumes and Auto-Panoplizer in the Hermitcraft Redstone Lab||April 9, 2013||More info ⟶|
|98||Hermitcraft Summer Home Renovation||April 11, 2013||More info ⟶|
|99||Unstable Horse Stable with @iamSp00n and @joehills||April 24, 2013||More info ⟶|
|100||Bowl o' Birches||May 2, 2013||More info ⟶|
|101||Unlimited Imagination and @KingDaddyDMAC||May 9, 2013||More info ⟶|
|102||Expedition teleport supply run||May 12, 2013||More info ⟶|
|103||Expedition brainstorming with @aureylian and @red3yz||May 14, 2013||More info ⟶|
|104||Sailboat at spawn||May 16, 2013||More info ⟶|
|105||Hermitcraft Farewell Tour||June 1, 2013||More info ⟶|
JoeHills was present for the beginning of Season 2, and claimed a few plots in Old Hermiton. He initially worked with ZombieCleo to build her house, a replica of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Shortly after this, they began work on a conceptual build, quite literally a series of floating discs with gardens in. His actual base was located in Old Hermiton, and was a small base carved into a hill. He had also created a series of builds surrounding it, including a replica of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus which served as a monument to Biffa2001's Season 1 base, a museum built out of end stone which housed retro video game eyes built out of various materials, and a sheep farm made out of wool, which had a lego inspired house on top. On top of these, he also built a recreation of the Ministry of Truth from the novel 1984, which was built out of glass. He moved to New Hermiton after the 1.7 update, and built a stone and lime glass UFO near ZombieCleo's towers, which had a potato farm inside. JoeHills was quite inactive during this season owing to his daughter being born towards the end of Season 1, but he was still fairly active in the community, participating in the Abba Caving Tournament and several UHCs.
|1||Map reset chaos||June 9, 2013||More info ⟶|
|2||Search for town square||June 10, 2013||More info ⟶|
|3||Meeting new people: Luclin and ZombieCleo||June 11, 2013||More info ⟶|
|4||Home making||June 11, 2013||More info ⟶|
|5||Nether Portal linking||June 12, 2013||More info ⟶|
|6||Melon farm with IamSp00n, KingHappy, & Venom||June 13, 2013||More info ⟶|
|7||Mausoleum at Halicarnassus||June 14, 2013||More info ⟶|
|8||Bowling||June 15, 2013||More info ⟶|
|9||Chickens with Jessassin, King Happy, and Ven0mKisser||June 15, 2013||More info ⟶|
|10||Fork Sp00ntology, a plan by Topmass||June 16, 2013||More info ⟶|
|11||Mausoleum carvings and entrance||June 17, 2013||More info ⟶|
|12||Monumental build club||June 18, 2013||More info ⟶|
|13||Breaking ground on hanging gardens||June 19, 2013||More info ⟶|
|14||Brits laughing and a closing song||June 19, 2013||More info ⟶|
|15||Nether Navigation||June 20, 2013||More info ⟶|
|16||Simplified overview on hiring designers and illustrators||June 21, 2013||More info ⟶|
|17||Minecraft sheep pen and pediatrician visits||June 22, 2013||More info ⟶|
|18||Mausoleum Rainbow Carvings||June 23, 2013||More info ⟶|
|19||Gardening in the sky||June 24, 2013||More info ⟶|
|20||@zombiecleo in the sky with gardens||June 25, 2013||More info ⟶|
|21||New buildings tour! Island upgrades!||June 26, 2013||More info ⟶|
|22||Duck Prank on @queenkinghappy with @zombiecleo||June 26, 2013||More info ⟶|
|23||Prank and pranker||June 28, 2013||More info ⟶|
|24||Put a smile on your faith - a sixty second prank vs. @iamsp00n||June 28, 2013||More info ⟶|
|25||Fix your dis/reappearing block glitch, @dinnerbone!||June 29, 2013||More info ⟶|
|26||Piston tape, wool sky||June 30, 2013||More info ⟶|
|27||Quick fixes around town||July 1, 2013||More info ⟶|
|28||Mining, viewer feedback, and teething||July 1, 2013||More info ⟶|
|29||Sheep farm architect||July 2, 2013||More info ⟶|
|30||Pranked, by Thor!||July 2, 2013||More info ⟶|
|31||Wool village! Sheep farm roof!||July 3, 2013||More info ⟶|
|32||Prank repairs!||July 4, 2013||More info ⟶|
|33||Automated hopper/brewing prototype||July 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|34||Stream Over - 1000th video celebration livestream on #Hermitcraft||July 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|35||Stronghold exploration and brainstorming with Xisuma and Red3y3z||July 6, 2013||More info ⟶|
|36||Stronghold looting and stairing||July 8, 2013||More info ⟶|
|37||Sp00ntology renovation||July 9, 2013||More info ⟶|
|38||IamSp00n more renovation!||July 10, 2013||More info ⟶|
|39||The Decent Sheep Herder||July 11, 2013||More info ⟶|
|40||Washington Monument, National Mall!||July 12, 2013||More info ⟶|
|41||Cons and Nether Mining||July 13, 2013||More info ⟶|
|42||Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool at 1:8 scale||July 14, 2013||More info ⟶|
|43||Return from Connecticon||July 19, 2013||More info ⟶|
|44||Reed garden in the sky||July 21, 2013||More info ⟶|
|45||End Safety Inspection||July 24, 2013||More info ⟶|
|46||Carpet Braggart||July 25, 2013||More info ⟶|
|47||Glass Experiment||July 26, 2013||More info ⟶|
|48||wool storage hall||July 28, 2013||More info ⟶|
|49||Sheep roof!||July 29, 2013||More info ⟶|
|50||Truthbringer! HerMiniTruth!||July 30, 2013||More info ⟶|
|51||@Aureylian's House||July 31, 2013||More info ⟶|
|52||Quantum Leap analysis with @aureylian||August 2, 2013||More info ⟶|
|53||Redstone Dots and Lines with @minecrafted_, @xisumavoid, & @zombiecleo||August 3, 2013||More info ⟶|
|54||Minecraft Glass Roof||August 7, 2013||More info ⟶|
|55||Burger time for @aureylian!||August 10, 2013||More info ⟶|
|56||Polygraph Countermeasures - Subtle ways to beat a lie detector||August 18, 2013||More info ⟶|
|57||Glass Pane Cloud Roofs||August 20, 2013||More info ⟶|
|58||New dots and lines arena!||August 21, 2013||More info ⟶|
|59||Prophet ability and false prophets||August 22, 2013||More info ⟶|
|60||Minecraft Football Field/Futbol Pitch! Regulation size!||August 23, 2013||More info ⟶|
|61||Minecraft Pixel Art Museum - First look||August 27, 2013||More info ⟶|
|62||Prank on MumboJumbo: Puzzle!||August 28, 2013||More info ⟶|
|63||2nd Floor of my Minecraft Pixel Art Museum||August 29, 2013||More info ⟶|
|64||Hermitcraft Speed Challenge 8/31 with @WorldofKeralis vs. @jessassin, & @Xisumavoid||September 1, 2013||More info ⟶|
|65||Hermitcraft! Games and Novelty! Pumpkin Challenge!||October 22, 2013||More info ⟶|
|66||New town on #hermitcraft with @xisumavoid and @ZombieCleo||October 26, 2013||More info ⟶|
|67||Low-budget Spoof Machine||October 27, 2013||More info ⟶|
|68||Introducing @Sl1pg8r and my flying saucer! With Topmass||October 28, 2013||More info ⟶|
|69||Hermitcraft Halloween finale: @JoeHills' POV||October 31, 2013||More info ⟶|
|70||Be excellent. Ask to help. Ask for help.||November 5, 2013||More info ⟶|
|71||Haptic feedback and nature appreciation on #Hermitcraft with @sl1pg8r||November 6, 2013||More info ⟶|
|72||Hermitcraft with @kingdaddyDMAC! Modern campsite!||November 23, 2013||More info ⟶|
|73||Glitches and glamour!||December 4, 2013||More info ⟶|
|74||Hermitcraft ABBA vs KingDaddyDMAC (Round 1)||December 23, 2013||More info ⟶|
|75||Wild predictions for 2014||January 3, 2014||More info ⟶|
|76||American History timeline trail||January 14, 2014||More info ⟶|
|77||Aliens and rules on #Hermitcraft||January 23, 2014||More info ⟶|
|78||Iron Overflow||May 11, 2014||More info ⟶|
|79||Iron Farm Decoration||May 19, 2014||More info ⟶|
|80||Hermitcraft Trial, Bailiff's POV||May 24, 2014||More info ⟶|
JoeHills reappeared shortly after the beginning of Season 3, and settled in Hermit Hills next to FalseSymmetry, where he worked on re-creatng the bar from the television show Cheers, however, this project was never finished, as he had temporarily gone inactive to take care of his family. Despite this, he returned close to the end of the season to build his base, which was located at the northern world border and was accessed through a nether tunnel marked "To Joe Hills and the Northern Frontier."
JoeHills only uploaded 6 Hermitcraft Season 3 videos: Episode 1, October 19, 2014 - Episode 6, February 21, 2016. Joe titled these videos either Hermitcraft Amplified, or Hermitcraft (2016). It is speculated that Joe took some time off from uploading in 2015 because of his daughter, Corrinne, being only 2 years old at the time. Instead of Hermitcraft Season 3 videos, Joe uploaded 17 Hermitcraft FTB Infinity videos in early 2015. Joe uploaded 2 Modsauce videos and 1 Hermitcraft Season 3 video for the remainder of 2015.
JoeHills returned from his Season 3 hiatus for the beginning of Season 4. He initially got lost from the rest of the Hermits, and found his way to what became the shopping district, and built a small wooden starter house. Upon realising his mistake, he renovated the build into Maslow's Hierarchy of Steak, an early food shop comically named after Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. He later moved to the residential area, where he set up an adobe house next to ZombieCleo, connecting to an underground horse stable and a series of tunnels designed to link the top of the mesa with the lower areas. To signify the location of his residence, he created a blue @ block on top of a nearby hoodoo to the mesa. His main base was a recreation of the farmhouse from the movie Field of Dreams, an area which he called his 'Greatest Plaines.' He connected his base to Welsknight's area, through a path called the "Iowa Trail," a reference to both the Oregon Trail and the fact that Iowa was the setting for Field of Dreams. He created several landmarks along this trail, including the site for a pioneer fort and a recreation of the Terracotta Warriors with observers and glazed terracotta.
Joe returned to uploading regularly in early 2016 with the start of Hermitcraft Season 4.
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Early in the season, JoeHills set up his base on the land surrounding a body of water he called "Red Sky Bay". Joe then created his first large build, a colorful 3 story building with a sign that read "Red Sky Bay" on the outside of each floor.
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JoeHills never had a base, he was a self-proclaimed nomad. Some prominent builds from him were the Ministry of Truth, and many more.
He built a halloween store that opened on October 1st, 2018.
He was on the G-Team during the Hermitcraft Civil War. He poured lava on Grian's base. He had a Demise bunker in the Statue of Hermity. Despite this, he died during a raid on the Deadquarters, thus placing 4th.
JoeHills is currently uploading season 7 Hermitcraft videos: Episode 1, February 28, 2020 - present
For more details, see Strait of Joebraltar.
JoeHills has a base on the Strait of Joebraltar, which he named after himself. There, he built his starter base in a sunken ship, then built a winery nearby inspired by the Wizards of Wine from Chris Perkins' Curse of Strahd module for Dungeons & Dragons. For this, he collected thousands of berries and terraformed land to add a vineyard around the winery. Following the 1.16 Nether Update, he replaced the Winery's original building materials with polished blackstone and warped wood variants. The base, especially the Winery, is within viewing distance of Mount GOATmore, Docm77 and BdoubleO100's starter bases, and the stables building at BdoubleO100's permanent base.
JoeHills built a lighthouse that is a 1:1 model of the Tower of Hercules in Galicia, Spain, on a terraformed hill across the Strait of Joebraltar from the Winery. He added a nether-themed mirror-image of the lighthouse underneath it, built with basalt and surrounded by lava. Underneath the Strait of Joebraltar, he excavated and terraformed a large ravine-like cavern surrounding three spawner-based mob farms. On a small peninsula, he built a nether portal in the shape of his "@" logo and a skylight looking down into the cavern.
In JoeHills' Season 7 Episode 66, he acquired the deed for xBCrafted's base from the HCBBS, while xBCrafted acquired the deed to JoeHills' base. JoeHills built an automatic sorting system, modeled after the one at TinFoilChef's base, inside the floating island. At an area where xBCrafted had intended to build a seaport, JoeHills built sculptures of VGA and PS/2 computer ports. He then developed the concept into a corporate campus for a technology corporation, building an office building shaped like a giant set of floppy disks.
In JoeHills' Season 7: Episode 72, he and xBCrafted switched bases back so Joe could build a model of the Ever Given, the ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal at the time, stuck at the Strait of Joebraltar. Joehills, ZombieCleo, XisumaVoid, and Rendog built a 2:5 scale replica of the Ever Given wedged into the Strait of Joebraltar during the second Hermits help Hermits livestream on Monday, March 29, 2021. JoeHills and ZombieCleo dubbed it "Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat," a reference to the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Swearing off Diamonds
Following a failed attempt at claiming iJevin's head for ZombieCleo's Head Games which resulted in him dying in TangoTek's iron farm and losing diamond blocks, JoeHills swore off diamonds for the rest of the season, promising to cover all diamonds that come into his possession in lava. Because netherite does not burn in lava, he considers it acceptable for use, and he obtained a netherite pickaxe from VintageBeef by bartering the land from the Folks at Work shop. He then obtained a netherite axe from EthosLab in exchange for clearing jungle trees from the Netherlands Gaming district, and netherite leggings from ZombieCleo in exchange for six million armor stands.
JoeHills laid out the Shopping District's first roads using cobblestone, charging 30 diamonds each for permits to modify them. He also bought the land surrounding the Nether portal, which he used to sell portal customization permits for 50 diamonds. The permits were sold at the Folks at Work shop, next to a stand selling cooked steak called Steak a Break - Bust a Moo.
During The Mayor Election, JoeHills ran for "Dogcatcher," a role he invented in protest after Grian created the mayor role, with which he would clean up stray dogs around the server and "watch over the diamond pile in the shopping district." The role is actually intended to give him authority to use lava to cover the pile of diamonds that had been collecting during the season as payment for land. To run his campaign, Joe created a poster map and bred a large quantity of dogs which he sat around the shopping district and multiple other Hermits' bases, dyeing their collars white to make them appear untamed. He began building a dog sanctuary, containing doghouses, giant bones, and a beach next to the lighthouse, naming it Joerassic Bark (a portmanteau of Jurassic Park, Joe, and Bark). He won the vote almost unanimously, besides ZombieCleo writing in "Daffy Duck." Since winning the election, Joe has begun moving the dogs he placed around the server into Joerassic Bark.
Hermit Zoo and ZombieCleo's Base
JoeHills is currently collaborating with ZombieCleo to build a Hermit Zoo near her base, which will contain an exhibit for each Hermit as if they were animals in a zoo display. Joe's own exhibit contains a model for a silhouette overlay in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000, which can be seen in use during the "MST3Keralis" segment of his Episode 31: "Books from Keralis? Hermit Zoo with Cleo!" After ZombieCleo gave him a pair of netherite leggings in exchange for six million armor stands, he began manufacturing armor stands using increasingly intrusive farms set up inside her base. This culminated in a cactus farm coming through the top of the base and into the sky, which he decorated as half of a large rainbow. ZombieCleo asked him to finish the other side of the rainbow in exchange for deducting two million armor stands from his debt. JoeHills deliberately built the other side of the rainbow wider so the two sides would not match up, then bargained with ZombieCleo for another deduction of three million armor stands in return for him properly fixing the rainbow, bringing his debt down to one million armor stands.
For more details, see Bernie the Leaf Master.
JoeHills, ZombieCleo, and StressMonster101 participated in the Hedge Games as a team. Originally called Team Clills, they became CLeojoestressss [sic] when Stressmonster101 joined. They won second place after Rendog and Grian.
JoeHills and ZombieCleo collaborated on a Halloween-themed area adjacent to Joerassic Bark, centered around a pumpkin patch, a corn maze (made using ferns), and a large model of Slimer from the television series The Real Ghostbusters. He also decorated the peninsula around his nether portal with black and orange blocks.
JoeHills attempted to use MumboJumbo's Spookification Chamber by paying with 16 golden apples instead of 16 diamonds, giving him a Halloween skin that appears to be his default skin with his face stretched horizontally around three sides of his head. He also participated in Stressmonster's Haunted House and completed a successful trick challenge at the Trick or Treat House.
|1||The Shipwreck Angle! The Spawn Angel? First Day!||28 February 2020||More info ⟶|
|2||A portal... at spawn?||2 March 2020||More info ⟶|
|3||Fragile Structures! Infrastructure!||4 March 2020||More info ⟶|
|4||Emergency Preparedness Kits!||March 9, 2020||More info ⟶|
|5||Shopping District Road Work||March 11, 2020||More info ⟶|
|6||Winery Layout||March 17, 2020||More info ⟶|
|7||ZombieCleo's Head Game!||March 24, 2020||More info ⟶|
|8||Tag signup! Let's kill @iJevin!||March 26, 2020||More info ⟶|
|9||Burn all the Diamonds! Oh, hi, Cleo!||March 31, 2020||More info ⟶|
|10||A Joe Hills always pays his debts||April 5, 2020||More info ⟶|
|11||Cubfan135 wants me dead! Post-it all the things!||April 10, 2020||More info ⟶|
|12||XBcrafted's Build Contest! Vineyard Terraforming!||April 20, 2020||More info ⟶|
|13||The button! Trade with Vintagebeef!||April 26, 2020||More info ⟶|
|14||Leave the early game behind!||April 30, 2020||More info ⟶|
|15||Joe for dogcatcher! Lighthouse!||May 3, 2020||More info ⟶|
|16||Tower of Hercules Lighthouse Model Exterior!||May 10, 2020||More info ⟶|
|17||Interviewed by a bee! Vote JoeHills for Dogcatcher!||May 17, 2020||More info ⟶|
|18||Dog Sanctuary!||May 24, 2020||More info ⟶|
|19||Dogs everywhere! Lava in @VintageBeef's shop!?||May 30, 2020||More info ⟶|
|20||Tag 2 Electric Boogaloo Finale vs Xisumavoid and Keralis ! Buzzy day!||June 4, 2020||More info ⟶|
|21||Home-grown bones and spider dividers!||June 13, 2020||More info ⟶|
|22||new recording computer! spawner hub! First 1080p60 video!||June 20, 2020||More info ⟶|
|23||Nether update 1.16! Go watch Cub and xBCrafted! Vote for False!||June 23, 2020||More info ⟶|
|24||I voted! Let's build with nether materials!||June 25, 2020||More info ⟶|
|25||I'm the dogcatcher! New netherite pick from @VintageBeef!||June 30, 2020||More info ⟶|
|26||More dogs! Soul speed!||July 6, 2020||More info ⟶|
|27||Full nethyrite armor and tools!||July 13, 2020||More info ⟶|
|28||@Cubfan135's new game!||July 19, 2020||More info ⟶|
|29||34th Birthday Reflections! Nether hub flight ring connections!||July 25, 2020||More info ⟶|
|30||Hedge Game! Broken legs?||July 28, 2020||More info ⟶|
|31||Books from Keralis? Hermit Zoo with Cleo!||August 1, 2020||More info ⟶|
|32||Etho's Lumberjack Lesson! So much jungle wood!||August 7, 2020||More info ⟶|
|33||Stand Off and 1-Stack Challenge! Keralis vs JoeHills!||August 12, 2020||More info ⟶|
|34||Collabaganza! Castle Defense! Stand Off! Hedge Games! feat. StressMonster101 & more!||August 22, 2020||More info ⟶|
|35||Stand-off! iJevin's tugboats! Armor stands!||August 29, 2020||More info ⟶|
|36||Stolen Wine! A Wild Ride!||September 5, 2020||More info ⟶|
|37||Industrial Espionage!||September 10, 2020||More info ⟶|
|38||Decked Out! First run and a chat with Cubfan135!||September 16, 2020||More info ⟶|
|39||Decked Out! Two more runs! Trades with Zedaph & ImpulseSV!||September 19, 2020||More info ⟶|
|40||best cactus farm design for ZombieCleo!||September 23, 2020||More info ⟶|
|41||Decked out! Hide and seek! Death and life!||September 28, 2020||More info ⟶|
|42||scary movies with ZombieCleo! Decked Out with Cubfan135! Misleading thumbnail!||October 8, 2020||More info ⟶|
|43||Decked out! Let's name a beast!||October 11, 2020||More info ⟶|
|44||Decked out: six runs! Blue flames and trade with Etho!||October 14, 2020||More info ⟶|
|45||the rainbow I owe Zombie Cleo! More than we bargained for!||October 20, 2020||More info ⟶|
|46||Decked out: Black market! Ghost Cleo! Trades with Cub and False! Seven runs!||October 20, 2020||More info ⟶|
|47||Giant Slimer in minecraft! Fun with ZombieCleo!||October 29, 2020||More info ⟶|
|48||MumboJumbo's Spookification Chamber! StressMonster's Haunted Mega Mansion!||October 31, 2020||More info ⟶|
|49||MumboJumbo, please fix my face! My winery needs work too!||November 6, 2020||More info ⟶|
|50||Hedge Game Second Place Prize! Hermit Zoo Spider Cleo!||November 10, 2020||More info ⟶|
|51||Love Tropics Setup! Ravager raid village scouting!||November 13, 2020||More info ⟶|
|52||Ravager Raid Capture Attempt! Love Tropics 2020 Results!||November 16 2020||More info ⟶|
|53||One-sided Target match! Chorus tree safety!||November 24 2020||More info ⟶|
|54||Happy Thanksgiving, soul flame redstone!||November 26 2020||More info ⟶|
|55||Christmas District Kickoff with ZombieCleo!||December 1, 2020||More info ⟶|
|56||Cubfan135 exhibit for the Hermit Zoo! Target Games!||December 7 2020||More info ⟶|
|57||A gift from TangoTek!||December 14 2020||More info ⟶|
|58||Gingerbread Parthenon!||December 21 2020||More info ⟶|
|59||New Year's Eve preparations! Brandenburg Gate, Big Ben, and More!||December 31 2020||More info ⟶|
|60||Horses from BDoubleO100! Happy New Year!||January 9 2021||More info ⟶|
|61||Tower of Hercules walls, glass plaza, and terraforming!||January 14 2021||More info ⟶|
|62||MumboJumbo's found countdown! Burning smell? Helping Keralis, Iskall, Ren, Docm77!||January 23 2021||More info ⟶|
|63||HCBBS? Countdown to Infinibee! Aquetown Vandal!?||January 29 2021||More info ⟶|
|64||Groundhog Day flip clock in Minecraft! Redstone activated!||February 1 2021||More info ⟶|
|65||The Infinibee is Nigh! Scar killed me with irony!||February 11 2021||More info ⟶|
|66||Hermitcraft 7 HCBBS now! Countdown complete!||February 13 2021||More info ⟶|
|67||cleaning up xBCrafted's mess with a redstone item sorter!||February 18 2021||More info ⟶|
|68||Big Base Swap port authority!||February 25 2021||More info ⟶|
|69||Xisuma's Base Race! xBCrafted's secret farms!||March 1 2021||More info ⟶|
|70||Hair cut from BDoubleO100! Arm shot from Moderna!||March 9 2021||More info ⟶|
|71||Stealing Keralis' Skyscraper Techniques||March 18 2021||More info ⟶|
|72||What have I done?!||March 27 2021||More info ⟶|
|73||Ever Given stuck again!||March 31 2021||More info ⟶|
|74||Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat||April 9 2021||More info ⟶|
|75||Brain E.E.’s trivia! Lost dog box!||April 13 2021||More info ⟶|
|76||Quinn Murphy chatting about Pathfinder 2e Bestiary 3 Sumbreiva & Shabti Redeemer||April 21 2021||More info ⟶|
|77||Cubfan135’s Modern Parkour||April 23 2021||More info ⟶|
|78||Parkour Breakdown! Jungle and Nether Parkour!||May 1 2021||More info ⟶|
|79||Decked Out deck! New Pokémon Snap review!||May 7 2021||More info ⟶|
|80||Trees, Trains, and Booshes!||May 12 2021||More info ⟶|
JoeHills records most of his episode content during his livestreams, effectively making his streams a backstage access to the production of his videos. He multistreams to YouTube, Twitch, and Periscope, and streamed to Mixer until June 2020. He is not a Twitch affiliate, because the contract would forbid him from multistreaming.
While not recording, he tracks donations by expanding his face camera with each $20 milestone ($50 on special occasions), reducing its "Joepacity," a portmanteau of "Joe" and "Opacity," as it enlarges, which is called the "Jhost," a portmanteau of "Joe" and "Ghost." Upon reaching 0% Joepacity, he becomes the "Beetlejhost," a portmanteau of "Beetlejuice" and "Jhost," donning a Beetlejuice costume jacket and hue-shifting his face camera to make his skin appear blue, and the size and Joepacity go back to default. According to JoeHills, all face camera modifications reset at 6:00am "Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania time" (Eastern Standard Time), a reference to the film Groundhog Day, and this reset occurs on stream when he is actively streaming at that time.
Each livestream begins with a line of text that reads "Setting up stream now!", and this text does not disappear until he records a video segment or until somebody asks in a livestream chat whether the stream is set up, and upon the latter happening, he plays one of two differently-styled recordings of his song "When Will My Stream Begin," a parody of "When Will My Life Begin" from the movie Tangled, written by himself and recorded by his brother Sean Hills. The text has remained on the screen for as long as two hours on some livestreams.
- The "TSD" in JoeHillsTSD stands for "Team Snow Day", which was a collaboration of web designers between JoeHills, Art Frederick, and C.P. Stanford. Together, they made comics, games, and videos before he started his YouTube channel.
- JoeHills's main Minecraft account is named "joehillssays" and his camera account is named "joehillssees."
- JoeHills was the first non-founding member to join Hermitcraft.
- JoeHills officially became a full-time content creator on July 1, 2020. He previously worked full-time as a LAMP stack web developer, which he is continuing as a freelance contractor.
- JoeHills uses his Patreon sponsorships to waive mid-roll and pre-roll ads on his videos, and often ends his videos by reciting his poetry or giving a poetry prompt for his viewers.
- JoeHills writes music, a mix of original compositions and parodies, some of which are Hermitcraft-themed, which are performed by his brother Sean Hills. They have released two albums: Sean Hills Sings Joe Hills and Sean Hills Sings Joe Hills II: The Secret of the Views.
- JoeHills has a bachelor's degree in history from Vanderbilt University.
- JoeHills was a cadet in Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) at Vanderbilt with the intention to join the United States Marine Corps after graduation, but he was rejected from the corps after developing a serious digestive disorder.
- JoeHills is an avid player of Dungeons & Dragons, and several of his Hermitcraft builds are locations from D&D modules.
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