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JoeHills, known for short as Joe, joined Hermitcraft in May 2012 for Season 1 and is currently active. He is one of three people who have been involved in Hermitcraft since Season 1, the others being XisumaVoid and BdoubleO100. He has 131,000 subscribers on his channel, JoeHillsTSD .[2]JoeHills joined YouTube on Jun 26, 2011, and started uploading a Minecraft Super Hostile Series before being invited to Hermitcraft.

Season 1

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JoeHills uploaded 105 Hermitcraft Season 1 videos: Episode 1, May 31, 2012 - Episode 105 , June 1, 2013.

Episode 2 did not air until June 2012 because of an issue with the server causing two server resets in April 2012.

  • 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.

Season 2

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JoeHills uploaded 78 Hermitcraft Season 2 videos: Episode 1, June 9, 2013 - Episode 78 , May 10, 2014.

He was known to be a good friend of fellow Hermits Red3yz and XisumaVoid.

Season 3

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.

Season 4

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JoeHills uploaded 184 Hermitcraft Season 4 videos: Episode 1, February 25, 2016 - Episode 184 April 8, 2017.

Joe returned to uploading regularly in early 2016 with the start of Hermitcraft Season 4.

Season 5

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JoeHills uploaded 196 Hermitcraft Season 5 videos: Episode 1, April 13, 2017 - Episode 196, July 12, 2018.

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.

Season 6

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JoeHills uploaded 162 Hermitcraft Season 6 videos: Episode 1, July 19, 2018 - Episode 162, February 23, 2020.

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.

Season 7

JoeHills is currently uploading season 7 Hermitcraft videos: Episode 1, February 28, 2020 - present

He 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 and 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.

Joe 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.

He 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.

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, he 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, which he has started manufacturing using a workstation he set up inside her base.

During The Mayor Election, Joe 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.

Joe 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!"

Joe, ZombieCleo, and StressMonster101 are also participating in the Hedge Games as a team. Originally called Team Clills, they became CLeojoestressss [sic] when Stressmonster101 joined in.

JoeHills's Season 7 Episodes [ View List ]
Thumbnail Title Date Published
1 Video Thumbnail The Shipwreck Angle! The Spawn Angel? First Day! 28 February 2020 More info ⟶
2 Video Thumbnail A portal... at spawn? 2 March 2020 More info ⟶
3 Video Thumbnail Fragile Structures! Infrastructure! 4 March 2020 More info ⟶
4 Video Thumbnail Emergency Preparedness Kits! March 9, 2020 More info ⟶
5 Video Thumbnail Shopping District Road Work March 11, 2020 More info ⟶
6 Video Thumbnail Winery Layout March 17, 2020 More info ⟶
7 Video Thumbnail ZombieCleo's Head Game! March 24, 2020 More info ⟶
8 Video Thumbnail Tag signup! Let's kill @iJevin! March 26, 2020 More info ⟶
9 Video Thumbnail Burn all the Diamonds! Oh, hi, Cleo! March 31, 2020 More info ⟶
10 Video Thumbnail A Joe Hills always pays his debts April 5, 2020 More info ⟶
11 Video Thumbnail Cubfan135 wants me dead! Post-it all the things! April 10, 2020 More info ⟶
12 Video Thumbnail XBcrafted's Build Contest! Vineyard Terraforming! April 20, 2020 More info ⟶
13 Video Thumbnail The button! Trade with Vintagebeef! April 26, 2020 More info ⟶
14 Video Thumbnail Leave the early game behind! April 30, 2020 More info ⟶
15 Video Thumbnail Joe for dogcatcher! Lighthouse! May 3, 2020 More info ⟶
16 Video Thumbnail Tower of Hercules Lighthouse Model Exterior! May 10, 2020 More info ⟶
17 Video Thumbnail Interviewed by a bee! Vote JoeHills for Dogcatcher! May 17, 2020 More info ⟶
18 Video Thumbnail Dog Sanctuary! May 24, 2020 More info ⟶
19 Video Thumbnail Dogs everywhere! Lava in @VintageBeef's shop!? May 30, 2020 More info ⟶
20 Video Thumbnail Tag 2 Electric Boogaloo Finale vs Xisumavoid and Keralis ! Buzzy day! June 4, 2020 More info ⟶
21 Video Thumbnail Home-grown bones and spider dividers! June 13, 2020 More info ⟶
22 Video Thumbnail new recording computer! spawner hub! First 1080p60 video! June 20, 2020 More info ⟶
23 Video Thumbnail Nether update 1.16! Go watch Cub and xBCrafted! Vote for False! June 23, 2020 More info ⟶
24 Video Thumbnail I voted! Let's build with nether materials! June 25, 2020 More info ⟶
25 Video Thumbnail I'm the dogcatcher! New netherite pick from @VintageBeef! June 30, 2020 More info ⟶
26 Video Thumbnail More dogs! Soul speed! July 6, 2020 More info ⟶
27 Video Thumbnail Full nethyrite armor and tools! July 13, 2020 More info ⟶
28 Video Thumbnail @Cubfan135's new game! July 19, 2020 More info ⟶
29 Video Thumbnail 34th Birthday Reflections! Nether hub flight ring connections! July 25, 2020 More info ⟶
30 Video Thumbnail Hedge Game! Broken legs? July 28, 2020 More info ⟶
31 Video Thumbnail Books from Keralis? Hermit Zoo with Cleo! August 1, 2020 More info ⟶
32 Video Thumbnail Etho's Lumberjack Lesson! So much jungle wood! August 7, 2020 More info ⟶
33 Video Thumbnail Stand Off and 1-Stack Challenge! Keralis vs JoeHills! August 12, 2020 More info ⟶
34 Video Thumbnail Collabaganza! Castle Defense! Stand Off! Hedge Games! feat. StressMonster101 & more! August 22, 2020 More info ⟶
35 Video Thumbnail Stand-off! iJevin's tugboats! Armor stands! August 29, 2020 More info ⟶
36 Video Thumbnail Stolen Wine! A Wild Ride! September 5, 2020 More info ⟶
37 Video Thumbnail Industrial Espionage! September 10, 2020 More info ⟶
38 Video Thumbnail Decked Out! First run and a chat with Cubfan135! September 16, 2020 More info ⟶
39 Video Thumbnail Decked Out! Two more runs! Trades with Zedaph & ImpulseSV! September 19, 2020 More info ⟶
40 Video Thumbnail best cactus farm design for ZombieCleo! September 23, 2020 More info ⟶
41 Video Thumbnail Decked out! Hide and seek! Death and life! September 28, 2020 More info ⟶
42 Video Thumbnail scary movies with ZombieCleo! Decked Out with Cubfan135! Misleading thumbnail! October 8, 2020 More info ⟶
43 Video Thumbnail Decked out! Let's name a beast! October 11, 2020 More info ⟶
44 Video Thumbnail Decked out: six runs! Blue flames and trade with Etho! October 14, 2020 More info ⟶
45 Video Thumbnail the rainbow I owe Zombie Cleo! More than we bargained for! October 20, 2020 More info ⟶
46 Video Thumbnail Decked out: Black market! Ghost Cleo! Trades with Cub and False! Seven runs! October 20, 2020 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. While not recording, he tracks donations by expanding his face camera with each $20 milestone ($50 on special occasions), reducing its opacity as it enlarges. As of July 1, 2020, he is no longer streaming on Twitch (with the exception of community events that involve raiding/being raided) and is generally only on YouTube and Periscope.
  • 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, joining five weeks into Season 1.
  • 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 participated in Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) at Vanderbilt with the intention to join the United States Marine Corps after graduation, but was rejected from service due to a medical condition.[3]

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