I'm a huge fan of searching for seeds via console Minecraft. I have noticed that if you read the sayings that are in yellow on the main menu before starting a new game, you can use some of the keywords or the whole saying(s) as a new seed. A few awesome ones I have found and I will make breakoffs from this thread to post my finding. If anyone would like to help me with locating: Strongholds, Villages, Monuments, End Portal, Nether Fortress(es), Doubled Villages, Spawners etc. I am all for the help. So here comes my first seed of many for Crafters to check out.
Phrase on main menu: "Map11 has 2names"
Spawn location is at: X: 244, Y:68, Z:252 You spawn in the south east corner of the map. In the upper center portion of the map is a very large land mass of snow biome.
There's no villages that I've found, unless I've missed them.
There are no ocean monuments, unless I've missed them.
There are no temples, unless I've missed them.
I didn't have to use any eye of ender to find the end portal, which is located at: X:-41, Y:38, Z:27
The quickest way to get to the end portal is through a large opening at the southern most tip of the snow biome at: X:-23, Y:63, Z:-22
(Yes, it's that close) to the entrance of the mineshaft and very close to the spawnpoint and almost directly in the center of the map.
As for Diamonds, I haven't searched yet, but if anyone would like to search for as many as possible and share, that would be awesome. I myself am going to search for more seeds.
This seed seems like it might be a bit of a challenge. Even though there aren't any villages nearby, there is the stronghold that is is extremely close to spawn and of course there's plenty of chests throughout it as well that can help aid. The way to the end portal is also smack dab in the middle of a ravine... Lordy lordy how I LOVE ravines!
Nether Portal takes to you location: X: 124, Y: 48, Z: -85
once you enter the Nether if you head to your right before you reach the Nether Quartz Ore blocks, up and to your right is a tunnel that leads around to an opening that drops down to the bottom lava floor, and if you look straight ahead you'll be able to see a Nether Brick pillar that leads to the Nether Fortress. The best way to enter the fortress, is at the end of the tunnel before you drop down to the lava floor of the Nether, if you tunnel your way through the Netherack you will eventually find the fortress without too much hassle.
The next seed I'm trying out is the "2names" part of the quote.
Spawn Point location: X: -70, Y: 73, Z 263
Directly to the Southeast of the Spawn Point is a nice size village.
Village location: X: -7, Y: 71, Z: 304
The villagers have some decent trades, and the blacksmith's chest has:
1 Iron Sword, 1 Iron Helmet, 1 Iron Pickaxe, 1 Saddle
This village contains 7 farm boxes which consist of: wheat (of course), and potatoes.
Second Village is located at: X: 137, Y: 65, Z: -150
There's no Blacksmith house here, But there are also some good trades plus there are also 7 farm boxes which contain: Carrots, Potatoes, and Wheat.
I did not locate any Monuments on this seed.
I did not locate any Temples on this seed.
End Portal is very near the Spawn Point, but it's very far down.
End Portal location: X: 29, Y: 19, Z: 219
The best possible way to get to the Strong Hold and End Portal is to go slightly North East of the Spawn Point and inbetween The Birtch Trees and the Dark Oak Trees is an opening that will lead you towards the End Portal, which sits inside of a ravine.