Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut
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Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut - Creating a grass thatch, mud hut from scratch.
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With the wet season at it's peak, a shelter was needed to keep tools and materials dry as well as providing a dry work-space for future projects. So after some procrastination, I decided on a low roof design. A 2.5 m by 2.5 m hut with a ridge 2 m above the ground and side walls 75 cm high. Upright posts were put in at about 60 cm intervals along the 3 walls. The front was left open as this is more of an open workshop than a dwelling. Grass was collected from high up in the hill as it will not grow in the darker, lowland forest. Carrying the thatch to the hut was the most labor intensive part taking approximately 36 hours over the course of more than a week. The walls were then coated in soft, grey mud from a nearby clearing. The floor was coated in the same material. A large amount of rain fell due to a nearby tropical cyclone passing to the north. Despite this there were only a few leaks (mainly on the ridge line) that were subsequently patched with more grass. A fire was then lit with fire-sticks despite the damp conditions. This was done to help dry the mud walls and floor. The end of the video shows the yam mounds behind the hut doing well from of the torrential rain. The shelter will suffice for the remaining two months of rain that is expected to fall.
About Primitive Technology:
Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber.

  • We didn't listen
    We didn't listen

    That's basically a wattle and daub medieval shed right there, just need some whitewashing. Make it a bit bigger and with tiles roof and you got a perfectly fine medieval house.

  • José Neira Rodas
    José Neira Rodas

    It is just extraordinary!

  • Tyler Bronman
    Tyler Bronman

    I just want to see him build a house inside a mountain, just a pickaxe and a house that will stay forever.

  • Charlie Steed
    Charlie Steed

    I love how you now include previous inventions in your videos, I always thought they would reappear

  • TJ Marshall
    TJ Marshall

    I work on tow boats on intercoastal waterways and have a 20 days on 10 day off schedule. On my time off, I have become infatuated with primitive survival. My mom has a 47 acre plot in deep east Texas, US; within that plot I have an acre of my own. We have a creek that runs completely through the property with a high embankment, surrounded by the pineywoods, almost just like this. The creek has great clay "tiles" for pottery in mass abundance. I have created a dam and several fish traps within the creek and have been highly successful. Crawfish, minnows, catfish, bluegill, sun perch, and the occasional bass. We do have an open grassy field that I use to collect my thatching, along with a Blackberry patch smack-dab in the middle. We have wild hogs, deer, and all of the other creatures that live in the woods. Flint is plentiful, I do make arrowheads by flint-knapping, along with arrow shafts and bows. I have learned how to do so much, just from watching your Channel. I have subscribed I would like to connect with you on a personal level just to answer some more questions that I have. This is pretty much how I have started to live whenever I have time off from work offshore. It saves me money, it keeps me healthy, it keeps me agile and aware. If anyone is really looking for a good Channel to subscribe to pertaining to primitive survival skills, this is the one.

  • FernandoMoreno90

    7:08 Where is Wilson?

  • sandy pangestu
    sandy pangestu

    At 6:58, foot print of what? A wolf? Haha

  • Maradona Riquelme
    Maradona Riquelme

    Se eu pudesse eu vivia igual índio!

  • Joanne Clifford
    Joanne Clifford


  • insanekillakane 421
    insanekillakane 421

    Ok wheres he getting all this string from

  • Esteban Huamani
    Esteban Huamani

    Imagine coming to a fucking Yankee and burn because he think you are from the VC

  • Дима Бычков
    Дима Бычков

    Зато ипотеку не надо платить

  • TS stingis
    TS stingis

    This man has built more huts/houses than a single civilization

  • Vishnu Prasad
    Vishnu Prasad

    On closed captions. Trust me. It’s worth it

  • Jay Tyler Stride
    Jay Tyler Stride

    He should have his own city state in the next civ6 update

  • sytestorm

    I thought he was making floor tiles at first on 6.53

  • KingHenry1015

    When the internet stops working

  • Fenti Kurniawati
    Fenti Kurniawati

    Rumah gubuk

  • Thefunny Guy
    Thefunny Guy

    Next thing you know he’s ganna make a city

  • Hobon 27
    Hobon 27

    I see this video don't ever skip

  • 4NN13 H
    4NN13 H

    How many of those sweet potato barrows would you actually need to have to feed a family year-round? Seems like you’d need hundreds, right?

  • Play_Will alves
    Play_Will alves

    Cadê os BR ? kkk

  • Sadık Can Demirci
    Sadık Can Demirci

    If you have been bald you was like a one punch man !

  • M_I_F_I_X games
    M_I_F_I_X games


  • jdzencelowcz

    This guy & Survival Lilly could win the Naked And Afraid challenge blindfolded. Also, I wonder if he's gonna build a 3rd Pig style brick house. Finally... #DangLoudInsects

  • pdanc

    Does he live like this all the time? 🤔🤷‍♂️

  • Dead Memes
    Dead Memes

    And how the F*CK does he not get splinters?

  • Dead Memes
    Dead Memes

    I think he should make a video on how to make natural shorts

  • Dead Memes
    Dead Memes

    I believe this man lives outside and somehow found electricity

  • MrGoatflakes

    0:44 no adventure is complete without an encounter with a mud crab ^-^

  • bhushan deshmukh
    bhushan deshmukh

    Love the background sounds

  • Nevorek Nevorek
    Nevorek Nevorek

    Дождик! Класс!

  • Big Al
    Big Al

    That was the biggest tick I've ever seen in my life! 😳

  • Hedia Susiani
    Hedia Susiani

    I love when you put back that lil' crab back to the river


    Hello please sub my channel

  • KittenMan32

    Omg this was so funny and realistic I was watching this in a car with the windows down and when he got the fire started we passed a house that was burning something and I got a whiff of smoke and burning smell

  • José Valeriano
    José Valeriano

    what country is this????

  • 2002 0802
    2002 0802

    how can you hate this or dislike it?

  • Asaph H
    Asaph H

    People will live like this again. That’s our nature, not the digital slave life.

  • Nevriye Gültekin
    Nevriye Gültekin

    See? This is the original primitive technolgy. Not those two kids eating like pigs

  • Kutulue

    Nice work as usual. I think making some good flat stone floors for one of your huts would be a good thing to show. Also maybe put in some good drainage channels (rock lined?). As you know Cairns rain is pretty decent.

  • yung mutt
    yung mutt

    the og survival man

  • Incelroni

    Is there a method to make waterproof plaster?

  • Arioch IV
    Arioch IV

    Interesting to see him struggling a little bit to get the fire going, when it normally seems to effortless. I think that would be me on my best day. I also really appreciated how he just paused for a moment to admire a crab. Crab: Yep, I'm a crab. PT: Carry on.

  • Hoss

    6:30 "miserable conditions" and next shot he has mud all over his right shoulder...yeah there's no way he didnt slip and fall in mud

  • Blake Barthold
    Blake Barthold

    I remember when I used to make treehouses and dig mud stairs into a hillside as a kid. These videos are so peaceful.

  • z w
    z w

    Damn boi you one fineeeee ass piece of meat

  • Dylan Walker MO
    Dylan Walker MO

    I can just feel the bug bites

  • Antoni

    That crab

  • SOBREVIVÊNCIA Estratégica
    SOBREVIVÊNCIA Estratégica

    Please, portuguese subtitle, i from Brazil

  • Dylan Thompson
    Dylan Thompson

    Anyone else turn the subtitles off and just listen to these videos?

  • Nyan KAT
    Nyan KAT

    What are you gonna make on your camping trip? Him: yes

    • Arioch IV
      Arioch IV

      Q: What are you going to build today? A: Civilization.

  • Floopy5426

    Who do I enjoy this so much?

  • Anastasia

    dammit, I want to live in that hut. I want to make a hut and live in it GOD DAMMIT

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith

    in this modern day housing market that hut is probably worth 300,000

  • 백영민

    I think of ARK Survival Evolved. If you only have dinosaurs ^^ Are there any pests, dangerous animals, or plants? We want you to broadcast carefully. Subscribers from far away ~ Fighting!!

  • Ghost2161

    I bet he's brutal in minecraft.

  • Ryan Sheppard
    Ryan Sheppard

    Hi, have you ever thought about releasing duplicate videos, one with commentary?

    • Moses D
      Moses D

      There are captions

  • GodDamnGonzo

    Reminds me of rust at the start of a server lol

  • Oxicoco Lover
    Oxicoco Lover

    *A crab.*

  • SgtHuggeD

    Please build a wilderness workout bench with fired clay barbell. :)

    • wooden kat
      wooden kat

      As active as he his? His hut is his barbell!

  • ยักษ์ ยืนยาม
    ยักษ์ ยืนยาม

    นับวันโลกห่างใกล วิถีแบบนี้มาใกลมาก นี่แหละคือ การใช้ที่อยู่อาศัยแบบไม่ซับซ้อน ผมไม่สงสัยเลยว่า คนในก่อนยุคเหล็กเขาใช้อะไรสร้างที่พัก ขอบคุณมาก ที่สร้างสิ่งเติมใจทางจิตวิญญาน

  • Cody Cuppes
    Cody Cuppes

    An amazing amount of skill. Thank you for showing all of us how it is done. I was knapping flint knife blades and spear points decades ago as a teenager but I do have to admit as I get older I appreciate my SAK and Swedish axe. All that cutting with stone tools is WORK.

  • Sulas Tri
    Sulas Tri

    good you

  • Ridwan Nasuha
    Ridwan Nasuha

    Im from Indonesia🇮🇩, but i like👍 your fideo📽. You☝ its strong💪 boy👨...

  • Kozma Productions
    Kozma Productions

    Me building in ark

  • Michael F
    Michael F

    Grass holds up better than palm fronds? Did the round hut get eaten by moths, too?

  • Anonymous Wasp
    Anonymous Wasp

    dude im jealous i wish i did all the stuff you did


    In Conan exiles I can build this way faster

  • Tom Ashley
    Tom Ashley

    I want to see what you would build in a northern climate.

  • Clay GM
    Clay GM

    Where is that?

  • John Galt
    John Galt

    1.2 thousand dislikes from people with mosquito bites Lol

  • D T
    D T

    I just found out about this: if you turn on subtitles, you actually get a descriptive caption on everything he's doing.

  • D U O L I N G O
    D U O L I N G O

    Welp,there goes my new gallery at 9:34

  • Michael Xx
    Michael Xx

    Rumour has it that he hibernates during the dry season. When he emerges he has sloughed off his old shorts and is wearing a shiny new pair ready for the next year ...

  • V B
    V B

    Where is it exactly , In which wood ? Very good work

  • Aifoscookie

    This is and will always be my favourite channel on UA-my

  • Lowell Deepnya
    Lowell Deepnya

    You should do a world tour


    I see climate change hasn't affected that AREA

  • Gopnik Bucket
    Gopnik Bucket

    Will this fit 3 people

  • Artem Popov
    Artem Popov

    Как его комары не съели

  • cinarandelijah

    36 hours?!

  • Joao Araujo
    Joao Araujo

    Amazing! Congratulations.

  • Legend never dies
    Legend never dies

    That is your land?

  • Billy Creme
    Billy Creme

    This man seems like an awfully nice person, he just has them good vibes to him

  • 뀨루루뀨류루

    한국인 없나?

  • Blhaa blhaa
    Blhaa blhaa

    0:45 Lucky for you Mr crab not hungry right now I ate 2 days ago

  • Noah Hamilton
    Noah Hamilton

    What’s he gonna make next? Clay shoes? A camera? A freaking gun? Nuclear bomb? Pressure cooker?

  • super soaker
    super soaker

    Wait, what happened to that one clay hut you built?

  • Eric Godswill
    Eric Godswill

    FANTASTIC JOB 👏 As always

  • Chris Craft
    Chris Craft

    awesome ,)

  • yahoo911emil

    the og of this type of videos. I think he the one who started the trend of building manison or houses or tools using primitive techs

  • Look_around

    This place is not bad. You can do something that is creative here. Simple and easy, but useful.

  • TheMilkMan

    Lol ur the only youtuber I know who won't be able to get videos claimed

  • Miller Jazz
    Miller Jazz

    hehe é bom aprende fazer essas coisas no mato porq logo logo sera implementado os creditos sociais o chip q ninguem pode compra e vender se nao tiver o tal chip o jeito fuji pro mato e fazer igual esses caras faz

  • Gaveyard

    A C R A B

  • zaubergarden

    botanical dimensions did

  • bluenetmarketing

    So, where is Mrs. Tarzan? We'd like to see her too.

  • Tyler Plays
    Tyler Plays

    Turn on subtitles

  • Emil Thiesen
    Emil Thiesen

    My mans put on some weight since I last saw him