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.

  • Markuss Lietavietis
    Markuss Lietavietis


    • Cyrus DaSquid
      Cyrus DaSquid

      Yes, we know

  • Zoom Julianinho
    Zoom Julianinho

    Traz mais videos

  • Tania Ramsey
    Tania Ramsey

    Huge fan I live in far north queensland would love to see more and how 🙂


    Türk yokmu

  • 흔들어먹는환타

    와 이분 몇달에 한번씩 집에 와서 이렇게 업로드 하는겨..?

  • 실험추천원

    5:15 개간지🎧💿📀 開(墾/けた土)地(空地) Поляны Polany

  • 고뿡쁭

    오 한국어 자막

  • UM

    สายคนไทยต้องเชิญทางนี้จ้า อย่างฮา 55555555555

  • 好說OAO不

    好厲害啊! 原始人的典範!

  • sHAeNaAAAa

    Why the frick is it smoking 9:22

  • sHAeNaAAAa

    Finally he makes a fire 8:03

  • sHAeNaAAAa


  • Kevin Finkel
    Kevin Finkel

    I wonder if, with a bit more effort and time, he could've made the axe blade thinner so it could bite deeper into the trunk?

  • Arest

    Однако, примитивненько

  • VainCape549

    When u get to 10 mill, can u please have a video where u talk? I wanna know what u sound like

  • Agape Sangma
    Agape Sangma

    He is amazing

  • Christian B
    Christian B

    mad respect

  • hogeun na
    hogeun na

    When would you show us forging steal tool?

  • 레알밥도둑

    I'M from korea

    • Cyrus DaSquid
      Cyrus DaSquid

      Ok good for you

  • RaptorKiLL100

    One of the most mysterious, yet one of the most popular youtubers.

  • Dylanimation !
    Dylanimation !

    If cave men had youtube

  • Luis Biaus
    Luis Biaus

    It's great to know how much time these things take, really puts things in perspective!

  • M.H.0903

    Why do I see this guy as a time traveler stuck in the Jurassic period?

  • Thomas Charky
    Thomas Charky


  • *— Ziyana538 —*
    *— Ziyana538 —*

    “Thatching took 36 hours” Me: Oh WOW! PERSISENT GUY OVER HERE! *claps*

  • Reese James Wahlin
    Reese James Wahlin

    Please domesticate some kind of animal

  • DAVID Dolabella FERRARI
    DAVID Dolabella FERRARI

    How many days did it take to make the house?

  • Arie Alghazza
    Arie Alghazza

    boring, next video ?

  • Travis Fields
    Travis Fields

    You gonna stop doing the same thing over and over??? How about you take a week and carve out yourself a mortar and pestle. Make one big enough to break down that slag and get that iron. Maybe then turn that iron into an ingot. Do something man!


    See if you can get a goat and make cheese please that would be awesome

  • VTXX

    I want to see Primitive Technology go on a survival show and absolutely rule the competition.

  • Zaw Oo
    Zaw Oo

    you know when you play Age of Empire.. you rebuilt your civilization with that one worker? He's that guy

  • Batın Çınar Topçam HD
    Batın Çınar Topçam HD

    Axe ????

  • DarkRain PS4
    DarkRain PS4

    Hey primitive I heard you live in north Australia I live in Australia

  • Eric Pham
    Eric Pham

    #1. how long do you live in the jungle ? #2. how did you get there ? #3. how did you connect, is it like theres like data or something or what ? and #4. when do / did you live here did you like explore and forgot where to go back home or something or is it that you like it ?

  • Yu-Ning Yang
    Yu-Ning Yang


  • twisted_ anomaly
    twisted_ anomaly

    This is what Gamers do when the internet connection is down for a couple of months

  • 《Tatzumi彡》

    All our new technology we couldn't live without but this guy is just like modern things naw

  • Be-n-Crazy3

    Damn how good was his teacher in tech class?

  • Peter Lockhart
    Peter Lockhart

    This guy stealing views from you?

  • ricky maru
    ricky maru

    dont starve

  • Kael

    'Grey mud' uhm... is this clay mud? :O

  • dwayne smith
    dwayne smith

    They say if he farts he will crack the world in half

  • ramdhan purnama
    ramdhan purnama

    good job

  • Strive World
    Strive World


  • mary Huke
    mary Huke

    This guy should go on Naked and Afraid, and build a city with running water

  • Salsabil Rahman
    Salsabil Rahman

    Does anyone know his name?

  • Trace

    Him: starts cutting grass Subtitles: cutting grass Us: now know what cutting grass looks like

  • 李香


  • Shadow Archer
    Shadow Archer

    You learn something new every day I guess. Fresh water crab catcher next?

  • Thrilled Bread
    Thrilled Bread

    Do you think you could possibly try making cement? If possible

  • Nade Otap
    Nade Otap

    *A CRAB*

  • adrieli ranzoti
    adrieli ranzoti

    Português alguém. Td mundo fala inglês menos eu pq sou burra rrsrs

  • Mukō Akuma
    Mukō Akuma

    This Man is better the Bear Grylls

  • D Smurf
    D Smurf

    These 1.1k dislikes are those people who just sit their ass out waiting for their foods and etc. Fucking useless pigs

  • Uptightking45

    I’m surprised a bunch of troodons haven’t killed him yet...

  • VDCubing

    the subtitles make you understand whats happening a lot more

  • De vuelta al desván
    De vuelta al desván

    You are blood

  • Timenaught

    I wonder, does he have another person who does most of the camera work with him? His shots are always very impressive when he's doing time skips or giving close ups of details. I imagine he doesn't have another person, which just makes it cooler.

  • born tobe wasted
    born tobe wasted

    Русскоговорящие здесь есть??? Когда будет новое видео?

  • ixon forul
    ixon forul

    She pro to making fire

  • it'sFckinRaw

    from 3.5M to 9.3M wow!


    New creative idea👍👍👍

  • 쩌쩐다!

    Original "Primitive Technology"

  • Chea Longdy TV
    Chea Longdy TV


  • Extro

    This looks like great fun tbh

  • catklyst

    You feeling it now mr cwabs?

  • It's me Ashen
    It's me Ashen

    If I were to do this on the land nearby id be covered in like 80 ticks and most certainly get lymes disease

  • mad dog rides
    mad dog rides

    So when is the Agm-114 made out of sticks and clay video coming out

  • mad dog rides
    mad dog rides

    For being a caveman this guy is a fucking genius

  • Trenton Palmer
    Trenton Palmer

    I feel like it's time that he makes a hut with flooring.

  • Rhys Hughes
    Rhys Hughes

    Hope Bunnings Warehouse doesn't see this and trying and buy out the Australian bush as a competitor.

  • mitchell wood
    mitchell wood

    beast modddddde

  • Seven Seas of the Universe
    Seven Seas of the Universe

    Could you do this stuff in the Rockies?

  • Hunter A
    Hunter A

    Legend has it he never learnt to speak

  • Johannes Trümper
    Johannes Trümper

    I wonder. Is he abdoning every previous projekt and make something new or is he making it in the near of the last one.

  • FlightLegit

    This is alot of doing for one person but, is very needed, giving any situation. Great work as usuall. Boss man right here!

  • FlightLegit

    The fact that he doesn't put ad's on his video's is amazing.. He Definitely should though.

  • さとし

    1:22 Terminator 2

  • Amadet Amadet
    Amadet Amadet

    розетки где ?

  • Sylveq TM
    Sylveq TM

    Make blowgun

  • глэк

    Когда Вы перемешиваете глину с водой, зачем вы добавляете сухие листья?

  • Thiên Hoa TV
    Thiên Hoa TV

  • Wielki Kloc
    Wielki Kloc

    Zajebiste kurwa też tak chce

  • David Kirkpatrick
    David Kirkpatrick

    Always impressive in many ways. Thanks PT. Never knew about captions being available until reading the comments of this video. They enhance the experience of watching this amazing guy. Like for getting the grass. I wondered how far away it was and what type of effort he goes through for the grass and even the piles of rocks he has around. The caption about the grass was: “Grass only grows high in the mountain, an hour round trip to get a bundle of thatch”.

  • RobFindsTreasure

    When you click on the video and are happy that it’s 10 minutes long but then realize it’s ONLY 10 minutes long... 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Арт Ваммир
    Арт Ваммир

    муравьи в помощь.

  • mixer

    очень здорово,так на природу захотелось,жаль то,что сейчас апрель

  • Kevsepticaye OG
    Kevsepticaye OG

    Would be interesting to see people like yourself build a working community using these primitive methods. See what you all can do in a year.

  • Giancarlo Mareco
    Giancarlo Mareco

    This is a man to gieve pleasure in the end of the day!!! Who we will elekt to lieve the eternity in the mitle of the jungle!!!

  • 성이름

    I need your more videos. Move human!!

  • vvitkor12

    I wish to see what happened with previous constructions. How long did they survive and what condition they are now.

  • Tri Prasetyo Prambudi
    Tri Prasetyo Prambudi

    good job =d

  • CosmicScam

    Green top

  • Esan In Pakistan NurRiz
    Esan In Pakistan NurRiz


  • El Loco Rift
    El Loco Rift

    He better upgrade to wood soon. Or else he'll get raided.

  • camron akhavan
    camron akhavan

    Who else feels this guy would be great on survivor

    • camron akhavan
      camron akhavan

      Also this man is the perfect UA-myr


    wtf... Took me forever to find this channel again I used to watch this back in 2017...copy cats are everywhere with the same name too

    • Pūlykaszarô Čukrosbâcsï
      Pūlykaszarô Čukrosbâcsï


  • Joacopg2008

    Like si ablas en español

  • Vincent Bain
    Vincent Bain

    Do you have an instagram account? I found a couple that have your videos and pics. But not sure if they are legit.