Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut

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.


27 Replies to “Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut”

  1. Immer Netter says:

    Bester Handwerker ever.

  2. Rachel Poole says:

    Pov: you're watching this as a caveman trying to get a bead on the hot new trends in architecture

  3. cl0vvntiem says:

    most people: ah dang it's raining guess i'll have to wait on that home improvement project outside
    this mad lad:

  4. Bro open video live good

  5. Oh look, Albert Einstein in the neolithic area. This is fine. 0:57

  6. How often do you run across large predators, poisonous snakes and insects, while filming and conducting your builds?
    Has the pandemic completely halted your production?

  7. Plusxz says:

    Pretty sure we can make it under 48 hours if we have a good spawn point with near grass

  8. abun kapun says:

    Do you have any food to eat

  9. When are you gonna enter the bronze age

  10. Fred Sebio says:

    May i request how about soft pillow a bed and warm blanket in primitive technology

  11. Angelina N says:

    Спасибо ,умелому человечка!Привет из Сибири!💞💞💞

  12. Thicc Boiii says:

    Just imagine, you have to do all this stuff… and you cannot even listen to podcasts as you work. My guy has an iron will.

  13. Mars Ruby says:

    In the beginning what type of vine did you use to tie the mud hut together?

  14. Trisha Lanz says:

    0:36 I'm so glad you didn't separate the crab from its leaf

  15. Пухля says:

    А что будет если встретить такого же как и автор,человека который выживает, он отпиздит или можно подружиться?

  16. Ronald Logan says:

    Amazing how he does a fire from scratch (pun intended) in the rain. I tried that a long time ago. Despite 3 quarts of beer and an ounce of pot, I could not get it started. I must have used the wrong kind of stick.

  17. Itz Jamz says:

    I am glad the crab went free

  18. Itz Jamz says:

    Primitive technology crew mate there is 9 imposters among you

  19. Your house 🏠 is good, build more houses 🏘

  20. where do you make your vids?

  21. i really like that idea of living without anything but with acess to other people and trade but where is that what he is doing?