Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • 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.
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    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.
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  • TJ Marshall
    TJ Marshall 14 hours ago +1

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Maradona Riquelme
    Maradona Riquelme 2 days ago

    Se eu pudesse eu vivia igual índio!

  • Joanne Clifford
    Joanne Clifford 3 days ago


  • insanekillakane 421
    insanekillakane 421 3 days ago

    Ok wheres he getting all this string from

  • Esteban Huamani
    Esteban Huamani 3 days ago

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

  • Дима Бычков

    Зато ипотеку не надо платить

  • TS stingis
    TS stingis 4 days ago +1

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

  • Vishnu Prasad
    Vishnu Prasad 4 days ago

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

  • Jay Tyler Stride
    Jay Tyler Stride 5 days ago

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

  • sytestorm
    sytestorm 5 days ago

    I thought he was making floor tiles at first on 6.53

  • KingHenry1015
    KingHenry1015 5 days ago

    When the internet stops working

  • Fenti Kurniawati
    Fenti Kurniawati 5 days ago

    Rumah gubuk

  • Thefunny Guy
    Thefunny Guy 6 days ago

    Next thing you know he’s ganna make a city

  • Hobon 27
    Hobon 27 6 days ago

    I see this video don't ever skip

  • 4NN13 H
    4NN13 H 6 days ago

    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 7 days ago

    Cadê os BR ? kkk

  • Sadık Can Demirci
    Sadık Can Demirci 7 days ago

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

  • M_I_F_I_X games
    M_I_F_I_X games 7 days ago +1


  • jdzencelowcz
    jdzencelowcz 7 days ago

    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...

  • pdanc
    pdanc 7 days ago

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

  • Dead Memes
    Dead Memes 8 days ago

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

  • Dead Memes
    Dead Memes 8 days ago

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

  • Dead Memes
    Dead Memes 8 days ago

    I believe this man lives outside and somehow found electricity

  • MrGoatflakes
    MrGoatflakes 8 days ago

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

  • bhushan deshmukh
    bhushan deshmukh 8 days ago

    Love the background sounds

  • Nevorek Nevorek
    Nevorek Nevorek 8 days ago

    Дождик! Класс!

  • Big Al
    Big Al 8 days ago

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

  • Hedia Susiani
    Hedia Susiani 9 days ago

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

    ATK CHANNEL 9 days ago

    Hello please sub my channel

  • KittenMan32
    KittenMan32 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    what country is this????

  • 2002 0802
    2002 0802 10 days ago

    how can you hate this or dislike it?

  • Asaph H
    Asaph H 12 days ago

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

  • Nevriye Gültekin
    Nevriye Gültekin 12 days ago

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

  • Kutulue
    Kutulue 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    the og survival man

  • Incelroni
    Incelroni 12 days ago

    Is there a method to make waterproof plaster?

  • Arioch IV
    Arioch IV 12 days ago

    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
    Hoss 13 days ago +5

    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 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

    Damn boi you one fineeeee ass piece of meat

  • Dylan Walker MO
    Dylan Walker MO 14 days ago

    I can just feel the bug bites

  • Antoni
    Antoni 14 days ago

    That crab

  • SOBREVIVÊNCIA Estratégica

    Please, portuguese subtitle, i from Brazil

  • Dylan Thompson
    Dylan Thompson 14 days ago

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

  • Nyan KAT
    Nyan KAT 14 days ago +2

    What are you gonna make on your camping trip?

    Him: yes

    • Arioch IV
      Arioch IV 12 days ago

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

  • Floopy5426
    Floopy5426 14 days ago

    Who do I enjoy this so much?

  • Anastasia
    Anastasia 15 days ago +1

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

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith 15 days ago +2

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

  • 백영민
    백영민 15 days ago

    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
    Ghost2161 15 days ago +1

    I bet he's brutal in minecraft.

  • Ryan Sheppard
    Ryan Sheppard 15 days ago

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

    • Moses D
      Moses D 15 days ago

      There are captions

  • GodDamnGonzo
    GodDamnGonzo 15 days ago

    Reminds me of rust at the start of a server lol

  • Oxicoco Lover
    Oxicoco Lover 15 days ago +1

    *A crab.*

  • SgtHuggeD
    SgtHuggeD 16 days ago

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

    • wooden kat
      wooden kat 15 days ago

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

  • ยักษ์ ยืนยาม

    นับวันโลกห่างใกล วิถีแบบนี้มาใกลมาก นี่แหละคือ การใช้ที่อยู่อาศัยแบบไม่ซับซ้อน ผมไม่สงสัยเลยว่า คนในก่อนยุคเหล็กเขาใช้อะไรสร้างที่พัก ขอบคุณมาก ที่สร้างสิ่งเติมใจทางจิตวิญญาน

  • Cody Cuppes
    Cody Cuppes 18 days ago

    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 19 days ago

    good you

  • Ridwan Nasuha
    Ridwan Nasuha 20 days ago +6

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

  • Kozma Productions
    Kozma Productions 21 day ago

    Me building in ark

  • Michael F
    Michael F 22 days ago

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

  • Anonymous Wasp
    Anonymous Wasp 22 days ago

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

    ATOYDUCK 22 days ago

    In Conan exiles I can build this way faster

  • Tom Ashley
    Tom Ashley 23 days ago

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

  • Clay GM
    Clay GM 24 days ago

    Where is that?

  • John Galt
    John Galt 24 days ago

    1.2 thousand dislikes from people with mosquito bites Lol

  • D T
    D T 25 days ago

    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 26 days ago

    Welp,there goes my new gallery at 9:34

  • Michael Xx
    Michael Xx 26 days ago

    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 26 days ago

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

  • Aifoscookie
    Aifoscookie 26 days ago +1

    This is and will always be my favourite channel on RUclip

  • Lowell Deepnya
    Lowell Deepnya 27 days ago

    You should do a world tour

    SBRINKERHOFF 27 days ago +1

    I see climate change hasn't affected that AREA

  • Gopnik Bucket
    Gopnik Bucket 27 days ago

    Will this fit 3 people

  • Artem Popov
    Artem Popov 27 days ago

    Как его комары не съели

  • cinarandelijah
    cinarandelijah 27 days ago

    36 hours?!

  • Joao Araujo
    Joao Araujo 28 days ago

    Amazing! Congratulations.

  • Legend never dies
    Legend never dies 28 days ago

    That is your land?

  • Billy Creme
    Billy Creme 28 days ago

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

  • 뀨루루뀨류루
    뀨루루뀨류루 Month ago

    한국인 없나?

  • Blhaa blhaa
    Blhaa blhaa Month ago +3

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

  • Noah Hamilton
    Noah Hamilton Month ago

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

  • super soaker
    super soaker Month ago

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

  • Eric Godswill
    Eric Godswill Month ago

    FANTASTIC JOB 👏 As always

  • Chris Craft
    Chris Craft Month ago +1

    awesome ,)

  • yahoo911emil
    yahoo911emil Month ago

    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
    Look_around Month ago

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

  • TheMilkMan
    TheMilkMan Month ago

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

  • Miller Jazz
    Miller Jazz Month ago

    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
    Gaveyard Month ago

    A C R A B

  • zaubergarden
    zaubergarden Month ago

    botanical dimensions did

  • bluenetmarketing
    bluenetmarketing Month ago

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

  • Tyler Plays
    Tyler Plays Month ago

    Turn on subtitles

  • Emil Thiesen
    Emil Thiesen Month ago

    My mans put on some weight since I last saw him

  • kolobara08
    kolobara08 Month ago

    7:40 man when you see smoke coming you go crazy on that stick like your life dependet on it

  • Roger Learning
    Roger Learning Month ago

    7:10 hold my lighter

  • Megantropus Erectus Jaman Now

    Real life Ark

  • tapalama
    tapalama Month ago

    Чем же он там все это время питается??? Еще бы серии: примитивные технологии в условиях Сибири :)))