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Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut

Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut - Creating a grass thatch, mud hut from scratch.
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About This Video:
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.


  1. 《Tatzumi彡》


    57 minutos atrás

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

  2. Be-n-Crazy3


    2 horas atrás

    Damn how good was his teacher in tech class?

  3. Peter Lockhart

    Peter Lockhart

    2 horas atrás

    This guy stealing views from you?

  4. ricky maru

    ricky maru

    3 horas atrás

    dont starve

  5. Kael


    8 horas atrás

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

  6. dwayne smith

    dwayne smith

    9 horas atrás

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

  7. ramdhan purnama

    ramdhan purnama

    12 horas atrás

    good job

  8. Strive World

    Strive World

    12 horas atrás


  9. mary Huke

    mary Huke

    13 horas atrás

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

  10. Salsabil Rahman

    Salsabil Rahman

    13 horas atrás

    Does anyone know his name?

  11. Trace


    17 horas atrás

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

  12. 李香


    18 horas atrás


  13. Shadow Archer

    Shadow Archer

    20 horas atrás

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

  14. Thrilled Bread

    Thrilled Bread

    21 hora atrás

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

  15. Nade Otap

    Nade Otap

    22 horas atrás

    *A CRAB*

  16. adrieli ranzoti

    adrieli ranzoti

    22 horas atrás

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

  17. Mukō Akuma

    Mukō Akuma

    22 horas atrás

    This Man is better the Bear Grylls

  18. D Smurf

    D Smurf

    Dia atrás

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

  19. Uptightking45


    Dia atrás

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

  20. VDCubing


    Dia atrás

    the subtitles make you understand whats happening a lot more

  21. De vuelta al desván

    De vuelta al desván

    Dia atrás

    You are blood

  22. Timenaught


    Dia atrás

    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.

  23. born tobe wasted

    born tobe wasted

    Dia atrás

    Русскоговорящие здесь есть??? Когда будет новое видео?

  24. ixon forul

    ixon forul

    Dia atrás

    She pro to making fire

  25. it'sFckinRaw


    Dia atrás

    from 3.5M to 9.3M wow!



    Dia atrás

    New creative idea👍👍👍

  27. 쩌쩐다!


    Dia atrás

    Original "Primitive Technology"

  28. Chea Longdy TV

    Chea Longdy TV

    Dia atrás


  29. Extro


    Dia atrás

    This looks like great fun tbh

  30. catklyst


    Dia atrás

    You feeling it now mr cwabs?

  31. It's me Ashen

    It's me Ashen

    Dia atrás

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

  32. mad dog rides

    mad dog rides

    Dia atrás

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

  33. mad dog rides

    mad dog rides

    Dia atrás

    For being a caveman this guy is a fucking genius

  34. Trenton Palmer

    Trenton Palmer

    Dia atrás

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

  35. Rhys Hughes

    Rhys Hughes

    Dia atrás

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

  36. mitchell wood

    mitchell wood

    2 dias atrás

    beast modddddde

  37. Seven Seas of the Universe

    Seven Seas of the Universe

    2 dias atrás

    Could you do this stuff in the Rockies?

  38. Hunter A

    Hunter A

    2 dias atrás

    Legend has it he never learnt to speak

  39. Johannes Trümper

    Johannes Trümper

    2 dias atrás

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

  40. FlightLegit


    2 dias atrás

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

  41. FlightLegit


    2 dias atrás

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

  42. さとし


    2 dias atrás

    1:22 Terminator 2

  43. Amadet Amadet

    Amadet Amadet

    2 dias atrás

    розетки где ?

  44. Sylveq TM

    Sylveq TM

    2 dias atrás

    Make blowgun

  45. глэк


    2 dias atrás

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

  46. Thiên Hoa TV

    Thiên Hoa TV

    2 dias atrás

  47. Wielki Kloc

    Wielki Kloc

    2 dias atrás

    Zajebiste kurwa też tak chce

  48. David Kirkpatrick

    David Kirkpatrick

    2 dias atrás

    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”.

  49. RobFindsTreasure


    2 dias atrás

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

  50. Арт Ваммир

    Арт Ваммир

    2 dias atrás

    муравьи в помощь.

  51. mixer


    2 dias atrás

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

  52. Kevsepticaye OG

    Kevsepticaye OG

    2 dias atrás

    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.

  53. Giancarlo Mareco

    Giancarlo Mareco

    3 dias atrás

    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!!!

  54. 성이름


    3 dias atrás

    I need your more videos. Move human!!

  55. vvitkor12


    3 dias atrás

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

  56. Tri Prasetyo Prambudi

    Tri Prasetyo Prambudi

    3 dias atrás

    good job =d

  57. CosmicScam


    3 dias atrás

    Green top

  58. Esan In Pakistan NurRiz

    Esan In Pakistan NurRiz

    3 dias atrás


  59. El Loco Rift

    El Loco Rift

    3 dias atrás

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

  60. camron akhavan

    camron akhavan

    3 dias atrás

    Who else feels this guy would be great on survivor

    • camron akhavan

      camron akhavan

      3 dias atrás

      Also this man is the perfect BR-channelr



    3 dias atrás

    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

      3 dias atrás


  62. Joacopg2008


    4 dias atrás

    Like si ablas en español

  63. Vincent Bain

    Vincent Bain

    4 dias atrás

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

  64. Died OfCancer

    Died OfCancer

    4 dias atrás

    I'm about 15 inches taller than this man. I am afraid.

  65. Andy H

    Andy H

    4 dias atrás

    What's your secret for avoiding mosquitos?!

  66. Ziya Haci-ResulOFF

    Ziya Haci-ResulOFF

    4 dias atrás

    Minecraft... TerraFirmaCraft... Lovers? +1

  67. Dfathurr


    4 dias atrás

    To say this is boring, well indeed it is But to say this is unique. Also indeed it is He shows us how to make simple things from scratch Many people do that thing also from scratch, and many of it show with more unexpected, often ubiqutous way to present it But often, silence and sense of humble, although boring, is the best thing to be done Especially doing anything that related to nature and wilderness Rarely something mix something good and bad, and mix it into a good thing I believe word "uniquely boring" is good thing And i'm sure this channel show us most of it Make sense if almost 10 million people followed this And i hope it will increase

    • Died OfCancer

      Died OfCancer

      4 dias atrás


  68. Did Iplay This game

    Did Iplay This game

    4 dias atrás

    Do you actually plant a tree again after cutting down a tree to safe natural resources.

  69. Yarin Ehrlich

    Yarin Ehrlich

    4 dias atrás

    your videos are great! thanks ! how about making a musical instrument in the jungle ?

  70. Eapeisi Te'O

    Eapeisi Te'O

    4 dias atrás

    Two story grass thatch mug hit Challenge yourself😀😀

  71. Emperor Hirohito

    Emperor Hirohito

    4 dias atrás

    Hi, big fan. When are you going to do a video where you construct an AH-64 Apache Longbow attack helicopter made out of sticks, mud, and rocks?

  72. painhellemental 9000

    painhellemental 9000

    4 dias atrás

    Anyone else wonder if his camera is just a rock with some twine and a hole in it with glass

  73. Gamerz


    5 dias atrás

    Next Top BR-channelr to Beat PewDiePie!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Az 74

    Az 74

    5 dias atrás

    Friendly reminder to turn on subtitles😉

    • ツsnxw-


      4 dias atrás

      Nah, I just prefer the peaceful-ness of the video alone.

  75. Alex Olson

    Alex Olson

    5 dias atrás

    i am planning on making a book about primitive building and survival in the wilderness and this man is the reason why i am taking the time to work on it including my website so i need more ideas than what is on this channel so all the help that i can get is great

  76. Skipper Blue

    Skipper Blue

    5 dias atrás

    serious question: why not just put dirt on top and plant grass on top instead of harvesting it and tying it down?

    • MrSplic3r


      4 dias atrás

      Huge amount of weight, and the grass would grow vertically and not shed rain, then the roof would leak mud

  77. Thomas Catt

    Thomas Catt

    5 dias atrás

    That crab is so cute!!!!!!

  78. Chase the Compiler

    Chase the Compiler

    5 dias atrás


  79. Unwavering Discipline

    Unwavering Discipline

    5 dias atrás

    Nice i ll make one in my local beach for the overly sunny days

    • ツsnxw-


      4 dias atrás


  80. Mephiston


    5 dias atrás

    Fair amount of reused footage in this video, but I'm still okay with that. The grass cutting footage and the shots of the yams with the vines and stick at the end, in particular. Still good.

  81. Timmy Isom

    Timmy Isom

    5 dias atrás

    is it just me or does he look more fit than his other vids??

  82. Dreamabangis Price

    Dreamabangis Price

    5 dias atrás

    This is the real Primitive not those fucking asians making house with pool and those goddamn kids who always eat like a monkey

  83. Ha500rry 1

    Ha500rry 1

    5 dias atrás

    He is secretly talking to us turn on subtitles

  84. yeah woo

    yeah woo

    5 dias atrás

    이 유튜버 보시는 한국인 계신가요

  85. MrAxelortega1


    5 dias atrás

    who else got 10 mosquito bites from watching this video?🤕

    • Kurt Co

      Kurt Co

      Dia atrás

      Three only

  86. andrew wolf

    andrew wolf

    5 dias atrás

    Cute crab

  87. Never Stop Being Awesome

    Never Stop Being Awesome

    5 dias atrás

    Somebody make a smartphone game like this already.

  88. Lan celot

    Lan celot

    5 dias atrás




    5 dias atrás

    I want to be like you

  90. Nova Arguello

    Nova Arguello

    5 dias atrás

    when is he going to get to smelting.

  91. Clayface3790


    6 dias atrás

    them: if you were stranded in nature. what would you bring? me: not what. who

    • x Morgenstern

      x Morgenstern

      4 dias atrás

      u both would go mad and kill eachother if hes always this quiet

  92. Heavy Heights

    Heavy Heights

    6 dias atrás

    Are there people out there just in case something bad happens or what?

  93. Mark G

    Mark G

    6 dias atrás


  94. ADHarris97


    6 dias atrás

    Where in the world does he build everything? Love the videos!

    • ADHarris97


      5 dias atrás

      +sir bane awesome, thank you!

    • sir bane

      sir bane

      5 dias atrás

      Queensland, Australia pretty sure

  95. Phil D12

    Phil D12

    6 dias atrás


  96. Sacha


    6 dias atrás

    These videos are always so relaxing

  97. Wild Life Tasmania

    Wild Life Tasmania

    6 dias atrás

    Great vid as usual PT! As a new BR-channelr myself, I can appreciate the effort involved. If I can bring 1/10th the joy to others as your videos have me, I'll be happy!

  98. Андрей Едунов

    Андрей Едунов

    6 dias atrás

    I like it!!!

  99. William Singht

    William Singht

    6 dias atrás

    I have only two tips for this guy: 1) try to learn Java or 2) start cultivating coca and selling it to the Russian embassy in Argentina

  100. William Singht

    William Singht

    6 dias atrás

    IMHO I saw skyfish!

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