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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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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. Weird Jellyfish

    Weird Jellyfish

    5 horas atrás

    How does he deal with the Mosquitos?

  2. Atom Xp

    Atom Xp

    6 horas atrás


  3. asdf poo

    asdf poo

    Dia atrás

    Casually says in subtitles: T H A T C H I N G T O O K 3 6 H O U R S

  4. maestro


    Dia atrás

    Почему ты не убираешь кору? С ней дерево гниет быстрее

  5. TheFamThr33


    Dia atrás

    Need someone to build your kids or grandkids a new play bourse or tree house call this guy, he’ll do it record it not say a word an before you know it, he’ll be done and gone and your grandchildren or children will be so happy, until they knock it down but no worries just watch this video and you’ll have it down in Just at few months.

  6. Liam Neidig

    Liam Neidig

    Dia atrás

    Just a reminder to everyone that you should turn on captions!

  7. supadave32 ,

    supadave32 ,

    Dia atrás

    Bro out here cutting grass with a rock, i dont even cut grass with a lawn mower...damn

  8. We didn't listen

    We didn't listen

    2 dias atrás

    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.

  9. José Neira Rodas

    José Neira Rodas

    3 dias atrás

    It is just extraordinary!

  10. Tyler Bronman

    Tyler Bronman

    3 dias atrás

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

  11. Charlie Steed

    Charlie Steed

    3 dias atrás

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

  12. TJ Marshall

    TJ Marshall

    4 dias atrás

    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.

  13. FernandoMoreno90


    5 dias atrás

    7:08 Where is Wilson?

  14. sandy pangestu

    sandy pangestu

    6 dias atrás

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

  15. Maradona Riquelme

    Maradona Riquelme

    6 dias atrás

    Se eu pudesse eu vivia igual índio!

  16. Joanne Clifford

    Joanne Clifford

    7 dias atrás


  17. insanekillakane 421

    insanekillakane 421

    7 dias atrás

    Ok wheres he getting all this string from

  18. Esteban Huamani

    Esteban Huamani

    7 dias atrás

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

  19. Дима Бычков

    Дима Бычков

    7 dias atrás

    Зато ипотеку не надо платить

  20. TS stingis

    TS stingis

    8 dias atrás

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

  21. Vishnu Prasad

    Vishnu Prasad

    8 dias atrás

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

  22. Jay Tyler Stride

    Jay Tyler Stride

    8 dias atrás

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

  23. sytestorm


    9 dias atrás

    I thought he was making floor tiles at first on 6.53

  24. KingHenry1015


    9 dias atrás

    When the internet stops working

  25. Fenti Kurniawati

    Fenti Kurniawati

    9 dias atrás

    Rumah gubuk

  26. Thefunny Guy

    Thefunny Guy

    10 dias atrás

    Next thing you know he’s ganna make a city

  27. Hobon 27

    Hobon 27

    10 dias atrás

    I see this video don't ever skip

  28. 4NN13 H

    4NN13 H

    10 dias atrás

    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?

  29. Play_Will alves

    Play_Will alves

    11 dias atrás

    Cadê os BR ? kkk

  30. Sadık Can Demirci

    Sadık Can Demirci

    11 dias atrás

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

  31. M_I_F_I_X games

    M_I_F_I_X games

    11 dias atrás


  32. jdzencelowcz


    11 dias atrás

    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

  33. pdanc


    11 dias atrás

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

  34. Dead Memes

    Dead Memes

    12 dias atrás

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

  35. Dead Memes

    Dead Memes

    12 dias atrás

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

  36. Dead Memes

    Dead Memes

    12 dias atrás

    I believe this man lives outside and somehow found electricity

  37. MrGoatflakes


    12 dias atrás

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

  38. bhushan deshmukh

    bhushan deshmukh

    12 dias atrás

    Love the background sounds

  39. Nevorek Nevorek

    Nevorek Nevorek

    12 dias atrás

    Дождик! Класс!

  40. Big Al

    Big Al

    12 dias atrás

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

  41. Hedia Susiani

    Hedia Susiani

    13 dias atrás

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



    13 dias atrás

    Hello please sub my channel

  43. KittenMan32


    13 dias atrás

    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

  44. José Valeriano

    José Valeriano

    14 dias atrás

    what country is this????

  45. 2002 0802

    2002 0802

    14 dias atrás

    how can you hate this or dislike it?

  46. A H

    A H

    16 dias atrás

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

  47. Nevriye Gültekin

    Nevriye Gültekin

    16 dias atrás

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

  48. Kutulue


    16 dias atrás

    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.

  49. yung mutt

    yung mutt

    16 dias atrás

    the og survival man

  50. Incelroni


    16 dias atrás

    Is there a method to make waterproof plaster?

  51. Arioch IV

    Arioch IV

    16 dias atrás

    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.

  52. Hoss


    17 dias atrás

    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

  53. Blake Barthold

    Blake Barthold

    17 dias atrás

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

  54. z w

    z w

    17 dias atrás

    Damn boi you one fineeeee ass piece of meat

  55. Dylan Walker MO

    Dylan Walker MO

    17 dias atrás

    I can just feel the bug bites

  56. Antoni


    18 dias atrás

    That crab

  57. SOBREVIVÊNCIA Estratégica

    SOBREVIVÊNCIA Estratégica

    18 dias atrás

    Please, portuguese subtitle, i from Brazil

  58. Dylan Thompson

    Dylan Thompson

    18 dias atrás

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

  59. Nyan KAT

    Nyan KAT

    18 dias atrás

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

    • Arioch IV

      Arioch IV

      16 dias atrás

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

  60. Floopy5426


    18 dias atrás

    Who do I enjoy this so much?

  61. Anastasia


    19 dias atrás

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

  62. Jack Smith

    Jack Smith

    19 dias atrás

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

  63. 백영민


    19 dias atrás

    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!!

  64. Gh0zt


    19 dias atrás

    I bet he's brutal in minecraft.

  65. Ryan Sheppard

    Ryan Sheppard

    19 dias atrás

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

    • Moses D

      Moses D

      19 dias atrás

      There are captions

  66. GodDamnGonzo


    19 dias atrás

    Reminds me of rust at the start of a server lol

  67. Oxicoco Lover

    Oxicoco Lover

    19 dias atrás

    *A crab.*

  68. SgtHuggeD


    20 dias atrás

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

    • wooden kat

      wooden kat

      19 dias atrás

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

  69. ยักษ์ ยืนยาม

    ยักษ์ ยืนยาม

    21 dia atrás

    นับวันโลกห่างใกล วิถีแบบนี้มาใกลมาก นี่แหละคือ การใช้ที่อยู่อาศัยแบบไม่ซับซ้อน ผมไม่สงสัยเลยว่า คนในก่อนยุคเหล็กเขาใช้อะไรสร้างที่พัก ขอบคุณมาก ที่สร้างสิ่งเติมใจทางจิตวิญญาน

  70. Cody Cuppes

    Cody Cuppes

    22 dias atrás

    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.

  71. Sulas Tri

    Sulas Tri

    23 dias atrás

    good you

  72. Ridwan Nasuha

    Ridwan Nasuha

    24 dias atrás

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

  73. Kozma Productions

    Kozma Productions

    25 dias atrás

    Me building in ark

  74. Michael F

    Michael F

    26 dias atrás

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

  75. Anonymous Wasp

    Anonymous Wasp

    26 dias atrás

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



    26 dias atrás

    In Conan exiles I can build this way faster

  77. Tom Ashley

    Tom Ashley

    27 dias atrás

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

  78. Clay GM

    Clay GM

    28 dias atrás

    Where is that?

  79. John Galt

    John Galt

    28 dias atrás

    1.2 thousand dislikes from people with mosquito bites Lol

  80. D T

    D T

    29 dias atrás

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

  81. D U O L I N G O

    D U O L I N G O

    Mês atrás

    Welp,there goes my new gallery at 9:34

  82. Michael Xx

    Michael Xx

    Mês atrás

    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 ...

  83. V B

    V B

    Mês atrás

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

  84. Aifoscookie


    Mês atrás

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

  85. Lowell Deepnya

    Lowell Deepnya

    Mês atrás

    You should do a world tour



    Mês atrás

    I see climate change hasn't affected that AREA

  87. Gopnik Bucket

    Gopnik Bucket

    Mês atrás

    Will this fit 3 people

  88. Artem Popov

    Artem Popov

    Mês atrás

    Как его комары не съели

  89. cinarandelijah


    Mês atrás

    36 hours?!

  90. Joao Araujo

    Joao Araujo

    Mês atrás

    Amazing! Congratulations.

  91. Legend never dies

    Legend never dies

    Mês atrás

    That is your land?

  92. Billy Creme

    Billy Creme

    Mês atrás

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

  93. 뀨루루뀨류루


    Mês atrás

    한국인 없나?

  94. Blhaa blhaa

    Blhaa blhaa

    Mês atrás

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

  95. Noah Hamilton

    Noah Hamilton

    Mês atrás

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

  96. super soaker

    super soaker

    Mês atrás

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

  97. Eric Godswill

    Eric Godswill

    Mês atrás

    FANTASTIC JOB 👏 As always

  98. Chris Craft

    Chris Craft

    Mês atrás

    awesome ,)

  99. yahoo911emil


    Mês atrás

    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

  100. Look_around


    Mês atrás

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

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