Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut

  • Published: 23 March 2019
  • 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.
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Comments • 7 166

  • it'sFckinRaw
    it'sFckinRaw  2 hours back

    from 3.5M to 9.3M wow! <3

      MAISOKEA OFFICIAL  2 hours back

      New creative idea👍👍👍

      • 쩌쩐다!
        쩌쩐다!  2 hours back

        Original "Primitive Technology"

        • Chea Longdy TV
          Chea Longdy TV  3 hours back


          • Extro
            Extro  4 hours back

            This looks like great fun tbh

            • catklyst
              catklyst  8 hours back

              You feeling it now mr cwabs?

              • It's me Ashen
                It's me Ashen  9 hours back

                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  10 hours back

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

                  • mad dog rides
                    mad dog rides  10 hours back

                    For being a caveman this guy is a fucking genius

                    • Trenton Palmer
                      Trenton Palmer  11 hours back

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

                      • Rhys Hughes
                        Rhys Hughes  11 hours back

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

                        • mitchell wood
                          mitchell wood  13 hours back

                          beast modddddde

                          • Seven Seas of the Universe

                            Could you do this stuff in the Rockies?

                            • Hunter A
                              Hunter A  14 hours back

                              Legend has it he never learnt to speak

                              • Johannes Trümper
                                Johannes Trümper  16 hours back

                                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
                                  FlightLegit  16 hours back

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

                                  • FlightLegit
                                    FlightLegit  16 hours back

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

                                    • さとし
                                      さとし  17 hours back

                                      1:22 Terminator 2

                                      • Amadet Amadet
                                        Amadet Amadet  17 hours back

                                        розетки где ?

                                        • Sylveq TM
                                          Sylveq TM  19 hours back

                                          Make blowgun

                                          • глэк
                                            глэк  20 hours back

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

                                            • Thiên Hoa TV
                                              Thiên Hoa TV  23 hours back


                                              • Wielki Kloc
                                                Wielki Kloc  1 days back

                                                Zajebiste kurwa też tak chce

                                                • David Kirkpatrick
                                                  David Kirkpatrick  1 days back

                                                  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
                                                    RobFindsTreasure  1 days back

                                                    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  1 days back

                                                      муравьи в помощь.

                                                      • mixer
                                                        mixer  1 days back

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

                                                        • Kevsepticaye OG
                                                          Kevsepticaye OG  1 days back

                                                          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  2 days back

                                                            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
                                                              성이름  2 days back

                                                              I need your more videos.
                                                              Move human!!

                                                              • vvitkor12
                                                                vvitkor12  2 days back

                                                                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  2 days back

                                                                  good job =d

                                                                  • CosmicScam
                                                                    CosmicScam  2 days back

                                                                    Green top

                                                                    • Esan In Pakistan NurRiz


                                                                      • El Loco Rift
                                                                        El Loco Rift  2 days back

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

                                                                        • camron akhavan
                                                                          camron akhavan  2 days back

                                                                          Who else feels this guy would be great on survivor

                                                                        • ROCK SOLID
                                                                          ROCK SOLID  2 days back

                                                                          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

                                                                        • Joacopg2008
                                                                          Joacopg2008  3 days back

                                                                          Like si ablas en español

                                                                          • Vincent Bain
                                                                            Vincent Bain  3 days back

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

                                                                            • Died OfCancer
                                                                              Died OfCancer  3 days back

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

                                                                              • Andy H
                                                                                Andy H  3 days back

                                                                                What's your secret for avoiding mosquitos?!

                                                                                • Ziya Haci-ResulOFF
                                                                                  Ziya Haci-ResulOFF  3 days back

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

                                                                                  • Dfathurr
                                                                                    Dfathurr  3 days back

                                                                                    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

                                                                                  • Did Iplay This game
                                                                                    Did Iplay This game  3 days back

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

                                                                                    • Yarin Ehrlich
                                                                                      Yarin Ehrlich  3 days back

                                                                                      your videos are great! thanks !

                                                                                      how about making a musical instrument in the jungle ?

                                                                                      • Eapeisi Te'O
                                                                                        Eapeisi Te'O  3 days back

                                                                                        Two story grass thatch mug hit

                                                                                        Challenge yourself😀😀

                                                                                        • Emperor Hirohito
                                                                                          Emperor Hirohito  3 days back

                                                                                          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?

                                                                                          • painhellemental 9000
                                                                                            painhellemental 9000  4 days back

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