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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Comments • 7 422

  • John 8000
    John 8000 19 hours ago

    Ой!а он такой маленький.

  • Mr. Johnson
    Mr. Johnson Day ago

    This dude is playing ark in real life

  • Random Internet Guy
    Random Internet Guy 3 days ago

    I love our new mascot Captain Crab

  • DaMemez
    DaMemez 6 days ago

    0:34 *crab rave intensifies*

  • Kantarou Adachi
    Kantarou Adachi 6 days ago


  • Kantarou Adachi
    Kantarou Adachi 6 days ago


  • Kaki Anep
    Kaki Anep 7 days ago

    Idk why i think this is funny
    0:41 - 0:50

  • Kjca
    Kjca 12 days ago

    *C R A B B O*

  • George Sobczyk
    George Sobczyk 12 days ago

    grass thatch mud hut. Say that 3 times fast

  • olu vlogs
    olu vlogs 14 days ago


  • Aidan’s Videos
    Aidan’s Videos 14 days ago +1

    when Wifi is off for 10 minutes

  • lindawany1
    lindawany1 14 days ago

    Pq vc não participa do largados e pelados vc iria se dar bem ?

  • GoNoles!
    GoNoles! 15 days ago

    I am 40. Today - only because I watched your video - I also learned that crabs can live in fresh water. You teach much more than Primitive technology 👍🏻

  • wes
    wes 16 days ago

    This guy is like steve irwin, but with crabs... Wait.

  • ini the man
    ini the man 16 days ago

    me and the boys building grass thatch mud huts

  • Xotsu
    Xotsu 16 days ago

    Bear Grylls would of ate the crab :/

  • Thomas Zhang
    Thomas Zhang 17 days ago

    just looking at this makes my feel cold

  • yeet epic
    yeet epic 19 days ago +1

    turn on captions

  • Miles Von Lehman
    Miles Von Lehman 20 days ago

    A floor !!!

  • Awesome_Name
    Awesome_Name 23 days ago +2

    Ah man I wish I would live in a country where this would be allowed...

    • Awesome_Name
      Awesome_Name 14 days ago

      @Maurice M sorry if it came over hostile. I live in austria a small country where pretty much every bit of land is owend by somebody which is why its extremly expensive to buy just a small part + there are so many regulations and side costs that it would kill the fun.

    • Maurice M
      Maurice M 14 days ago

      @Awesome_Name your response seems a bit hostile. This vlogger stated that he purchased his land in northern Queensland, Australia, likely for cheap.
      Where do you live? In America, there are micro climates where land is extremely expensive, or dirt cheap. Unfortunately I live in a rather expensive area, so I can barely afford a house, let alone a large plot of land.

    • Awesome_Name
      Awesome_Name 15 days ago +1

      @Maurice M 1st there are countries where you do not need the property rights to camp outdoor like sweden for instance or canada, where I am living I am not even allowed to camp at night or make a fire..2nd not everybody has that much money to buy "their own land" and some countries are fucking small and buying some land is extremly expensive + not every bit of land can be used for everything you have to follow rules. For instance, some may only be for growing food, some for building houses (and there are regulations that restrict you from building to a certain hight) some for hunting etc. Its not that easy to just buy a land...some people just want to take their tent and sleep under the stars but they are not allowed to unless they are rich (like where I live). You have to be really ignorant or the owner of some land for tiping that answer..

    • Maurice M
      Maurice M 15 days ago

      Its allowed in any country where you bought your own land

  • Matteo Polimeni
    Matteo Polimeni 24 days ago +1

    Please a tour of the forest

  • Юра Фатеев
    Юра Фатеев 24 days ago

    Хижина с соломенной крышей? Может с травяной. Где ты солому увидел. Солома бывает от злаковых ,Иа это просто трава или сено.

  • Pewdie Pie
    Pewdie Pie 25 days ago

    Why does haters exist?

  • Andy Le
    Andy Le 26 days ago

    What kind of ark survival update is this

  • Kaisasha
    Kaisasha 27 days ago

    It might be more efficient to make several bundles of the grass, tie them together and transport with a long branch on the shoulders. You would be able to get more in one trip that way.

  • Ross
    Ross 28 days ago

    Who needs a gym membership eh?! 😆

  • Im The Rat!
    Im The Rat! 29 days ago +1

    My social studies teacher shows us these videos so we can see what the ppl in the past how to do, and we r talking about cavemen so I just had to search this guy up

  • yid369
    yid369 Month ago +1

    LIKE 😙😙😀

  • Stephanie Pacheco
    Stephanie Pacheco Month ago +1

    Wow you know a lot about survival

  • Natalie Fannin
    Natalie Fannin Month ago

    *finds little crab* *proceeds to be distracted for an hour* lol

  • Và Giải Trí Vlog Nấu Ăn

    Ở đây có ai Việt Nam không ạ???

  • Sukandar Saputra
    Sukandar Saputra Month ago

    selamat anda menemukan comen bahasa indonesia hehe

  • alehandra febriana saputri

    Sub indo

  • Fer Guso
    Fer Guso Month ago +1

    +62 ?
    Kontol Yang Sangat Baik!

  • The Josh Channel
    The Josh Channel Month ago

    This dude is fucking RIPPED

  • H.R. Pufnstuf
    H.R. Pufnstuf Month ago

    Chuck Norris has Nothing on this Man!!

  • beef cake
    beef cake Month ago

    Primitive Technology: how do you measure without any tools to help you ?

  • Nghia Tho
    Nghia Tho Month ago

    Sao anh này chuyên làm chòi mà không săn bắn ta.

  • Roblox N fortnite??

    “If you were stranded on an island what would you bring?” Me:uh this guy or a phone with data and never dies to learn from him

  • Sam Mardis
    Sam Mardis Month ago

    Crab boi

  • roban Siroky
    roban Siroky Month ago

    Only 2000 bc kids remember these houses

    LUCIAN SAUCIER Month ago +1

    I’ve been watching since 20k, I’m bloody amazed at how quick you have grown in a year bro. Keep it up, maybe invite subscribers to visit ur little huts

  • Eric HeavyRunner
    Eric HeavyRunner Month ago

    Didn't want it to end... nice job!

  • Jon Doe
    Jon Doe Month ago

    You should do a video on primitive hygiene (soap, toothpaste, etc)

  • Iccywolf 457
    Iccywolf 457 Month ago

    Just a little Heads up this is gonna burn down

  • Phazelight
    Phazelight Month ago

    This guy vs survivorman

  • 조혜솜
    조혜솜 Month ago

    뱀이나 야생동물한테 당할까 걱정이네요
    맨발로 다니는데ㅠ

  • Sugumar M
    Sugumar M Month ago +1

    good work bro,keep it up!

  • Randy Thompson
    Randy Thompson Month ago

    Is this the shelter that caught on fire and burned down?

  • Randy Thompson
    Randy Thompson Month ago +2

    He makes the Amish look like lazy modern heathens .

  • edilberto boniza
    edilberto boniza Month ago

  • Isaiah DeBuck
    Isaiah DeBuck Month ago +2

    I kinda want to see this guy on a survival show

  • Danny Archer
    Danny Archer Month ago

    Those hands must be real panty-rippers!

  • madmanszalinski
    madmanszalinski Month ago +2

    R.I.P. Grass Hut 2019-2019

  • Old Pops
    Old Pops Month ago +5

    How's your life going?

  • Kyle Hallman
    Kyle Hallman Month ago

    A crab

  • Bob Y
    Bob Y Month ago

    My mans got a green top

  • Keven Jones
    Keven Jones Month ago +1

    RIP hut. :(

  • The King Of The Flock

    Rip hut she really did what she was made for

  • Villi V
    Villi V Month ago

    HACKS! Not possible in vanilla mc