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.
    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 • 7 277

  • Currently Cold
    Currently Cold 14 hours ago

    Wow didn’t take long for the grass to lose its color

  • Raied
    Raied 14 hours ago

    Legend says he invented Minecraft.

  • Dark Fragment
    Dark Fragment 16 hours ago

    I demand a forest tour.

  • Dr. Misty
    Dr. Misty 17 hours ago

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  • Solid Perception
    Solid Perception 21 hour ago

    where this videos do ?
    is like colombia or south america

  • Máximo Soto
    Máximo Soto Day ago +1

    Intenta hacer una trampera para pájaros

  • WolfnessHD PvP y SkyWars

    People that think plants have feelings: toO ofFenSiVE!!1!

  • DovahStud
    DovahStud Day ago

    Next thing you know it, he's gonna be knocking out dinos with tranquilizers and shoving narcotics up their asses.

  • Brawnkers
    Brawnkers Day ago

    So this is where Gendry was

  • DailyDragon Trainer

    Rain: *rains*
    Subtitles: Rain.

  • Jefftech 76
    Jefftech 76 Day ago


  • Kaiser Wilhelm II

    Imagine people stumbling across this and they’re like “I think we found a witch’s hut”

  • Rrenison Boyan
    Rrenison Boyan Day ago

    More ideas: bathtub with fire pit underneath; dug out with thatch roof; raise rock firepit with a place on the side for sleeping with a lil wall to prevent rollover into pit; ....

  • Esdras Martinez
    Esdras Martinez Day ago

    Raccoons liked his house.

  • J3J3_ Z3r0
    J3J3_ Z3r0 2 days ago +1

    I swear this guy alone created the equivalent of new York city in a forest...

  • Ben P
    Ben P 2 days ago +2

    Are you using optifine?

  • DarkKillerTR
    DarkKillerTR 2 days ago

    How Do You Upload Videos ?

  • DCS
    DCS 2 days ago +1

    this guy has a lot of patience

  • MatH PacHi08
    MatH PacHi08 2 days ago

    Faz mais videos pf

  • Ivan Mankevich
    Ivan Mankevich 2 days ago

    5 years and NO ONE WORD! Elon Mask smokes and approves))

  • Gertox XX1
    Gertox XX1 2 days ago +1

    Ok , why do you need 3 months to make one video ? Why other Primitive life TVcliprs do it every 3 days and not 3 months ?

  • Owen Naedler
    Owen Naedler 2 days ago

    When you were making the frame, why do you pause and jab the long supports in instead of putting them in gently or without force

  • 국환 방
    국환 방 3 days ago


  • đức phạm
    đức phạm 3 days ago

    e rằng đc tao là vn xem video này

  • Hyrule Legend
    Hyrule Legend 3 days ago

    That crab was very polite.

  • Rihanna Nishat
    Rihanna Nishat 3 days ago

    Alalal...ehehe sorry

  • Didem Kocaman
    Didem Kocaman 3 days ago +1

    Speed 2x

  • -Diao-
    -Diao- 3 days ago


  • Expo
    Expo 3 days ago +2

    *Minecraft 2*

  • Carlos Despacito
    Carlos Despacito 3 days ago

    Did he has a work??if not where did he get money from??

  • bibi bilou
    bibi bilou 3 days ago

    Qu’est ce que tu en fait après de tes chef d’œuvre ? Tu les détruit ?

  • nhóc TV
    nhóc TV 3 days ago

    Hello video very good I'm Vietnamese

  • Aldrin Laoang
    Aldrin Laoang 3 days ago

    I hope you speak on your next video

    MISTER TEX 3 days ago

    I really enjoy these videos. Thanks for recording.

  • Luis Loboff
    Luis Loboff 4 days ago

    Primitive homie got me all blue balled with no new videos...

  • Markuss Lietavietis
    Markuss Lietavietis 4 days ago +1


  • Zoom Julianinho
    Zoom Julianinho 4 days ago

    Traz mais videos

  • Tania Ramsey
    Tania Ramsey 4 days ago +1

    Huge fan I live in far north queensland would love to see more and how 🙂

    AMİL QULİYEV 4 days ago +1

    Türk yokmu

  • 흔들어먹는환타
    흔들어먹는환타 4 days ago +1

    와 이분 몇달에 한번씩 집에 와서 이렇게 업로드 하는겨..?

    • Максим Иванов
      Максим Иванов 3 days ago

      Если каждый день есть очень вкусную еду она станет обычной... Умей ценить шедевры!

  • 실험추천원
    실험추천원 4 days ago +1


    • 실험추천원
      실험추천원 3 days ago

      대끄레 조하요 해주 실?
      읿울어 왜쿠킨들 버녘모타게 꽈놔씀

    • 번득이
      번득이 3 days ago +1


  • 고뿡쁭
    고뿡쁭 4 days ago

    오 한국어 자막

  • UM
    UM 4 days ago

    สายคนไทยต้องเชิญทางนี้จ้า อย่างฮา 55555555555

  • 好說OAO不
    好說OAO不 4 days ago +1

    好厲害啊! 原始人的典範!

  • sHAeNaAAAa
    sHAeNaAAAa 4 days ago

    Why the frick is it smoking 9:22

  • sHAeNaAAAa
    sHAeNaAAAa 4 days ago

    Finally he makes a fire 8:03

  • sHAeNaAAAa
    sHAeNaAAAa 4 days ago +1


    • Gertox XX1
      Gertox XX1 2 days ago +1

      Dude are you stupid ? He didn't recorded night time because camera would not see anything .

  • Kevin Finkel
    Kevin Finkel 4 days ago

    I wonder if, with a bit more effort and time, he could've made the axe blade thinner so it could bite deeper into the trunk?

  • Arest
    Arest 4 days ago

    Однако, примитивненько

  • VainCape549
    VainCape549 4 days ago +1

    When u get to 10 mill, can u please have a video where u talk? I wanna know what u sound like

  • Agape Sangma
    Agape Sangma 4 days ago +1

    He is amazing

  • Christian B
    Christian B 4 days ago

    mad respect

  • hogeun na
    hogeun na 5 days ago +2

    When would you show us forging steal tool?

  • 레알밥도둑
    레알밥도둑 5 days ago

    I'M from korea

  • RaptorKiLL100
    RaptorKiLL100 5 days ago

    One of the most mysterious, yet one of the most popular youtubers.

    • Gertox XX1
      Gertox XX1 2 days ago +1

      What is Mistery about him

  • Dylanimation !
    Dylanimation ! 5 days ago +1

    If cave men had youtube

  • Luis Biaus
    Luis Biaus 5 days ago

    It's great to know how much time these things take, really puts things in perspective!

  • M.H.0903
    M.H.0903 5 days ago +2

    Why do I see this guy as a time traveler stuck in the Jurassic period?

  • Thomas Charky
    Thomas Charky 5 days ago


  • *— Ziyana538 —*
    *— Ziyana538 —* 5 days ago +2

    “Thatching took 36 hours”

  • Reese James Wahlin
    Reese James Wahlin 5 days ago +1

    Please domesticate some kind of animal

  • DAVID Dolabella FERRARI

    How many days did it take to make the house?

    • Gertox XX1
      Gertox XX1 2 days ago +1

      Actually not nights , he didn't build in dark

    • Gertox XX1
      Gertox XX1 2 days ago +1

      3 days and 2 nights

  • Arie Alghazza
    Arie Alghazza 5 days ago

    boring, next video ?

  • Travis Fields
    Travis Fields 5 days ago +2

    You gonna stop doing the same thing over and over??? How about you take a week and carve out yourself a mortar and pestle. Make one big enough to break down that slag and get that iron. Maybe then turn that iron into an ingot. Do something man!

    ANTHONY GAROFOLI 5 days ago +1

    See if you can get a goat and make cheese please that would be awesome

  • VTXX
    VTXX 5 days ago

    I want to see Primitive Technology go on a survival show and absolutely rule the competition.

  • Zaw Oo
    Zaw Oo 5 days ago +1

    you know when you play Age of Empire.. you rebuilt your civilization with that one worker? He's that guy

  • Batın Çınar Topçam HD

    Axe ????

  • DarkRain PS4
    DarkRain PS4 5 days ago

    Hey primitive I heard you live in north Australia I live in Australia

  • Eric Pham
    Eric Pham 5 days ago

    #1. how long do you live in the jungle ?
    #2. how did you get there ?
    #3. how did you connect, is it like theres like data or something or what ?
    and #4. when do / did you live here did you like explore and forgot where to go back home or something or is it that you like it ?

  • Yu-Ning Yang
    Yu-Ning Yang 5 days ago


  • twisted_ anomaly
    twisted_ anomaly 6 days ago

    This is what Gamers do when the internet connection is down for a couple of months

  • 《Tatzumi彡》
    《Tatzumi彡》 6 days ago

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

  • Be-n-Crazy3
    Be-n-Crazy3 6 days ago +4

    Damn how good was his teacher in tech class?

  • Peter Lockhart
    Peter Lockhart 6 days ago

    This guy stealing views from you?

  • ricky maru
    ricky maru 6 days ago

    dont starve

  • Kael
    Kael 6 days ago

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

  • dwayne smith
    dwayne smith 6 days ago

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

  • ramdhan purnama
    ramdhan purnama 6 days ago

    good job

  • Strive World
    Strive World 6 days ago


  • mary Huke
    mary Huke 6 days ago +4

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

  • Salsabil Rahman
    Salsabil Rahman 6 days ago

    Does anyone know his name?

  • Trace
    Trace 6 days ago +15

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

  • 李香
    李香 6 days ago


  • Shadow Archer
    Shadow Archer 6 days ago

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

  • Thrilled Bread
    Thrilled Bread 6 days ago

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

  • Nade Otap
    Nade Otap 6 days ago

    *A CRAB*

  • adrieli ranzoti
    adrieli ranzoti 6 days ago +1

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

  • Mukō Akuma
    Mukō Akuma 7 days ago

    This Man is better the Bear Grylls

  • D Smurf
    D Smurf 7 days ago

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

  • Uptightking45
    Uptightking45 7 days ago

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

  • VDCubing
    VDCubing 7 days ago

    the subtitles make you understand whats happening a lot more

  • La verdad En tu cara

    You are blood

  • Timenaught
    Timenaught 7 days ago

    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.

  • born tobe wasted
    born tobe wasted 7 days ago

    Русскоговорящие здесь есть??? Когда будет новое видео?

  • ixon forul
    ixon forul 7 days ago

    She pro to making fire

  • it'sFckinRaw
    it'sFckinRaw 7 days ago

    from 3.5M to 9.3M wow!

    MAISOKEA OFFICIAL 7 days ago

    New creative idea👍👍👍

  • 쩌쩐다!
    쩌쩐다! 7 days ago

    Original "Primitive Technology"

  • Chea Longdy TV
    Chea Longdy TV 7 days ago