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 • 7 258

  • JavaFloof
    JavaFloof 5 hours ago

    Oh a crab!
    Okay back tu work

  • ludwigmises
    ludwigmises 6 hours ago

    Somebody buy this guy a Bic lighter and a hatchet. Just kidding, amazing to watch!

  • Mike Morgan
    Mike Morgan 6 hours ago

    So basically this guy hangs out in the woods, builds forts, stay healthy and has 9.5 mil subscribers to pay his way. I'm think he's a genius and the rest of us are morons.

  • Owen Roth
    Owen Roth Day ago

    if WW3 hits this guy is gonna be set

  • ZeroLogic
    ZeroLogic Day ago +1

    Primitive minecraft

  • nakedfaves
    nakedfaves Day ago

    3:35 - 3:55 .......notice the difference in color between the layers of grass. He missed a few days work between the first layer and the second.

  • jaysen2200
    jaysen2200 Day ago

    Never seen the guy with a shirt on still has a farmer tan 😜😜😜

  • mocha blank
    mocha blank Day ago

    Today I learned crab live in fresh water.
    Okay, back to work.

  • uhavemooface
    uhavemooface 2 days ago

    I was wondering if you can answer me this if you look at your comments. I know your a busy man. I was wondering how long do those huts last?

  • Imperium Americanum
    Imperium Americanum 2 days ago +2

    Every original Age of Empires player wants to click on him and hear him go "Homus! Erectus!"

  • YaBoi Monkey
    YaBoi Monkey 2 days ago +3

    Wonder if he washes his shorts in the river
    Primitive Technology: Mud Washing/Drying Kiln

  • Pubg Mobile Balkan
    Pubg Mobile Balkan 2 days ago +1

    Stuberi 😂🤣

  • Severin Stajic
    Severin Stajic 2 days ago

    Stuberi 😂

  • Corelli Beats
    Corelli Beats 2 days ago +1

    Like ko je dosao od Stubera 👌🤣

  • ILikeCats
    ILikeCats 2 days ago

    He build mud shacc, but more importantly he no eat crab for snacc

  • Bếp Củi Quê Hương

    nice work!!!

  • Uigh Hjhu
    Uigh Hjhu 2 days ago

    No clickbait

  • ColaCommando13
    ColaCommando13 2 days ago

    What this guy can do in the scrub is amazing... imagine what he could do if he went to Bunnings!!

  • Barreethoven
    Barreethoven 3 days ago

    You built all this... from scratch?!?!

  • Jade The Cat
    Jade The Cat 4 days ago +1

    Crab Rave

  • Curious T
    Curious T 5 days ago

    We want More videos

  • furyberserk
    furyberserk 5 days ago

    I wonder if he's ever consider digging a layer under his huts and filling them with 2 layers of hollow bricks to make heated flooring that won't catch fire while sleeping on his hand made bed.

    I'm not trying to project, but I hope that's how this video series end, with you making an advanced primitive hut with exclusive luxuries.

  • JDEE
    JDEE 5 days ago +1

    So much better than watching caveman build dog survival tree hut cool

  • TeiKh3n xD
    TeiKh3n xD 5 days ago

    "today I learned tiny rock-like camouflaged crabs may bite my barefoot on fresh water"

  • srick 773
    srick 773 5 days ago

    He makes a fire better with 2 sticks than I can with a lighter and a whole box of matches.

  • Arielle Bruce
    Arielle Bruce 6 days ago +1

    Someone: dO yOu LiKe muD pIEs
    Primitive Technology: * shows houses and sheds galore with mud walls
    Someone:......what am i doing with my life

  • peterkkk2001
    peterkkk2001 6 days ago


  • Dmitriy Gertskin
    Dmitriy Gertskin 6 days ago

    Where are you located? How do you get land owners permissions for your activities?

  • InfinityKitty
    InfinityKitty 6 days ago

    When he showed us the crab and put it back in the water❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Heinrich Aldrin Cendaña

    Whos here because he/she playing rust ?

  • Алекс Танкист


  • pinned comments
    pinned comments 8 days ago

    I've wanted to try this, but then i realize that in a forest here we have a tiger and venomous snake sneaking around....

  • Carlos Magno
    Carlos Magno 9 days ago

    Agradeço aos autores das legendas em português.

  • ali games
    ali games 10 days ago

    I love you guys

  • samsul gaming
    samsul gaming 10 days ago

    I am from Indonesia 02 juni 2019

  • Official Vladimir
    Official Vladimir 11 days ago +1

    This that prime 3am content

  • Мека Болатбек

    Мне кажется то что его взяли в заложники и снимают его как он выживает

  • Rainbow Dash
    Rainbow Dash 12 days ago

    Me: *sees crab*
    Also me: MR CRAB

  • Gabriella Kalmár
    Gabriella Kalmár 13 days ago

    szia hol laksz

  • Slt_loudmouth
    Slt_loudmouth 14 days ago


  • MaredYT Loyola
    MaredYT Loyola 14 days ago

    Ohhhhh crapppp a crabbbb

  • Claire Kilby
    Claire Kilby 14 days ago

    What a minute. WhErEs YoUr BeD?

  • Lâm Đặng
    Lâm Đặng 16 days ago

    I hope this does not come across as ignorant, but if you find a big bamboo tree and cut between 2 segments, you form a good blower, which is awesome to start a fire as it concentrates and actually delivers more air to the point you're aiming. My grandma had one to use in her fire pit (in countryside Vietnam, like 10 years ago or something)

  • Trinifity
    Trinifity 18 days ago +1

    Ark: Real Life Evolved (with no dinosaurs)

  • Edward Fendt
    Edward Fendt 18 days ago

    to watch this is like meditation

  • jian wang
    jian wang 19 days ago


  • 対比地好丈郎
    対比地好丈郎 19 days ago


  • Don Cheeto
    Don Cheeto 21 day ago

    What a cutie patootie that crab was ❣️

  • 陳猛男
    陳猛男 21 day ago


  • Iam Kronix
    Iam Kronix 22 days ago

    Turn on captions. It’s as close as he gets to talking besides the occasion grunt

  • Mistaken Face
    Mistaken Face 23 days ago

    Minecraft is way more easy

  • Turk February
    Turk February 23 days ago

    No talking, no stupid intro music, just relaxing and entertaining videos. Great job.

  • Maria Cárdenas
    Maria Cárdenas 23 days ago

    You always cut trees but never make videos by planting them. Your channel does not show sustainability, but you contribute to the destruction of forests.
    Think about it and do something to regenerate nature.

  • Leonardo Nascimento Santos

    @primitivetechnology, could you make a video of how to make a toothbrush?

  • Weird Jellyfish
    Weird Jellyfish 25 days ago

    How does he deal with the Mosquitos?

  • Atom Xp
    Atom Xp 25 days ago


  • asdf poo
    asdf poo 26 days ago

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

  • maestro
    maestro 27 days ago

    Почему ты не убираешь кору? С ней дерево гниет быстрее

  • TheFamThr33
    TheFamThr33 27 days ago

    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.

  • Liam Neidig
    Liam Neidig 27 days ago

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

  • supadave32 ,
    supadave32 , 27 days ago

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

  • We didn't listen
    We didn't listen 28 days ago

    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.

  • José Neira Rodas
    José Neira Rodas 28 days ago

    It is just extraordinary!

  • Tyler Bronman
    Tyler Bronman 29 days ago

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

  • Charlie Steed
    Charlie Steed 29 days ago +1

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

  • TJ Marshall
    TJ Marshall Month ago +1

    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.

  • FernandoMoreno90
    FernandoMoreno90 Month ago

    7:08 Where is Wilson?

  • sandy pangestu
    sandy pangestu Month ago

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

  • Maradona Riquelme
    Maradona Riquelme Month ago

    Se eu pudesse eu vivia igual índio!

  • Joanne Clifford
    Joanne Clifford Month ago