Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch

Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch

I built this hut in the bush using naturally occurring materials and primitive tools. The hut is 2m wide and 2m long, the side walls are 1m high and the ridge line (highest point) is 2m high giving a roof angle of 45 degrees. A bed was built inside and it takes up a little less than half the hut. The tools used were a stone hand axe to chop wood, fire sticks to make fire, a digging stick for digging and clay pots to carry water. The materials used in the hut were wood for the frame, vine and lawyer cane for lashings and mud for daubing. Broad leaves were initially used as thatch which worked well for about four months before starting to rot. The roof was then covered with sheets of paper bark which proved to be a better roofing material. An external fireplace and chimney were also built to reduce smoke inside. The hut is a small yet comfortable shelter and provides room to store tools and materials out of the weather.

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20 Responses

  1. tintin0romarin says:

    he did better than my first minecraft day

  2. Madame Lulu says:

    Can you please tell us how long this whole process took altogether? Also
    would you join my team when the world ends and zombies start rising? lol
    But seriously an amazing talent to have and thank you for teaching us all

  3. TheSilas117 says:

    Talk about one hell of a Reddit hug.

  4. Ikkish says:

    Now, this is a real man.
    Damn! Impressive!

  5. Jerome Ramouloss says:

    Construction cabane primitive, il est doué !

  6. P Yu says:

    did you build the camera too?

  7. Blu UFO says:

    Rust ?

  8. Isamu Takeru says:

    Your skill is great! lovely to watch <3

  9. eVCephei says:


  10. brama1969 says:

    Good fucking God that man is sexy and hot as hell. I could live the rest of
    my life in that hut w/ him.

  11. weedbgone says:

    Can you do of naked next time

  12. Iivaitte says:

    This is amazing, This is as real as it gets.

  13. Gabriel Murray says:

    This guy would fucking kill it on naked and afraid

  14. iReflect00 says:

    Great vid i don’t know what else to say lol

  15. Zander Zepeda says:

    This was very informational

  16. Joe Wilson says:

    6:25 – 6:30 he changes shorts…
    how long did this take him??

  17. Mark Williams says:

    What a fascinating video! I subscribed.

  18. neo Striukove says:

    all that helps IF you are in the jungle or forest!! BUT your fucked if you
    live in the fucking DESERT like me you can’t do shit

  19. themurdo21 says:

    Fake and gay

  20. Anthony says:

    Well done. It was very fascinating to watch the whole building process.