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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  • Batın Çınar Topçam HD

    Axe ????

  • DarkRain PS4
    DarkRain PS4 17 hours ago

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

  • Eric Pham
    Eric Pham 22 hours 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 23 hours ago


  • twisted_ anomaly

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

  • 《Tatzumi彡》

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

  • Be-n-Crazy3
    Be-n-Crazy3 Day ago +1

    Damn how good was his teacher in tech class?

  • Peter Lockhart
    Peter Lockhart Day ago

    This guy stealing views from you?

  • ricky maru
    ricky maru Day ago

    dont starve

  • Kael
    Kael Day ago

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

  • dwayne smith
    dwayne smith Day ago

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

  • ramdhan purnama
    ramdhan purnama Day ago

    good job

  • Strive World
    Strive World Day ago


  • mary Huke
    mary Huke Day ago +1

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

  • Salsabil Rahman
    Salsabil Rahman Day ago

    Does anyone know his name?

  • Trace
    Trace Day ago +3

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

  • 李香
    李香 Day ago


  • Shadow Archer
    Shadow Archer Day ago

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

  • Thrilled Bread
    Thrilled Bread Day ago

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

  • Nade Otap
    Nade Otap Day ago

    *A CRAB*

  • adrieli ranzoti
    adrieli ranzoti Day ago +1

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

  • Mukō Akuma
    Mukō Akuma Day ago

    This Man is better the Bear Grylls

  • D Smurf
    D Smurf 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • VDCubing
    VDCubing 2 days ago

    the subtitles make you understand whats happening a lot more

  • De vuelta al desván

    You are blood

  • Timenaught
    Timenaught 2 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 2 days ago

    Русскоговорящие здесь есть??? Когда будет новое видео?

  • ixon forul
    ixon forul 2 days ago

    She pro to making fire

  • it'sFckinRaw
    it'sFckinRaw 2 days ago

    from 3.5M to 9.3M wow!

    MAISOKEA OFFICIAL 2 days ago

    New creative idea👍👍👍

  • 쩌쩐다!
    쩌쩐다! 2 days ago

    Original "Primitive Technology"

  • Chea Longdy TV
    Chea Longdy TV 2 days ago


  • Extro
    Extro 2 days ago

    This looks like great fun tbh

  • catklyst
    catklyst 2 days ago

    You feeling it now mr cwabs?

  • It's me Ashen
    It's me Ashen 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • mad dog rides
    mad dog rides 2 days ago

    For being a caveman this guy is a fucking genius

  • Trenton Palmer
    Trenton Palmer 2 days ago

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

  • Rhys Hughes
    Rhys Hughes 2 days ago

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

  • mitchell wood
    mitchell wood 3 days ago

    beast modddddde

  • Seven Seas of the Universe

    Could you do this stuff in the Rockies?

  • Hunter A
    Hunter A 3 days ago

    Legend has it he never learnt to speak

  • Johannes Trümper
    Johannes Trümper 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    1:22 Terminator 2

  • Amadet Amadet
    Amadet Amadet 3 days ago

    розетки где ?

  • Sylveq TM
    Sylveq TM 3 days ago +1

    Make blowgun

  • глэк
    глэк 3 days ago

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

  • Thiên Hoa TV
    Thiên Hoa TV 3 days ago

  • Wielki Kloc
    Wielki Kloc 3 days ago

    Zajebiste kurwa też tak chce

  • David Kirkpatrick
    David Kirkpatrick 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    муравьи в помощь.

  • mixer
    mixer 3 days ago

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

  • Kevsepticaye OG
    Kevsepticaye OG 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago +1

    I need your more videos.
    Move human!!

  • vvitkor12
    vvitkor12 4 days ago

    I wish to see what happened with previous constructions. How long did they survive and what condition they are now.

  • Tri Prasetyo Prambudi

    good job =d

  • CosmicScam
    CosmicScam 4 days ago +1

    Green top

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  • El Loco Rift
    El Loco Rift 4 days ago

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

  • camron akhavan
    camron akhavan 4 days ago

    Who else feels this guy would be great on survivor

    ROCK SOLID 4 days ago +1

    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 5 days ago

    Like si ablas en español

  • Vincent Bain
    Vincent Bain 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Andy H
    Andy H 5 days ago

    What's your secret for avoiding mosquitos?!

  • Ziya Haci-ResulOFF
    Ziya Haci-ResulOFF 5 days ago +2

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

  • Dfathurr
    Dfathurr 5 days ago +1

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Yarin Ehrlich
    Yarin Ehrlich 5 days ago

    your videos are great! thanks !
    how about making a musical instrument in the jungle ?

  • Eapeisi Te'O
    Eapeisi Te'O 5 days ago

    Two story grass thatch mug hit

    Challenge yourself😀😀

  • Emperor Hirohito
    Emperor Hirohito 5 days ago +3

    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

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

  • Gamerz
    Gamerz 6 days ago

    Next Top USclipr to Beat PewDiePie!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Az 74
    Az 74 6 days ago +2

    Friendly reminder to turn on subtitles😉

    • ツsnxw-
      ツsnxw- 5 days ago +1

      Nah, I just prefer the peaceful-ness of the video alone.

  • Alex Olson
    Alex Olson 6 days ago

    i am planning on making a book about primitive building and survival in the wilderness and this man is the reason why i am taking the time to work on it including my website so i need more ideas than what is on this channel so all the help that i can get is great

  • Skipper Blue
    Skipper Blue 6 days ago

    serious question: why not just put dirt on top and plant grass on top instead of harvesting it and tying it down?

    • MrSplic3r
      MrSplic3r 5 days ago +1

      Huge amount of weight, and the grass would grow vertically and not shed rain, then the roof would leak mud

  • Thomas Catt
    Thomas Catt 6 days ago

    That crab is so cute!!!!!!

  • Chase the Compiler
    Chase the Compiler 6 days ago


  • Unwavering Discipline

    Nice i ll make one in my local beach for the overly sunny days

  • Mephiston
    Mephiston 6 days ago

    Fair amount of reused footage in this video, but I'm still okay with that. The grass cutting footage and the shots of the yams with the vines and stick at the end, in particular. Still good.

  • Timmy Isom
    Timmy Isom 6 days ago

    is it just me or does he look more fit than his other vids??

  • Dreamabangis Price
    Dreamabangis Price 6 days ago

    This is the real Primitive not those fucking asians making house with pool and those goddamn kids who always eat like a monkey

  • Ha500rry 1
    Ha500rry 1 6 days ago +4

    He is secretly talking to us turn on subtitles

  • yeah woo
    yeah woo 6 days ago

    이 유튜버 보시는 한국인 계신가요

  • MrAxelortega1
    MrAxelortega1 6 days ago +16

    who else got 10 mosquito bites from watching this video?🤕

  • andrew wolf
    andrew wolf 6 days ago

    Cute crab

  • Never Stop Being Awesome

    Somebody make a smartphone game like this already.

  • Lan celot
    Lan celot 6 days ago +1


    THIS IS MY LIFE 6 days ago

    I want to be like you

  • Nova Arguello
    Nova Arguello 6 days ago

    when is he going to get to smelting.

  • Clayface3790
    Clayface3790 7 days ago +19

    them: if you were stranded in nature. what would you bring?
    me: not what. who

    • x Morgenstern
      x Morgenstern 5 days ago

      u both would go mad and kill eachother if hes always this quiet

  • Heavy Heights
    Heavy Heights 7 days ago +2

    Are there people out there just in case something bad happens or what?

  • Mark G
    Mark G 7 days ago


  • ADHarris97
    ADHarris97 7 days ago

    Where in the world does he build everything? Love the videos!

    • ADHarris97
      ADHarris97 6 days ago

      +sir bane awesome, thank you!

    • sir bane
      sir bane 6 days ago +1

      Queensland, Australia pretty sure

  • Phil D12
    Phil D12 7 days ago