Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch

Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch

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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 (*peeling the outer layer of bark does not kill this species of tree). 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. The whole hut took 9 months from start to finish. But it only took 30 days of actual work (I abandoned it for a few months before adding bark roof, chimney and extra daub ).


  1. Inspiring

  2. Hoow did you get the paper bark to stay on the roof?

  3. First of all sorry for my english. There is something that I don't understand. If you have to "cook" the vessels that you have done with water and clay or whatever to solidify them, because if you don't do that they are useless. Why you don't have to do the same with the walls????
    I mean.. the entire house will perish if starts to rain. No?

  4. Great video!

  5. White person builds house for fun and it's better than most houses in Africa after thousands of years.
    >B-But muh kings and queens

  6. How long did it take

  7. This is seriously so, so, so cool.

  8. Fuck it….I'd jyst put a bullet in my head…simpler and problem solved forever

  9. I mean awsom!

  10. That is dodo asome

  11. palmbeachcitizen

    Dude, you are my newest hero! When the apocalypse comes, you will be the Leader of the Free World. I'm completely fascinated by your success. Are you a teacher or a scholar of primitive lifestyles? How did you learn how to do what you did? You're amazing!

  12. MInecraft

  13. Amazing work! Congratulations!

  14. I live in. forest so I'm going to make one

  15. Super gemacht!
    Viele Grüße von Steffen

  16. You have some serious determination this is amazing

  17. Minecraft in real life.

  18. Can i request a video on hunting/food gathering and water purification techniques?

  19. absolutely incredible look forward to more

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