How To: Build A Primitive Wattle & Daub Hut From Scratch (Video)

An unnamed YouTuber under the channel, Primitive Technology, builds a two meter by two meter hut in the woods, using exclusively materials resourced from the small patch of forest.
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In place of an axe, he uses a sharp stone, and his own self-constructed clay pots designed from the surrounding mud to transport water. Perhaps most impressive is the chimney he constructs out of clay tightly packed around the wooden frame. With leaves and tree bark as a roof, and the surrounding logs tied by vine as walls, the small hut provides sufficient shelter from the rain.
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Though the hut is not what most would consider a permanent living space, the feat is made to look easy enough that aspiring survivalists can watch with a contemplative chin-scratch and think “I could totally do this,” should they ever accidentally wander off their local hiking trail at sundown. Whatever improbable circumstances—from apocalypse to hermitage—that lead to this skill actually serve real life benefit, there’s no denying that Bear Grylls is happy right now.
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The Finished Product!! Pretty impressive….

From Primitive Technology:

“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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