Primitive Technology: Tiled Roof Hut

Making stone axe Cutting timber for hut Digging post holes Carving mortices in roof beams Fire hardening mortices with coals.


Making stone axe Cutting timber for hut Digging post holes Carving mortices in roof beams Fire hardening mortices with coals (strengthens mortices) Fitting mortices of beams on to posts Hammering beams in place Loya cane (a type of creeper) Putting on rafters Lashing to frame Making a kiln grate from clay Making holes to let the flames through Digging a trench for the kiln firebox Stone lintel for the firebox entry Mixing mud for kiln walls (just excavated dirt and water) Putting grate in place Building kiln wall Kiln draw a strong draft Digging clay from the creek bank next to hut Crushing dry lumps in clay Crushing up old pottery to add to new clay (strengthens it) Mixing clay Loya cane Splitting Cutting notches Folding along notches Tying with cane fiber Completed tile frame Sprinkle wood ash on stone (prevents clay sticking) Clay into tile frame Forming tile tab Tile left to dry Tile removed from frame Tiles stored in wood shed out of rain Tiles stacked into kiln 20 tiles Cover with broken tiles Firing begins When the tiles glow red hot they’re ready The next day Putting tiles in place (they just sit on using their tabs, no pegs necessary) Tile tabs hooked over purlins Cross bracing Adding grate bars to the firebox (increases heat production several times) Starting fire with handrill Making curved cap tiles (normal tiles without tabs folded over a log) A tile goes on one side Then another from the other side covers the tile just put in place Finally, the cap tile covers the vertical gap between tiles Stone footing for wall (prevents rising damp) Digging underfloor heating system Covering with flat stones Sealing with mud Fire at the front moves under stones Chimney added at back to enhance draft Heated platform is warm and makes a good bed Building mud wall Digging soil for mud Stones added to wall to save on mud Chimney protected from rain by tiles Wooden lintel forms top of door way Split timber door Hole for door hinge Putting door in place Doorstep of mud Finishing gables Completed hut Tree resin Resin used as torch Resin on tile as a lamp

100 thoughts on “Primitive Technology: Tiled Roof Hut”

  1. Me and my cousins and friends decided to build a village in the middle of nowhere (where I’m moving…) and we’re gonna build out of mud. Also, my mother’s brother’s son, (he’s 18) will take a break of Minecraft to come and help us. “What are we doing?” He asked. I smiled “we’re gonna play Minecraft. In real life.” 😀

  2. Brilliant hut man! Your skills continue to amaze me. I was fascinated to see how you made the tiles, talk about ingenuity, you have it in bucketloads!

  3. It is unclear why the tiles do not overlap each other? Rain, after all, will be so numb in the cracks at the joints.

  4. A rare video: liked,commented, subbed…right before watching this a second time. No more words…

    (Omg: reading the comments…most people are making fun and poking sticks! What’s the world come to?)

  5. Eres un genio. Te felicito. Sorprende cada cosa que haces y sin herramientas modernas. Mi más sincera enhorabuena

  6. Лайк и подписка если ищешь русский комент)))) во мужику делать нехер)

  7. Чего только человек не может сделать, и всё ради подписчиков !
    Трудяга !

  8. Россиянам полезно смотреть,это ваше будущее!!!Так что смотрите,запоминайте,учитесь!!!😎

  9. ماشاءالله تبارك الله

    سبحان من علم الإنسان ما لم يعلم

  10. ต้องเป็นคนที่ว่างจริงๆ

  11. Magyar vagyok és jolnézki hogyha valaki esztolvasa akor olvasa nagyonjo ez a video szeretem az ijen,stilusu videokat

  12. … Ma voi credete a queste str…………….. Ora è facile farle……….. Lo sai…. Ma prima?. La storia andrebbe riscritta, perché ci raccontano un sacco di ca……………

  13. where does he stay while he builds houses and other structures? there is no way possible that he made this in one day.

  14. amei esta cabana vc esta d parabens nunca tinha visto construir com argila so faltou uma janela d bambu para entrar ar e claridade

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