Building a tile hut. From scratch. With hand-made tools.

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To cut and carve wood I used the celt stone axe and stone chisel made in this video (…). To carry water and make fire I used pots and fire sticks made in this video (…). Finally, to store fire wood and dry, unfired tiles, I used the wood shed built in this video (…).

At the source is a much more thorough description of the components, processes, and predecessor methodologies.

Full video:



Wattle and Daub Construction

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.