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Thatched Workshop, a 5-week Primitive Technology project

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“I built a thatched workshop as an area to do future projects in out of the rain and weather,” writes John Plant, the man behind the Far North Queensland-based Primitive Technology YouTube channel.

The 2022 video, one in his series of stone age and iron age construction videos, is his first since 2019.

“The structure was a 4 x 4 m square covered with a gabled thatched roof where the lowest point was 2 m above the ground and the highest point was 4 m. This is the largest hut I’ve built to date taking 5 weeks to build. The structure sheds rain quite well and being open and without walls allows smoke to exit without issue.”

thatched hut structure
thatching the roof
Watch more Primitive Technology on TKSST, including:
• Making a celt hatchet and an A-frame hut
• How to build a grass hut
• Woven bark fiber mats made by Primitive Technology
• Making a cord drill & pump drill from sticks & rocks
• Barrel Tiled Shed & Tiled Roof Hut

h/t Kottke.

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