Primitive Technology: Bed Shed


Building site Chopping wood with stone hatchet Hammering in post holes Putting the posts in Floor plan is 2 meters long and 1 meter wide Digging in post hole Stamping down soil “Fish tail await-a-while” – a type of spikey vine Cutting vine Stripping off leaves takes the spikes off with them Spikeless vine Lashing the rafters on Using a rock as a step ladder Lashing the battens to the rafters Cutting grass for the roof Ordinary vine to tie the thatch on Tying bundles of grass to the roof Trimming grass at overhang Thatch is added layer by layer from bottom to top so it sheds rain About 120 little bunches of grass were tied to the roof Patting down grass Tying on crossbars to support bed Tying bed frame together Tying cane to frame and wrapping it length ways around bed Weaving cane between length ways cane Putting bed on cross bars A bark fiber mat I made in previous video A grass pillow Making fire under the bed, a dry area in the rain The space under the bed can be used for sitting, having fires and storing firewood and tools The bed is used for sleeping and can be removed when not being used to provide more space

Danny Hutson

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