Building A Primitive Thatched Dome Hut From Scratch
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[Building A Primitive Thatched Dome Hut From Scratch]
Building a thatched dome hut in a clearing on a mountain.
Clearing a space.
Making a stone hand axe.
Marking a 2.5m diameter circle with 8 stakes around the edge.
Stakeholes are about 0.25m deep.
Saplings are about 2.75m long.
Vine for lashings.
Cutting palm frond with a stone flake.
A bundle of 100 fronds. Six to seven bundles were needed.
Splitting palm fronds.
Tying thatch to the frame.
Rainforest leaves have drip tips so water won’t stay on their leaves long enough for algae to grow. This means they also make good thatch.
This type of thatch lasts for about 2 years.
Making a roof cap.
Digging a moat.
Planting sweet potatoes.
Rain coming off the hut will water the garden.
This hut was easy to build with minimal tools, materials and effort. The pointed dome is 2.5m wide and 2m tall. The shape sheds rain and funnels smoke well while retaining heat and providing a large inner volume to house a bed, a hearth, fire wood and tools.
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