Primitive technology: tiled roof hut

14 minutes

Make shelter: how to build an awesome hut only with naturally occurring materials

The popular Primitive Technology blog features an unnamed man in Australia’s Far North Queensland building tools and structures using only raw, found materials. Shot over 102 days, this instalment follows the man as he meticulously builds a tiled roof hut from the ground up – from chopping down trees for the frame to heating clay for the finishing tiles.

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