Guy Builds Impressive Shelter With His Bare Hands

This talented guy built this shelter in the bush using naturally occurring materials and primitive tools. 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 shelter were wood for the frame, vine and 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.

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