How to Build a Grass Hut Using Only Primitive Tools and Technology

Primitive Technology demonstrated how to build a grass hut using only sharp stones and sticks as tools. The hut’s design and construction are simple, but the project takes a significant amount of time to complete, most of which is spent gathering grass.

I built this grass hut up on a ridge. It’s roughly parallel with the tiled hut and wattle and daub hut that are a couple of hundred meters away down in a valley. I built it on a ridge to get away from mosquitoes in wet weather. This project took 7 days to make. I looked for a spot and cleared it on the first day, built the frame on the second, and spent the next 5 collecting grass. Grass is difficult to collect in this dry forest and I had to climb further into the mountain to get it.