Frail Expertise: Thatched Dome Hut
I built this thatched dome hut on a mountain ridge using completely primitive tools and materials. The frame was 2.5 m in diameter and 2 m tall. It was made from 8 thin saplings 2.75 m long, the thatching material was split palm fronds and vine was used for tying it all together. A stone hand ax was used to chop the saplings and a sharp stone flake was used to cut fronds. The pointed dome profile is half way between a spherical dome and a ti-pi. This shape sheds rain and funnels smoke effectively while still providing a large inner volume. A moat was dug around the hut to drain water away. As an afterthought I planted sweet potatoes and taro around the moat to hopefully provide some food later on.
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7 thoughts on “Frail Expertise: Thatched Dome Hut”
It’d be a disgrace if somebody came by and…burninated that thatch roof cottage…
That's what we need now
7 300 and sixty five days earlier me imagining my Minecraft survival inferior:
This man doesn’t appropriate safe shit He builds lifestyles kinds you safe a look into how one would dwell their lives in these huts
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