Primitive Technology: Barrel Tiled Shed

I built a tiled roof shed to provide a fire and rain proof shelter for working on projects during wet weather and for storing firewood. The shed houses the very kiln used to fire its own tiles.
I cut timber using the stone hatchet and took it to the building site. 6 Upright posts were stuck into the ground about half a meter. Mortices were cut into the horizontal beams using a stone chisel to start with, then had there mortices enlarged using hot coals and a blow pipe to burn them out more. These beams were put in place and rafters were lashed on with lawyer cane. The wood that the tiles sit on are about 50 cm apart. The finished frame was 2 x 2 m in floor plan, 2 m tall at the ridge line and 1.5 m tall at the sides. This roof angle is about 22.5 degrees, half the pitch of the huts I usually make. This took about a week but I did it about 4 months ago and left the wood at the site because I was busy on other videos

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+2 1. Natan_el_Tigre commented 8 years ago

I am looking forward to when he makes one of these: :P
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+4 2. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

#1. With this guy I imagine he'd find some rubber trees...tap them...and make rubber tires for it :)
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+1 3. MindTrick commented 8 years ago

Wonder what would happen if he participated on Survivor :P
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0 4. Wotty1 commented 8 years ago

Where is he doing this?
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0 5. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#4 Australia, I think..
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0 6. Scotsman50 commented 8 years ago

Should have gone to a good DIY shop.:D:D
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0 7. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

His tiled roof is sturdier than the roof on my house..