I love how people use "white people" as an insult for when people do something that takes skills they would not ever bother to learn to use.
Leave no trace is all well and good, but first, you don't know where this guy is BUILDING this. It could very well be private property. All we really know is he's in Australia, which doesn't tend to operate on the "leave no trace" mindset anyway.
So what? Would you be able to build that structure in a day? A week? By yourself, with hand made tools?
I've lived in log cabins... "cozy" isn't a word I'd use. "drafty" is.
a) it is very heavy relative to the underlying structure
b) you can see daylight between the tiles, so the untreated wood and cordage that holds it together will most certainly rot away
c) those tiles will weather poorly. Split and crack, lugs will break off, etc.
The whole thing is muskrat level technology. Lots of work and certainly cool if you are a NEET who has loads of time but no money, but it is functionally inferior to purpose engineered building materials.
> living in a shitty, drafty log cabin
Perhaps you need a better built cabin and not a shitty, drafty cabin?
I lived in my log cabin for three years straight and it is still well built and not drafty.
if the log cabin is drafty you did something wrong, but even if there are holes left you can just stuff moss and whatnot in the holes.
you can also touch it up with mud and forest debris from the outside if you don't mind the look.
As said earlier, you can see light through the tiles, which means they are not overlapping enough. For a flat tile to be efficient, you need to overlap the first tile with the third row, or the water will pour between the second row tiles.
I would get a chainsaw and fell some trees as a start. Cut them into logs to dry, meanwhile construct an Alaskan mill so I could square them up and such.
If you mean how would I construct a shelter according to the rules the guy in OP has set for himself, I wouldn't. Not only because spending that kind of time on something like that does not interest me, but also because arbitrary limitations on technology don't either.
>because arbitrary limitations on technology don't either.
I work at a local pioneer reenactment farm (you know the type), but I am one of the behind the scenes guys who sees to it the farm actually functions, so I get to use semi modern equipment. None the less, i wish others thought like you.
plenty of stone
no clay (well not much to be making stuff like him)
trees and vegetation is usually are all curvy, highly varied, much more difficult to work with that the stuff in his surroundings.
Eagle scout and responsible gun owner from /k/. I love the outdoors, and I hope we can keep it from becoming the dump some people make of it.
Its people like you that give humans a bad name. I sure hope if intelligent life finds us, they don't skip our planet because of you and the two people who agree with you that may or may not be you samefagging.
>inb4 its bait bro just let it go
No, maybe it's not bait. Even if it is, there are actually people who will defend it.
The preservation of wildlife is possibly the worst overlooked thing by the genral populance. I, along with many others, just want to go back to our natural habitat every now and again, and I'll be damned if anyone tries to ruin that for me.
Ya don't say?
The video looks like North-East Queensland btw.
Yeah, It'll rot, he'd be working on upkeep a lot, whats the big deal? Do you think it'll lower its selling price/potential rent? Its a good damn shelter you doped up shit-monkey.
Oh boy this guys shitty clay and wood shack sure is going to destroy the equilibrium. Yep.
Seriously you LNT fags need to stop treating this like a religious belief. I am all for cleaning up and not ruining nature but holy fuck. If I make a fire pit or a small lean to it isn't the end of the fucking world. Fucking pretentious asshole here I swear.
Ok? Big fucking deal. Oh boy you knocked over dirt, clay, and wood the Earth is ruined. Not like whoever built it couldn't come back and build it again.
He shows clearly a clay deposit near a stream that he uses for his pottery. Watch closer. In another video he tests soil for its clay content by making a tiny bowl and firing it to see if it would hold up or not, and im guessing he does that to most deposits he want to use.
I'm wondering why he crushes up leaves and adds them to the clay before he works with it.
I love watching videos like this. If I was gonna build a shelter like this then I'd use modern tools (chainsaw, post hole diggers, shovels, etc) but I truly enjoy seeing other people go full on 'tribal mode' and make something using only their hands and ingenuity.