Building a Turf Roof Viking House with Hand Tools: Bushcraft Project (PART 3) Scarica

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  • 11 nov 2019

  • Join us in the forest as we continue to build a bushcraft viking house with turf roof. Using simple hand tools, we built a basic timber frame using mortise and tenon joints. We then added some rafters with some log cabin notches to support them and we lashed these to the ridgepole of the shelter. For part 3 we focused on harvesting the turf for the roof. With the wovel hazel hurdles attached to the roof, these acted as a strong support for the turf to sit on top. It also helps to spread the weight of the turf across the frame itself. We used a spade and dug the turf from nearby glades in the forest. We have never done this before and it is not historically correct to the icelandic turf roof viking house that gave us the inspiration for this build. However, our thinking is that the roots of the turf and moss will grow and intertwine with the wovel hazel hurdles below it and in theory we hope to create a living roof. We are not sure on how well the roof will drain yet, or how long the grass will stay living. I guess time will tell! We then cook up a chilli feast in a cast iron dutch oven over the fire. In Part 4 we hope to build the walls of the shelter and perhaps the beds inside. Thanks for watching! Please subscribe if you enjoyed it. Petromax Cooking Gear (US): DAD'S CHANNEL TA FISHING: Watch all VIKING TURF HOUSE Episodes Here: Building a Viking House with Bark Roof (ALL EPISODES): SAXON HOUSE BUILD: GET TA OUTDOORS MERCHANDISE: TA OUTDOORS PATCHES: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: FILMING & CAMERA GEAR I USE: Main Camera: Drone: Standard Lens: Wide Angle Lens: Zoom Lens: 50mm fixed Lens: Main Camera Microphone: Secondary Camera Mic: Radio Microphone: Camera Light: Powerbank: Tripod: GoPro Action Cam: GoPro Chest Mount: GoPro Head Mount: Camera SD Cards: Editing Laptop: BUSHCRAFT GEAR I USE: Bushcraft Pants/Trousers: 3x3 Metre Tarp: Hammock: Hammock underblanket: Thermal Camping Air Mattress: Awesome Affordable Bushcraft Knives: Medium Axe: Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe: Small Hatchet: Affordable Firesteel: Folding Camp Grill: Durable GPS Watch: #viking #vikinghouse #bushcraft #building #taoutdoors


  • TA Outdoors
    TA Outdoors 10 mesi fa (modificato)

    The turf roof house is going well. I think we have a couple more episodes left of this series. I hope you enjoy them. Keep up to date with every episode here:

  • Charlie Webb
    Charlie Webb 10 mesi fa

    Cool part is ur still building forts with your dad.

  • L2 BBOC
    L2 BBOC 10 mesi fa

    Thank your Dad for wearing a poppy. It means a great deal for Veterans. Lest We Forget.

  • BluntZephyr
    BluntZephyr 10 mesi fa

    define Adventure

  • Are Frøystein
    Are Frøystein 10 mesi fa

    Here in Norway they used birtch barch under the turf to waterproof the roof on vikinghouses

  • SV Two Weevils
    SV Two Weevils 10 mesi fa

    Ragnar: Hey Olaf, we're running out of turf.

  • Gary Hurst
    Gary Hurst 10 mesi fa

    cover the roof with grass seeds , when its finished

  • Frogn
    Frogn 10 mesi fa

    Fun fact, if I remember correctly, the name Dutch oven comes from a misunderstanding.

  • Source Port Entertainment
    Source Port Entertainment 10 mesi fa (modificato)

    The turf roof shelter is looking great Mike! The roots should help hold it to the roof once it starts growing.

  • Gandalf The Grey
    Gandalf The Grey 9 mesi fa

    You'll need to put birch bark underneath the sod as the turf doesn't act as waterproofing. It was traditionally used as a weight to keep birch bark anchored and to add a insulative element. Really not that waterproof, I've tried.

  • Patman Crowley
    Patman Crowley 10 mesi fa

    TA-O, here's a cooking tip for you: When you put in your chili powder first pull the meat to the high-side of the pot so that the juices go to the low-side. Then add your chili powder to the juices so that you can bloom the flavors of the chili powder before mixing it into the ground beef. It really works well.

  • Clint K
    Clint K 10 mesi fa

    Lest We Forget...thank you!

  • Michelle renee'
    Michelle renee' 10 mesi fa

    This is my kinda ASMR lol 😁 great job guy's.

  • New Message
    New Message 10 mesi fa

    Mowing that must be an adventure.

  • B Brunson
    B Brunson 10 mesi fa

    It’s comforting to know that if the lights go out, then we can still do well. You are are doing a remarkable job. It’s very beautiful in your neck of the woods.

  • Andree Bock
    Andree Bock 10 mesi fa (modificato)

    Yeah, door on the right side.... you wanna sleep where the roof gets low (left) and there you wanna avoid the wind getting in.... I like the project, always good when your Dad is around...

  • Bryce Berthusen
    Bryce Berthusen 10 mesi fa

    I literally just finished the first two videos in this series and you just uploaded another so here I am!

  • Jill Britton
    Jill Britton 10 mesi fa

    I cook everything in cast iron so mine gets all kinds of food in it. You did exactly what I do to clean mine too

    RIPPA ZOMBIE 10 mesi fa

    funny that the first three seconds of the music i immediately thought of halo

  • John Deeter
    John Deeter 7 mesi fa

    Sort of looked like your thatch roof was "growing" some sod of it's own..