Building a Medieval-Style Bushcraft House in the Woods

In this TA Outdoors video, they build an Anglo-Saxon-style house with thatch roof using simple hand tools. This medieval-era bushcraft building was inspired by the Anglo-Saxon “pit house”.

“The Saxons occupied Britain from the 5th to the 11th centuries. Many of their houses were built by digging a pit in the ground which would not only help to keep a consistent temperature in their homes throughout the year, but it would also mean that they needed less building materials to build the house upwards.

“We used simple hand tools: axe, saw, knife, pick axe, hand auger and drawknife to build this tiny house in the forest. I built this with my Dad in 10 days.”


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