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Viking House: Full Bushcraft Shelter Build with Hand Tools | Vikings

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 20 ต.ค. 2019
  • We build a bushcraft viking house from the viking age using hand tools only. Inspired by vikings, who were very resourceful and created buildings using the natural materials they scavenged around them. We used simple hand tools such as axe, saw, auger, drawknife, bushcraft knife and other simple tools.
    To begin with we cut cedar logs from trees that had been felled in the forest. We used an axe and saw to make log cabin notches and built the foundation of the viking house two logs high. We then used the hand auger to build the timber frame. This consisted of 3 large "A" frames. We burnt the ends of the logs in fire to evaporate any moisture and create a rot-proof layer of charred wood which will help to preserve the timber frame foundation when the poles are in the ground. We used a long cedar log as the ridge pole which sits on top of the a frame of the bushcraft shelter. The next stage was building a viking longpit or firepit. This we wanted to make as historically accurate as we could. So we dug a pit about 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. We lined the pit with large stones found in the nearby area. In order to reduce waste of any materials, we used the clay from the pit to secure the stones. We added water to the clay to make it easier to work with and we filled in the gaps between the stones. We then lit a small fire in the pit and let the clay dry out for a few days. At this point we realised we could make our job easier by building a diy saw horse. So we used the drawknife to remove bark from a log (helps to prevent rot). We used the auger to drill four holes for legs and then we made four wood pegs for the top of the saw horse. For the rafters we used more cedar logs and again burnt the ends. It is an ancient japanese technique to preserve wood which is called shou sugi ban.
    It was then finally time to build the roof of the house. For this, we peeled the bark off the cedar logs. We then put this on the rafters and secured it with some roofing tacks. We had to be fast when doing this, as the cedar bark shrinks and cracks when it dries. We put it on in layers like roof tiles. We built a wood ladder to get up high on the roof and secure the final bark layers.
    Using an axe and bushcraft, we made some wooden wedges and split a few large cedar logs. We then hewed these logs and built a raised viking bed for the inside of the house. We also made some benches to sit near the fire. At the back of the viking house, we built a folding window and support arm so that we could let light into the house and also improve the airflow. We dug an air vent too, to allow more oxygen to get to the fire. To make the shelter more secure, we built a perimeter wall use cedar posts and hazel saplings (also known as wattle wall). To help further improve the airflow inside the shelter, we cut a hole in the roof and built a ridge cap or ridge vent to act like a chimney and let the smoke out. Overall this viking house took about 10 days to build. It was in winter, so we were restricted by daylight hours. This is not a historically correct viking house. Traditional viking houses were built with large timbers that were hewn from big logs. They had large gable ends almost like log cabins and the roof was made from wood shingles. Often they looked like viking longships or longboats and had many decorative viking features. In a viking longhouse, there would be enough room for many people and animals as well. But this was our take on it.
    We have done a number of different camping overnight trips in this shelter. We have cooked meat over fire, had great viking feasts and spent many hours keeping warm around the firepit. I hope you enjoyed this vikings inspired bushcraft build. To watch the whole series of individual episodes (where we talk and explain what we are doing) then please follow links below.
    Bushcraft Tools Channel: / bushcraftfires
    TA Fishing Channel: / tafishing
    TA OUTDOORS PATCHES: www.taoutdoors.com/shop/
    INSTAGRAM: / taoutdoorofficial
    FACEBOOK: / totallyawesomeoutdoors
    TWITTER: / outdoorsta
    #vikings #viking #vikinghouse #bushcraft

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  • @TAOutdoors
    @TAOutdoors  4 ปีที่แล้ว +1125

    Watch all of our Historic Builds inspired by our Ancestors: th-cam.com/play/PLxnadpeGdTxD9oAbeZcYKiGO7p3gIXmuZ.html
    Dark Ages: 476 AD - 1492 (Now more known as Early Medieval Age) Viking Age: 800 AD - 1066) The Dark Age is often referred to a particular period in Britain. We know it more now as the middle ages or early medieval age which encompasses the Viking Age. The reason it was called the Dark Ages was because once the Romans left Britain, it is said by scholars that society in Britain went backwards (also, there is little recorded from the history during that time) The Romans built solid buildings, bath houses, roads, sanitation etc. Once they left Britain we went back to basics, building from wood, timber frame etc. This project was inspired by the Vikings who once occupied a large chunk of England. They were resourceful people. The structure we built here is certainly not historically correct. But we did use natural materials that we found in the surrounding woodland. Making the foundation and the frame from straight cedar wood was relatively simple. We used traditional wood pegs to secure the A-Frame. The hard part was peeling the cedar bark for the roof. This involved days of work, and the conditions had to be right to peel the bark (wet weather helped). These trees were not cut down by us, but by the land owner as part of forest management. This meant that we had to be fast to get the bark of the trees whilst they were still relatively green. Any longer and the bark would have dried too much to peel off. We did not anticipate how much the bark would shrink to the roof when it dried. This meant that we were left with a lot of holes. Digging the viking longpit for the fire was also a difficult task. Clay, when wet, is very difficult to dig. However, when wet it is easier to mould and to shape, which made filling in the gaps between the rocks much easier. We probably should have added wood ash and straw to the mix to prevent it from cracking as much from the heat of the fire. Traditional viking houses were much larger than this (especially the famous viking longhouses). The vikings were incredibly resourceful, and that is where we gained the inspiration for this shelter. I hope you enjoy the video. Thank you for watching - Mike

    • @syedijlalofficial
      @syedijlalofficial 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9


    • @lupusdeum3894
      @lupusdeum3894 4 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      That was a good day's work!

    • @coleenhudson8924
      @coleenhudson8924 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Great stuff, y'all! Much love from Florida. ♥🎈♥

    • @Becomingaman588
      @Becomingaman588 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      hi TA outdoors!!

    • @MoneyRazorVEVO
      @MoneyRazorVEVO 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      thats excellent teamwork, would you ever build an off grid shower in the woods? harnessing rain water? or could it be possible with bushcraft?

  • @SuperTheop
    @SuperTheop 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3837

    When you're supposed to go to bed but you are suddenly interested in bushcraft, hand tools and building viking houses. Tomorrow is ruined.

    • @un-_-known688
      @un-_-known688 3 ปีที่แล้ว +63

      On that note im going to sleep now

    • @un-_-known688
      @un-_-known688 3 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      Thank you.

    • @SuperTheop
      @SuperTheop 3 ปีที่แล้ว +29

      @@un-_-known688 im still stuck here!!

    • @un-_-known688
      @un-_-known688 3 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      @@SuperTheop HAhaha lol

    • @suzismith9681
      @suzismith9681 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Tomorrow is another day. Lol

  • @TheClBlues
    @TheClBlues 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5341

    No stupid talking, no music, just the sounds of nature and working men, a dream, isn't it ?

    • @SolopsistSocionaut
      @SolopsistSocionaut 4 ปีที่แล้ว +141

      i too dream of the sound of men, no talking, no nonsense, just smelly wet men.

    • @reinhardvonstedt8851
      @reinhardvonstedt8851 4 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      solo bushcraft videos are the best!

    • @reinhardvonstedt8851
      @reinhardvonstedt8851 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @Dana Brockway you can search "bushcraft bear".

    • @harlekijn007
      @harlekijn007 4 ปีที่แล้ว +29

      Only one stupid comment

    • @butteredtoast8666
      @butteredtoast8666 4 ปีที่แล้ว +84

      No talking? You know why right? No women where there. HA HA :) just kidding

  • @Hope_Lawrence
    @Hope_Lawrence ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Watching the dog pull up roots was the most adorable thing I've seen all week

  • @stuartmarkman769
    @stuartmarkman769 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Those men are the hardest working bush crafters I have ever had the pleasure of watching work. I had too take a nap in the middle of the video because they tired me out.

  • @MudMoose_Official
    @MudMoose_Official 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1145

    I like to believe that they built this whole thing without uttering a single word.
    Edit: .............................................(thanks for 1k)

    • @metasamsara
      @metasamsara 3 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      My kind of friends.

    • @weast2123
      @weast2123 3 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      Social anxiety bff's

    • @emmabenedek646
      @emmabenedek646 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      More4 fool them. Thats art for you.

    • @lolasegura5016
      @lolasegura5016 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Compenetration god level

    • @baccashampoo_3660
      @baccashampoo_3660 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      just boys doing boy things m8, nothin to see 'ere

  • @willc.1636
    @willc.1636 4 ปีที่แล้ว +779

    Anyone else find this extremely relaxing?

    • @jpradprospecting8820
      @jpradprospecting8820 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Willstermcb Gaming
      Yup I’m falling asleep

    • @zocz9072
      @zocz9072 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Dead Man chill man

    • @Harshhaze
      @Harshhaze 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @Dead Man what's wrong with showing off...

    • @denisetzintzun2704
      @denisetzintzun2704 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Some one is on there rag. 😂 @Dead man

    • @a.e.r.7745
      @a.e.r.7745 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Yes. Mostly because I'm not lifting and sawing, chipping, using tools and measuring, not cold out there working intensely.

  • @oygenn
    @oygenn 2 ปีที่แล้ว +217

    When I first saw this I thought "Wtf one whole hour!? No way I'm watching this."
    I'm now at 58:00 and sad that the video is almost over.
    Such an amazing build, love the craftsmanship, creativity and overall chill atmosphere... just awesome!

    • @professorweeto
      @professorweeto 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Watch it at x2 speed and it's only half an hour. Feel free to go back in time and thank me.

    • @tomasrikona1309
      @tomasrikona1309 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Awesome to see the white man reviving and living his culture and heritage. Amazing build and the wild forage and cook looked good enough to eat. A Maori guy.

    • @milguel8786
      @milguel8786 ปีที่แล้ว


      @TRIPPLEJAY00 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      If you speed it up to 2X you can watch it in half the time. 🤣✌️

    • @Butchsiek
      @Butchsiek ปีที่แล้ว

      @@professorweeto I watch all videos depending on how fast people talk or do something at 1.5x and 2x..
      Reporters who talk slow for time limit on tv by use of a teleprompter I use 1.5x.. they sound normal talking speed..

  • @gerwaldlindhelm1230
    @gerwaldlindhelm1230 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3951

    These Skyrim mods keep getting more realistic

    • @asadturtle05
      @asadturtle05 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12


    • @prospectorjim2865
      @prospectorjim2865 4 ปีที่แล้ว +48

      Jarrvaskar wants to know your location.

    • @shawnp8027
      @shawnp8027 4 ปีที่แล้ว +78

      In the next episode, he takes an arrow to the knee.

    • @glitchyexplorer4291
      @glitchyexplorer4291 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      I thought this was the forest

    • @antonielramirez7653
      @antonielramirez7653 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      "It's all over lawbreaker!"

  • @geoseward
    @geoseward 3 ปีที่แล้ว +162

    No throbbing music, no talking, and a curious dog and two men working together. What a refreshing change versus most You Tube videos.

    • @nishantpandey6870
      @nishantpandey6870 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      3 men

    • @thewatcher3326
      @thewatcher3326 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      no throbbing music, just throbbing, hard, long, and girthy wood logs

    • @deborahsmalley1989
      @deborahsmalley1989 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@thewatcher3326 now switch on your dirty mind and see what u just said LMFAO 🤣

    • @citydogband
      @citydogband 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@deborahsmalley1989 r/ whoosh

  • @steeldriver1776
    @steeldriver1776 ปีที่แล้ว +84

    One suggestion for people who build this is to raise up the fire pit with stone and earth so you aren't always working on the ground. Doubles as a work space when not lit.

    • @MrPINKFL0YD
      @MrPINKFL0YD ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Oh there is a ton of these..

    • @sirseigan
      @sirseigan ปีที่แล้ว +24

      You place the fire low if it is cold to minimize a cold pocket closest to the floor. If it is below the griund level it will heat up some of the earth around it as well.

    • @teldrynsero6791
      @teldrynsero6791 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@sirseigandifferent strokes for different folks.

    • @steeldriver1776
      @steeldriver1776 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@betaoooo Everyone was wrong at some point or learned a better method. Doesn't really matter if they were wrong or right - I just offered a dual purpose modern improvement as a thought to those looking to live this way.

    • @jackd2083
      @jackd2083 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      The laws of thermodynamics overrule those of ergonomics when it’s-30C for 6 months of the year!😜

  • @vinessacampbell3337
    @vinessacampbell3337 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I see doggy hungry. 🐕
    Love the shelter. Great job!

  • @wulfclaw4921
    @wulfclaw4921 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1009

    Hopefully anyone considering this build is paying attention to the char of any wood that will be stajed or set in ground. This is to eliminate insects from seeing it as supper.they will not feast on charred wood.
    Excellent work !

    • @Childofsaxonwood
      @Childofsaxonwood 4 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      I hadn't considered that before I'm glad I watched this

    • @stingerjohnny9951
      @stingerjohnny9951 4 ปีที่แล้ว +102

      Wulf Claw the fire also tempers and hardens the wood, warding off rot, this whole project was extremely well done

    • @cydbott
      @cydbott 3 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      Ah i see , thank you for telling us , i was wondering wtf

    • @murmaiderman
      @murmaiderman 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Thank you! I wondered what that was about

    • @johnrogan9420
      @johnrogan9420 3 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Thanks...was wondering about the charred ends!

  • @xyrphotic
    @xyrphotic 3 ปีที่แล้ว +201

    is it just me or does anyone else love the sound of an axe on a log going *thonk thonk thonk*

    • @rebeccawhite3731
      @rebeccawhite3731 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Memento Mori

    • @tritriterror8111
      @tritriterror8111 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I love this noise too 😍

    • @arlenequezada9291
      @arlenequezada9291 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Same here

    • @joed7534
      @joed7534 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      No throbbing music, no talking, and a curious dog and two men working together. What a refreshing change versus most You Tube videos.

    • @safetydave720
      @safetydave720 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      A "crisp" thonk.

  • @harryschaefer8563
    @harryschaefer8563 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I hope your dog is well rewarded for being such a good doggy!

  • @youfoundslag
    @youfoundslag 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    That dog being the safety supervisor is cracking me up. Dogs are amazing creatures :)

  • @Ivan-dr5bb
    @Ivan-dr5bb 3 ปีที่แล้ว +432

    That dog was a pretty good foreman. He made sure everything went well and even helped a little. Love the build, continue making great videos!!!

    • @VajrahahaShunyata
      @VajrahahaShunyata 3 ปีที่แล้ว +39

      The dog was their branch manager.....

    • @McC4rthy
      @McC4rthy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      @@VajrahahaShunyata Or a bark inspector

    • @josephmorgan7872
      @josephmorgan7872 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      When they started making the cap for the roof I thought they were making a mini Viking house for the pooch.

    • @ReflexOkami
      @ReflexOkami 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@josephmorgan7872 samee lmaoo

    • @patrickholcomb9628
      @patrickholcomb9628 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      the k-9 was a HUGE player in the interest

  • @MGsubbie
    @MGsubbie 4 ปีที่แล้ว +546

    That dog is like "All these branches around and the humans won't throw a single one."

    • @dpaulku
      @dpaulku 3 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      17:39... he finds his own stick.

    • @barbarabarnes4398
      @barbarabarnes4398 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Did you hear the sound he made after sniffing the bread! Poor baby was hungry! 😟

    • @nenegatos
      @nenegatos 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Pobre perro lo tienen cagado hambre 😭😬

    • @thatguywiththeSV
      @thatguywiththeSV 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Hahaha haha thats so funny

  • @saltedllama2759
    @saltedllama2759 2 ปีที่แล้ว +67

    I love this bushcraft and homesteading stuff. I have never built anything out of wood in my life, and yet this is fascinating! So cool to see people using old-school methods, building off-grid things, and being proud of the results. And not the versions where people with bottomless wallets get all the lumber from a store they could want, and bring $600,000 worth of high end equipment to build a "cabin" on their already developed property 50 yards from their house that they call "bushcraft" or "homestead".

    • @anthonyduncan5920
      @anthonyduncan5920 ปีที่แล้ว

      I once saw a video of a guy preserving an animal skin in what he called a Bushcraft video where he literally took a power washer to clean the last little meat off the skin. I slapped my head and walked away. I actually left the video playing, but jus walked away from my phone for an hour.

    • @nicolemartinezgandolfo6655
      @nicolemartinezgandolfo6655 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Merveilleux le son est en harmonie avec la nature. Beau travail bonne nuit.Merci santé bonheur...

    • @007nadineL
      @007nadineL ปีที่แล้ว

      Link to one video as you described here

  • @FoodNerds
    @FoodNerds ปีที่แล้ว +1

    The dog 🐕 trying to help is precious! 🥰

  • @nortonsnale5968
    @nortonsnale5968 4 ปีที่แล้ว +56

    I appreciate how these men used authentic tools and methods. I think the addition of the canine supervisor was especially helpful and authentic.

    • @louisedole7179
      @louisedole7179 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      I hope that they were feeding the dog as well. It looked like the dog was always neglected and begging. I felt sorry for it.

    • @sherrymascough1245
      @sherrymascough1245 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      The dog was their lookout! You saw him looking in every direction. He also looked before he tried to eat the bread, but couldn't because it was too hot.

    • @phoebegraveyard7225
      @phoebegraveyard7225 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Louise Dole Doggo is a lab. They always look like they’re begging. Mine wants to be within five feet of me at all times unless she spots a rabbit or deer. Dogs who live real actual lives out here in the country don’t need the constant interaction with their humans that many city dogs crave. They have so many more smells and sounds to catch their interest.

  • @50ksubsnovideochallenge67
    @50ksubsnovideochallenge67 4 ปีที่แล้ว +257

    Me - “ an hour long ?? Yeah I’ll skip through it “
    Also me - watched whole video without skipping and now I’m late for work.
    Worth it lol.... amazing build

    • @squibbles666
      @squibbles666 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      same here

    • @hunterdixon9908
      @hunterdixon9908 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I did the same thing. It's so damn cool.

    • @aaa54362
      @aaa54362 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Me too!

  • @ramonar6180
    @ramonar6180 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    That's pretty smart to use the bark as shingles. I loved that the dog was helping to pull roots out of the ground. lol

  • @houseovragnar1528
    @houseovragnar1528 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Me to myself while brushing up on my skills: F-ing duh, how did I forget that? and. f-ing duh, that's genius. How did I not know/realize that? 😆 Appreciate this video.

  • @suestoons
    @suestoons 4 ปีที่แล้ว +134

    This is the most relaxing, educational hour I've spent on TH-cam in months, perhaps years.

    • @ilovehotdogs125790
      @ilovehotdogs125790 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      yeah, nice to see a video that doesn't bullshit for the first half of the video and scream at you to SMASH that like button.

    • @TheKentuckylady717
      @TheKentuckylady717 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      For me also.....I even stayed up to watch this and a couple last nite....

  • @petergorm
    @petergorm 2 ปีที่แล้ว +423

    This is so awesome. The build, the filming, the atmosphere. The result. On top, not a word. Anyone in the whole world can watch, and no one is left out. Pretty brillant. Big respect to you, guys. Excellent in every way.

    • @yescarlett
      @yescarlett ปีที่แล้ว +7

      And they can cook!! Wow! I agree, Awesome in every way!

    • @Butchsiek
      @Butchsiek ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@yescarlett poor dog looks HUNGRY..

    • @granddaddysocklord7100
      @granddaddysocklord7100 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Blind people are left out

    • @joelight4234
      @joelight4234 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      The knowledge and value they share is immeasurable. It's absolutely amazing.

    • @anthonymontes3519
      @anthonymontes3519 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@granddaddysocklord7100 hahahahahahaa

  • @josephcooper6692
    @josephcooper6692 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Whew . . . . I feel exhausted just watching these fellas working like field hands for hours. Will rest quite well in my sleeping bag tonight 💤💤💤 💭

  • @danielbergersen7836
    @danielbergersen7836 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Odin would be definitely very proud of you guys for making a Viking Hall! Don't forget to Drink to the gods! Skòl💀🍻

  • @alexp2049
    @alexp2049 4 ปีที่แล้ว +299

    There are three things in life humans can stare at forever: how the fire burns, how the water flows and ... how other people work.
    Great job Dudes!

    • @7ra44
      @7ra44 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      welfare liberal bum

    • @alexskripnik8473
      @alexskripnik8473 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Quote of the year 👏👏

    • @MuddyPuttersDG
      @MuddyPuttersDG 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      7 ra whhoooooossshhhhh

    • @him4641
      @him4641 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      The 4th unspoken-
      Watching food cook.

    • @AmyAnnLand
      @AmyAnnLand 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@7ra44 It's a joke you idiot. I'll never understand why people think they can label someone based off of one comment. And apply politics everywhere they go.

  • @Benzy670
    @Benzy670 4 ปีที่แล้ว +159

    ASMR for _MANLY MEN_
    (Jokes aside, these longer build videos without the talking are very satisfying and relaxing, I appreciate that you do this format as well.)

    • @grotevijver
      @grotevijver 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      me too :)

    • @chiefguns1980
      @chiefguns1980 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      They gotta be mutes! Even the dog never made a song! Lol

    • @chiefguns1980
      @chiefguns1980 4 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @benhood4248
    @benhood4248 ปีที่แล้ว +41

    Absolutely amazing. Teach your kids to do this stuff and it will keep them off the streets and out of trouble. This video just gave me so much inspiration and increased my gratitude for nature.

    • @jordanhavins
      @jordanhavins ปีที่แล้ว +2

      This is something I think about a lot. A lot of popular video games now, are basically just labor simulators. Chop down trees for logs, build planks, make walls, etc etc. Spending hours/days/weeks in these games where your character is leveling up their construction, herbalism, leatherworking; meanwhile you become more sedentary, depressed, weak. Granted, the time from chopping a tree down to building a wall in a game is way shorter than in real life, but its much more interesting in life than in the game. A lot of men today complain about how they cannot find relationships. A person will find you much more interesting, if you can build a hut in the woods, than a mansion in a video game.

    • @auntiecarol
      @auntiecarol ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@jordanhavins Fair. But how many people have access to land like this? Leatherwok, though, that's doable in an urban environment, for sure. As is learning knots, how to sharpen a blade etc.
      I guess the key is just to do *something* with your hands other than smashing W-A-S-D, wiggling a game controller or reaching for a bong!

    • @ghin780
      @ghin780 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Yeah I had to do this kind of crap as a kid and I will take the streets over stacking wood every time.

    • @thecatjall7848
      @thecatjall7848 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​​@@jordanhavins not everyone has access to places like this. But as someone who's into carpentry and blacksmithing, I think it is very important to learn any kind of crafts.

  • @JosieAreSee
    @JosieAreSee ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Who the goodest doggo? ❤️
    But beside cute dogs, this is super helpful with out any kind of dialogue lol

  • @lorettamemphis
    @lorettamemphis 2 ปีที่แล้ว +58

    I like how the dog was paying attention when they were digging a hole and it was like " here's my chance to help, i got some hole digging skills". Smart dog. Great build,.

  • @maggotssic
    @maggotssic 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    Тот самый моменты когда ты в 2 часа ночи сидишь и целый час смотришь как два мужика строят себе избу😁 Очень классно получилось. Кто из России ставьте👍

    • @sashashy3597
      @sashashy3597 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Они не "СЕБЕ" избу строили)

  • @ingydings
    @ingydings 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    What a good dog, helping out so much! Legend!

  • @proverbs31woman51
    @proverbs31woman51 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    As someone who grew up cutting wood for heat, this is my ASMR. So nostalgic and informative. Thanks

    • @sdivine13
      @sdivine13 ปีที่แล้ว

      What, you too good to mine for coal?

  • @trashcant4053
    @trashcant4053 3 ปีที่แล้ว +240

    These guys really made a house and multiple 5 star meals in the wilderness and I cant even drink water without choking.

    • @joshuanewcombe8454
      @joshuanewcombe8454 3 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Don't feel bad, my wife trips over air

    • @MT95p
      @MT95p 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@joshuanewcombe8454 beter triping then striping the say

  • @SGBlackstar
    @SGBlackstar ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I've literally in the last hour subscribed to this channel after having watched TA Fishing for the last couple of years,and... forget those "ASMR" channels this is the one for me

  • @RobertReese-qw7zm
    @RobertReese-qw7zm ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Never get tired of watching these videos

  • @KroryykDB
    @KroryykDB 4 ปีที่แล้ว +77

    This is the type of content I imagined when I first heard about TH-cam.

  • @evanulven8249
    @evanulven8249 4 ปีที่แล้ว +44

    Between you guys and Primitive Technology I am slowly but surely beating youtube's algorithm into proper submission.

  • @capecodder04
    @capecodder04 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    That's the sign of a really good boy when he doesn't take food off the table. @47:50 and sits and waits.
    He looks very similar to my dog with the same color, demeanor and temperament.
    Mine is a mixed breed but I've discovered that he looks like a breed called a Black Mouth Cur.
    My dog is just about 12 years old but he still has a lot of puppy left in him and does the same thing around food but has never, ever, ever taken any food off the table or out of anybody's hands. He is a real gentleman and such a good boy and his name is Simba but lately I call him "Saint Simba."
    I have been complemented about how well behaved he is and I have to tell people that I really didn't have to do anything that he was like this from when he was a puppy; he was always pretty good at listening and if anything he trained me I didn't train him.
    God Bless You Guy's
    Dominus Vobiscum
    (A little ancient signing off from my clan)

  • @sabitaquaoremtesbikutakor5988
    @sabitaquaoremtesbikutakor5988 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    So good to See the „Vikings“ with nails soft metal and etc.

  • @Dr.Yalex.
    @Dr.Yalex. ปีที่แล้ว +2

    After almost nightly nail-biting news segments, nothing beats the unhurried log cabin building ritual... or the dog's puling out roots with it's teeth routine... or the relaxing nature sounds with no annoying music... 💯 THANK YOU!!!!
    In today's rushed, loud and crazy world, it has become my falling asleep goto... nothing can beat the echo of naturally axed wood. ❤💛💜💙🤍

  • @lhughes6656
    @lhughes6656 4 ปีที่แล้ว +108

    I'm in awe by two things: Your skills and your fearlessness toward splinters... Amazing build.

    • @wwote1
      @wwote1 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @Spearfast Green logs and lumber doesn't splinter.

  • @Lorkin32
    @Lorkin32 4 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Most of the houses like this made on youtube will last a summer. This build would last 10+ years.
    Much respect, it feels true to history

    • @johnjackson9767
      @johnjackson9767 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      It's treated and built well. Should last 100 years.

  • @nakedhombre
    @nakedhombre 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I like the way those Vikings used tape measures and levels to make the shelter. What a great legacy to mankind!😮

  • @TallulahBelle3276
    @TallulahBelle3276 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Amazing skills. Beautiful place. 💝🌎💝

  • @random_eskimo_in_the_rockies
    @random_eskimo_in_the_rockies 3 ปีที่แล้ว +25

    My favorite part? Seeing the dog helping pull up roots. Man's BEST friend, indeed! As far as I'm concerned, dogs are proof of God's love for us.

    • @beytibilgec3744
      @beytibilgec3744 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Same to my favorite part also

    • @sophiepires792
      @sophiepires792 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yes, my dog is a gift from God. I say it all the time. 🐕❤

    • @Tate.R.Tot.Hottie
      @Tate.R.Tot.Hottie 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      God isn’t real in my opinion but you guys have your beliefs I won’t judge

    • @sophiepires792
      @sophiepires792 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Tate.R.Tot.Hottie I wouldn't say that I am religious, but my dog is such a special gift, I know he was sent to me at the right time. I think that has meaning. I don't agree with most religious doctrines, but there is comfort in believing in something divine.

    • @Tate.R.Tot.Hottie
      @Tate.R.Tot.Hottie 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@sophiepires792 oh ok when I hear people say god I instantly jump to a conclusion that they are religious so sorry about that

  • @Bokooda
    @Bokooda 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Hypnotic. No language barrier. No chitter chatter. Just making and building something in any wood, in any pat of the world. Class

  • @jerrybeilgard5824
    @jerrybeilgard5824 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I love work. I can watch it ALL day. And what a great feast at the end. Thats livin'!

  • @otimo144
    @otimo144 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    You guys should sing some songs, that is what my friends and I did when we where doing a ton labor stuff. Gets so much fun lol

  • @Natalie-nt2ec
    @Natalie-nt2ec 4 ปีที่แล้ว +324

    they took quarantine too a whole new level

    • @PCOldskool
      @PCOldskool 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      4 months before governments took over everyone's lives.

    • @Natalie-nt2ec
      @Natalie-nt2ec 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@PCOldskool their spidey sense's knew it was coming

    • @jamesrdknight
      @jamesrdknight 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Watched it in bed and it was like the fire was in my bedroom!

    • @KrolKaz
      @KrolKaz 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @heidichynoweth1749
      @heidichynoweth1749 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      to* ;)

  • @boohooboo
    @boohooboo 4 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    takes me at least 3 starts to get through a blockbuster movie. but somehow, i watched this 1 hour straight thru. great content.

  • @curiousdernhelm9665
    @curiousdernhelm9665 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Recovering at home, on bed rest, after day surgery watching this fascinating and serine video is the perfect prescription for my soul. I need to order one of those carved drinking vessels. My sincere thanks. Bless you all and keep up the great works.

    • @gachabruh3222
      @gachabruh3222 ปีที่แล้ว

      I hope you're getting better after that surgery

    • @curiousdernhelm9665
      @curiousdernhelm9665 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@gachabruh3222 Thank you, I'm not giving up on getting back out hiking and camping. :D

  • @MorticiaAddams23
    @MorticiaAddams23 ปีที่แล้ว

    It's so nice to see men being men. 💪

  • @patriciamasterson4721
    @patriciamasterson4721 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    Hey guys...I'm a 79 year old granny watching this. It's like Zen...such focus and precision.a real soul experience they share with us...🙏🏼💜

  • @hobiebassassassin9136
    @hobiebassassassin9136 4 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    I'm not sure whats more remarkable, the Viking House or never talking to each other 😊

    • @shannruggles7238
      @shannruggles7238 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      I'm sure they spoke 2 one another in between camera videos. Pretty Amazing Building!!

    • @janskeet1382
      @janskeet1382 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I felt that to film this in silence gave it a spiritual element that shone out of it.

    • @mcdougalvalentine5801
      @mcdougalvalentine5801 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      For a moment, I thought that dog would get one of them to speak. The film is nearly over & it hasn't happened yet.
      I really love everything about this video. I want to shut up & build a viking house.

  • @edithgomez8092
    @edithgomez8092 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Love every video amazing building skills these video is 4 years old but i can see it over and over !!! Thank You.

  • @Deamos8294
    @Deamos8294 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    I’ve always wanted to be able to go into some secluded woods with a friend or two and be able to just build things, it would be so cool

  • @ScevenofTwistingNeth
    @ScevenofTwistingNeth 3 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    This is, for some reason, the most soothing thing I have watched all quarantine

  • @samnicholson7901
    @samnicholson7901 4 ปีที่แล้ว +49

    I like how there's no music. It really emphasizes the serenity. I also like that because you didn't use modern day building materials the work site always looked so clean.

  • @morenowg
    @morenowg ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Excellent… I can also imagine the friendship bond being built as well as the home. Food looked amazing as well. Good to have a good cook on a project like that.

    • @gregoryhoover2388
      @gregoryhoover2388 ปีที่แล้ว

      What you've said here shows you have REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE in such matters. It saddens me that so many men will live their entire lives and have no idea whatsoever about the wisdom of what you have said here.

    • @morenowg
      @morenowg ปีที่แล้ว

      @@gregoryhoover2388 thank you for your kind words.

  • @oliverschmid605
    @oliverschmid605 ปีที่แล้ว

    Only one word: GREAT!

  • @trojanthedog
    @trojanthedog 4 ปีที่แล้ว +23

    I watched this right through. Just sat and watched. Just realised how calm I am now. Strangely kind of proud too. This was pure guy TV!

    • @sparkythancztwise
      @sparkythancztwise 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      I'm not a guy, and I love it. Pure guy TV for guys and women who love men? Cat in a ball on my lap and I'm in heaven watching. Wishing I could be there , mostly silent (a rare question well timed, if invited), lending a hand now and then (if/when welcome) and watching to learn. And yeah, I like "roughing it" in the woods more than any "spa pampering" (shudder).

  • @DrumApe
    @DrumApe 3 ปีที่แล้ว +23

    Telling a story without saying a word. Amazing stuff!

    • @UPGardenr
      @UPGardenr 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Now if I could get my Wife to do that

  • @GuyHeadbanger
    @GuyHeadbanger 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Nice take, three men with logs on their shoulders and an axe in their hands!
    You guys are such an inspiration!

  • @FergusScotchman
    @FergusScotchman ปีที่แล้ว +5

    You know what the best part of this is to me? These young men must have learned all this from their fathers or someone close to them, and that must have been an amazing bonding and life experience.

    • @allaussietraveller9879
      @allaussietraveller9879 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Two of them are father and son.

    • @JoAnnArsenault-xn2bv
      @JoAnnArsenault-xn2bv 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Now we have TH-cam! This is extremely interesting! Thanks for sharing...❤

  • @nachosareprettycool8344
    @nachosareprettycool8344 4 ปีที่แล้ว +114

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who watched the entire thing without fast forwarding.
    Ps: you guys make this interesting to watch (not that it isn’t interesting to begin with

    • @JH-zi7fq
      @JH-zi7fq 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @Jan Olsen Hej Jan. Our ancæstors used what was available so ofcourse they built Huse like this one too.. But yeah. Birk is more used in Denmark, but is it also more widespread in DænMark?

    • @JH-zi7fq
      @JH-zi7fq 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Okai then. You are not the only Ape who did that.. 💚

    • @dotcassilles1488
      @dotcassilles1488 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      I will replay often.

    • @xawiercz
      @xawiercz 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      No you are not :o)

    • @viikkix
      @viikkix 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@dotcassilles1488 sjdtw

  • @Dungeon_Nymph0102
    @Dungeon_Nymph0102 4 ปีที่แล้ว +83

    I love how they built an entire house, then build a mallet!

    • @MzClementine
      @MzClementine 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      heebie jeebies 😆🤣🙂

    • @viski357
      @viski357 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I honestly think it was a random idea, and a good one!

  • @festihead
    @festihead ปีที่แล้ว +43

    everytime I watch one of these after getting baked its like 4am n light ffs! awesome sstuff lads love it

    • @ShepherdschapelYTexplainsbible
      @ShepherdschapelYTexplainsbible ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Lets turn to God let's repent and ask for forgiveness let's study God's word let's thank God for sending Jesus and all He's done thank you God! Shepherdschapelcom Theseasonorg explains whole bible God bless

    • @zinnia3684
      @zinnia3684 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ShepherdschapelYTexplainsbible Faith in this age of Grace. Pastor Charles Lawson.

    • @stonedape3285
      @stonedape3285 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ShepherdschapelYTexplainsbible random af

    • @ShepherdschapelYTexplainsbible
      @ShepherdschapelYTexplainsbible ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@stonedape3285 I share truth wherever I'm lead

    • @markschuler1511
      @markschuler1511 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @Bill do you really think you're winning anyone over by posting random jesus stuff in the comment sections of videos that have absolutely nothing to do with christianity(or any other religion)? This is why people are fleeing organized religion.

  • @bettyannbetsedea2297
    @bettyannbetsedea2297 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I’m so proud of you all helping each other. One day we all have to service and learn how to build without noisy machines. Your never too old or young too learn. Like the good old days says my mama. I give you thumbs up.❤

  • @Hooverpixie24
    @Hooverpixie24 3 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    The crackle of the fire. The sound of feet walking in woods. I’m home here.

    • @fatooshtkd
      @fatooshtkd 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Move over......

  • @JG-bo3cp
    @JG-bo3cp 4 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    It's a joy to work in the woods with men who know what they're doing and not complaining about crap. Thanks!

  • @Caitanyadasa108
    @Caitanyadasa108 ปีที่แล้ว

    Silky saw for the win! Excellent work.

  • @butterflySmiles2
    @butterflySmiles2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I came across this I can't believe it's been 3 years since you built these Viking hut. That's a good thing you know how to do this it's the world economics and let's say bullies in your neighborhood , choose to take over the food and other supplies. Always you have the skill and know how to take make sure your family is took care of and hidden from prying eyes. Not a lot of us are that lucky

  • @jenmurphy7777
    @jenmurphy7777 3 ปีที่แล้ว +29

    Suffering from a migraine here...and I find this so soothing. Just what i needed, thank you!

    • @TAOutdoors
      @TAOutdoors  3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Glad to help

    • @jodofly1158
      @jodofly1158 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I would have thought this would be the WORST video to watch with a migraine.. I feel like the beat in my head would sync with some of the thuds

  • @razzrazz5026
    @razzrazz5026 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    12:50 at night and I can’t stop looking at the vid like if I’m going to build a Viking house lol..love that there isn’t any unnecessary noise or narration 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  • @cfneal1459
    @cfneal1459 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Working &c. in such quietude of confident self-reflection & reliable companionship & shared objectives -- reminded me of:
    1st KINGS 6:7

  • @alihopkins2851
    @alihopkins2851 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    So good to see 2 men working together ❤

  • @emilyfulton728
    @emilyfulton728 4 ปีที่แล้ว +88

    Dog: Im helping, am good dog, this is good
    me: you are helping so much keep up the good work

  • @josephsadler7128
    @josephsadler7128 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    Anybody that loves dogs is a friend of mine.
    Nice video fellas.

  • @user-os3vj1cj5j
    @user-os3vj1cj5j ปีที่แล้ว

    Ваши варианты мне нравится, два венца, и остальное!
    Круто, ,,,, круто,,,,, круто!
    Парни вам респект!

  • @MrHocotateFreight
    @MrHocotateFreight ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Gotta love well-sharpened tools. Me and dad would call tools sharpened that well "frikin Lazer beams", just like the axe you barely had to swing to split the wood

  • @topherh5093
    @topherh5093 3 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Mighty lucky to come across those wild growing roofing nails

    • @richardbrink5404
      @richardbrink5404 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Would you have them forge the nails with freshly mined iron ore😂

  • @dpaulku
    @dpaulku 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Kudos to the camera man and sound tech. No wind buffeting at all. Plenty of clean detail. Thank you!

  • @Anteman
    @Anteman 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Best Boi Doggo and Oldtimer were my favorite MC's in this story. The dialog was a little lacking, at times, but the character development was solid, and story progression was great. No flowery prose or overly dramatic scenes just steady, comfortable progression. I rate ten out of ten stars.

  • @rikwarren3999
    @rikwarren3999 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I've dropped out for a bit. I enjoyed you relationship with your Father. I hope he is well.

  • @stressedfairy
    @stressedfairy 4 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    any man with these kinda skills is already a 9 on the hottness scale

    • @him4641
      @him4641 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Forget nine. These are whole elevens!

    • @tinadriskell4469
      @tinadriskell4469 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Where were guys like this when I was dating?

  • @mateomassoni
    @mateomassoni 4 ปีที่แล้ว +60

    just watched every second of this video and was never once bored

    • @movimientolatinodjquirozca4342
      @movimientolatinodjquirozca4342 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Me too and I am a female who doesn't like living in the forest🤷

    • @janskeet1382
      @janskeet1382 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      When he started to make his own saw horse at the beginning, i thought, “Oh yeah! I want to do this!”

  • @johnbennett7244
    @johnbennett7244 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Great video. This is one of the better bushcraft/shelter building videos that I have seen. Keep up the good work.

  • @nurotracker6061
    @nurotracker6061 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    That house is a beautiful vision of strength and mysterious textures

  • @hydra8138
    @hydra8138 4 ปีที่แล้ว +503

    Its 3am and im watching people make a viking house
    edit: DOGO MM YES

  • @iraidalodevic568
    @iraidalodevic568 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Is good to watch and learn ,we are going to need shelters when the moment comes.I admire people like you .From Puerto Rico island.Beautifull work of art

  • @user-os3vj1cj5j
    @user-os3vj1cj5j ปีที่แล้ว

    Сруб это круто и главное минимум отделки и тепло, на много лучше чем любая ⛺🎪

  • @astrological9997
    @astrological9997 4 ปีที่แล้ว +151

    Skills like these should be taught in schools before everything else

    • @kennethsee6262
      @kennethsee6262 4 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      I went to college got my MBA but the most money I made was building my own house and furniture without having to buy it. Learned all this in shop class in school while all the other students were working on their grades looking down at those kids in shop. BTW the money I made afforded me the money and time to go to college

    • @CircumcisionIsChildAbuse
      @CircumcisionIsChildAbuse 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      everything was quite nice, except the wattle fencing they put up, that was a bit lazy. Didn't look very nice and really didn't serve any purpose. Would have been nice to see them properly fill in all the cracks with clay or something to make it a bit more insulated. Cant imagine that fire would keep it warm in the winter with that much draft. Plus, that roof, needed a lot more layers than one to keep out any rain. Come on.

    • @ilaydaaydn5869
      @ilaydaaydn5869 4 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @queerlibtardhippie9357
      @queerlibtardhippie9357 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      No they shouldn't. These are very useful skills, but this is 2020 and there are more important things to learn. Most people won't need to know how to build a house ever in their lifetimes. It should be a really pushed elective, though.

    • @ilaydaaydn5869
      @ilaydaaydn5869 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@queerlibtardhippie9357 maybe we will have to learn if an epidemic occurs and destroys this current life style.

  • @coolyj8481
    @coolyj8481 4 ปีที่แล้ว +138

    I watched this instead of doing homework. Time well spent

    • @user-yz8do8vu1s
      @user-yz8do8vu1s 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      same here :D

    • @HolahkuTaigiTWFormosanDiplomat
      @HolahkuTaigiTWFormosanDiplomat 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Homework is not going to help you, this did.

    • @user-yz8do8vu1s
      @user-yz8do8vu1s 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@HolahkuTaigiTWFormosanDiplomat I dont know chinglish. Pls speak English.

    • @unguidedone
      @unguidedone 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      homework is never time well spent

    • @coolyj8481
      @coolyj8481 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Háiangku海翁龜。Tâibûn台文 yah I learned something useful

  • @PrincessDerpy
    @PrincessDerpy ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Always a lot of cool little things you learn by watching these videos when you're someone like me who lives in mostly neighborhoods! Like the bark used as a windmill to turn the chicken, thats so clever!

  • @jouretvincent8813
    @jouretvincent8813 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Extra, magnifique travaille ,recherche de l’authentique ,de nos origine , en plus sa a l'air très bon !

  • @artistalisonwinfield-burns4455
    @artistalisonwinfield-burns4455 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    The fresh smell of the wood and fallen leaves. The herbs.The smoke of the fire. So delightful.