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

TA Outdoors

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    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.
    VIKING HOUSE BUILD (Each Episode):
    Bushcraft Tools Channel:
    TA Fishing Channel:
    INSTAGRAM: taoutdoorofficial
    FACEBOOK: totallyawesomeoutdoors
    TWITTER: OutdoorsTa
    #vikings #viking #vikinghouse #bushcraft

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    1. TA Outdoors

      Watch all of our Historic Builds inspired by our Ancestors: 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

      1. Stefan Haberl

        I didnt expect this, you call it viking house?! Bushcraft shelter with some vikingage inspiration would be more correct.

      2. Sad Fella

        @Joseph Agnello bien

      3. Sad Fella

        @Annie Reed ll

      4. Rosa Atom

        impostors! at the beginnung you carry fat trunks with no fresh cuttings. so you had cut then down befor with chain saws.

      5. Fuck inferior ugly usa

        @Titi Levilia AAAAAAAAAAAAA

    2. Santiago Flores

      It looks like the cannibals camp tent from the forest

    3. La Luminaria del Desierto IOBE

      ¿Y el baño?😳

    4. Josefina fernandes Vazques


    5. B Fitch

      The wide-eyed banjo particularly follow because michelle concordingly clear beyond a open move. spiritual, sparkling font

    6. Ivan Zook

      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!!!

    7. Guy in Colorado, Greetings!

      Please explain the process of burning the ends of the logs. I presume that hardens and preserves the ends, but am not familiar with it.

    8. chanchai klaykeaw


    9. Optic Star

      Is the charring of the wood at the base to prevent rot?

      1. Eric Young

        I had the same question. Can anyone out there provide an answer?

    10. Bobbie Sox

      I have to tell you, I’m a woman and I find your videos so amazing! I loved this one about the the Viking house! It was amazing and so great to watch! You all were great! Thank you for all you do!!

    11. James Grigsby

      I didn't know Vikings used plastic bubble

    12. looks nice

    13. Sai Eternium

      this is the first time i came across this channel. no unnecessarily long intro, no talking, no music; just the men and their royal dog getting things done. every shots and angles portrait the nature and what they are doing. the editing is well done. overall, i kind of regret i didnt find this sooner. please take my sub and like, and stay safe~!

    14. 首夫托拉基斯基


    15. The Emo Chef

      Nice build but definitely not waterproof

    16. Roebuck Payne

      Vikings would never waste so many useful ship building nails!!! BAH!

    17. AdrianTGO


    18. DUTRA7

      Thx KGup, recomended sucesefull

    19. Valle lunare


    20. Valle lunare


    21. Jane Good

      What a B-O-R-I-N-G built! A little explanation of what you were doing would have been nice!

      1. TA Outdoors

        This is just highlights of the whole series. You can watch all episodes (where we talk in every one) on the viking house playlist on the homepage of my youtube channel.

    22. hy k 3328

      저렇게 좋은 목재를 가지고 돼지집 을 짖고 있는 게 나는 허탈하게 보인다.... 재료가 넘 아깝다....

    23. RGgaming

      I wanna do this in either Sweden or Norway in the forests or on the edge of a forest near some mountains.

    24. Jacob Alexander

      Please be careful with your backs. Work like that adds up, and it can happen quick. Just please please be careful when picking up entire trees and throwing them over your shoulder. I threw my back out doing work like that, and I've never been the same. The daily pain for years has cost me some really good jobs. Anyway, my advice to you. Love what you're doing.

    25. Little things amuse little minds

      Feel so relaxed..🤔👍 not thinking and keep working

    26. Gölgeli Yol

      Hello turkey çok güzel

    27. MalcolmAugustinus

      What is the purpose of burning the logs?

      1. RGgaming

        It hardens the logs and keeps insects away.

    28. 함형기


    29. Eiri-lena Gi.

      Take caree !!❤❤ happy new year with health and happiness!!kisses from Greece!!!!

    30. neruomir

      It's one cold and leaky house only fit for good weather and warmer parts of the year with those finger sized gaps in the wall and i would not trust that roof to keep the rain out. It's cool tho and good for sunshade and some cover from the wind at least if not blowing straight in.

    31. 재준

      Too great..i want to build like this and have it..

    32. Connor Farrington

      The disgusted security undeniably afford because nose aboaly last unlike a few fierce iran. synonymous, best shark

    33. Begone

      17:40 i can’t believe even the dog was doing work

    34. John Meissner

      I love the dog helping pull roots out

    35. viral intention

      Never saw them once feed there animal?

      1. Goat MC

        Also I thought we were watching them build a shelter? I don’t think I clicked on this video to see them raise animals

      2. Goat MC


    36. viral intention

      Foundies gomna get wrecked at the bootom of your shingles when it rains.

    37. viral intention

      Cool video. Not a fan of the nails but cool concepts

    38. connelly brown

      Silky Katanna Boy

    39. Emma Stephenson

      blimey how long did it take you to make all of that

    40. aj kintner

      do you ever play with your dog

    41. Jay Bofa

      Can someone explain to me why they burn the wood at 1:30 ? Out of my inexperience, I would think the it would weaken it.

    42. Inkhatesyouall

      I know what I'm doing tomorrow lol

    43. Xaarpus

      anyone that could and would just sleep while listening to this? its so fkng satisfying and relaxing

      1. Fieldy `

        Indeed mate

    44. Lasinthas

      17:32 Look dad! Im helping too!

    45. M Delroba

      Did Viking have nail !?

      1. Goat MC

        Google it

    46. logically thinking

      Why there is no floor in the hut.

      1. RGgaming

        Cause that the way it be.

    47. Cynthia Mornago

      Guys u all are very smart to build

    48. Cynthia Mornago

      I would like to build something with the trees I have in my woods.

    49. Harry T.

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

      1. Un- Known

        @Harry T. HAhaha lol

      2. Harry T.

        @Un- Known im still stuck here!!

      3. Un- Known

        Thank you.

      4. Un- Known

        On that note im going to sleep now

    50. Wisconsin and Minnesota Gems

      My two favorite things about this video: 1) you don't talk 2) the suspense of wondering what you're doing/making, then the answer is revealed. So fun to watch, and so soothing and comforting. It's a warm, cozy feeling watching how you make a home out of natural materials. I am hooked on this series now. :)

    51. Dogukan gezer

      ben sobayı yakamıyom adamlar neler yapıyor amk bilader bea

    52. RICH

      I really like this a lot. Good job!

    53. The ASMR

      Well wait there will be Viking raids soon!

    54. Hozana Alves

      não entendo como tem pessoas que não reconhece um trabalho tão belo como esse,vcs estão de parabéns 👏👏👏👏👏

    55. wayne arnold

      You must be idiots to invest the time to do this and a bigger idiot if you spent an hour watching it

      1. TA Outdoors

        and an EVEN BIGGER idiot to watch it AND leave a comment :D :D :D

    56. AV3S Tube

      You have better meals in the wilderness than I do in the comfort of my own home...

    57. AV3S Tube

      That dog looks like such a good boi, I want to pet him so badly....... Also the house is cool I guess

    58. omnipräsent

      Why you keep burning the End of the Trees?

      1. RGgaming

        One: it hardens the wood, and two: It keeps insects from feasting on the wood.

    59. Jordan Reffett

      Anybody know the details on those pants?

    60. Rodeo

      The Forest

    61. Lost Marimo

      man i wish i had a nice little camp somewhere in the forest that i could stay over night in and yet feel like i am outside

    62. Cem Salata

      Türk yokmu lan 🇹🇷🇹🇷

    63. Rachel Lee

      That's it? The front and back of the house are not covered. Where do you sleep?

    64. Soul Surfer

      What hand saw were you all using?

    65. 천국지옥하늘

      와 되게 엉성하게 집을 지었네 겨울나기는 틀렸네

    66. Ratified

      awesome channel I love what yall do, you're videos also work really well for asmr

    67. Deados

      nails ?

    68. Camille Parrott

      I’m confused on why they burned the end of the logs they used for the roof. Wouldn’t that make it weaker?

      1. TheNaturalnuke

        Heat treatment for simple pest and rot prevention

      2. Dingo Siccunt

        By charring the outside, you create a protective carbon layer. It'll keep bugs, water, or rot at bay for longer than untreated wood

    69. ᄏᄏᄅᄈᄈ

      와 이시람들 노빠꾸네 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    70. RifFty 2K

      What makes a ta outdoor video is when your dad is in it

    71. ผีเสื้อสมุทร เอฟ เอฟ


    72. Scott Oliver

      Unbelievable, your commitment is inspiring. I couldn't agree more, take care of the land and it will take care of you! Congratulations.

    73. BARIŞ EMRE


    74. jagady nelson

      why do they burn the ends?

      1. Alyssia Strasbourg

        jagady nelson I was wondering the same thing!

    75. GAME TUBE38

      Bazı ağaçların ateşle işlem görmesinin nedeni nedri

    76. eymen emir taş

      The forest

    77. อัศวิน นพท้าว


    78. Jason Smith

      lincoln logs in real life

    79. Jan Řehák

      reminds me of the book WALDEN

    80. Pacculi Cinamon

      Nice work 👏👏👏

    81. ANNA LI

      Porque será que tem que queimar a ponta dos galhos?

    82. มูฮําหมัดฟัจรี กาสอ


    83. Andy & Lukas

      Schönes Video 👍würde mich freuen wenn ihr mir auf meinem Kanal vorbei schaut 😉

    84. Fox Gamer

      my first day at minecraft be like:

    85. paterpan.

      For more nature, bushcraft & outdoor-vibes INSTAGRAM: @freeinthegreen

    86. new Stew


    87. POOM FF


    88. 팡철이형

      인간적으로 껍질은 3m장갑 끼고 벗겨라...

    89. 이준호


    90. HaunnieTV

      Why are they burning the wood before using it...trying to get into crafting shelters and I found this channel btw great content

    91. brodey slagle

      I know this is old now but do you have a video on all the tools you used? Or a list even

    92. 오늘 하루쉴 숨이

      58:20 크 남자의 로망

    93. Ardea cinerea

      Nice movie. What is this pan called like? Do you speak German?

    94. Ömür Çelik

      Mutlulugu birbirinde bulmak 😈😈😈

    95. Slave State

      what about the nails though....

    96. Arda Uygun


    97. Athletic 123

      When playing ARK gets boring.

    98. Funny ราชาเด็กเรียน


    99. WEIZI XIA