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

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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.
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  • TA Outdoors

    TA Outdoors

    Anno fa

    Watch all of our Historic Builds inspired by our Ancestors: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxnadpeGdTxD9oAbeZcYKiGO7p3gIXmuZ
    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

    • Grim Reaper

      Grim Reaper

      17 ore fa

      Just curious but is it not illegal to build on forestry ground, i know if i did it in my country i would get fined

    • Jack Spratt

      Jack Spratt

      22 ore fa

      Your dog needs a girl.

    • ms sh

      ms sh

      4 giorni fa

      How long did it took to build this?

    • Tio Dinho Receitas

      Tio Dinho Receitas

      6 giorni fa

      i'm a poor brazilian youutuber, i need 1000 subscribers. help me please

    • Stefan Haberl

      Stefan Haberl

      10 giorni fa

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

  • shidashinpan

    shidashinpan

    35 minuti fa

    this is 100x better than those fake jungle people "building" videos

  • Chance Blevins

    Chance Blevins

    12 ore fa

    I assume you are charring the ends of those logs so they dont rot?

  • Troy Younts

    Troy Younts

    15 ore fa

    I am curious about the fire pit. Did you have to worry about the type of rock available for the fire pit? I am wondering if there is any concern about the rocks getting hot enough to fracture or crack . Or is it that the rocks would not get hot enough to present this problem?

  • Leon Montgomery

    Leon Montgomery

    17 ore fa

    wondering where i could get a version of that "settlers wrench" they used to make the saw horse with?

  • blume blume

    blume blume

    19 ore fa

    Excellent !!!

  • Jack Spratt

    Jack Spratt

    22 ore fa

    I would leave more wood on the ridge.

  • Jack Spratt

    Jack Spratt

    22 ore fa

    Did the Vikings have pull saws?

  • Jack Spratt

    Jack Spratt

    22 ore fa

    What did the Vikings use for a brace and bit?

  • Zakiyan Kavin

    Zakiyan Kavin

    Giorno fa

    What camera do u use?

  • Ducky Chan

    Ducky Chan

    Giorno fa

    is it just me or is minecraft coming to life????????

  • Áron Nemcsik

    Áron Nemcsik

    Giorno fa

    I'm not expert but i'm not sure that house can handle the wieght of a Night Fury...

  • Rachel Totten

    Rachel Totten

    Giorno fa

    is that cocoa

  • Rachel Totten

    Rachel Totten

    Giorno fa

    i love you you make the best viddeios

  • MrsKona K

    MrsKona K

    Giorno fa

    My husband and I are watching this series on Prime. Thank you so much for doing this! You’re dad is a BEAST!

  • voila cader

    voila cader

    Giorno fa

    interesting so far but shame eating junk food

  • Звездное небо

    Звездное небо

    Giorno fa

    ПОМОЩНИК - ШИКАРДОС😁😂😃😅👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏

  • Seyit Ali Yilmaz

    Seyit Ali Yilmaz

    2 giorni fa

    TÜRK'çe yorum arayanlar için🇹🇷🇦🇿🇹🇷🇦🇿🇹🇷🇦🇿🇹🇷

  • macleod22bzh Black

    macleod22bzh Black

    2 giorni fa

    Autant d'arbre couper pour des vidéos Youtube ... même en pleine nature le narcissisme et l'egos sont présent ..... J'imagine bien les viking en image sur CNN.

  • Gaylon Williams

    Gaylon Williams

    2 giorni fa

    Bernie is another one of the nuts

  • Adele Larkins

    Adele Larkins

    2 giorni fa

    W O W !!!!

  • Elias Lagasca

    Elias Lagasca

    2 giorni fa

    Bhb

  • Chat Chat

    Chat Chat

    3 giorni fa

    Amazing

  • Ann Valentine

    Ann Valentine

    3 giorni fa

    Thank you so much for sharing this video. Not what I normally look at, but I couldn’t stop watching it. Your work is fantastic! Thanks guys, I am now a huge fan... Please...keep making more videos. Thank you all.

  • Black Tulip

    Black Tulip

    3 giorni fa

    the question is,what happens to these houses after they are finished?

    • Black Tulip

      Black Tulip

      Giorno fa

      Not sure if this was a sarcastic comment but that sounds amazing

    • Jamiro Vega

      Jamiro Vega

      2 giorni fa

      They rot and fall apart. They become compost and feed future plants. With the exception of all those nails.

  • jams jeff

    jams jeff

    3 giorni fa

    You can come to China to learn mortise and tenon structure

  • Francisco Santos

    Francisco Santos

    3 giorni fa

    .....QUE NO SE PIERDAN ESTAS TRADITIONS VIKINGAS. MUCHAS GRACIAS POR OFRECEN SEMEJANTE TRABAJO, HERMOSO, DURO, BELLO.

  • Tatjana Johnston

    Tatjana Johnston

    3 giorni fa

    Awesome.. cheap and simple. all it needs is energy

  • Herr Wolf

    Herr Wolf

    3 giorni fa

    what wonderful music at the end?

  • aseer aseer

    aseer aseer

    4 giorni fa

    Messing with trees and nature.

  • McMurphy

    McMurphy

    4 giorni fa

    Doing that in an hour is pretty fast!

  • EJ Com

    EJ Com

    4 giorni fa

    Это же чуваки из Mighty Car Mods

  • Paweł Woźniak

    Paweł Woźniak

    4 giorni fa

    Badziewie nic nie pokazaliście iteresującego

  • Paweł Woźniak

    Paweł Woźniak

    4 giorni fa

    Słabo co w tym fajnego?

  • Cris B

    Cris B

    4 giorni fa

    Hello,
    I want to thank you for this video and ask you why do you burn the logs?
    Thank you very much for this interesting video

  • Estela Morgan

    Estela Morgan

    4 giorni fa

    me encanto!!!

  • Mama Moon

    Mama Moon

    4 giorni fa

    Can someone please help me understand what purpose burning the wood serves? Is it weatherization? Thank you.

  • Dave Clark

    Dave Clark

    4 giorni fa

    Amazing focus
    Thank you for this video

  • Князь Великих Скифов

    Князь Великих Скифов

    5 giorni fa

    кора с какого дерева?

  • Mark Manley

    Mark Manley

    5 giorni fa

    . . . . , so Creative, and the TeamWork !!! : )

  • Bir Gezginin Günlüğü

    Bir Gezginin Günlüğü

    5 giorni fa

    yeni kamp videom yayında bana destekolur musunuz?

  • 캠초TV 상수의 캠핑 이야기

    캠초TV 상수의 캠핑 이야기

    5 giorni fa

    좋네요..잘 감상하고 갑니다,제 블로그도 함 놀러오세요😅

  • llessur doow

    llessur doow

    5 giorni fa

    lmfao now rain proof it with sod, and add a stone fire place at one of the ends.

  • 791번지

    791번지

    5 giorni fa

    멋진집이 되었네요..
    very good

  • Gerard Nordskoven

    Gerard Nordskoven

    5 giorni fa

    What kind of wood is being used? And what breed of dog, please? Thanks and God bless us, everyone.

  • Mustafa Günzüt

    Mustafa Günzüt

    5 giorni fa

    very beautiful video

  • Mustafa Günzüt

    Mustafa Günzüt

    5 giorni fa

    awesome

  • Mustafa Günzüt

    Mustafa Günzüt

    5 giorni fa

    amazing

  • Alberto Alm

    Alberto Alm

    5 giorni fa

    awesome ,job

  • ThePilotGamer

    ThePilotGamer

    5 giorni fa

    My dear guests. I'm waiting for you on my game channel

  • Tasfiya Jahan

    Tasfiya Jahan

    5 giorni fa

    The envious bulldozer gully subtract because pisces apically clap to a superb clam. well-off, prickly pair

  • Onde Trilhar

    Onde Trilhar

    6 giorni fa

    parabens, tambem faço videos de dicas de trilhas,onde trilhar

  • proteus03

    proteus03

    6 giorni fa

    Nice video, almost mediative.
    43:00 This was to get fresh air to the fire or what was the purpose of this channel from the fire to the outside?

  • Lewis Live

    Lewis Live

    6 giorni fa

    I will start my channel

  • peruse aclip1234

    peruse aclip1234

    6 giorni fa

    I need this in my life. desperately.

  • badgadfaddadaad

    badgadfaddadaad

    6 giorni fa

    Wtf did the burn the tips for

  • นัท ค่ะ

    นัท ค่ะ

    6 giorni fa

    สวัสดีค่ะ🙏🌺🌿

  • Арутюн Акопян из Арцаха

    Арутюн Акопян из Арцаха

    6 giorni fa

    Всем привет из Нагорного Карабаха

    Тоже строю шалаши, и сказочные домики у нас в лесах

    • Звездное небо

      Звездное небо

      Giorno fa

      Привет, коль не шутишь, с Поволжья

    • elio elio

      elio elio

      2 giorni fa

      privet iz latviji

  • Fatih Outdoors

    Fatih Outdoors

    7 giorni fa

    thats awesome

  • Sergeant Gutter

    Sergeant Gutter

    7 giorni fa

    Very nice video, but now that you've built Breezehome it's time to invite a strong Nord woman over.

  • Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson

    7 giorni fa

    54:58 Bigfoot spotted.

  • shotty daddy

    shotty daddy

    7 giorni fa

    I always pronounce it TAH Outdoors

  • Santiago Flores

    Santiago Flores

    7 giorni fa

    It looks like the cannibals camp tent from the forest

  • La Luminaria del Desierto IOBE

    La Luminaria del Desierto IOBE

    7 giorni fa

    ¿Y el baño?😳

  • Josefina fernandes Vazques

    Josefina fernandes Vazques

    7 giorni fa

    WOOOOOW

  • B Fitch

    B Fitch

    7 giorni fa

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

  • Ivan Zook

    Ivan Zook

    7 giorni fa

    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!!!

  • Guy in Colorado, Greetings!

    Guy in Colorado, Greetings!

    7 giorni fa

    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.

  • chanchai klaykeaw

    chanchai klaykeaw

    8 giorni fa

    เผาโคนไม้เพื่ออะไรใครทราบครับ

  • Optic Star

    Optic Star

    8 giorni fa

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

    • Eric Young

      Eric Young

      7 giorni fa

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

  • Bobbie Sox

    Bobbie Sox

    8 giorni fa

    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!!

  • James Grigsby

    James Grigsby

    8 giorni fa

    I didn't know Vikings used plastic bubble levels..lol

  • Ubrahm Mangold

    Ubrahm Mangold

    8 giorni fa

    looks nice

  • Sai Eternium

    Sai Eternium

    9 giorni fa

    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~!

  • 首夫托拉基斯基

    首夫托拉基斯基

    9 giorni fa

    NICE WORK

  • The Emo Chef

    The Emo Chef

    9 giorni fa

    Nice build but definitely not waterproof

  • Roebuck Payne

    Roebuck Payne

    9 giorni fa

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

  • AdrianTGO

    AdrianTGO

    9 giorni fa

    podre

  • DUTRA7

    DUTRA7

    9 giorni fa

    Thx YouTube, recomended sucesefull

  • Будни крестьянина

    Будни крестьянина

    9 giorni fa

    🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝

  • Будни крестьянина

    Будни крестьянина

    9 giorni fa

    👍👍👍👍👍👍🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝

  • Jane Good

    Jane Good

    10 giorni fa

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

    • TA Outdoors

      TA Outdoors

      9 giorni fa

      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.

  • hy k 3328

    hy k 3328

    10 giorni fa

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

  • RGgaming

    RGgaming

    10 giorni fa

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

  • Jacob Alexander

    Jacob Alexander

    10 giorni fa

    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.

  • Little things amuse little minds

    Little things amuse little minds

    10 giorni fa

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

  • MalcolmAugustinus

    MalcolmAugustinus

    10 giorni fa

    What is the purpose of burning the logs?

    • RGgaming

      RGgaming

      10 giorni fa

      It hardens the logs and keeps insects away.

  • 함형기

    함형기

    10 giorni fa

    👍👍

  • Eiri-lena Gi.

    Eiri-lena Gi.

    10 giorni fa

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

  • neruomir

    neruomir

    11 giorni fa

    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.

  • 재준

    재준

    11 giorni fa

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

  • Robert Farrington

    Robert Farrington

    11 giorni fa

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

  • Begone

    Begone

    11 giorni fa

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

  • John Meissner

    John Meissner

    11 giorni fa

    I love the dog helping pull roots out

  • viral intention

    viral intention

    11 giorni fa

    Never saw them once feed there animal?

    • Goat MC

      Goat MC

      9 giorni fa

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

    • Goat MC

      Goat MC

      9 giorni fa

      *their

  • viral intention

    viral intention

    11 giorni fa

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

  • viral intention

    viral intention

    11 giorni fa

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

  • connelly brown

    connelly brown

    11 giorni fa

    Silky Katanna Boy

  • Emma Stephenson

    Emma Stephenson

    12 giorni fa

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

  • aj kintner

    aj kintner

    12 giorni fa

    do you ever play with your dog