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    I thought I'd share this with everyone. He builds a home using stone tools. Pretty fascinating IMO.

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    Wonderful !

    Imagine the satisfaction of living in a place you've built with your own bare hands, especially one so beautifully made. Thanks

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    wow this guy is awesome!
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    old knowledge passed down , now I gotta build one , I have to ...
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    Default Re: Home built without modern tools

    As someone who builds things for a living, with modern tools, I am really impressed. This is very hard, time-consuming, physically and mentally draining work. This is not something just anyone can run out in the woods and build. This young man has built many things before, which prepared him for this. He's in amazing shape and is stronger than most weight lifters and his hands are calloused enough to do this labor, from a very long time of similar work. He well knows the raw materials of the area around him and how they hold up over time. As young as he is, and as ghostrider says, he has surely had someone share some of this knowledge with him. I'm a little envious. I want to go start my own, too!

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    will build one but gonna use a bolo and lighter

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    Quote Posted by mpennery (here)
    As someone who builds things for a living, with modern tools, I am really impressed. This is very hard, time-consuming, physically and mentally draining work. This is not something just anyone can run out in the woods and build. This young man has built many things before, which prepared him for this. He's in amazing shape and is stronger than most weight lifters and his hands are calloused enough to do this labor, from a very long time of similar work. He well knows the raw materials of the area around him and how they hold up over time. As young as he is, and as ghostrider says, he has surely had someone share some of this knowledge with him. I'm a little envious. I want to go start my own, too!

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    All of the above, exactly! Very impressive.

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    Wow, putting a house up with his beautiful mind at work, using the elements of Nature, awesome!

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    Quote Posted by mpennery (here)
    As someone who builds things for a living, with modern tools, I am really impressed. This is very hard, time-consuming, physically and mentally draining work. This is not something just anyone can run out in the woods and build. This young man has built many things before, which prepared him for this. He's in amazing shape and is stronger than most weight lifters and his hands are calloused enough to do this labor, from a very long time of similar work. He well knows the raw materials of the area around him and how they hold up over time. As young as he is, and as ghostrider says, he has surely had someone share some of this knowledge with him. I'm a little envious. I want to go start my own, too!

    Matt
    When I watched this video, I was impressed by his KNOWLEDGE. Not many people can fire mud successfully using the method of raku - not that many know about how to do this. And his pots, made with an unknown percentage of clay in his mud, did not break. That alone is impressive.

    He did everything perfectly, from waterproofing the roof, to starting fire. I had expected him to make a version of a rocket-stove to heat his quarters, but then thought perhaps there is no winter where he set up house. There are storms to consider, and ownership of land, and access to good water, and for food? Perhaps he also has extensive knowledge of plants and their uses.

    It used to be that those in touch with their soul could ask a plant to tell them how to use it. I think this fellow is not far off having that kind of ability. Note that he only stripped bark from one tree, and did not damage others. Wisdom in action.

    Seeing this video has been quite wonderful, stirring in us memories of other places and lifetimes when we have been close to mother earth and been so sustained by wisdom acquired about her ways. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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    Quote Posted by Meggings (here)
    Quote Posted by mpennery (here)
    As someone who builds things for a living, with modern tools, I am really impressed. This is very hard, time-consuming, physically and mentally draining work. This is not something just anyone can run out in the woods and build. This young man has built many things before, which prepared him for this. He's in amazing shape and is stronger than most weight lifters and his hands are calloused enough to do this labor, from a very long time of similar work. He well knows the raw materials of the area around him and how they hold up over time. As young as he is, and as ghostrider says, he has surely had someone share some of this knowledge with him. I'm a little envious. I want to go start my own, too!

    Matt
    When I watched this video, I was impressed by his KNOWLEDGE. Not many people can fire mud successfully using the method of raku - not that many know about how to do this. And his pots, made with an unknown percentage of clay in his mud, did not break. That alone is impressive.

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    It used to be that those in touch with their soul could ask a plant to tell them how to use it. I think this fellow is not far off having that kind of ability. Note that he only stripped bark from one tree, and did not damage others. Wisdom in action.

    Seeing this video has been quite wonderful, stirring in us memories of other places and lifetimes when we have been close to mother earth and been so sustained by wisdom acquired about her ways. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
    I was also impressed that he took bark from so high up. Maximizing resources and minimizing impact perfectly displays his level of wisdom and connection with that around him.
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    Five years of hard labor building my house using modern tools convinced me that I don't ever want to build another house, much less the way this extraordinary fellow did.

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    Great ideas I hadn't thought of before. Filed away in my mind for "if ever I have to survive in the wild".
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    everyone should find a secret place and try it , build your own little getway/meditation or reading spot ... a place where you can escape the matrix and be alone with nature , recharge , put things in perspective , we are a little spoiled with our technology ... Mpennery is right , building that structure was hard blood sweat and tears , and takes patience and planning ...
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