While you may have heard of the Primitive Technology YouTube channel--we posted about his water-powered hammer here--there's actually another YouTube channel called Primitive Technology Idea. While that sounds like a knock-off, it's almost ten years older than the other channel. This latter channel features a different fellow, somewhere in Southeast Asia by the looks of it, who also builds incredible structures by hand.
Needless to say, both of these guys possess an incredible amount of patience. Here's a time lapse of PTI building a multi-room in-cliff dwelling--"to avoid wildlife"--using a freaking stick as his main tool:
The full video is here:
Why are there three rooms for just one dude? PTI explains:
"All three huts are connected by a tunnel system. I cook on a large flat stone by heating the stone and putting food on it to ripen. Warehouse used to store firewood in rainy days. The kitchen is connected to the bedroom so I can set fire to sleep for heating."