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Two Years Alone in the Wilderness | Escape the City to Build Off Grid Log Cabin

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  • Two Years Alone in the Wilderness | Escape the City to Build Off Grid Log Cabin

    1:31:34

    #logcabin #bushcraft #offgrid #survival
    One man leaves the city life behind to build a cheap off grid log cabin and homestead in the Canadian wilderness, including a log home, an outdoor kitchen, an outhouse, a woodshed and a sauna bathhouse. Building mostly with hand tools, Shawn James harvests building materials from the forests north of Toronto, Canada and crafts them into functional tools and shelters using traditional woodworking tools and methods. He practices bushcraft and survival skills every day, including fire starting, tree identification and harvesting, wild edible foraging, fishing, hunting, camping in the summer and winter, travelling by canoe and snowshoe, navigation and water collection and purification.
    Continue watching in 2019 as Shawn finishes the sauna, plants a forest garden for fruit and vegetables, builds an underground root cellar, ice house and cheese cave, a timber frame workshop and a remote hunt camp closer to fish and game.
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  • A Year in the Wilderness | Off Grid and Self Reliant in a Log Cabin

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    Another full year in the wilderness living my dream. There is no place I would rather be than in the wilderness, self reliant, thriving in an off grid log cabin and living close to nature. Spring arrived today, and in my mind, it's the beginning of a new year and I reflect on the last 365 days spent building my homestead and creating a safe place for my family and me for times like this. The next 365 days will bring big changes for me and my family as we continue to learn how to and practice becoming more self reliant and put the lessons I have learned over the last three years to use. This year, food security and health are our focus, along with a few building projects that I'll be undertaking alone to make our homestead more self sufficient.
    Stay healthy and be kind.
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  • One Year Alone in Forest of Sweden | Building Log Cabin like our Forefathers

    1:54:45

    Sometimes we hear a call from nature. When I was 18 years old I ventured out alone with only a backpack full of simple hand tools to actualize my dream. Build my own traditional off grid log cabin by hand from the materials of the Swedish wilderness. Just like our Forefathers did.

    I had no previous experience in building, gathering materials or filming. So I started studying myself the old arts and learning from my grandfather and mentor Åke Nilsson. I began to cut down trees and film with my phone, learning as I go. My project started full time once I graduated high school in summer 2019. I filmed everything myself and edited this video so you can follow my journey and hopefully learn as I do.

    The tractor is a Ferguson TE20 Grålle from 1946, they were wildly used to move timber. In 1950 the first chainsaws came to Sweden but they were too big and heavy to be practical. I didn't want to take down every closest tree. So by using the tractor I could haul a few trees from further away, about 150 meters. I would have loved to use a horse but don't have one. yet..


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    Preparing First Logs: (0:00)
    Clearing Log Cabin Site: (2:10)
    Building Stone Foundation: (3:05)
    Splitting Foundation Log: (8:05)
    Log Cabin Build Starts (Learning): (12:50)
    Starting To Get Faster: (21:35)
    Winter Log Cabin: (26:27)
    Winter logging: (31:10)
    Dragging out Last Logs: (39:40)
    Appreciate Nature: (46:04)
    ALL LOGS FINISHED: (52:13)
    Log Cabin Rebirth: (56:30)
    How To Build a Log Cabin: (1:01:08)
    How To Lift Heavy Logs on Log Cabin: (1:14:06)
    Axe Throwing: (1:29:38)
    Tall Growth of Log Cabin: (1:31:41)
    Windows: (1:43:31)
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  • Man Builds Off Grid Log Cabin Alone in the Canadian Wilderness

    1:3:29

    One man builds a cheap, rustic log cabin in the Canadian wilderness alone and without power tools over several months in 2017.
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    Finally, one video showing the entire build process from the cutting of the first tree to the laying of the last floor board - no food, no talking, no visitors, just carpentry, bushcraft, timber framing, blood, sweat and tears.
    My end goal is to have an off grid, primitive wilderness homestead, where I can practice primitive technology, bushcraft and traditional skills in an effort to become as completely self reliant as possible in this day and age.
    In late April, I cut the first balsam fir tree down on the property near Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. Next, from June until August, I collected all of the building materials and fabricated the cabin using saddle notches in the corners. I cleared the land in August, laid down gravel for a pad and began erecting the off grid log cabin. By September, the walls were done and I started on the roof framing in October.
    In November, I burned the roof boards with shou sugi ban, an ancient Japanese technique for preserving wood. Against convention, I installed the roof in board and batten fashion, using my roofing background to come up with techniques to keep the cabin watertight.
    Next, I moved inside where I installed a Vermont Castings wood stove on top of a limestone flagstone floor, which extended from the doorway to the center of the cabin underneath the fireplace.
    For the rest of the floor, I framed it using 2x4 and 2x6 red pine boards and then installed 2x6x10' boards, which I burned using the same shou sugi ban technique.
    Now in December, I chinked the walls with moss and clay and have been spending a lot of time in the cabin, starting rustic furniture made with materials from the surrounding forest.

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  • Alone at Dick Proennekes Log Cabin in the Wilderness | Silence and Solitude in Alaska

    1:8:56

    #logcabin #cabin #Alaska
    Shawn James visits Dick Proenneke's off grid log cabin at Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska and spends two nights alone camping on the gravel beach of upper Twin Lake. Bears, moose and Dall sheep abound and he catches and cooks fish on an open fire, including arctic grayling and arctic char, catching and releasing sockeye salmon as well.
    Hiking in the mountains of the Alaskan range, he views incredible vistas from the mountain tops and watches as clouds race through the valley, with ever changing weather - rain, sun, wind...
    See the inside of Proenneke's log cabin as well as three others, which will be showcased in more detail in the follow up video.

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  • A Full Year Creating and Then Leaving an Off Grid Wilderness Homestead

    1:20:17

    From the first day of spring 2020 to the last day of winter 2021, I create a vegetable garden in the middle of a forest, build a root cellar, a screened in porch on my off grid log cabin and an off-grid workshop, and on the first day of spring 2021, I move out of my log cabin and start a new life creating a new wilderness homestead in a more remote location.
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  • Entire Winter Alone in the Wilderness | Living in a Tiny Off Grid Log Cabin | Full Movie

    2:5:26

    I live in an off grid log cabin in the wilderness. The spring is almost here, but this is the story of the first winter I lived here alone. I moved at the cabin in april 2020 and started an independent life, off the grid, renovating the old log cabin, growing a vegetables garden, beekeeping, woodworking and lots of other activities in the nature. I also traveled during this winter, hiked and did bushcraft trips, so this is the reason why you'll see some gaps in the timeline. Also, in this video I did not include all my footage from the past 4 months. Many of them are gathered in separate videos on my youtube channel. Hope you'll enjoy my story and subscribe to my channel. Thank you very much!

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  • This is It! My New Off Grid Log Cabin in the Wilderness | The End and The Beginning

    44:57

    Now Available - CHAGA -
    Here is the first look at the layout of my new off grid log cabin.
    My old off grid log cabin in the wilderness is empty and I have moved out, ready to work full time on my new log cabin and wilderness homestead. I clear the site, lay out the footprint of the cabin and begin digging the foundation.
    An early canoe trip down an icy river ends badly, maple sugar season comes to a close, I move out of the old cabin and I cut deer steaks on an open fire at the new homestead.
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  • Building a Sauna Cabin with Logs in the Wilderness Alone with My Dog | Start to Finish

    1:54:13

    #sauna #logcabin #offgrid
    The complete off grid sauna, bathhouse build from start to finish on my land in the Canadian wilderness. 12 months of Cali, my golden retriever dog, supervising and helping me build the cabin alone, mostly with traditional hand tools, dealing with harsh weather, biting insects and distracted by the incredible scenery and wildlife of Ontario, Canada.
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  • Proennekes Log Cabin Tour | Off Grid Cabins in Alaska | My Perspective

    2:10:43

    #logcabin #offgrid #Alaska
    A complete tour of Dick Proenneke's log cabin on upper Twin Lakes in Alaska, including his elevated log cache, his woodshed and the neighboring cabins owned by Spike and Hope Carrithers and Weiser.
    See the inside of the cabin, the woodworking details up close, the tools and other gear he used to live off grid at Twin Lakes for 30 years. Throughout the video, I pause during my hikes in the surrounding mountains and while inspecting the log buildings to reflect on Proenneke's life, his undertakings, what I like about his homestead, what I don't like and would do differently and his influence on me.
    Richard L. Proenneke was an inspiration not only because of the basic home that he built and that he stayed in it for almost thirty years, but also for his thrift, resourcefulness, self reliance, perseverance and connection with nature. What I was pleasantly surprised about after reading more of his story and talking to the people in town who knew him well, was that he was not a hermit and actually liked people, socializing often. He hosted many guests, some just for the day and some overnighters, including family, friends, hikers, park staff and others. He visited family and friends in Port Alsworth, Primrose Iowa and California, where his brother Raymond lived. He spent the last five years of his life in California with his brother before passing away in 2003. His ashes were scattered on what is now known as Proenneke Peak, a mountain behind his log cabin.
    Awkwardly, I spend an hour at the end explaining how Dick Proenneke inspired me to build my off grid homestead, including my log cabin, forest kitchen, log cabin sauna, wood shed and upcoming buildings including a timber frame workshop and root cellar.

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  • Off Grid LOG CABIN Build / Dividing Loft into Two Rooms

    30:39

    Setting the wall frames that will divide the loft into two rooms. I had some friends staying with me and helping me at the log cabin for the past few weeks.

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  • Three Years of Primitive Skills at the Hut

    23:45

    In August of 2017 I made my first adobe brick. A few months later I had made at least 170 adobe bricks and used them to construct a strong adobe hut with a thatched roof. During the following three years I worked on many bushcraft projects to improve the quality of life at the adobe hut while exploring survival skills of native peoples.

    This is the final video featuring this adobe hut. It is a compilation of almost ever project that I filmed at the hut. While this chapter of the adventure ends, I am embarking on a new adventure and I invite you to follow along this exciting journey as I seek to establish a new and better settlement in a different location. I just want to say THANK YOU for these amazing three years. It has been an immense blessing!

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  • Off Grid LOG CABIN Build / Sanding the Logs, Snow Walk,...

    42:12

    I was trying to avoid the sending of the logs, as I expected the work was long and exhausting, but I knew if I start working inside before I send the logs it will just get more complicated. After 3 weeks of sending everything inside the house was under 5cm of fine dust. After I got all the dust cleaned I've put a coat of natural tung oil to give a minimum of protection to the wood. I've also installed the final flooring in the loft.

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  • New Wilderness Off Grid Cabin, Milling Lumber, Building an Outhouse and a Ladder

    1:1:56

    Spring has arrived at my wilderness homestead! I start building an outhouse with lumber milled from trees on my property, I make a wooden ladder out of saplings and I explore the creek as the last of the ice melts off the beaver ponds.
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  • OFF GRID WILDERNESS LIVING - What We Do at Night | HÜGELKULTUR RAISED BED FOREST GARDEN - Ep. 122

    48:55

    OFF GRID WILDERNESS LIVING - What We Do at Night | PERMACULTURE HÜGELKULTUR GARDEN BEGINS - Ep. 122 -

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  • LIVING OFF GRID in a FOREST CABIN - What We Do at Night | BLOWTORCH & FIRE to PROTECT WOOD - Ep.134

    39:09

    LIVING OFF GRID in a FOREST CABIN - What We Do at Night | BLOWTORCH & FIRE to PROTECT WOOD - Ep.134 Jake and Nicole are living off the grid and starting their family in the rain forests of Western Canada. So far we have lived in a van, a boat, a yurt, and now a mini cabin called a bunkie. We are trying to create a Hügelkultur and Permaculture food forest garden to grow ourselves off the food grid and set up some basic amenities using solar panels and batteries for electricity. Our warmth comes from our wood stoves. In this episode we show you what we do inside when it's raining which around here is A LOT! We get over 20 feet of rain annually and this is truly one of the rainiest places on Planet Earth! We are starting to put away firewood for the winter and using the summer to preserve our wood projects but also incorporating fire Shou Sugi Ban Style! If we don't have wood and preservation down by the end of August then there is no chance to get anything dry until June of 2022! Join us on our adventure and follow us more closely at our links below or at

    #Cabin #Yurt #OffGrid #TinyHouse #OffTheGrid #JakeNicole #JakeandNicole #Gardening #Food #Cooking

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  • Welcome to My Off Grid Alaskan Log Cabin

    11:33

    This is my remote cabin in middle of the Alaska Range. It is completely off grid. This video shows the routine of arriving at, and opening up this cabin during the winter months.

  • Building Off Grid Log Cabin - S 2 Ep 1 / Starting a New Chapter

    49:07

    After I finished with the walls last month and moved on with the work, it felt like starting a new chapter. Also the 1 year recap I did was like closing the 1 year cycle and starting again fresh. I had to do the last works around the log cabin to make it ready for the roof, but the weather was not in my favour, it was raining all month long with just 2 or 3 sunny days.

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  • Off Grid LOG CABIN Build / Loft Flooring, Cleaning the Dust,...

    33:56

    I finally installed the final flooring in the loft, no more walking on the logs over the gaps. Also cleaned all the dust out of the log house to then put a protective coat of natural tung oil. Hopefully this will keep the logs from turning grey again.

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  • Felling and Skidding Trees for My Off Grid Log Cabin Build in Winter

    40:31

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  • Stuck Alone in Snow Storm Overnight | While Building Log Cabin

    24:39

    Episode 21 on the log cabin build series!

    Sometimes I get caught up in the build and don't really think about how dark it starts to get. When the snow blizzard hit I thought that this is a great time to show you viewers my tent finally. This is just me doing the usual routines in the tent but many wanted to see this so hopefully you will enjoy the time as much as I do. The best part about building a log cabin in the middle of a dense forest is that even when it is super windy only the tree tops blow in the wind. Sleeping on the ground in winter is...not the greatest. You get more used to it over time and I would recommend trying it at least once in life but be prepared.

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    When I graduated high school I sought a big challenge in life. To alone, with only simple hand tools and raw power, build my own traditional off grid log cabin by hand from the materials of the Swedish forest. I film everything myself and edit these videos so you can follow my journey and hopefully learn as I do. I have no earlier experience in any of this, just a visualization of what I want to achieve and willpower to learn and improve everything necessary. So I enjoy reading good advice in the comments. Enjoy!


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  • SHE WENT WILD in the ICE BATH | COLD WATER WINTER ROUTINE // Off Grid Wilderness Living - Ep. 120

    56:46

    SHE WENT WILD in the ICE BATH | WINTER ROUTINE // Off Grid Wilderness Living - Ep. 120

    Jake and Nicole leave Komorebi and escape to the wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains to immerse in nature. Upon returning we visit a local Vancouver Island Fruit Tree nursery on a small island to get some local permaculture and gardening knowledge and purchase proven edible fruit trees. We continue to fell tree on Komorebi for safety, sun, and gardening and collect slimy kelp seaweed for our garden compost. We adventure into the wild and raw wilderness which surrounds our property and then try to boost our Winter mood, mind, and energy with a near freezing ice bath and cold dip plunge in the wood fired hippie hot tub. The water had ice on the top and it was 1-2 degrees outside. Check out our new for more to our story, a calendar, and our Jake and Nicole eco-friendly and natural shirts! Leave us a nice question or comment below the video, we read them all!

    #IceBath #Yurt #OffGrid #TinyHouse #LivingOffGrid #OffTheGrid #BoatLife #JakeandNicole #RockyMountains #Gardening

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  • Another Year in the Wilderness | Off Grid and Self Reliant in a Cabin

    1:5:48

    Another full year in the wilderness living my dream. Inspired by my friend Shawn James of My Self Reliance, this video is similar to his video, Another Year in the Wilderness:

    We look forward to another year here, albeit under very different circumstances. Thanks for watching.

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  • Building a Cabin from Pallet Wood: Cheap Off Grid Homestead

    24:50

    We build a cheap off grid cabin using free pallet wood. We saved money building the pallet wood cabin by using recycled pallets. This is a great off grid wilderness project as pallet wood is light and easy to carry into the forest. It is also easy to work with using hand tools. Many people do not have the space, time or money to build a log cabin. But building a tiny home off grid is still achievable using cheap or even free materials, and that is where pallet wood works so well. Although only small, this one man cabin has a raised bed, folding table, bookshelf and chair - all made from pallet wood. We fit it out with a woodstove to heat it through the winter months and we installed a pipe cooking oven and water tank to boil water and cook food on. The stove heats the cabin up really fast as the cabin is only small. This small hut in the woods has no electricity or power, but that isn't needed.

    To begin with, we started to break the pallets down into useable timber to build the foundations and the frame of the cabin. For the roof we used recycled tin from an old barn roof. We then used an old garden shed window and fit this to the western wall of the cabin. Once the framework and structure of the cabin was complete, we began to some pallet wood projects and focused on building furniture for the inside of the cabin.

    We cooked our food over fire using a tripod lashed together bushcraft style until we installed the woodstove. Then we used cast iron cooking gear and the oven to cook up bigger meals. We learned many building skills on this project and it was great to build with hand tools. The pallet cabin still stands to this day, and we use it as a bushcraft camp to practice wilderness survival skills, primitive technology and as a base camp to create more off grid films for you guys.

    But the main aim of this project was more about a father and son spending time in the outdoors working on free diy projects and learning how to become self reliant and save money for a happier lifestyle. We hope this video helps to inspire you to get outside. Thank you for watching.

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  • Girl Builds Off Grid Yurt Alone in Canadian Wilderness | Ep.13

    14:23

    We are running low on clothes. Jake and I take a trip to town to do some laundry and get some groceries. The next day is probably the hardest day we've had on the property watch to find out why... Enjoy ????
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  • In the Forest with my Wife and Dog | Off Grid Log Cabin in the Wilderness

    29:56

    A full week of off grid living in a log cabin in the Canadian wilderness, complete with a snowstorm, cast iron cooking, sauna bathing and ice fishing with my wife, D, and Cali the Golden Retriever.
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  • How to Build a Cheap Off Grid Log Cabin, Ep1 | Buying Logs, Chink and Daub, Pine Tar

    20:53

    How I built my off grid log cabin. In this video, the first in a series showing the complete build from the first cut to the last addition, I explain what logs I used, how I cut the saddle joints, what chinking recipe worked the best and how I made pine tar.
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  • November Rain | Log Cabin Sauna Ep 7 | Canadian Wilderness Off Grid Living

    27:12

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  • Installing a Wood Stove and Oak Flooring in an Off-Grid Tiny Log Workshop

    35:25

    With plunging temperatures, I prioritize insulating the floor and installing a wood stove in my off-grid log cabin workshop. I remove the temporary pine flooring and install smoked oak boards that I milled last summer from trees I cut down on my property to make room for a vegetable garden.
    At the end of the video, Cali, my wife and I go for a walk along a large river, filming waterfalls and wildlife.
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  • One Year of Log Cabin Building / One Man Building His Dream House

    2:10:36

    #logcabin #woodworking #offgrid
    It's one year since I started this journey of building my off grid log cabin, which was a dream of mine since I was a kid and last October 2018 I decided and took the courage to start with this huge build by myself. Since then I came a long way, working in every weather imaginable, seeing many amazing sunsets and overcoming every obstacle in order to have the log cabin as it is now. I documented most of my work and put all of the best moments into this 2 hour documentary. I think I have another year to completely finish the house, but I'm more than happy whit what I've done so far. Hope you enjoy the video and thank you very much for watching and thanks to everyone that has been watching and supporting my channel.

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    Yasper - Good Friends
    junior state - Townie
    auv - McCarren
    blnkspc_ - tonite
    Osvaldo - Supergloom

  • Alone Building an Off Grid LOG CABIN | Natural Wood Insulation

    26:54

    My Story:
    When I graduated high school I sought a big challenge in life. To alone, with only simple hand tools and raw power, build my own traditional off grid log cabin by hand from the materials of the Swedish forest. I film everything myself and edit these videos so you can follow my journey and hopefully learn as I do. I have no earlier experience in any of this, just a visualization of what I want to achieve and willpower to learn and improve everything necessary. So I enjoy reading good advice in the comments. Enjoy!


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  • Off Grid Log Cabin Built by One Man: Log Gables and a Bushcraft Mystery

    10:06

    This is the fourth part of a series of short videos on my successful attempt to develop a totally wild and secluded place. In this episode, I will show you how I topped the side log walls with full log gables.
    Also, a strange thing happened while I was filming this episode. I was absent for only an hour at the cabin's construction site but found a canopy tarp torn through the reinforced seams. A human couldn't do that, a large animal wouldn't be able to get through the fallen trees to the construction site. I didn't hear any noise. The question is, who did it? It's a bushcraft mystery...

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    Friends, for your convenience I assembled a chronologically arranged list of videos about my efforts in establishing this log cabin camp in the off-grid remote location of Karelia (All Seasons):
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    01 episode - (1 season) 2014
    02 episode - (1 season) 2014
    03 episode - ​ (1 season) 2014 (not translated)

    1 episode - ​​ (2 season) 2015

    2 episode - ​ (2 season) 2015

    3 episode -​ (3 season) 2016

    4 episode -​ (3 season) 2016

    5 episode - ​ (4 season) 2017

    6 episode - ​ (4 season) 2017

    7 episode - ​ (5 season) 2018

    8 episode - (6 season) 2019

    9 episode - ​ (6 season) 2019

    10 episode- ​ (6 season) 2019
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  • After: One Year Alone Building Log Cabin | Where Is The Door!!!

    22:49

    After the video One Year Alone in Forests of Sweden | Building Log Cabin Like our Forefathers a lot of you commented: Where Is The Door!!!
    Log Cabin Build EP 18: I open up for the door and more...

    I edited out a lot of the sawing as I guess you don't want to see that.

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    Hi! When I was 18 years old I ventured out alone with only a backpack full of simple hand tools to actualize my dream. Build my own traditional off grid log cabin by hand from the materials of the Swedish wilderness. Just like our Forefathers did.

    I had no previous experience in building, gathering materials or filming. So I started studying myself the old arts and learning from my grandfather and mentor Åke Nilsson. I began to cut down trees and film with my phone, learning as I go. My project started full time once I graduated high school in summer 2019. I film everything myself and edit these videos so you can follow my journey and hopefully learn as I do.

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  • Building the BIGGEST DIY Log Cabin / Working OFF GRID / Second Year REVIEW

    3:43:09

    #logcabin #woodworking #offgrid #nikrijavec
    It's hard to believe that the second year of my log cabin building had already came to an end. Another year of hard and what at times feels like endless work. It's when I look back at the end of the year and realize the progress I've made so far. The structure now is closed in from the outside elements, which is a big achievement for me and it's a relief to have the logs protected from the rain. Doing everything DIY for sure is taking a lot more time and work, but the satisfaction of seeing something grow built by your hands it's an indescribable feeling and I take great pride in doing it my way.
    Hope you enjoy the video and thank you very much for watching and thanks to everyone that has been following my progress and supporting my channel. Especially a big thank you to everyone who helped me along the way, my family, friends,...

    This videos is a recap of the second year of my work on the log cabin and some nature moments around it. This is not a video to teach you how to build a log house.

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    Psalm Trees, Guillaume Muschalle - Rain
    Psalm Trees, Guillaume Muschalle - Céleste
    Psalm Trees, Guillaume Muschalle - bringmesun
    Philanthrope, Ian Ewing, chromonicci - Zen
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    SwuM - Let It Go
    cocabona, Monma - Sleepy
    Strehlow - Angel Eyes
    The BREED - Save Your Love
    junior state - Levitate
    Yasper - Good Friends
    chief. - be here now
    Ward Wills - Because I Was Lonely
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    Aves - pretty af
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  • Cabin Alone in the Alaskan Wilderness - Dick Proenneke

    27:13

    This film is a documentary profile of conservationist and wildlife photographer, Dick Proenneke, at his home in the Lake Clark area of Alaska. It features close-up scenes of native wildlife, dramatic panoramas of the change of seasons and clips of Proenneke carving his log cabin out of the wild Alaskan wilderness.



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  • The Day Ive Been Avoiding for Two Years | A Door in the Back of My Log Cabin

    29:22

    In preparation for my wife's arrival in less than 3 weeks, I cut a door from my off grid log cabin into the adjoining storage shed.
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  • Timber Frame | The Forest Kitchen | Off Grid Log Cabin Build, Ep.1 S1

    40:35

    In episode 1 of the forest kitchen build, Cali my golden retriever dog helps me once again as I finally get started building the rustic, off-grid covered wilderness outdoor kitchen, starting with a log cabin or timber frame style pavilion to keep me dry while I build the off grid kitchen and then catch, cook and eat in it when it’s built. Other than my dog, I work on this log cabin kitchen alone and I realize now after editing the video and then watching it, that working alone is probably my biggest challenge, especially watching me lift those heavy, green timbers into place on the timber frame. I finally pull the old antique pulleys out of storage to help me with the next phase - raising the roof.

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    Installing the four corner posts of the pavilion proves to be very difficult due to the weight of them. I improvise to get them upright in the holes before back filling them with concrete. In order to make the posts last longer, I waterproof them using an ancient wood preservation method known as shou sugi ban in Japan.

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  • Off Grid Sauna in the Forest | Wilderness Living | Green Roof and Log Cabin Walls | 4K

    38:43

    #offgrid #logcabin #sauna
    I collect half an acre of moss to fill the gaps in the log walls and to insulate the roof of the off grid log cabin sauna in the Canadian wilderness.

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  • Off Grid Log Cabin Built by One Man: Making a Bear Escape Door?

    4:38

    The log cabin's construction is almost complete. Frankly, I thought I would be fully done by now and looking back I'll say this: I could have built two cabins had I used skinny logs in their construction.
    Here's a problem for you guys: besides the fact that it is a good idea to have a back door if a bear decides to camp at the front of the cabin, why do you think I made a second door?
    Link to MY LOG CABIN PLAYLIST:
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    Friends, for your convenience I assembled a chronologically arranged list of videos about my efforts in establishing this log cabin camp in the off-grid remote location of Karelia (All Seasons):
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    01 episode - (1 season) 2014
    02 episode - (1 season) 2014
    03 episode - ​ (1 season) 2014 (not translated)

    1 episode - ​​ (2 season) 2015

    2 episode - ​ (2 season) 2015

    3 episode -​ (3 season) 2016

    4 episode -​ (3 season) 2016

    5 episode - ​ (4 season) 2017

    6 episode - ​ (4 season) 2017

    7 episode - ​ (5 season) 2018

    8 episode - (6 season) 2019

    9 episode - ​ (6 season) 2019

    10 episode- ​ (6 season) 2019
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    #logcabin #bushcraft #offgrid #survival

  • Installing a Metal Roof on an Off Grid Log Cabin Alone | Alaska Update

    42:52

    #logcabin #offgrid #metalroof
    Settling back home from my log cabin tour and wildlife photography trip to Alaska, my first project is to install a new metal roof on the side porch and west side of my off grid log cabin in the Canadian wilderness, unfortunately replacing the shou sugi ban roof system in the process. Working alone has its challenges, especially when installing ice and water shield to the roof boards and handling large sheets of metal roofing as I carry them down the trail to the cabin and then lift them into place on the wood roof.
    Cali is happy to see me return home from my trip and immediately gets back to her fetching duties, in the forest as well as out on the lake.


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  • Off grid log cabin building

    58:53

    Episode fifty-five, in which we're building with timber

    This is a vlog about our struggles and joys of living off the grid in the forests of Jämtland, Sweden.

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  • We Built Our Cozy Off Grid Cabin for $7,000

    20:14

    Due to a relatively mild winter this year, we built our off grid cabin in about 1 month, using carefully selected materials to maximize cost savings. In this last video in the series, I give a run down of what we did and some things that I would change if I had to do it all over again. Below is a link to the playlist for the entire build series.
    Playlist of entire DIY Off Grid Cabin Series

  • Surviving Winter in a Log Cabin | Tiny Home

    33:09

    #logcabin #offgrid #tiny home
    A Canadian wilderness dog's, life, live edge shelves, plumbing, deep dish Pizza, Wood-Fired Cast Iron Cooking at the Log Cabin

    My wife cooks pizza from scratch on a wood stove in a log cabin in the Canadian wilderness while Cali our Golden Retriever and Shawn work outside splitting firewood, firing up the sauna, fetching

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  • Were Half Way There

    21:55

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    It is time to tackle building 5, 20ft beams for our deck. Since we were unable to find 2x10x20ft beams we had to build our own. When things get interesting is when we work together to place the hefty beams. Once completed this will mark the halfway point in our deck build. The goal is to balance completing this project and spending time at the lake with the kids.
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    We are a couple who are building our own home from the ground up in the mountains of West Virginia. After living near the city our entire lives we finally decided to sell it all, pack up our 3 kids and live in an RV on our 73 acres while building our own debt free, off-grid house and learning to live a more self-reliant life.
    Our house build is documented entirely on our main channel Wild Wonderful Off-Grid and our family life vlogs can be found on our secondary channel Wild Wonderful After Show

  • Canadian Off-Grid Log cabin Living.

    17:02

    A video showing what i do with my free time around the cabin.

  • Living with a Blackbear at the off grid Cabin in the Forest and Installing Windows

    35:22

    What happens when a black bear moves onto the property and refuses to leave? In this video, I confront the blackbear while building the cabin, installing the rest of the roof boards, reinforcing the long wall and installing the windows.
    I talk about growing up with with parents who introduced me to the outdoors, and why this cabin the forest is necessary for my happiness.
    With me at the cabin is my shotgun and traditional longbow with arrows, and I'm tempted to put them to use to acquire meals and defend myself while working on the log cabin.

    The off grid, tiny house is getting closer to completion, ready to move in. If I'm going to have a liveable homestead before winter, I have a lot of work to do and I'm confident that it will be done - winter is coming.

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  • Escape to the Woods: Alone Overnight in the Cabin

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    Join me as I escape to the woods to camp overnight alone in the off grid cabin built from pallet wood. Years ago we built this tiny cabin from recycled pallet wood and called it the pallet wood cabin. Almost 9 months ago to the day, I did a night in this cabin just before the entire world was put on lockdown. Now, 9 months later, with Britain about to be put on another lockdown, I escape the madness and head to the woods to reconnect with nature. I cook good food on the woodstove, feasting on spanish stew and ale. The next day I practice some bushcraft skills and use simple hand tools to craft some items for the little cabin. It was great to get out and live the log cabin life in the woods.

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  • Building an Off Grid Woodworking Workshop Log Cabin in the Forest, Episode 1

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    Finally, I'm building my workshop in the forest with wood harvested from my property in the Canadian wilderness. In episode 1, I pour concrete footings and carry 6x6 timbers into place to begin building the log cabin/timber frame wooden building next to the newly dug pond, in sight of my hand built log cabin.
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  • Off Grid Cabin: Alone in the Woods - One Million Subscribers

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    I head into the woods alone to our tiny off grid pallet wood cabin to celebrate passing one million subscribers. This is a huge milestone which I'm so proud to achieve. Thank you all for following my bushcraft, camping, survival, cabin building, shelter building and general outdoor adventures over the years! I've enjoyed all the projects I've done. The bushcraft camp, viking house, saxon house, pallet wood cabin and other solo overnight trips. I'm looking forward to many more exciting adventures in the future!

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  • Building a Square Off Grid Log Cabin| Lifting Heavy Logs | Squirrel Confit for Lunch

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    Lifting heavy hemlock timbers is difficult so I rig up a cable winch system to help raise them into place on the small square log cabin I'm building for a workshop.
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