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One Year Alone in Forest of Sweden | Building Log Cabin like our Forefathers



  • Cosmic Chicken_
    Cosmic Chicken_ Vor year +38817

    This guy picked the best year to spend alone in a forest.
    Edit: I know he started in 2019, but he was working on it well through 2020 as well.

    • Daphne Raven
      Daphne Raven Vor 5 Monate

      @Bollibompa : Covid started in 2019.

      JUPITER Vor 6 Monate

      No he chopped off trees what about that??????

    • Shawn Dyer
      Shawn Dyer Vor 6 Monate

      How much tax does the government get if you do this. Must be illegal.

    • Shawn Dyer
      Shawn Dyer Vor 6 Monate

      Luckily he isn't subjy to the lumber prices in y us.

  • Audrey Adams
    Audrey Adams Vor 3 Monate +22

    23:23 Hermosa elección XXLOVEZZZ.UNO
    los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer
    10:10 Hopi:
    11:12 Sun:
    00:18 Joonie:
    18:00 Yoongy:
    23:23 Son unos de los mejores conciertos
    mañas no se la gxb7
    Las elecciones cinematográficas y artísticas son brillantes. Referencias culturales europeas realmente interesantes. Ojalá la cultura europea se representara más a menudo tan bellamente. No puedo dejar de decir "oh, esto es hermoso" a lo largo del video. Luz, en serio... el que se encargue de la iluminación, genia...

  • Quinn Hale
    Quinn Hale Vor 7 Monate +447

    I had no intention of sitting through 2 hours of someone building a cabin, yet here I am. I couldn't stop watching. Well done!

    • Toni Davis
      Toni Davis Vor 4 Monate +1

      Me Too!! Amazing 😄😍

    • Gift Box
      Gift Box Vor 5 Monate +3

      The ambient sound makes me stay...

    • Belladonna
      Belladonna Vor 5 Monate +4

      I thought the same thing with a guy making a small adobe brick hut, years later here I am, an addiction I will never shake 😋

    • 정태숙
      정태숙 Vor 5 Monate +2

      전 한국할머니73세
      다시 건강하게
      꼭 내손으로
      지어보고 싶어요!!!
      노무 부럽습니다~🤔🥰👍👍👍🥰❤

  • Eliana Falconero
    Eliana Falconero Vor 7 Monate +220

    I love how you took the time to plant trees after cutting them down. Also, AMAZING job, this is so inspirational

  • Peter Nyx
    Peter Nyx Vor 8 Monate +815

    All of the channels like this need to get together and make a village.

    • captnhuffy
      captnhuffy Vor 2 Monate

      No, prolly not. Collectivism is the opposite of Volunteerism. Much in the same way that equity is the complete opposite of Equality.

    • Giovanni Moreno
      Giovanni Moreno Vor 4 Monate

      @QUAG yes.

    • QUAG
      QUAG Vor 4 Monate

      And then a Town, and then a city and then... fuck!

    • Giovanni Moreno
      Giovanni Moreno Vor 4 Monate

      Mrbeast could make that happen with his kinda money he could fly everyone in and stuff
      It would be great to see 😂

    • 嘿 欸
      嘿 欸 Vor 4 Monate


  • ih8tusernam3s
    ih8tusernam3s Vor year +3346

    Man, what a pain it must've been to set up his camera every time he did something. This cabin probably took twice as long because he filmed it. Glad he did, I sure did enjoy watching it.

    • CakeOfDoom
      CakeOfDoom Vor 4 Monate +1

      "One year Alone in Forest"
      "first part filmed on phone, it gets better"
      Dude found a decent video camera lying around in the forest for him to grab? Such a lucky guy XD

      BEANSPOBBLES Vor 5 Monate

      @Maksymalny Bul but it’s still humane if done properly, instead of blanket banning it, put more effort into training civilians how to properly hunt?

    • Maksymalny Bul
      Maksymalny Bul Vor 5 Monate

      @BEANSPOBBLES But irst you got to be great hunter

  • Lisa Chieco
    Lisa Chieco Vor 5 Tage +1

    Dear Erik, I have been watching your advetures in renewing the old ways to make home and hearth. Also I appreciate when you share the animals around you and when you bathe in icey cold water! That is impressive. It is like wstching a wood sprite living in a fantasy forest! I enjoy it so much! I used to do such work in my early adultohood and watching you brings the joy of self reliance and the benefit of solitude back. I had a major assault on my body in a simple surgery gone horribly wrong with flesh eatig bacteria. My background of being hard driving is the only way I survived. I was not expected to live two weeks and it has been since 2005. I almost feel I can enjoy the feeling of lying back on the animal skin you use to watch the night fall. Your treks trough the snow on your skis with your unexpectedly cute and small companion dog reminds me of something I loved from childhood. I have no idea if in your sphere of knowledge you would know this, but it is an annual holiday classic most American children and adults enjoy. It is the stop action puppetry of Rankin And Bass's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. At one point the group leaving "Santa's village to find their own way in the world" are met with a prospector looking for gold and sliver in the north. He has a dog team made up of a poodle, a few dogs like yours and even smaller ones like chijuajuas! It's the funniest thing to see and you sweet little red doggie trotting along at your overland skiing looked exactly like Yukon Cornelias's dog team! Thank you for hte joy of relase in watching you respect and enjoy nature while making responsible use of its bounty to live on the land. I hiope you can realize how uplifting this program you created is for so many people. Thank you for your drive, and ambition and for sharing it with the world. I hope you are able to gain some financial support with your ineraction on You Tube. You most certainly deserve it! God bless you and the family woh raised you to make such bold steps into self sufficiency. Your admiring You Tube friend, Lisa Chieco

  • EX50
    EX50 Vor 4 Monate +14

    I really liked the "appreciate nature" segment, it's always heart warming when people can respect the resources provided by our surroundings and give back a little for things we take advantage of

  • Manditoe Mya
    Manditoe Mya Vor Monat +1

    1st of all I am Extremely proud of you(I bet your Grandfather is very proud), Imagine a 21 yr old in this day and age doing this? How fantastic, my son is in his 30's married and was only interested in Technology and went to University for 6 yrs to do computer work etc.. Oh how I wish he would have taken an interest in the outdoors more and what you are doing and journeying through, How rewarding! I started to watch out of curiosity but a few min turned into a half hr due to lulling of the hammering and the clunk of the tree dropping in place and the beauty of where you are. Those moose were amazing, I love moose and find them gorgeous and fascinating with their long legs, I'm in Canada so we have lots of them here too. I loved how after you took so many trees down you would plant that many tree's back....The nice thing to is you could use all the chips you carved off the trees for fires etc.. What a handsome young man you are too and I hope your future wife really appreciates you and will enjoy a log cabin and gardening and the outdoors also.

  • peter byrne
    peter byrne Vor 5 Monate +15

    Very impressive Erik .I enjoy watching.I can't imagine how much patience ,determination,perseverance and physical force necessary in order to build such log cabin. I suppose you are inherited all these traits from your dad or granddad probably.Your work enchant.All was done very skillfully. Throughout you are a genius at building. Wishing you well and success in your life.

  • Muhawk
    Muhawk Vor year +796

    this dude doesn't just build a cabin, he becomes physically buffer throughout the videos, he started off as a Kid, but ended up as a Man. mad respect !!!!

    • Samsung User
      Samsung User Vor year

      lol, who can't get buff from building that

    • RDS
      RDS Vor year +1

      @chromso yeah, that's not a good mindset but I don't think the op comment meant it that way,I think...

    • chromso
      chromso Vor year +2

      @Rommel they meant that being strong =/= being masculine

    • tyä miäs
      tyä miäs Vor year +3

      I think he grew another pair of balls by the end of the video..

    • solac388
      solac388 Vor year +1

      2 birds with 1 stone. Heaps of deadlifts + you get your own log cabin xD a gym membership seems like such a waste after watching this

  • SnowKJL
    SnowKJL Vor 4 Monate +8

    Amaizing skills put in action, you're grandparents and parents must be proud of you. Thank you for sharing with us. Cheers!

  • Tiago Laranjeira
    Tiago Laranjeira Vor 7 Monate +36

    This man trained deadlifts for a whole year while also building a log cabin alone. Impressive

  • a ka
    a ka Vor 5 Monate +7

    I love this. Watched both this video and the follow-up in the span of a few hours, could not stop watching. Great work, Erik. This is trully amazing.
    Thank you for sharing your journey, I particulary loved that there were no music or talking, just nature sounds. This made me very calm and I think it made the quote from you grandfather this much louder - most content on youtube is fast, loud, it needs to grab attention every second. Your video is just on point, it shows the time it takes, dedication, the sheer amount of work, and you just can't stop watching not because it uses attention grabbing techniqes, but because it IS JUST SO GOD DAMN GOOD.
    Also, I must say I'm so impressed by your axe throwing!

  • AnfieldCat420
    AnfieldCat420 Vor 6 Monate +9

    This was amazing. It was really great to see you grow along with the project. Your commitment to honoring the old ways is something all of us, old and young, can gain inspiration from. Great work.

  • Zach King
    Zach King Vor year +1289

    I'm 30 seconds in....why do I feel like I'm about to stick around for the entire 2 hours!? Be right back, gonna get some popcorn

    • A cool man
      A cool man Vor year

      *20 bucks says this guy walks through the camera and hands erik some popcorn aswell*

    • The Duck
      The Duck Vor year +1

      What are the chances

    • Mowglie
      Mowglie Vor year +1

      @Billy Smith hello

    • Billy Smith
      Billy Smith Vor year


    • Billy Smith
      Billy Smith Vor year

      Your funny

  • Pamela Lude
    Pamela Lude Vor 2 Monate +1

    What a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thank you Erik for taking us all on this journey with you. LOVED the little 'triumphant' jig you did - I laughed out loud. This is truly amazing sir, and what's more is you labored over innumerable hours of dreaming, planning, seeking, procuring, and realizing, and then shared it freely with the world. Not something most people would do, and especially not at such a young age. Thank you also for allowing your audience to 'meet' your family. They are obviously quality human beings as are you, and they must be so proud of you. I pray the Lord continue to keep you through this journey Erik.

  • Jking 0.o
    Jking 0.o Vor 4 Monate +6

    This was the best thing I've ever seen, ever. First off congratulations on having the skill and will to make it happen. I'm from Northern Michigan, USA, and it looks very similar to your forests. Dense. Do you get morels growing there in spring time also? I could live in woods if I magically had an endless supply of morel mushrooms 🤠

  • AcrossPeter
    AcrossPeter Vor 6 Monate +9

    Dear Erik, It's fascinating how skillfully you can handle your axes. I like watching your video. It would be a dream for me to build a log house one day. Greetings from Germany. Take care and all the best to you! Peter

  • MrEndlessplay
    MrEndlessplay Vor 5 Monate +7

    Never heard a sound more satisfying than of these logs falling exactly into position on top of the wall!

  • sofiaa isa
    sofiaa isa Vor year +538

    This is LITERALLY unbelievable the effort and determination into not only making an entire log cabin from scratch with primitive materials but filming and editing like he was a videographer and he wasn't even a builder bruh. my man grew a mustache got all buff and probably broke his back bending over this shit to fulfill his dreams. Big props to this guy, I haven't looked if u have yet but I at least would be interested in hearing u talk about this experience and your life and mind during this time.

    • bamba
      bamba Vor year +1

      @Diana Fossi lol that's the definition of "good with his hands" so no you're probably not the only one that find this attractive

    • Diana Fossi
      Diana Fossi Vor year +2

      Am I the only one who finds this attractive?🙊

    • ヅSkazzle
      ヅSkazzle Vor year

      You see the cabin Your filled with DETERMINATION ... undertale prefrence c:

    • Oscar
      Oscar Vor year

      @Planet Earth maybe because the comment was posted only 6 hours ago and you also posted your comment early lol? This just went viral

    • bamba
      bamba Vor year

      @Erik Grankvist yeah I'm pretty sure they didn't have a choke line before but you did do something amazing and extremely hard to do

  • rebecca rothgeb
    rebecca rothgeb Vor 8 Monate +5

    Inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing this. My kids ( 7 and 4) watched this in installments together, and they were interested the whole time - this says something about the relevancy of building one's own shelter, even if it is transmitted by DEclips. Your skills and work are truly impressive and my kids no aspire to a much higher level of axe-skills than before!

  • GodzillaGoesGaga
    GodzillaGoesGaga Vor 5 Monate +2

    Very cool. One thing I was taught by professional log home builders is to set a 4 point hoisting system. One post at each corner then you can use block and tackle pulley system to hoist up the logs. Obviously put the posts on the inside corners and attach the pulleys before erecting them. Looking forward to seeing the final home.

  • Alyrael
    Alyrael Vor 7 Monate +11

    Dang, this dude went from average woodsman to pioneer over the course of the video.
    You can see his strategy evolve throughout too.

  • T 2daB
    T 2daB Vor 7 Monate +6

    I immensely enjoyed watching this. It was relaxing, educational and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us. God bless.

  • Rtchick 123
    Rtchick 123 Vor year +534

    The fact that this man planted back trees after cutting all those down is amazing

    • Vivungisport
      Vivungisport Vor year +2

      @jv S Actually...you have too options,, , either plant new trees or save seed pines (spruce etc) to pollinate cones.🌲🕸🔅

    • Christer Albäck
      Christer Albäck Vor year

      @Legit Thrower , off course it is.

    • Legit Thrower
      Legit Thrower Vor year +4

      i think reforestation is a common practice unless youre an illegal logger

    • Christer Albäck
      Christer Albäck Vor year +2

      This is a common and compulsory practise throughout the Nordic countries.

    • Pero Perić
      Pero Perić Vor year +1

      Good boy

  • Silvina Roberti
    Silvina Roberti Vor 6 Monate +1

    I have never seen such an example of determination, perseverance, hard work, craftmanship and love. I enjoyed every minute of this video, mesmerized by your work. Greetings from Argentina.

  • AcrossPeter
    AcrossPeter Vor 6 Monate +2

    Hello Erik, I have a question for you. How did you attach the first row of trunks to the foundation? Did you screw the trunks to the foundation? I always ask myself how the house is fixed when you put it on a point foundation. I would be very happy to receive feedback from you. Thanks very much.

  • Ben M
    Ben M Vor 6 Monate +2

    I enjoy watching, it feels like I don't want this to end at all. Very satisfying. Good job Erik!

  • Michael Douglas
    Michael Douglas Vor 4 Monate

    Your work is admirable, solid, from the soul. Slow and steady ALWAYS wins the race, you proved that beyond a doubt. Your work is incredible, Erik, I admire you.

  • mega dumb
    mega dumb Vor year +10421

    Next: building a longboat and raiding England like our ancestors.

    • CANAL Maria Mesquita
      CANAL Maria Mesquita Vor 9 Monate


    • Amanda Robinson
      Amanda Robinson Vor 11 Monate +1

      I'm English and I am in no doubt this young man could single-handedly take over England and the rest of the UK for that matter. To be honest, it might be better over here with him in charge. It seems like he has his priorities right :)

    • james hallam
      james hallam Vor 11 Monate

      @Matt was that supposed to mean something I’m not religious,

    • Matt
      Matt Vor 11 Monate

      @james hallam and then this -
      “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth when ye shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.”

    • RiverRaven
      RiverRaven Vor 11 Monate

      @BLxCK VOiD do you have any idea what vikings did to scotland? iona, alt clud, orkney.... they dont like them so much!

  • Blyat Man
    Blyat Man Vor 4 Monate +1

    Still in the process of watching this but mad respect to you for doing this solo and in the way that you have done this. Even deeper respect for replanting the tree saplings.

  • D.G. MacArthur
    D.G. MacArthur Vor 7 Monate +2

    Amazing work Erik, ive built a small cabin in Northern Canada by hand but not to the level your doing here, i used chainsaws and a portable mill, this is exceptional, you are truly grasping the effort and hard work our forefathers endured!!! Its amazing work, I love that you started out with bare basic tools and as you got going you acquired a new tool from time to time. I dont know if your other viewers have priced out some of these specialty hand tools but he could have easily bought a chainsaw and portable saw mill for the money Erik invested in these hand tools, but they only require his hard work to run, and thats amazing!
    I am looking to build an XL log lodge on an 1100 acre non serviced bush lot in northern canada over the next 5 years so I have been watching these cabin builds to get some ideas of how we will exactly do it as we can not get cranes or equipment back to where we are building, your video helped out a lot, thanks.
    I have watched another video of one man building a fairly large log cabin and how he built these crude lifting structures which was amazing to see as well as inspiring, but your truly doing this on your own and by hand, which no one else ive seen has recorded this process!

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  • lahlah
    lahlah Vor 4 Monate +1

    I thought to myself, "Man it would be nice to lay on top of all those finished logs." (Next scene: Drone shot of Erik laying on top of finished logs) Read my mind haha. You're a true inspiration man! Keep it up!

  • Onet Animal
    Onet Animal Vor year +1043

    All of the channels like this need to get together and make a village.

  • Doug MacArthur
    Doug MacArthur Vor 4 Monate +3

    This is my second time viewing this awesome display of relentless dedication and conscientiousness (a personality trait on the five factor model of personality which is akin to hard work and ensuring a single task or few tasks are completed before undertaking new ones), the first time I watched it I believe was not long after it was originally uploaded-a few months into 2021 if I recall. Anyways overall this is very inspiring for me, not in regards to doing something similar because I don't think I would be able to pull off a feat as detail-oriented and precise as this but more so in a different domain and niche I have gravitated towards. Thank you for the time commitment you made in documenting the entire process for the internet to gander at!

  • Sta Mra Madalena Conservadora Direita Replicante

    Percebemos o quanto dependemos de outras pessoas do passado.
    O conhecimento vem da tradição, desde a técnica de construção, até o desenvolvimento das ferramentas, das botas, ao fósforo para acender uma fogueira.

    • Universo Tarot
      Universo Tarot Vor 2 Monate +1

      Pode haver tecnologia avançada, mas devemos agradecer as coisas boas que vem do passado realmente.

  • Rohini Bhatnagar
    Rohini Bhatnagar Vor 8 Monate +2

    What a beautiful log house you build and the hard work you put in. Very inspiring Erik.

  • Ira Lord
    Ira Lord Vor 5 Monate

    It is just amazing in watching you build log cabin in how you made all point of the log to conceive each other ....... I wish I was able to do this at my young age .... The air must be so nice out their ..... I had watch the episode from the window to the roof and watch the food storge and floor tongue groove.... I just like watching you it is so well done ....... But I live upstate New York, Syracuse My Name Is Ira Lord

  • TheKapitator
    TheKapitator Vor year +1515

    Fun fact for those who don't speak swedish: his surname "Grankvist" literally translates to "spruce twig"

    • H.2.0
      H.2.0 Vor 9 Monate +1

      It's funny when people match their names ✨😁

    • Reptirex Rader
      Reptirex Rader Vor year +2

      Twig is the last word I would use to describe Him.

    • Fartblind
      Fartblind Vor year

      @Richard watz gran is spruce. look it up

    • Hickspaced2
      Hickspaced2 Vor year +4

      @Richard watz Nah dude If his name was tallgren that Would be correct. Spruce is the english translation of Gran and Twig is the english word for kvist.

    • Jocke Thörngren
      Jocke Thörngren Vor year +12

      @Richard watz
      No, pine is "tall", branch is "gren".
      Spruce is "gran" ( fir is a more generic name for both pine and spruce), twig is "kvist"...get your facts straight man.

  • Annemarie Moormann
    Annemarie Moormann Vor 8 Monate +1

    Well, your grandfather must’ve started teaching you when you were but a toddler! Amazing skill… you must have dozens of axes, adzes and such… and of course it helps when you’ve got a place to build on. You can probably tell I’m green with envy ;-) Keep up the good work! And thank you for sharing. Maybe my nieces and nephews will benefit from watching you build the dream. You rock!

  • Noel T
    Noel T Vor 5 Monate +5

    Such an expert with tools: adze, axe, auger, draw shave etc. Hats off to you young man! How did you keep yourself warm inside the cabin when had you finished it?

  • Land Projex. Land Sight Australia

    I love your work man. Was a joy to watch and thank you for sharing your skills. I really like your style and if ever in Australia should get in touch. Warm regards, Louis.

  • Debra Caparrella
    Debra Caparrella Vor 7 Monate

    I have to add something here:
    You amaze me everytime I watch you on DEclips. Your parents must think their in heaven.
    I also love your handmade tools.
    Great package 😉

  • leokimvideo
    leokimvideo Vor year +1642

    Featured on my homepage 2021, I have a hunch i'm not alone with this video..thats how DEclips works

    • Brad Smith
      Brad Smith Vor year

      And it is amazingly cathartic and satisfying!

    • Keith
      Keith Vor year

      How else does a guy living in the woods get you to watch his progress videos?

    • Sophia
      Sophia Vor year

      yup same

    • Lotus Inferno
      Lotus Inferno Vor year

      these kinds of comments are so annoying.

    • David Lee
      David Lee Vor year

      @Pedro Dipp Not all, I try to avoid the algorithym and make a conscious choice to watch the people I follow, it does take a few more clicks on the mouse but it is the way to go. I also believe this thread is off topic to the channel content, but I see it a lot more now.

  • Belladonna
    Belladonna Vor 5 Monate

    Forests where the trees are all around the same height is a past deforestation issue so clearing of trees and planting new ones will be really beneficial to its restoration. Especially just having you in that area compared to an ever growing community.
    This is some real human stuff, I love it!

  • Per aspera ad astra
    Per aspera ad astra Vor 5 Monate

    C'est incroyable et honorable Erik, Bravo !

  • Gaius Julius Caesar
    Gaius Julius Caesar Vor 5 Monate

    I've dreamed about doing something like this for a long time. Amazing experience

  • Mortanos
    Mortanos Vor 7 Monate +1

    I would have loved to have a go at this myself while I was still in my prime, had I been as knowledgeable as you. Very impressive.

  • Hans Hartmann
    Hans Hartmann Vor year +24726

    „Dad who build that house?“
    „Your Grandfather did. You can watch it on DEclips.“

    • темный ангел
      темный ангел Vor Monat

      @Senn Uijtdehage no - youtube will last foreverrrrrr!

    • zxrt haha
      zxrt haha Vor 11 Monate

      @Patriotic potato cool

    • Patriotic potato
      Patriotic potato Vor 11 Monate

      @zxrt haha yes very cool , at least I think so

    • zxrt haha
      zxrt haha Vor 11 Monate

      @Patriotic potato cool?

    • Patriotic potato
      Patriotic potato Vor 11 Monate

      @K Allen tornadohunter006 the tractor is just that he didn’t have to walk Fuqing miles every time he wants to move a log . Same principle though and I’m sure they had some kind of alternative like hard mud mix or something

  • Dennis Gannon
    Dennis Gannon Vor 6 Monate

    The drone shots at 39.00 were spectacular. Thanks. Since drones are relatively new, I NEVER get tired of them. You feel like you are flying or floating.

  • Jay Bartol
    Jay Bartol Vor 5 Monate +1

    This is extraordinary. I am AMAZED at your resourcefullness ... and strength to split boulders and to lift and place them. Wow!

  • Randee
    Randee Vor 5 Monate +2

    My 84 years old father and 77 years old mother absolutely adores you and what you have made.

  • Jonah Samuel
    Jonah Samuel Vor 5 Monate

    This young man knows his stuff !
    Best cabin build I've seen on DEclips !

  • Marc
    Marc Vor year +8600

    Next Video: *"Building a Wooden Ship to raid England like our forefathers"*

    • Thomas Eriksen
      Thomas Eriksen Vor Monat

      @Szakacs Attila Norwegians settled the Faroes and Iceland. Icelanders settled Greenland
      All 4 locations became Danish possessions, of which two later regained independence. Nominally

    • Hai Hai
      Hai Hai Vor Monat

    • Julio Pedrigonia
      Julio Pedrigonia Vor 2 Monate

      they should the '' behind the scene shots'', with the crew using chain saws, forklifts, cranes and the likes... hahaha....

    • Cay Boy Loy
      Cay Boy Loy Vor 2 Monate


  • Lene Pereira
    Lene Pereira Vor 6 Monate

    Oi bença, eu assitir seu vídeo do começo ao final,vc é muito corajoso, inteligente,criativo,amei seu trabalho,vc muito jovem com uma mente adulta,muito interessante, quero te vê mas vezes gravando,vc é um artista,meu 👍👍👍👍🐕🙌💸🏡🙏❤️🇧🇷🇧🇷👀

  • Caberinjo
    Caberinjo Vor 6 Monate

    Amazing! Didn't have time to watch all video, but will do it for sure. I'm curious- is this a pine tree, and shouldn't wood be dried before building a cabin? Or it is not necessary?

  • Владимир Гаврилюк

    Это прекрасно. Спасибо!

  • L L
    L L Vor 4 Monate

    Amazing talent and skills. The precision of his axemanship is truly outstanding. An amazing story. Wish I can join your experience but i'll probably wilt within a few days. 😄

  • Megan Hart
    Megan Hart Vor year +637

    Just realized he had to set the camera up for all those shots of him walking around in the woods and then go all the way back and grab the camera just to give us a good clip. Must’ve taken forever

    • Zurg
      Zurg Vor year


    • Chit Montealegre
      Chit Montealegre Vor year +4

      Bravo! great endeavor! lucky he has all d vehicles, d tools or equipment needed to help in this amazing i should call, work of art! kudos! love it!!!

    • Floaty Weirdo
      Floaty Weirdo Vor year +2

      maybe he was only doing a quick walk to drop something back and left it recording

    • Kamron Thurmond
      Kamron Thurmond Vor year +9

      Sounds like you are talking about Les Stroud from Survivorman.

  • Ricardo Oliver Rodríguez García

    Bravo. Just incredible. Enjoy jour cabin and the memories you willl always have of building it. You deserve it.

  • Psy.Phil.Science
    Psy.Phil.Science Vor 8 Monate

    Amazing video! Very skillfully made, lots of patience had to be involved and planning as well! Respect for how much physical strength was needed for this too!

  • Ginise Moniz
    Ginise Moniz Vor 6 Monate +1

    Amazing work Erik, I skimmed through it if I’m honest… but I caught maybe another person @ 1:52:42 please validate! Thanks, very inspiring! I also wondered… what significant dreams you might’ve had during this process?

  • Ruben Antón Cardoso de Cardoso

    Muy buen video , excelente escuela para las personas entendidas en el tema de la construcción.
    Muchas gracias Erik .

  • Juno’s Bitch
    Juno’s Bitch Vor year +225

    The way Erik has physically changed because of this is pretty cool to see

    • Victor Matautia
      Victor Matautia Vor year +1

      Imagine you and a group of strangers just going together and building a little settlement together like this

    • Drawn
      Drawn Vor year +1

      We literally watched his muscles grow...

    • Outlasted
      Outlasted Vor year +5

      Ngl, I would totally do something like this to gain some muscle, even if it's just a tone. And it would be nice to get away for a while.

    • Victor Matautia
      Victor Matautia Vor year +9

      Mate went from looking like a twig to a full blown log in the course of building this

    • C Lab
      C Lab Vor year +11

      I was looking for this comment so I didn’t repeat anybody - he 100% beefed up

  • Kit Kat
    Kit Kat Vor 6 Monate

    Do you plan to live here long term? Would love to build a cabin myself and just live out in woods. This looks well done!

  • Yougies
    Yougies Vor 3 Monate +1

    Watching this makes my muscles hurt :p Godt jobbet Erik, imponert! :o

  • TrishaQPTexas
    TrishaQPTexas Vor 5 Monate

    32+million views! That says more than my humble words could say. What you've accomplished at your age, with no experience, is AMAZING! 👍🙏🏼

  • Dhàrani Keller
    Dhàrani Keller Vor 5 Monate

    Watching this wonderful video I became calm, silent and HAPPY ! And I adore nature, your skills and your willpower !

  • Darius Blemovici
    Darius Blemovici Vor year +640

    this man just won my respect when he planted back those trees

    • Uxo
      Uxo Vor year

      @DarySparta nvm i just Fffff ok chill i am just going to f delete my comment

    • Uxo
      Uxo Vor year

      @DarySparta tf is civilizied my comment is a swede meme. 😂

    • DarySparta
      DarySparta Vor year +1

      @Uxo either you're civilised or you're not a true swede.

    • Michael Morrison
      Michael Morrison Vor year +2

      @David Claverie ,...you didn't push far enough, if you notice he did not plant palm trees,...

    • David Claverie
      David Claverie Vor year +3

      If I push the raisonning, you can kill a man , if you make a baby ?

  • tommy salami
    tommy salami Vor 7 Monate

    This was amazing! What an effort! Also wish your Cavalier made more of an appearance, such beautiful dogs, I have a Ruby Cav myself

  • Khanh Le
    Khanh Le Vor 6 Monate

    It’s amazing how young he is and very knowledgeable of what he is set out to do. That’s impressive!!!! 👍👍👍

  • brian geurin
    brian geurin Vor 5 Monate

    I loved watching this video, and his care, skill, and craftsmanship with only using hand tools is very impressive. But he started in Feb. 2019 and a year and a half later, in August 2020 he hasn't yet started on the roof? That doesn't sound like a very viable plan unless you're pursuing it as a hobby, which I guess he is (although for the first four months or so he was still in high school, so presumably he could only work on it part-time).

  • Candra Marshall
    Candra Marshall Vor 6 Monate

    That was alot of hard work! I enjoyed seeing your growth though physical and in your techniques of chopping, hauling, positioning, the logs and branches. It seemed like certain things got easier to do over time.😁👏🏽 impress video overall 👏🏽

  • Kenny Dacklin
    Kenny Dacklin Vor 9 Monate +3081

    I’m more impressed that he did all that in under two hours. What a guy 👍🏼

  • Faith Ward
    Faith Ward Vor 6 Monate +14

    21:14 Son unos de los XxLike.UnO
    31:41 Sun: ''Hotter''
    42:40 Hopi: ''Sweeter''
    27:45 Yoongi: ''Butter''
    35:40 Son unos de los mejores conciertos ,
    13:12 Joonie: ''Cooler''
    21:24 Belleza doops
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente...''
    Son unos de los mejores conciertos, no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente ⬇
    hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy...OGr6 🖤
    los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer .

  • Fiona Thompson
    Fiona Thompson Vor 5 Monate +3

    1 ❤ Hermosa eleccion Xxlike.Uno de mejor
    2 (elecciones ) 9.0/10 3 ( culturales ) 9.7/10
    Son unos de los mejores conciertos
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos
    desde pantalla,, se que estuvo🥸🥸🥸

  • Philip Marshall
    Philip Marshall Vor 6 Monate +1

    I’m curious, how did you eat? Did you hunt your own food, or did you have help? What an incredible experience you have given yourself, I am truly jealous, but very happy to see what, and how you did all of this! You are a true inspiration to everyone who watches this, thank you! And greetings from California! 🙏🙏🙌🙌💪💪🤟🤙👍

  • krznarbg
    krznarbg Vor 8 Monate

    Such a fascinating process. Wonderful how you studied and learned on your own.

  • Markus Ideström
    Markus Ideström Vor year +1476

    At the beginning of the video:
    "TWO HOURS. Who will be watching all this?"
    Two hours later:
    "Me, apparently."
    Great video. Thank you, Erik.

    • Kammy
      Kammy Vor year

      I did 🙄🙄🙄✌️but did a speedy Gonzales at points. Lads a legend💪🏼

    • Imanol Durango
      Imanol Durango Vor year +2

      Didn’t even realize it was 2 hours until I got to this comment

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      Sean Vor year

      It's a movie

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  • Viking Smoke
    Viking Smoke Vor 6 Monate

    I live in the city but my heart calls for the wild.... If only I could get some land to do this I would. Make my own community be beautiful

  • Bastiaan Tendoornkaat

    That wood looks so satisfying to work on, just perfect!

  • Eathos
    Eathos Vor 7 Monate

    Incredible work. Did you buy the land or was it owned by you or the family already?

  • Sound of Mind
    Sound of Mind Vor 6 Monate

    A True enjoyment watching this craftsmanship, well done & thanks for sharing Erik 👍

  • Steezy
    Steezy Vor year +1158

    Logs don’t give him splinters, this guy gives the logs splinters.

  • 82clash
    82clash Vor 5 Monate +1

    Erik, you should be very proud of your accomplishments, beautiful job.

  • Kyle B
    Kyle B Vor 6 Monate

    Absolutely amazed at the skill some people have. Very impressed, even if I am terrified at the lack of eye protection.

  • Aurora Bhride
    Aurora Bhride Vor 8 Monate

    This is incredible work. Great job and well done.

  • Fan  PiPi Eating
    Fan PiPi Eating Vor 6 Monate

    Thank you for this video, this is amazing! Very knowledgeable, nice camera angles, fun editing, perfect video!

  • Oscar soderholm
    Oscar soderholm Vor year +225

    This man is taking self-isolation to a whole new level.

  • alxace
    alxace Vor 7 Monate

    I did not look for this video, but got recommended by DEclips.
    A great undertaking, immense commitment and tons of patience! Great (and hard) work!
    I do have one question or remark - shouldn't the towles/pegs be cut a bit shorter, not flush with the logs? As the logs dry and shrink, the pegs will not shrink as much in the same direction. This could cause them to start lifting the logs and creating gaps in between...
    I hope this will not happen in Your case, but as I spent my childhood helping my father build log cabins, I remember him telling me that :)

  • Disco Pussy
    Disco Pussy Vor 6 Monate

    Thank you for sharing, your a good carpenter! Loved to see the solution to get the logs up higher✊ do you have a list of all your tools? Cheers ERIK!

  • t3r080
    t3r080 Vor 6 Monate

    You sir, have become my new hero. Such fantastic work and videos. I salute you!

  • Konstantin KotSk8er

    Красивые родители. Круто, когда хочется прислушиваться к дедушке и бабушке, а не просто терпеть их.

  • Son of Sanford
    Son of Sanford Vor 9 Monate +1260

    The only thing stronger than this guy's back, is his will for this cabin to exist.

    • RungholeSoup
      RungholeSoup Vor 5 Monate +2

      Your ignorance about how to properly use commas is also stronger than his back.

    • Deborah Robinson
      Deborah Robinson Vor 5 Monate

      Just like …Shawn James and he is up to 3 million views…He has a really cute daughter…

    • Douglas Dulac
      Douglas Dulac Vor 6 Monate

      Have you seen the My Self Reliance channel? Now that guy's back is strong!

    • Douglas Dulac
      Douglas Dulac Vor 6 Monate

      @Rostislav Svoboda ,yep. a good weight lifting belt would do wonders.

  • orange maan
    orange maan Vor 5 Monate

    I realy appreciate all the hard work that you did and the time that you spent and the patience you have for build all that
    Congrats broo 👏👏👏👏👏

  • Len Gould
    Len Gould Vor 7 Monate

    Grew up on a farm in far north western Ontario, Canada. Had all those tools in the shop (the original homesteader's log cabin) though we never had any use for them, all supplanted by more effective hand tool, and eventually the chain saw.

  • Braxton Halpin
    Braxton Halpin Vor 6 Monate

    Very impressive man. If only i had a fraction of the commitment this dude has. Very great accomplishment.

  • Minnie Trout
    Minnie Trout Vor 6 Monate

    Amazing craftsmanship. Well done 👍