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I Spent 500 Days Surviving Minecraft in Real Life

  • Am 31 Jan 2021 veröffentlicht
  • Gathering natural materials to build own house. With a backpack full of hand tools. Real life Minecraft. Striving through the harsh climates of Sweden. Simple and Independent. Living my dream.
    This is a 15 min version of the 2 hour long video "One Year Alone In The Forest of Sweden | Building Log Cabin like our Forefathers"
    If you have already seen the 2 hour video, I understand if you don't want to see this. There will be a new episode soon, where I work on the last logs for the roof. This video was just made as a front page video for my channel, if you are new and need a quick catch up.
    In the video I spent 500 days alone in the forest working on the log cabin. Most nights I slept on my grandparents homestead.
    My Merch:
    My Story:
    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. I filmed everything myself and edited this video so you can follow my journey and hopefully learn as I do.
    This is: Minecraft in Real Life
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  • Erik Grankvist
    Erik Grankvist  Vor year +583

    This is a 15 min version of the 2 hour video, for those who are new and need a quick catch up. New episode will be released soon, where I build the last logs for the roof!!
    In the video I spent roughly 500 days alone in the forest working on the log cabin. Most nights I slept on my grandparents homestead.
    I have released my own merch: shop.spreadshirt.com/erik-grankvist
    If you want to check out a fun interview I did with Swedish TV: www.tv4play.se/program/nyhetsmorgon/erik-bygger-en-timmerstuga-f%C3%B6r-hand/13317782

    • Race Van Andros
      Race Van Andros Vor Monat

      WOW. LV U IN AZ. U.S 💛 😎👍

    • MALNATT 17
      MALNATT 17 Vor 5 Monate +1

      @Olivier Van De Schilde 👏👏😅🤣😂

    • Unity Bravo Charlie
      Unity Bravo Charlie Vor 9 Monate

      Saw your merchandise you sale was a bit disappointed. I would like to buy your spoon, jams, your watch you wear or clothing you wear especially your hats/caps! Anyways been enjoying watching some videos you made...👍

    • Jonathan De Vink
      Jonathan De Vink Vor 11 Monate

      Ooh I watched the 2h video before. Cane back to check on progress now, glad I found this 15 min version. Great for sharing with friends who might raise their eyebrows at me sharing a “random 2 hour video” xD great stuff :)

    • Mindy Wolff
      Mindy Wolff Vor 11 Monate

      @TPot a neighbor has a saw mill

  • Greg Hoffman
    Greg Hoffman Vor year +88

    Anyone else impressed by how accurate his axe work is?

    • Andrew Burton
      Andrew Burton Vor 3 Monate

      Super impressed!!

    • Diane Brunet
      Diane Brunet Vor 5 Monate +1

      Moi il m'impressionne beaucoup par son assurance il sait où il vas surtout sa précision dans ces coupes c'est incroyable il est très cartésien maîtrise de lui même on dirait qu'il fait tout d'un seul coup

  • BOT #Iwasboughtbythischannel

    Let's be honest, you weren't alone; you had a sweet little hund with you!

    • Nixton
      Nixton Vor 5 Monate +2

      @Anjo Berlin What does that have to with anything the guy that made the video is swedisj

    • Anjo Berlin
      Anjo Berlin Vor 5 Monate

      @Nixton the dog is a german breed tho

    • Jonathan O
      Jonathan O Vor 5 Monate +1

      @sajjad arts that's because Finnish is not Germanic, or even indo European but instead belongs to the bizarrely scattered Uralic language group which is spoken mostly in Hungary, Finland and Estonia.

    • sajjad arts
      sajjad arts Vor 5 Monate

      @Jonathan O dog in finnish is koira

    • Nixton
      Nixton Vor 9 Monate +1

      @Lasse Lachen He's not german, he's swedish

  • Ruru War Dragons
    Ruru War Dragons Vor year +360

    It is amazing how 1 and a half years can be summarized in 15 minutes.
    It is just as amazing how I have stuck around for that time, and never gotten bored.

    • Jekkey
      Jekkey Vor year +2

      Well he also got a 2 hour video which is more in depth

    • Jero RGB
      Jero RGB Vor year +4


  • John Smith
    John Smith Vor year +19

    Wonderful to see that there are still young people out there that use their energy and determination to built something very nice without hurting other people. Tack, tack and respect young man!

  • wtfBrad
    wtfBrad Vor year +20

    You got skills dude! I never realized just how much went into making a log cabin and the fact you use no power tools makes it even more amazing. Keep up the good work man! Looking forward to next update!

  • Florence Diaz
    Florence Diaz Vor year +61

    Hello, Erik! Watching from Virginia, USA. You are one industrious and determined young man. Your parents raised you well. Looking forward to watching more videos of you completing your log cabin.

  • odor cepe
    odor cepe Vor year +27

    The building is definitely bear-proof. I think it's very nice that you planted new trees for the felled trees.

  • chris beckstrom
    chris beckstrom Vor year +2

    Nicely filmed and edited Erik. I appreciate your craftsmanship.

  • Stig Sargent
    Stig Sargent Vor year +2

    Great work, dedication, commitment and effort Erik.....I'm really proud of you! Well done!

  • Ken York
    Ken York Vor year +17

    This is the first I've watched you Erik and I'm very impressed . Your doing what I've always wanted to do . I am 71 and fell in love with cabins since I was 10 and have loved the outdoors all my life . The animals in the forests come up to me like they have always known me . I feel completely at home in the woods . I've subscribed to your videos and look forward to many more . Be safe and free .

  • Penelope Button
    Penelope Button Vor year +8

    Really enjoying your videos and thank you for not adding music. It’s lovely hearing the work you do and the nature around you. Do you plant a tree for each tree you chop down?

  • Heinz Guderian
    Heinz Guderian Vor year +7

    Honestly, you chose the right time to take a break from society and the world at large. Good on ya, I am envious, neither my job nor my surroundings allow for a full solitude and independence like the one you have. I'm working towards it but we'll see where I end up. Greetings from Germany, I hope you'll keep on keepin on!

  • Paul Machak
    Paul Machak Vor year +100

    It no doubt makes your grandfather's day when he sees you wearing his former jacket. I hope you have cabin covered for winter.


    I have been watching every single episode of you 500 days. At first was just curious to see for how long will you last. Then I realized that with the time passing you were only growing smarter, stronger and more determined. God! How many splinters in your hands and flying debris into you eyes? I can only imagine. But nothing has stopped you. You keep chasing your dream with great ingenuity and resourcefulness. Glad, very glad to watch you every time. That keeps the faith awake in my that still there are true men out there. You are ready for whatever comes your way. Good luck and stay safe.!

  • Nikola Ivanovic
    Nikola Ivanovic Vor year +247

    Anyone noticed he's significantly built muscle over these 500 days? :D

    • SN
      SN Vor 8 Monate +1

      When I was younger I spent only one summer as a lumberjack and I've never been as fit as I was after that summer!

    • wvrthy!
      wvrthy! Vor 11 Monate

      ofc he has he’s been doing heavy lifting and shit he don’t need no gym 💪🏾

    • Jo Mercer
      Jo Mercer Vor year

      Oh, yeah. I wish I were 40 years younger....

    • Reporter GT
      Reporter GT Vor year +2

      @Der Xer well weak in physic at start, but got a strong mind to do this thing with consistent mind for 500 days, im even ashamed of myself

    • Der Xer
      Der Xer Vor year +19

      @aaron james I don't think he was a weak boy to begin with haha, weak boys dont even start this stuff

  • Reid Crowder
    Reid Crowder Vor year +9

    Erik.. Every time I watch you working, I just wished I had a quarter of the ambition you have. What a great thing you have done building this cabin with no power tools. I still like the idea of how you rolled the logs up to the new level. Keep up the great work. P.S. I love that you are replenishing the woods with new trees.

    CORB ICULACC Vor year +22

    You are an inspiration. This is for sure on my bucket list and something most people will never have the opportunity to do. Love this

  • Markus Helenius
    Markus Helenius Vor year +8

    Hi, Erik. Your cabin looking great. I watch the interview, it was nice to hear your voice, at last. Swedish language in Finland sounds a little bit different than Swedish swedish so I didn't understood all of it, but I think it was a good interview. You look (and sound) such a happy guy. I wish all the best for you.

  • Hoch134
    Hoch134 Vor year +7

    I could definitely watch a 10h version instead. It's so satisfying to watch how you make slow progress, what technique you're using and how you're doing it with hand tools (seriously, power tools make it less than half as interesting).
    So if you ever think of uploading a REAL LONG episode of everything you have decided to cut out, please do.

  • Nandor Weiss
    Nandor Weiss Vor year

    My fullest respect for the beautiful work you've done with building this. Living in the nature is one of the most important privileges humanity ever had and I thank you to keep this way of life alive. One day, I want to be able to live without any modern technology just the way the generations before did it. It is so heart-warming to realize that there are still some people in the world who appreciate their environment without destroying it. We have only one earth and we have to protect her. This is exactly what you do witch this build. Thanks for letting us be a part of your beautiful journey. May there be many happy years for you to come.
    Greetings from Germany.

  • Jean Burgin
    Jean Burgin Vor year +5

    I began watching when you first started laying the foundation to your cabin and never tired of watching your skills. This video was a nice refresher to the beginning. Who taught you
    your skills? I love how you respect and care for your tools. Your cuts and ax skills are done with such precision and cleanness.

  • Titania Aquilla
    Titania Aquilla Vor year +1

    Hi, i just wanna appreciate your work. Thank you for sharing this, so I live in tropical climate and I have a novel titled 'The Snow Child' by Eowyn Ivey, basically the characters lives in Alaskan woods, which is the appearance is look like your woods (only it's colder there, I guess, based on the book, there are A LOT of snow).
    I can't really imagine how they live based on my imagination. After watching your videos, it helped me to understand the novel. The cabin, the nature. It's beautiful.
    Thanks for that :)

  • Wayne Train
    Wayne Train Vor year +6

    After watching this again, and seeing how well your ax’s work. As well the care ,and attention, you give them . I think I’ll never let my splitting maul hit the ground, let alone just drop it while splitting fire wood

    • Tracer Loenan
      Tracer Loenan Vor year +1

      I always told my 4 brothers and my Dad. You throw the tool on the ground, you pick it up, and use use it for another turn. My granddad taught me that.

  • Mountain Life with David & Kelsie

    Pure hard work and craftsmanship amazes me! Love the videos man keep up the hard work 🙌🏽

  • billie732
    billie732 Vor 10 Monate +2

    Hey Eric, i must say...the last years i watched many videos for how to build a cabin, as it is my dream to build one by myself one day. But your videos are the most inspiring and even without words, i learned a lot from your clips. Thank you.

  • Eric Murrill
    Eric Murrill Vor year +1

    Amazing skills and determination. This makes me appreciate my power tools that much more. Just keeping it real. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • { Hope’s World }
    { Hope’s World } Vor year +1

    Honestly the endurance and dedication it takes for this is unbelievable!!!!!

  • ulukai73
    ulukai73 Vor year +1

    Hey Erik, I absolutely adore what you're doing. Fantastic! Keep up the good work

  • Tammie Wilson
    Tammie Wilson Vor year +1

    The part where you make the stepped logs to use for levering the logs up higher on the wall, brilliant! Can't wait to see how the roof framing is managed.

  • EldarKinSlayer
    EldarKinSlayer Vor year +1

    I have been watching since nearly the beginning, I never miss a new video and can't wait for the next. Your video skills get better each time and I imagine your building skills do as well. When you look at those first layers you made do you wish you could do them again having learned what you have learned since then?

    STEVEN R Vor year

    Being able to edit 2-hours of footage into 15-minutes is truly amazing, as is your cabin build. 👍
    It speak a thousand words of the ability you have within!

  • Maximilian Raab
    Maximilian Raab Vor year +4

    As soon as I start the video I'm instantly relaxed. I applaude your skill and dedication.

  • Maxime Zinutti
    Maxime Zinutti Vor year +1

    I have seen the 2 hour video, but I still getting absorbed by your work. Looking forward the following ! Huge respect

  • Sky Gravity
    Sky Gravity Vor year +8

    Would also be cool to see a blooper/mistakes compilation! I think it's really helpful to see that part of the process, and probably entertaining too.

  • JB
    JB Vor year +27

    How many people's muscles started aching watching this YOUNG MAN do what seems to come as effortlessly as walking the dog?! Always a JOY to watch you Erik...

    • Vendetta Grazie
      Vendetta Grazie Vor year

      I feel superior while reading comments from you people, this is so basic and he has all the tools. Nothing special, just a kiddo with free time

    • JB
      JB Vor year +3

      PS- I watched the clip of you being interviewed, it was nice but I couldn't understand a word!!! HOWEVER, it was a great sneak peek as to what you've been up to. Alice looked excited too!

  • Anthony Kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy Vor year

    Amazing feat for a young man. Great detail to properly fitting logs. I can’t wait for the finished product...


    I've been watching for another video from you. This refresher of your accomplishments, so far, is fantastic! Your determination, perseverance and determination still astonishes me. It would be a privilege to actually know you!
    There are a lot of things I'm very curious about, but don't want to know ahead of time...
    How much, and in what areas, did your grandfather mentor you;
    What you will use for the roof, can you construct the roof alone, how you will insulate it;
    What you will use for heating - fireplace or wood-burning stove...you certainly have plenty tinder for either one😉;
    If you will build the furniture for the cabin - (chairs, table, bed, etc.) Those hides you have would be great to use for furniture. After watching you construct the sawhorses, I'm confident you can build furniture, too. I wondered if some of the strips of bark you removed from the logs could even be woven and used to make seats or backs for chairs;
    What you will use for windows - if it will be glass or shutters;
    How you will construct the door;
    If you will build/dig an outdoor toilet;
    How you will complete the porch...
    I've went back and watched all of your videos, and I'm really looking forward to continuing to watch this unfold!!!
    Great work!!!!!

  • AtomToast
    AtomToast Vor year +28

    Already watched the entire 2 hours but this was a nice recap. There is a huge appreciation loss for all the effort though when just cut together like this

  • DomFr
    DomFr Vor year +195

    Pov: you came from “one year alone in the forest of Sweden”

  • Christy Dunlap
    Christy Dunlap Vor year +5

    I am so impressed with you doing this that I'm seriously lost for words. I can't wait to see the next video.

  • Joseph N
    Joseph N Vor year +1

    A lot of hard work you've done there, I watched the long version. Can't wait to see it completed! This is something I've always wanted to do

  • amy
    amy Vor year +11

    This is so cool and looks like an amazing adventure I can't wait to see the rest of the cabin!!💗💗

  • Afsdsh
    Afsdsh Vor year +2

    You can really tell how your persistence with the axes gets better and better the longer into the build you get!

  • Allison J
    Allison J Vor year +11

    DEclips randomly recommended one of your mid process videos that was fascinating so I started from the beginning. This is a nice recap of my last 2 days binge of your channel :)

  • Cesar Vera
    Cesar Vera Vor year +2

    Your videos were truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing your experience and skills with all of us. The peaceful surroundings and scenery reminded me a lot of the forests we have here in Canada.

  • EastTexas Rancher

    Wow, you are the epitome of the saying "Persistence breaks resistance". I watched the almost 2 hour video. Very enjoyable. Great watching the 'old ways' come alive again. Thank you for taking the time to set up the cameras so that the rest of us can enjoy your creation being built. Looking forward to the next video.

  • Mr Reset
    Mr Reset Vor year

    Great videos, always look forward to new ones. Great editing and love the birds eye views too! Keep it up, watching from the UK and envying the beautiful forest you are building your masterpiece in.

  • Holger Netz
    Holger Netz Vor year +1

    I always wait longingly to see how the project progresses ☺️ I am always fascinated by the dedication with which you get to work. 👍🏻 Thank you for letting us be part of the creation of a personal dream.
    Stay safe, be well, god bless you 🤗
    Warm greetings from Germany🇩🇪

  • cape codder
    cape codder Vor year +2

    love the videos my man! awesome to see tenacity and drive toward a goal! Also, this might come off as rude but I promise its not meant to. Its cool seeing someone who isnt necessarily the hulk make a log cabin. I feel like for some reason there is an image of a man that id think would build a log cabin, youre far from it! thats cool as shit! the entire thing youre doing is cool as shit.

  • Mark R. H.
    Mark R. H. Vor year +4

    Beautiful pictures and an impressive compilation of your work and adventure so far! Keep it going and stay safe!

  • ProspectingRon 2.0
    ProspectingRon 2.0 Vor year +1

    That was Amazing! Other than Dick Proenneke, Ive never seen anyone so proficient with hand tools.
    Hats off to you Sir ! Fantastic work !

  • Thor Loki
    Thor Loki Vor year +1

    Hello from Florida USA. Thanks for showing this can be done by one man, good instruction and quality workmanship! Gives me an idea for a project here at home.

  • Tracy Hill
    Tracy Hill Vor year +2

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing this video. Your dog actually caught my eye when stumbled across this video. I have a cavalier King Charles spaniel just like yours.... Even the same Ruby Red color. They are a wonderful companion to have.

  • Wayne
    Wayne Vor year +1

    Truly awesome and inspiring. Such great work. Looking forward to your new episode.

  • David Shepard
    David Shepard Vor year

    Great work, Erik. Do you know how much does it cost to build a log cabin? have you built log cabins for others? Take care.

  • L D
    L D Vor year

    Hej hej! I discovered your channel just a few weeks ago. I really like your videos! As a young woman (22) being super interested in old crafting technics, one can feel little alone with ones hobbies and interests. So for me it is wonderful to see, that there are other young people out there, liking the same stuff as I do. Du är jätteduktig! I can't wait to visit Sweden again, after this whole covid-thing :)

  • Earl Crest
    Earl Crest Vor year +1

    I've enjoyed watching the build. Awesome work with the 🪓. Can't wait to see the finished product.🍻

  • &yLand
    &yLand Vor year +2

    Awesome work! It’s amazing what nature provides us with!

  • Euro Guy
    Euro Guy Vor year +3

    It doesn't beat your 2 hours version. It was great to watch it non-stop. :)

  • Garry Gold
    Garry Gold Vor year

    Hi, Eric. Every time I look forward to a new look from you - thank you and wish you good luck!

  • edna gomes
    edna gomes Vor 4 Monate

    Que maravilha tudo feito à mão... Parabéns...🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • BrymarYT
    BrymarYT Vor year

    Que hermosa casa, mis respetos para usted amigo, saludos desde Chile 🇨🇱♥️🙏🏻

  • RobFL07
    RobFL07 Vor year +1

    The full 2 hour video randomly popped up on my suggested feed.... watched the entire thing and kept thinking... “This dude is gonna be ripped when this cabin is finished!”.. Amazing job!

  • WaterBucketTTV
    WaterBucketTTV Vor year +3

    I recently found your channel and I really love it!
    Keep the good work going!

  • Max Kochkin
    Max Kochkin Vor year +1

    Watched the 2 hour video fully. Such dedication Good example of how to stay committed to what to set your mind to.

  • Jay Heinrich
    Jay Heinrich Vor year +1

    You are doing a really great job Erik! Thank you allowing me to share! I m in North America and I need these to calm down! You really impress me! 👍👌

  • Kelvin Nance
    Kelvin Nance Vor year

    I applaud your decision, your courage in making it, doing it, and even hitting those mines - that is how we learn. I too was mentored by my Grandfather, and my Father as well. I have most all of the same tools you do, but in no way can I say I have built a home by hand and on my own. Nor do I have all the skills you do, such as the scribing, so even though I am coming up on 68, you are far ahead. Congratulations on your work so far, and take strength from ouyr best wishes and hopes for you.

  • Papa Eiche
    Papa Eiche Vor year

    Eric, I hope I have as much influence on my grandson as your Grandfather has had on you. My wife says you need a good woman there with you, I think the one that interviewed you for the tv show would be a good choice as long as she could chop logs and cook on an open fire. I'm impressed with your progress shown in the interview but we are still looking forward to your next episode. Best wishes from Wales.

  • Jenny Li
    Jenny Li Vor year

    I’ve been binge-watching your videos for the past 3 hours. I’m low key obsessed with this idea and your content.

  • Element 7
    Element 7 Vor year +4

    I think this is every mans dream, its in our blood. Impressive seeing your journey

  • Pierre Vandenbergen

    Nice! Question though: I guess that the moss between the log is placed as a seal to avoid air gaps, but wont that moisture kept in between (especially for the moss placed on rainy days) cause the wood to rot afterward? (maybe a dumb question, but i'm not very familiar with this kind of building technics)

  • Karl Arch
    Karl Arch Vor year +1

    Watching this was so satisfying
    Really looking forward on the outcome of your cabin Erik.

  • Andrew K. NI
    Andrew K. NI Vor year +28

    A fantastic achievement Erik. You deserve that coffee. Your wee Cavalier King Charles is beautiful.

  • Lena Alexandersson
    Lena Alexandersson Vor year +7

    Sicket häste jobb så impad. Läste någonstans att det var så skönt att det inte fanns bakgrundsmusik utan bara naturen och ditt arbete. Underbart med fågelsången men även de andra ljuden. ❤️❤️

    • R E B E C K A !
      R E B E C K A ! Vor year +4

      Ljudet av svensk natur och träd som huggs är ju bara bäst🤩

  • Tzolkin Man
    Tzolkin Man Vor year

    Awesome video recap, the work you have done and still do is amazing and very inspiring to say the least...
    Its true what they say, a man who does what he loves never works a day in his life. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  • Kevin Williams
    Kevin Williams Vor year

    Enjoyed the re-cap, looking forward to the rest of the build.

  • 3-2-1- GoCheck
    3-2-1- GoCheck Vor year +2

    Wonderfull filming and even more impressive building work and craftsmanship!

  • John Cook
    John Cook Vor year

    What an inspiration. I am absolutely amazed at your tenacity and perseverance.

  • Zatnaktel Cz
    Zatnaktel Cz Vor year +2

    Hey dude, I'm really amazed! Your persevering work is unbelievable! But I'm still thinking about the forest you are working. I'm watching from the Czech Rep and certain rules must be followed in forests here. Especially with regard to buildings. I don't know rules in Sweden, but it's nice that you also plant new trees.
    Thank you for this really HQ content and I wish you a lot of strength for further work!

  • Jiří Krč
    Jiří Krč Vor year

    I like your determination and so far you are the only one from cabin builders here, who not only cuts down trees but also systematically plants them. Good luck and looking forward onto your progress !

  • Jeff Rey
    Jeff Rey Vor year +2

    Holy cow! I must have missed when you lifted the logs when they were way up there but that is a brilliant solution! So be honest, at this point are your hands made up of calluses, blisters and splinters? I keep watching you brush stuff off with your bare hands 😱

  • Greg Bowman
    Greg Bowman Vor year

    Building this cabin from the raw materials and simple hand tools is such an accomplishment for someone your age. You should be very proud of yourself.

  • duane adams
    duane adams Vor year +2

    What a happy surprise to see another video. It's been interesting following your work and Thank You for sharing this with us. Already looking forward to the next video.

  • Jachuu
    Jachuu Vor year +69

    Sweden have such a beautiful forests!

    • Raffalius
      Raffalius Vor year

      Would just like to add that my first comment was a terrible attempt at being funny. Not sure if everyone got that? 😅
      I did get a diploma from my last job for having the driest sense of humor, at a point where its not even funny most of the time ^^

    • R E B E C K A !
      R E B E C K A ! Vor year

      I gonna say what most swedes think and that is tack(thanks) haha, swedish nature isnt that bad

    • R E B E C K A !
      R E B E C K A ! Vor year

      @Raffalius of course it does, were next to each other(im from sweden)😂

    • Mr Tedi
      Mr Tedi Vor year

      @Raffalius What a supprise.

    • Teresa Farrell
      Teresa Farrell Vor year

      Thank you. I was wondering the location. 🙂👍

  • Paul Keils
    Paul Keils Vor year +15

    You must be a master of sharpening your tools too ! How exactly do you do that ? Such inspiring material !

    • another random
      another random Vor year +1

      @Execute Beadledom everyone who saw this is jealous. Being jealous is not good but now we really have a great reason to be jealous. :)

    • Execute Beadledom
      Execute Beadledom Vor year +2

      @another random and so? Hunting game wasn't the point of this at all. Man-childs just sound jealous.

    • another random
      another random Vor year

      @Lucas Hartley im sure he didnt hunt his food

    • Paul Keils
      Paul Keils Vor year +1

      @Luiz Fillipe Souza Ritzel thanks for sharing your amazing opinion with us, im sure a lot of people gained something from that

    • Luiz Fillipe Souza Ritzel
      Luiz Fillipe Souza Ritzel Vor year


  • Tuk
    Tuk Vor year

    truly amazing, can't wait to see it finished.

  • Mr. Luke
    Mr. Luke Vor year +1

    Great video! I give you lots of credit. That’s hard work. I’d love to build a cabin!

  • Chingus696
    Chingus696 Vor year

    This was amazing to watch! I can not express how much I am impressed! Outstanding!

  • Sir Mók
    Sir Mók Vor year +1

    Tree: "Oh what a lovely day i love my life"
    Erik: "Okay time to get back to work, i need some logs"
    -Erik begin to walk towards the Tree
    Tree: "Wait a minute!"
    Erik: "Hmmm this tree seems like a goof one for me"
    Tree: "You son of a ..."

  • John Smith
    John Smith Vor year

    Great craftsmanship totally enjoy your channel Erik...greetings from Canada looking forward to more episodes

  • Lasse Norgren
    Lasse Norgren Vor year

    Building a cabin in the woods, alone, without any prior experience is dope as fuck man, GJ! editing it like you did, releaseing merch about it and being incredible hipster about it; is the opposite. Think I just found the definition of half winning, half loosing!

  • Roland Johansson
    Roland Johansson Vor year +179

    Erik says in the interview that he hasn't even studied carpentry at school.

    • Hans
      Hans Vor 10 Monate +2

      In the interview, he looks like a kid and sounds like a father of 4.

    • Tracer Loenan
      Tracer Loenan Vor year

      @G Bruce This video has a comment from Andri that has a translation printed. It will actually teach you a lot and answer questions. Just expand his comment.

    • Only SwedishMeatballs
      Only SwedishMeatballs Vor year +2

      Watching this from Canada, oh the dream, would love to move to Northern Europe and do this, so beautiful. wow did I ever get so tired out for him. seeing him do all that work by himself is freaking crazy, must be exhausting, but at least he can sleep quite well from it.

    • The Viking
      The Viking Vor year +1

      @R E B E C K A ! Hiiii, can you please tell us what did he said ? :D. Greetings :3

    • R E B E C K A !
      R E B E C K A ! Vor year

      @G Bruce dont know how much got from watching that interview when you don speak swedish haha, but if you wonder what he said just ask(im swedish)☺️

  • Lonnie M
    Lonnie M Vor year +2

    What is amazing to me is your skill level. You look so young but seem to have the experience of an elder.

  • beanoreilly
    beanoreilly Vor year +3

    thanks for these videos i had recorded my own film of kayaking the rhine with my dog last year but i never did anything with it but now i have decided to put it together and upload it. i watched the 2 hour one last week and it made me realise something i had known for a long time that i was unhappy with my life. i got to the final year of dental school in Hungary and i was depressed and filled with anxiety and i had not had a smile on my face in 3 years. i failed out of my exams and was in a very bad mental state where i had to find professional help. i am from ireland and i had my dog and it was going to be 600 euro to fly her home so instead i bought a kayak and gathered my camping gear and i sailed over a 1000km my dog and i along the river rhine from start to finish. i had a gopro and filmed the journey however i had problems recharging it as the corona virus had just began and everything closed last march. it was the most amazing 3 months of my life just being alone with my dog. i never did anything with the footage i filmed but after watching your channel i have been inspired to put it together into a film, sadly it was my first time recording something and i have very bad angles and i missed some of the coolest moments but i want to keep filming and do more adventures now. i have been thinking of building my own cabin here on my dads farm i just need to get the money to get the timber as sadly i dont have access to a forest like yourself but it is my dream to make one here and some day be able to buy a plot of land in the mountains of norway or canada.

  • Lars G
    Lars G Vor year +49

    He better get paid millions of this Axe producer. Best PR ever.

    • My Dog & I
      My Dog & I Vor year +1

      At least they should sponsor him with a full range of axe types he need. :)

    • Der Xer
      Der Xer Vor year +3

      haha true, Gränsfors has already a good reputation for their handmade tools but this is real testing

  • Mick Gatz
    Mick Gatz Vor year +10

    Hey!, I actually watched the 2hr version, but this edit is really cool as well!
    Keep up the good work. :)

  • Łukasz Gradecki
    Łukasz Gradecki Vor year

    I have a technical question.
    Do you seal all logs with moss? In the movies it looks like you only do it in certain places. Btw great content, keep going :)

  • McRocket
    McRocket Vor year +1

    I tell you Nerdy Woodsman?
    You picked just about the perfect year and a bit to be in the wilderness...what with all the giant mess from Covid-19 going on.
    With lockdowns and facemasks and social distancing and an economic depression?
    You timing was PERFECT, IMO.
    I enjoyed the video.

  • Oskar Karlströmer
    Oskar Karlströmer Vor year +54

    No wonder why erik is named ”grankvist” as last name. He isn’t born in the woods, the woods was born out of him.