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  • 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.
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  • wtfBrad
    wtfBrad Vor year +3234

    To those saying he "cheated" with the tractor. You must realize back when these were being built, there was a group working together. Meaning extra hands to help get the roofing parts up. The fact that the tractor has been used only a couple times out of all that has been done is still remarkable. Watching you work these pieces together and seeing what it is becoming is amazing and relaxing. No music... just the sounds of nature and you building.
    That walk though the forest was beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this adventure! Can't wait to see your next post!!

    • Aumenarys
      Aumenarys Vor 2 Monate

      Wow you guys arguing really have time to waste.

    • Amber in the box
      Amber in the box Vor 7 Monate

      Who said that? Not me? I wondered if the guy with the facial hair was his dad. I also enjoyed watching him ski and use sled dogs in one of the other videos.

    • Ithacska
      Ithacska Vor 7 Monate +1

      The fuck did i just read lol

    • CresswellTim
      CresswellTim Vor 7 Monate

      @Ithacska I think passing moose used to pick them up with their antlers and toss them up to the roof builders ,who in turn gave a cheery wave and threw treats to the thankful moose ,who then departed happy that they had made a difference to the lives of the people and even happier to have had the delicious treats.

    • Patt Pilgrim
      Patt Pilgrim Vor 8 Monate

      @Hyrum Manuel who chose you to make the rules?

  • Keith McDonald
    Keith McDonald Vor year +2784

    This guy is going to have the best "When I was your age" story for his kids.

    • WINDSORTOWNSAV
      WINDSORTOWNSAV Vor 4 Monate

      @Oliver K I never said phone. Read before you comment.

    • Oliver K
      Oliver K Vor 4 Monate

      @Xfireball
      What? did you expect him to perform a Trial by Combat with the Earl's Eldest Son to win the dispute and gain this land? Come on man, his family probably taught him all the shit he knows, the fact his grandad came to help him just proves that they do this kinda stuff. His family probably already owned this plot of land and decided to let him use it, either way he's using it productively.
      And I know you'll say something along the lines of "it was a joke", but it's real annoying when people want some epic background lore for a series about a guy building a random cabin somewhere in Sweden.

    • Oliver K
      Oliver K Vor 4 Monate

      @WINDSORTOWNSAV He has a camp set up near the cabin, you can see the tent in some of the shots. If you're asking how he charged up his phone, you should probably be asking where he slept, what he ate, what he drank, not "how did you charge your batteries in the forest"
      Get your damn priorities right

    • Oliver K
      Oliver K Vor 4 Monate

      @Jackson JaHawk
      I reckon he would've, except that would've taken too much time and dragged out this series length for another week or so which is unneeded. Besides, back then they would probably have way more people working on a house, at least 4 I reckon. 2 would be needed to efficiently pull those logs up on to the roof with ropes attached.
      Throughout most of this series he has used authentic tools, I mean even in the latest video he build the damn door and used the same lock they would've back then.
      I would seriously like to see you do this. Not that I don't think you're strong enough or something, I'm sure you are, but I wonder if you'd be motivated to spend multiple years building one cabin, with little to no help at all.

  • Emily Fulford
    Emily Fulford Vor year +287

    This whole project is actually incredibly relaxing to watch. I really like the fact that there isn't a bunch of obnoxious music in the background and "hey guys what's up" - it's actually enjoyable to watch.

  • Big Mac
    Big Mac Vor year +2233

    I like how he gradually dresses more and more like a man from the 19-hundreds.

    • editz
      editz Vor 5 Monate

      No i dont think he put it cuz he want to i think thats how they dress when they are doing a project

    • Amber in the box
      Amber in the box Vor 7 Monate

      U mean the 1800s amd earlier? Lol I'm 35 and I was born in 1986

    • Matt Beazley
      Matt Beazley Vor 9 Monate

      I scrolled down here to type this comment

    • LJT
      LJT Vor 9 Monate +1

      @Mr-Geese
      Some English people wear this too.
      This is good workwear for country craftsmen.
      Modern City clothes would not last one day.
      Braces are so much more comfortable than a belt if your bending down a lot and they support tool belts better.
      Baseball caps (American) and the peak gets in the way.
      Flat caps are short peaked and soak up sweat better or keep your head dry in rain. Easy to wash too.
      High socks or gators stop snagging on undergrowth.
      All good practical stuff.
      Swedes are good practical people and have remained closer to nature I think.

    • ben southwell
      ben southwell Vor 9 Monate

      and he never gets dirty?...strange.

  • thedudeandstuff
    thedudeandstuff Vor year +651

    Like most of us here, I've been online, and on DEclips for years, watched countless numbers of videos, probably multiple thousands of hours worth. I don't know what algorithm got me here but I'm glad it did. The series/progression of the cabin build is nothing short of absolutely amazing! Might be some of my favorite content I've ever come across here on DEclips. I'm glad people like Erik exist. The amount of dedication, drive, focus, and amount of physical exertion that has gone in to this shows to me, that Erik has the ability to absolutely master whatever skill, trade, or occupation he wants to achieve in this life. Its incredibly motivating. I'll be doing what I can to show my support and buying a few things from the shop. Keep it up kid, you're gunna continue to do big things.

    • Big D's Gaming
      Big D's Gaming  Vor year +2

      i agree that kid works !

    • Gabriel Savoy
      Gabriel Savoy Vor year +3

      omg the shit some people say

    • justin downton
      justin downton Vor year +5

      I think you would also really like primitive technology, he does some very relaxing stuff as well.

    • Donald Garretson
      Donald Garretson Vor year +16

      It is young men like him that give me hope for the future. Too bad the majority of today's young adults (especially in the USA) are not like him.

  • Maxavius
    Maxavius Vor year +25

    I'm a Carpenter and watching your 2 hour video was a pleasure. I've never built a log cabin and dint know I want to until watching this. You should be very proud of your work ethic , skill and dedication.

  • noIdontwanna changemynamehodor

    Replanting trees? A+, buddy. That there's good Forest Management.
    Love how comprehensive this series is. Some might find it boring to watch each log being prepared, but there's a special wholesomeness and satisfying feeling about it I really enjoy. I also like the occasional breaks to explore the land around the place. Really gives us more of a feel for the area than just the worksite. THANK YOU for not using power tools. Tractor gets a pass because you're doing this solo. Holy hell do I love this series because of that. There are so few who do it just with hand tools.

  • Finnish Pagan
    Finnish Pagan Vor year +58

    Watching Erik build a cabin by himself using the teachings of his grandfather is truly blissful to watch , gives me energy to really go work and enjoy nature while I walk to work. Keep up the good work Erik!

  • Hunter Covington
    Hunter Covington Vor year +186

    to anyone watching this who has never moved and stacked logs like he is doing you should try it. Just to understand how difficult it is especially barked logs that are wet up at height. That is impressive

    • Amber in the box
      Amber in the box Vor 7 Monate

      No Thanks. I can tell it's difficult. That's what large men are for hahahah

    • Bartek Bartek
      Bartek Bartek Vor year +2

      @iamdri it's super easy. He cheated

    • Kalish Kovacs
      Kalish Kovacs Vor year +3

      This, I understand.
      Had to lay hundreds of meters of fences and sink them in the earth, and they're australian trees. So there was some jarrah logs. Very heavy hardwood.

    • DePe
      DePe Vor year +3

      Yess, he also gained so much muscle, it is impressive.

  • MaKenna Roach
    MaKenna Roach Vor year +1257

    I love how he repays nature by planting more trees☺️it’s very considerate

    • Luke
      Luke Vor 9 Monate

      @MaKenna Roach nice profile pic

    • MaKenna Roach
      MaKenna Roach Vor year +1

      @Seedling🌱 yes I do know that, it’s happening everywhere...I just want to find a way where we don’t have to rely on wood for fuel or other things. That’s why big forests are going extinct. Some way we could balance the two. Cause right now it isn’t cutting it. (No pun intended)

    • Seedling🌱
      Seedling🌱 Vor year

      @MaKenna Roach You know that a lot of big corperations are destroying these forests in Sweden because of Bio mass and Wind turbines...

    • Kursor
      Kursor Vor year

      @AntonioSky2014 How do we make stuff without cutting down trees then?

  • Oliver Mercer
    Oliver Mercer Vor year +45

    This man right here is fulfilling a dream every man has. This takes an incredible amount of skill to only use hand tools and on your own.
    People hating on him for using a tractor, I guess he didn't have a couple of shire horses just lying around to pull the logs. Absolutely inspirational Erik, faith in humanity restored fully thanks to your hard work. Can't wait to see the finished article.

    • Umberhulk
      Umberhulk Vor year +2

      Can honestly say that it's never been my dream to build my own log cabin or live in the woods, following others to learn to do it in youtube is enough. Great videos these.

  • Lee Van Cleef
    Lee Van Cleef Vor year +437

    I pray for you not to hurt yourself before you finish this cabin. Working with wet timbers seems to be very dangerous..

    • Ron Joosse
      Ron Joosse Vor year +1

      @Bjorn Lothbrok calling someone racist because he's white is way more racist dan being white, rembember that!

    • oswald rabbit
      oswald rabbit Vor year

      @Bjorn Lothbrok he's just a troll. It's kind of funny actually, I sorta understand why people bother doing it.

  • A. Dalton
    A. Dalton Vor year +23

    that was awesome, and what a beautiful forest, the rocks with the mossy tops looked like little fae houses , how magical, and very cool that you replaced the trees.. you should be extremely proud, I wish I was young again just to have the energy to do that, but was very relaxing to watch you do it, although I might need a nap now hahaha. I hope you do another video when you finish your roof. I am curious to know what it looks like all finished. And your hides looked amazing, you are quite talented. :) Bravo from a old country woman in Mississippi, well done.

  • Lochlan Waters
    Lochlan Waters Vor year +179

    Can we all appreciate just how damn hench this guy has gotten since the first video. Mans a rig now!

    • Carp
      Carp Vor year +4

      @Serenity The harsh truth is you must adjust your diet as your body changes. Being skinny takes work...

    • Serenity
      Serenity Vor year +5

      @Carp I work a very physical job full time, I was always at 12 stone and healthy, but over the past 2 years I have grown an intolerance to everything under the sun and in which has made me gain an extra 2 stone, I'm not huge but I am overweight and that's with no diet change or less exercise. It was because of something I can not control, unless I eat leaves all day or go to the gym and counter it lol.

    • Carp
      Carp Vor year +16

      @Pseudo Lemon As a formerly fat person I can assure you that the vast majority of fat people are able to lose weight. It doesn’t require time working out or an expensive diet, in fact it requires the exact opposite. Just stop eating as much. Save some money, save some time and just don’t eat as much. I don’t think it’s fair to say that fat people are lazy, because as you mention mental health and mental fortitude are what really hold most people back. That being said, there’s no need to live in a false reality where fat people can’t afford the time or materials to lose weight because that simply is not true.

    • Pseudo Lemon
      Pseudo Lemon Vor year +17

      @Javier Fito I sometimes forget people like you exist. People that have literally experienced life, seen the struggles of it, seen how it can consume you, and then blame people that have it rough for not working hard enough.
      This kid is living a privileged life, building under a mentor in a land he owns, most likely being fed by people that care for him and have safeguarded his life since birth. I am by no means taking away his massive accomplishment, but to use this kid's life as fuel for the argument that fat people are lazy and should just get up out of their asses and build a cabin, is beyond disrespectful and apathic to the human struggle.
      I live around a lot of fat people, people that self loath constantly, and that either lack the mental or physical fortitude to leave their 8-10 hour desk job that pays the bills and go work out, because they need to deal with the struggles of personal life, bad finances, and all the shit that gets in the way of living your best life. It's beyond disrespectful to blame people's weight on laziness. Most, if not all, were born into a less caring household, were fed bad food, were given bad habits or allowed to indulge, and are living under precarious situations that demand focus out of personal health.
      It takes being a man to drop the ego that you are better than anyone, and understand that life allowed to to be better, because it provided better conditions for you to be that way.

    • Javier Fito
      Javier Fito Vor year +12

      @Pseudo Lemon i´ve work for logistics for a medical company, loading and un loading trucks, filling shelves and moving heavy machines around. Its not building a cabin but i´ve had really physical intensive jobs. I´m not sure why you think otherwise

  • Balint Veto
    Balint Veto Vor year +1547

    Behind every successful man, there is a grandpa.

    • ben southwell
      ben southwell Vor 7 Monate

      @Becky Wiggs lucky money it used to be common in the UK hundreds of years ago by house builders.

    • ben southwell
      ben southwell Vor 7 Monate

      is a production company....look at the subscribers equals cash of you tube?

    • Gilles Guérin
      Gilles Guérin Vor year

      Oh oui, A qui le dites vous !!!

    • Garulus Glandarius
      Garulus Glandarius Vor year

      Can’t beat a good, supportive grandpa! 👍

    • Mark McKinley
      Mark McKinley Vor year

      yes indeed. We have a wonderful Grandpa in our family.

  • ash dane
    ash dane Vor year +15

    Wish the world was filled with more men like yourself. Keep up the great work.

  • Darren Miller
    Darren Miller Vor year +11

    Thank you so much for this channel. I'm a 52 yo man in the USA and have learned so much from watching you build this home. I've never been so impressed by someone in my life. Can't wait to see you finish this! And what your next project might be.

  • Michael c
    Michael c Vor 9 Monate +1

    I've been mesmerized while watching your skills at work as a young man who has shown discipline while working hard during this construction. I wish more young people around the world (especially here in the U.S.A.) would apply the same work ethics as you do. There are so many things I could point out that captured my attention after watching your professional videography but in order to keep my comment brief I'll just name a few. First, I appreciated the silence (no unnecessary commentary) during the video with the exception of the natural sounds of your surroundings i.e. birds, rain, wind, etc. and of course the sounds of your saw, hammer, etc. Secondly, your workmanship with simple tools was impeccable! And, third but perhaps most notably, not once did I see a cell phone attached to your person at any given time! Excellent job Erik!

  • Kara
    Kara Vor year +999

    The coins in the moss are so nobody can't tell him that he didn't put any money into this house

    • Talley ho
      Talley ho Vor 6 Monate +1

      @dxprt1 exactly. And all those coins weren't even copper.. They're for "luck" or for dating the cabin like a time capsule. He would have had to line the whole cabin in pennies to be effective.

    • Talley ho
      Talley ho Vor 6 Monate +2

      @Anthony Jussila you're right about copper stopping the growth of moss and algae. But all those coins weren't copper and he only put them in a very small area. To be efficient in stopping moss growth, there would need to be copper all the way around the cabin, not just in one little area. This is a tradition to "date" a cabin like a time capsule, or they're aldo tradition for "good luck".

    • Kishan Singh
      Kishan Singh Vor 9 Monate

      The disel price of tractor and also tools

    • KEITH KNIGHT
      KEITH KNIGHT Vor 10 Monate

      The Russians did the same.. They carve a cross in the timber on the East coner and put a coin on the first lentil..

    • Dean
      Dean Vor 11 Monate

      @Anthony Jussila liar

  • Adam Bracegirdle
    Adam Bracegirdle Vor year +206

    We are watching the making of a cabin, but also the making of a man.

    • Josh Timblin
      Josh Timblin Vor year +5

      With the amount of work and responsibility and how independent he is.....he must've been a damn man at the age of 10 ;) XD

  • Cloudy
    Cloudy Vor 4 Monate +1

    I'm planning on building a log cabin like this myself, what type of trees can you use? I assume you'd have to cherry pick the ones with straight and similar sized trunks, however there is probably only a certain amount of species that's suitable for this. I live in New Zealand, and most of our trees aren't this straight.

  • Aurora
    Aurora Vor year +56

    Suddenly I have such great respect for our family’s cottages in Finland

    • Sebastian Rutkowski
      Sebastian Rutkowski Vor 8 Monate +2

      that's the terrible trouble w a lot millennials n other youngsters.
      not a clue about what hard work is,
      thinking it all has always been
      delivery service n starbucks sugar b0mb n everything a few fingertips
      on a keybord away.
      AND ALL THE TIME NAGGING AND COMPLAINING ABOUT A WEAK SIGNAL OR WHATEVER.
      GOOD LUCK W THAT ATTITUDE.

  • Dean Beauvais
    Dean Beauvais Vor year +6

    Wow ! This is one determined young man. His stamina and attention to detail is absolutely amazing. Good for you Erik what a stunning accomplishment for someone your age.

  • ALAN STOBO
    ALAN STOBO Vor year +2

    Someone has said this before. But there is a gloriously satisfying "THUNK!" when the log chopped to the correct angle is rolled into place! I love it! And as an older guy who tends more to growl at modern things than anything else...That is a serious compliment! :-)

  • Johku
    Johku Vor year +1

    That thump sound when the log fits is so pleasing. Absolutely beautiful cabin!

  • Lanting Farming
    Lanting Farming Vor 9 Monate +1

    absolutely amazing how he does all this. I would have picked a chainsaw from the first moment, but doing it all by hand...BIG respect!!!

  • Marco Benítez
    Marco Benítez Vor year +34

    *When square footage is tight, it helps if statement pieces are both charming **BestTiny.House** and useful. An old wood-burning stove brings a vintage vibe to new construction and also heats the entire place.*

  • Asquith Mainlines
    Asquith Mainlines Vor year +202

    Placing that last log must have felt so good. What an accomplishment. Not only are you the best dressed log home builder I have ever seen, you are the youngest. Nothing but total respect for you.

    • Fredrick Nordfeldt
      Fredrick Nordfeldt Vor year +4

      There will always be money in this house!

    • Neo Sabien
      Neo Sabien Vor year +6

      @Hugo Martínez apperantly superstition to live healthy and wealthy. This could be wrong though as I am just saying what I read on another comment.

    • Hugo Martínez
      Hugo Martínez Vor year +4

      Do you know the meaning of why did he put those coins before that log?

  • Vania Garcev
    Vania Garcev Vor year +1

    Nossa estou muito admirando vc sou do Brasil filha de estrangeiro e vejo todos seus vidios Boa sorte👏👏👏👏

  • Paul Swanson
    Paul Swanson Vor year +4

    I enjoyed binge watching the entire build so far in two days. I'm impressed with the skill you have at such a young age. Is this just Swedish instinct or have you studied the old time woodworking skills? My Swedish ancestors were excellent woodworkers and my nephew is a cabinet maker here in Southern California. I can't wait to see the finished cabin.

    • Respectfully Critical
      Respectfully Critical Vor 9 Monate +1

      He explains he has no previous experience in the video description, he's just a motivated young man out to realize his dream of building a proper log cabin like they did in the olden days.

  • Christian Kaiser
    Christian Kaiser Vor 11 Monate +2

    Das ist noch ein richtiger Mann egal ob es regnet oder schneit oder stürmt er steht immer da und baut sein Haus💪👍

  • Shane Cox
    Shane Cox Vor year +11

    Really enjoyed watching these. Is there another one coming when he completes it?
    Must be so much satisfaction in building something so beautiful

  • McFelipardo
    McFelipardo Vor year +575

    Erik: *makes a door to get inside*
    Also Erik: *gets inside through the window*

    • William Simmons
      William Simmons Vor year +2

      Perhaps Erik was born by Caesarean section - could explain leaving out the windows.

    • Duskears
      Duskears Vor year +15

      Like a true gangster

  • Megan
    Megan Vor year +2

    Absolutely stunning. Just watching this video being me joy. I can’t imagine living somewhere so beautiful. 🥰

    • Megan
      Megan Vor year

      @TheDudeAbides I would also have to get a visa to live there. Maybe one day...

    • TheDudeAbides
      TheDudeAbides Vor year

      If you really want to, you can buy houses cheaply in the rural areas of Sweden and you could find a pretty place like this.

  • peter lindqvist
    peter lindqvist Vor year +11

    Ett fint bygge Erik! Du måste ha ett tålamod utöver det vanliga som gör att du kommer framåt fast det är tungt ensam och stockarna hala i
    denna årstid. Har man viljan så går det.

  • Dumpster Rental Services

    As someone who grew up playing with Lincoln logs I can really relate to this.

  • SiK
    SiK Vor 5 Monate

    It is amazing to watch a young guy like you do this incredible project from beginning to the end. I've built log cabins, terraces, even an outdoor toilet, but not alone and definitely not that skillfully. Congratulations on your success and good luck going further! Excited to see what's next

  • Azar Tarin
    Azar Tarin Vor year +78

    I can't imagine how many splinters this guy gets when hoarding all those logs

    • Tamera Johnson
      Tamera Johnson Vor 4 Monate

      My first thought. How many splinters did he catch in all of this?

    • Lino Andrade
      Lino Andrade Vor year +6

      Or how many callous on his hands from axing

  • Philip Marshall
    Philip Marshall Vor 6 Monate

    When I saw you put those coins underneath the topmost log, it reminded me of my grandfather, and we put a silver dollar on top of the foundation when we were building our house! It really took me back, and reminded me of a great childhood memory! Great video, and outstanding work on that house you’ve built! In America we say, “ like a brick sh*&house! “ That’s how solidly you have built your cabin! Your parents and grandparents must be button poppin’ proud! Another saying we have. Kudos to you, sir! 💪💪🙏👊🤟🤙🤙

  • tasha conant
    tasha conant Vor year +6

    I'm so proud of you, Erik. And so very worried you're going to fall. Be careful and good luck. I hop you enjoy it

  • Crypto Savage
    Crypto Savage Vor year +1

    Erik thank you so much for posting what you do with all the crap on DEclips it’s nice to see stuff like this your videos are so cool and relaxing to watch keep the videos coming maybe someday your own tv show

  • Shawn M
    Shawn M Vor year +541

    That "thunk" when the log falls into place is so satisfying. Every time.

    • OutsGood Adventure
      OutsGood Adventure Vor year

      Absolutely! I showed my kids my video of when i made a cabin and that's exactly what they said too! They were too young to help at the time.

  • Jenny Post
    Jenny Post Vor year

    Wow. This is so relaxing to watch, and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing this amazing journey!! Can't wait to see more! :-) Have a beautiful day!

  • Mary-Ann Næsted Nielsen
    Mary-Ann Næsted Nielsen Vor 9 Monate +1

    Du er fantastisk, Erik.
    Virkelig dygtig håndværker, flittig og målrettet!
    Det er en fornøjelse at se dine opslag🤗

  • Denial1984
    Denial1984 Vor year

    Dude that's absolutely amazing work real dedication hope it lives long. One thing I'm a health a safety expert thetr are so many crazy no no moments glad it all worked out for you those logs would break a back like a blade of grass I'd say you have done permanent damage already. Seeing how these houses are built they are much stronger looking than I imagined. Pity there wasn't 4 of you doing this job.

  • Kai Kuma
    Kai Kuma Vor year +3

    Truly amazing. Imagine if all the people that view would smash the like button. This young man deserves it. I know its been said already, but this is somehow calming to watch. Great job Erik! Never lose that commitment and passion. I guess my one question is...are you having fun?

  • Gavin Spencer
    Gavin Spencer Vor year +191

    Can’t wait for it to be finished. It will look amazing

  • David Jennings
    David Jennings Vor 6 Monate

    Absolutely incredible work. I am in awe of what you have achieved at such a young age and your superb ability with hand tools. To have such skill with an axe is amazing, you should be so proud of yourself. I cant wait to watch the rest of the series through to completion. Your countryside is also stunning by the way.

  • Fee Berje
    Fee Berje Vor year +8

    It might sound weird, but I am acutally doing university while listening to his wood sounds! It's so relaxing! :)

  • Chris
    Chris Vor year

    Well done Erik. Great craftmanship & ingenuity. Respect for the land and your family.

  • Natallia Hanson
    Natallia Hanson Vor year +1

    I am mesmerized watching you build....I love that your videos are only nature sounds and the sounds of an ax cutting into wood. It adds something special to the videos. I do want to know the significance of the coins in the moss of the last log? Keep up the amazing work! I have enjoyed watching!

  • momsLife1218
    momsLife1218 Vor year

    I’m in love with these videos! You work so hard man! It’s been great to watch your strength increase too! Awesome skills!

  • Angie Van Puyenbroeck

    Absolutely amazing! Erik’s true grit, determination and perseverance is beyond his years. You have found your true calling, and you should be very proud!

  • Hoch134
    Hoch134 Vor year +2

    @Erik: Maybe, if you ever feel like it, you could upload a video with the mistakes you made. Would be very interesting to see how you learned and improved from them.

  • Shelbygirl 9226
    Shelbygirl 9226 Vor 9 Monate

    I love this so much 💗 I watch you build it now we get to see more of it . So happy you got help with the big boys that most definitely would have bee. Hard to do by your self

  • Waziot
    Waziot Vor year +73

    The peace this series of videos has brought me is unparalleled. Thank you so much for documenting/sharing

  • Under Dog
    Under Dog Vor year

    Love your channel, Erik! I’m 53 and love seeing a young man doing something constructive. My only recommendation is to get a drone and show everyone the property. Keep up the good work!

  • Catherine Wiegand
    Catherine Wiegand Vor year +2

    Wow--this is literally so awesome. Wish more people knew how to do this kind of stuff and had the desire to work hard and use their hands. Keep it up and don't ever lose that motivation!

  • Jay Lewellen
    Jay Lewellen Vor year

    Hey Erik, good day. You're doing such a great job. Thanks for sharing your experience with us too.
    On March 5th I'm going to start a similar journey in Arkansas, USA.
    I was wondering which type of log scribe you use?
    If there's a particular one you fancy more than others and also if there's a level attached to the scribe or not?

  • Christine M
    Christine M Vor year +23

    I don’t even know you, but I am unfathomably proud of you, nonetheless.

  • Saint Nasty
    Saint Nasty Vor year +310

    This guy knows what we want AND HE DELIVERS IT. What a beast.

    • Adam
      Adam Vor year +2

      Ahahha why do I keep thirsting for more!

  • Philip Norrman
    Philip Norrman Vor year +2

    Måste säga att jag är sjukt imponerad! :) Du är otroligt duktig! :-D Kör på!

  • Dmpsix
    Dmpsix Vor year +24

    Could you imagine someone from way back then in that exact forest but about 100 meters away, managed to freeze themselves hoping for some incredible technology and then finally wakes up in 2021. Then they hear chopping sounds and then stumble upon this guy, dressed the exact same way as him and doing the exact same thing, but in 2021 lol.

  • Annemarie Moormann
    Annemarie Moormann Vor 8 Monate

    Wow, Erik, that was utterly awesome! Thank you 🙏
    Also, since you’re practically done with your logs, why don’t you lend Matthias from Talasbuan your drawing device? You know the little thing you use to get your logs to fit just so? He’s only just getting started and I think he needs one. Your woods are lovely, with those large, mossy boulders… Very Ronja rövardottär 😊

  • Aron Örn
    Aron Örn Vor year +11

    Did not expect I would spend three hours watching a log cabin being built when I woke up today...

  • Moonster Girl
    Moonster Girl Vor year +163

    I've been a little down the last few days and this was really what I needed. Seeing Erik work on his house makes me feel calm and my worries subside. Maybe this is my kind of mindfulness.

    • David Lee
      David Lee Vor year +1

      @Moonster Girl Sending you positive waves through the Ether Moonstar, I suffer from depression and self doubt and inadequacy is my achilles heal.

    • Jacob Molina
      Jacob Molina Vor year

      It definitely does help never give up or slow down to much on the things you enjoy because sometimes you lose passion. Then the depression just hits you harder and then its harder to start up again. You got this though keep your head up amd keep creating master pieces.🙌👌🙏

    • Andrew Smart
      Andrew Smart Vor year +1

      @Jack Robbo sounds fun. But I make mine out of ipe wood and hickory.

    • Moonster Girl
      Moonster Girl Vor year

      @Dallas L hahaha 😂

    • Moonster Girl
      Moonster Girl Vor year +1

      @Robin and to you ❤️

  • PJ M
    PJ M Vor year +4

    Very impressive work! I stumbled upon this channel by dumb luck (and a lot of random videos), but now I'm always keeping an eye out for updates! Truly impressive

  • FlyFishMike
    FlyFishMike Vor year

    Incredible work, Erik! Thanks very much for sharing..there was something so satisfying hearing the thumps on the logs from the adze and axes. I especially love the 'roof coins' ..great tradition! Now I want to build my own! Tusen Takk!

  • Desmond Hackett
    Desmond Hackett Vor year

    This young man is so skillful for his age,I stumble on this as I was on my break on the night shift and now am hook watching him building such a nice looking cabin, so refreshing to see a young person working with is hands with no help, keep up the great work bud,and those people who don't like this all I can say that is you need to look at yourself in the mirror and ask why!!

  • bonannograce
    bonannograce Vor 4 Monate

    I'm 74 and I'm in awe watching these videos of you -- such determination, patience and self-reliance at such a young age. You planned and executed this huge project pretty much on your own. Such strength of character is hardly common. You will achieve anything you put your mind to doing.

  • torquet49
    torquet49 Vor year +2

    Loved the tranquility of your walk through the forest. What a beautiful place! Also, so impressed with the skill you have developed with use of the axe and tools. That is pure finesse! I watch your videos when I just want peace and quiet. Thank you1

  • Jo Strydom
    Jo Strydom Vor year +6

    Building the cabin will a great memory, but imagine the memories that will be created once the cabin is finished.

  • SneaSnake
    SneaSnake Vor year +3

    I can't wait to see the finished result! I also think it's even more impressive irl which is hard to imagine

  • Carla Wellbaum
    Carla Wellbaum Vor year +1

    This is truly magical. From the 1st video to this is just breathtaking. Thank you for bringing us along on your walks through the mossy-covered forests. The sounds of nature and the echo of your tools against the logs are amazing. Love it!!!

  • lonelyPorterCH
    lonelyPorterCH Vor year +37

    Would have been a pain to bring that log up there without a tractor...
    We are living in 2021, its allowed to use some modern tools, the project is still 99% handmade^^

    • Robert.A
      Robert.A Vor year +1

      Yeah and it only helped him lifting, he still had to move and work the log. I’d say even that part was purely hand made on his part

  • Diarto Aalders
    Diarto Aalders Vor year +1

    Amazing how you can motivate yourself to keep on going despite the seemingly infinite number of ax swings still ahead. Keep it up, Erik!!

  • Rekordman
    Rekordman Vor 11 Monate +1

    So beautiful nature up there in the north... Excellent work !! Admirable. Your grandpa should be proud of you!
    Can one buy land in Sweeden wilderness and built a cabin?

  • QueenoftheUwU Quotu
    QueenoftheUwU Quotu Vor 11 Monate

    My favorite thing to do is read the comment section on the videos that I watch and then see what you guys are talking about when you say all of these nice things. I love how you guys are so right about how relaxing this is. Plus, the forest and cabin are so beautiful.

  • Sebastian Frings
    Sebastian Frings Vor 7 Monate

    16:42 this scence is so epic!
    Dude u r so insipiring, keep on!
    And best wishes to all of you guys =)

  • ALAN STOBO
    ALAN STOBO Vor year

    Also fascinated by these oversized dowels. As the second last one in this vid. bites through into the log below you can actually see the top log stopping to shudder as it is tied in. Absolutely wonderful. Yes, I keep coming back to look again at the whole story. Wonderful! :-)

  • Salless76
    Salless76 Vor 6 Monate

    Extremely impressive and very relaxing to watch! Keep up the work and upload more, we will watch! :)

  • Irish Mick
    Irish Mick Vor year +13

    Those who gave this a thumbs down present themselves as suffering from at least one of the Deadly Sins. Of all the negative emotions, envy is often described as the worst - a disease of the soul.
    NICE WORK YOUNG MAN!

  • Marshall Suber
    Marshall Suber Vor year +135

    I can't believe that when I started you were gathering stone for the foundation. It seems like yesterday. Thanks for allowing me to follow along. Peace be upon you and yours from New Orleans.

  • Jeana Foster
    Jeana Foster Vor year

    You have amazed me with your knowledge and talent.... I love that you placed coins above the door way... Is that a custom in Sweden or just something you thought of? Are you building this home for yourself?. I'm sure your grandfather and father are so proud of all of your accomplishments.... Congratulations on your beautiful log cabin....

  • Wayne Train
    Wayne Train Vor year

    What a great way to forget about the day. But to sit down, and watch part 2 ! Great job, I’m excited for the next episode . Your work is well thought out. I still can’t believe, how anyone could dislike this hard work?🤔🤔

  • Lucious Nguyen
    Lucious Nguyen Vor year

    what a nice job!
    you did a really excellent and intricate project
    looking forward to seeing what you're gonna build next

  • Sonia Dunbar
    Sonia Dunbar Vor 5 Monate

    I'm too old to make my own cabin now...but in my next life I want to come back as a man and build my own cabin in the woods. The pleasure this must bring this young man must be ultra satisfying.

  • Jens D.
    Jens D. Vor year +27

    Honestly mate, I really hope for you that you will find a person to love who will honors this work, shares your passion and to have a good time there!
    It's incredible to see what you do! Damn

  • Living midwestern

    Absolutely incredible! You do beautiful work. Cheers from a fellow Swede over in the U.S.

  • The Irishman
    The Irishman Vor year +14

    What a super disciplined man he is..what a world it would be with more like him..fantastic work.

  • blazerbarrel2
    blazerbarrel2 Vor year +9

    For sure a two or more man operation. You have so much skill , knowledge , and guts . I am amazed !

  • Brian Jetty
    Brian Jetty Vor year +1

    That's one spongy Swedish forest Erik. Nice roofline and soon to be great front porch. Great work.

  • Kim deady
    Kim deady Vor year

    I am in awe of the skill and patience it takes to build this cabin. You are truly blessed

  • Leanda Lynch
    Leanda Lynch Vor year +1

    love your work huge respect , skills you have , mighty trees top, keep them coming love videos cheers from nz ps whats your job besides building your house long term?

  • Art Cafe
    Art Cafe Vor year

    Erik - You are honestly amazing and inspiring.

  • bernard miller
    bernard miller Vor year

    Was wondering how you’d get the roof beams in. Good to have support from family.

  • TheBronx
    TheBronx Vor year +23

    I like how he can build almost anything with wood but he keeps jumping into the cabin through the window haha.
    He surely doesn't need stairs but it is fun if you think of it.
    Amazing work BTW, handling those logs alone specially when it is so slippery for sure ain't easy.
    The forest looks incredible.

  • thraciangrapes
    thraciangrapes Vor 6 Monate

    Beautiful work! 😍 Bravo 👏
    Incredible artistry, 100% organically built with his bare hands, and he didn't get a scratch!

  • boobieshitthefloor

    Good work Erik!! People from all around the world enjoy your videos and respect your hard work. It brings honour to your family and to nature

  • les amos
    les amos Vor year +1

    A Magnificent undertaking for such a young man you will never live to regret it ,look after that back .