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Off Grid Log Cabin Walls Finished | 16 | - One Man Traditional Log Cabin series

  • Am 2 Sep 2020 veröffentlicht
  • When I graduated high school I sought a big challenge in life. To alone, with only simple hand tools and raw power, build my own traditional off grid log cabin by hand from the materials of the Swedish forest. I film everything myself and edit these videos so you can follow my journey and hopefully learn as I do. I have no earlier experience in any of this, just a visualization of what I want to achieve and willpower to learn and improve everything necessary. So I enjoy reading good advice in the comments. Enjoy!
    In this episode 16 I am "finishing" the walls of the cabin. I will first be having to saw the windows out, then there will be a final log on top of the windows on the long side. This you will se in the next episode, 17.
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  • Dette
    Dette Vor 2 years +32

    Came for the cabin, stayed for the Snufkin hat :')
    That's really impressive work you're doing all by yourself ! Hope time and the weather works along with you so you can finish by the time you'd like !
    Definitely going to subscribe and watch your journey :)

  • Alyssa Martinez
    Alyssa Martinez Vor year +8

    To see your craftsmanship journey is incredible, I cannot imagine what wonders this has brought to your mind.

  • Eric Meinke
    Eric Meinke Vor 2 years +11

    Another great video Erik! Can’t wait to see the door and windows. Stay cool!

  • David Casey
    David Casey Vor 2 years +14

    Incredible. Inspiring stuff. Makes me want to start building something. Must be so rewarding seeing it all come together! Can't wait to see your progress, I'll be staying tuned! I wish you all the best.

  • Robert Klemensberger
    Robert Klemensberger Vor 2 years +11

    Very nice! I built a log cabin on the same system 20 years ago but I used a chainsaw and a tractor. Respect for your handwork!

  • cold spring
    cold spring Vor year +24

    It appears that this journey is building not only your cabin but your inner strength and drive. And that young man is a reward you have earned

  • Terrance Miller
    Terrance Miller Vor year +34

    I know that your parents and grand parents are very proud of you for your accomplishments, because I sure am. Keep up the great work, best wishes, a proud friend

  • Banjo111 1
    Banjo111 1 Vor 2 years +26

    Oh my gosh your work on the cabin 🤠 is amazing. You are doing a really great job. So you think you will get the roof on before it snows? You must be building up some big muscles doing all the lifting and scribing. I love your videos and I can't tell you how nice it is to see a young man building how own house at your age. Well done. What an achievement 😉. I am a fifty eight year old grandmother and I watch all the cabin builds on you tube. Your doing a fantastic job be proud. I do allot of wood work and work on cars as well so I love what your doing. Great filming and also a very cute dog. Lol Australia ❤️💙😍

  • sigrun westrus
    sigrun westrus Vor 2 years +15

    Love the way you put the logs together. I know they do it different in the US and Canada, but In my opinion this is the best way. More work, but you get a better result.

    • The Off Grid Hunter
      The Off Grid Hunter Vor year +2

      people do it this way in Canada and the US as well if they are doing a project like Eric. I would do it this way for sure. Most commercial builders dont have time to do it like this.

  • Chunkung Lee
    Chunkung Lee Vor 2 years +7

    I can't imagine doing this in China. I've always been dreaming of building a house of mine by myself. And as a result I majored in architecture in college. It would be wonderful if you have the chance to do what you like after highschool and maybe before you get in a college. You've done a very good job and I think it would be a very wise choice for you to learn architecture. You are good at that.

  • Gisele Contassot Desayvre

    Bravo monsieur..tout à l'ancienne...respect!!...le temps n'était pas toujours idéal 👍.. bonne continuation 🙂... très belle vidéo...images superbes avec votre chien..

  • Mark R. H.
    Mark R. H. Vor 2 years +8

    Amazing footage, great pictures, good storytelling, and a lot of hard work! Enjoy your success! I am looking forward to rewatching the new episode this evening.

  • Jerry Johns
    Jerry Johns Vor 2 years +5

    Really like the videos Erik. It’s a very impressive job.

  • William Lewington
    William Lewington Vor year +119

    Has anyone noticed this is unintentionally an epic workout transformation video... compare this guys physique from the first videos to this one. Mad gains.

    • BrookeACrowe
      BrookeACrowe Vor 8 Monate

      I know. I now want a swarthy Swede for a pet.

    • Stettafire
      Stettafire Vor year +3

      @Yurgen Grimwood Just personal preference. But I like it when exercise serves a purpose other then just exercise. It feels less like I'm wasting an hour of my life and more so like I'm putting the strength of my body to good use.

    • Massive Guacamole
      Massive Guacamole Vor year +1

      I also noticed!

    • Yurgen Grimwood
      Yurgen Grimwood Vor year +26

      Probably the most satisfying and safe way of getting in the best shape of your life as well. Not slaving away at the gym building unnaturally proportioned muscles.
      Through natural movement and long hard work over an extended period, building up every single muscle bit by bit, seeing the fruits of your labour instead of yourself in a mirror with a dumbbell.

  • Carley van Tatenhove
    Carley van Tatenhove Vor 2 years +4

    Excellent progress on the cabin, I am happy to see that you are trying to work as safely as possible.
    Do you know that there are special safety belts that help protect your back?
    Hats off to your persistence. Be safe.

    • Jack Price
      Jack Price Vor year +2

      @snirzo Firnisio real men injure themselves unnecessarily?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +3

      Thank you. Yes I have actually used one. :)

  • Ron Ngyen
    Ron Ngyen Vor 2 years +6

    Dang, this video made me feel good inside for some reason. Reminded me of when I was a kid and used to build wooden swords, and pirate ships out of spare wood remnants. Of course, this log cabin building is at a far greater level. Good work, kid.

    • Present Mic
      Present Mic Vor year +1

      A little kids sword is a grown mans house. Im sure little Ron would be happy

  • Anne Johnson
    Anne Johnson Vor 7 Monate +1

    Erik I have recently found your channel with Corvid and isolation. I have a lot of time to go through DEclips and you a an inspiration to young people thank you very much for videoing all your high and low (no door) points. I have you in my prays.

  • Janet Bloodworth
    Janet Bloodworth Vor 2 years +10

    Awesome job that your doing, just be safe and take care. Also love the little dog!

  • Larry325
    Larry325 Vor 2 years +4

    Awesome content Erik! If it’s you working or walking thru the beautiful forest or taking drone footage I find it all amazing. Keep it up great job! Excellent progress and doing it alone. You should be proud! 👍👍 Did you bring a grand father clock with you for when you were sitting on the rock! 😃😂🤣. It’s all timing I guess.

  • blackpoolrock101
    blackpoolrock101 Vor year

    Excellent work
    A couple of questions please. On a couple of the walls, it seems you have used logs that vary in thickness along their length (e.g. at 07.00 there are a couple very obviously bigger than those above and below).
    Does this cause problems when cutting the interlocking joints?
    Is it difficult to assess these size differences before chopping down the tree?
    Would it not be easier to discard these or cut off the fatter end and use the rest for shorter cuts?
    Thanks in advance.

  • N GëTzEr
    N GëTzEr Vor 2 years +4

    Great work!! I really enjoy yours videos, specially the air footage were can see the forest (and spot the windows and the door). I can't wait for it to be finished, greetings from Argentina ❤

  • Dean Beauvais
    Dean Beauvais Vor 2 years +4

    your project is really coming along nicely.you should be very proud of yourself.What a great job and great video

  • David Lee
    David Lee Vor 2 years +3

    Your video editing skills are coming on great Erik and you are building the cabin to a high standard, something I wish i had done many years ago but being in the UK it does not help.

  • Phil Copeland
    Phil Copeland Vor 2 years +5

    Those solid "thunks" was another log falls into place perfectly must be very satisfying, Erik. I admit that I almost duck when wood chips fly at the camera when you use that curved blade axe, and if occasionally logs will not cooperate when hauling them up your steps' system I wonder that your audio has no bleeps! I will be interested to see when the door(s) and wndows will be cut into the walls.

  • Scott Redmond
    Scott Redmond Vor 2 years +11

    Just curious, how many more weeks of building do you have before the cold weather starts to set in? Great video and really enjoyed the drone footage!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +18

      I reckon I can work untill November. Hopefully I have the roof up.

  • Albert Timmer
    Albert Timmer Vor year

    A real amazing job !!! Love the slow motion pictures, you can clearly see the strengt off the ax when you chopping the wood. And you work in wind and weather and you have a real discipline to work on this project. I have a deep respect for you ! Loved this video !

  • Richard Lay
    Richard Lay Vor 2 years +1

    I appreciate your tenacity and perseverance in working on your cabin. Look forward to your next project after this one is finished.

  • Michael Pabia
    Michael Pabia Vor year

    can't wait to see this finished! good job in keeping traditional house building alive

  • Greg Bowman
    Greg Bowman Vor 2 years +2

    Great progress being made Erik, I'm very glad you let your Grandpa help you with the tractor, that was making me nervous. You really know how to make precision cuts with an axe, nice job.

  • Lennox
    Lennox Vor year

    Your work is incredible. An after high school challenge! I would love to know your ancestors, beginning with your parents, They must be the greatest to let you do this project totally on your own. Unfortunately, I wasn't that kind of a mother. so, at 81 years old I am watching your movies and love them. Greetings from Canada. Respect your willpower and determination.

  • Mark Conger
    Mark Conger Vor 2 years +1

    I am a new viewer to the channel. I love watching log cabins being built! LOL It pained me a bit to watch the roping of the logs up the ramps because with the addition of a pulley or two that would have been a lot easier!

  • Jean Burgin
    Jean Burgin Vor year +1

    So enjoyable to follow your progress. You have amazing skills, your family must be very proud. All the best to you.

  • Phyllis Wengert
    Phyllis Wengert Vor 2 years +3

    Great progress. We really enjoy watching you build! Looking forward to your next video. Thank you.

  • Sherry Gus
    Sherry Gus Vor year +1

    You are doing a really terrific job Erik. Love watching your videos. Keep up the good job and can't wait for the next one.

  • Misty Mountain Project
    Misty Mountain Project Vor 2 years +2

    Amazing work. Hope you're able to get the roof finished before winter.

  • MrDustyn3
    MrDustyn3 Vor year

    My friend, i love how much engineering youve put into your construction, also there are several points in this video where the corners of your house looks like carved chicken when you are shaving them smooth. Props from America 🇺🇸

  • netta Eliasson
    netta Eliasson Vor year

    Är imponerad av bygget Erik många tummar upp fortsätt med byggandet ♥

  • duane adams
    duane adams Vor 2 years +1

    Hello, I just recently found your videos. How very interesting. I admire your attention to detail and I also admire your skills with wood tools. Over here in the U.S.A., our early American pioneers would have been proud of you and your work. I envy you. Best of luck in your completion. I look forward to your next video.

  • Glenn Fryer
    Glenn Fryer Vor year

    Great Channel Erik .. so inspiring.. loads of hard work, beautiful surroundings, will you be living there full time on completion???

  • Ben Wilde
    Ben Wilde Vor 2 years +3

    Great progress - well done! 👍🏼

  • Steven Noel
    Steven Noel Vor 2 years +1

    wonderful video Erik the cabin is coming along so well thank you for the nice videos i enjoy seeing the progress you are making such a fine job your doing !

  • SRH
    SRH Vor 2 years +1

    Great video Erik.
    One tip if you get stuck shifting heavy logs is to look up the spanish windlass or flip flop winch. They would have helped you shift that log no trouble

  • bahototh
    bahototh Vor 2 years +1

    Nice work. Did you have any surface mold issues on the logs, laying out in the open?

  • Michael Melvin
    Michael Melvin Vor year +1

    fantastic work young man. I for one am captivated by your grit and ingenuity. I love your videos. Has anyone noticed this young mans muscular build as this progresses?

  • Linda Petersen
    Linda Petersen Vor year

    Beautiful as the time I was over in Swedish forest wish I was there to help on out . Classmates of mine say I am too OLD to do this again but it is in my blood I WANT IT SO BAD !!! Keep on going it is the only way to do it !!! Did 2 other cabins and got all of the stuff for a 3 one wood stove and everything to keep me going!!! GOD BLESS YOU YOUNG MAN KEEP GOING!!!

  • bexhillguy
    bexhillguy Vor 2 years +6

    Hi Erik, another great video episode, I was wondering if you have Wolves and wild cats like the Lynx in the forest? Awesome job and i eagerly Ep18.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +15

      We do not have many wolves here. Have seen one nearly 2 years ago. But Lynx we have. I have them right on this mountain were I am building. The first winter they walked on the logs. You could see the footprints in the snow. (To bad I didn't film it). I have also stumbled upon there abandoned "cave" with leftover bones. :)

  • Marshall Suber
    Marshall Suber Vor 2 years +5

    Really hard work! I'm sure that well into the future it will be a place of enjoyment. Maybe even a place for your grandchildren,if you are so blessed. On and upwards-roof is next. Blessings from New Orleans.

  • Coty
    Coty Vor year

    You made my job go by so much faster by watching thank you for the extra subtitles as well . Your hard work is a inspiration for me to keep working my ass off and i will finish what I started. You the man nice work

  • Sam Vittoria
    Sam Vittoria Vor 2 years +1

    The cabin is coming along real nice. Beauty work and great vids.

  • Markus Helenius
    Markus Helenius Vor 2 years

    Great to see your work again. 🙂
    May I ask about the roof, what material you think it will be?

  • Gary Mucher
    Gary Mucher Vor 2 years

    You have both the talent and work ethics to make this look amazing. The fit seems so tight that no wind will get through that cabin... Thumbs Up!

  • The White Sanatarium
    The White Sanatarium Vor 2 years +3

    Cabin is looking good. Glad you took your grandfather's advice, seems that is a dying thing in this crazy world.

  • Ross Richards
    Ross Richards Vor 2 years +1

    Gidday Eric, from New Zealand.
    I have been watching and very much enjoying your build for a few months now, you are doing a great job. I may be too late with my suggestion, but when you are rolling the logs up with the rope, try a rope at each end, and wrap the rope around the log twice instead of once. It will give you more control and reduce the log rolling back down. Even better would be a pulley attached to the far side of the cabin so that the rope goes from the far side, out around the log to be lifted, up through the pulley and then to you to pull on. This would give you double purchase, and double your strength. You can even get pulleys that will lock so that the log cannot roll backward at all.
    All the best and looking forward to seeing your progress.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Thanks for the advice Ross. Really helpful. :)

  • merrell bean
    merrell bean Vor 2 years +3

    You're doing a great job by yourself I definitely know the feeling I just did a 30 ft long by 25 foot wide garage by myself it took me three and a half months but great job

    • Linda NWFirefighter
      Linda NWFirefighter Vor 2 years

      merrell bean I’m doing a 16x12 full scribe log cabin and it’s taken me 3 years to clear the driveway and land for the cabin than 2 years to get only 3 courses up! 🤣 3 and half months is light speed! 🤗

  • Reinaldo domBueno

    I really enjoyed your work on the cabin, I would like to know when you plan to continue, greetings from Brazil

  • Mike Hupka
    Mike Hupka Vor year +4

    Legendary, friend. Well played. It's both impressive to watch and relaxing as well.

  • Sharon Yonker
    Sharon Yonker Vor 2 years

    Would like to see more of your work, more often.

  • Diane Sanford
    Diane Sanford Vor 2 years

    I am eager to watch this build all the way to completion. Good work!

  • Pierluigi Putti Diaz
    Pierluigi Putti Diaz Vor 2 years +3

    Great great job! Extraordinary! Well done!

  • Jay Scott Outdoors Podcast

    Who would give this video a thumbs down 🤨
    Great video keep up the good work!

  • smalltownmoto 1
    smalltownmoto 1 Vor 2 years +5

    Amazing craftsmanship 👍🏻✌🏻🇨🇦

  • Tammie Wilson
    Tammie Wilson Vor year

    Can't wait to see the roof!

  • Rudy Saldivar
    Rudy Saldivar Vor year +2

    Is building a ladder in the near future? Can’t imagine how old it got climbing those logs!

  • Daz Boot
    Daz Boot Vor 2 years +3

    I see you gained strenght since last year? And skills, too! Very impessive. This is the most motivating walktrough in long times. Keep up, pal! :)

  • Ken Bowers
    Ken Bowers Vor 2 years +3

    Greetings from Canada! You are progressing well. As usual, a very enjoyable video. Keep safe and healthy! Ken from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

  • Frank Medrano
    Frank Medrano Vor year +3

    Has anyone noticed this young guys physic , he’s not only building a strong looking cabin ,but in return the cabin is building a strong physical body on him , brother looks ripped and growing in size along with he’s cabin ,,,

  • Marcos Domínguez
    Marcos Domínguez Vor 2 years +8

    Your cabin is looking amazing, greetings from Argentina

  • Shaun Cole
    Shaun Cole Vor year

    I may have missed something, but i think this is the first gas powered thing ive seen used on this house. Nothing wrong with it, desperate times call for desperate measures. Just crazy to think you got this far with your bare hands (or at least no machinery)

  • Ancient Builds
    Ancient Builds Vor 2 years +6

    Well, Viking guy, you sure make a damned fine log cabin. No wonder us Irish used to get all worried when you lot came down with axe skills like that!

  • Darren Austin
    Darren Austin Vor year +1

    Very impressive, very talented, great skills and patience

  • Daneil Wallace
    Daneil Wallace Vor 2 years

    Like to see your work you’re still doing a very good job keep it up

  • Linda NWFirefighter
    Linda NWFirefighter Vor 2 years +4

    I’m curious. Did you put a small temporary mark on the logs where you put the spikes so the next row of logs you didn’t accidentally try and drill another hole right into it?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Great observation. Yes I have on the outside. 👍

  • Ana Montesinos
    Ana Montesinos Vor 2 years +2

    How long took you to built this cabin? because man that’s awesome 😎 👏

  • Ginny Evergreen
    Ginny Evergreen Vor year

    I am so impressed with your skills, amazing!!!

  • Simon Rottfeldter

    Loghouses are the best. They will last for generations. About 3 years ago i bougt a loghuse from a realitve of mine. It has always been in my family and it is over 250 years old.
    Ta i trä som vi säger på svenska.
    Lycka till med huset 👍

    ZEKİ TAŞER Vor 2 years +1

    I admire his determination and talent 👍🏻 what a beautiful son and grandchild. 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️

  • Ali Avila
    Ali Avila Vor 2 years +5

    Your so good at what you do so that's why I'm subscribing at your channel and also y want to see your project done

  • Atanas Roev
    Atanas Roev Vor year

    Amazing job, mate! 👍👏❤

  • Luis Tovar
    Luis Tovar Vor 2 years +1

    Great video, amazing edit and love the drone footage. For what do you use the moss?

  • Honey Badger
    Honey Badger Vor 2 years +8

    Well done young man, roof on nest spring.

  • CSommer
    CSommer Vor 2 years +1

    I thought this dude was ridiculously strong until I remembered that I've only cut oak and hickory with axes

  • Александр Кондратьев

    Красивая работа! Дела потихоньку движутся в сторону завершения коробки

    • dimasletnii
      dimasletnii Vor 2 years

      @Viktor Ragulin это скандинавская традиция

    • Viktor Ragulin
      Viktor Ragulin Vor 2 years

      @Steve05 yo a ti sí te entiendo jaja

    • Steve05
      Steve05 Vor 2 years

      No te entendi ni no hablo eso xd

    • Viktor Ragulin
      Viktor Ragulin Vor 2 years +1

      Мне показалось диковинным как они делают чаши, не с закруглением как у нас, а иногда почи треугольные с обрубкой по бокам нижнего бревна :)

  • Jumpytravel
    Jumpytravel Vor 2 years +6

    J ai construit des bâtiments seuls, alors j apprécie votre courage et ingéniosité dans certaines situations qu un autre dirait ..impossible a faire, bravo

  • Balke
    Balke Vor year +1

    ever think about rigging a 3-1 pulley system to get those logs up there?

  • Gary Baldy
    Gary Baldy Vor 2 years +2

    Thanks for interesting and relaxing videos! Do you think you could perhaps in the future make a video about how the scriber works (I think it's called scriber, scribing it is anyway). I don't understand the function of the board on the tree and why it has to be "lodrät"... :-)

    • Gary Baldy
      Gary Baldy Vor 2 years

      @Erik Grankvist OK. I didn't realise there was a "vattenpass" on the scriber. It makes sense.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +3

      You have to calibrate the tool. First you decide the length from the lower point up to the pen (how much you want to scribe, "hur brett långdraget blir"). Then you want the two points to be held exactly above eachother when scribing, so that were the lower point is draged is were the line is going when done with the log. How you do that is by calibrating the sprit level "vattenpass" so the bubbles are in the middle when held att the vertical "lodräta" bord. Then when you scribe you just have to look at the bubbles and you know it is held upright. Hope this clears it a bit. It sounds complicated but it isn't really :).

  • Victor GIL CURBELO
    Victor GIL CURBELO Vor 2 years +4

    From the Canary Islands, I wish you the best! you do a great job boy and we really enjoyed nature so magnificent that you have, a big greeting and cheers

  • Holy Heinz
    Holy Heinz Vor year

    I like to hear that much of birds. In the area in Germany where I live, (Rhine-Main area) one can "hear" the reduction of birds because of the less of insects...
    Grat job Erik!
    Gretings from Germany 🧡🧡🧡

  • Sean McGuire
    Sean McGuire Vor year

    Saddle notches are the only way to go in my opinion. Great job

  • Kimita
    Kimita Vor year

    I love this videos and i cannot wait to see the result

  • William
    William Vor 2 years +1

    You are so good with the axe Great work!

  • Byron Gatlin
    Byron Gatlin Vor 2 years +13

    Erik. Great job on your cabin. Just be careful jumping off of that wall now. Your are getting on up there in height! As a 58 year old, heed my advise on that. as you get older, you will thank me Later. LOL

    • Byron Gatlin
      Byron Gatlin Vor 2 years +3

      @Erik Grankvist Stay Safe My Friend

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +9

      Yes my friend actually enlightened me of this. To not jump off high up all the time for the knees. Now I have the door to walk through. ;)

  • John Daniels
    John Daniels Vor 2 years +1

    Thanks for sharing. I love watching you. You’re so very talented.

  • R Christie
    R Christie Vor 2 years +15

    one hell of a good job on log joinery, young man.

  • 雅惠
    雅惠 Vor 2 years

    It’s really pure handwork, no chainsaw or electric drill is used.👍

  • Lyn Stoneham
    Lyn Stoneham Vor year

    This is so relaxing to watch how much forest did you buy to do this project as you seem to be in the middle of know where

  • Ron Dennis
    Ron Dennis Vor 2 years +1

    What diameter is the wood drill for the dowels?

  • j ward
    j ward Vor 2 years +1

    Nice work!

  • Suzanne Todaro
    Suzanne Todaro Vor 2 years +2

    Great progress Erik. I just wanted to ask why did you need that very heavy very long log om the left side of your cabin? Is it maybe for a mezzanine?

    • Suzanne Todaro
      Suzanne Todaro Vor 2 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist Thanks for the reply and information. Take care.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +2

      The roof is going to stick out a bit in front of the build.

  • Muriel
    Muriel Vor year

    Great job Erik ! 👌

  • Jappel
    Jappel Vor 2 years +1

    Surely one of my favorite channels. Truly happy about the new video