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

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One man leaves the city life behind to build a cheap off grid log cabin and homestead in the Canadian wilderness, including a log home, an outdoor kitchen, an outhouse, a woodshed and a sauna bathhouse. Building mostly with hand tools, Shawn James harvests building materials from the forests north of Toronto, Canada and crafts them into functional tools and shelters using traditional woodworking tools and methods. He practices bushcraft and survival skills every day, including fire starting, tree identification and harvesting, wild edible foraging, fishing, hunting, camping in the summer and winter, travelling by canoe and snowshoe, navigation and water collection and purification.
Continue watching in 2019 as Shawn finishes the sauna, plants a forest garden for fruit and vegetables, builds an underground root cellar, ice house and cheese cave, a timber frame workshop and a remote hunt camp closer to fish and game.
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At approx 1:11:50 when the soft song starts to play I realized what this entire video is a analogy of, LIFE
I’m laying in bed approx 4 years after I lost my 16 year old boy to a fast 5 weeks of cancer. Tired with a loss of why I’m here now I try to keep my mind busy so I won’t weep any more. A heart can only break so hard. I’m 55 and had a heck of a life but I’m tired now and don’t really want to keep going. My boy was the best boy a father could ever hope for and I cannot believe he is gone and with him went my heart
Life is a riddle, a strange thing to experience once you get really deep into it
This man did what so many dream and want to do
My son and I built a shack in the woods together. Nothing compared to this guy but we experienced much of the same thing. Hard work, perseverance, patience, pacing oneself, hope, vision and best of all peace of being there. For me having my boy there made it as close to heaven as this old earth could ever be. Love is what makes it Yet with love comes pain

Hat off too you sir and appreciate you sharing your experience. The timely addition of the music painted a great picture sadly so many today have never and will never taste. Brought back good memories
Life is a strange thing

Author — Robert Stalets


Algum Brasileiro vendo aí
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Author — Daniel Alquimin


I'm about ready to do this myself. .. I feel reliant, and trapped in a modern world that I'm certain I don't want to inhabit. Much respect for you and thanks for posting the vid

Author — Goatmeal VR


I can't believe I watched this whole thing who else watched all of it

Author — NAGA SURVIVAL challenge


A log cabin like this one impresses me more than a mansion in Beverly Hills.

Author — Michael Nakade


Who’s watching this during the coronavirus pandemic

Author — Darkos


Me too, it's so incredibly to see him building it by himself. I wish to be in that
wonderful nature

Author — Reina silva


Man, I would trade the world just to experience this kind of life. Simple as it should be. Thank you for sharing this!

Author — S E


The most epic of this all one hour is that it must hv took hours to film n edit n make it presentable. Very heavy work, beside the stay itself.... But beleev me man you smashed a whole lot ov trees just for this....

Author — usman shaikh


watching this gave me a midlife crisis and i’m only 23

Author — Bofa Deez


Me: Oh the sound of nature, the sound of him choppin wood. The great looking cabin and the great achievment of building a cabin on your own. AHHHH
My Girlfriend: SHHHH. Look at the cute doggo :D

Author — Aliensfan 1138


i really wish i could be able to do this and i don’t even care that i wouldn’t know a single thing in the beginning. i just want to experience life like this

Author — vro


The more time I spend in nature the more I understand why people do things like this🏞🏞🏞

Author — Paul Freedom


this called a silent rebellion against all the system of the world/babylon. Salute to you brother!!!

Author — Bret Axl Loraya


As an old disabled man that's mostly confined to my bed due to horrible pain, I want to say that your videos have given me much joy and pleasure!
The amount of time and effort you put into them and everything you do totally amazes me.
I've been watching them for a while now, and have seen almost all of them.
Just wanted to tell you how appreciative I am for what you have shared with the world.
My computer is my window to other's lives, lives that I will never be able to live myself, but it sure is nice to see what you have accomplished in such a short time.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Author — Larry Anderson


I’m 15, I just woke up from a dream where my grandad built the wood cabin, I would go to visit him for weeks there each summer and experience nature and the warm cosy feeling that cabin must bring.. I would love to do or experience something like this am I the only one ?

Author — bob ross


Imagine you got lost in the woods and then found this cabin. Then decided to stay.🥰

Author — BTS STAR


Me I can’t get tired of watching this guy’s amazing talents of working and creating all the stuff he does ! Great job Shawn 😊🇺🇸

Author — Luz Minerva Lopez


This is the longest thing I've ever watched with the least spoken word. Amazing I'm also dreaming of doing this someday.

Author — JakeR Zone


Dude, just apologize to her and go back home. It's o.k.

Author — Rick Sanchez