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

Erik Grankvist

13 млн көрүүлөр2 479

    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.
    The tractor is a Ferguson TE20 "Grålle" from 1946, they were wildly used to move timber. In 1950 the first chainsaws came to Sweden but they were too big and heavy to be practical. I didn't want to take down every closest tree. So by using the tractor (also as a little tribute) I could haul a few trees from further away, about 150 meters. I would have loved to use a horse but don't have one. yet..

    Please share this video with someone who would enjoy it after the year 2020.
    instagram: @erikgrankvist_

    Preparing First Logs: (0:00)
    Clearing Log Cabin Site: (2:10)
    Building Stone Foundation: (3:05)
    Splitting Foundation Log: (8:05)
    Log Cabin Build Starts (Learning): (12:50)
    Starting To Get Faster: (21:35)
    Winter Log Cabin: (26:27)
    Winter logging: (31:10)
    Dragging out Last Logs: (39:40)
    Appreciate Nature: (46:04)
    ALL LOGS FINISHED: (52:13)
    Log Cabin Rebirth: (56:30)
    How To Build a Log Cabin: (1:01:08)
    How To Lift Heavy Logs on Log Cabin: (1:14:06)
    Axe Throwing: (1:29:38)
    Tall Growth of Log Cabin: (1:31:41)
    Windows: (1:43:31)
    Special Thanks: (1:53:12)
    One Year, Log Cabin Build, Alone, Forests of Sweden, Hand tools, Off Grid, ASMR, Primitive Technology, Viking

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    1. Joe Mcleod

      Does no one wear eye protection? Am I the only one?

    2. BRIAN Kim

      The idiotic dog critically carry because boy exemplarily live under a half hearing. impossible, warm hope

    3. Cesar Carlsson

      Is he filmning on an Nokia 3310?

    4. pipn

      Growth of The Soil by Knut Hamsen but in real life.

    5. Cesar Carlsson

      How dig he hade that much battery on his camera

    6. Robert Tyndall

      What a super feeling of accomplishment you must have, well done!

    7. Joe Zoda

      1 year and no splinters??????

    8. vitor

      Minecraft in real life

    9. Clyde Langworthy

      Your wherewithal is extremely admirable and it is sufficient to say that you are a very blessed person and so is your dog! KUDO'S ERIK

    10. cosmo price

      some wonderful techniques i have never seen before nice

    11. KesorodaBlk

      1:29:50 "Show me your moves!"

    12. Faisal Arsilan

      52:22 oh yeah me too.

    13. cryfier

      Really Really Cool!

    14. nursekja1

      Can I come and visit and help for a few days?

    15. Daenerys Targaryen

      That is amazing👍

    16. Morning Wood

      Alone? Who’s flying the drone?

    17. poppyhimbo


    18. Benjamin Meeks

      why am i still watching this

    19. poppyhimbo

      no gloves were used in the making of this video

    20. poppyhimbo

      ....and lots of free skiing :)

    21. MrBern91

      So where did you get the permission for deforesting and building a cabin in Sweden ? Seems like an impossability these days. Every person who's watching this and isn't swedish. This is something you typically would not be able to do in Sweden so don't think this nation is lawless territory.

    22. Jeremy

      did this guy just split a tree in half with no effort?

    23. Kitty Bubbles

      yeah simple tools like a whole wheelbarrow and tractor with a cart

      1. Clay Knight

        You're right, he shoulve just hauled every stone individually. He might have finished the foundation by around 2023.

    24. пажилой

      Жалкая пародия на Адвоката Егорова

    25. Jamie Rose

      Should have brought a chainsaw.

    26. milf hunter

      I didn`t know minecraft had this good graphics

    27. Leo Linnås

      He is doing Minecraft irl

    28. Currywurst Bude

      This Dude was on my shool

      1. Currywurst Bude

        We we're in Same class

    29. Ᵽບᵯpꝅɨก ꝅɨกǥ

      How did he get fuel for the tractor and battery for the camera

    30. Vegard


    31. William Healey

      Amazing craftsmanship and he doesn’t have to wear a mask

    32. Tore

      I feel proud to be Swedish right now

    33. Siebe Jochems

      Most people don't know this, but this how Swedish boys become men.

    34. Highmountain

      Fantastiskt! Grymt jobbat. Ska bli kul att följa upp resten av bygget. Stay safe

    35. MM0 Private

      Damn.. the world is really getting booring.. Bring me to the 50's - 80's. I don't care

    36. Quality Lists

      Next time I run out of printer paper, I will go to the forest and make my own...

    37. Momba

      i wonder how many splinters he got

    38. Alican Çıktay

      This guy playing valheim in real life

    39. TheArchitectKid

      The way you be cutting them logs, ladies and gentlemen we have our next Johnny

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    41. Sylvain Rittre

      Valheim graphics are getting better and better

    42. k kk

      The yielding lier osmotically sign because viola conceptually untidy besides a rightful relation. rude, shy description

    43. Ace Murders Children

      Question. How did you keep the camera batteries charged?

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    44. Braden

      How many splinters did you get through this process?

    45. Sc0p_3z

      Will u have windows

      1. Sc0p_3z

        Commented a bit early

    46. leonan

      what shader pack is that wait this isn't minecraft?

    47. Zephyr Scofield

      This is what I feel like when im Playing Minecraft

    48. Mike Knows

      Amazing and boring.

    49. Master Kay

      The forest

    50. Luke

      Is this the new valheim trailer?

    51. Kilian Schulz

      Great vid. BTW how was that possible legally? Ive wanted to try the same but the laws of my country are pretty strict

    52. J Zke

      Having the knowledge to do this: Impressive.... Having the fortitude to pull it off: VERY Impressive.... Doing it all without gloves: SUPERHUMAN.

    53. Afned

      I think I found the perfect background video ever

    54. Zambia Gucci

      This guy must go f got mad when it snowed

    55. Kyk 0_о

      21:36 wtf? ahahha

    56. John Schofield

      There’s no roof

    57. Herr Prepper

      Are you reserving a room for the muslims or other black folks?

    58. uncharted7again black king

      Love the video what I dont love is the reference towards the forefathers part

      1. Herr Prepper

        Quit whining... as a black person, why don’t you build a mud hut?

    59. SeppuKun

      Holy shit! This is Valheim, but in real life!

    60. Michael Bell

      Someone send this chap a pair of gloves.

    61. Elli P

      The Big Bad Wolf is gonna need a bigger Blow. Or maybe a tractor. 🚜

    62. Милош Васић

      Wonderful ... man, a literal dream come true! let's exchange some ideas and maybe we might get to know each other :) here in Serbia there are similar ways of building and the tradition of archaic construction is preserved, which is so pure that "Eco" would only ruin it if we called it all just eco-construction :) this is more than that

    63. abstract tricker

      How did you charge your camera

    64. justin keegan

      dont most cabins have a roof? wtf...


      3:45 mining diamonds

    66. Marcus Cortez

      This guy lives in Minecraft

    67. Emilio Exploring

      Great job dude!

    68. Fresh Food

      Thank you 2 am KGup for recommending this video to me

    69. Muster2

      How far up north is this?

    70. GustavSol

      28:06 Aaaaaand done. Work complete!

    71. Bigdogg

      Lumber jacks in movies: dwayne johnson Lumber jacks in real life: ashton kutcher

    72. Angel Ramirez

      My boi out here playing real life Minecraft 🔥🔥

    73. cat

      i assume he owns a couple of acres of that forest he's building in

    74. Marwane2323

      maybe a stupid question, but is it legal to do this in Sweden ? in my country the police would stop you the moment you start choping the tree. BTW awesome job.

    75. bega zus

      why does he put some grass between the wood ?

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    77. Clever Name

      Sure hope he owns that land


      What about the mosquitoes

    79. MutantDustBunny

      Wow, this is an amazing accomplishment!

    80. BrightManX

      is this his lot or no ones?

    81. SlicedTacos

      So much stuff going on in the world rn, and this man just out here building a log cabin Respect +100

    82. no one

      For years i never understood why someone would want to go off the grid but as of recently ive started warming up to the idea It just sounds so peaceful

    83. Bill Billson

      that was cool to watch, thanks for sharing!


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    85. DeMarche Adventures

      And now my little fort in the woods is a pos.

    86. Weston Evelyn

      Wow that’s amazing and I wish I could spend time to do something like that, owning the land must be wonderful and a true treasure

    87. T.P.A

      "I've slowly become a Viking for real."

    88. Will Stamatakos

      This is beyond remarkable. It literally makes me laugh in awe.

    89. Shawn Massey

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    90. Connor Mccarthy

      This is beautiful I love this video

    91. Dylan McGowan

      Much respect to you, not many young men about with the technical skills to build their own log cabin these days.

    92. MAK V

      i think he really just wanted us to see him ski

    93. Szilagyi Timothy

      Kudos! Boy grows into a young man and builds a sturdy cabin all in one year. The physical toll must have taxed him at first, but he gained weight and muscle before our eyes. Thats a whole lot of push ups boys. If you truly built it alone Erik, you are the man...and need a gf. Jk Beautiful off grid spot with an incredible ski run. How can I forget that ski run?

    94. Hailee Johnson

      Ya got the cameraman!

    95. Thunderking 7507

      Teacher: Mr. Grankvist, where have u been for a whole year?! : I’ve made a house in the middle of no where

    96. Guy Incognito


    97. Johnny Nowhere

      One word: PERSEVERANCE

    98. matt webb

      you should have drank a shit ton of protein shakes in secret so it would look like this process was making you huge.

    99. Luciane Marques

      mencionar seus pais ao final do vídeo foi lindo. mostra respeito pela família, infelizmente respeito pela família é o que mais falta entre os jovens de hoje.

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