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

3 jan 2021
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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.
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)
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

  • why the moss between the logs?

    Kevin RKevin R17 sekunder sedan
  • The ambient sound remind me of playing The Forest

    K KK K22 sekunder sedan
  • Ахуеть, а че в Швеции можно просто пойти в лес и начать рубить деревья? Лесники пизды не дадут?

    lilPrincelilPrince47 sekunder sedan
  • Thats like 200 dollers from team trees

    Matthew KimMatthew KimMinut sedan
  • this is why the world is suffering....Stop cutting trees.

    Matthew KimMatthew KimMinut sedan
  • why put grass between the woods?

    DanielDanielMinut sedan
  • Hi Erik, This is GOD, i gave you a like, Btw the animals are on their way , i´m not sure your ark is large enough...

    PJN PPJN P5 minuter sedan
  • A shame we didn’t view some epic beard growth along with the epic home build 👌🏻

    RamphastosRamphastos5 minuter sedan
  • "collect vwood"

    Ethan LoeEthan Loe7 minuter sedan
  • Real way to social distance

    Aron XDAron XD7 minuter sedan
  • A W E S O M E ! ! !

    M. E.M. E.9 minuter sedan
  • How many trees destroyed....was it worth it

    lokesh garglokesh garg13 minuter sedan
  • I just returned from Sweden (business trip). It has turned into a multicultural shit-hole, unbelievable. The last time I was over there was in 2009 for my work. Talked with my Swedish colleagues, pure horror. Violence, rape... the Rape Capital of the West.

    xerox1959xerox195914 minuter sedan
  • Meanwhile in America: Teenagers struggle to perform the most basic dance moves for a 5 second tik tok.

    NorcalNorcal14 minuter sedan
  • If you have a dog with you your not alone....

    Mio SilbornMio Silborn15 minuter sedan
  • Anyone else wondering a few things, such as: What / how did he eat? Where did he initially sleep? How did he consistently charge his camera and clear his SD card onto a computer?

    Charlie GCharlie G16 minuter sedan
  • Уважение.

    Андрей ГоршковАндрей Горшков19 minuter sedan
  • Meanwhile, I'm having trouble assembling my Ikea furniture.

    ElEl21 minut sedan
  • this is better than a game

    Julien SavoldiJulien Savoldi21 minut sedan
  • This guy's out here in the middle of the forest, probably still thinking that Corona is a beer

    PadLaddiePadLaddie21 minut sedan
  • I heard George Washington had the best tractor of all the Mason's back then......... maybe not?

  • why did you do that?

    DanielDaniel23 minuter sedan
  • The real work started with the cutting Just thinking of the hours of film material is too much

    月ちゃん月ちゃん24 minuter sedan
  • He wasn’t alone, the camera man was with him

    Ollie CrabtreeOllie Crabtree26 minuter sedan
  • He did not built a log cabin like his forefathers did. He wore updated current gears, clothing, current tools and maybe his forefathers did not do it alone. Kindly correct the logical thinking. Need some coffee boiled from charcoal.

    whoRwe02whoRwe0226 minuter sedan
  • Plot twist, he ate the fucking dog :'(

    kaTsukaTsu29 minuter sedan
  • His last name is directly translated to Spruce-twig. He's born to do this.

    Borax KidBorax Kid31 minut sedan
  • As we say in Germany when impressed: Alter Schwede! (Old swede) Or in your case Junger Schwede! (young swede) 😁 amazing work

    Cheshire KittenCheshire Kitten34 minuter sedan
  • I would have just bought some 4x2 and OSB and done it in a weekend

    TRUTH HURTSTRUTH HURTS37 minuter sedan
  • New mincraft patch be looking odd smh

    Stef StefanouStef Stefanou38 minuter sedan
  • Why put moss between the logs? Insulation or something?

    Sir MountedSir Mounted41 minut sedan
  • not me ignoring my responsibilities to watch this whole video in one sitting

    Victoria WolferVictoria Wolfer41 minut sedan
  • What materials

    Kendric Bennett-FairbanksKendric Bennett-Fairbanks44 minuter sedan
  • What Materials

    Kendric Bennett-FairbanksKendric Bennett-Fairbanks44 minuter sedan
  • been sitting for 40 min idk why... relaxing.

    egidijus miltinisegidijus miltinis45 minuter sedan
  • My studying can wait i guess..

    Stef StefanouStef Stefanou45 minuter sedan
  • we need more people like that for when the world turns to shit

    Amaury MestanAmaury Mestan45 minuter sedan
  • кто тоже ищет комментарий одобрения адвоката Егорова? : )

    IGvidIGvid46 minuter sedan
  • amazing

    Артемий ТерещенкоАртемий Терещенко46 minuter sedan
  • i. was wearing headphones and i got so scared when i heard the bee ;-;

    Hemesh pun_Hemesh pun_47 minuter sedan
  • you can cut any tress? i think thats illegal in eu

    Snow PuddleSnow Puddle52 minuter sedan
  • Him: mum I’m going out Mum: where are you going? Him: into the forest to build a house with an axe. Mum: ok.

    Charlie CharlieCharlie Charlie52 minuter sedan
  • Does anyine know why he put moss between the logs? it confuses me..

    Simon BrownSimon Brown52 minuter sedan
  • 33:22 thanks for the wallpaper :)

    MarchiMMMarchiMM53 minuter sedan
  • ASMR

    7.62 X397.62 X3954 minuter sedan
  • Rust with RTS

    BerkayBerkay58 minuter sedan
  • noice

    Peter OrangePeter Orange58 minuter sedan
  • how did he fit that tractor in his backpack? lol

    Tyler DunsonTyler Dunson59 minuter sedan
  • Отличное видео, я отправлю его своим друзьям. Спасибо за то, что ты делаешь.

    Алексей НаумкинАлексей НаумкинTimme sedan
  • where from did he get money to live in this year ???

    kaakoskaakosTimme sedan
    • They don't have money there.

      Eliah LeroyEliah LeroyTimme sedan
  • Yes sir! Your forefathers definitely had levelers, rulers, measuring tape, clawhammers, hacksaws and most definitely they had protection gloves! Those nordic bastards!

    Johnson AxelJohnson AxelTimme sedan
    • doesn't make it less impressive though! especially considering he worked alone.

      kawoh.kawoh.47 minuter sedan
    • They sure as hell had it better.

      Eliah LeroyEliah LeroyTimme sedan
  • Fan va sjukt,bra gjort!

    emanuel anderssonemanuel anderssonTimme sedan
  • No roof?!

    Shiny BaconShiny BaconTimme sedan
  • 43:31 ты где друг? Я вижу дом

    Сергей ШабалинСергей ШабалинTimme sedan
  • If he, after building a house, will plant 2 times more trees than he cut down. This will be the person of the year!

    xoguarxoguarTimme sedan
  • Fun fact: His last name has two meanings in Swedish, "Gran": is a common spruce in europe and "Kvist": is twig

    Fadi JakoubFadi JakoubTimme sedan
  • Good job... Chopping healthy trees. Man you should think about our home before doing damage

    Александр СухановАлександр СухановTimme sedan
    • He's doing it with an axe, it doesn't make any difference. Think about those big companies who deforest the whole fucking world.

      Eliah LeroyEliah Leroy59 minuter sedan
  • Did you need some kind of license, land ownership etc. to do this?

    Fat PatatFat PatatTimme sedan
    • I'm really wondering this too :D

      Eliah LeroyEliah Leroy58 minuter sedan
  • Imagine being finally done with all of this to then see your edit program isn't responding. The nerves

    Thom DekkerThom DekkerTimme sedan
  • dude why arent you ripped af

    Tristan CarterTristan CarterTimme sedan
  • I can't sit through this entire video without skipping and this dude's got the fortitude to build an entire house from scratch.

    WhitefoxWhitefoxTimme sedan
  • you became massively strong during your project, you're a real loglifter now

    Tim MüllerTim MüllerTimme sedan
  • Lets be honest, we all know this dude is packing a 10 incher at least

    abcdef ghijlkmnabcdef ghijlkmnTimme sedan
    • You sir, have earned my like! That was a good one!

      Casper RyborgCasper Ryborg48 minuter sedan
  • die wahre frage ist hat der förster das abgesegnet ?

    LucazeLucazeTimme sedan
  • What kind of trees were used in this cabin build?

    Read2LiveRead2LiveTimme sedan
  • Юный адвокат Егоров?

    space policespace policeTimme sedan
  • Murderer. you killed tree that gave you air to make useless house in 21 century. nice video

    Zupełnie niktZupełnie niktTimme sedan
  • Amazing job man!

    Read2LiveRead2LiveTimme sedan
  • He is so hyped for the new The Forest Game, that he trained in real life.

    W33dscop3 24W33dscop3 24Timme sedan
  • Now plant some Trees. 🌳🌳🌳

    Brace YourselfBrace YourselfTimme sedan
    • @Eliah Leroy, how do you know? Watch his videos. Just ❌🌳❌

      Brace YourselfBrace Yourself30 minuter sedan
    • He did.

      Eliah LeroyEliah Leroy43 minuter sedan
  • How does one gain the ability to dedicate all their time to this?

    Said LaylSaid LaylTimme sedan
    • The real question

      Eliah LeroyEliah Leroy56 minuter sedan
  • Me: ooooooo ahhhhh Also me: wait.... WhAt DiD ThIs dUdE eAt

    Tanya WinstanleyTanya WinstanleyTimme sedan
  • Awesome! Richard Proenneke 2.0

    RenéRenéTimme sedan
  • When you are playing on solo server in rust

    Jim RaynorJim RaynorTimme sedan
  • how does he change the camera in the forest 🙃

    Y 7654321Y 7654321Timme sedan
  • In Sweden you don't really need to be in a cabin in the woods to be alone.

    Alexander OsmanovAlexander OsmanovTimme sedan
  • i mean is it actually being alone if you have a cute little dog with you cause its not being alone and im not hating im just saying the dog is really cute

    Robert LuebsRobert LuebsTimme sedan
  • I low key wanted him to forget to put a door just for the Drake and Josh meme

    totti Costatotti CostaTimme sedan
  • I'm speechless, man... 😬👍🏻 After this work, you can easily add this location to Google Maps as yours... 😁

    GroovE 77GroovE 77Timme sedan
  • "Like our Forefathers"... Proceeds to use concrete

    Spooky GhostSpooky GhostTimme sedan
  • where tf is the roof?

    MellonixMellonixTimme sedan
  • I unironically wish I could do this, would be a fucking dream to get off the grid and away from the degeneracy

    SirJeanusSirJeanusTimme sedan
  • Not a time for Old Men.

    Doc MooreDoc MooreTimme sedan
  • He didn't even sweat

    KaimanKaimanTimme sedan
  • Wonder what the splinter count was. :D

    Seth McCauleySeth McCauleyTimme sedan
  • the dog looked sad :(

    adamadamTimme sedan
  • It's absolutely not one year...that's for sure

    kappa YTkappa YTTimme sedan
  • All of the channels like this need to get together and make a village.

    Onet AnimalOnet AnimalTimme sedan
  • this isn't 1 year wtf

    Jack SquatJack SquatTimme sedan
  • got skills bro

    Lee SchindlerLee SchindlerTimme sedan
  • The decorous panther biosynthetically wail because trowel nomenclaturally file mid a smelly soil. quarrelsome, watery shovel

    Yeezydude boiguyYeezydude boiguyTimme sedan
  • This man is dedication personified....

    Arctic Fox 0406Arctic Fox 0406Timme sedan
  • The Last White Man in Swedistan

    RealistRealistTimme sedan
  • 2:30 me in the middle of the night sleeping when a fly is in my room

    Dazed TheFlamingoDazed TheFlamingoTimme sedan
  • Editing this must have taken a year

    Yehia FahmyYehia FahmyTimme sedan
  • You are doing nothing different. You are also harming the nature by cutting trees. The difference is that your are cutting much more trees than an individual who is living in cities.

    Ram Kumar KarodeRam Kumar KarodeTimme sedan

    NightWasTakenNightWasTakenTimme sedan
  • ÑÑÑÑ

    NightWasTakenNightWasTakenTimme sedan
  • Has the government ceised your illegal house and given it to immigrants yet?

    WAUSWAUSTimme sedan
  • this is my actual dream too. you inspired me even more, thank you.

    SáraSáraTimme sedan