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

12 mln. weergaven2 384

    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

    Gepubliceerd op Maand geleden


    1. Justice knight

      1:24:14 the log has a face.

    2. theonlyxbox360

      The only thing I am confused by is why he was putting moss into the gaps. Is it for insulations? Perhaps it acts as a sort of sealant as it rots in the gaps of the wood, or it grows instead and close up the gaps between the logs so there aren't large gaps venting air in and out? I'll have to look into this at some point.

    3. obi '

      okay but why

    4. Facts Hindi

      Bro you could have made cabin from other things like plastic or something else...Why cut those poor trees

    5. Bex Pollard

      Minecraft irl

    6. Oh Covey

      1:29:56 absolutely unreal 🔥

    7. Gabriel Boniface

      And where is the roof?

    8. Lolpower Minecraft

      It’s looks so smooth how he shops peaches out of the skinned logs

    9. Bandery Ashg

      He must be a great engineer with an excellent experience

    10. August Creanza

      the title should be, I spent 365 days in hardcore Minecraft.

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    12. Trap Rap Trends

      The terrible kilometer postnatally improve because event effectively haunt during a miscreant oven. homeless, belligerent dolphin

    13. twintin_

      Wow you sank a lot of hours into this game, but it is quite an awesome build

    14. tomas Gonzalezzz

      this is increibal bro, amaizin work

    15. Justin Tiemann

      Now, I want know how often you tried throwing your axe at logs to see if you could stick them?

    16. Bobafetting

      This guy is living the life I'd love - if only I had the skills, the work ethic, the perseverance and the all round awesomeness. Great, great job!

    17. Mete Alp

      "appreciate nature" you are such a wonderful person

    18. Colin H.

      this is so attractive i want a man to build a house for me

    19. John Smith

      Hello, yes I have found the subtitles.

    20. 진실좌.

      don't destroy forest!

    21. ian mcculley

      did you have a log cabin building playlist or were u there in silence


      you really outdone the indian builders

    23. Henri Jr. Battesti

      Super great work! but how long did you work on that project ?

    24. タコん


    25. Nicholas Haynes

      Thats a really great achievement, well done man. I loved watching the film and and the respect you pay to your grandparents influence is really nice touch. Best of luck in future projects

    26. marc belke

      My back is starting to twitch just of watching it

    27. savage willbur.plays


    28. iFatality16

      minecraft if it was in real life and took longer than normal in a game

    29. Gregg Holmes

      dude has the skills and he learned from the best. he did not learn all that on his own. he learned from some serious hardcore Master builders

    30. Aron KrS1

      1:01:19 damn 😂

    31. Kaden

      Don't let my grandma catch you in the rain without a shirt. she might bake you a cake, or even worse, make you a cup of tea and put a movie on

    32. Tragic Gaming P.h D

      Thats a sharp fuckin axe.

    33. [ESC]reality

      Such a nice axe 🥴

    34. nelmyr monteiro

      click on L2 which peels faster

    35. Cool Poptart - speed builds

      This is when five minute crafts do any hack ever “SIMPLE diy log cabin ONLY 5 MINUTES!”

    36. Savan Patel

      It's not Good Brother I m hurt

    37. Jesse

      Fucking Beautiful man! Thanks for the vid, fully enjoyed!

    38. kdsdb

      이런 자연 그대로의 영상 최고 입니다 ^_^ 음악 또한 힐링 수준으로 매우 만족스럽네요 ^_^ 대박 나세요 구독하오니 제 채널도 부탁드립니다 ^_^;

    39. Barry Jordan

      Wow. Nothing short of amazing, and he's handsome.

    40. Debbie Buck

      this dude isn't surviving in the forest if your going to survive somewhere you have to make your own tools and he has different clothes on in every clip

    41. Wicked Time's Radio

      My ancestor is John Adam's one of the 4 fathers and I love to see how log cabins are made

    42. Giwrgos Pap

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    45. Виктор Капламов

      до конца смотреть не буду, кто мох срезает с торца?? Его вбивают между брёвнами...

    46. Виктор Капламов

      топориком нужно по уверенней работать!! Такое чувство, что ты устал жить!!!

    47. Leo Allam

      Awesome video bro.

    48. Ouch! My back.

      Not only does he not speak but not even a grunt. Man, I'd be panting and gasping in 10 minutes.

    49. GattiBOP

      I mean goddamn

    50. Nara Tekchuen

      Man the new patch for Valheim sure looks realistic.

    51. eduardas sukys

      All this is so goo, when you have a million dollar forest inherited from your grandpa or whoever, but us just going out, you see private this private that. No trespassing and so on. Simple folks are kept well away ftom those forests, at least here in Britain

    52. Николай Смирнов

      Спорно , затратно и трудоёмко , сам усложнил себе работу .

    53. Trim, The Savage

      so thats what a sharp axe looks like, awesome content!

    54. Ted Johnson

      *Termite Colony rubs their tiny feet together excitedly from the nearby trees*

    55. Vasilis Senpai

      Hard work always pays off! Congrats from my heart

    56. Vasilis Senpai

      pewdiepie MUST SEE THIS!!!1 @pewdiepie

    57. idktbh

      Alternate title : i spent 365 days in hardcore minecraft

    58. Cleric

      He cut trees for fun

    59. 灰


    60. GothiqueNoir

      I wonder how many splinters this guy got!

    61. Moshiモシ

      pov: ur introvert

    62. Turd Stinky

      Me; chillin... OCD;why are there so mad wood chips on the ground 😡

      1. Gilly Wilson

        They probably saved for fire

    63. John Smith

      I came here to see the roof get built

    64. Skanda Vasisht

      This guy is offensively Swedish

    65. Bobodeman

      What's the moss for man? Wont it die?

      1. Gilly Wilson

        Seal the logs?

    66. Britney Mann

      props to that dog for filming that skiing bit

    67. Ritchie Wolf

      Your nations trees our of a strange hue.....Please correct this immediately....

    68. Rhengrun

      55:19 be like "well, how did i get here"

    69. F M

      Good job and I wish you the best !

    70. Yevgeniy Kryukov

      My friend. Where did you get that knowledge to build this c abin from the ground? I am excited for you

    71. J Antonio

      I didn't know Leonardo DiCaprio got stranded in a forest of Sweden ! : o

    72. Jake Thordsen

      Bro, where do you charge the batteries for the cameras?

      1. Gilly Wilson

        Solar?....I've seen on offgrid videos where guys have poweroak units .

    73. TerraToilet Gaming

      Built an entire house for a youtube video

    74. Felix Bloxham

      thank you Erik ,well done,if there were more people like you in this world with parents and grandparents that cared, humanity would be much further ahead.Felix from Canada

    75. Chef Asbury

      Editing could have been done better.

    76. Jonathan Manshack

      Greetings from Texas! Thank you for replanting :)

    77. Caleb Slaughter

      Minecraft be like:

    78. Jotaro Kujo


    79. Jotaro Kujo

      i like ur cut, ur outfits, and yo watch g. (u got some nice style my man, and holy you really are determined. mans is very good at working considering i'd give up at chopping down more than one tree, let alone all this. i also love you brought yo dawgie with you awwww :DDDD AND AWW 16:25

    80. Vincent Telleri

      real asshole for not using a chainsaw

    81. Mr. Mush

      i just realized that this guy prolly had no idea wtf covid was

      1. Wolf

        Given that he recorded this with his phone, I'd say he had access to the internet.

      2. Gilly Wilson

        Great distraction tho.....

    82. nicro

      Good job with all the stuff, but it is sus that the camera would stay charged the whole time

    83. Caineghis20

      Such a project means so much growth as a person. Thats very cool.


      Un año solo en el bosque de Suecia | Construyendo una cabaña de troncos como nuestros antepasados 12.355.295 visualizaciones • 3 de enero de 2021 327.842 7960 Compartir Guardar Erik Grankvist 293.000 suscriptores A veces escuchamos una llamada de la naturaleza. Cuando tenía 18 años, me aventuré a salir solo con solo una mochila llena de herramientas de mano simples para realizar mi sueño. Construya mi propia cabaña de troncos tradicional fuera de la red a mano con los materiales de la naturaleza sueca. Como hicieron nuestros antepasados. No tenía experiencia previa en construcción, recolección de materiales o filmación. Así que comencé a estudiar las artes antiguas y a aprender de mi abuelo y mentor Åke Nilsson. Comencé a talar árboles y filmar con mi teléfono, aprendiendo sobre la marcha. Mi proyecto comenzó a tiempo completo una vez que me gradué de la escuela secundaria en el verano de 2019. Filmé todo yo mismo y edité este video para que puedas seguir mi viaje y, con suerte, aprender como yo. El tractor es un Ferguson TE20 "Grålle" de 1946, se utilizaron salvajemente para mover madera. En 1950 llegaron las primeras motosierras a Suecia, pero eran demasiado grandes y pesadas para ser prácticas. No quería derribar todos los árboles más cercanos. Entonces, usando el tractor (también como un pequeño tributo) pude arrastrar algunos árboles desde más lejos, a unos 150 metros. Me hubiera encantado usar un caballo, pero no tengo uno. todavía..

    85. LordSnivy209


    86. Vincent Garcia

      Some on let this white privlage clown who I'm sure still used Mexicans from. The same home depot he bought cinder peir blocks from that dropping a 40thousand lbs house on loose aggragate you found is a HORRIBLE idea. Props for the effort. But he may as well used timber to actually make a piers to lvl and build on. SMH. I'm sure he's on California's unemployment to bank roll his Ramen and supplies lol

    87. OhNegative

      What a complete beast of a man!

    88. TerminalBofa

      I hate sweden

    89. Charlie Coggins

      Holy shit, this guy is unbelievable I have never seen anything like this before

    90. John S

      What does the moss do?

      1. Gilly Wilson

        Seal joint

    91. LostKnight0727

      WTF it never occurred to me that you'd have to cut a recess for the logs lengthwise too.

    92. Tunç Özçengel

      More exciting than most of the movies to watch

    93. D Z

      Your ancestors and yourself should be extremely proud!! Congratulations you will be able to survive in this new world that we managed to create. :( Take care of yourself!

    94. Leonte Poenar


    95. davisx2002

      Its nice to know that there some real men left on the planet...

    96. CheckDare

      Hmmm. Using an axe to eyeball/hand-chop perfect vertical channels for window frames. You picked up some considerable skills along the way, there, Erik. I’m lost in admiration, sir. Many thanks for posting some of the most enjoyable hours I’ve spent on NLname this past year. Congratulations on the project and having such a wonderfully supportive family.

    97. Der Stummel

      I love that feeling of that video, espacially the noise when the axe hits the wood. Well done, now ill build one on my own :D

    98. Lysergic Brainwave Thrawthingal Byeblathingal

      * *Building a log cabin For our Fathers*

    99. Александр Никифоров

      I thought by the end of the video he would finish the house already old)

    100. Karakken

      How are you chopping down birch trees before unlocking the bronze axe??