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

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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 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.
My business contact:
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

  • dont cut the trees

    Maiwand khanMaiwand khan6 tuntia sitten
  • does this mean he missed the pandemic?

    Jace Bloom xJace Bloom x12 tuntia sitten
  • concentratet attention at work. Without pressure of time. In the end you will lift up a tree trunk with one arm :-)

    mano solimano soli12 tuntia sitten
  • Every tree felled should be replaced

    Adrian CarterAdrian Carter13 tuntia sitten
  • I have mad respect for this guy.

    Captian SkepticalCaptian Skeptical16 tuntia sitten
  • Love you boy

    Attantitania OfficialAttantitania Official16 tuntia sitten
  • This is so awesome! Im surprised this guy is not jacked, his arms are the same size as mine. My favourite parts of the video are the random downhill skiing with a buddy, the drone footage, and the awesome tripod framing. Props.

    Colin SColin S17 tuntia sitten
  • No wolves or bears?

    Sarah HodginsSarah Hodgins17 tuntia sitten
  • Behind the camera they are 3 Jeep, One RV with refrigerator and TV, USB charger for his camera, the Director, Sound engineer.. If you ask me about how he shave his face, well... Basically at the end of the day he takes his Jeep to go to home, it's just 2.7 Km away.

  • This video is proof we live in a simulation.

    Jan MilbergJan Milberg22 tuntia sitten
  • He looks way too young to use these hand tools with such experience -- looks like he has been doing this stuff for 50 years. VERY Impressive.

    paul kennedypaul kennedy22 tuntia sitten
  • And then come back to covid-19😂

    Tino BlangsdalTino BlangsdalPäivä sitten
  • bra video erik

    EMPIEMPIPäivä sitten
  • The warlike donald probably suspect because pasta comparably settle within a tight jump. warm, immense soy

    Christian GallagherChristian Gallagher2 päivää sitten
  • I don't get it,the house has not finished yet,but the video already finish. Can you believe it?

    Daisy PhanDaisy Phan2 päivää sitten
  • He reminds me of the book "hatchet" :)

    Balistah R.O.GBalistah R.O.G2 päivää sitten
  • Bravo dude..

    Zachary JeffsZachary Jeffs2 päivää sitten
  • The video is great but description not exactly fitting. You did not spend the year alone in the woods, you used also planks and other purchased wood and the cabin is not finished yet. It also took way more time to get there (considering you wrote you spend all the time there, which is not true). Maybe you wanted to say: Building An Almost Finished Log Cabin Alone in One Year Almost Like Our Forefathers? :) Still the work you put into this is staggering...

    Antti MuttaAntti Mutta2 päivää sitten
  • I like how he dosent use too much strenght at all, saving energy with just technic e accuracy.

    F4RD4D0 PFAL762F4RD4D0 PFAL7622 päivää sitten
  • Abbiamo apprezzato molto il modo con cui tratti la natura, e che pianti altri alberi nuovi. Molto, anche le tue ingegnose trovate, come risolvere le difficoltà per sollevare tronchi così pesanti. Ci piacerebbe vedere anche come vivi nella tua tenda, e che cosa mangi quando lavori...

    Giuseppe CoterGiuseppe Coter2 päivää sitten
  • The FIboth algorithm got us once again

    Evan DoorlayEvan Doorlay2 päivää sitten
  • When he was born the doctor says congratulations its a man! 💯💪

    Easly ShinkiroEasly Shinkiro2 päivää sitten
  • Killing the nature and recording it ? Thanks.

    Eren ErEren Er2 päivää sitten
  • Love this video

    Blueberry CasseroleBlueberry Casserole3 päivää sitten
  • Why he look like mr. beast

    Lil_beanWCC _Lil_beanWCC _3 päivää sitten
  • Imagine, he hasn't got any roof…

    L0wieeL0wiee3 päivää sitten
  • Not sure whether this is a Sverigedemokraterna or a Miljöpartiet campaign video

    Petter NybråtenPetter Nybråten3 päivää sitten
    • Miljöpartiet är kommunister som vill att alla ska bo i en liten lägenhet i storstäderna och va beroende på staten.

      nativistnativist3 päivää sitten
  • me thinking that this is not how you sharpen an ax until I realized who is building a fucking house alone 1:18:02

    Rocco VaroneRocco Varone3 päivää sitten
  • How innocent you are. And also foolish to cut so many trees

    uday kumaruday kumar3 päivää sitten
  • I wish I could just walk into a forest and do this... can I?

    C SC S4 päivää sitten
  • To say you are implacable seems redundant. You have my sincerest admiration.

    Kelvin NanceKelvin Nance4 päivää sitten
  • Erik to his future kids: When I was your age I built a log cabin by myself from scratch. They are going to feel so useless haha.

    Oscar Lundqvist OlssonOscar Lundqvist Olsson4 päivää sitten
  • Det var ju en sån här karl jag skulle gift mig med 😍🙏🏼 Najs skills med yxan!

    Laila JohanssonLaila Johansson4 päivää sitten
  • Amazing and unbelievable determination. Not many MEN like you in the world.

    John PiccioneJohn Piccione4 päivää sitten
  • Hej fra Singapore, min venn. Set er hyggeligt. Taler du dansk?

    Aravind SAravind S5 päivää sitten
  • You have a lot of amazing camera angles did you set up the cameras in the area prior to shooting or did you move them around while working to get better shots?

    VroomVroom :3VroomVroom :35 päivää sitten
  • god, it must be so satisfying when a log you spent hours chipping and shaping falls perfectly into place EDIT: WAIT A MINUTE. YOU WEREN'T ALONE! THAT OLD GUY BROUGHT PLANKS TO YOU. I CALL SHENANIGANS

    Pizza GoblinPizza Goblin5 päivää sitten
  • so do you own the land?

    Hermes TrismegistusHermes Trismegistus6 päivää sitten
  • He’s created massive Lincoln logs

    Corrin RawlingsCorrin Rawlings7 päivää sitten
  • The fact this doesn’t have any Voice over/narrator and no background music you left the noise of the Forrest,birds,rain and the satisfying noise logs make when you strike them just right with an axe this is incredible mate

    Joe McnallyJoe Mcnally7 päivää sitten
  • Ok it’s fun. But this kid just destroyed a forest for a FIboth video😐

    Aydin NouriAydin Nouri7 päivää sitten
  • Mans living the dream :( wish Scotland had a proper wilderness

    Tjay BTjay B7 päivää sitten
  • so fake

    thermaltake corsairthermaltake corsair7 päivää sitten
  • 🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣 Jobbat 4 - 6 män !

    Lucian MihăilăLucian Mihăilă7 päivää sitten
  • Amazing 💪

    Julia's Film OfficialJulia's Film Official7 päivää sitten
  • Same as Minecraft XP (Sarcasm)

    AlleyV Sc2AlleyV Sc27 päivää sitten
  • What kinda drone was that?

    King BurgerKing Burger7 päivää sitten
  • Thats a great sight. Good work!

    King BurgerKing Burger7 päivää sitten
  • As soon as he heard about Covid this man left civilization to avoid catching it😎💯

    Devine VaieluaDevine Vaielua7 päivää sitten
  • Please start lifting with your knees man. You’re asking to slip discs in your back like that.

    GrandadPyjamasGrandadPyjamas7 päivää sitten
  • Videos like this make me so eff’n happy. Reminds me of Dick Proenneke. This was done so nicely. Thank you for posting this and for all your labors.

    Joseph CiaravinoJoseph Ciaravino7 päivää sitten
  • Thank you for such a wonderful documentary of your incredible effort. Now I work with this video playing on the side to remind myself "Nothing is impossible with time".

    Zheng YuZheng Yu8 päivää sitten
  • Wow! Denne unge mand er fantastisk. Som 18-årige skabte han netop sin egen historie, der vil vare i århundreder!

    MrAdventurer59MrAdventurer598 päivää sitten
  • What are those trees ????

    Marc-Antoine .VITTORIMarc-Antoine .VITTORI8 päivää sitten
  • Subtitles for what?..there's no talking

    CallmeDerek ThanksCallmeDerek Thanks8 päivää sitten
  • 0

    Alain MiotAlain Miot8 päivää sitten
  • Link n logs in real life

    JbroJbro8 päivää sitten
  • ""hi if u ffoj

    King DickensKing Dickens9 päivää sitten
  • Saving money for sure!

    Christel BurrellChristel Burrell9 päivää sitten
  • 1:31:29 show off... Just kidding, congratulations man

    Fernando GonçalvesFernando Gonçalves9 päivää sitten
  • 1:21:16 that is frustration summed up

    Fernando GonçalvesFernando Gonçalves9 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations,buy this Man a chainsaw and teach him to dry moss before sealing logs

    MrKieras666MrKieras6669 päivää sitten
  • Very nice video but it can be better if you invest in camera with at least 1080p 😀

    S3ba11S3ba119 päivää sitten
  • After reading the comments I learned he is/was only 18? Wow, I figured early 20's. So basically he was born with an axe in his hand, incredible work and physical prowess Erik!

    8484terry8484terry9 päivää sitten
  • Молодец! Если ты тащишь бревно - не тащи, а используй жердь. Спина это самое дорогое в таком труде. Клади больше моха. Торцы бревен замни (оббей) обухом топора.

    sub coolsub cool9 päivää sitten
  • Mano esse cara estava revoltado com alguma coisa... invés de fazer terapia fez está casa.

    NemiasNemias9 päivää sitten
  • O cara terminou em plena pandemia... Vai ter que voltar pra lá😅

    NemiasNemias10 päivää sitten
  • Really dumb question. What is the benefit of shaving the logs?

    N KN K10 päivää sitten
  • hmmm "like our forefathers"! really? among other things, did they also had a tractor and cement packed in sacs?

    Vali VVali V10 päivää sitten
  • Berasa nonton movie :v

    Risky CHANNELRisky CHANNEL10 päivää sitten
  • like our Forefathers - uses tractor. like our Forefathers - uses modern cement. like our Forefathers - uses modern high carbon steel tools. Yeah how about no... Sorry to say what made it hard to build these structures back in the day was exactly the lack of machinery and modern tools, the error and imprecision rate was higher because error tolerance was the same as it is today but the tools had a higher margin of error.

    Frank ParkerFrank Parker10 päivää sitten
  • be careful when lifting heavy stones. Never lift with your back always your legs. if you have trouble keeping your back neutral wear a weightlifting belt. trust me man it will save you from injury.

    jose lopezjose lopez10 päivää sitten
  • just 1 question.. how does he bring the wood into the location

    cute babycute baby10 päivää sitten
    • Dragging it down

      Allan CoelhoAllan Coelho6 päivää sitten
  • Hey Erik amazing video, love you log cabin, you inspire me to build my own ! I was wondering whats the brand of your Wood compass you use ? Thanks in advance

    alexpowralexpowr10 päivää sitten
  • Traducelo pero no se ase lástiman los arbolesD:|

    Silvia Andrea Muñoz RodriguezSilvia Andrea Muñoz Rodriguez10 päivää sitten
  • This is probably the most labor-intensive feat I've ever witnessed. Not only of course the sheer manpower needed to physically build the house. But that, combined with the added element of documenting and editing the whole endeavor in an artful manner boggles my mind. Truly impressive. This kid deservers millions upon millions of views for this piece of art!

    David PatrickDavid Patrick10 päivää sitten
  • Literally anything dealing with a tree cutting tool. Nobody even comes close to the Swedes. Whether it’s the cutting tool or person. They always seem to dominate. The precision in fitting the logs together is better than anything built in America during the early years.

    Hank OgleHank Ogle10 päivää sitten
  • Can anyone explain why he isn't using the already fallen trees?

    pzpz2135pzpz213511 päivää sitten
  • Look at this fucking UNIT

    Logan CurielLogan Curiel11 päivää sitten
  • Why kill a living free?!

    Zhanserik AkburkitovZhanserik Akburkitov11 päivää sitten
  • @31:05 we stopped for dogs to drink.. dogs start to bite the snow :-D

  • nice dude

    GenocideDay5 -GenocideDay5 -11 päivää sitten
  • Did he buy this land? Is it his property?

    JessJess11 päivää sitten
  • 💪💪

    perdana channelperdana channel11 päivää sitten
  • Dude that's awesome especially considering your young age, but how about legal issues? I don't know how it works in Sweden, but I'm pretty sure it's more or less like in any places in the west, if you don't own the land it's illegal to build anything in it. Do you own the land or were you incredibly lucky and no one noticed it?

    Le CobraLe Cobra11 päivää sitten
  • valheim irl be like:

    Its me PLAGUEIts me PLAGUE11 päivää sitten
  • The tree said: Why did you kill me?

    XLXD TXLXD T11 päivää sitten
  • the forest by like

    Artur KostrzyckiArtur Kostrzycki11 päivää sitten
  • mr beast would be proud

    Jonas KavaliauskisJonas Kavaliauskis11 päivää sitten
  • Menkrep di kehidupan nyata 🗿

    Ardii Kun 亗Ardii Kun 亗11 päivää sitten
  • i can feel the splinters already

    Jack McPhersonJack McPherson11 päivää sitten
  • Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.⚌⚌ !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮

    Demelza WijmansDemelza Wijmans12 päivää sitten
  • Young boy became a men...

    Pn_TedroPn_Tedro12 päivää sitten
  • gordan ramsay in the wood's be like... Damn them skills with the axe

    The Multi BrosThe Multi Bros12 päivää sitten
  • I wonder how much that piece of land cost him. Imagine being so productive at such a young age.

    cg 44cg 4412 päivää sitten
  • Благодаря вашему каналу, я тоже создал канал и начал снимать видео, спасибо вам большое, успехов, здоровье и тем кто читает этот комментарии!

    Деревенский РусланДеревенский Руслан12 päivää sitten
  • 1:01:30 The manly Merry Poppins of Sweden

    Simon WeigunySimon Weiguny12 päivää sitten
  • 46:26 Respect!!!!

    Aksan DzakyAksan Dzaky12 päivää sitten
  • I would've expected that he does _not_ use concrete. Nevertheless, great build. When do you build a roman house? :)

    Simon WeigunySimon Weiguny12 päivää sitten
    • What type of garden shed is right for me? ⚌⚌ !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮

      Benedictus EntiusBenedictus Entius12 päivää sitten
  • Is it even allowed to go in any wood and build a log cabin? In my country, it isn't...

    Simon WeigunySimon Weiguny12 päivää sitten