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 (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

  • 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".

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

    MrAdventurer59MrAdventurer594 घंटे पहले
  • What are those trees ????

    Marc-Antoine .VITTORIMarc-Antoine .VITTORI13 घंटे पहले
  • Subtitles for what?..there's no talking

    CallmeDerek ThanksCallmeDerek Thanks17 घंटे पहले
  • 0

    Alain MiotAlain Miot17 घंटे पहले
  • Link n logs in real life

    JbroJbro17 घंटे पहले
  • ""hi if u ffoj

    King DickensKing Dickens21 घंटे पहले
  • Saving money for sure!

    Christel BurrellChristel Burrell22 घंटे पहले
  • 1:31:29 show off... Just kidding, congratulations man

    Fernando GonçalvesFernando Gonçalvesदिन पहले
  • 1:21:16 that is frustration summed up

    Fernando GonçalvesFernando Gonçalvesदिन पहले
  • Congratulations,buy this Man a chainsaw and teach him to dry moss before sealing logs

    MrKieras666MrKieras666दिन पहले
  • Very nice video but it can be better if you invest in camera with at least 1080p 😀

    S3ba11S3ba11दिन पहले
  • 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!

    8484terry8484terryदिन पहले
  • 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 coolदिन पहले
  • Mano esse cara estava revoltado com alguma coisa... invés de fazer terapia fez está casa.

    NemiasNemiasदिन पहले
  • O cara terminou em plena pandemia... Vai ter que voltar pra lá😅

    NemiasNemiasदिन पहले
  • Really dumb question. What is the benefit of shaving the logs?

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

    Vali VVali V2 दिन पहले
  • Berasa nonton movie :v

    Risky CHANNELRisky CHANNEL2 दिन पहले
  • 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 Parker2 दिन पहले
  • 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 lopez2 दिन पहले
  • just 1 question.. how does he bring the wood into the location

    cute babycute baby2 दिन पहले
  • 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

    alexpowralexpowr2 दिन पहले
  • Traducelo pero no se ase lástiman los arbolesD:|

    Silvia Andrea Muñoz RodriguezSilvia Andrea Muñoz Rodriguez2 दिन पहले
  • 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 Patrick2 दिन पहले
  • 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 Ogle2 दिन पहले
  • Can anyone explain why he isn't using the already fallen trees?

    pzpz2135pzpz21352 दिन पहले
  • Look at this fucking UNIT

    Logan CurielLogan Curiel2 दिन पहले
  • Why kill a living free?!

    Zhanserik AkburkitovZhanserik Akburkitov2 दिन पहले
  • @31:05 we stopped for dogs to drink.. dogs start to bite the snow :-D

  • nice dude

    GenocideDay5 -GenocideDay5 -3 दिन पहले
  • Did he buy this land? Is it his property?

    JessJess3 दिन पहले
  • 💪💪

    perdana channelperdana channel3 दिन पहले
  • 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 Cobra3 दिन पहले
  • valheim irl be like:

    Its me PLAGUEIts me PLAGUE3 दिन पहले
  • The tree said: Why did you kill me?

    XLXD TXLXD T3 दिन पहले
  • the forest by like

    Artur KostrzyckiArtur Kostrzycki3 दिन पहले
  • mr beast would be proud

    Jonas KavaliauskisJonas Kavaliauskis3 दिन पहले
  • Menkrep di kehidupan nyata 🗿

    Ardii Kun 亗Ardii Kun 亗3 दिन पहले
  • i can feel the splinters already

    Jack McPhersonJack McPherson3 दिन पहले
  • 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 Wijmans3 दिन पहले
  • Young boy became a men...

    Pn_TedroPn_Tedro4 दिन पहले
  • gordan ramsay in the wood's be like... Damn them skills with the axe

    The Multi BrosThe Multi Bros4 दिन पहले
  • I wonder how much that piece of land cost him. Imagine being so productive at such a young age.

    cg 44cg 444 दिन पहले
  • Благодаря вашему каналу, я тоже создал канал и начал снимать видео, спасибо вам большое, успехов, здоровье и тем кто читает этот комментарии!

    Деревенский РусланДеревенский Руслан4 दिन पहले
  • I saw this on Assassins' Creed Valhalla

    Hello WorldHello World4 दिन पहले
  • 1:01:30 The manly Merry Poppins of Sweden

    Simon WeigunySimon Weiguny4 दिन पहले
  • 46:26 Respect!!!!

    Aksan DzakyAksan Dzaky4 दिन पहले
  • I would've expected that he does _not_ use concrete. Nevertheless, great build. When do you build a roman house? :)

    Simon WeigunySimon Weiguny4 दिन पहले
    • 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 Entius3 दिन पहले
  • Is it even allowed to go in any wood and build a log cabin? In my country, it isn't...

    Simon WeigunySimon Weiguny4 दिन पहले
  • ...and be didn’t say “Timber” once? This is a disgrace

    #catloverrr#catloverrr4 दिन पहले
  • boy becomes man

    Chester Honkey SportsChester Honkey Sports4 दिन पहले
  • You are very strong

    Xiomara RodriguezXiomara Rodriguez5 दिन पहले
  • Oh God... those poor trees 😢

    pixiepqueenpixiepqueen5 दिन पहले
  • So.... Am I the only one who's going to ask where the hell you are that would equal allow this o.o I know in the US at least most places you have to have a permit to build even on your own land... Maybe Iceland or like Europe or something?

    evan rogersevan rogers5 दिन पहले
    • It's called one year alone in forest of Sweden

      Lachie ThorneLachie Thorne4 दिन पहले
    • Sweden

      Lachie ThorneLachie Thorne4 दिन पहले
  • I wanna see it done without the heavy equipment 😶

    Chris OyenarteChris Oyenarte5 दिन पहले
  • You can do that there? In the US, it's illegal to live "off the grid", even though it's so much better for everyone

    Chris OyenarteChris Oyenarte5 दिन पहले
  • That was hot. Hahhaa He seems manly than the usual. Both smart and hardworking whether be it on making the cabin or on filiming as well. Admirable. 🤗

    Green AppleGreen Apple5 दिन पहले
  • Engineers: make complicated designs with multiple materials to have the optimal construction of a house This guy: log

    Luis Manuel Felipe CalistoLuis Manuel Felipe Calisto5 दिन पहले
  • me thinking how many blisters this due got

    grigri bourquegrigri bourque5 दिन पहले
  • I'm amazed to see so much effort and dedication !! ... Congratulations 🇧🇷

    Bernadete DeslandesBernadete Deslandes5 दिन पहले
  • This guy coming out of the forest after completing the cabin: COVID WHAT???? =P

    Po A.Po A.5 दिन पहले
  • i liked your cabin build, if i had to do it myself i would have dug down into the ground a bit and then built up the rocks and stone on the inside around the ground as walls with a stone fireplace. then i would have put on a flat log roof and then covered it with moss so it would have been completely camoflaged. techniques vary to different people, i liked and subscribed!

    Mark RobinsonMark Robinson5 दिन पहले
  • I'm pretty sure our swedish forefathers didn't have tractors or cement.

    J. PJ. P6 दिन पहले
  • 1:29:54 ;P

    ArtiCrupecArtiCrupec6 दिन पहले
  • A chainsaw would have saved hours!

    Michael SiddleMichael Siddle6 दिन पहले
  • Just curious what is the moss for?

    KEEMO theraphyKEEMO theraphy6 दिन पहले
  • That's a really big Lincoln logs set

    LoganLogan6 दिन पहले
  • This video is ideal for relaxation purposes. I love the project an the fact that it has no narrator. Cool!

    Boi WeggemanBoi Weggeman6 दिन पहले
  • Two hours of my life wasted but it was quite enjoyable

    Sheiraly RiveraSheiraly Rivera6 दिन पहले
  • Wh-where did he sleep

    Fugo's HusbandFugo's Husband6 दिन पहले
  • What an amazing adventure! Thank you for sharing it. My Swedish grandfather would be proud of you!

    Jonathan IrvinJonathan Irvin6 दिन पहले
    • Can't wait until the next video!

      Jonathan IrvinJonathan Irvin6 दिन पहले
  • Когда захотел стать адвокатом

    Bce в caxapeBce в caxape6 दिन पहले
    • до адвоката ему как до Африки пешком

      Akbar KhudoynazarovAkbar Khudoynazarov4 दिन पहले
  • Am just curious, did he plant more trees after the video

    KarmardKarmard6 दिन पहले
  • Can I come? I’m American with Swedish ancestry. I’ll help. But I’ll set camp away from yours. I’ll just be your neighbor. I live in America. But I will buy a plane ticket and meet up. I’m young like you. 28yo

    Raider RichardRaider Richard7 दिन पहले
  • I would love to know what the reason for disliking this video would be. 12k????? that's crazy

    Carlos ManzoCarlos Manzo7 दिन पहले
  • the slow-motion part was so satisfying

    Carlos ManzoCarlos Manzo7 दिन पहले
  • Det är när man ser sånt här slit man lutar sig tillbaka och njuter av att man flyttade till tropikerna :D

  • Bravo ! Only bravo !

    louvic Louviclouvic Louvic7 दिन पहले
  • 27:27 ok i guess we just ignore the part where you buy wood planks from a store. whats the point of even measuring and chiseling the other wood if u were just gonna halfass it.

    SpreedomSpreedom7 दिन पहले
  • 대단 하네요.

    강영희강영희7 दिन पहले
  • God I love work, I could watch it all day!

    Rhinorawk XRhinorawk X7 दिन पहले
  • and here i am, sitting in front of screens all day, wasting time and living in a stressful city and getting mentally and physically sick of it. wish i could do this aswell. time for a change i guess. great video!

    Ruben ListRuben List7 दिन पहले
  • Its not like your forefather because you use beton and tractors ....

    Alexandru OrlovszkiAlexandru Orlovszki7 दिन पहले
  • Dang!! Where I am I’m pretty sure it is illegal to chop trees down so good for you!! This looks amazing

    Tim EssinTim Essin7 दिन पहले
  • This man is a fucking protagonist

    stephanie pottsstephanie potts7 दिन पहले
  • wheres the roof? lol :)

    FwoupFwoup7 दिन पहले
  • He’s not the do it for content INworldsr he’s the type to do it for fun.

    CCrUstYBlanK3t ,CCrUstYBlanK3t ,7 दिन पहले
  • Valheim in real world)) Alternative from a real harsh viking! Well done!! Хотя , если по "честноку", паренек, молодец конечно, но опыта не хватает)) Несколько раз, в живую, наблюдал за мастерами, тут есть куда стремиться )) + техника хорошая (я про инструмент) ! Я не эксперт конечно, просто мое мнение.

    Anton MAnton M7 दिन पहले
  • Que bueno esto, alguien en silencio demostrando con acciones, un tipo solo y callado te construye una cabaña , siglo xxi a ver si desaprendemos algo

    black BLACKblack BLACK7 दिन पहले
  • next you should go mining for diamonds then u can make a nether portal

    Gamer GuyGamer Guy8 दिन पहले
  • For a large portion of the video, you are wearing pants with black patches on the knees. I think I've seen other bushcrafters wear something similar before. What pants are those?

    IslocIsloc8 दिन पहले
  • I like this video its so calm, relaxing and satisfying to watch❤️

    Shawn DeclanShawn Declan8 दिन पहले
  • This was worth the last 5% of my battery

    DaRealKokujinzDaRealKokujinz8 दिन पहले
  • If you would stop fucking around. Like throwing the axe. You would have finish in like 3 months. Lol great job.

    Edy SALGUEROEdy SALGUERO8 दिन पहले
  • .

  • Say something

    Brad PetersonBrad Peterson8 दिन पहले
  • Am I in love?

    Jhony TerraJhony Terra8 दिन पहले
  • "One year Alone in Forest..." of course. I also feel alone whenever I'm with people in the forest. Especially when I commute to said forest from my lovely suburban home. " our Forefathers" yeah, I'm sure YOUR forefathers had those lovely circle-saw cut 1-by-4 boards to build the flooring. Mine didn't but I guess Sweden is Different. 52:30 - _makes rookie mistake and tries to derive a motivational "nothing's impossible" message out of it._ Mate, you're just like Communism - heroically resolving issues that are only known to you, because you're the cause of the issues. I admire your perseverance, but man, oh man, those non-truths ...

    SGresponseSGresponse8 दिन पहले
  • I never saw him sweating...

    Prof. Mauro SérgioProf. Mauro Sérgio8 दिन पहले