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

Publicado em 3 Jan 2021
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


  • Consulta...No hay un video resumido que no se tenga que ver a este idiot 2 hs pegandole al tronco con una hacha ??

  • Dude....

  • Its minecraft with rtx 1000000 on

  • How do you unlock this texture pack?

  • This is really cool. Here in America, schools not the government gives us any programs to learn things like these sort of things

  • Good job

  • weeeey and the door? XD

  • *my Dumb ass trying to set up a Lincoln log cabin*

  • sei un grandissimo

  • Hello alguien que hable español

  • Omg steve is that you

  • Rip to all the lost trees

  • Best use of quarantine time ever. Found this searching to see if it’s possible to build my own cabin (with modern tools) in California but the building codes are ridiculous. Still trying though.

  • That’s a log of wood

  • I wish I could download this texture pack to minecraft

  • Imagine some family having baby shower party nearby...

  • one question, how many logs of those allready on the ground you checked if they good ? If all logs you cut down, then shame on you

  • Sadly people like him will be the last native europeans... Europeans being replaced by African people.

  • here's a question: Is it legal to chop down random trees in a swedish forest and build houses where you like? Here in Austria it sure isn't.

  • Прощай спина!!!

  • Ставлю лайк за то, что парень рукастый, но поднимает камни и бревна с согнутой спиной((( Не долго так поподымаешь((

  • I think he lived near a town ship

  • Dang. this video even came with free tickets to the gun show!

  • I think on day one I would've given up and got a table saw and planer . I am in awe.

  • You are very Incredible loved watching this with my Five year old 😍😍😍😍

  • Isn 't there a bear that you could tame,so he could help,maybe...i dont now...its just an idea.

  • Чувак!)) Привяжи верёвку к стреле. Ты больше не будешь плавать за рыбой. :) Dude!)) Tie the rope to the arrow. You won't be swimming for fish anymore. :)

  • I'm jealous of this mans aesthetic.

  • This guy was NOT alone for a year... I call bullshit.

  • Awesome work mate!

  • Man this new Minecraft updates gonna be sick

  • Você não pode ter roubar a árvore saber que mora saber que onde os animais se protegem e moro lá também

  • Amazing saudara qu manatap

  • Today's wife would be like "honey, when you are done building the house I need a back rub. I washed the clothes in the steam and I'm tired." 😂

  • Minecraft’s when they see this:I wonder what durability that axe has hmmmmmmmmm

  • Where’s the pooch?

  • Erik haven’t 0 blisters before this after be like 342,273,37 blisters

  • No hate but would have been better if you had made your one tools

  • I can’t believe I’ve just watched this entire video - for the SECOND time in three months!

  • Love this video! Enjoy watching the little pooch!

  • It's 830pm eastcoast on a Sunday. This is so relaxing in prep for the week. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Pls kill the ender dragon in next episode

  • Before I see the comments I know there are going to be 700000000000000000 Karens yelling because you cut down some trees 😂😂😂😂😁😁

  • This is amazing. You’re amazing

  • 🍔

  • Still watching 🙃🙃😊😊😊😍😍🥰🥰🥰

  • Who disliked this? Like seriously what? Fucking awesome video!

  • Есть русские?

  • Me: Mom can we have minecraft? Mom: no we have minecraft at home minecraft at home:

  • Impressive! I watched Dick Proenneke in "Alone in the Wilderness" a couple of years ago and this had the same feeling.

  • Wow! I am proud to assemble semi-manufactured bookshelves from Ikea. This guy builds his own cabin with some axes and tree trunks that himself has felled. Amazing! Takk for inspirasjonen, Erik. :)

  • Man's got skills I really enjoyed watching this relaxing 👌

  • Planting those trees back is what got me.

  • The dude probably gained 20 lb in muscle mass by the end of this

  • You should grow a tree then build a tree house Garden I have been actually suggesting it to a lot of people on BRleast and garden dudes and dudets. I think we can really change the world for the better this way we can have acres of trees and our technology grow really cool trees that will have really funky and cool stuff that will happen to save this world. Your doing a foraminal job love teal color and stuff but yeah looks funky and cool.

  • You don't even have your working gloves and yet your hands seem so fine and soft.

  • how'd he charge his phone tho

  • Omg does anyone know what kind of dog that is!?!?😍

  • how did you fit a tractor in your back back

  • Saturday going into Sunday, April 18,2021. I was tossing and turning, I couldn't sleep so I watched this. I wish I could do this so bad. I wish this was my man and I could leave the rat/hamster wheel, get the heck out of Ocean Hill, BK and just go do this....

  • Share the Lincoln logs

  • These sorts of channels are basically just a window into the soul of men.

  • My question did he use an axe to cut the trail blazers for dog sledding...


  • I admire your exceptionally good quality of work

  • A cool man liked this video.

  • Today video is about whittling the worlds big stick

  • If I lived my some woods I would love to build a cabin

  • “One year alone in the forest” is he really alone, at 4:50 in the vid he has a tractor but where he get the gas for it

  • Ask me how I know it’s fake?

  • I saw years ago a video of older men building his own cabin in the woods,for a few years he learn to survive .Here this younger men copy the other.

  • Quick question, how do you record all this stuff with a phone with no way to recharge? Or is there something you used like a solar charged power bank

  • I watched it and was amazed, and then subscribed!❤❤❤

  • Fun fact if ur 100 years old, you have a chance to die in ur sleep. It’s just based on luck

  • My whole body hurts just watching it. Congrats!!!

  • 💜👌°°° 🔞🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴🅽🆄🅳🅴🔞°° 👌 🔥 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 😍

  • Nice att du också kommer från sverige🇸🇪

  • Dude, just get 1 log, open your inventory, make planks and u already have first blocks of ur house lol

  • Адвокат Егоров на максималках или минималка? Не могу понять)))

  • Need many years that trees to grow and only need a second to destroy it...

  • today I watched a 2 hour video and before I had a brief image of how to build a cabin, but now I know alot more

  • How can so many dislike this. Erik has used so insanely much time on this video and accomplished something few of us ever will.

  • This was super wholesome my friend. This probably was such a huge milestone for you, mad love!

  • But surely, his forefathers did not have a tractor to carry the logs, did they?

  • Le a kalappal elöttea micsoda kitartás kellet hozzá, és még a kora az is nozzá jön. csak dicsérettet érdemel- ÜDV DED ausz ungarnland

  • Me when I get mad at my parents

  • 💛❣💞💞🤎💜💕💙

  • am i hallucinating or does this guy hits very soft

  • Dude, this is awesome, but isn't it too much?!? To spend 2 years of your precious life for a cabin?!?

  • I never understood why people cut every single tree all-around a house to have a lawn on a naked piece of land...

  • Next time be careful! 1:36:21🤣🤣

  • At what point do you become superhumanly immune to splinters

  • no republican, no democrat. no racism, no facebook or twitter. "LIFE IS GOOD"

  • Alone ??? 2:33

  • I am thoroughly impressed. Not much impresses me. What is most impressive is a young man of 18 years of age having the fortitude, patient and determination to do this project. I do not think I have ever seen someone at that age with such discipline and that includes me.

  • Some solar powered power tools would have made this much easier. Yes, I know.. he wanted to build it in traditional ways!

  • Did pap pap build this by himself ? But how?

  • The guy be spending all 2019 in a forest comes back to the city finds out a pandemic is happening 🤣😭

  • Wow keren banget