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


  1. Corrin Rawlings
    Corrin Rawlings
    3 саат мурун

    He’s created massive Lincoln logs

  2. Joe Mcnally
    Joe Mcnally
    7 саат мурун

    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

  3. Aydin Nouri
    Aydin Nouri
    9 саат мурун

    Ok it’s fun. But this kid just destroyed a forest for a KGshows video😐

  4. Tjay B
    Tjay B
    10 саат мурун

    Mans living the dream :( wish Scotland had a proper wilderness

  5. thermaltake corsair
    thermaltake corsair
    11 саат мурун

    so fake

  6. Lucian Mihăilă
    Lucian Mihăilă
    12 саат мурун

    🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣 Jobbat 4 - 6 män !

  7. Julia's Film Official
    Julia's Film Official
    15 саат мурун

    Amazing 💪

  8. AlleyV Sc2
    AlleyV Sc2
    16 саат мурун

    Same as Minecraft XP (Sarcasm)

  9. King Burger
    King Burger
    20 саат мурун

    What kinda drone was that?

  10. King Burger
    King Burger
    21 саат мурун

    Thats a great sight. Good work!

  11. Devine Vaielua
    Devine Vaielua
    23 саат мурун

    As soon as he heard about Covid this man left civilization to avoid catching it😎💯

  12. GrandadPyjamas
    Күн мурун

    Please start lifting with your knees man. You’re asking to slip discs in your back like that.

  13. Joseph Ciaravino
    Joseph Ciaravino
    Күн мурун

    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.

  14. Zheng Yu
    Zheng Yu
    Күн мурун

    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".

  15. MrAdventurer59
    Күн мурун

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

  16. Marc-Antoine .VITTORI
    Marc-Antoine .VITTORI
    Күн мурун

    What are those trees ????

  17. CallmeDerek Thanks
    CallmeDerek Thanks
    Күн мурун

    Subtitles for what?..there's no talking

  18. Alain Miot
    Alain Miot
    Күн мурун


  19. Jbro
    2 күн мурун

    Link n logs in real life

  20. King Dickens
    King Dickens
    2 күн мурун

    ""hi if u ffoj

  21. Christel Burrell
    Christel Burrell
    2 күн мурун

    Saving money for sure!

  22. Fernando Gonçalves
    Fernando Gonçalves
    2 күн мурун

    1:31:29 show off... Just kidding, congratulations man

  23. Fernando Gonçalves
    Fernando Gonçalves
    2 күн мурун

    1:21:16 that is frustration summed up

  24. MrKieras666
    2 күн мурун

    Congratulations,buy this Man a chainsaw and teach him to dry moss before sealing logs

  25. S3ba11
    2 күн мурун

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

  26. 8484terry
    2 күн мурун

    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!

  27. sub cool
    sub cool
    2 күн мурун

    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.

  28. Nemias
    3 күн мурун

    Mano esse cara estava revoltado com alguma coisa... invés de fazer terapia fez está casa.

  29. Nemias
    3 күн мурун

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

  30. N K
    N K
    3 күн мурун

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

  31. Vali V
    Vali V
    3 күн мурун

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

  32. Risky CHANNEL
    Risky CHANNEL
    3 күн мурун

    Berasa nonton movie :v

  33. Frank Parker
    Frank Parker
    3 күн мурун

    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.

  34. jose lopez
    jose lopez
    3 күн мурун

    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.

  35. cute baby
    cute baby
    3 күн мурун

    just 1 question.. how does he bring the wood into the location

    1. Allan Coelho
      Allan Coelho
      Саат мурун

      Dragging it down

  36. alexpowr
    3 күн мурун

    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

  37. Silvia Andrea Muñoz Rodriguez
    Silvia Andrea Muñoz Rodriguez
    4 күн мурун

    Traducelo pero no se ase lástiman los arbolesD:|

  38. David Patrick
    David Patrick
    4 күн мурун

    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!

  39. Hank Ogle
    Hank Ogle
    4 күн мурун

    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.

  40. pzpz2135
    4 күн мурун

    Can anyone explain why he isn't using the already fallen trees?

  41. Logan Curiel
    Logan Curiel
    4 күн мурун

    Look at this fucking UNIT

  42. Zhanserik Akburkitov
    Zhanserik Akburkitov
    4 күн мурун

    Why kill a living free?!

    4 күн мурун

    @31:05 we stopped for dogs to drink.. dogs start to bite the snow :-D

  44. GenocideDay5 -
    GenocideDay5 -
    4 күн мурун

    nice dude

  45. Jess
    4 күн мурун

    Did he buy this land? Is it his property?

  46. perdana channel
    perdana channel
    4 күн мурун


  47. Le Cobra
    Le Cobra
    4 күн мурун

    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?

  48. Its me PLAGUE
    Its me PLAGUE
    4 күн мурун

    valheim irl be like:

  49. XLXD T
    XLXD T
    4 күн мурун

    The tree said: Why did you kill me?

  50. Artur Kostrzycki
    Artur Kostrzycki
    4 күн мурун

    the forest by like

  51. Jonas Kavaliauskis
    Jonas Kavaliauskis
    4 күн мурун

    mr beast would be proud

  52. Ardii Kun 亗
    Ardii Kun 亗
    4 күн мурун

    Menkrep di kehidupan nyata 🗿

  53. Jack McPherson
    Jack McPherson
    5 күн мурун

    i can feel the splinters already

  54. Demelza Wijmans
    Demelza Wijmans
    5 күн мурун

    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

  55. Pn_Tedro
    5 күн мурун

    Young boy became a men...

  56. The Multi Bros
    The Multi Bros
    5 күн мурун

    gordan ramsay in the wood's be like... Damn them skills with the axe

  57. cg 44
    cg 44
    5 күн мурун

    I wonder how much that piece of land cost him. Imagine being so productive at such a young age.

  58. Деревенский Руслан
    Деревенский Руслан
    5 күн мурун

    Благодаря вашему каналу, я тоже создал канал и начал снимать видео, спасибо вам большое, успехов, здоровье и тем кто читает этот комментарии!

  59. Simon Weiguny
    Simon Weiguny
    5 күн мурун

    1:01:30 The manly Merry Poppins of Sweden

  60. Aksan Dzaky
    Aksan Dzaky
    5 күн мурун

    46:26 Respect!!!!

  61. Simon Weiguny
    Simon Weiguny
    5 күн мурун

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

    1. Benedictus Entius
      Benedictus Entius
      5 күн мурун

      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

  62. Simon Weiguny
    Simon Weiguny
    5 күн мурун

    Is it even allowed to go in any wood and build a log cabin? In my country, it isn't...

  63. #catloverrr
    6 күн мурун

    ...and be didn’t say “Timber” once? This is a disgrace

  64. Chester Honkey Sports
    Chester Honkey Sports
    6 күн мурун

    boy becomes man

  65. Xiomara Rodriguez
    Xiomara Rodriguez
    6 күн мурун

    You are very strong

  66. pixiepqueen
    6 күн мурун

    Oh God... those poor trees 😢

  67. evan rogers
    evan rogers
    6 күн мурун

    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?

    1. Lachie Thorne
      Lachie Thorne
      5 күн мурун

      It's called one year alone in forest of Sweden

    2. Lachie Thorne
      Lachie Thorne
      5 күн мурун


  68. Chris Oyenarte
    Chris Oyenarte
    6 күн мурун

    I wanna see it done without the heavy equipment 😶

  69. Chris Oyenarte
    Chris Oyenarte
    6 күн мурун

    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

  70. Green Apple
    Green Apple
    6 күн мурун

    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. 🤗

  71. Luis Manuel Felipe Calisto
    Luis Manuel Felipe Calisto
    7 күн мурун

    Engineers: make complicated designs with multiple materials to have the optimal construction of a house This guy: log

  72. grigri bourque
    grigri bourque
    7 күн мурун

    me thinking how many blisters this due got

  73. Bernadete Deslandes
    Bernadete Deslandes
    7 күн мурун

    I'm amazed to see so much effort and dedication !! ... Congratulations 🇧🇷

  74. Po A.
    Po A.
    7 күн мурун

    This guy coming out of the forest after completing the cabin: COVID WHAT???? =P

  75. Mark Robinson
    Mark Robinson
    7 күн мурун

    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!

  76. ArtiCrupec
    7 күн мурун

    1:29:54 ;P

  77. Michael Siddle
    Michael Siddle
    7 күн мурун

    A chainsaw would have saved hours!

  78. KEEMO theraphy
    KEEMO theraphy
    7 күн мурун

    Just curious what is the moss for?

  79. Logan
    7 күн мурун

    That's a really big Lincoln logs set

  80. Boi Weggeman
    Boi Weggeman
    7 күн мурун

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

  81. Sheiraly Rivera
    Sheiraly Rivera
    7 күн мурун

    Two hours of my life wasted but it was quite enjoyable

  82. Fugo's Husband
    Fugo's Husband
    8 күн мурун

    Wh-where did he sleep

  83. Jonathan Irvin
    Jonathan Irvin
    8 күн мурун

    What an amazing adventure! Thank you for sharing it. My Swedish grandfather would be proud of you!

    1. Jonathan Irvin
      Jonathan Irvin
      8 күн мурун

      Can't wait until the next video!

  84. Bce в caxape
    Bce в caxape
    8 күн мурун

    Когда захотел стать адвокатом

    1. Akbar Khudoynazarov
      Akbar Khudoynazarov
      6 күн мурун

      до адвоката ему как до Африки пешком

  85. Karmard
    8 күн мурун

    Am just curious, did he plant more trees after the video

  86. Raider Richard
    Raider Richard
    8 күн мурун

    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

  87. Carlos Manzo
    Carlos Manzo
    8 күн мурун

    I would love to know what the reason for disliking this video would be. 12k????? that's crazy

  88. Carlos Manzo
    Carlos Manzo
    8 күн мурун

    the slow-motion part was so satisfying

    8 күн мурун

    Det är när man ser sånt här slit man lutar sig tillbaka och njuter av att man flyttade till tropikerna :D

  90. louvic Louvic
    louvic Louvic
    8 күн мурун

    Bravo ! Only bravo !

  91. Spreedom
    8 күн мурун

    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.

  92. 강영희
    8 күн мурун

    대단 하네요.

  93. Rhinorawk X
    Rhinorawk X
    8 күн мурун

    God I love work, I could watch it all day!

  94. Ruben List
    Ruben List
    8 күн мурун

    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!

  95. Alexandru Orlovszki
    Alexandru Orlovszki
    8 күн мурун

    Its not like your forefather because you use beton and tractors ....

  96. Tim Essin
    Tim Essin
    8 күн мурун

    Dang!! Where I am I’m pretty sure it is illegal to chop trees down so good for you!! This looks amazing

  97. stephanie potts
    stephanie potts
    8 күн мурун

    This man is a fucking protagonist

  98. Fwoup
    9 күн мурун

    wheres the roof? lol :)

  99. CCrUstYBlanK3t ,
    CCrUstYBlanK3t ,
    9 күн мурун

    He’s not the do it for content KGshowsr he’s the type to do it for fun.

  100. Anton M
    Anton M
    9 күн мурун

    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.