Building a Sauna Cabin with Logs in the Wilderness Alone with My Dog | Start to Finish

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The complete off grid sauna, bathhouse build from start to finish on my land in the Canadian wilderness. 12 months of Cali, my golden retriever dog, supervising and helping me build the cabin alone, mostly with traditional hand tools, dealing with harsh weather, biting insects and distracted by the incredible scenery and wildlife of Ontario, Canada.
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My Other Channel: Shawn James


Watch the playlists by clicking on these links:

Building an Off Grid Sauna:

Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools:

Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen:

Best of My Self Reliance:

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My Mailing Address:
51 King William Street
P.O. Box 30017
Huntsville, ON
P1H 0B5

My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear:


My Self Reliance
  • Ekpukhon Vincent

    Ekpukhon Vincent

    17 jam yang lalu

    Long live,your talent is superb,i wish you all,all the best worldwide.

  • Mehdi Nikkhah

    Mehdi Nikkhah

    Hari Yang lalu

    Do not be tired dear friend, I saw most of your videos and I really enjoyed it ..Good to live in the heart of nature ! Good health and good luck .

  • duongbdtien vu

    duongbdtien vu

    Hari Yang lalu

    Three whacked out chics. All sharing the same strange mind.

  • Thoth dawhite

    Thoth dawhite

    Hari Yang lalu

    how long did that take you to build?

  • Cynthia M

    Cynthia M

    Hari Yang lalu

    As I struggle to put ikea furniture

  • Nick Kellie

    Nick Kellie

    2 hari yang lalu

    You’re very inspiring!! Hats off to you!!

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    NOSSA PROJETO DE CASA CONTAINER @ .. .. . ....,,,,,,,, ,,,, ,, ,,,,

  • Setiawan Setiawan

    Setiawan Setiawan

    4 hari yang lalu

    Good job bosss

  • Triple G

    Triple G

    5 hari yang lalu

    Questions : why do you leave your tools outside in the elements? Do you live permanently isolated or is this weekend/time off programs?
    Nicely done. Thanks for sharing and keep posting. Love Cal,i who needs a playmate.

  • Robert Castle

    Robert Castle

    5 hari yang lalu

    Possably the best site on the entire internet.



    5 hari yang lalu

    Is anyone can tell me how he can cut that many trees no one ask for that government give him permission or he buy how

  • Bilal Mughal

    Bilal Mughal

    6 hari yang lalu

    Will you sale it later??

  • mathstrength com

    mathstrength com

    6 hari yang lalu

    I feel honored that you introduced me to the construction of the sauna, it seems so simple, you are good teachers.
    Your dog is a perfect builder, he makes a pleasant atmosphere.
    I wish you all the best in the world and success in your work.

  • Wadi Rum with Salem

    Wadi Rum with Salem

    8 hari yang lalu

    Hello, I am Salem from the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan. I live in a desert and Bedouin life is welcome to everyone♥️🇯🇴💐👋🏼

  • Svetla Nikolova

    Svetla Nikolova

    8 hari yang lalu

    Financial crisis is coming. Don't forget to stock up with food and seeds warm clothes. . You got the rest covered

  • Michael Mcveigh

    Michael Mcveigh

    8 hari yang lalu

    Amazing work

  • Leslie Raby

    Leslie Raby

    8 hari yang lalu

    Me & my husband have been watching your channels from the beginning. You are amazing & have taught alot on survival & that you can accomplish and overcome any obstacles if you truly set your heart & mind to it! I know this is an older video, although you no longer reside at this property, your new phase in life, your new property is phenomenal! I admire your talent and willingness to do all you can to provide the best life for you and yours! I LOVE Callie, she is so beautiful! Good luck on future endeavors Truly inspirational!

  • John Stone Jax, FL Dox me bitch!

    John Stone Jax, FL Dox me bitch!

    10 hari yang lalu


  • Arlette Kuppens

    Arlette Kuppens

    12 hari yang lalu

    bsr trais beau travail jm beaucoup 💪👍😊💖💖✔👏👏👏

  • Леонид Юлдашев

    Леонид Юлдашев

    13 hari yang lalu

    мужик, ты крутой!

  • Mehdi Amiri

    Mehdi Amiri

    14 hari yang lalu

    very nice

  • Robert Cronin

    Robert Cronin

    16 hari yang lalu

    I just finished your first video where you build your cabin and it was phenomenal! I can't wait to watch the rest of your series - I love all the personal touches you put on and in your cabin like bookshelves, etc - so cool - especially now when living out here in modern society has become undesirable for most and a nightmare for some... Out in the woods where you are there's no worries about mask mandates or grossly under-tested gene therapy vaccines or tyrannical governmental overreach or communism disguised as liberalism taking over and destroying your American freedoms...your timing could not have been better, awesome 🔥🔥🔥

  • MS Jang

    MS Jang

    17 hari yang lalu

    I admire you for your persistence, determination, strength, and talent. You are amazing. If I had money, I'd ask you to build for a log cabin.

  • Jenny Rawlings

    Jenny Rawlings

    18 hari yang lalu

    Thankyou for sharing these beautiful videos

  • Andre Grenier

    Andre Grenier

    18 hari yang lalu

    Good Video , My Self Reliance

  • Jones


    22 hari yang lalu

    Some cool finnish products you got there in the sauna 😊

  • Eeli prem

    Eeli prem

    23 hari yang lalu

    Suomalainen kiuas?

  • Thierry Weber

    Thierry Weber

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  • Lidia Lidia

    Lidia Lidia

    23 hari yang lalu

    My admiration and respect to this gentleman and his lovely dog!!

  • Calango Calango

    Calango Calango

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  • Phuoc Nguyen

    Phuoc Nguyen

    27 hari yang lalu

    You have good a dog, i love it

  • Lisa Richards

    Lisa Richards

    28 hari yang lalu

    Just wow! You would make Dick Prenoky proud Wonderful!

  • Sri Wahyu Kartini

    Sri Wahyu Kartini

    28 hari yang lalu

    Wow Fantastic ...!

  • Omar Omaros

    Omar Omaros

    Bulan Yang lalu

    I'm not looking at that man & what he's doing, I'm enjoying watching the dog & saying that he's the best company you can get

  • Serious Poems

    Serious Poems

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Watch out now he broke out the protractor.

  • 쓰라린


    Bulan Yang lalu

    Maestro. great!!~

  • David Copperfield-not the magician

    David Copperfield-not the magician

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  • Joel Viloria

    Joel Viloria

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Thank Shawn
    What an inspiration you are, I’m hooked to your channel, you give me strength just by watching you build things and working so hard by yourself. Love your dog.
    Keep up the good work, blessings to you and your family 🙏🏼

  • Miss Beatrice Haven

    Miss Beatrice Haven

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Can anyone tell me why he’s burning the logs?

  • Duncan James

    Duncan James

    Bulan Yang lalu

    And still...

  • Marta Luzia

    Marta Luzia

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Admiro o trabalho dessas pessoas que fazem isso, acho sensacional

  • Creusa Andrade Polastri

    Creusa Andrade Polastri

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Não sei inglês por isso
    Escrevi em português.
    Sou de São Paulo. BRASIL.

  • Creusa Andrade Polastri

    Creusa Andrade Polastri

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Homen você é um
    Bom se no mundo existissem
    Mais homens com você

  • jair barbosa

    jair barbosa

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    ha gosto do cachorro tambem nao sei como vcs aguantam essa neve toda aqui no brasil e bem quente.

  • jair barbosa

    jair barbosa

    Bulan Yang lalu

    ola meu nome e jair sou do brasil admiro sua atitude e seus trabalhos suas cabanas sao um charme estou fasendo um fogar igual esse seu ai da rua sou seu fan e assisto todos seus vidios gosto muito de carpintaria ate minha esposa esta assistindo comigo .parabenz.

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    Дадахонов Азизхон

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  • romaolivre livre

    romaolivre livre

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    Nota 10



    Bulan Yang lalu

    Solute.. You can built up yr house alone. 👍❤️👌

  • Filipe Seinas

    Filipe Seinas

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    At this point in time I bet he can make a colosseum made out of wood and I wouldn't even disbelief

  • Timothy Brown

    Timothy Brown

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    Superman lives.

  • Kaktus


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    1:51:47 SUOMI MAINITTU!

  • Paolo balitro

    Paolo balitro

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Can’t watch this guy cutting down so many just makes me feeling sick

  • Been Rockn n Rollin Since 1888

    Been Rockn n Rollin Since 1888

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Cali wants to play 🥰

  • Gary Oz

    Gary Oz

    2 bulan yang lalu

    I bet you smoke a lot of weed out there.

  • Tony Miller

    Tony Miller

    2 bulan yang lalu

    I knew it - a BathHouse

  • Joel Pereira da Silva

    Joel Pereira da Silva

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Belo seu trabalho parabéns

  • Paul Beadle

    Paul Beadle

    2 bulan yang lalu

    The star 🌟of this show is the dog 🐕everything the guy does is easy if it wasn't for the dog nothing would get done think about that 😀😉😄👍

  • pangeran genteng

    pangeran genteng

    2 bulan yang lalu

    why r cutting trees ?? u hv to pick uprooted trees in forest do some more hard work.

  • K Long

    K Long

    2 bulan yang lalu

    This dude is super lazy...geez get some ambition and discipline already...

  • Fatima Rodrigues

    Fatima Rodrigues

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    Gleison canaril do MOTO BOY Moreira

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Top demais

  • Nilde Goes

    Nilde Goes

    2 bulan yang lalu

    E o cachorro parece uma criança sempre querendo a atenção do pai 😍

  • Nilde Goes

    Nilde Goes

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Nossa eu admiro muito o trabalho e a inteligência dese homem morar em um lugar assim deve ser muito bom

  • Levi Roadman

    Levi Roadman

    2 bulan yang lalu

    I really can't see why anyone would choose to purposely dislike this video. Unreal.

  • Levi Roadman

    Levi Roadman

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Anyone know why he burned the bottom logs?



    2 bulan yang lalu

    Lincoln logs irl

  • Eric Wood

    Eric Wood

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Can't imagine a happier dog. She must love this outdoor life.

  • Akbar Ahmed Muhammad Al-Banna

    Akbar Ahmed Muhammad Al-Banna

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Bo I and Shu chi in Head Yang Shan and recluse to the end of life refusing to taste the foliage of Zhou Wu Wan Zi Chang’s ownership. Such is the moral such is the moral. Wu Hu.

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    Akbar Ahmed Muhammad Al-Banna

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    Maria Eugenia Molina Coto

    2 bulan yang lalu

    belleza de videos

  • mark oconnor

    mark oconnor

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Thank you for sharing your achievements. Rather inspiring and such talent.. I’d swop lives with you in a flash

  • Juhcobi


    2 bulan yang lalu

    Is this legal to do?

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    camera ThànhNhân VĩnhLong

    2 bulan yang lalu

    Bạn cun này thấy cưng quá

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    Zohora Hasin

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  • Sergey Yu

    Sergey Yu

    3 bulan yang lalu

    Мужик молодец, я бы с вдовольствием так же жил как он.

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    adriano 8 ball pool

    3 bulan yang lalu

    🇧🇷 muito lindo seu trabalho

  • bonanzatime


    3 bulan yang lalu

    If the world had more men like this guy, the world would be a much better place. Honest Work! Most assholes don't even know what that is. ..Especially Joek Briben all his illk in Washington DC..

  • Terible Tom Perry

    Terible Tom Perry

    3 bulan yang lalu

    You are a true craftsman btw....I've seen all these videos a hundred times but when I go back to them again I am drawn in by how you do things the way I would or would love to. Humanity at its best in your videos ty for being you.

  • Terible Tom Perry

    Terible Tom Perry

    3 bulan yang lalu

    What an awesome companion......jumping at every can't get bored by yourself with a dog like that.

  • Start Hockey

    Start Hockey

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  • Amairlis Brea

    Amairlis Brea

    3 bulan yang lalu

    Hola Sr. Fantástico.!! Anoche lo ví por primera vez, pensé que sólo hiba a ver Díez minutos, pero noooo, me dieron las 5:am. Ví el comienzo de su Cabaña completa. Usted es un gran Albañil. Mi respeto para usted. Ahora quiero ver cómo le queda su Sauna aunque sé que le quedará PERFECTA!! Desde República Dominicana. Chaoooo..

  • Igor Manic

    Igor Manic

    3 bulan yang lalu

    and whence the boards drawn on the turner ?

  • Kim Chi

    Kim Chi

    3 bulan yang lalu

    Nice Banya!!!

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    H S

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  • Vivek Agrawal

    Vivek Agrawal

    3 bulan yang lalu

    Amazing Video, But dont like the no. of trees he's cutting down

  • Johny


    3 bulan yang lalu

    W życiu sam tego nie zrobiłeś. Klamstwo

  • Emaleigh Baxter

    Emaleigh Baxter

    4 bulan yang lalu

    That dog is adorable which mean make me happy as that man is work hard and patience.

  • MinusNoir


    4 bulan yang lalu

    Man, I could live in this sauna cabin!



    4 bulan yang lalu

    young man, i been wondering, why did you work hard for really, when there is so many tools to work with, i been carpenter since birth so to speak, maybe you enjoy do all that by hand, well, understandable, i like when i seen when other cut planks, 1x6 2x4, etc,etc,if i can stand your winter there, i would of been there all my life,BUT i suffer with rumetism, and arthritis, unfortunately, i had to spend 50 years in australia, it's great, but i prefared to live in something like yours, and be buried there to rest,loved your vedios mate, u have done all those vedios, and m very geatfull, your skill is eccelento cheers,

  • Joseph Callaway

    Joseph Callaway

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  • Roberta Hubert

    Roberta Hubert

    4 bulan yang lalu

    This is what life was like before TV, telephone, the internet and movies. Our entertainment were our animals, fishing, camping or simply playing in the woods. Visiting family weekly and going to church on Sundays. Now that’s really living. Your videos have taken me back in time when life was so much easier and laid back even though you worked your fanny off. God Bless all your efforts❤️

  • Debbie LaSalle

    Debbie LaSalle

    4 bulan yang lalu

    All you need now is a female friend to accompany and relax with you in the sauna

  • Debbie LaSalle

    Debbie LaSalle

    4 bulan yang lalu

    You are one of the smart people that have it all together

  • Debbie LaSalle

    Debbie LaSalle

    4 bulan yang lalu

    Your dog has a big yard to play in. I like to spend one-week in the woods with a house like yours. Do bears stop by?

  • 5ratsastaja


    4 bulan yang lalu

    HALKO Sauna Heater...nice. Halko means "log" in Finnish and "sauna" is the most widely spread Finnish word.

  • Michael Cameron

    Michael Cameron

    4 bulan yang lalu

    Why do you burn/char the mallet you made?

  • sid g

    sid g

    4 bulan yang lalu

    i love that this dog has this makes me happy

  • Carmen Alvarez

    Carmen Alvarez

    4 bulan yang lalu

    Realmente lo gustaron mucho sus videos, lo mas maravilloso es que a traves de ellos los habitantes del cemento nos escapamos a esos sueños de naturaleza casi perdida.. mi admiración por su habilidad.. superó usted todas mis espectativas..bellisimo trabajo Dios los bendiga a usted y su familia

  • Walkabout Montana

    Walkabout Montana

    5 bulan yang lalu

    What is the chart on the tree for when he goes there with the scribe?