Two Years Alone in the Wilderness | Escape the City to Build Off Grid Log Cabin

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One man leaves the city life behind to build a cheap off grid log cabin and homestead in the Canadian wilderness, including a log home, an outdoor kitchen, an outhouse, a woodshed and a sauna bathhouse. Building mostly with hand tools, Shawn James harvests building materials from the forests north of Toronto, Canada and crafts them into functional tools and shelters using traditional woodworking tools and methods. He practices bushcraft and survival skills every day, including fire starting, tree identification and harvesting, wild edible foraging, fishing, hunting, camping in the summer and winter, travelling by canoe and snowshoe, navigation and water collection and purification.
Continue watching in 2019 as Shawn finishes the sauna, plants a forest garden for fruit and vegetables, builds an underground root cellar, ice house and cheese cave, a timber frame workshop and a remote hunt camp closer to fish and game.
Music
“Home”, by Simon-Alexander
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  • Vanvan Persie

    Vanvan Persie

    10 jam yang lalu

    so relax

  • Wiesław Karpowicz

    Wiesław Karpowicz

    20 jam yang lalu

    Are you allowed to cut trees without the local government's permission in Canada? What is the ownership of this forest?

  • Kelly Colmey

    Kelly Colmey

    21 jam yang lalu

    This is his passion he loves to do the stuff

  • Kelly Colmey

    Kelly Colmey

    21 jam yang lalu

    I want to marry this guy

  • Kelly Colmey

    Kelly Colmey

    22 jam yang lalu

    No only not only is he a very adept with engineering carpentry he’s also very creative

  • Kelly Colmey

    Kelly Colmey

    22 jam yang lalu

    What is he making now. This is discuss passion and I admire that.

  • Kelly Colmey

    Kelly Colmey

    22 jam yang lalu

    That’s my kind of husband

  • Kelly Colmey

    Kelly Colmey

    22 jam yang lalu

    I hope he sold this log cabin cabin which is really a house. What a great guy

  • kl2j3423

    kl2j3423

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    How many times have you been divorced

  • Sun shine

    Sun shine

    Hari Yang lalu

    thank you for the very great video!
    if some time can saw you eat some food is better!🌮🍗☕

  • John Johnson

    John Johnson

    Hari Yang lalu

    Why is the like dislike button disabled

  • es lei

    es lei

    Hari Yang lalu

    Great video shared enjoying the hard working man building his cabin by his own HANDS
    TY FOR SHARING
    STAY BLESSED

  • B Foster

    B Foster

    Hari Yang lalu

    How can someone watch this video and not sub? lol

  • Marc Anriz

    Marc Anriz

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    the bond that the dude and the dog must have.... amazing! Really inspiring

  • Евгений Жогин

    Евгений Жогин

    Hari Yang lalu

    единственный вопрос! Откуда бабки на это веселье???????

  • Gui Alves

    Gui Alves

    Hari Yang lalu

    Escravuscokivs travatiliun navrationova
    Sou russo kkkk

  • TranhTranh

    TranhTranh

    2 hari yang lalu

    U looks like Heidi's granpa. Thank you for made this video

  • Denise View

    Denise View

    2 hari yang lalu

    Hard work! Your cabin is beautiful.

  • Mii .R

    Mii .R

    2 hari yang lalu

    Ohhhh ficou muito lindoo!!!
    Quero morar aii ..kkk
    Deu vontade de construir uma tbm 😍

  • Jay Scott

    Jay Scott

    2 hari yang lalu

    @1:12:15 that simon Alexander song playing. Does anyone know the name of it? I don’t think it’s his Home song.

  • Sooth Jack Tv

    Sooth Jack Tv

    3 hari yang lalu

    I have been independent for 30 yrs and i do all by myself even making ny own table or whatever even i am a woman but i do men work even working as a welder of a ship, i would love to make a house on my own hand too.Even i am a woman i like to do hardworks i feel fullfillment and have worth in life not to depend with men .Well i leave my dad to live on my own and he lives with my siblings in Canada i am alone here in the Philippines life hard but you feel worth of yourself when you live on your own .

  • Sooth Jack Tv

    Sooth Jack Tv

    3 hari yang lalu

    You don't need expensive things any luxury mostly our life is just short and we can't bring any when we die so it's better this way no stress like in the city.

  • Sooth Jack Tv

    Sooth Jack Tv

    3 hari yang lalu

    Amazing it's nice to live not much to think about payments of anything like renting a house and the best you are the boss.

  • tamerlano

    tamerlano

    3 hari yang lalu

    mmm...well if in Canada you are lucky enough to build a house into the woods without anyone coming one day telling you " I.'m the Government Representative of the Bio-Veg- Wildlife- Water Supreme Protection Department, show me your Supreme building authorization with the relative 5.000 dollars payment receipt please...and the others 5 authorizations from security department and the other 4 permissions of bla bla bla"...in this case enjoy your good luck. Because if where I live it was possible just to build a house in the woods without any other worries....towns would be totally empty and woods would look like New York.

  • Sooth Jack Tv

    Sooth Jack Tv

    3 hari yang lalu

    Wow don't need a lot of money to built a house .

  • Sooth Jack Tv

    Sooth Jack Tv

    3 hari yang lalu

    Nice to live simple life thanks for sharing.I always want a simple house to live to have a safe life.

  • Kathy Linville

    Kathy Linville

    3 hari yang lalu

    Who wouldn't want to get lost with this guy. Unbelievable. Not to hard to look at either.

  • Albert Karhu

    Albert Karhu

    3 hari yang lalu

    dont hang the bear upside down, its bad luck.

  • Antoanette R.

    Antoanette R.

    3 hari yang lalu

    Waw,thats something amazing.Great job.🙂👍🤠

  • José André Pernambuco

    José André Pernambuco

    3 hari yang lalu

    🇧🇷

  • Isabel López

    Isabel López

    4 hari yang lalu

    This video made me think about many things..

  • krzysztof błaszczak

    krzysztof błaszczak

    4 hari yang lalu

    super

  • Lillie Lawson

    Lillie Lawson

    4 hari yang lalu

    Love it 😚😘 thank God 💞🙏 Lillie love it

  • V Laan

    V Laan

    4 hari yang lalu

    imagen 2 years without saying one word

  • BLPTV

    BLPTV

    4 hari yang lalu

    I don't see any permits posted. Tear it all down!

  • iliana hencke

    iliana hencke

    4 hari yang lalu

    fantástico adoraria conhecer um lugar desses parabéns

  • Antonina Marianno

    Antonina Marianno

    4 hari yang lalu

    Maravilhoso!!

  • 벤다이크브라운

    벤다이크브라운

    4 hari yang lalu

    보는 것 만으로 즐겁습니다. 도시생활에서 벗어나는 느낌이네요.
    함께하는 강아지가 요리조리 뛰어다니는 거 보는 것도 즐겁네요.

  • Do Lixo ao Luxo - Vale do Capão

    Do Lixo ao Luxo - Vale do Capão

    4 hari yang lalu

    Eu Brasil. Estou a dois anos fazendo uma casa de litros e garrafas de vidros. Ja consumi por volta de 50 mil unidades. Realmente é uma ótima terapia para completar a Solitude. Parabéns eu aprovo a ideia. Projeto Do Lixo ao Luxo Capão Chapada diamantina Ba. Brasil. 🇧🇷👏👏👏👏

  • Brenda Smith

    Brenda Smith

    4 hari yang lalu

    It's really very sexy to see a real man

  • elias abreu

    elias abreu

    4 hari yang lalu

    one of the best videos in youtube

  • SLAVONAC

    SLAVONAC

    5 hari yang lalu

    who gives u right to cut all those trees (if that land is not yours)?

    • SLAVONAC

      SLAVONAC

      5 hari yang lalu

      @Kai Twentiez sooo sad man

    • Kai Twentiez

      Kai Twentiez

      5 hari yang lalu

      Fr it’s so sad and frustrating

  • Bil Lou

    Bil Lou

    5 hari yang lalu

    2 années de solitude pour un menuisier tout équipé et avec tous les biens matériaux nécessaires, même les guirlandes de noel. A mon avis pas si seul que ça en fait. Cela dit c'est sympa à regarder.

  • Marcos Maurino

    Marcos Maurino

    5 hari yang lalu

    Eu queria morar aí pra ser seu ajudante

  • Marcos Maurino

    Marcos Maurino

    5 hari yang lalu

    Parabéns por não usar música e deixar somente a música natural da natureza

  • 中国半机械人

    中国半机械人

    6 hari yang lalu

    Spending a long time alone...
    Nobody bothering or having control over you
    Yes, that's the only thing that could be called "good" about life and this world

    • deyvidsantana

      deyvidsantana

      4 hari yang lalu

      1:11:03 who knows what song this is?

  • Elijah Tender

    Elijah Tender

    6 hari yang lalu

    Man i thought for sure you locked yourself out of your own cabin at 12:01 lmao

  • tebollenbacher

    tebollenbacher

    6 hari yang lalu

    Forgive me, but WHY? Not even a chain saw. My roughing it was amenities at tree line. Loved it. Do love your videos though and your dog.

  • josef famberger

    josef famberger

    6 hari yang lalu

    Das muss auf jeden fall ein Zimmermann sein, denn er hat gute Holz-Bau.Kentnisse, aber etwas passt nicht in die Wildnis...er hat ZUVIEL Gutes Material wie: eine Kupferplatte ? viele schön geschnittene Bretter, sogar Schrauben, auch ein Plastik Kanu, wo hat er Mehl und Hefe fürs Brot her ?? und und und..

  • Chitara

    Chitara

    7 hari yang lalu

    Homem igual a esse já não existem mais. Admiro homens assim. Além de inteligente é charmoso.
    Vídeo da melhor qualidade.
    Parabens!🤗👍
    Da NORDESTINA PE 🏖🇧🇷

  • joe krippon

    joe krippon

    7 hari yang lalu

    Íme az Ember!

  • MikkelRS

    MikkelRS

    7 hari yang lalu

    Ugh. Onterrible.

  • Bosco Pov

    Bosco Pov

    7 hari yang lalu

    Give him 10 more years he can build a new wooden L.A
    1 and half hour he keep build and build never end.

  • Farang Explorer

    Farang Explorer

    7 hari yang lalu

    Camera work is awesome.

  • Michael Pok Baiman

    Michael Pok Baiman

    7 hari yang lalu

    One thing unique about this video that I love to watch is, he doesn't talk and let's the action speak by itself.
    Some other bush challenges they talked alots. This video worth watching...❤💯. It's kind of a teaching too.

    • deyvidsantana

      deyvidsantana

      4 hari yang lalu

      1:11:03 who knows what song this is?

  • luz mesa

    luz mesa

    7 hari yang lalu

    Even i love his dog....

  • luz mesa

    luz mesa

    7 hari yang lalu

    Great movie,
    ..Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful video it is absolutely special and it gives an example of strength and courage, congratulations to this man.

  • Canisia The 3rd

    Canisia The 3rd

    7 hari yang lalu

    Its strange. I have no motivation, or will to live. I can't do school work, human interaction drains me so much, I feel so tired of this life. Yet, seeing this video, I know that I would enjoy living alone, and just living for myself and nobody else. I know I would have the motivation and drive to do the things he does, and I know I could live for years constantly working like that. But the mention of work, or people, or most modern things, my spirits just drop. I think that really says something about me and society.

    • 中国半机械人

      中国半机械人

      6 hari yang lalu

      Same here, I suffer from High-Functioning Autism. My IQ is over 170 and nobody likes "the smart guy", you know... I also suffer from massive depression and anxiety (SuicidaI thoughts) And interaction with people my family and my society drain me too I spending a lot of time on internet, watching Science documentaries or reading books, I don't have too many friends, even my few friends don't like me and mostly scared of me because I don't talk too much and prefer to spend a lot of time alone

  • bhupesh chavan

    bhupesh chavan

    7 hari yang lalu

    did you actually stayed in the forest while you were building this piece of art?

  • Odongo Janes

    Odongo Janes

    8 hari yang lalu

    1. Good. You have taught us some survival skills.
    2. The amount of forest cover you have destroyed in your small experiment is just unimaginable
    3.the title "Two years ALONE in the forest" may be deceptive. From the look of things, you brought in a lot of supplies from time to time (plumbing tools, kerosene, food, clothes, utensils, clothes). You most probably went out to have fun with women and take a beer or two on several occasions if not regularly.
    4. Just how were the cameras and drones charged (including during a five months winter? You had access to a lot of human interaction with the civilized world man!
    5. All the same, nice job. I have also learned a few tips on the need to be all rounded: a jack of all trades- multi-skilling, and to survive alone when need arises.

  • Zee Shan

    Zee Shan

    8 hari yang lalu

    He cut so many trees

  • Bulle Dorée

    Bulle Dorée

    8 hari yang lalu

    who is filming ?

  • Kseniya Zarubina

    Kseniya Zarubina

    8 hari yang lalu

    I will do the same, but in russia

  • Moosik Lee

    Moosik Lee

    8 hari yang lalu

    You are so wonderful.
    How can you plan such an adventure?
    The video production technique is also professional.^^
    the dog is so cute too

  • theresa howard

    theresa howard

    8 hari yang lalu

    A man with many talents

  • Henrique Castro

    Henrique Castro

    8 hari yang lalu

    What´s the dog´s name ?

    • charlie cross

      charlie cross

      8 hari yang lalu

      Cali

  • charlie cross

    charlie cross

    9 hari yang lalu

    Very enjoyable to watch

  • some rando

    some rando

    9 hari yang lalu

    Best video I ever watched.. Like a movie... U are really handyman... Amazing ideas... Love it very much...

  • Agrofloresta Rancho dos Ipês

    Agrofloresta Rancho dos Ipês

    9 hari yang lalu

    Amazing movie. Congratulations from Brasil 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • Samira Abu jaber

    Samira Abu jaber

    9 hari yang lalu

    Ok he left the city to destroy the trees got you🤫

  • Malin szym

    Malin szym

    9 hari yang lalu

    Co z tego że 2 lata. Ciekawe skąd miał siekiery, piły, młotki, gwoździe, kable, czajniki, garnki, łódki...Wszystko ma z lasu? Idź teraz sam bez niczego do lasu i ciekawe czy coś by zrobił???? No chyba by się zesrał.

  • Antonio D

    Antonio D

    9 hari yang lalu

    To be off the grid this guy sure has the best camera and drone equipment known to man.

  • Caroline Mackenzie

    Caroline Mackenzie

    9 hari yang lalu

    What a great life you must be living - hard work though! xx

  • John Lasley

    John Lasley

    9 hari yang lalu

    WOW, What a life.

  • Alva Arguello

    Alva Arguello

    9 hari yang lalu

    Todos muy lindos,no me gusta q corte tantos árboles, para esta fecha queda algunas,muy triste,los pájaros lloran....

  • Alva Arguello

    Alva Arguello

    9 hari yang lalu

    Arduo trabajo, hermoso cabaña y paisajes,inpagable,todos muy linda 😘

  • Clélia Nunes Rodrigues

    Clélia Nunes Rodrigues

    9 hari yang lalu

    Parabéns ....quanta força e coragem ....cuide bem do cachorro💙

  • Alva Arguello

    Alva Arguello

    9 hari yang lalu

    Adiós 🙌 trabajos, quedó hermoso como los eres tú,,,

  • Pull And Be Damned

    Pull And Be Damned

    10 hari yang lalu

    As lockdowns come back with a vengeance, this guy could care less. THIS is the perfect situation for legally enforced isolation. 👏

  • Kwanpirom Kampila

    Kwanpirom Kampila

    10 hari yang lalu

    Wow

  • Full Blis

    Full Blis

    10 hari yang lalu

    awesome video.... but I'm wondering how does he charges his camera and droid batteries?

  • Владимир

    Владимир

    10 hari yang lalu

    В Росии за вырубку одного дерева уже сидел бы в тюрьме, китайцам можно сколько хочешь.

  • Felix Martel L

    Felix Martel L

    10 hari yang lalu

    Sir, I Salut all you work!! I am amazed of everything you've ben able to craft and the technics you've been using!! Right now, you must been pretty happy to have build this camp at this time! Thank you for all this amazing work and all those amazing point of view!!
    Where did you get all this knowledge ?

  • Goran Radulovic

    Goran Radulovic

    10 hari yang lalu

    ti znas da uzivas volem da te gledam

  • 蔡麗卿

    蔡麗卿

    10 hari yang lalu

    自力更生

    • 蔡麗卿

      蔡麗卿

      10 hari yang lalu

      勇往直前.邁向成功之路。

  • 4Maestro1

    4Maestro1

    10 hari yang lalu

    Superb film! Thanks for sharing with us. A few questions though... 1) What was the box you built in the floor of the cabin (13:15), and lined with cement? Icebox? Hidey-hole? 2) What was the item you built on the porch of the cabin (45:30), with the handles/pedals? 3) What was it you built in the wall of the cabin (1:03:00) with stones and copper, next to the stove? 4) Did you build an outhouse (1:09:57) and not show us?

  • Miguel Muñoz

    Miguel Muñoz

    10 hari yang lalu

    ja ja ja ja

  • Deinha Mariajose

    Deinha Mariajose

    10 hari yang lalu

    Q

  • Gapou Inas

    Gapou Inas

    10 hari yang lalu

    ah ça rappel l'éco construction ça xD

  • Jeffro Stunna

    Jeffro Stunna

    10 hari yang lalu

    i pre-fre my snow mommy. Suck it.

  • Elizabeth Anne Grey

    Elizabeth Anne Grey

    11 hari yang lalu

    Shawn, see if you can find a beautiful poem about cabin life:
    The Ballad of William Sycamore (1790-1871)
    by
    Stephen Vincent Benet
    1898-1943

  • C lynge

    C lynge

    11 hari yang lalu

    Great video.. Great craftmanship. And the dog just enjoy being with his master.. just wonderful 👍

  • Shelby minto

    Shelby minto

    11 hari yang lalu

    THE SECOND HE BRAND OUT THOSE DUCKS I WAS LIKE: (Damn this is the most american thing ive ever watched)

  • Shelby minto

    Shelby minto

    11 hari yang lalu

    the whole start of this i was just thinking *When will my woodwork teacher teach me this??*

  • Pippin Baker

    Pippin Baker

    11 hari yang lalu

    I am overawed, superb, those camera shots, done with a drone?? ,THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WORK.:)My word you are spectacularly clever Mr..Wow, you accumulate so much stuff, material n all,I'm pleased you found a lovely wife..God bless you...

  • Orival Araujo

    Orival Araujo

    11 hari yang lalu

    olha eu não entendi , dois anos p contrução, mas é os acessórios, prego, parafuso, onde arrumou de não saiu dali ? como cortou as tábuas, do vejo ele puxando um carro com ferramentas , tem lugar parece ter cimentado, fez tanta coisa, forno, fiquei com interrogação na cabeça e o esforço físico ? parece não cansar ? e o sustento comida água me explica tudo tenho ou não tenho razão.

  • Les Lee

    Les Lee

    12 hari yang lalu

    superb video content, clarity and serenity is all about. totally impressed by how you did it.

  • Flower Essences

    Flower Essences

    12 hari yang lalu

    wheres the steak and vegies from

  • Flower Essences

    Flower Essences

    12 hari yang lalu

    wow when it starts snowing how PRETTY!