5 03, 2017

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – A little roof framing and apology

2017-03-06T00:04:21+00:00

Most of 2016 was trying to say the least. As I explain in this video between the stress of trying to get a roof over our heads and a dysfunctional relationship making videos and documenting my cabin build did not go as planned. I know this video is not ideal [...]

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – A little roof framing and apology 2017-03-06T00:04:21+00:00
6 01, 2017

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Last two logs

2017-01-06T03:58:17+00:00

Here you can see me moving the last two logs required for the walls. Wall height is approximately 8 feet. The next step in this log cabin build will be the roof.

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Last two logs 2017-01-06T03:58:17+00:00
6 01, 2017

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Scribe fitting resumes Part 2

2017-01-06T03:51:08+00:00

Winter is over and its time to fire the old scribe and get going... only six more months and we shall be seeing snow again. Hopefully this time we can watch the snowflakes from the inside of our cozy little off grid cabin. In this video I scribe the first [...]

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Scribe fitting resumes Part 2 2017-01-06T03:51:08+00:00
6 01, 2017

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Scribe fitting resumes Part 1

2017-01-06T04:12:04+00:00

Winter is over and its time to fire the old scribe and get going... only six more months and we shall be seeing snow again. Hopefully this time I can watch the snowflakes from the inside of the cabin.

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Scribe fitting resumes Part 1 2017-01-06T04:12:04+00:00
8 03, 2016

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – End of Winter Update and felling trees

2016-03-08T21:25:24+00:00

Well its beginning to feel like Winter is coming to an end... Life is Good! Sadly with the loss of our truck at the beginning of Winter and a fairly snowy one not much has been done on the Log cabin. In this video I give a quick update about [...]

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – End of Winter Update and felling trees 2016-03-08T21:25:24+00:00
18 01, 2016

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Floor Construction

2016-01-18T23:24:38+00:00

Here you can see how the floor was built on our little off grid log cabin. During this phase of construction we were dealing with several major fires in our area, ironically there we were trying to build our future home whilst our neighbors were packing up and leaving. Needless [...]

Off Grid Log Cabin Build – Floor Construction 2016-01-18T23:24:38+00:00
19 12, 2015

Off Grid log Cabin Build – Update Snow and moving a log

2015-12-19T23:57:49+00:00

It is official... Snow has fallen. In this video I give an update on where I am on my log cabin build. I have also added a few clips of me moving a log on the wall and getting it on to the floor.

Off Grid log Cabin Build – Update Snow and moving a log 2015-12-19T23:57:49+00:00
2 12, 2015

Log Cabin Foundation – Using Concrete tubes

2015-12-19T01:53:31+00:00

Here I am installing the concrete foundation piers for my off grid log cabin build. Before I started mixing concrete we were lucky enough to have a couple days of good rainfall which allowed me to collect enough rainwater for concrete mixing. The forms I am using are Sakrete branded [...]

Log Cabin Foundation – Using Concrete tubes 2015-12-19T01:53:31+00:00
17 10, 2015

Off-Grid Cabin Build and Moving Logs by Hand

2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00

Without a doubt, the biggest task requiring the most human effort and time for this cabin build has been the moving of logs. When I say moving logs I mean from the felling of the tree to the logs final resting place. Up until now most of the logs used [...]

Off-Grid Cabin Build and Moving Logs by Hand 2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00
3 10, 2015

How to Scribe Fit – Building my off grid log cabin

2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00

Well the foundation and floor are done, now begins the laborious task of building walls and by laborious I mean suck it up buttercup its time to get dirty. Unfortunately I have not figured out yet how to magically make 20ft logs appear on top of each other... moving logs by [...]

How to Scribe Fit – Building my off grid log cabin 2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00