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

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 our Winter experience and a couple notes on what has happened to the log walls during Winter. You will also see me fell a couple trees… tis the season to get more logs down for our cabin, pronto!

The Mrs and I are are gearing up for the changing weather… plenty to do.



  1. Murphy November 13, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Awesome videos. Love watch the progress of your cabin. We bought 18 acres in Glennalen Alaska and we will start building this spring,

  2. Mr Tom October 17, 2016 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Greetings OGW,
    Huge commendations on what you’ve achieved so far. As previously mentioned by another subsrciber your work and yourself is an inspiration. I would really like to know about your quest to find the land and how the whole process worked, what paperwork and permissions etc.
    Be well and happy building.

  3. Sean August 13, 2016 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Lad, I can relate to your challenges, particularly to the huge impact the loss of your truck had on your ability to “get work done”.

    To move logs and such when you don’t have a vehicle, you can use primitive engines, such as a “flip-flop winch” or a “Spanish windlass Winch”.
    flip-flop winch

    Spanish windlass Winch

    The second flip-flop vid gives a GREAT tip on keeping the winch from unwinding when working alone. The Spanish windlass really requires two people, but with a long enough lever, neither person would need to be a stout ex-foreign legion person. ūüėČ

    I realize that funds are very tight, and necessity dictates where every bit of filthy lucre goes, so I realize that my strong recommendation is one that you could not act on very soon even if you agreed. Nevertheless I urge you to start your radar scanning for a small (15 to 23HP) 4-wheel-drive tractor.

    Best wishes to you folk!

  4. Tim Cvik August 8, 2016 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Love the videos, learning a lot from them and hope to do the same as you one day! not many people have the courage to do that.

  5. Chuck July 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to show us the progress & instructional videos.. We have a cabin in Colorado & are going to build a utility room & workshop in the next few years. We will use all the existing trees on our land & have no clue how to proceed. I have watched & learned a lot from your videos, and are becoming more confident in our future build.. Keep them coming, we look forward to them.

  6. Garry Herbert June 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Keep up the great job and overcome all challenges Stay well and stay safe

    Garry from Oz

  7. Mike May 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Nice to see more videos on log home building. I watch just about anything and everything I can on this subject. I think your videos are the most informative.
    I’ve been building a small 10’x15′ cabin to get use to scribing ,and get the feel for everything before I start on my home. I just bought a new 391ms stihl and I will start cutting my big logs this winter. I can’t wait. I look forward to more videos!
    What type of roof plan are you going to use? I was thinking of building my own log truss roof, but I will definitely have to practice this.

  8. Living Free May 24, 2016 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you for documenting and posting your progress. Any updates for May?

  9. Lynda Williams April 24, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Off Grid Warrior (and Mrs Off Grid Warrior)
    Im a sub from Youtube, just wondered how much you know about homesteading?
    Try taking a look at Dirt Patch Heaven on Youtube, shes kinda a central hub of loads of little off grid/homestead/self reliant tubers. Also Preppernurse1, and Starry Hilda.
    So jealous of you taking control of your lives like this. With you all the way, in spirit and dreams, and taking inspiration for my own off grid project next year. Thanks for all that Im learning. Best wishes to you both.

  10. Fellowship Gardener April 19, 2016 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Hello, I am visiting this site via direction from your youtube channel where I have been a sub for a while now. I think what you are doing is amazing!!. I would love to jump off the hamster wheel as well. The cabin looks great so far. Cant wait to see it through completion. God bless you and Mrs OGW. You are truly an inspiration.

  11. Peter March 23, 2016 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Hey Off Grid Warrior! I heard your call to this page on Youtube. lol I am coming in under the radar from Tokyo. I’ve been living here forever. Just a word of encouragement, I love what you are doing and I am considering doing something similar in the Alps here. Keep it up. really interesting and informative movie clips. love it

  12. hbh March 10, 2016 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    You are doing an amazing job! Most would not ever attempt this. Don’t be discouraged. It will happen and then yup all will be very proud of your accomplishment. Enjoyed the videos.

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