This Timelapse Shows Behind The Scenes Of Building Cabin By Hand

Sure, you’ve wondered what it takes to build a small cabin “off the grid”. Can’t be that hard right? Many would have you think so but few really know what it really takes. The timelapse makes everything look quick and easy, but building the actual cabin was months and months of work.

James “spent a month reassembling the cabin on a foundation of sand and gravel,” according to his video description on YouTube. “Once the log walls were up, I again used hand tools to shape every log, board and timber to erect the gable ends, the wood roof, the porch, the outhouse and a seemingly endless number of woodworking projects.”

He took a timelapse of himself building his own cabin from the first cut down tree to the last laid floorboard.  If you want to build a rustic log cabin or tiny off-grid home, you gotta see this!

The cabin is made of cedar fence posts, twelve feet long and the cabin measures 10 feet x 20 feet inside with a one hundred square foot sleeping loft on the second floor. The floor is made of two-inch thick pine planks, torched to help repel water and to give them a rustic barn board appearance.


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