Shawn James couldn’t take it anymore. A normal job in the city wasn’t for him. One day he quit working, cashed in his savings, and headed to the Canadian wilderness to become self-reliant. First, he needed a place to live. With nothing more than hand tools, Mr. James built an epic off-grid log cabin.
James retired from work at 44 years old. He paid off his debt and sold his home in the city. Now he’s living the dream! A wilderness lifestyle!
Now James makes an income from documenting his off-grid adventure on YouTube.
His Golden Retriever “Cali” keeps him from getting lonely in the forest.
It’s amazing what one man can build with basic hand tools.
Here’s a look at the inside of the log cabin.
There is no wasted space. Even the side of the cabin acts as a tool shed.
Mr. James added an outdoor kitchen complete with a clay mud oven for baking. He used it to cook a turkey to perfection.
Watch the short video below to see how Shawn built the log cabin with hand tools.
From the first tree cut to the top of the log cabin walls. I like to be organized and plan things in advance, but this cabin build was so organic that I couldn’t plan ahead, instead changing directions repeatedly. Looking back at the year on video, I remember every minute of the build and the challenges I had to overcome each and every day. Several times, I had no idea where I would find the materials, the tools or the time, but the answer was always there somewhere.
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Watch the full time lapse video of the cabin built from scratch below.
By Natural Blaze originally posted: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/04/man-builds-epic-off-grid-log-cabin-to-escape-the-stress-of-city-life.html