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

  Դիտումներ 28,509,691

My Self Reliance

My Self Reliance

2 տարի առաջ

#logcabin #bushcraft #offgrid #survival
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.
“Home”, by Simon-Alexander
Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe.
My Other Channel: Shawn James
Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here:
SEASON 2 - The Interior:
SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse:
SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking:
To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels;
Facebook - MySelfReliance/
Instagram - myselfreliance
My Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20042
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 6E9
My tools, Clothing & Other Gear:
Film/photography gear:
Canon 6D -
DJI Mavic Pro -

jordan robert
jordan robert 8 ժամ առաջ
2 years alone, not a chance. I do appreciate the ingenuity, but definitely had some outside influence.... unless you brought in a ton and a half of supplies.
Pera Peric
Pera Peric 10 ժամ առաջ
We saw what is human do where they come. How many trees they cut???🐛☠️💀😭
Brutal Chif
Brutal Chif 11 ժամ առաջ
where do i submit my best friend application???
tony bragenza
tony bragenza 16 ժամ առաջ
How many trees you killed for your own comfort ??how many wild animals you disturbed?
Bob George
Bob George 21 ժամ առաջ
Remarkable video. I would have few questions, sir, if you don't mind. How many trees did you planted in those two years and how many trees did you destroyed in that same period of time? Or maybe, sir, after that period of two years, you still planted a couple of new trees as well? How many animals did you killed in those two years, and how many animals did you raised in the same period of time? I hope, sir, you are aware of the fact that this nature does not exist because of your whims!
Dennis Sparks
Dennis Sparks Օր առաջ
Tree huggers: “Ah dude, do you re-plant trees. Like ah, you’re murdering trees man. We need to leave the trees alone for forest fires like we have in California, dude.”
Hibiscus N.
Hibiscus N. Օր առաջ
Praying for you. The viewers and subscribers. John 3:16 For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son. That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Sir Bruce David
Sir Bruce David Օր առաջ
query: if your suppose to be alone, how you get the pictures @ 30:43>?
Matei Liliana
Matei Liliana Օր առաջ
I have watched this movie at least 10 times because it is extremely beautiful. Life in communion with nature is actually the secret of happiness. Congratulations sir for all the things you built there. This is an extraordinary project. Superb, Superb, Superb.
Nature 4K Photography
Nature 4K Photography Օր առաջ
Really admire people like this that can stand and start alone in the wild and have a new life away from the noisy world.
Bùi Thị Hằng
Bùi Thị Hằng Օր առաջ
Mình xem qua w5d ai cũng vậy điểm danh nha
Raghu Thane
Raghu Thane Օր առաջ
Highly appreciated for your talent sir. Unique way of utilizing every wood in proper way. Its so awesome to watch. Which is this place sir
Rickey Summers
Rickey Summers Օր առաջ
this guy made his off grid cabin so comfy that he had to make an off grid off grid cabin
Guido Vegnaduzzo
Guido Vegnaduzzo Օր առաջ
if he was alone who was piloting the drone?
ShawBrothersGirl 2 օր առաջ
This is obviously clickbait because it is apparent the man is not alone somebody is recording him LOL
Aleks Dzen
Aleks Dzen 2 օր առաջ
The hero of the film did not live alone! Such a film cannot be made alone. A team of professionals worked. Who is the operator? At Christmas the table was set for 4 people.
rajinder singh
rajinder singh 2 օր առաջ
This is most adorable life you can live.If I get a chance I would also live like him..........Amazing
WK C 2 օր առաջ
So in Canada its legal to build a house wherever you like, chop down as many trees you need. Well noted.
Zachary Clark
Zachary Clark 2 օր առաջ
This is what happens to men once they get tired of chasing tail around. They just wanna be a king in their own kingdom. Cheers to that.
Zachary Clark
Zachary Clark 2 օր առաջ
...I think this guy had inside information that the global covid scam was coming. Check out his timeline. For real tho
WanBAHDEN 4HayGuay
WanBAHDEN 4HayGuay 2 օր առաջ
He reminds me of that commercial for the “ most interesting man in the world”.
blackbbbbiochip 2 օր առաջ
Beautiful views .
steel man
steel man 3 օր առաջ
Beautiful life 😍
Ahmet Kalaylar
Ahmet Kalaylar 3 օր առաջ
You destroyed the world
Ahmet Kalaylar
Ahmet Kalaylar 3 օր առաջ
You are a nature killer, global warming is happening because of people like you
Christopher Chapman
Christopher Chapman 3 օր առաջ
This is without equivocation an AMAZING watch. I would do anything to have access to an area like this so I could teach my wife and kids that we do not need electricity (lol). Absolute bravo to the camera crew for such amazing and inspirational shots and of course to the Gent making all of this happen. This is fantastic and thank you for posting.... C.
shushuyanyan 3 օր առաջ
what a legend
Brianbribri 3 օր առաջ
Please show the budget and how this was monetarily supported.
Captain7484 3 օր առաջ
I'm waiting on the female version of these videos....You know, equality and equal representation?... HAHAHA
dominguin gogov
dominguin gogov 3 օր առաջ
@Captain7484 ,🤣👍🤣👍🤣👍
Captain7484 3 օր առաջ
@dominguin gogov HAHAHa for the Black version, see many parts of Africa.
dominguin gogov
dominguin gogov 3 օր առաջ
Por la misma razón yo espero ver la versión negra algún día ☺️.
amrakshable 3 օր առաջ
looks like a permanent house for me🤩
Taz Khalid
Taz Khalid 3 օր առաջ
The "Kevin Costner of Bush Survival" Doesn't he have such a canning resemblance?
nima imraf
nima imraf 3 օր առաջ
who takes the drone shots?
Elsam asare
Elsam asare 3 օր առաջ
I want to know. does your forestry commission permit logging without any license?
Ahmet Civelek
Ahmet Civelek 3 օր առաջ
cutting trees??????
Neto Verratti
Neto Verratti 3 օր առաջ
Is the title in Portuguese, or is it only here in Brazil?
Ilsong Kim
Ilsong Kim 3 օր առաջ
can you invite to your cabin. so we can play hockey!!
Ilsong Kim
Ilsong Kim 3 օր առաջ
Lootmare 3 օր առաջ
two years alone in the wilderness... not counting the many trips i made to home depot
JC Constantine
JC Constantine 3 օր առաջ
De tanto que esse dog acompanhou cada construção, acho que já é capaz de fazer sua própria casinha... 😂
Mariah Luke
Mariah Luke 4 օր առաջ
Screw a rich man give me a Bob the builder who can survive in the wilderness
In Ju Chen
In Ju Chen 4 օր առաջ
this is insane awesome...
Muhammad Hafiz Vaughan
Muhammad Hafiz Vaughan 4 օր առաջ
Stephen Garcia
Stephen Garcia 4 օր առաջ
The life to value.
DeViL'STaR TRuTH TeLLeR 4 օր առաջ
One man army
DeViL'STaR TRuTH TeLLeR 4 օր առաջ
🐕 is living his life
Nhi Nguyệt
Nhi Nguyệt 4 օր առաջ
i come from WED5NGAY
Jake Smith
Jake Smith 4 օր առաջ
how do you get arial shots?
Jake Smith
Jake Smith 4 օր առաջ
where do you get your food? do you live in a tent before the cabin is built?
frasmix 4 օր առաջ
The amount of peaceful & relaxing in this video is uncountable 😍🥰 Good job Bro 👌🔥👍
lady louanne h
lady louanne h 4 օր առաջ
Please plant some trees notice you cut fresh ones down thank you an nice off grid pad x
Colt Alb Outdoors
Colt Alb Outdoors 4 օր առաջ
foarte frumos, m-am uitat ca la un film artistic. multi ne-am dori o viata asa linistita doar ca problema sunt banii care nu vin nemunciti.
Espaço Semeando Esperança
Espaço Semeando Esperança 4 օր առաջ
Muito bom
Mercedes Escobar
Mercedes Escobar 4 օր առաջ
Solo le falta el celular
Mercedes Escobar
Mercedes Escobar 4 օր առաջ
Y la ¿troca, donde está..?
Mercedes Escobar
Mercedes Escobar 4 օր առաջ
Pero en fin esta simpático el video
Mercedes Escobar
Mercedes Escobar 4 օր առաջ
Excentricidades de millonario! De ¿que aserradero traía tablas tan derechitas y cepilladas? Que risa
Mercedes Escobar
Mercedes Escobar 4 օր առաջ
Tenía las herramientas necesarias y es definitivamente un constructor, ni tu ni yo podríamos con semejante proyecto, hay que saber elegir los árboles y muchas complicaciones más , se ve romántico pero........ hazlo;!!!
레비 5 օր առաջ
아니 이 잉간은 겨울 오기 전에 장작 쌓아둘 창고는 안짓고 뭔 헛지랄를 이리 해댄다니?
khurram javed
khurram javed 5 օր առաջ
Nothing is impossible for him.It's like anything he thinks of,he just does it...👏👏
charu pathak
charu pathak 5 օր առաջ
This man knew the virus is coming!
ShiZhong Yu
ShiZhong Yu 5 օր առաջ
How did this man file tax for CRA
Aurélio costa
Aurélio costa 5 օր առաջ
Bulmaro Bernal
Bulmaro Bernal 5 օր առաջ
This is a moder John Wayne, no doubt, compromise freedom👍
M M 5 օր առաջ
It's like watching Red Dead Redemption, except this would be Red Dead Do It All, good job on the cabin!
Илья Васильев
Илья Васильев 5 օր առաջ
ВОТ ЛАЖА! ему камаз инструментов нужен был для постройки! да и гирлянда от дров светится что-ли? фуфло.
Shadow 21Sixty1
Shadow 21Sixty1 6 օր առաջ
I imagined the dog saying "So what are you building now?"
Striver 5 օր առաջ
DCo 6 օր առաջ
How you charging them cameras, chief?
Buddyboi 6 օր առաջ
Honorato 6 օր առաջ
É uma sensação incrível ao ver esse feito 👏👏👏 👏! É de encher os olhos com tanta beleza e a destreza , Ele faz parecer tão natural.
nothingistrue 3 օր առաջ
@R S :)
R S 6 օր առաջ
lloyd ramberan
lloyd ramberan 6 օր առաջ
ok good
mojeeb ibrahimzai
mojeeb ibrahimzai 6 օր առաջ
Its 2021 i have one question do you still go there sometimes is this off gride log cabin remains still what are you doing when u done with it
Rıdvan Şanlı
Rıdvan Şanlı 6 օր առաջ
Helal sana bey amca.
Hendri Sutanto
Hendri Sutanto 6 օր առաջ
Wooww.....this man is building a new civilization.....
Songs 6 օր առաջ
Luddy Aria
Luddy Aria 6 օր առաջ
Best video i ever seen
Luddy Aria
Luddy Aria 6 օր առաջ
Bally Ball Chanel
Bally Ball Chanel 7 օր առաջ
Hoffman 7 օր առաջ
J'adore cette vidéo, elle est intéressante, apaisante, j ai appris plein de trucs. Et je me rends compte qu'avec un minimum de savoir-faire , des outils et du courage, on peut plein de choses. Maintenant j ai envie de construire un chalet moi aussi xD.
닭총 7 օր առաջ
Christer Johansson
Christer Johansson 7 օր առաջ
In season 4, he build an entire village and plans a skyscraper. Stay tuned! :D This is some great content, my grandfather built a large cabin in Sweden when I was a kid. It was great fun being there, a long way from the cities. More people should take time to paus in their daily life and get out in the nature and enjoy it. To get perspective on themselfves, to get some distance and mindfulness about their life. Also, I enjoyed wathcing the whole thing. :)
mạc tiểu lang
mạc tiểu lang 7 օր առաջ
Tôi ước co dc cuộc sống như vậy 😘😘😘
Dammi Holbourne
Dammi Holbourne 7 օր առաջ
What a genius you are. Love the way you built the whole thing and such an advanced way.
Margaret Burnham
Margaret Burnham 7 օր առաջ cozy. Fresh food and a puppy dog for company. Life doesn’t get much better! Regards from Bullhead City, Arizona, USA
Злой Мимик
Злой Мимик 7 օր առաջ
Разве можно просто прийти в лес и срубать часть деревьев? Я конечно видела как строили дома с травы, кирпичей из глины, но блин целые деревья это уже перебор
barlekha1971 7 օր առաջ
This just shows how people waded through all harshness in pre-modern world.
Mohammed Imran
Mohammed Imran 8 օր առաջ
Alone in the wilderness??? "Those wooden planks are not made by hands," It's a perfect machine cut. It definitely is not done by the guy in the video. Not just that but, the many other things he has shown is not built "alone". FACT: one single man cannot build the cabin (as shown in this video) in total wilderness without depending on multiple helping hands.!!! Try something original rather than faking it!!!
Akash tandon
Akash tandon 8 օր առաջ
more than 100 trees cutted down by this man , hope he planted more than those too
Renildo Bacelar
Renildo Bacelar 8 օր առաջ
Um dia eu tenho a oportunidade de conhecer a taiga.
FortZin clan
FortZin clan 8 օր առաջ
wuy did he leve the do
Maya 8 օր առաջ
the veganism is for the caribean people...only...
Cecilia Cifuentes
Cecilia Cifuentes 8 օր առաջ
Por favor ponganlo en castellano. Es un programa tan interesante y no entender lo que dice es actriz . Muchas gracias
Rahul Kumar
Rahul Kumar 9 օր առաջ
I really enjoyed watching your hard work
Ibrahim sultan
Ibrahim sultan 9 օր առաջ
Life is too short to be wasting it over building such a cabin in no man's land. You don't even have a descent WC or bathroom, living lonely in the wilderness not knowing if you're going to be attacked by a grizly bear or a pack of wolves..
J.Lawrence G
J.Lawrence G 9 օր առաջ
This is Valheim in real life.
thedragon 077
thedragon 077 9 օր առաջ
How do you wash
Cbass 10 օր առաջ
Your all set for the Zombie Apocalypse.........only the strong will survive.......
Cbass 10 օր առաջ
Where did Cali’s companion come from?
Cbass 10 օր առաջ
I’d take this over a 250k home and a fancy car any day! Self reliance is something our government can’t stand...they want us begging for their puney government income! No!! Learn how to manage and live your life in freedom!! Then...learn to defend it....
Cbass 10 օր առաջ
You will need a first floor bedroom one will be difficult to climb up those stairs one day. While your young and healthy, I hope you added a main floor bedroom...? This is absolutely beautiful......I’d move in in a hot second!
A Year in the Wilderness | Off Grid and Self Reliant in a Log Cabin
Jah Khalib - Во сне | Lyric Video | Текст
Jah Khalib
Դիտումներ 1.4մլն
Результат через 24 часа❤️ #Shorts
Դիտումներ 10մլն
14 Days Solo Camping in the Yukon Wilderness - The Full Documentary
Jim Baird - Adventurer
Դիտումներ 1.3մլն
One Year of Log Cabin Building / One Man Building His Dream House
A Full Year Creating and Then Leaving an Off Grid Wilderness Homestead
Jah Khalib - Во сне | Lyric Video | Текст
Jah Khalib
Դիտումներ 1.4մլն
Результат через 24 часа❤️ #Shorts
Դիտումներ 10մլն
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester City: Extended Highlights | UCL on CBS Sports
Champions League on CBS Sports
Դիտումներ 4.8մլն