One Year Alone in Forest of Sweden | Building Log Cabin like our Forefathers

Sometimes we hear a call from nature. When I was 18 years old I ventured out alone with only a backpack full of simple hand tools to actualize my dream. Build my own traditional off grid log cabin by hand from the materials of the Swedish wilderness. Just like our Forefathers did.

I had no previous experience in building, gathering materials or filming. So I started studying myself the old arts and learning from my grandfather and mentor Åke Nilsson. I began to cut down trees and film with my phone, learning as I go. My project started full time once I graduated high school in summer 2019. I filmed everything myself and edited this video so you can follow my journey and hopefully learn as I do.

The tractor is a Ferguson TE20 "Grålle" from 1946, they were wildly used to move timber. In 1950 the first chainsaws came to Sweden but they were too big and heavy to be practical. I didn't want to take down every closest tree. So by using the tractor I could haul a few trees from further away, about 150 meters. I would have loved to use a horse but don't have one. yet..

Please share this video with someone who would enjoy it after the year 2020.

My business contact:
Instagram: @erikgrankvist_

Preparing First Logs: ( 0:00 )
Clearing Log Cabin Site: ( 2:10 )
Building Stone Foundation: ( 3:05 )
Splitting Foundation Log: ( 8:05 )
Log Cabin Build Starts (Learning): ( 12:50 )
Starting To Get Faster: ( 21:35 )
Winter Log Cabin: ( 26:27 )
Winter logging: ( 31:10 )
Dragging out Last Logs: ( 39:40 )
Appreciate Nature: ( 46:04 )
Log Cabin Rebirth: ( 56:30 )
How To Build a Log Cabin: ( 1:01:08 )
How To Lift Heavy Logs on Log Cabin: ( 1:14:06 )
Axe Throwing: ( 1:29:38 )
Tall Growth of Log Cabin: ( 1:31:41 )
Windows: ( 1:43:31 )
Special Thanks: ( 1:53:12 )
One Year, Log Cabin Build, Alone, Forests of Sweden, Hand tools, Off Grid, ASMR, Primitive Technology, Viking


  • Smarter Choices
    Smarter Choices8 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thats cheating, how can you have iron tools right from the first spawn you have to get wood and stone to unlock iron tools (or you find a jungle temple)

  • Jakub Duchan
    Jakub Duchan13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why you no sleeping in our tent ?

  • August Birch
    August Birch15 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    One year alone (but with a cute dog)

  • Aliki.cos
    Aliki.cos20 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    okay but how does he charge the camera and sleep????

  • nightfall for life
    nightfall for lifeਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How keep camera alive

  • Relámpago
    Relámpagoਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Big vzcvbvnhvfc fvbdfkcnchbb. Críticas

  • 옹스타 OngStar
    옹스타 OngStarਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I like it this video 💗💗

    HUNTER ANSORGEਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m the last person I ever want to think “let’s go outside and grab some wood” again

  • Arthur Luis
    Arthur Luisਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wow and a house for free well not free because you had to buy the saw and axe and tools but pretty not alot of money to build this but you do have to pay skill

  • DL Kuax
    DL Kuaxਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    New minecraft shaders looking fire

  • Domenic .F
    Domenic .Fਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    1.06.46 what you know about rollin down in the deep end 😂

  • Filip Trk
    Filip Trkਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Forefathers were using concrete? Good job anyway.



    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m… im impressed by your stupidity (or ignorance)… Roman Concrete is lost to history friend, yes our founding fathers (in a time where history has been written down as it happens) had access to manupulatable self hardening rock soup (Concrete)

  • Леонид Беллавин
    Леонид Беллавинਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    год ты делал это год бред посмотри адвоката егорова он такое строит за месяц

  • christian Brydolf
    christian Brydolfਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    har du köpt mark eller finns det ställen längre upp i sverige där det är tillåtet att bygga i skogen? tänker väl även på allemannsrätten osv. Att inte hugga ner träd i skog grym video, har samma dröm tack för svar!

  • Jongwe Rachembera
    Jongwe Rachembera2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Impressive young man, skills one would think were lost to the youth of today.

  • Jongwe Rachembera

    Jongwe Rachembera

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ




    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ok boomer

  • Archdruid Anban
    Archdruid Anban2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is some great ASMR. Just nature and someone working with nature. It's oddly satisfying

  • Mackenna Burns
    Mackenna Burns2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How come the logs echo?

  • Richard Reiter
    Richard Reiter2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Congratulations on the cabin in the Swedish woods that you have built. Best wishes on your next adventure. Thanks for all the tips.

  • Gustavo Farias
    Gustavo Farias2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    suas costas estão molhadas no minuto 13:15 do video?

  • Xero
    Xero2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I would like to see him make his own tools cause that’s the hard part about it

  • MichaelBombadilCross
    MichaelBombadilCross2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "alone"?? 🤣🤣 I think probably not.

  • Ruhr Pott
    Ruhr Pott2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thumbs up!!!!

  • ganjamopteris
    ganjamopteris2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You are cutting all those trees just to make a youtube video 😒, how much stupidity should a man possess to do what you did😒, do you eat human food or grass? 😢

  • max balabik
    max balabik2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    У нас в России за самовольную рубку деревьев в тюрьму могут посадить

  • No Limited
    No Limited2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I like you

  • Stephanie Botfield
    Stephanie Botfield2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    My jaw never left the floor!! So impressed Erik. Impressed.

  • Владимир Кафаров
    Владимир Кафаров3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

  • Henri Adi
    Henri Adi3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    proud of you. you doing great

  • valentin cani
    valentin cani3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    why he is cuting trees

  • Devin Jackson
    Devin Jackson3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Who else had a toy set that had the same concept as the way he’s putting the logs together😭

  • Thanakiat
    Thanakiat3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

  • cem tanca
    cem tanca3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    sorry Erik Grabkvist I chose you because 23 milyon people watched your videos, nothing personal. but you can change this. thanks

  • cem tanca
    cem tanca3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    on youtube ı see that lots of people cutting trees. youtube should closed so trees will free.

  • kultur dayak
    kultur dayak3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    good job....

  • Clayton Hayes
    Clayton Hayes4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you

  • Johnathan Anderson
    Johnathan Anderson4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Nobody: This guy: Lund!

  • AGP Lol The Altair
    AGP Lol The Altair4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I mean the cabin is great and all but like before it was built how was he getting food water and gas and where was he sleeping?

  • Prudencio Esteban
    Prudencio Esteban4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sweden - a place where the sun rises but not sets... that is where the "midnight sun" came about... what a lovely place to visit

  • Farran Height
    Farran Height4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This man getting his woodcutting to 99

  • Rohit Thakur
    Rohit Thakur4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Save Tress 😑😑

  • Duncan Overload
    Duncan Overload4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    this guy: puts alotta effort and a whole year into a video + editing it the comments: lOoK iTs MiNeCrAfT

  • MbaliTNT
    MbaliTNT4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This was actually deforestation

  • anbi bambi
    anbi bambi4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He probably knows how pyramids were built.

  • Jean Maurice Colas
    Jean Maurice Colas4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Vous êtes vraiment très courageux pour travailler ainsi tout seul je vous tire mon chapeau

  • Grace Ikhwan
    Grace Ikhwan4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    50:53 is so creepy

  • Grace Ikhwan
    Grace Ikhwan4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What is this i looking is something from behind you

  • Жаратылыш кооздук
    Жаратылыш кооздук4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Субахан Аллах i am Kırgızistan thank you

  • iamchanman
    iamchanman4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    1:53:14 me when I complete my house on minecraft

  • Tayeb tayeb
    Tayeb tayeb4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Эдуард Вальчуковский
    Эдуард Вальчуковский4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    1:33:06 Dude wear a glasses

  • American Chicken
    American Chicken5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The dog following him around was the best part

  • Greig King
    Greig King5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    is that a Scotland flag on the back of the trailer?

  • Paul Dzhugostran
    Paul Dzhugostran5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The flimsy brand tinctorially wonder because wood jekely request over a late iran. super, melted garage

  • sophabo
    sophabo5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    the fact that schlatt and krinios watched this makes me happy

  • Daniel Rufus
    Daniel Rufus5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    09.41 ahhhh to much daddy!!!!

  • ҡоролтай / kurultai / ВКБ
    ҡоролтай / kurultai / ВКБ5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    1:29:56 - vikings preparing to invade Britain. 864. colorized

  • Paddy
    Paddy5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    My guy rocking the diamond pick 9:25

  • Han Ibrahim 77
    Han Ibrahim 775 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Asia Bowles
    Asia Bowles5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You look like if Captain America had a kid

  • Esoteric VV
    Esoteric VV5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm 90% sure this guy is racist

  • Эдуард Вальчуковский

    Эдуард Вальчуковский

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    who cares

  • SkippyCat 41
    SkippyCat 415 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I appreciate the fact that this guy didn't build some dinky house, he built a good sturdy house. Props to you man👏🖒

  • Evilyn Lima
    Evilyn Lima5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Mó triste ver a árvore cair, mas ficou incrível

  • David Salour
    David Salour5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I got tired while watching you😂😂 immense work

  • Mihaela Exe
    Mihaela Exe5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hmm... You had permits to cut all those trees?

  • Эдуард Вальчуковский

    Эдуард Вальчуковский

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    he cuts down the trees that the foresters have marked. at some time a red cross is visible on a tree

  • Warden sculk sensor
    Warden sculk sensor5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Minecraft lush caves be like

  • Llama_ •_•
    Llama_ •_•5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    what is this lincoln log builder doing on my recommended not that im complaining

  • Desert Wolf
    Desert Wolf5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Don't know if you will see this but how did you get permission to do this? Or did you/family member own the forest?

  • HollyDay104
    HollyDay1045 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Qelp this has gotta be the most attractive thing ive ever seen. Love how you can see the tools get more and more familiar in your hands as the months pass, the motions get more and more fluid and the work gets cleaner and cleaner

  • Heathercliff
    Heathercliff5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love the ending. I knew he must have come from good parents and grand parents.

  • планета земля
    планета земля5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Бывший сотрудник КБ решил уйти в лес😄 автор без обид

  • Sean T
    Sean T5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It must have been hard to lug those gigantic balls around that whole time.

  • Amateur Carpenter. Chanel
    Amateur Carpenter. Chanel5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Beautiful! Breathtaking!

  • 종명TV
    종명TV5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Minecraft real life

  • botond kármán
    botond kármán5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    rtx enabled

  • botond kármán
    botond kármán5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Damn thats a nice texture pack

  • Farai Wakatama
    Farai Wakatama5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great video, really enjoyed it.

  • SerpenTRyder
    SerpenTRyder6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He went full UNreal World

  • Ben Markham
    Ben Markham6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great video but technically you weren't alone in the forest 😉

  • Geno sans
    Geno sans6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Is this in Sweden or something?

  • Garrett Van Tiem
    Garrett Van Tiem6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cool video, wish you make it more like a feature film. maybe voice over your footage and tell the story of what you're doing and why. You clearly have the footage for a more cinematic approach to this story you lived.

  • Marueen Oleary
    Marueen Oleary6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    His back just to think of the strength he has?

  • Marueen Oleary
    Marueen Oleary6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    His hands and arms must be hurting by this time?

  • Abraham Sigua
    Abraham Sigua6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bro, where are you from?

  • Raul Rojas
    Raul Rojas6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I prefer the guys that do the buildings with their hands, dirt, and just 2 or 3 tools besides the camera, mostly cause all this equipment is too expensive and is more impressive actually. People called them fake don't know what they talking about, plus their buildings are clearly made by people like them, if you are overweight or too big, no shit those buildings won't last for you, plus no need to cut big trees and can be repaired more easily, but a storm would probably bring them down....probably. This video still impresing.

  • Ea
    Ea6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wow this tutorial really helped

  • pr
    pr6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Envis är bara förnamnet

  • MrWeitblick
    MrWeitblick6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Erik, you are great!!! Respect to you and your Grandfather. There will be a time, when incredible Skills like that becoming more important than ever, i guess.

  • Bad Bunny275
    Bad Bunny2756 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Put this man on naked and afraid

  • The real ALEX 17
    The real ALEX 176 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wait why is this video an hour long.

  • Perry Smith
    Perry Smith6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Once he comes back he'll have to stay home because of COVID

  • Arúviel Evenstar
    Arúviel Evenstar6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You see his arms grow as the cabin grows.💪🏻🪵

  • oswald rabbit
    oswald rabbit6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Only 14 minutes to strip the whole trunk, nice dude. You really improved your speed throughout this, nice work.

  • อา' เด้อะ ฯ.
    อา' เด้อะ ฯ.6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I am Thailand I like

  • Roeboe89
    Roeboe896 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is so based. And confusing. You got this dude here, and on the other side there are Swedes who say Sweden culture does not exist and letting in hundreds of thousands of refugees who the majority of doesn't integrate.

  • Ionut Tutui
    Ionut Tutui6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I don't even know how relaxing is to me watching you. Now i know. Nice job 👏

  • Steven D
    Steven D7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    did you get a building permit tho

  • Yer
    Yer7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What’s the moss for?

  • littlemonkey321
    littlemonkey3217 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I started my PAlife jorney watching most expensive House in LA and built by super rich narsicst, and ended up here watching how humble young guy builds his own log cabin bare hands in Scandinavia.....and this is so much better

  • G.V Animations
    G.V Animations7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This kid, nay, this man just did what thousands can only DREAM of doing.

    BATHBONBRO4LIFE7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bros your name Steve?