Timelapse of A Man Building a Log Cabin in the Forest

Log Cabin in the Forest

Without power, Shawn James used hand tools for the building of his off-grid log cabin in the Canadian wilderness, and got creative with the roof. He used shou sugi ban, a procedure that originated in 18th-century Japan that involves burning a wood surface to waterproof and save it.

Shawn is dedicated to total self-reliance and living off the grid. He isn’t intending to supply his quaint home, measuring 10×20 feet (plus a 100-square-foot sleeping nook on the second floor) with any power, including renewable energy. Instead, he will heat the cabin and cook using a wood stove fireplace.

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