Screened Porch on the Log Cabin | Off Grid Sauna and Bathhouse

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  • Published on Sep 9, 2019
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    I finish the front of the screened in porch on the off grid log cabin and then decide whether or not to finish the porch or move over to my sauna bathhouse to finish it before the cold weather sets in.
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  • Sebastian Laczewski
    Sebastian Laczewski 2 hours ago

    Man,gotta love that nice thick bacon!

  • Barry Branton
    Barry Branton 3 hours ago

    Being completely self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-sustaining is a great goal for being absolutely independent.

  • Joseph Atnip
    Joseph Atnip 4 hours ago

    I just ate breakfast and now all of a sudden I want bacon.... this happens every time I see you cook bacon... :-/ I just cleaned the kitchen and now I'm going to go make a mess again LOL

  • Rosa Acuna
    Rosa Acuna 9 hours ago

    is there snake?

  • Leon Seide
    Leon Seide 11 hours ago

    Wow Shawn .. well done .. you are not surviving out their mate! .. you are LIVING IN SYMBIOSIS .. with nature .. whether using White Mans or Red Mans know how, the simple fact is you are doing it and BEING IT.
    Time stops and Awareness begins in such endeavours.
    Cheers from Down Under .. Red Crosby.👍🏿

  • D Collins
    D Collins 17 hours ago

    So many people think the same way. This is truly therapeutic to watch. Thank you for making all these great videos it's like a treat everytime. I think the porch looks so great! Stay safe out there.

  • Roaming Gnome
    Roaming Gnome 20 hours ago +1

    I wish I was Canadian. I’m worried about one of us getting sick and having to spend our entire retirement savings on medical and prescriptions not covered by insurance. It would be one less thing to worry about. Always enjoy your videos.

  • lynnb
    lynnb Day ago

    That coffee looks thick......strong!! 😂😂 Nice porch adds alot to cabin, and could always be converted to additional room if needed!! 👌😊😊

  • blitzofsky
    blitzofsky Day ago

    Big. Fan Shawn

  • viv Naicker
    viv Naicker Day ago

    Pse publish photos of finished sauna & bath cabin with all gaps filled and ready for all-year use.
    Viv Naicker

  • Jessica Barclay
    Jessica Barclay Day ago

    Hey Shawn,
    I watch Townsend channel. Their latest was a road trip to look at the oldest cabins, existing in America. Little did I know, the cabins were designed to be covered outside, to aid longevity. One was built in the 1600's!!! You may find it interesting to watch, on a rainy evening. :)

  • JayeBird
    JayeBird Day ago

    Need a roommate? Golden’s makes the best companies ever!

  • Jenny Girl
    Jenny Girl Day ago

    Beautiful work as always.

  • White Ninja
    White Ninja Day ago +1

    This is always very interesting and fun to watch. I am one of those people who cannot do anything like this and always wished I could. You are lucky. :)

  • Pamela Chadwell
    Pamela Chadwell Day ago

    Beautiful.

  • Wayne Moureau
    Wayne Moureau 2 days ago

    I have a question about your new porch. How are going enter the porch? Are you going to make a doorway to it from the sidewall of the house?

  • Dan Duncan
    Dan Duncan 2 days ago

    All your videos are great and informative thanks 😁👍

  • İSMAİL GERİGELMEZ

    BLESS YOUR HANDS

  • İSMAİL GERİGELMEZ

    VERY BEAUTIFUL

  • Jeff Glover
    Jeff Glover 2 days ago

    I watch most of your posts while on the treadmill, keeping my heart in shape. Following your progress on this beautiful build keeps my mind in shape. Thank you.

  • Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell 2 days ago

    Hope you get to take us ice fishing👍👍

  • Arioska Guzman
    Arioska Guzman 2 days ago

    Amazing work. God bless you

  • Mess 4Fun
    Mess 4Fun 3 days ago

    5:24 I thought Cali a bear

  • Mess 4Fun
    Mess 4Fun 3 days ago +1

    The cabin looks bad now with the porch, it’s bulky and taking over the front view of the cabin.
    I miss the old look 💔

  • d.j. Robinson
    d.j. Robinson 3 days ago

    Great work aye! Can't wait to see the cedar sauna.

  • Eagle1
    Eagle1 3 days ago +6

    Mr. James, I've grown to love Canada, I'm from the states but I've gone fishing there probably 20 times at Meadow Lake Fishing Camp 60 miles north of Kamloops, have you ever heard of it? We stay in log cabins, use firewood for heat and hike to the many lakes to enjoy incredible fishing. You live in an environment I've dreamed of for years. Of course I realize you have put an incredible amount of hard work building your home in the wilderness. It's a pleasure to watch you pursue your dream of living in the wild. Thanks for providing us with an enjoyable, relaxing escape from the concrete jungle.

  • CowGames
    CowGames 3 days ago

    you, sir, are living a dream many of us wish to be able to live some day. congrats on building every but of it with your own hands!

  • Ecklectic Gal
    Ecklectic Gal 3 days ago

    The only thing I worry about is that you may be using wood that isn't seasoned, that is, it is "green" wood, which as you know will shrink when it dries. I see you cutting down the trees and then using them right away for your projects.

  • Annie Farmer's Farm
    Annie Farmer's Farm 3 days ago

    In the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky I built my cabin in 97. Gosh this makes me want to start building again! I Love wood! You are a perfectionist! Everything thing is perfect! What a Awesome job. You can stand back and be proud! I lost my little dog that helped me all the way he had a long good life part of my desire died with him Me and him worked years on it! Best friends, Hug your Dog!

  • DoorKicker
    DoorKicker 3 days ago

    I can do that.

  • Scottie Combs
    Scottie Combs 3 days ago

    Looks great, keep up the great work.

  • Tommy Riordan
    Tommy Riordan 3 days ago

    And that's the last time I watch your vids when I'm hungry

  • John Hansen
    John Hansen 3 days ago

    Everything is coming along nicely, and the cabin with the porch looks great!

  • Gina Monty
    Gina Monty 3 days ago

    The screened in porch is a beautiful addition!👌🏻

  • Gina Monty
    Gina Monty 3 days ago

    Hats off to you for all that hard work filling the cracks with moss Shawn! Do you ever worry about ticks in the woods?

  • Bill Gaetz
    Bill Gaetz 3 days ago

    Question, have you ever had a water dozing (don't know if I spelled that right) done on your property near the cabin, you've not mentioned it that I know of and why is you're bathroom so far away from the cabin? If you where as old as I am , that sure as hell be a factor.

    • My Self Reliance
      My Self Reliance  3 days ago

      I can witch water myself actually. The issue near the cabin is that it's perched on bedrock, the valleys are the only places with deep soil and a high enough water table to access without drilling.

  • Anonymous Уася
    Anonymous Уася 3 days ago

    My Self Reliance, Beautiful project, nice job! Have not seem the tv probably 3 years, now i enjoy your movies, it relaxing after the work day. I see you have a garden, self made everything. You work 12 hours a day, but you work for your self and you like it. The cabins you made is other than in Europe, happy to see how it really looks like the joiner work in other continent. Keep doing, will share your best work to others friends, is amazing what you do :)

  • dave52732
    dave52732 4 days ago

    Really like how the porch has shaped up. Looking forward to all the other projects too.

  • Ava Jackson
    Ava Jackson 4 days ago

    I used to watch this a lot but I think he's building to much stuff

  • David Sherbert
    David Sherbert 4 days ago

    You're slowly turning that off-grid cabin into an off grid mansion …..i'm envious!!

  • TheGoodHeart1000
    TheGoodHeart1000 4 days ago +3

    You do know the sweetest dog on USclip is Cali. Just wanted to bring your attention to that fact. 😊

  • Christoffer Lindberg

    Found this channel today, haven''t been able to stop watching! You are amazing and please just keep up your awesome work and let us follow you on whatever journeyor challenge you take in life! Also loves seeing you with your family when they come and visit and your relationship with your dog :) You are a great woodworker and even though I'm terrible myself, it feels like I'm learning from you :)
    And now just a totally dumb amateur question but: why do you sometimes use nails with the boards and sometimes screws? Really don't know anything and just curious :) Love your stuff!

  • Powell McVay
    Powell McVay 4 days ago

    I’ve been watching you channel for a while and I hope to get to a point in life to have some land somewhere in Montana to do the same. Take care!

  • Lynda Dentry
    Lynda Dentry 4 days ago

    I LUV THE SOUND OF THE WIND BLOWING THROUGH THE TREES . I HAD A SPECIAL SPOT ON SHOCK POINT ON LAKE SUPERIOR IN A STAND OF WHITE BIRCH GODS HANDIWORK IS BEAUTIFULL AND PEACEFUL🤗

  • Asi Kit Shop
    Asi Kit Shop 4 days ago

    The wood is direct for build. Not chemical or water for uninsect?

  • Margaret Carter
    Margaret Carter 4 days ago

    I’m a happy bunny binge watching your videos having been away with no internet for a couple of weeks! Love your new porch and all your videos!

  • Peter Svetlík
    Peter Svetlík 4 days ago

    It looks like a lot of work you will have. But You are hard-working man. I appreciate that you share this content with us. Thank you and good luck.

  • Ellysheva Basa
    Ellysheva Basa 4 days ago +1

    Love what you’re doing Shawn. Abba bless you and family 😘

  • TheWayne Wayne
    TheWayne Wayne 4 days ago

    Beautyfull

  • Gerry DX
    Gerry DX 4 days ago

    Grizzly Adams would be jealous! Great show!

  • Jessie's channel
    Jessie's channel 4 days ago

    Another signature craftsmanship, Shawn. Since I started watching your channel, I shared your channel with my son, my staff , my family and friends. Oh, and our 2 cats. They perk up when they see Cali. :).

  • LKNANML
    LKNANML 4 days ago

    Really shows how well the original wood as aged being next to the new addition. Any plans for he stove vent like continuing the inside rock wall outside around the vent? This has been an amazing project to watch from the start. Any plans for a semi indoor/outdoor workshop on the kitchen side? Or is the plan to finish the Sauna and start the cabin skyscraper project? 42 floors of rustic cabin living with a view........

  • Kathleen Wilson
    Kathleen Wilson 4 days ago

    What is the name of that sauna stove? It looks like Halkla but nothing comes up on the internet with that name.

  • ViralOne
    ViralOne 4 days ago

    Looks amazing bro!

  • Michael Thompson
    Michael Thompson 4 days ago

    YOU ARE AMAZING ~ Love all you do !

  • Thelma M.
    Thelma M. 4 days ago

    Excelent!! Congratulations!

  • David Soderberg
    David Soderberg 4 days ago

    Hey Shawn: I have been watching both of your channels for some time now and I am so impressed with your re-invention of yourself and your priorities in life. I use you as an example to my kids to show you can fall down and pick yourself back up. How you can take chances in life and with drive and determination, reach your goals. Thank you for sharing your life with others, you are an inspiration to how a simplified life can be so rewarding.

  • Hog Mouth Fishing Charters

    Always truly amazing!!

  • Link Age
    Link Age 4 days ago +2

    Is it my imagination or have you gotten younger in the last 2 years?