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

#logcabin #offgrid #selfreliance
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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Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here:
SEASON 2 - The Interior:
SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse:
SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking:
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  1. Nasrene Kim

    Nasrene Kim10 orë më parë

    You the man thank for your wonderful video wretched every day 👍💪🐕and I love Cali

  2. Jessie H

    Jessie H11 orë më parë

    You are THE MAN!!! ✌🏼💗🐶

  3. joe woodchuck

    joe woodchuckDitë më parë

    Very nice! You could also put up polycarbonate sheet over the screens to extend the porch season.


    BRADFORD ROEDitë më parë

    Shawn, Another great video. Thanks much.

  5. Julie Heilman. Fam

    Julie Heilman. FamDitë më parë

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍you are amazing!

  6. Duck Paw

    Duck PawDitë më parë

    Love your work 😎

  7. pacific ocean

    pacific oceanDitë më parë

    Wow where'd u learn to build do you have a background in construction? these videos are soo awesome and relaxing👍

  8. Blood Time Maximus Full Throttle Productions

    Blood Time Maximus Full Throttle Productions2 ditë më parë

    Incredible journey. Fascinating to watch the expansions. Just watched done where puppies paw was sore. Hope she’s good now! Amazing stuff. Subbed👍🏻


    MAKOBITE2 ditë më parë

    Looks amazing, Shawn, well done.

  10. Sebastian Laczewski

    Sebastian Laczewski2 ditë më parë

    Man,gotta love that nice thick bacon!

  11. Barry Branton

    Barry Branton2 ditë më parë

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

  12. Joseph Atnip

    Joseph Atnip2 ditë më parë

    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

  13. Rosa Acuna

    Rosa Acuna3 ditë më parë

    is there snake?

  14. Leon Seide

    Leon Seide3 ditë më parë

    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.👍🏿

  15. D Collins

    D Collins3 ditë më parë

    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.

  16. Roaming Gnome

    Roaming Gnome3 ditë më parë

    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.

  17. lynnb

    lynnb3 ditë më parë

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

  18. blitzofsky

    blitzofsky3 ditë më parë

    Big. Fan Shawn

  19. viv Naicker

    viv Naicker4 ditë më parë

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

  20. Jessica Barclay

    Jessica Barclay4 ditë më parë

    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. :)

  21. JayeBird

    JayeBird4 ditë më parë

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

  22. Jenny Girl

    Jenny Girl4 ditë më parë

    Beautiful work as always.

  23. White Ninja

    White Ninja4 ditë më parë

    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. :)

  24. Pamela Chadwell

    Pamela Chadwell4 ditë më parë


  25. Wayne Moureau

    Wayne Moureau4 ditë më parë

    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?

  26. Dan Duncan

    Dan Duncan4 ditë më parë

    All your videos are great and informative thanks 😁👍


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  29. Jeff Glover

    Jeff Glover5 ditë më parë

    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.

  30. Bill Mitchell

    Bill Mitchell5 ditë më parë

    Hope you get to take us ice fishing👍👍

  31. Arioska Guzman

    Arioska Guzman5 ditë më parë

    Amazing work. God bless you

  32. Mess 4Fun

    Mess 4Fun6 ditë më parë

    5:24 I thought Cali a bear

  33. Mess 4Fun

    Mess 4Fun6 ditë më parë

    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 💔

  34. d.j. Robinson

    d.j. Robinson6 ditë më parë

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

  35. Eagle1

    Eagle16 ditë më parë

    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.

  36. CowGames

    CowGames6 ditë më parë

    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!

  37. Ecklectic Gal

    Ecklectic Gal6 ditë më parë

    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.

  38. Annie Farmer's Farm

    Annie Farmer's Farm6 ditë më parë

    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!

  39. DoorKicker

    DoorKicker6 ditë më parë

    I can do that.

  40. Scottie Combs

    Scottie Combs6 ditë më parë

    Looks great, keep up the great work.

  41. Tommy Riordan

    Tommy Riordan6 ditë më parë

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

  42. John Hansen

    John Hansen6 ditë më parë

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

  43. Elvis 🎶🎵 🎷 ghostly 🎸🎧 💓🔥

    Elvis 🎶🎵 🎷 ghostly 🎸🎧 💓🔥6 ditë më parë


  44. Gina Monty

    Gina Monty6 ditë më parë

    The screened in porch is a beautiful addition!👌🏻

  45. Gina Monty

    Gina Monty6 ditë më parë

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

  46. Bill Gaetz

    Bill Gaetz6 ditë më parë

    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.

  47. My Self Reliance

    My Self Reliance6 ditë më parë

    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.

  48. Anonymous Уася

    Anonymous Уася6 ditë më parë

    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 :)

  49. dave52732

    dave527326 ditë më parë

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

  50. Ava Jackson

    Ava Jackson6 ditë më parë

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

  51. David Sherbert

    David Sherbert6 ditë më parë

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

  52. TheGoodHeart1000

    TheGoodHeart10006 ditë më parë

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

  53. Christoffer Lindberg

    Christoffer Lindberg7 ditë më parë

    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!

  54. Powell McVay

    Powell McVay7 ditë më parë

    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!

  55. Lynda Dentry

    Lynda Dentry7 ditë më parë


  56. Asi Kit Shop

    Asi Kit Shop7 ditë më parë

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

  57. Margaret Carter

    Margaret Carter7 ditë më parë

    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!

  58. Peter Svetlík

    Peter Svetlík7 ditë më parë

    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.

  59. Ellysheva Basa

    Ellysheva Basa7 ditë më parë

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

  60. TheWayne Wayne

    TheWayne Wayne7 ditë më parë


  61. Gerry DX

    Gerry DX7 ditë më parë

    Grizzly Adams would be jealous! Great show!