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

  • Published on Sep 9, 2019
  • #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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  • Olma Booth
    Olma Booth 2 days ago

    You look better with beard.

  • Santeri Keskitalo
    Santeri Keskitalo 5 days ago

    Your cabin is amazing. I recognized some Finnish bottles at the saunas window. Greetings from Finland!

  • Gloria Koch
    Gloria Koch 8 days ago

    The screen porch gives the cabin a while different look.

  • Ramil
    Ramil 11 days ago

    Very nice work. Greetings Milan from Prerov, Czech Republic.

  • 44 annetta hunte.
    44 annetta hunte. 17 days ago


  • Debbie Taylor
    Debbie Taylor 18 days ago

    Hi Shawn & family.
    Just subbed to your videos. I live in the very hectic UK and watching you truly helps me unwind. Amazing. I bet your wife and girls are so proud of you.
    Nothing good in life comes without lots of hard work and elbow grease and you certainly know how to use both.
    I only found you yesterday but will be chilling out and catching up. Thank you so much for sharing this, it is truly amazing what you have done. :)

  • Omar Carrington
    Omar Carrington 20 days ago

    Whoever gave this video a thumbs down is the worse scum of the earth.

  • Alan7997
    Alan7997 21 day ago

    I could watch these videos for hours. You really do have one of the best channels on youtube.

  • juliet Mary
    juliet Mary 24 days ago +1

    Are you turning the window to the Porch into a door?

  • Aicha Tifour
    Aicha Tifour 25 days ago

    Un vert coubye Nice

  • zena3546
    zena3546 Month ago

    my thoughts....bears when sleeping on porch?? yikes!

  • Katherine
    Katherine Month ago

    Pardon a woman asking...but how do you keep your tools with teeth sharp like the one you're pulling off the bark???

  • Mary Ann Mirro
    Mary Ann Mirro Month ago

    Amazing! Turning into a log cabin village.

  • Jacques B
    Jacques B Month ago

    Très beaux

  • Jessica Konah Revaz

    This is an amazing place. I envy your talent.

  • Brenley Forrester
    Brenley Forrester Month ago

    How does he prevent bugs eating his lumber?

  • Lauren Boakes
    Lauren Boakes Month ago

    I really enjoy these programs of yours. I’m a 73 plus female and retired now due to ill health so I have a lot of free time to watch and enjoy and still learn a lot from what you do. Fascinating to me. Keep up the good work. Kind regards Lauren Boakes from Katikati New Zealand.

  • DerRobMann (R.T. West)

    I have a project idea for you (as if you didn't need more work) that I think would make your place the most unique in probably Ontario, at least. Why not build an observation tower (wood or metal)? If the average height of the trees around you are 60 to 75 feet tall, an 80 foot tower would be doable, I'd think. Great for star-gazing, overseeing the surroundings (animals, fire threat, intruders [French Canadians, drug runners, Bigfoot, ETs, etc.]), photography or simply a place to kick it for a while. Okay, I've done all I can do from here -- The Concept Phase. You're doing a fine job on all the rest. Saludos, desde Colonia Centro Historico, Puebla, Mexico, DerRobMann sends..

  • nman2008
    nman2008 Month ago

    Love your channel Shawn! Keep up the great work up there! You should be very proud of what you've accomplished!

  • Nelson Rivera
    Nelson Rivera Month ago

    Good Project

  • Mike Tettero
    Mike Tettero Month ago

    It's not a show for vegetarians or low-fat cooking, that's for sure :-) Great watching this, almost relaxing!!

  • Bud Maurizzi
    Bud Maurizzi Month ago

    I wacth your videos everyday. They calm me and take away stress of city life here in Wisconsin. Happy Thanksgiving 2019. They motivate me to keep going.

  • Jeffrey Sasquatch
    Jeffrey Sasquatch Month ago

    Shawn what do you put onto the outside of your logs to seal them from the weather and from rot?

  • Delena Johnston
    Delena Johnston Month ago

    We live in a forest but not off the grid. As soon as I step out if the truck the fresh air smell is to die for. He reminds me of my hubby, can build or fix anything. A real man you could say . Love these videos! Perfection

  • Thorani kelly
    Thorani kelly Month ago


  • Malliga Krichenamourty

    Very beautiful , so nice you Building. 👍

  • vera hinnant
    vera hinnant Month ago

    I would think that porch would be a great bedroom.

  • berneita ellis
    berneita ellis 2 months ago +2

    I have never seen anyone who can do all of this. It is thrilling to watch.

  • aynur yuruk
    aynur yuruk 2 months ago

    Slm kolay gelsin Manzara☂️☃️eviçini lütfen gösterin Yemek menünü yemek yerken paylaşın yemek sunumuzu bol videoda yer verin ☕👏🍸🍢🍵☕

  • Geri Brandon
    Geri Brandon 2 months ago

    That Cabin is Beautifull. Oh, i havent ate yet , i smell bacon and eggs . Well that done it. Ill have some soon. Love watching.

  • Aurora Galindo
    Aurora Galindo 2 months ago


  • Bev Rohl
    Bev Rohl 2 months ago

    Really enjoying your videos, but have some ideas for you to consider:
    1. Enclosing porch would create another room for 3 season use at least
    2. The porch doorway is an inconvenient walk from cabin front door. What about putting a door between porch & cabin in the location of the window you have on that wall?
    3. Curious why you put the bath house so far from the cabin, & the outhouse so far in the other direction?
    4. Why is the roof of the outdoor kitchen so slanted?
    5. Idea for paths between buildings. Use boardwalks for that purpose.... like in the old west... no walking in the mud.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Brent Neves
    Brent Neves 2 months ago

    Really dude? now I'm starving.... those thick bacon slices and sunny side up eggs.....Oh and the cabin is nice too😁

  • Reverend Saltine
    Reverend Saltine 2 months ago

    The heart attack diet. One wonders if he will drink the fat out of the frying pan....

  • Katherine Nicholas
    Katherine Nicholas 2 months ago

    I love your videos! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • supercopter
    supercopter 2 months ago

    Best TVclip channel.

  • Miriam Soares
    Miriam Soares 2 months ago +1

    Impossível ver os vídeos sem sentir fome😋 (Brasil)

  • Javier Perez
    Javier Perez 2 months ago

    Hoy do you protect the the sauna from humidity?

  • Marcel Cicort
    Marcel Cicort 2 months ago

    Why is the entrance to the screened porch on the side and not towards the front of the house from where to enter quickly since most of the things are happening in the main cabbin, its porch or towards the other buildings all which are away from this porch entrance.. just wondering.

  • maisa soares rodrigues
    maisa soares rodrigues 2 months ago

    Me fale você além de tudo faz até pizza diga qual o seu defeito...você sabe tudo meu Deus fiquei c água na boca da sua pizza aqui no Brasil comemos muita pizza. ..... Maísa

  • Monique Golis
    Monique Golis 2 months ago

    So wonderful

  • A Nanihjh
    A Nanihjh 3 months ago

    Don't work too hard Mr James give a little time for rest ....have fun n rest 👍👍👍👍👍👍😁😁😁

  • Arto Orava
    Arto Orava 3 months ago

    10:23-10:29 Salmiakkikossu?!? Where did you get that?!? 😆😂
    Btw, just found this channel. Just awesome. 👍👍 You are living in a paradise. 🤩😍 That is such a beautiful place!!
    Greetings from Finland 🇫🇮👍

    • My Self Reliance
      My Self Reliance  3 months ago +1

      A lovely lady named Lotta sent it to me from Finland

  • scott toye
    scott toye 3 months ago

    The cabin u have built looks really good is the land yours

  • Tsevelmaa Chimid
    Tsevelmaa Chimid 3 months ago


  • Rhonda W
    Rhonda W 3 months ago

    I’m a brand new subscriber bud and you have me 100% hooked. I’m from a small city in NB but grew up living in an old farm in the country. I love what you’re doing and hope to one day do the same ! So I will end this by saying I so appreciate having these videos to watch and in some small way I feel connected to you. Keep up the great work and I’m a loyal fan forever now ❤️

  • Bombastic Bushkin
    Bombastic Bushkin 3 months ago

    Have to marvel at your knowledge and skills. Others can learn a great deal from you. Your work ethic, your manner, you are quite a valuable man. Love all the clever touches and detail too. Ingenious. First class.

  • Edith Dominicanita Peralta

    *Love ❤️ this😍🌱🌳🤔❗️*

  • Abdullah Senkaya
    Abdullah Senkaya 3 months ago

    Büyük bir ustayı hayranlıkla izledim ahşap ağaç vs gibi şeyler muhteşem başarı.

  • Marili Ulrich
    Marili Ulrich 3 months ago

    Podrias poner el subtitulo en español?

  • primos ferreras Ferreira

    E muito trabalho mas vale a pena parabéns Deus abençoe desde Brasil obrigada por compartilhar🤔👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏💚

  • Deolinda Oliveira dos Santos

    Gosto muito de ver seus vídeos, sou do Brasil...

  • Patrick P
    Patrick P 3 months ago

    Are the stones for looks or to keep kritters out ?

  • Noelia Costa Uchoa
    Noelia Costa Uchoa 3 months ago

    Tudo que ele faz é com perfeição, muito linda essa Cabana,amei!

  • Noelia Costa Uchoa
    Noelia Costa Uchoa 3 months ago

    Canal top!

  • eusatina
    eusatina 3 months ago

    Great adventure

  • Gateway
    Gateway 3 months ago

    Have you got flushable toilets

  • Elaine Disney
    Elaine Disney 3 months ago

    Beautiful family thanks for sharing

  • D J
    D J 3 months ago

    I grew up in the countryside of Western PA, However, I know I couldn't do it like you. I live in hot Atlanta going on 24 years but definitely miss the country! Love your video's!

  • Dikizeyiko Nsiamundele
    Dikizeyiko Nsiamundele 3 months ago

    Respect from Kongo kinsahasa african 🇨🇩🇨🇩🇨🇩