Simple off grid Cabin that anyone can build & afford

In this video my wife Brooke and I build a very simple, very affordable cabin. With a simple single pitch roof and only 2 windows. While I was filming this building project so was Brooke. You can check out her first video featuring this cabin by clicking the link below. I'll see you on part 2

Brooke's video


  1. James Cameron

    James Cameron4 soat oldin

    This is awesome. How are the legs attached to the foundations? Are they? Thanks!

  2. D A

    D A12 soat oldin

    You two are so perfect for each other.

  3. D A

    D A12 soat oldin

    Love this. I have my father's hammer. The head fell off the handle, and he just nailed a nail into the top and bent it over. Then it got left out in the rain a few times, so the head was all rusty. I cleaned up the head, but I didn't replace the handle. No sir, it still has that nail holding it on, crooked as it is. I use it all the time for things I don't need a great hammer for.

  4. Stephy Palmeri

    Stephy Palmeri14 soat oldin

    WAIT WTF WERENT YOU TWO ON A SEASON OF ALONE ?! You look so familiar !

  5. MrFelixify

    MrFelixify14 soat oldin

    Sure. but you also need to own land. i feel like all these offgrid videos are not informing about, you can't just go out to the woods and build yourself a homestead or a cabin. you need to OWN the land.

  6. Danielle Terry

    Danielle Terry15 soat oldin

    @ Celtic sky woman I live in Texas but you can do the tax seized in any state they all have them but the southern states are selling out fast from many rushing to get out of cities there are still some available just do your do diligence if you know the state you want get a print out to the counties in that state and start calling here in Texas we have just a couple of law firms that deal with tax seizure some states let each county deal with it themselves good luck happy hunting be tenacious for your happiness

  7. B Charron

    B Charron17 soat oldin

    Hey is this girl in the woods 2.0 or the other way around?

  8. Peter James

    Peter JamesKun oldin

    hey that's cool but how did you make sure your first four floor joists were square? How did you make sure your foundation stones were square to your starting corner? thx. I like how you put the siding on before raising the wall, that seems like a cool idea.

  9. Mike Finley

    Mike FinleyKun oldin

    In our D.N.A.. it kills me people think everything needs to be learned and certified. City kids take a drivers Ed class in Ugh School and a farm kid at ten can drive a half million dollar combine. It's so pathetic. I did concrete too. Just like seeing what you did, thanks for sharing.b

  10. tshepp89

    tshepp89Kun oldin

    It all looks great to me except for the foundation. Why not just concrete some posts in? Protects you more from sinking ground movement and lifting from strong winds.

  11. breathnstop

    breathnstopKun oldin

    This is beautiful! Bravo.

  12. Mike McDonagh

    Mike McDonaghKun oldin

    This is the most relaxing video on UZnick

  13. Marisa Moeller

    Marisa MoellerKun oldin

    I absolutely love it!! That stain colour is fabulous!! Of course, what a view!!

  14. Big Bologna

    Big BolognaKun oldin

    Is there a supply list?

  15. Alex K

    Alex K2 kun oldin

    So satisfying

  16. Алексей Спб

    Алексей Спб2 kun oldin

    thats probably one of the best videos in the world ? in my opinion//

  17. Lucy B

    Lucy B2 kun oldin

    That's what i called building a life together!

  18. Dinh Nguyen

    Dinh Nguyen2 kun oldin

    I love the way he said ? As a human being you should build your own house 🏠 give it a try ... now day we not allow only professional can do that... lol some pro builder like shit now day

  19. The Mysterious Husky

    The Mysterious Husky2 kun oldin

    6 ft for the back wall but I see the front wall is taller I don't see where you said how tall for it

  20. mckjewel

    mckjewel2 kun oldin

    ok, duh I see the generator now. But why not use an insane nail gun?

  21. mckjewel

    mckjewel2 kun oldin

    Why not a generator to use automatic type tools? I do love your true craftsmanship!

  22. The Wizard of Croagz

    The Wizard of Croagz2 kun oldin

    Yall are both keepers

  23. 17 forever !

    17 forever !2 kun oldin

    I just enjoyed watching you swing that hammer, it’s impressive!


    DER SCHATTEN2 kun oldin

    i Like your leather axesheath

  25. Raúl Bitca

    Raúl Bitca2 kun oldin

    I fewl like rocks and cement for a foundation would be cheaper if you use wood poles

  26. Ed A

    Ed A3 kun oldin

    Casual chainsawing with no helmet or ripstop gear. Scary.

  27. Keep it Fix it

    Keep it Fix it3 kun oldin

    Badass build.the fact that you used you grandpas tools is such a great thing.idk if you have children but I hope your grandkids do the same for you.

  28. Umar Abdullah

    Umar Abdullah3 kun oldin

    Here in Seattle they are building similar little houses for homeless people. I think it's a great idea.

  29. Doris Fox

    Doris Fox3 kun oldin 💕💜👌°°° 🔞🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴🅽🆄🅳🅴🔞°°🤩👌 💕 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, 🔥 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 來調味g食物煮的時候

  30. Russell Weber III

    Russell Weber III3 kun oldin

    Jim Declos thebossoftheswamp channel has proved that bubble foil wrap beats fiberglass insulation in several ways, whether having it in a prefab structure or you building the structure from the ground up or putting it under the floor on an old cabin as he did with an old family cabin in rural New Hampshire on the side of a mountain.

  31. Greg J

    Greg J3 kun oldin

    looks easy at first

  32. Dave Farrell

    Dave Farrell3 kun oldin

    really awesome video great top see you passing on old skills not enough people doing what you do hope i can be half as good a man well done again hope you really enjoy your reward !

  33. Aki Bru

    Aki Bru3 kun oldin

    Do y’all think anyone in the comment section actually proceeded to build this

  34. Kitty Mrache

    Kitty Mrache3 kun oldin

    You wouldn't want to build it this way if you have earthquakes as it will just jump right off the concrete.

  35. william elijah

    william elijah4 kun oldin

    Like the video even before I fully watch it

  36. Varue

    Varue4 kun oldin

    i woulda gravelled a bit underneath the pads but... very good :)

  37. The Blx

    The Blx4 kun oldin


  38. Tyler Snyder

    Tyler Snyder4 kun oldin

    how big can you make this do you think?

  39. Gerard Jones

    Gerard Jones4 kun oldin

    the bears will be in that too easy.

  40. Kalani Fitisemanu Jr.

    Kalani Fitisemanu Jr.4 kun oldin

    I love this...totally(well,not completely but almost)unplugged from what's "popular" in today's society...independent thoughts, conservative family values and self sufficiency is looked at as "against the grain" nowadays...I'm all for "against the grain"... awesome video👍👍

  41. Demelza

    Demelza4 kun oldin

    No chance of that in the UK, land is held for the "boomers" of the country (the we don't want any neighbours near our house), and don't build on our MASSIVE green belt.....

  42. Dana Larson

    Dana Larson4 kun oldin

    I see you employ the best entrenching tool ever mine.

  43. KIDO Family Ranch

    KIDO Family Ranch4 kun oldin

    One question 🤔. Why nail and not screw?

  44. Tim Harder

    Tim Harder5 kun oldin

    Is there anything holding it to the ground? what if there is wind?

  45. Kenneth Miller

    Kenneth Miller5 kun oldin

    You 2 make it look simple. I was a Union painter 35 years and I believe your the most intelligent, talented, knowledgeable, practical, common sense, experienced, disciplined, 2 person crews I’ve ever seen. Your work is a collage of brilliant and ingenious building ideas. Your knowledge of building material choices, the details, your planning from the simplest to the most challenging designs combinations and assembly are truly beyond average and ingenious. Watching you two turn air into a 100s of years of comfort is astounding. When you say anyone can build? Man and Woman unless I had several very talented and ambitious friends helping me, you might as well expect as much as your dog is getting done on site from me. To achieve a project you two make look simple again, just the way you cut, ax, and sister join the 2x8? to the footing supports and fit the 8x8s is a talent few I’ve met in my 70 years have. Thanks for a excellent instructional video professors.

  46. Lou Wyman

    Lou Wyman5 kun oldin

    Brooke is bad ass. Gotta love a woman who knows tools and not afraid of a little hard work.

  47. r3drift

    r3drift5 kun oldin

    anyone? LMAO okay cool guy. so rad you are. People cant even pick up their dog's feces at a dog park or muster the strenght and put aside ego to wear masks in a trader joes but sure anyone can build this. LMAO okay jan.

  48. adrian avram

    adrian avram5 kun oldin

    over built=over priced

  49. A C

    A C5 kun oldin

    The end wall build was ass backwards. Your lateral movement made everything un-squared and threw off your plumb. Your headers are weak as fuck btw. This is american amateur hour. And took like 8 hours longer than it should have. Anyone watching this... This how not build anything.

  50. David Foster

    David Foster6 kun oldin

    I think your right about the saw

  51. Teebo Lurdo

    Teebo Lurdo6 kun oldin

    Clean , direct message. With good editing and great music. What good is knowledge if not shared. You sir did a right proper video. Thank you. From one off gridder/engineer to another

  52. Robert Witt

    Robert Witt6 kun oldin

    Why so many cabin builds?

  53. La Muneca Rodriguez

    La Muneca Rodriguez6 kun oldin

    This guy is good with this. My father built his first house when he married my mom in the Dominican Republic back in 1956, well he had help from neighbors and family.

  54. Bryan Austin

    Bryan Austin6 kun oldin

    My hands developed blisters from watching all that no-glove nailing

  55. Joey Sil

    Joey Sil6 kun oldin

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  56. Dillion Marsee

    Dillion Marsee6 kun oldin

    You got you a hard working good women sr you guys are a good team !

  57. ndr8319

    ndr83196 kun oldin

    How does this kind of light foundation holds againts cold weather ( ground movement? )

  58. eddy alfadly

    eddy alfadly6 kun oldin

    very good job

  59. Sebastian

    Sebastian6 kun oldin

    This is so inspirational!

  60. luck 4thewin

    luck 4thewin7 kun oldin

    Anyone else cringe when she was issuing the hammers....

  61. Nick Vallender

    Nick Vallender7 kun oldin

    Don't have to worry about the Squirrels in New Zealand 🤣

  62. Lar Moran

    Lar Moran7 kun oldin

    My first job was making timber frame houses, I tell you something I've never seen someone drive a nail as fast as you.

  63. Thomas givens

    Thomas givens7 kun oldin

    Bob Ross vibes for sure

  64. Thomas givens

    Thomas givens7 kun oldin

    Your voice sounds like you should be advertising whisky, or tegridy farms

  65. Marcie Allen-Navarro

    Marcie Allen-Navarro7 kun oldin


  66. Eran Deser

    Eran Deser7 kun oldin

    First change the wife

  67. Germ

    Germ7 kun oldin

    This is such an ideal life style. It’s easy to get caught up in today’s way of life. A cabin like this offers such a big form of peace of mind.

  68. Sierra Lewitter

    Sierra Lewitter7 kun oldin

    Inspiring video! please wear your safety glasses

  69. Jon Brown

    Jon Brown7 kun oldin

    The well-made surfboard hooghly slip because planet family ruin sans a seemly camera. dispensable, upset court

  70. TheDMTLover

    TheDMTLover7 kun oldin

    A shed.

  71. World Survivalist

    World Survivalist7 kun oldin

    When is a cabin just a shed?

  72. Ramex Delta

    Ramex Delta7 kun oldin

    can you help me with ideas about building something small on my raw land ? i would like to get your contact if possible ^^

  73. J P

    J P7 kun oldin

    I needed this wholesomeness. Thank you!

  74. Jake

    Jake7 kun oldin

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.

  75. Alexandre Lomovtsev

    Alexandre Lomovtsev7 kun oldin

    don't speak on behalf of 'everyone'...

  76. Alexandre Lomovtsev

    Alexandre Lomovtsev7 kun oldin


  77. Adolfo Cobos

    Adolfo Cobos7 kun oldin

    New to the channel love the vibe here

  78. Angelo Gordillo

    Angelo Gordillo7 kun oldin

    Hey! I love your video, your laid back attitude and your philosophy on homemaking. Question: Aren’t you concerned about potential wood rot considering the concrete and 4X4s are so close to the ground? I’m thinking moisture and freezing temps in particular would be damaging to the foundation of this structure in just a few years. I would love to hear your thoughts! Also, if the community has any thoughts, please chime in! Thank you for your time.

  79. New life

    New life7 kun oldin

    Nothing is more beautiful than seeing a couple working together building their dream house or their dream cabin.

  80. Felipe de san aniceto

    Felipe de san aniceto7 kun oldin

    I love this video

  81. Donald Duck

    Donald Duck7 kun oldin

    Cool video! Maybe I can pitch my off grid living fantasy to my wife as a "camping vacation". Are you on BitChute?

  82. Chris 3.1416

    Chris 3.14167 kun oldin

    Where is the closest Holiday Inn so I can take a proper shower?

  83. The Murphy

    The Murphy7 kun oldin

    does the ground freeze during the winter where you are? because your footings will left if you do.

  84. NippleWaxer3000

    NippleWaxer30007 kun oldin

    How do the wood shards not penetrate your hands?!

  85. Michael Koch

    Michael Koch7 kun oldin

    You have nothing but truth on humans building their own. This is a great video and awesome project. BTW-having a partner that shares the same interest is priceless!

  86. milk kaka

    milk kaka7 kun oldin

    do remember our country is a country of immigrants and not everyone has the luxury of land to build upon.

  87. VK

    VK8 kun oldin

    I hate the way government uses housing as a means to control your life....I would never waste 500k on an ugly house, but I do like the idea of buying land for 30k and building a smart home myself

  88. KaylaKaze

    KaylaKaze6 kun oldin

    @J P No one owns land. A person cannot own land. You pay a usage fee in the form of taxes that (allegedly) goes to everyone else (in the form of services) for you getting exclusive access to that shared resource.

  89. J P

    J P7 kun oldin

    never mind the fact that if you want to build this cabin, you will need to get a permit even if it's in you own land, and then boom now you magically pay more money for the land. While I agree with some taxes (for roads etc), adding taxes to your property because you decided to build something in it makes no sense to me.

  90. Jay H

    Jay H8 kun oldin

    Rule #1. Never use nails. Always opt for the screws. Always. Over time the nail loosens. Screws never die....galvanized anyway.

  91. Marceline Davis

    Marceline Davis8 kun oldin

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  92. Friendlytoad

    Friendlytoad8 kun oldin

    this was before the price of wood quadrupled. looks like ill do this out of sticks

  93. Erik Backen

    Erik Backen8 kun oldin

    I don't even watch UZnick videos I'm so lazy. But i watched all three parts, 2 and 1/2 so far. Not expecting (at all) to here preaching. But it was your sermon that made me subscribe. Brother, i like your style.

  94. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin

    Thanks ! Welcome aboard!

  95. Garrett Kensler

    Garrett Kensler8 kun oldin

    Don't assume annyone can do this. I know some people who can't even hammer a nail.

  96. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin

    they can learn


    SAMOAN MANDiNGO8 kun oldin

    I wonder how many nails was used to build this

  98. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin


  99. Friend of Life

    Friend of Life8 kun oldin

    I am jealous of your dirt!

  100. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin


  101. martino amello

    martino amello8 kun oldin

    Only professionals.. Hate to break the bad news to some of you, but ALL professionals start out as non-professionals . I have a cabinet shop, but certainly knew next to nothing when I started..

  102. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin

    Well said

  103. ytrichhalo

    ytrichhalo8 kun oldin

    thats a good lady right there

  104. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin


  105. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo8 kun oldin

    You are a professional in my eyes though. If I were to build this for the first time, it would take me waaay longer, and I'd end up with all sorts of crooked angles.

  106. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin

    I bet you would do better than that

  107. Tricia m

    Tricia m8 kun oldin

    This was so helpful. Thank you for the inspiration! My husband and I can't wait to get started on ours this fall!

  108. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin

    Good luck!!

  109. Todd Jeffcoat

    Todd Jeffcoat8 kun oldin

    2,900 people who watched this video work for OSHA.

  110. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin

    LOL, no joke

  111. claude reed

    claude reed8 kun oldin

    does the wife weight train>?

  112. Bushradical

    Bushradical8 kun oldin

    No, she's always doing something though