I built that cute little cabin in Minetest about just one year ago. By the way, the woman in that picture is Astrid Laudra herself as she appeared in The Sims 3. OpenShot Video Editor was used to trim out most of the loading screen in this video (and to, ahem, make it less boring.)
What you should know series. As we start our channel we want to cover things you should know about places we visit. Today we walk through the Big Stone Rustic Cabin at Wilderness State Park in Michigan.
We hired a guy with a nice pretty crane to help install our Ridge Pole (RP) because the cost of buying stronger chains and heavier equipment was the same as paying him to do it, and he could do in a day what would take us a month. With winter coming on, we want to get this thing dried in ASAP. The plan was to install rafters and RP at the same time, but when he released pressure on the RP, the RP decided it didn't like its position and rolled to about "1 o'clock". Crane guy got scared, and pulled off the job. Told me to call him when I got the RP stabilized. Fast forward 10 days- after a week of rain, and making a new pair of rafters, stabilizing the RP with a chain hoist, shims and more rebar, we are now ready for the crane again. Didn't turn out like we thought, but it will turn out alright in the end.
A year ago this month I started this log cabin project and this video is a compilation of clips put together to show the progress we have made so far on my off-grid cabin. I have basically framed up the structure so far and I am pretty happy with the progress. All the materials except for the ply wood are sourced right from the property. Most of the work has been on weekends and holidays. It gives me new found appreciation for building and videoing the process. I would like to thank everyone who has helped and donated material to this build. Any questions or comments leave them below.
Music - "Across the Dusty Plain" "Wrong Side" "Too Many Valleys" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/