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vern

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My Self Reliance
« on: February 17, 2018, 12:37:57 PM »
This guy built a cabin in Ontario using only hand tools.  (He reminds me of Dick Proenneke.)

In addition to posting a lot of HD cabin porn, he talks about avoiding debt and getting land and materials cheaply. 

Worth a gander...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rgGEkI510Q

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Re: My Self Reliance
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 11:23:10 AM »
Cabin porn indeed! Thanks for the link.

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Re: My Self Reliance
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 11:52:04 AM »
Fantastic!!

And so soothing to watch... Mmmmmmmmmmm...

vern

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Re: My Self Reliance
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 05:03:09 PM »
Bump for his latest video about what his land and materials cost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSU1mgMoJwg

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Re: My Self Reliance
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 10:21:42 AM »
Great channel.   Every time I see him cutting logs with a hand saw or drilling with a hand powered drill I can’t help but to think of the “muscle over motor” article.  I think he paid off some 700k in debt, started his own construction company and lived frugally from there out.  Lots of entertainment and wisdom to be found on his channel.

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Re: My Self Reliance
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 08:59:31 AM »
It's interesting to see the "I can do everything all by myself" approach vs. the communitarian/cooperative "you help me-I'll help you" Amish-style approach.  Seems...empowering and lonely at the same time?  I wonder what it is that draws some folks so powerfully to these kinds of solitary pursuits.  A reaction to an economic system that makes us feel so out of control of our own destinies sometimes mixed with a Western outlook that places extremely high value on individualism, I guess.  He's definitely got something to be proud of!  Also, those saws and axes look SCARY sharp.  Very cool videos.   

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Re: My Self Reliance
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 03:22:05 PM »
It's interesting to see the "I can do everything all by myself" approach vs. the communitarian/cooperative "you help me-I'll help you" Amish-style approach.  Seems...empowering and lonely at the same time?  I wonder what it is that draws some folks so powerfully to these kinds of solitary pursuits.   

I guess personality is a factor. I am very much a solitary worker, myself (just not as skilled as this guy). DH can work alone pretty well, too, especially if there is no time-pressure. In general, however, his style is more social and communitarian - whereas I go out of my way to avoid involving other ppl.
I can see the benefit (assuming like-minded, cooperative ppl) in working together as a community. Still, it really goes against the grain of my personality to have to rely on others.

So I can see the appeal, really - but also the risks.

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Re: My Self Reliance
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 12:14:54 AM »
Both Videos are really aprreciable. Crafting your own cabin is challenging. Not that much easy. I have my home based workshop and working with kreg router table, but never have thought of doing this. You inspire us to make cabin for oneself. Thanks.