Cabin Series #5 – Log Cabin Mansion Time Lapse

I would imagine that most of you guys probably won’t be wanting to building a massive cabin in Alaska or Northern Canada, but I really enjoyed watching this film all the way through.  It really shows you the amount of effort that goes into making one of these homes.  You can really see most of the steps that we have talked about throughout our website.  All of the cabin building procedures used here except for the first couple...

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Starting a Road in Alaska
Nov05

Starting a Road in Alaska

If you are moving to Alaska and building your own place, chances are you are going to be out in the bush.  This may not mean much to you now, but there is a lot of work that goes into building off the grid.  You can find land cheap (do not let anyone tell you that you can’t) and in fact so cheap that you may consider it in the near future.  The problem with the cheaper land in Alaska is that 9/10 its tens, if not hundreds of...

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Tools Used for Clearing Land
Oct29

Tools Used for Clearing Land

One of the most important steps to building a Log Cabin is clearing the land in order to build on it.  There are several tools that can be used in this process and we are going to go over each one in depth. We want you to be able to make the best possible decision for yourself: Stump Cutter – Also known as a stump grinder, a stump cutter is designed to do exactly what its name says which is cut stumps.  If you are looking for...

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How To Series #4 – How To Find The Best Motor For Your Dredge

The more important piece of equipment when building a dredge is going to be the engine/motor that you use to power it.  You can skimp on almost all parts but this one.  This is the one part you really cannot create on your own.  With 3d printers getting more popular, at some point it may be possible, but for now its just a pipe dream.  In order to figure out which one best suits your needs I will show you some of the best: One of the...

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How to Series #3 – How to Build a Sluice for Gold Dredging
Nov19

How to Series #3 – How to Build a Sluice for Gold Dredging

For this weeks How To series I have chosen to reach out to all those “Gold Miners” out there.  I am not really talking about true miners here, more the type of person who has some extra cash and would not mind trying to dredge for gold on a larger scale than someone who goes into a stream with a pan.  This article is not going to cover everything about getting gold out of the ground.  This one is mainly about building the...

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Cabin Building Series #4 – Log Cabin Project

For this series we have been showing you cabins that have either been designed or built by regular people like you or me.  The difference is that these people spent very little money making their cabin complete.  Think of this as a how-to build inexpensively.  Remember that one of the best things you can do as far as making your build inexpensive is by using the land that you have around you as much as possible.  If you are building a...

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