This is a video based post on an inspiring story behind a remote log cabin in Alaska.
The man you see in the wool cap on the ATV was going to build a cabin on his land.
But two weeks after he purchased the land, he was paralyzed.
That was in 1980.
20 years later his sons and their friends/family built the cabin for him.
Here’s what it looked like in 2000:
In 2005, he was helicoptered to the site so that he could see it.
I encourage you to enjoy the video based on this story and the log cabin below:
Video Story: Enjoy Below
Watch below and see how they:
- Took down the logs
- Transported them to the construction site
- Peeled them
- Dug to prepare for foundation
- Build the flooring
- Do the cuts on the logs to build walls
…and more. All while they had a bunch of fun, too. Not to say that it was always fun and games (there were a few injuries.. and even a fire).
They even built a garage to go along with the cabin to use for storage, etc.
Caution: some foul language and footage of injuries.
ATVs to Help Transport Logs that They Took Down On-Site
Later on, they Expanded the Cabin to Make Room for Friends/Family
Interior Shot (Fireplace)
Group of Friends/Family Building it Together
It’s was all possible thanks to John Sutherland, Jake Sutherland, Jeff Sutherland, Jhan Haddeland, Aaron Haddeland, Jeff Texley, Mitch Phillips, Zac Lemke, Michael B. Hayes, Isaac Tucker, Charonne Sutherland, Matt Russell, Steve Smith, Dave Clark, Isaac Herriott, June Virardi, Lily Sutherland, Griz Sutherland, Anna Sutherland, Marc Stephens, Jimmy Conant, Joe Borg, Hans Peter-Tobler, “Slick” Durr, Dagwood, John Smith, and Becky Smith for their help and involvement.
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