This is the story of a remote log cabin in Alaska built by a man’s sons, friends, and family, all in honor of him. You see, the man you see in the wool cap, on the ATV, he was the one who was going to build this very cabin, on his very land.
But just two weeks after he purchased the land, he became paralyzed. This was in 1980. Then, twenty years later, his sons, their friends, and family, all got together and built the cabin he had always imagined and dreamed of.
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Here’s what it looked like in 2000:
In 2005, he was helicoptered to the site so that he could see it.
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 the 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 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.
VIDEO – Alaska Remote Cabin
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
Looks like they’re having fun to me.
Looks like the dream still came true, didn’t it?
These memories, oh, they’ll last more than just a lifetime.
What beautiful log cabins!
VIDEO – They Built Dad’s Dream Log Cabin
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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