Off Grid Log Cabin #2: Off Grid Log Cabin: Moving 1000 pound Logs Solo

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Blog entry by MaxAdvoko posted 12-19-2018 04:00 AM 1154 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello folks!

Back in 2015 during my vacation, I started to build a log cabin using fallen trees at Ladoga Lake. As a side note: I purposefully didn’t chop a single live tree for my cabin construction which made the task more difficult.

The task proved to be more difficult than the construction itself. I used extra thick logs for my cabin’s construction. To move wet and heavy logs I used an A-shaped frame with a pulley under its peak.Such leverage and support hoist allows me to minimize friction by lifting one end of the log, helping me move it by myself.

Тhe A-shaped frame is made of two dry logs connected together at the top then this joint is reinforced by a wedged dowel. I also screwed in a perpendicular arm to add extra strength to the system. Once I finished this, I trimmed each log to 8 feet (2.5 meters).

You can watch a 3 min opening video on the cabin’s construction here:


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