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Blog series by MaxAdvoko updated 02-02-2019 01:32 PM 3 parts 2269 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Off Grid Log Cabin: Laying Extra-Thick Logs Solo

12-19-2018 03:47 AM by MaxAdvoko | 1 comment »

Hello folks, Back in 2015 during my vacation, I started to build a log cabin using fallen trees at Ladoga Lake. So, I decided to reclaim those extra-thick logs for my cabin’s construction. I am a practicing lawyer based in St.Petersburg, Russia and can work on this colonization project only during my summer vacation, which is about a month a year. I chose a round notch (also knows as a saddle cope) to join logs in my cabin.To make my cabin stronger I used square wooden stakes to secure...

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

12-19-2018 04:00 AM by MaxAdvoko | 0 comments »

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...

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Part 3: Off Grid Log Cabin: Full Log Gables

02-02-2019 01:32 PM by MaxAdvoko | 1 comment »

In this episode (episode 4; length – 10 min.) I will show you how I topped the side log walls with gables.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQSpQH9t_mM

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