I go wild camping in a woods I have never been to before and get to see an awesome off grid primitive log cabin build that was made by Ben & Lewis from BandL Bushcraft on Instagram. They started building the off grid rustic log cabin just over a year ago and it’s come along way. As their bushcraft and shelter building skills have developed, so has the cabin. They started with the A-frame structure and built up the walls of the cabin from there. By chinking the gaps between logs and filling with clay from a nearby river, they’ve been able to fully water proof and wind proof the cabin making it perfect for an overnight camp. The inspiration came from a medieval cruck frame design. Effort was made to make the roof fully watertight but also look authentic. To do this they have a thin sheet underneath a thick layer of leaf debris and now moss too!
Having the fireplace inside the shelter is their favourite feature. What you can see in this video is the third version of the fire design. Using reclaimed building materials they were able to make a wide opening allowing a serious amount of warmth into the cabin. Using the bricks also means the it’s very durable and resilient to harsh weather. They secured it all in place with clay from the river and used a terracotta pipe to act as a flue to make the fire burn more efficiently.
I joined them to help scavenge for moss from around the woodland and make a moss roof to the shelter. We then set up our tent and tarp/hammock in the woods for an overnight camp. We cooked some food, had some beers and enjoyed time in the woods. What Ben and Lewis have built is incredible. The Log Cabin in the woods even has a window, and log store on the outside. The door has been built using wattle. Wattle is a lightweight construction material made by weaving thin branches or slats between upright stakes to form a woven lattice. To make the Cabin have more of a rustic feel to it, they have put candle holders inside and added a bench to sit on. They now have plans to build raised beds bushcraft style. Thanks for joining me on this epic adventure in the woods! Be sure to follow Ben and Lewis Below:

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