ALL GOES WRONG | Amateurs Renovate Cabin in the Woods

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Eamon & Bec

Il y a 5 mois

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WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING | Our third week living at our cabin in the woods while we attempt to renovate it into our dream home and... well, all goes wrong 😂 .
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Here it is friends: the new adventure we've been dreaming and saving for since we first met 8 years ago. We've always envisioned moving into the woods by the lake and building our dream tiny cabin as a home base for us to come back to in between our international travels. We cannot wait to have a place to call our own!! Sharing our first days of life up at our cabin in the woods 🌲
Looking forward to all of the home renovations and cabin improvements we'll be tackling this winter!
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How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa
After an incredible 3 years of living, working, and traveling in our self converted Sprinter Van we made the very tough decision to abandon it in Africa to take a rescue flight back to Canada. As it has for all of us this global pandemic has flipped our world upside down. When our Prime Minister announced that he was sending repatriation flights over to Africa to pick up Canadians who were stuck (due to border closures) we consulted with friends and family closest to us and realized that in this time of crisis we should be back in our home country. Halting our dream of driving around the world was a hard pill to swallow which is why we knew we needed a big project to keep our mind + body busy while social distancing back here in Toronto. Enter building an off-grid tiny house on wheels!! But after nearly 6 months, we realized that our dreams of continuing van life across North America in our new van build were not a current reality with the state of the world. So, we've found ourselves pursuing something we've dreamed of since we first got together 8 years ago... a cabin in the woods 😊
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VAN TOUR after 2 years living in our TINY HOUSE on wheels
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Eamon & Bec
Eamon & Bec Il y a 5 mois
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Christopher Lazette
Christopher Lazette Il y a 4 mois
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Frederick Henderson
Frederick Henderson Il y a 5 mois
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Rangana Senevirathna
Rangana Senevirathna Il y a 5 mois
@the Amir
Rangana Senevirathna
Rangana Senevirathna Il y a 5 mois
@Julie Mac
Rangana Senevirathna
Rangana Senevirathna Il y a 5 mois
Candy Rose
Candy Rose Il y a 8 jours
My brain went BUT WHERE'S THE ELECTRICITY!! WHAT IF YOU'RE DRILLING INTO ELECTRICITY?? :) Glad the dryer vent worked out.
Scarlett Summer
Scarlett Summer Il y a mois
I do declare Bob a Canadian Treasure. That guy is top notch!! “Im not an engineer, Im just a guy driving by.” Love it!
Aristotelis G
Aristotelis G Il y a mois
Is this really how you build stuff in Canada/US (20:57)?? By just dropping a cement block on the ground that can be easily lifted by a single man and sticking a log on it?? What if a strong wind blows?? Everything will be blown up in the air!! Here in Europe we would dig a 1meter hole on the ground, we would poor cement in it and create a strong base at the bottom of the hole, then put the log inside the hole and then fill in the hole with more cement until the cement reaches level of the ground. Do that for all the pillars and then support the whole roof on those log pillars, providing a really strong foundation for the whole structure.
Aristotelis G
Aristotelis G Il y a mois
What could she be hiding behind her back here (18:56)??
Tammy Provost
Tammy Provost Il y a mois
I knew y'all would get it done and I knew it would look great y'all do awesome God bless y'all you live in such a beautiful place thank you so much for sharing this this is awesome and right now at this time I really honestly just needed to be able to watch something that was going to be good and made me laugh and it's awesome thank you so much God bless you all
VIKI M Il y a mois
...💜🍁💜🎵💚🎵💙🎵💛🎶 ... 💜 luv n light blessings ✝️💜...
Edson Dantas
Edson Dantas Il y a mois
Voce linda rainha e modelo e bailarina e atriz muito linda obrigado de coracao linda filmagem
Edson Dantas
Edson Dantas Il y a mois
Voce e um excelente engenheiro
Janelle Moerman
Janelle Moerman Il y a mois
My family and I went on a cottage trip for a week and I’m pretty sure it was 15 minutes from that Foodland... or they all look the same up North...😂
duncan1608 Il y a mois
Where is your van at?
Clare Hedgecox
Clare Hedgecox Il y a 2 mois
Just love Bob 😀
hollandduck79 Il y a 2 mois
Hassan H
Hassan H Il y a 2 mois
Bob is best :D
Harvey Mushman
Harvey Mushman Il y a 2 mois
Maybe a inside filter for the dryer would have been a better idea or maybe just one more thing to be cleaning...
Zac Valentine
Zac Valentine Il y a 2 mois
Are you guys sponsored by Milwaukee? Literally even down to the safety glasses and gloves, everything Milwaukee!
Jack Gurteeen
Jack Gurteeen Il y a 2 mois
Are you Californians by any chance..
John Boeh
John Boeh Il y a 2 mois
I haven't read all the comments, so maybe this has been mentioned. I'm worried about uplift on the lean to. I'm not an engineer, but I've seen such structures fail from high winds. It looks like its pretty protected there, but I guess I'm the overbuild, paranoid type. After you finish all your other projects, you might add a cable and a helical anchor to each end of the beam. Love your vlog!
Jandre Truter
Jandre Truter Il y a 2 mois
Take of the bed cover will give you more space
yatwobob Il y a 2 mois
What Did he say at 3:51? ;)
Robert Zilliox
Robert Zilliox Il y a 2 mois
Love out takes , please do more.
Dave Sinclair
Dave Sinclair Il y a 2 mois
I know this is in the past - but I was yelling at the screen about snow load before Bob showed up and corrected things
aurora & adam
aurora & adam Il y a 3 mois
Such an inspiring video! My partner and I have also decided to buy a cabin in the woods and have spent the summer renovating it. It has been so much fun and we have really enjoyed the never ending projects that came with it. Check out our channel to watch more! :)
Brenno Araujo de Oliveira
Brenno Araujo de Oliveira Il y a 3 mois
Well done Bob
zfilmmaker Il y a 3 mois
Rat snake Rikki...Ricky is hibernating underground for all snakes do.
Naturally Eco Australia
Naturally Eco Australia Il y a 3 mois
Rattlesnake Ricky ........ hahahahahahahaha
ABH-DZ Il y a 4 mois
I miss the van
Danny Barone
Danny Barone Il y a 4 mois
Eamon **** Can you please check whether you need PIPE INSERTS for your pipe.... I know in the UK we have inserts that go into the pipe prior to the pipe going into the fitting... without these they blow out****
Charit Dycaico
Charit Dycaico Il y a 4 mois
Hey love your videos🥰just want to ask where and what brand are your brown boots? I want to buy 😊
ZoVoZ Il y a 4 mois
Elaine and Gabriel
Elaine and Gabriel Il y a 4 mois
Loving all the DIY 😁
R M Il y a 4 mois
This is better than vanlife!
Clarissa Sprangers
Clarissa Sprangers Il y a 4 mois
Hey Bob! He is awesome customer service for Chaiwala! I would have ordered but shipping is crazy. I will wait till I can take a vacation to Canada. Cabin is looking great! your work ethic is amazing.
Anibal Ruthes
Anibal Ruthes Il y a 4 mois
Good job!
Jas Il y a 4 mois
so good, I feel very inspired!! I can't wait to finish university and be able to do this myself :) Also I am curious, is 'Québec garage' actually a commonly used term in Ontario? I have lived in Québec my entire life and I have only heard them referred to as 'tempo' hihi
Éliane Paré
Éliane Paré Il y a 4 mois
Wait to people outside of Quebec call them “Quebec garage”???? 😂
Gary Katzenmaier
Gary Katzenmaier Il y a 4 mois
do you guys know winter is coming?
Perry Leleux
Perry Leleux Il y a 4 mois
The easiest way to back up a trailer is grab the wheel at the bottom (6 O-clock) position then turn the wheel the way you want the trailer to go.
Tricia Steele
Tricia Steele Il y a 4 mois
How much for your van? If you were selling it? Maybe you guys could do van builds too lol.
Sedona Christina
Sedona Christina Il y a 4 mois
The fact that you're calling it a "Québec garage" has me DED!!!!! 💀 Because it's so so accurate
Betty Font
Betty Font Il y a 4 mois
Oh waw ,I am enjoying so much your videos. Keep up the fantastic job, you are an inspiration for the young people 🎊and you two are so positive and have a Happy Vibes🌻💕
Alex Winstead
Alex Winstead Il y a 4 mois
“We’re going through wooooooood😳” 😂😂😂😂
Binoy Vudi
Binoy Vudi Il y a 4 mois
Sour Losers lol.
Hugh Roney
Hugh Roney Il y a 4 mois
You will use less wood if you put in some insulation! That Black Joe on the walls behind and beside the wood stove, is not holding a lot of heat.
Momof4IL Il y a 4 mois
I really love this cabin Reno series. Best of luck
Kate Brinfour
Kate Brinfour Il y a 4 mois
I’m happy that you’re doing the garage.
LithaMoonSong Il y a 4 mois
Dudes remember you can take old cabinetry to Habitat for humanity, I wept watching those drawers sliders go in to landfill.
Hanna Davis
Hanna Davis Il y a 4 mois
When they were pushing the side by side and Eamon went to steer 🤣 “keep it going, keep it going” LOL
A M Il y a 4 mois
Shes prego!
Jack Barry
Jack Barry Il y a 4 mois
make sure you guys change the code to your door now that you showed it in the video. xx
lemon Il y a 4 mois
i love toooooo much watching this type o videso
Anand Il y a 5 mois
damn rafter's 24" OC, would've been better to do 16" or even 12" Because of the snow you guys will get!
Ray Kemry
Ray Kemry Il y a 5 mois
Ya need to get a metal roof . I put mine on in 95 and have never had to do anything to it . It truly is a lifetime product.
Ray Kemry
Ray Kemry Il y a 5 mois
What's the elevation there at your new home.
Ray Kemry
Ray Kemry Il y a 5 mois
I love your cabin . I am so happy 4 u van man. Keep him hopping bec. Give me 20. This is right down my alley. I call it camouflage construction. I would not know how to build if it was square. I have bought 2 old condemned homes and brought them back to life . My homestead was bought in 1993 70 grand for 2 acres a creek and 1400 sqft cabin.
David O Mahony
David O Mahony Il y a 5 mois
What a team!!!
Sherry SY
Sherry SY Il y a 5 mois
Great videos which I am enjoying more that the van lifestyle material. Maybe I missed something but since you’ve been living in a van for three years, how/when did you accumulate what appears to be every conceivable tools needed for these projects. I just bought a house and am doing renovations but major issues / workarounds because I have such a limited toolkit so far.
Pete Ashli Noah Noelle Rouw
Pete Ashli Noah Noelle Rouw Il y a 5 mois
Great edits Bec!!! Smashed the 👍 Have you guys tried “Just eggs”? They make “Just mayo” and I love their Mayo. Just wondering. I know the point is to eat as minimal processed foods as possible it could be good.
casey munsch
casey munsch Il y a 5 mois
I love watch you guys because you make me laugh. Have a great day or night. Have fun building you r dream home! :)
Lindsay Il y a 5 mois
The trick I learned for reversing with a trailer was to grab the steering wheel at the bottom and turn in the direction you want the trailer to go. ☺️
benotyourboss Il y a 5 mois
Caron monoxide detector that high is not very logic... place it on the wall or step around 1-1.5 of height!
benotyourboss Il y a 5 mois
What was the spot where they dumped the old interior? Doesn’t look so enviromental friendly to me...
Peggy Dwyer
Peggy Dwyer Il y a 5 mois
also guys: see if Jackery will sponsor you with a 1000, (they might give you one for free, you have high subscriber rate), so if you lose power again, you'll have a few days to hang in there, fridge etc.
Peggy Dwyer
Peggy Dwyer Il y a 5 mois
WOOD: I lived in Temiskiming region for over a year, house in the woods. You're going to need at least EIGHT cords of wood, and I suggest finding someone who has some DRY ASH...ash burns slowest, so you'll go through less. Or, have someone, next spring, identify a few ash trees on your property (if you're lucky), and spend a few weekends cutting them down, and stacking them to age for next winter. Good luck! Been binging your vids.
Fiona Haines
Fiona Haines Il y a 5 mois
I’m really enjoying these renovation videos. They’ve brought me back to your channel and I’m spending my Sunday binge watching all the episodes! Great work you guys; hope you’re both safe, warm & happy in your new home♥️✌🏻
Brian Carey
Brian Carey Il y a 5 mois
good music at the end! very fitting!! ;)
Evy Pille
Evy Pille Il y a 5 mois
What do you guys do with the apple cider (16:49)
Deb O
Deb O Il y a 5 mois
Did you weight the garage down , you know what the winds are like in Ontario.
Deb O
Deb O Il y a 5 mois
If you do decide to take the outhouse down Don’t , there are a lot of rules to rebuild one.
Seth Fankhauser
Seth Fankhauser Il y a 5 mois
Backing a trailer: my dad always told me, "turn the bottom of the wheel the way you want the trailer to go". That's been helpful because I don't have to think about "turning anything opposite", if that makes sense. Hope that helps you teach your friend.
Natalia Il y a 5 mois
Maybe you should've covered up the keypad when you typed in your code on the #SimplySafe door Eamon... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY THOUGH!
Meg Rose
Meg Rose Il y a 5 mois
Loved the edit Bec! Could really tell the difference. ❤️ A great sense of family and community too with friends all helping too! ☺️👍
Em Salsa
Em Salsa Il y a 5 mois
Our friends on San Juan Island just off of the WA coast have an outhouse. No door. It's awesome. Wake up, have your coffee, walk out to the outhouse and do your business with a little bit of shelter from the wind but view of nature lol
quintus erasmus
quintus erasmus Il y a 5 mois
I am an engineer... cannot still get my wallet to buy smeg... to me this is not the same? It is hard work but no budget?
Kristina Elliott
Kristina Elliott Il y a 5 mois
REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR WASHER OPEN AFTER USE, it extends the life by preventing mildew
Ray Meadows
Ray Meadows Il y a 5 mois
She's great.She got a older sister?.. lol
Wellas Meandas
Wellas Meandas Il y a 5 mois
Did y’all buy this and it just had everything already in the property? Like the furniture and stuff lol
Lifeforce Locs
Lifeforce Locs Il y a 5 mois
Bec, "we're a good team"... Damn straight I love how you guys work together, such a wholesome family and relationship. I'm really enjoying your videos I can for the van life and stuck around for the cabin life haha 🙌👍
Muftisada Hafsa
Muftisada Hafsa Il y a 5 mois
I'm sitting at my desk at work, right in front of my laptop, watching you guys! You take me away with you to your own planet. You, guys, unintentionally teach us a lot about couple life. Much love!
somethinggood Il y a 5 mois
Eamons brother is the cutest😁seems like a real nice guy.
Reina Patocs
Reina Patocs Il y a 5 mois
Happy Birthday Eamon 🥳🥳
Danny S
Danny S Il y a 5 mois
alternate title: "Canadians say 'eh' for 26 minutes" 😂
Elsie Ulma
Elsie Ulma Il y a 5 mois
Great job toughing it out, even when some things do go wrong. On that note - *please* wear appropriate protection when using a chainsaw. In my village we had two instances of people cutting into their legs with a chainsaw last year and operating on chainsaw wounds is a bitch. There are trousers available that will block the saw when they're cut and thus protect your legs. Just a tip for the future - we like our Eamons and Becs in one piece (respectively). xx
amanda wilder
amanda wilder Il y a 5 mois
Simpli safe was hacked into by professional hackers, there's a vid about it. The people also were able to turn the heat on or off and order things on it if it was connected through your phone on an app. They use unencrypted network communication, which allows hackers access to you and your home.
gabby glover
gabby glover Il y a 5 mois
Um excuse me... that intro does not sound like Bec lol was that Lee? Or am I crazy! 😂
gabby glover
gabby glover Il y a 5 mois
@Eamon & Bec omg 💕 hey Bec. I thought I was going crazy for a second there. Thanks for clearing that up Lol stay awesome!
Eamon & Bec
Eamon & Bec Il y a 5 mois
Hahah I was maybe just tired when I did it?!? It WAS me though 😉
donna rodriguez
donna rodriguez Il y a 5 mois
Happy birthday Eamon!!!🎉🎈🎂 your the best, so very talented and good looking too.
Brewok Gundul
Brewok Gundul Il y a 5 mois
hmm... at 19:06, I was wondering if a lot of foreigner also cooking tempe as if cooking bacon strips?
Mirjeta Ademaj
Mirjeta Ademaj Il y a 5 mois
Whats the song at 7:36?
Brian Henry
Brian Henry Il y a 5 mois
You guys are so fricken cute! 👍👍👍😊🕉
Pernilla S
Pernilla S Il y a 5 mois
I dont know what to say =) I loved your van vlogs, and thought how is a van life channel be as good in a cabin....and it turns out its EVEN better! All this progress and new life in the woods is so exciting to follow. We just LOVE watching you guys. Evolving and adapting...keeping us on our toes, really look forward to your updates when they come out.
Criss Rodriguez
Criss Rodriguez Il y a 5 mois
Love how your family helps you two with you new home. Gotta love Bob to. He needs to move out to the cabin.
Ak Au
Ak Au Il y a 5 mois
Maybe watch some videos on how to do your construction projects. 😳
Wibald Gasienica
Wibald Gasienica Il y a 5 mois
Everyone Canadian has the same boots :)
Shelayna Christante
Shelayna Christante Il y a 5 mois
Can anyone tell me where those wicked mugs with the cork looking bottoms are from?! 😍
Malonie Langthorne
Malonie Langthorne Il y a 5 mois
Great job Bec on the editing and to Eamon and friends on the awesome builds. So happy for you guys
Nina Sosa
Nina Sosa Il y a 5 mois
I honestly forgot how much knowledge I am in taking by watching you guys!! keep up the hard work, you guys have got it to a T. An entertaining van life and adventurous channel along with a couple lessons on how to renovate a cabin. You are not an idiot Bec, do not say such things!! i always try and catch myself when those words slip out.
Spencer White
Spencer White Il y a 5 mois
Good stuff y’all!
C K L Il y a 5 mois
After being a log cabin owner there was a lot of rot happening on our logs. It’s good to know you aren’t dealing with logs, just siding. Your vent looks great! Especially for DIY! Did you know they actually make a ventless washer/dryer combo? I have one for my small urban dwelling and I love it! Too late now....the vent hole is in! As far as exterior goes...Big Stretch caulking and paint stain will be your friend come spring!
zaftra Il y a 5 mois
Don't they have washer dryers over there that don't need a vent?
Robyn Jones
Robyn Jones Il y a 5 mois
Still want to watch you guys but ... not really into the construction stuff. Probably will lose interest ... loved the van stuff.
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