ALL GOES WRONG | Amateurs Renovate Cabin in the Woods

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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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  1. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec23 days ago

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  2. Frederick Henderson

    Frederick Henderson8 days ago

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  3. Rangana Senevirathna

    Rangana Senevirathna11 days ago

    @the Amir

  4. Rangana Senevirathna

    Rangana Senevirathna11 days ago

    @Julie Mac

  5. Rangana Senevirathna

    Rangana Senevirathna11 days ago


  6. Rangana Senevirathna

    Rangana Senevirathna11 days ago

    @Patricia Knowles

  7. Alex Winstead

    Alex Winstead7 hours ago

    “We’re going through wooooooood😳” 😂😂😂😂

  8. Binoy Vudi

    Binoy Vudi14 hours ago

    Sour Losers lol.

  9. Hugh Roney

    Hugh Roney19 hours ago

    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.

  10. Momof4IL

    Momof4ILDay ago

    I really love this cabin Reno series. Best of luck

  11. Kate Brinfour

    Kate Brinfour2 days ago

    I’m happy that you’re doing the garage.

  12. LithaMoonSong

    LithaMoonSong3 days ago

    Dudes remember you can take old cabinetry to Habitat for humanity, I wept watching those drawers sliders go in to landfill.

  13. Hanna Davis

    Hanna Davis3 days ago

    When they were pushing the side by side and Eamon went to steer 🤣 “keep it going, keep it going” LOL

  14. A M

    A M4 days ago

    Shes prego!

  15. Jack Barry

    Jack Barry5 days ago

    make sure you guys change the code to your door now that you showed it in the video. xx

  16. lemon

    lemon6 days ago

    i love toooooo much watching this type o videso

  17. Anand

    Anand7 days ago

    damn rafter's 24" OC, would've been better to do 16" or even 12" Because of the snow you guys will get!

  18. Ray Kemry

    Ray Kemry7 days ago

    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.

  19. Ray Kemry

    Ray Kemry7 days ago

    What's the elevation there at your new home.

  20. Ray Kemry

    Ray Kemry7 days ago

    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.

  21. David O Mahony

    David O Mahony8 days ago

    What a team!!!

  22. Sherry SY

    Sherry SY8 days ago

    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.

  23. Pete Ashli Noah Noelle Rouw

    Pete Ashli Noah Noelle Rouw8 days ago

    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.

  24. casey munsch

    casey munsch8 days ago

    I love watch you guys because you make me laugh. Have a great day or night. Have fun building you r dream home! :)

  25. Lindsay

    Lindsay8 days ago

    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. ☺️

  26. benotyourboss

    benotyourboss8 days ago

    Caron monoxide detector that high is not very logic... place it on the wall or step around 1-1.5 of height!

  27. benotyourboss

    benotyourboss8 days ago

    What was the spot where they dumped the old interior? Doesn’t look so enviromental friendly to me...

  28. Peggy Dwyer

    Peggy Dwyer9 days ago

    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.

  29. Peggy Dwyer

    Peggy Dwyer9 days ago

    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.

  30. Fiona Haines

    Fiona Haines9 days ago

    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♥️✌🏻

  31. Elisabeth Wagner

    Elisabeth Wagner9 days ago

    tastes like cheese you could not leave your neuroses in the city? Helping get the amazonas and all animals killed with these highly processed VEGAN food you are eating, goood job!!!!

  32. Brian Carey

    Brian Carey10 days ago

    good music at the end! very fitting!! ;)

  33. Evy Pille

    Evy Pille11 days ago

    What do you guys do with the apple cider (16:49)

  34. Deb O

    Deb O11 days ago

    Did you weight the garage down , you know what the winds are like in Ontario.

  35. Deb O

    Deb O11 days ago

    If you do decide to take the outhouse down Don’t , there are a lot of rules to rebuild one.

  36. Seth Fankhauser

    Seth Fankhauser11 days ago

    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.

  37. Natalia Soto

    Natalia Soto11 days ago

    Maybe you should've covered up the keypad when you typed in your code on the #SimplySafe door Eamon... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY THOUGH!

  38. Meg Rose

    Meg Rose11 days ago

    Loved the edit Bec! Could really tell the difference. ❤️ A great sense of family and community too with friends all helping too! ☺️👍

  39. Em Salsa

    Em Salsa12 days ago

    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

  40. quintus erasmus

    quintus erasmus13 days ago

    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?

  41. Kristina Elliott

    Kristina Elliott13 days ago

    REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR WASHER OPEN AFTER USE, it extends the life by preventing mildew

  42. Ray Meadows

    Ray Meadows13 days ago

    She's great.She got a older sister?.. lol

  43. Wellas Meandas

    Wellas Meandas13 days ago

    Did y’all buy this and it just had everything already in the property? Like the furniture and stuff lol

  44. Lifeforce Locs

    Lifeforce Locs13 days ago

    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 🙌👍

  45. Muftisada Hafsa

    Muftisada Hafsa13 days ago

    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!

  46. somethinggood

    somethinggood13 days ago

    Eamons brother is the cutest😁seems like a real nice guy.

  47. Reina Patocs

    Reina Patocs13 days ago

    Happy Birthday Eamon 🥳🥳

  48. Danny S

    Danny S13 days ago

    alternate title: "Canadians say 'eh' for 26 minutes" 😂

  49. Elsie Ulma

    Elsie Ulma13 days ago

    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

  50. amanda wilder

    amanda wilder14 days ago

    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.

  51. gabby glover

    gabby glover14 days ago

    Um excuse me... that intro does not sound like Bec lol was that Lee? Or am I crazy! 😂

  52. gabby glover

    gabby glover14 days ago

    @Eamon & Bec omg 💕 hey Bec. I thought I was going crazy for a second there. Thanks for clearing that up Lol stay awesome!

  53. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec14 days ago

    Hahah I was maybe just tired when I did it?!? It WAS me though 😉

  54. donna rodriguez

    donna rodriguez14 days ago

    Happy birthday Eamon!!!🎉🎈🎂 your the best, so very talented and good looking too.

  55. Brewok Gundul

    Brewok Gundul15 days ago

    hmm... at 19:06, I was wondering if a lot of foreigner also cooking tempe as if cooking bacon strips?

  56. Mirjeta Ademaj

    Mirjeta Ademaj15 days ago

    Whats the song at 7:36?

  57. Brian Henry

    Brian Henry15 days ago

    You guys are so fricken cute! 👍👍👍😊🕉

  58. Pernilla S

    Pernilla S15 days ago

    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.

  59. Suzannah Chirgwin-wade

    Suzannah Chirgwin-wade15 days ago

    Great show

  60. Suzannah Chirgwin-wade

    Suzannah Chirgwin-wade15 days ago

    Bob thank you wearing a poppy for British Remembrance Day. If that why your wearing a poppy

  61. Criss Rodriguez

    Criss Rodriguez15 days ago

    Love how your family helps you two with you new home. Gotta love Bob to. He needs to move out to the cabin.

  62. Ak Au

    Ak Au15 days ago

    Maybe watch some videos on how to do your construction projects. 😳

  63. Wibald Gasienica

    Wibald Gasienica15 days ago

    Everyone Canadian has the same boots :)

  64. DS75ATX

    DS75ATX15 days ago

    Hello Eamon, would you be able to spell the plant-based cheese you mentioned? We tried a google search and no luck? No sure how (nafeeka??) is spelled?

  65. Shelayna Christante

    Shelayna Christante15 days ago

    Can anyone tell me where those wicked mugs with the cork looking bottoms are from?! 😍

  66. Malonie Langthorne

    Malonie Langthorne16 days ago

    Great job Bec on the editing and to Eamon and friends on the awesome builds. So happy for you guys

  67. Nina Sosa

    Nina Sosa16 days ago

    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.

  68. Spencer White

    Spencer White16 days ago

    Good stuff y’all!

  69. C K L

    C K L16 days ago

    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!

  70. zaftra

    zaftra16 days ago

    Don't they have washer dryers over there that don't need a vent?

  71. Robyn Jones

    Robyn Jones16 days ago

    Still want to watch you guys but ... not really into the construction stuff. Probably will lose interest ... loved the van stuff.

  72. Sophia Sanderson

    Sophia Sanderson16 days ago

    I loved the editing Bec!!!! Good job!!

  73. Diane Apostolopoulos

    Diane Apostolopoulos16 days ago

    Love seeing your dad in your should call him 'dad' once in a while because he seems like he's a good one! :)

  74. bmpwe

    bmpwe16 days ago

    Are those lean to columns not anchored or braced by anything other than the metal joints? That would make me nervous as hell. I’d highly recommend at the very least anchoring them with some 45 degree braces.

  75. Dayna Silverthorn

    Dayna Silverthorn16 days ago

    Can you guys make a video of what the best clothing / gear you own / buy for minimalist living? Love all your content. 😃

  76. Beth Neil

    Beth Neil16 days ago

    You never said thanks Gary for his recommendation ie. Bob Cat vs Backhoe and you never respond to him as he was worried how it went? Ugh Too bad

  77. Ryan rkj

    Ryan rkj16 days ago

    I just drove by Herlehy Home Building Centre today.

  78. All Diva

    All Diva16 days ago

    I do not understand your logic sometimes. Why wouldn’t you research how to do something 1st?? Serious suggestion... get a generator now before you need one or have a critical emergency. Please! You guys are not prepared for winter at all.

  79. Stephen Hughes

    Stephen Hughes16 days ago

    DO you have a multi fuel stove ? - if so use coal then drop a log onto and that burns hours.... (with out the coal you will burn lorry loads of wood all winter)

  80. LicoricesMomHere

    LicoricesMomHere16 days ago

    Ok I am hooked , I subscribed!

  81. Ms. MHM

    Ms. MHM17 days ago

    Love this, you guys should have a T.V. show too!

  82. Andrew Schaefer

    Andrew Schaefer17 days ago

    Fun little moment there at the end, I literally clicked away as you started talking then clicked back to make sure I didn't miss anything. Totally worth it.

  83. Gr8ful Vids

    Gr8ful Vids17 days ago

    Much love :)... you guys are the best thanks for all you do

  84. Stephanie Samos

    Stephanie Samos17 days ago

    Loved the door + wood scene (approx.1 min in), Bec! Great video!

  85. itsmechelsealeigh

    itsmechelsealeigh17 days ago

    Bec: "I did this edit" Me: *goes back to watch and compare* LOLOL

  86. K P

    K P17 days ago

    You have a fantastic roof for solar panels! I’ll be interested to see if you eventually take the plunge on some.

  87. Ian Hopper

    Ian Hopper17 days ago

    Why would you eat plant based cheese... it’s prob made out of unhealthy vegetable oils

  88. Liv P

    Liv P17 days ago

    I can’t in good conscious continue watching your videos. You’ve completely stopped social distancing, every vlog there are like 10 different people at your cabin and no one wears a mask. I know you’re in Canada but COVID is still very much a threat over there. You have no regard for human lives and it’s sad to see since I really like your channel. Smh

  89. Ethan Pels

    Ethan Pels17 days ago

    Where I am right now, we’re experiencing a ‘Indian Summer’, where it’s warm, but it’s November!☀️☀️☀️ (Like if you’ve NEVER experienced this before!)👍

  90. Alison Hall

    Alison Hall17 days ago

    Eamon's brother's dog is hysterical!!! What a little waddler :D

  91. crystal s

    crystal s18 days ago


  92. crystal s

    crystal s18 days ago

    I like ur friend he looks so sweet and u the crazy friend 🤪 beautiful view love it,💖

  93. Mariah MZ

    Mariah MZ18 days ago

    You guys accomplished so much!! 🤗 this was a really good vlog💚💜

  94. top invention أروع الإبتكارات

    top invention أروع الإبتكارات18 days ago

    We have a nice place, the river and sea must be in the north of morocco with very good time then i have a lot of pictures there

  95. handbookhomes

    handbookhomes18 days ago

    You can REVERSE THE DRYER DOOR OPENING so they both open the same way

  96. McHeizersSwag

    McHeizersSwag18 days ago

    10:59 ROFL!! :D

  97. Jordan Hendrickson

    Jordan Hendrickson18 days ago

    I'm sure someone already said it, but you're going to need some diagonal bracing on the upper corners of your posts if you want to keep that carport/structure standing for any length of time.

  98. Piyush Atal

    Piyush Atal18 days ago

    Van Life was better guys.. Please get back to the van life asap..

  99. Gigi Stories

    Gigi Stories18 days ago

    Just wondering if the that "garage" is going to hold up in the snow. My friend had one in Seattle and it collapsed and totaled out her car. Just don't want you guys losing your new truck.

  100. Graham Life

    Graham Life18 days ago

    Wow... Eamon your brother is your dads twin.

  101. Adam Shults

    Adam Shults18 days ago

    Can you spell the alternative cheese brand from Walmart?

  102. Sarah Swalm

    Sarah Swalm18 days ago

    That Double Dumper is amazing and must remain pink!

  103. D Coleman

    D Coleman18 days ago

    porcupines. they love rubber. 8D (i'm not joking lmao)

  104. nathanp15

    nathanp1518 days ago

    Please guy's you need anker that tempo(Quebec garage) to the ground with Spikes , crossed nails or even better big old bricks or with will fly away !

  105. SiimplyFrosty

    SiimplyFrosty18 days ago

    This by far has been a favorite brings back memories of me and brother home improvement my house and the many many looks of "is it suppose to go that way" "look on USlikes" and the famous "f#$k" after knowing something broke or another trip to Home Deport. I'm looking forward to next weeks video. Take care 😁😁

  106. Chelsea Danielle

    Chelsea Danielle18 days ago

    Where can I get Bec's cropped See You Sunday sweatshirt?!?!?!?!

  107. James Dunn

    James Dunn18 days ago

    Love you guys but stop saying Covid and please no mask picture😩 watching you two trying to escape the evil agenda 👹