Looking for inspiration to start that big weekend project you’ve been putting off? This time-lapse video of Canadian outdoorsman Shawn James building a log cabin from scratch could be just what you need. Or it could be the last thing you need, making you feel hopelessly lazy by comparison and sending you into a spiral of shame and self-doubt. Either way, it’s a captivating couple of minutes of footage. To watch each stage of James’s building process in more detail, check out his YouTube channel, My Self Reliance.
N.B. As is often the case with these DIY films, the royalty-free soundtrack is a little saccharine. We’d recommend pairing it with something a little more cabin-appropriate.