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This time-lapse video of a man building a cabin is strangely relaxing

A new viral time-lapse video of a man building a cabin in the Canadian wilderness is a must-watch.

The video, synced to instrumental piano music, begins with an overhead drone shot of the finished cabin covered in snow then cuts to the first tree the builder, Shawn James, cut down.

Over the five-minute video, you watch James as he single-handedly lays the foundation, builds the roof and puts in the floorboards of his new remote cabin.

James even goes over his building techniques and process in the description of the video.

For example, you can see in the video he purposefully chars the wood for the roof, a method he goes into detail on.

“For the roof, I used an ancient primitive technology to waterproof and preserve the wood – shou sugi ban, a fire hardening wood preservation technique unique to Japan and other areas in northern climates,” he said.

James has documented the construction of this cabin since day one. While this is just a time-lapse of the highlights, you can view longer, more-detailed videos of the process on his channel.

And if you aren’t a fan of the outdoors, there’s a dog in the video. You’re welcome.

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