You would be hard pressed to find someone who argues against modern innovations, but watching someone build an entire shelter from scratch using only what was found in the surrounding environment is a sight to be seen. Watch how he begins with a simple shelter, then slowly improves upon the design. Though the entire process is clearly very physically demanding, there was also an unanticipated peacefulness in watching the process, as though it is its own form of meditation. 

For anyone who enjoys hand crafting and building, the point is rarely to have a finished product that is cheaper or easier than a purchased version. Often it is the exercise of the skill itself that gives craftsmen such pleasure. Is this handmade shelter, which took him 30 days (spread out over 9 months) to build may not have the amenities and comforts of a log cabin, but I would be hard pressed to find anyone who isn't impressed by his handiwork. Let us know what you think by commenting below.