This CHANGES Everything!

This CHANGES Everything!

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This changes everything! Big changes like this one are worth the hard work and pay off! Building our own home here at the cabin in the woods brings us so much joy as we learn and challenge ourselves to try new things. When we moved to the woods I had no idea where we would be today but I’m proud of how far we’ve come. We hope you enjoy coming along for the off grid build & renovations 💛

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Our Journey! How did we get here?
In the winter of 2019 we moved in to our self built van full time to begin living, working and travelling Canada. We quickly fell in love with chasing our dreams of adventuring off the beaten path, living off grid and being self sustaining. We drove our van thousands of miles through various countries-Canada, USA, Mexico & Guatemala. All of which we documented here on our channel, be sure to check that out! After many years on the open road we found ourselves 15 acres of remote woods on the East Coast of Canada where we are building a homestead and renovating our fully off the grid cabin. We are diving into this chapter of our lives in no experience, we’re so happy we can bring you all along as we learn to do it all with our own two hands. Thank you for being here with us for cabin life, van life and all the in between!

3+ Years of Van life with 2 dogs
Off- Grid Living at our Cabin in the woods

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  1. carnivorous soup spoon on May 12, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    consider sealing the deck, with the weather you all get it will extend the life and keep it looking nice

  2. MANDY MORRIS on May 12, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    What fantastic work on your decking. Will you be covering the front of the decking? As I am terrified of creepy crawlies! 🕷️

  3. Andy Solorzano on May 12, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Wow… outstanding work ladies! The deck looks amazing. You two, Bella and Izzy and your family will love spending time out there. All the best to you both (all four of you, actually!) 😉🍷

  4. Penny Wagner on May 12, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I love watching your videos You are both such happy girls. You are doing a great job on your cabin. Keep up the good work girls

  5. meandmysunshine1 on May 12, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Your deck is beautiful! Especially when you day you do not know what you are doing. It is beautiful! So large.

  6. Keli Plourde on May 12, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Well done lady’s

  7. Jan Dyke on May 12, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    You ladies rock, love ❤ to you both

  8. James Philbrook on May 12, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Great job with the new deck! You need to get rid of your mice! Pest control is needed. You both can become very sick.

  9. CaptainDuckman on May 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    your deck is larger than my entire garden, and my garden is typical for gardens here.
    Deck life? Nah, no room. Maybe some chairs on the patio but that’s it.

  10. Oma Vic McMurray on May 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    That was fun! Amazing weather changes too

  11. Korey Powell on May 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Looks great ladies! I have deck envy. Can’t wait to see what you have planned for the outdoor kitchen.

  12. Гудвин on May 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Это же лесбиянки!???

  13. Johnny Yukon on May 12, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    U 2 rock! Watch all your vids.

  14. Mark Vincent on May 12, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Writing from England, and thoroughly enjoying your videos. Hope this isn’t a rude question, but how do you finance all this, land, cabin, travel etc. I expect I am one of many envious people watching you. Is it easy to buy land…it’s expensive here but we have 60m people on a small island. Wishing you well.

  15. alan szymczak on May 12, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Another great job. The deck looks beautiful! About the Upton’s Italian Wedding Soup Love the Soup. The soup is available by our Whole Foods in Highland In. I can send it to you? The Company is based in Chicago Il.

  16. Sonia Lola on May 12, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Absolutely love you girls building great big Brava👏👏👏 California here, but from Winnipeg!

  17. Travel Small Live Big on May 12, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Ahhh the deck – perfection!

  18. Traveling with Charity on May 12, 2022 at 9:08 pm


  19. asioe kiou on May 12, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    will endure for many months at a time (or all at once if the roof sheds onto the deck). Just a thought.

  20. Carol Sloan on May 12, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Whole Foods Market on Amazon sells Italian Wedding Soup!

  21. giornopergiorno on May 12, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Hi girls, Amazing work Congrats!👍🌈

  22. Carol Sloan on May 12, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    I like Purple Carrot meals delivered to my door!

  23. Nesko Great on May 12, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    one question Jazz and Cristal where are you learn to do it i mean all that mens work how i express myself i dont know. you are like two superintendent 😉😉🤗🤗 beautiful superintendent. oh yes the way how Jazz speak are so cute and addorable i wish i can hug her right now like litle girl 🤗🤗😊😊

  24. Madeline Maria on May 12, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Felicidades, es un buen ejemplo.
    250 sentadillas son unos 4.FO/L-J27g1 muchas y un buen ejercicio.
    5:25 Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍

    Saludos desde la Cd.. de world 🌹😉💖
    los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer.

  25. Chris Flavelle on May 12, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    With all that liquid sunshine, the gutters and rainwater collection system might be the next project on the list!

  26. Nanna Patty on May 12, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    The Deck looks amazing great job Girls. Love ya Hugs ❤️❤️❤️

  27. Pete Marchetto on May 12, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    3:13 "And if you can be one thing, be efficient." — Some other Canadian 😉

  28. Joanne Bailey on May 12, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Love love love the deck and the way you have it set up!! Great area for day to day life in the great weather and even for dog wrestling ☺️😂 The first time I experienced Nova Scotia weather it was raining…my husband was from Springhill and I am born and bred in Ontario. We took our older daughter who was 5 and my 2 stepdaughters who were about 8 and 7 to Halifax for a few days while my stepdaughter s’ mom looked after our 18 month old! Fog and rain the whole 3 days!!! 😉😉

  29. T nguyen on May 12, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Great job ladies!

  30. Kel642 on May 12, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Happy late Mothers Day! I am glad you are back at your cabin. I love your cabin. Congratulations on another great project! Your new deck is beautiful and the couch between the 2 seats is the best for the dogs comfort.

  31. K Maj on May 12, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    LMAO Canadian weather at its finest. Made me laugh so much as I completely understand as a fellow Canadian. The hail made me really laugh.

  32. Poor Man"s Homestead Canada BC on May 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Good job Girl’s keep up the good work and take care

  33. kirk willett on May 12, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Keep Hope Alive

  34. Stephanie Sturgeon on May 12, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I love all the air views of your property before & after! That big spot in the middle of all those trees😲 amazing! And all that girl muscle power is insane💪👏👏👏👏 The way u 2 built out your vans impressive but to take on a "house" with all those instructions & cutting & measuring just mind boggling, shows what our minds & bodies can do 👍✌️

  35. Donelle Miller on May 12, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Incredible deck, fine job ladies 😀! Question – at some point since you both enjoy water are you thinking about a natural pool? So many videos are showing cabins, domes, yurts and gardens, ponds and streams but not one has a natural pool. Just wondering. Sure enjoy your cabin projects, thanks for sharing!

  36. Vanwives on May 12, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    woah! Apologies on the 7 minute late upload time (first ever 🤣) we were on the phone with our mothers! Happy moms day! 💛 this was an awesome first time deck build, we had a great time seeing it come together… what do y’all think of the build? Any ideas for the outdoor kitchen?

  37. Jenny A on May 12, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    The deck looks absolutely amazing – what a great job 👏

  38. Hannah Brower on May 12, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Wow you ladies are so inspiring and empowering! I love the deck, such nice work and all came together beautifully! Maybe there’s a way to work out hanging some lights? That’d be magical for summer nights ✨ 💛 Much love keep doin your thing 💪🏼

  39. AussieZ X on May 12, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    love 4k video so crisp and clear keep up, just wish rest youtube do same. what brand camera u using please.

  40. Tony McSteven on May 12, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Rim joist?

  41. Sean Patrick on May 12, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Hot chicks that build sh_t…. what more do you want!

  42. Gregory Damian on May 12, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Peanut Butter Falcon! Crack me up! ❤️

  43. FraudulentFox on May 12, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Such great progress!

  44. Mark Scheitel on May 12, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Great job girls!! One thing I would look into is more snow stops for you roof on the deck side , from experiance you don’t want to shovel the heavy snow that comes off. You gals rock it!!

  45. Carrie D’Adamo on May 12, 2022 at 9:45 pm


  46. Adrienne Fraschetta on May 12, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Don’t forget to seal your deck…

  47. Cecelia Betts on May 12, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful job ladies!!!

  48. J.t.R. JP on May 12, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Next project : build a smokeless fire pit. The new deck also needs a retractable awning for rainy days. Y’all need to drill a hole in the middle of the table for your outdoor large umbrella

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