Did you know there’s a whole category of YouTube videos where people build (or rebuild) cabins in beautiful, remote locations? Well, there is, and I’m here for it. One Year: Renovating Two Stone Cabins in the Italian Alps is a recent example of the form, and boy howdy, it’s a good one.
In the (3-hour!) vid, Martijn Doolaard looks to all the world like a Brooklyn hipster in over his head. But looks can be deceiving, and Doolaard shows up with a trailer full of tools and the know-how to use them.
Don’t let the runtime put you off. This video is equal parts meditative and inspiring, and it’s perfect to toss up in the background as you carry on with your life. And if you happen to end the day determined to move to Italy and refurbish a cabin of your own? Hey, more power to you.
Runtime: 3 hours, 2 minutes