Really, cutting down trees with a bow saw? A one-man crosscut would have worked quicker, and easier. From the looks of it, that is about 8 times smaller than one my grandfather and I believe 3 helpers, put up, minus finishing the roof, in one day.
Hey, he planned ahead. Had a concrete slab poured before hand, and only had crooked logs. Put up framing, went up quickly, and easily. Cut the crooked logs into 4 foot length, with a crosscut saw, put them between the frames, and spiked them into place. Amazing how fast it went together. Cutouts for doors, and windows, no problem. Put the doors and windows in, then the roof next day. We slept in a previous cabin they had made a few years prior, from pallets, precut, and assembled in a day, we slept in that on that night, and the next day the walls and roof were tarpapered. He precut the pallets at home, no one has been able to figure out how he managed that, then it was assembled like a puzzle 300 miles north of where we lived.
Both also had homemade bunk beds, from tree trunks. And yes, there was an outhouse. Believe me, I will take a composting toilet over an outhouse any day.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.