YouTuber agrees to dismantle his backwoods Yukon cabin after court action


A self-styled backwoods guru has agreed to dismantle the remote — and unauthorized — off-grid log cabin in Yukon that he built, lived in and boasted about on his YouTube channel.

Matthew (Matty) Clarke has also agreed to post a new video online, stating that other would-be pioneers must have permission from the Yukon government before they occupy public lands.

Clarke is one of three people who drew the attention of government officials when they built cabins in a remote area near Ensley Creek, about 25 kilometres up the Yukon River from Dawson City, Yukon. According to the government, those cabins were all built without permission or authorization on public land and within the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in.   

The government asked

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