Nemov did indeed succeed in continuing life in this way.
On a forest plot he did not own, using stones, clay and wood available around, he constructed a house with three floors, towers and turrets, transitional galleries and bridges. It had terraces and various interior rooms, such as a bedroom, a sauna, a workshop and a library.
The house could be heated with a wood stove. There was obviously no electricity, but Nemov had rechargeable batteries working on solar cells, so he even had access to the internet.
Nemov stressed that his building was a castle and not a fortress. He had improvised kind of a cannon that could fire fireworks and ward off strangers, but above all had a decorative function.
The newspaper articles published in the autumn of 2009, report that around that time the owner of the plot of forest had claimed his property and that Nemov had indicated he would leave. He said that he would find a new home, this time a cave in an area further away from the urban civilization.
It is not known if this new adventure indeed took place and resulted in a new home for Nemov, nor is any information available about what happened to Nemov’s singular architecture.
* Article (october 2009) on news website e1.ru
* Article by olgavch (october 2009) on livejournal
* Video by Yakov Shtopor (2’47”, You Tube, uploaded april 2012)