Building an Off-Grid Homestead ..... start to finish

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A simple off grid homestead. Built from the ground up with your own hands. Thats the dream for thousands of people around the world. But, with cable TV programs and made up youtube videos, what does that look like in reality. In this video , my wife Brooke and I show the process of building an off grid homestead , start to finish, and what its actually like. Thanks for watching.

Portions of this video were provided by my wife's footage that you can see on her channel ( Girl in the Woods)'s a link to her channel.

  • Maybe no rent, but still have to pay taxes on any structure you build.

    Michael WaskelisMichael Waskelis22 minuuttia sitten
  • Everyone of these aww shucks off grid types building flawless homes...every single time. You guys wouldn't happen to have any carpentry experience, would you? :-) They all just figure it out. Sponsored by...

    Jerry NormanJerry NormanTunti sitten
  • Thank you so much, I learned a few things from this video, but your explanations of what are needs really are in life is very true. I'm looking to build a cabin for me my wife and my son for the same reason you mention this was truly a very educational video. Life is turned upside down lately and I believe in this option of living. Thanks for this amazing video and God bless you and your lovely wife.

    Luis VilaLuis VilaTunti sitten
  • That was awesome!

    Dave ScottDave ScottTunti sitten
  • Between the frost heaving and the log shrinkage thats a hell of a bouncy shack you got going. Great way to squander a/an= trust fund, insurance claim, inheritance ect. But whatever, I grew up in rural Alaska and played in several abandoned "homesteads" with the original owners happy and safe back in their parents California basement. Thanks for that. Another generation of Alaska kids will play in yours. Before they join the Army to get the fuck out of that state and never go back!

    M GiordanoM GiordanoTunti sitten
  • Hooray for you and Brooke for showing how it is to really build a cabin, God Bless you and Brooke and Thanks for a real look at life in the off grid !!!

    Cal MahoneyCal MahoneyTunti sitten
  • Wow, that's awesome! Excellent work.

    Campfire CentralCampfire Central2 tuntia sitten
  • I am Irish in Spain, moving back to West of Ireland soon for my beautiful green country, love what you do and your wife/partner she is amazing, especially the upcycling of the things like from the dump or from your own home, upcycle and reuse. Ye are both very talented and hardworking. Inspiration to everyone for lots of their own ideas. Where your living is stunning. Well done keep it up.

    niamh pattisonniamh pattison2 tuntia sitten
  • Maybe someone watching this video will donate a water heater for you.

    john banggerharderjohn banggerharder2 tuntia sitten
  • You’re like Bob Ross but for building 💜 amazing 💕💕

    Angel TaylorAngel Taylor3 tuntia sitten
  • No! You will stay in the city!! You will stay with the mob and learn your new pronouns!! You will worship your new savior lord biden. You will work as a slave, not own property and be happy!! Bwahahahahahahahahaaaa!! (Just kidding, you're very bless to be out there, wish you the best)😎👍

    john banggerharderjohn banggerharder3 tuntia sitten
  • Thanks for sharing. It’s really a good life. God bless you and your new life.

    joeshots garciajoeshots garcia4 tuntia sitten
  • Don't homesteaders drink black coffee?

    A.A.4 tuntia sitten
  • Good motivational commentary.

    NathNath6 tuntia sitten
  • Your like the Bob Ross of Carpentry.

    Justin NatasmaiJustin Natasmai6 tuntia sitten
  • 18:46 I disagree. While I do believe anyone can learn the basics of anything, there are levels of experience, skill, and knowledge that a “regular Joe” would not reach or have right of the bat. I wouldn’t hire a musician to fly a commercial airplane or a pilot playing Flight of the Bumblebee on the piano. To you, it’s only a matter of what you need and what you don’t need to build a basic wood cabin.

    Gustavo TellezGustavo Tellez6 tuntia sitten
  • How do you keep meat cold/refrigerated in a build like this ? Want to build my own someday soon and am wondering about this

    James KJames K7 tuntia sitten
  • One word for this guy.......respect.

    Dave ReganDave Regan7 tuntia sitten
  • Interesting movie. However you need funds to purchase the property and enough skills to put a homestead..

    Jam BoreeJam Boree8 tuntia sitten
  • Really feel better to see ur style

    Brenda MorrisonBrenda Morrison9 tuntia sitten
  • I saw a bear

    xitzoplzxitzoplz9 tuntia sitten
  • Cool videos really enjoyed that. I'm lucky enough to have a spring I have 300 gallon water tank I have gravity flow spring water.. plenty of water pressure. From Mark

    Michelle IsleMichelle Isle9 tuntia sitten
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    SEMA james LLLKkaniaruSEMA james LLLKkaniaru9 tuntia sitten
  • Great video! Awesome narrations!

    American Axe & Tool CoAmerican Axe & Tool Co9 tuntia sitten
  • I've built over 300 homes and every trade and this is Acactly What I Want To Do, Building with recycled materials and using the trees on the property at a very low cost have a Beautiful Home That Others Pay Big Money To Have A Person Do It For Them With All Materials From The Lumberyard Store. Absolutely A Beautiful Job That You And Your Family Can Enjoy And Be Proud Of. Great Video, Respect From Niagara Falls Ontario Canada And Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia Canada. God Bless.

    Kelvin StricklandKelvin Strickland11 tuntia sitten
  • That's how I built my house in Kingston Springs Tennessee.. about 90% by myself. Just take it slow and easy don't get in a rush that's when you will get hurt. And common sense and logic.. from Mark.. Save your money

    Michelle IsleMichelle Isle11 tuntia sitten
  • Just tripped over this on youtube , glad I did . Thanks for the video . Great work .

    namingswaynamingsway11 tuntia sitten
  • You the man I attack all my projects thanks for reminding us that we are all creative and can build whatever you set your mind to it

    Phillip RamirezPhillip Ramirez12 tuntia sitten
  • as great as this sounds this will get a lot of the people in the us who decide to build in the woods into some serious legal trouble.

    GamefreakGamefreak12 tuntia sitten
    • He seems to forget that you still have to pay taxes on any structure you build.

      Michael WaskelisMichael Waskelis20 minuuttia sitten
  • Very cool 👍

    Mark LockleyMark Lockley15 tuntia sitten
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  • you know what the animals are thinking now :) there goes the neighbourhood

    Alin MatvievschiAlin Matvievschi17 tuntia sitten
  • You guys are a amazing your videos.

    Clinton WhooClinton Whoo19 tuntia sitten
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    James Super StarJames Super Star20 tuntia sitten
  • Great video !!!very helpful!!!

    Francisco RodriguezFrancisco Rodriguez22 tuntia sitten
  • this guy is like bob ross but with building, watching this is super calming and makes me want to make my own off the grid kind of cabin

    kool krusaderkool krusader22 tuntia sitten
  • 👍👍👍👏👏👏👏

    Dilek KoksalDilek Koksal23 tuntia sitten
  • Dude, you ever wear a bear costume and do bidet commercials? ☺️ Love your work. 👍🏼🔨🦦

    Kiamichi OzarksKiamichi Ozarks23 tuntia sitten
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    Jay StiracksJay Stiracks23 tuntia sitten
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    Aloysius GroenewegAloysius GroenewegPäivä sitten
  • The two of you did an awsome job.

    Tiffany SouissiTiffany SouissiPäivä sitten
  • I think the wood is so beautiful

    Tiffany SouissiTiffany SouissiPäivä sitten
  • Welcome home, simple rick

    DrukstylzDrukstylzPäivä sitten
  • He should have used dirt first if he wanted it finished by dark

    Haley HowellHaley HowellPäivä sitten
  • I love the simplicity of this video mainly because of how Dave narrates it. I love watching both his and Brooke's videos because they encourage people to get out and make things of their own. In places like these when a tornado or ice storm knocks out power and you can't see or get cool or warm, houses and land like this is a comfort because you aren't dependant on when the power lines are going to be restored.

    Wendy59Wendy59Päivä sitten
  • NEW FAN! Good living. My aunt never had indoor plumbing. Our home received a grant for indoor plumbing in 2011. Our home was built in 1912

    votesudanusavotesudanusaPäivä sitten
  • I simply could never✋🤭

    Kristin EhlersKristin EhlersPäivä sitten
  • Thank you 🙏🥰💕

    Erika VondrakErika VondrakPäivä sitten
  • why do you say roof like that, puts me off for some reason

    kayokikayokiPäivä sitten
  • You're an inspiration! But I'm sure you've heard that before!

    Adrian RadulescuAdrian RadulescuPäivä sitten
  • I tell ya what, you are a heck of a likable fellow and I appreciate your philosophies and can do attitude. So glad I stumbled upon your channel! Thank you for sharing your stories and hard work!

    Jessica HartmanJessica HartmanPäivä sitten
  • Very good bro... I really enjoy the built....but why shower so far and the toilet...???

    Maxine HeronMaxine HeronPäivä sitten
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    Juan HernandezJuan HernandezPäivä sitten
  • So good 🙌

    MMM-USAMMM-USAPäivä sitten
  • The best parts are falling off the roof and when bears and Bigfoot come around.

    Marvalous MarvinMarvalous MarvinPäivä sitten
  • Good for the homeless shelter

    Roger JacksonRoger JacksonPäivä sitten
  • I "gloutoned" your video and agree 100% with your comments. The only recommendation I have you should change to save propane. When you heat up the water you don't have to fill up the whole bucket with cold water. You only fill it up about 25% and when this is hot you add cold water so you will have the perfect temperature to shower. And I have a question: Do you melt snow to take showers during the winter month? Hope you are taking the time to send me a short hawler.

    Heidi WirthHeidi WirthPäivä sitten
  • love you guys this is awesome!

    David WattsDavid WattsPäivä sitten
  • I wonder how problematic are showers gonna be in the winter.

    Ivan LjujicIvan LjujicPäivä sitten
  • After years of being taught that 'real off griding' means no modern tools or supplies allowed your videos have shown me a saner way of happiness.

    Kay WatsonKay WatsonPäivä sitten
    • It's usually best to ignore extremism. Do what's easiest for you.

      Lavan VolkovLavan VolkovPäivä sitten
  • I was watching this video when I heard you say Fairbanks! I’m stationed here and I’m really interested in learning how to build so if you need help lmk!

    50ShadesofYeh50ShadesofYehPäivä sitten
  • Bravo good job bro!!!!

    Rafal XtrailRafal XtrailPäivä sitten
  • It’s my dream to have an off grid home. Thank you for sharing your families home once agin. It’s LOVELY 🧡. You and your wife work so well together. I’ve followed you through on all of your builds. And you are correct on the “true off-grid folks” the ones that claim to be look tore-up and exhausted. But more then anything they look like their not having any fun. The object of off grid is to surrender to time. Thank you 🙏

    Corinne CulbertsonCorinne CulbertsonPäivä sitten
  • Awesomely awesome job man. Do you ever have any sightings of Bigfoot out there?

    mr. skydogmr. skydogPäivä sitten

    Quality LifeQuality LifePäivä sitten
  • Now THAT'S a woman. ♥

    Music CalgaryMusic CalgaryPäivä sitten
  • good man

    JB420000JB420000Päivä sitten
  • Impressive.

    Richard CharayRichard CharayPäivä sitten
  • that was cool

    Geek And SonGeek And Son2 päivää sitten
  • Your voice is so comforting lol. Congrats on your cabin

    Jenni BooJenni Boo2 päivää sitten
  • The hillbilly is alive and well. If you require quality, Hire a good guy

    Dik BurnsDik Burns2 päivää sitten
  • Offgrid peaceful living. This is my dream as well.

    joemagojoemago2 päivää sitten
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    Trunks LiveTrunks Live2 päivää sitten
  • don't care about cabin building skills but how did you get the land to build it on?

    Fob TekFob Tek2 päivää sitten
  • Great video. I built a shed with wall frames and all. My father helped with the door. He's my Best Man. Great Man!

    peace searcherpeace searcher2 päivää sitten
  • I love watching you and Brooke!

    Sharon ParksSharon Parks2 päivää sitten
  • 24:03 - Even harvested local marble trees for the counter top, aluminum trees for the sink and faucet, and swiss miss trees for the cocoa. Legend.

    Ryan MaxwelllRyan Maxwelll2 päivää sitten
  • You wait until the Feds find that shit. They're going to knock it down and tax the shit out of you.

    orasisorasis2 päivää sitten
  • Hey Dude, you guys are fantastic! I wish I could find a wife that would work like yours does. They are hard to fine. Love turns a two people working crew to a great working crew. Great work !!!! I think I'll build me a cabin with hope of some build maid appearing out of the forest, hey anything is possible, right! good wishes.

    Daniel RodelaDaniel Rodela2 päivää sitten
  • You should add solar panels and a tesla power wall

    JabbalitoJabbalito2 päivää sitten
  • This was a wonderful video and well dialogued. Thank you for taking the time to put this together for us.

    NadaNada2 päivää sitten
  • The next time I date a man, I'm going to show him this video. If he can't do any of this, or isn't willing to learn, I don't want him. Sorry, not sorry. 😂

    Rosalind GashRosalind Gash2 päivää sitten
  • I live in N. Jersey and pay rent. I've needed new flooring in my bathroom for years and have been unrewarded by fly-by-nights who have done a horrible job with cheep junk from home depot. How bought traveling down with some of your dump bargains and doing some work!?!? Okay, just teasing, but you are very talented. and do fabulous work!! Your wife is lucky to have you. :)

    Fallion WaterFallion Water2 päivää sitten
  • Why did you go vertical instead of horizontal on logs maybe you said and we missed it lol

    Rich EatonRich Eaton2 päivää sitten
  • Building lessons and LIFE lessons.

    NightwalkerNightwalker2 päivää sitten
  • Taking "it ain't much but it's honest work" to the next level

    laurent enzolaurent enzo2 päivää sitten
  • the craziest part of this video is how did he build that in 35 min

    Coop_DizzleCoop_Dizzle2 päivää sitten
  • Unless you are in Alaska that is pretty much hard to be close to towns ya know but most part I agree

    nick the foxnick the fox2 päivää sitten
  • A very nice vidio. I thank you very much.

    Charles WulffCharles Wulff2 päivää sitten
  • I'm considering building kitchen cabinets in the house that I bought a year ago because, well I guess just because I can or at least I think I can . I have to admit with my own house rehab I'm currently on the fence so to speak with whether or not to try to bring my garage up to spec as far as permits and get it qualified as an additional dwelling unit which means the square footage adds to the value of the property versus just trying to Airbnb it. Although it's easy to romanticize a life out in the woods like that and I don't exactly identify as a city slicker part of me thinks I just wouldn't feel comfortable, I do like being in nature and I enjoy working with my hands and I definitely don't love all the dogs and helicopters and sirens and idiots I have to deal with in the city everyday but it's a much slower life out in the country and I'm a little bit of a fast paced person, especially living in California my whole life which doesn't really help

    LA PrepperLA Prepper2 päivää sitten
  • I just finished a 10-hour day at work and I'm getting tired watching you work but your commentary is so wholesome I had to watch the whole video. I wonder if you were concerned about the snow on your shower structure and shed structure since you didn't use the steep roof pitch, maybe it's not a big deal cuz they're smaller roofs and you can kind of just rope drag the snow off it aside from that my only other thought was that the rough plywood on the drawers in the kitchen cabinets might be a little difficult to clean but you could buy a couple dollars worth of drawer liners to solve that pretty easily. I remember a real estate investor once told me that his favorite thing to do at networking events is listen to people tell him what can't be done which he found a specialty humorous if it was something he had done or was currently doing. Point is talk's cheap and the proof is in the pudding and your mountainside cabin looks quite wonderful and extremely functional and of course was very affordable so triple win buddy 😁😁😁

    LA PrepperLA Prepper2 päivää sitten
  • roof not ruf

    Oliver WheelerOliver Wheeler2 päivää sitten
  • All glory to Jehovah the great very good job building this house!!!

    Josiah JacksonJosiah Jackson2 päivää sitten
  • You're a living legend bro. Thank you for showing all of us this IS possible.

    Sly DiscipleSly Disciple2 päivää sitten
  • Ruf

    Latviešu RaganaLatviešu Ragana2 päivää sitten
  • What helps shrinking logs from swimming in cold water?

    GuitarsOnlyChannelGuitarsOnlyChannel2 päivää sitten
  • Wonder how he uploads video, how to power a computer for editing, etc. I suppose a generator would take care of the latter, but the former requires a pretty fast internet connect, especially when uploading a 35 minute 1080p video. There is Starlink now but not sure if it's availa le there yet, and that requires electricity as would any connection.

    CE NewtonCE Newton2 päivää sitten