Channel Videos from Guildbrook Farm - Simple Sustainable Living

Fixing a big HOLE in the subfloor
9,548 views - 06/06/20
I accidentally dropped a scaffold deck from 18 feet high that landed on our new Advantech subfloor creating a big hole. In this video we...
How the Heck Do We Wash These Windows?! (and a BIG OOPS!)
34,791 views - 06/02/20
Thanks to our friends at Northern Tool and Equipment for helping us solve our window washing challenge. ;-) MetalTech Scaffolding:...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Cutting Foam and Pulling Wire
25,524 views - 05/31/20
Become a Permanent Part of Our Mountain Home! Part 2 of Electrical Rough In....
ICF Mountain Homestead: Finally Dried In!
41,083 views - 05/24/20
Become a Permanent Part of Our Mountain Home! Finally the custom shaped windows...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Starting Electrical Rough In
39,128 views - 05/22/20
Become a Permanent Part of Our Home! How are we going to run the electrical wires...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Installing Doors
43,637 views - 05/10/20
Time to get these doors installed to try and dry in the shell of the ICF mountain house. We're setting 3 sets of french doors, the front...
Appalachian Victory Garden: May Vegetables in Zone 7
45,072 views - 05/05/20
In response to the recent global situation, we planted an emergency victory garden to supplement our food supply and improve our...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Installing Attic Stairs, Flooring and Rewiring a Circular Saw
40,985 views - 04/28/20
We are using up all the left over OSB sheathing and scraps to make an attic floor, then installing the pull-down attic stairs to allow...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Building Thresholds and Installing Windows
42,875 views - 04/24/20
In this episode we're applying liquid waterproofing to the rough openings and flashing with Zip tape so we can get the windows installed....
ICF Mountain Homestead: Completing Rough Framing
46,739 views - 04/19/20
Another windy day! Perfect for finishing up the interior framing and the big gable window wall. ;-) We are really happy with how the...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Plumbing Rough In
46,710 views - 04/15/20
On one of the windiest days we've had this spring, we started roughing in the plumbing system for the new homestead. #guildbrookfarm,...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Ultimate Residential Roofing System?
108,749 views - 04/10/20
In this episode we push to get the roofing installed before more rains come. Many people have been wondering what type of roofing we are...
Shelter In Place: 15 Things We're Doing for the COVID-19 Pandemic
51,366 views - 04/02/20
Here are 15 things we are doing while we shelter in place during this COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone stay safe and healthy out there....
Appalachian Victory Garden: Getting Started
86,705 views - 03/31/20
In response to the recent global situation, while we shelter in place, we are planting an emergency victory garden to supplement our food...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Roof Framing and Sheathing
44,480 views - 03/24/20
Cutting rafters, framing the roof and dormers and sheeting with 5/8" OSB. #guildbrookfarm, #construction, #roof, #framing...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Raising the Ridge Beam
42,132 views - 03/20/20
The most dangerous part of the build so far is rigging, raising and setting the LVL ridge beam in place... without a crane. The crew...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Framing the Second Floor Walls
37,546 views - 03/16/20
Framing the mountain house continues on the second floor in this episode and boy is it windy! #guildbrookfarm, #construction, #framing...
UPDATE ON ERIC (Life In Farmland)
33,024 views - 03/14/20
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ICF Mountain Homestead: Framing the Second Floor Loft
40,291 views - 03/10/20
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ICF Mountain Homestead: Framing the First Floor Walls
44,211 views - 03/08/20
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ICF Mountain Homestead: Pouring the First Floor Concrete Forms
46,945 views - 02/29/20
It's February 28th, 2020 and freezing out, but today we are pouring concrete in the 6 inch ICF first floor of our DIY mountain homestead....
ICF Mountain Homestead: Stacking the First Floor Insulated Concrete Forms
56,502 views - 02/27/20
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52,635 views - 02/21/20
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The Dirt: Advantech Subfloor & Basement Floor Slab Q&A
34,249 views - 02/17/20
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ICF Mountain Homestead: Basement Floor Slab Pour & Finish
62,412 views - 02/08/20
Before the real winter weather arrives we are rushing to get the basement concrete floor slab poured and finished. #guildbrookfarm,...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Finishing the Subfloor with Advantech
39,908 views - 02/01/20
With the joists installed we are finally ready to lay down the Advantech tongue in groove subfloor from Huber. We used a whole case of...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Mid Span Joist Blocking
37,942 views - 01/25/20
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ICF Mountain Homestead: Subfloor Framing Continues
47,424 views - 01/21/20
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ICF Mountain Homestead: Hanging Floor Joists INSIDE the Walls
48,389 views - 01/11/20
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ICF Mountain Homestead: Installing Ledger Boards with Simpson ICFVL Hangers
44,930 views - 01/04/20
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The Dirt Christmas Edition: Our Favorite Off Grid Homestead Memories
31,242 views - 12/25/19
Just a quick episode of The Dirt where we talk about some of our most favorite homestead memories out here living off the grid in the...
Steel Support Columns for the Basement Beam
36,964 views - 12/14/19
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ICF Mountain Homestead Build: Setting the Basement LVL Beam
49,368 views - 12/08/19
In the mountains of Appalachia, the next challenge with our ICF house build is to assemble, lift and set the main support beam into the...
The Dirt: ICF Basement Q&A - Answering Your Questions
33,385 views - 12/03/19
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Installing the Foundation Perimeter French Drain System
48,864 views - 11/30/19
In this video we assemble and install the foundation french drain around the perimeter of the basement. We dug a trench below the top of...
ICF Homestead Basement Waterproofing
41,761 views - 11/28/19
Today we are installing the ICF basement foundation waterproofing. We use an adhesive primer that rolls on followed by a peel and stick...
Insulating the Well House & Preparing ICF Basement for Waterproofing
39,768 views - 11/23/19
Freeze protection time. I've procrastinated long enough and it's time to get the new well house insulated and ready for winter. We also...
ICF Mountain Homestead: Pouring Basement with FoxBlocks Insulated Concrete Forms
67,706 views - 11/19/19
Today we are pouring the insulated concrete forms for the basement walls using ICF from Foxblocks. With reinforced concrete filling the...
ICF Mountain Homestead Basement: Stacking FoxBlocks Insulated Concrete Forms
88,303 views - 11/16/19
Trying to be as sustainable as we can be. We are building the most energy efficient homestead for the money in the mountains of...
New Firewood Trailer for the ATV
40,691 views - 11/06/19
Northern Tool + Equipment sent us this Bannon All Terrain Utility Trailer to try out. Let's assemble it and put it to the test as our new...
The Dirt: Why We're Going BACK ON GRID
123,398 views - 10/30/19
We've been living off-grid for 2 years. Now that we're finally building our new ICF house, should we also consider going back on grid?...
The Dirt: ICF House Footing Q&A - What Would We Do Differently?
32,924 views - 10/20/19
In this episode of The Dirt we answer your questions about installing the footings for our ICF house build. We also discuss a few of the...
ICF Home Build (#15): Laying Rebar, Inspections and Pouring Concrete for Footings
61,096 views - 10/17/19
Finally laying rebar in the footer trenches despite the rain. Also stressing over building inspections. Will we have to tear it out and...
ICF Home Build (#14): Digging Footings and Cutting Rebar
71,463 views - 10/13/19
Trying to beat the rain as we get the footings dug and cut rebar grade stakes and vertical dowels. This ICF home build is kicking!...
ICF Home Build (#13): Laying Out Square Concrete Footings
42,827 views - 10/08/19
Today we finished digging out the basement, clearing the north ridge and are laying out the continuous concrete footings for the...
The Dirt: Updates About Our Off Grid House Build
52,386 views - 10/06/19
It's been a while since we sat down to chat with you and today we're talking all about our new off grid house build and some of the...
Off Grid Home Build (#12): We're Back and this BUILD IS ON!
41,497 views - 10/03/19
We've been away from YouTube for awhile as we focus heavily on planning and contracting our new house build. Today we are clearing land,...
Installing the Best Off Grid Solar Powered Automatic Gate Opener from Ghost Controls
100,897 views - 07/30/19
If you're looking for a high quality automatic gate opener for your homestead then check out this system from Ghost Controls. This system...
Killing the Weeds and NOT the Chickens! Glyphosate FREE Herbicide
26,397 views - 07/11/19
Lawn care, trying to grow an organic garden and managing your landscaping can be a challenge when it comes to weed control. Spraying...
The Dirt: How To Make Progress When You Feel Stuck
33,031 views - 07/07/19
Did you ever feel stuck in a rut? That you weren't making any progress towards your main goal? Jaime takes you along on a hike up the...
Metal Detecting an Old 1800's Homestead. Will There Be TREASURE?
33,893 views - 06/26/19
After our zipline installation we found a lot of old stuff at this 200 year old homestead site in the Appalachian foothills. So we...
Installing an EPIC ZIPLINE through a 200 year old homestead site!
26,139 views - 06/22/19
Homesteading isn't all work and no play. On the site of a 200 year old homestead, we are setting up an epic new 150' zipline across the...
The Barn: Guns, Tactical Flashlight, and 3 Dudes Fix a Pressure Washer!
20,506 views - 06/16/19
Welcome to THE BARN! A new semi-irregular series of DIY projects, hillbilly engineering and the occasional product review. In this...
The Dirt: Updates, Unwelcome Guests, Sadness and Frustration
114,524 views - 05/23/19
Just a quick update on some unwelcome guests, new wireless security cameras and a few other things that have been going on around here....
Off Grid Home Build (#11): Finishing the Ultimate Block Well House (Part 3 of 3)
55,126 views - 05/02/19
We finally finish the concrete block well house for our new deep well. As a special thank you to all our viewers, we are offering a FREE...
Off Grid Home Build (#10): Laying a Block Well House (Part 2)
47,494 views - 04/26/19
Our next project on the off grid homestead is laying a concrete block well house for our new deep well. I threw together a 6'x6' design...
Off Grid Home Build (#9): Building a Block Well House (Part 1)
47,589 views - 04/17/19
Our next project on the off grid homestead is building a concrete block well house for our new deep well. I threw together a 6'x6' design...
The Dirt: So...How Much Did The Deep Well Cost???
66,319 views - 04/07/19
We are back with The Dirt on our deep water well that was installed on our off grid homestead property. We answer your questions about...
Off Grid Home Build (#8): Installing a Grundfos Submersible Pump - (Part 3 of 3)
52,856 views - 04/05/19
Our deep water well is installed on our off grid homestead site. Now we measure the water level (static head) to choose the correct sized...
Off Grid Home Build (#7): Drilling a Deep Water Well - (Part 2 of 3)
66,996 views - 03/29/19
It's Day 3 of drilling our private deep water well for our off grid mountain homestead. We are quite literally betting the farm. If we do...
Off Grid Home Build (#6): Betting the Farm On Drilling a Water Well (Part 1 of 3)
55,268 views - 03/26/19
Today we are drilling our private deep water well for our off grid mountain homestead. We are quite literally betting the farm. If we do...
New Chicken Owners: Should You Get These Baby Chicks?
50,548 views - 03/17/19
Are you new to homesteading? It's Farm Store Chick Season again! So if you're trying to decide if you should buy those cute baby chicks...
Making Rustic Wood Fence From Black Locust
33,975 views - 03/15/19
With a couple of nice days last week on the homestead, we needed to repair our entrance gate and replace some fencing. In this video we...
Cutting Round Slabs for End Tables and Finally Ready for the WELL!
34,985 views - 03/01/19
The most challenging tree we've cut so far on the homestead took us almost a week to get through. We cut round slabs with the Stihl...
Free Range Chickens and House Bunny Routine
30,090 views - 02/20/19
Our daily routine taking care of 19 free range chickens and our Holland Lop house bunny, Bella. WANT TO HELP SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS? Buy a...
Off Grid Home Build (#5): Staking Our Off-Grid House
33,447 views - 02/17/19
With a small break in the weather, we are staking the footprint of our small, off-grid house. This tiny house sitting on a ridge will...
Off Grid Home Build (#4): Pulling Stumps and Rough Grading
39,475 views - 02/10/19
After 2 months of clearing our home site with just a chainsaw and a 4-wheeler, it's finally time to call in Lonnie the Dirt Ninja! Lonnie...
What Happened AFTER the Ice Storm? Off Grid Aftermath
39,894 views - 01/17/19
A couple days ago a massive ice storm swept in and covered everything with ice. Trees and limbs were breaking every couple minutes and...
Very Dangerous Ice Storm! Off-Grid Living Gets REAL!
55,049 views - 01/14/19
We woke up early this morning to icy trees and branches falling all around our trailer! They continue to fall throughout the day with a...
Off-Grid Homestead UPDATES & GIVEAWAYS
34,806 views - 01/11/19
So what happened over Christmas break? How are the SimpliPhi batteries holding up in the cold? Do we have any issues with your pressure...
Off Grid Home Build (#3): Clearing Land Without Heavy Equipment
38,680 views - 01/04/19
We're BACK! Still cutting trees and clearing our land for the off grid house build but making good progress even though we don't have any...
Winter Storm SNOW LOAD! Our Trailer Roof is COLLAPSING!
50,894 views - 12/15/18
Winter Storm Diego dropped 2 feet of snow in about 16 hours on our little off grid camp trailer. The roof is not built to handle the snow...
The WoodOx Sling is a Better Way to Carry Firewood
15,215 views - 12/06/18
The WoodOx Sling from LogOx is a better way to carry your firewood from the pile to the house. So much easier on the back! Check out...
The Dirt: We Answer Questions About Living Off Grid With Solar
30,886 views - 12/02/18
In this episode of The Dirt, we answer your questions about living off the grid and living with solar. What do we do about garbage? Do we...
Off Grid Home Build (#2):  Clearing, Bucking, Splitting and Stacking Firewood
38,699 views - 11/26/18
In our last episode, we cleared some trees for our off grid home build. All those trees will make good firewood for next year. We use the...
The Dirt: We Answer Questions About Our Off-Grid Homestead Plans
26,959 views - 11/18/18
In this episode of The Dirt, we answer all your questions about our plans for the homestead. Will we be doing permaculture? Will we be...
Off Grid Home Build (#1): Clearing Trees and Finding Water
46,073 views - 11/14/18
We're finally getting started on the off grid home build. Trying to find water with dousing rods isn't exactly a science but it does seem...
The Dirt: How We Make Money On Our Off-Grid Homestead
251,355 views - 11/11/18
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Frugally Feed a Family with a Half Pound of Grass Fed Beef
52,332 views - 11/08/18
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The Dirt: Can a Reluctant Spouse Learn To Like Homesteading?
51,954 views - 11/04/18
Do you have a spouse that is reluctant about homesteading? Or maybe you are the spouse that is hesitant? In this episode of The Dirt, we...
Grandma's GREAT DEPRESSION Cabbage and Dumpling Recipe
41,606 views - 10/31/18
This is my grandma's Great Depression cabbage and dumping recipe. For those looking for a super frugal vegetarian meal or an easy side...
The Dirt: We Answer Questions About Homestead Prepping
59,348 views - 10/28/18
In this episode of The Dirt, Jeremy and Jaime answer viewer questions about Prepping on the homestead and share our perspective on...
Hillbilly Engineering Our Off Grid Pressure Tank and Battery Shed
15,617 views - 10/25/18
The hillbilly engineer is back with this epic (or not so epic) fallout pig shelter cover thingy for the pressure tank and battery shed....
The Dirt: We Answer Questions About Our Off Grid House Build
54,279 views - 10/21/18
The Dirt is BACK! In this episode, Jeremy and Jaime answer questions about their off grid house build. When will we start building a...
Off-Grid Living:  A Day Stacking Firewood
12,991 views - 10/20/18
Winter is coming to our off grid homestead and it is time to heat up the wood stove. We take you along in an off-grid living short story...
Will This Insulation Work To Winterize Our Mobile Chicken Coop? (...and Announcements!)
25,237 views - 10/18/18
We have a new mobile chicken coop that needs insulated for the winter. We are experimenting with Reflectix, also known as foil bubble...
Is This the BEST Portable Generator for Off-Grid Living?
120,125 views - 10/14/18
We are testing out a new portable generator on our off grid homestead to run power tools. How does the Energizer EZV3200P stack up...
Do You REALLY Know Where Your Grass Fed Beef Comes From?
18,216 views - 10/12/18
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Our Top 3 Homesteading Books For Your Homestead Library (Collaboration)
21,122 views - 10/11/18
We are collaborating with Liz Zorab and other homesteading channels to list our Top 3 Homesteading Books for your homestead library. Find...
STINK BUG PLAGUE! Will Chicken Eggs Taste Like Stink Bug?!
28,037 views - 10/07/18
Stink bugs have invaded! They are everywhere! Our backyard chickens are eating them by the thousands! Will their eggs taste like the...
The Off Grid Water Saga Continues...Bad Pressure Tank?
22,645 views - 10/02/18
The lights are blinking. Pipes are rattling. It may be October, but this isn't a haunted house. Follow along on our off grid water saga...
Adding Guardline Security To Our Off Grid Homestead
44,264 views - 09/30/18
Living in a remote area, we take security seriously. We believe in prevention and deterrence first and foremost and so we are taking...
The 3-Minute Video That Took 740 Days
21,061 views - 09/28/18
100k Subscribers! It's hard to believe how far we have come in the last 740 days! Thank you all for joining us on this journey! Want...
What Do We Really Think About Life Off Grid? (1 Year Later)
133,027 views - 09/24/18
It's been almost 1 year since we moved to our off grid homestead. Have the rose colored glasses finally come off? Do we still love it...
Hurricane Update:  After the Storm
47,922 views - 09/18/18
Did we get hit by Hurricane Florence? How are the chickens? How are the pigs? Did the solar panels break? How did the solar system...
How To Prepare For a Hurricane Now
46,747 views - 09/11/18
We take you along as we prepare for Hurricane Florence. As livelong preppers and individuals who have lived through several disasters,...
My 2018 Every Day Carry vs Battlbox Mission 43 (EDC 3.0)
27,569 views - 09/10/18
The new Battlbox monthly subscription box of tactical and outdoor goodies for September 2018 is EDC 3.0 (Mission 43). See how this box...
Draw, Paint, Sketch - How We Learn New Skills
16,573 views - 08/31/18
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Was Our Off Grid Solar System a MISTAKE?
60,431 views - 08/15/18
Is our off grid solar system too small? Do we need more solar panels? Did we make a mistake installing our solar? We answer some of...
Off Grid Solar: Installing a 48V DC Step Down Converter
32,499 views - 08/14/18
Our off grid deep freezer is running off of old recycled solar panels and batteries that are failing. We connect it to our new 48V solar...
Kids Learn Tracking and Trail Marking (BattlBox Mission 42: Movie and Review)
16,677 views - 08/11/18
Each month we put to the test the latest prepping, survival, tactical, outdoor and camping gear and let you know if we would include it...