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Welcome to Guildbrook Farm

We live off the grid in the foothills of Appalachia and share with you all we know (and don’t know) about canning, cooking, critters, gardening, solar, building stuff, living debt free, and the journey to be self-sustainable. Click on a topic and get started!

Building a Block Well House (Part 1)

Building a Block Well House (Part 1)

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 using Sketchup. Since I already have a lot of concrete block on hand hopefully this project won't cost much. This is part 1 of the series and we start by leveling the grade, then digging and pouring a reinforced footer.

Johnson Level & Tool 99-027K Self-Leveling Laser System: https://geni.us/RotaryLaserLevel

Electric Concrete Mixer: https://geni.us/ElectricConcreteMixer

Laying a Block Well House (Part 2)

Laying a Block Well House (Part 2)

So...How Much Did The Deep Well Cost???

So...How Much Did The Deep Well Cost???