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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!

Laying a Block Well House (Part 2)

Laying a Block Well House (Part 2)

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 using Sketchup. Since I already have a lot of concrete block on hand hopefully this project won't cost much. In part 1 we poured the footer. This is part 2 of the series where we mix the mortar, lay and level 5 courses of block.

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

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

Mason Line Blocks: https://geni.us/0qpnwju

3/8 & 1/2 inch Brick Jointer: https://geni.us/1fxBJw

11 inch Brick Trowel: https://geni.us/eRjGzjZ

Finishing the Ultimate Block Well House (Part 3 of 3)

Finishing the Ultimate Block Well House (Part 3 of 3)

Building a Block Well House (Part 1)

Building a Block Well House (Part 1)