OFF GRID LIVING During Strange Times!

  • Published on Apr 12, 2020
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    During strange times like these, we feel so lucky to be living off grid and getting to build our own home. In this episode, we continue building the foundation for the addition on our house. We also build a mega beam and have a fun time trying to move it...

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  • james cummings
    james cummings 8 months ago +32

    *It does all the graphics one would need to display an idea to a container home lover. **** Easy. Effective. Must have. I especially enjoyed the auto-roofing option. It made a long story short, and did it with amazing lines.*

  • Tony North
    Tony North 2 years ago +5

    You might try building beams from 2x12's with 1/2" plywood sandwiched in between. Wood turned on it's side is much stronger than stacked and glued flat.

  • Sophia Perseghin
    Sophia Perseghin Year ago +18

    They have such a good relationship!!! I love how goofy she is and laughs at things instead of getting upset!! They are a perfect match

    OTC TRADER 2 years ago +17

    I absolutely love the blooper reels at the end! 🤣🤣🤣 Her laugh is so contagious! He's a lucky man! They are so perfect together!

  • kathianna rennaker
    kathianna rennaker 2 years ago +212

    This was either the funniest episode you have posted or this quarantine has finally made me crack. 😆 You guys are awesome!

    • O_O
      O_O 2 years ago +1


    • Finnley
      Finnley 2 years ago +2

      Probably both

    • Oriax
      Oriax 2 years ago +1

      The later one sounds true.

    • CSIDecon
      CSIDecon 2 years ago +8

      I so totally agree with you., awesome couple.

  • Cyndi McLain
    Cyndi McLain 2 years ago +118

    Do y’all ever stop and look at the house and just go - “dang!!!!!! We built that!!!!!” Lol! You guys are amazing.

  • Wayne Joey
    Wayne Joey 2 years ago +13

    Okay, You guys, individually and collectively, are moving to the top of my TheXvid channels
    Only problem is I don’t know which one of your quartet makes me smile more. Thank you,
    In these days of gray skies, you are a breath of sunshine, be safe, stay happy.

  • Dave Foltz
    Dave Foltz Year ago +1

    I've been Binge watching all of your episodes over the last week or so and I have to say this one had me laughing so very hard! The doomsday prepper/spider monkeys/Bear attacking his duck were HILARIOUS! You guys are doing what I wish my beautiful wife and I had done when we were your age! Gives me hope we can still do it before we are too old. Good luck in all that you do!

  • Mighty Lawrence
    Mighty Lawrence 2 years ago +12

    Wow. This couple is amazing. Their teamwork is very promising they were really having fun making there feature home perfect as they could be for their child.

  • Florida Hetherington
    Florida Hetherington 2 years ago +19

    😂😂 seriously I love the content y’all give us! This family is a clear bright light in dark and wild times.

  • Paul Haymes
    Paul Haymes Year ago +1

    Just discovered your channel. Y’all are so much fun and I’m loving what you are doing. Thanks for your wholesome content, it give me some much hope.

  • Maria & Dexter Stowers
    Maria & Dexter Stowers 2 years ago +5

    I am so impressed by your dedication to get your projects done and to live off the grid! My wife and I are considering to prepare from what we have learned from you two and do the same. We would love the isolation and to just enjoy our time together with our kids. We can not do this as soon as we like but we are going to get started by purchasing some land and pricing the materials that we will need to do this! May God bless you two always and we keep you all in our prayers always!

  • Chaz Spellman
    Chaz Spellman 2 years ago +29

    First two thoughts at intro:
    This is hilarious hahah
    Wait, are they going to do this for 15 minutes?
    Love to see people making the life they want to live make happen! Proud to support, yall!

  • Jake Rogers
    Jake Rogers Year ago +1

    I love you guys and just hope and pray everyday that you'll be in your house soon! You guys are just so much fun to watch! And it's wonderful to see a young couple so much in love with each other. God bless and keep you always, and that precious baby too!

  • Elaine Ferry
    Elaine Ferry 2 years ago +49

    What a hero, constructing, pulling, pushing, lifting a beam , got to be sore then he gives his love a piggyback ride! Love you two!

  • JB SG08
    JB SG08 2 years ago +87

    This guy’s a mans man. And has a beautiful family. May god bless them.

  • Alessandra Santos
    Alessandra Santos 2 years ago +1

    Desejo tudo de bom pra essa família linda! Abraços.

  • Cindy Cox
    Cindy Cox 2 years ago

    Thanks for all the laughs. I always look forward to a new episode of Life Uncontained. Beau is growing so fast. Stay safe!

  • amber cole
    amber cole 2 years ago

    I laughed almost the entire episode! Thanks for the laughs and keeping us all entertained!

  • Diane Bernard
    Diane Bernard 2 years ago +34

    Love the ingenuity when it comes to problem solving. And the wonderful silliness and sense of humor is pretty awesome too! Thanks for putting a giggle into my day! Love you guys!!

    • Ron Steltz
      Ron Steltz 2 years ago +2

      Doing what they are doing you have the humor to keep going.

  • D J Terry
    D J Terry 2 years ago

    I love the way you two figure out everything. Nice job in moving the beam. I love watching your love for each other!!!

  • Jacqueline Morales-Steffes

    Love Watching you guys!!!! This episode was Hilarious!!!! I look forward to watching you guys build your Home! So Looking Forward To The Finished Home!!!! Tee hee. Stay Safe and Healthy! God Bless Your Family!!!!!

  • Night Stringers
    Night Stringers 2 years ago +1

    I love this couple . Fun watching and seeing the house come along . Hey any crawfish in that pond? That would be cool .

  • MrTin71
    MrTin71 2 years ago +1

    Appreciating what you've achieve is an understatement of the reality you guys have accomplished. You two is a pair made in heaven. Keep up what you've planned and remain humble.

  • ProxyParadox
    ProxyParadox 2 years ago +31

    I love how you both really enjoy each other's company no matter what. There is a lot of love, laughter and happiness in your home.

  • Shelley Dishman
    Shelley Dishman 2 years ago

    Your ability to have fun with each other will see you through life. A great partnership to watch!

  • Michael McGuire
    Michael McGuire 2 years ago +14

    Just rated this video of y'all's and I checked every box, reason being is because your videos are informative, exciting, friendly, fun watching, and I get a Kick watching you all do everything together as a team and laughing togetheryour videos are so inspirational for other people that might want to live like this I am an older person and I have thought about living like this for years. I am working on a very small self-sufficient farm and East Tennessee for me and my wife and our extended even though I will not be off grid, it is so enjoyable watching You to build your future together God bless you both and that precious little girl you have and let's not forget about bear, it is so exciting to watch his reactions to everything that you do keep the videos coming me and my wife love to watch them and I hope when you're finished with the home that you will keep us informed on y'all's new life together.(GOD BLESS YOU)and keep you safe Amen during these uncertain times

  • Britt Riggs
    Britt Riggs Year ago

    I love watching u guys . I can’t wait to start doing a shed to home for my family

  • Ron Hart
    Ron Hart 2 years ago

    Great video, I thought Spencer was going to hurt his back on that beam! Glad he got it in place ok without getting hurt. Love you guy’s, and your beautiful daughter. Hope you had a great Easter. Your home, and property are beautiful to raise a family.

  • robert hall
    robert hall 2 years ago

    Hilarious at the end,....happy for you guys and the fun you're having with the build! Continued success and good luck!

  • Tony North
    Tony North 2 years ago

    I am planning to build the same as you guys in about 6-8 weeks from now. Enjoying learning from your experiences. Thank you! Great job!

  • Danny Danny
    Danny Danny 2 years ago

    So nice to see an amazing couple making life look so amazing like it should look, especially when married. So happy for you both... Please continue the videos, they are very cool

  • speedypt
    speedypt 2 years ago

    Sooooo proud and happy for you guys. Way to follow your plans and dreams! Please keep up the great work and videos. Appreciate you more than you know!

  • Ginger Washeck
    Ginger Washeck 2 years ago +8

    You guys are too funny and too cute! That sweet baby will enjoy life with you two. I'm 73 years old and watch all your vids. Keep them coming! xoxo

  • CreatorNMuse
    CreatorNMuse 2 years ago

    Watching these videos. I don't know you two but I'm so proud and happy for you! This is incredible to watch!

  • Juno Bishop
    Juno Bishop 2 years ago

    I love your ‘banter’ and creativity. I was afraid it would all be coming to an end soon with the completion of your home, but then you decided to add on to the living room, and Taaaaaa Daaaaaa many more months of sharing your adventures with us! Great idea!! Have you considered adding a second floor?

  • Kamarul F
    Kamarul F Year ago

    Great teamwork on moving that log from inside the house to outside the house ! Love your videos 😎

  • James Maloney
    James Maloney 2 years ago

    I really enjoy getting to see you guys live your best life. I binge watched all the previous episodes a few weeks back. Now I look forward to each new episode. You guys are doing it right. God bless.

  • Та Самая
    Та Самая 2 years ago +140

    With such a wife, there’s nothing to be afraid of and in grief and joy is just support and mood for the whole day, you are very lucky♥️

    • Tatiana Castejon
      Tatiana Castejon 2 years ago +5

      @Moonbeeps get a life! they are happy together stop hating. you can see the love in their eyes.

    • Moonbeeps
      Moonbeeps 2 years ago

      @scooter59wyo No, this video is not that interesting as other, it is def not my first one. Also it's not the first time i've seen this type of behaviours.. I mean i'm not gonna judge, i just hope they're happy, but don't defend him just because you follow them, it could be all wrong, you never know.

    • scooter59wyo
      scooter59wyo 2 years ago +5

      @Moonbeeps : Is this the first one you've seen? They've been doing this house for at least a couple years now. In several of the other segments he admits that he gets tongue-tied and isn't any good at doing out-takes. I think you're reading way too much into it. Be safe.

    • Moonbeeps
      Moonbeeps 2 years ago +1

      @scooter59wyo he was not being quiet or reserved. He literally puts on a very angry face and loses temper very quickly just bc she had to laugh... Those are not good signs.

    • scooter59wyo
      scooter59wyo 2 years ago

      @Moonbeeps : Being quiet and reserved is often mistaken for hostility or anger.

  • Heather H
    Heather H 2 years ago +6

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kenzie's laughter and sense of humor! I am so much the same and I wish the hubs would find his funny bone again because I hardly ever hear him laugh. Laughter and sense of humor are the BEST traits in a person in my opinion! I wish you guys were able to post every single day! LOLOL!! Loving this progress you two cutie pies....oooh, I mean THREE cutie pies...are making! ;)

  • K N
    K N Year ago

    such bomb-ass ingenuity and collaboration ~ :-) Watching your series has been such a great way to spend my first whole day off in a long time :-) THANK YOU both, and Bo too :-)

  • msoskil
    msoskil Year ago

    This might be my favorite of all your videos! The preppers joke, the team work with that beam, and your open shower! You guys are awesome.

  • marie fos
    marie fos 2 years ago

    Great team work with the beam. The intro was prefect. Working in this madness is something out of the Twilight Zone.

  • Brandon Mercer
    Brandon Mercer 2 years ago +36

    Installing a temporary shower on a tree so you don't have to use shower bags is such a tankless task. lol! You guys are great!

  • Kyle Sanislo
    Kyle Sanislo 2 years ago

    That intro was great!!! House is coming along! Props to Spencer for the quality of work!

  • Manoj Sekharan
    Manoj Sekharan 2 years ago

    Brilliant and enduring team work🙏🏽 A joy to see all 4 of you.

  • buck wheat
    buck wheat 2 years ago +5

    Never loose the the laughter, that’s what makes life guys are AWSOME

  • Rose Apple
    Rose Apple 2 years ago

    You all work so well together. You both used your ingenuity on that long heavy board. And I just want to say that your precious Beau is so adorable. God Bless and be safe.

  • jesse boy
    jesse boy 2 years ago +40

    Second month of lockdown here in our place..
    Ever since then, your vids never failed to inspire, motivate and entertain me while on quarantine.
    You're the best couple I have ever found on TheXvid.
    Love your vids. Keep them comin'
    and God bless you always

  • Art Is My Heart
    Art Is My Heart 2 years ago

    I love your channel. It’s good to see a couple get along so well while working on such a big project. I can’t even do dishes standing next to my husband without an argument starting😄

  • DK
    DK 2 years ago

    I really enjoy watching you two build and always look forward to the next. Your videos and music make me feel like I’m watching a mix of Holmes on Homes back when it was good, and a Netflix mini series. I’m enjoying the mini series while you’re still completing your home

  • Autumn V
    Autumn V 2 years ago +1

    Your channel gives me so much hope. I’m a young mother and have been with my high school sweetheart for seven years. We feel like we’ll never own our own home and we want what’s best for our son. You guys have really inspired us.

  • hyperthermogenic
    hyperthermogenic 2 years ago

    You guys and Bear always put a smile on my face you just don't know how much I needed that today. Thank you!

  • M C
    M C 2 years ago +30

    Moving that beam was one inventive and Herculean effort. The bloopers are the best and hilarious. 😂

  • Anne Willey
    Anne Willey 2 years ago

    I love your interaction and how this home is coming together! Y'all are awesome :)

  • c j
    c j 2 years ago

    You two (three actually) and bear are FREAKING AWESOME!
    If I could find a girl that would be down to do this I'd marry her right now! And go buy land tomorrow.
    Keep on truckin ... you guys are AWESOME.
    God bless you

  • H S
    H S Year ago +1

    OMG this is so cool to watch you guys, you guys not only building a house together but you are also building a better loving relationship. Good luck with everything.

  • dortot1
    dortot1 2 years ago +1

    I remember the nurses telling my wife and I when we brought our first baby home. They said to make sure that we made normal noise and even played classical music in the backdrop while she slept. What a lifesaver ! They slept good, even through some noise that was not normal levels. Love watching your progress.

  • RotaryPerfection
    RotaryPerfection 2 years ago +8

    Why the over kill with the beam? 2-2x10's screwed together standing up on top of all those concrete mounts would have more than sufficient to support the load. Also sandwitched support beams should always have the seems virtually and not horizonal to prevent sagging over time in between the support pillars.

  • Ian Stradian
    Ian Stradian 2 years ago

    It warms my heart to watch you guys.
    Y’all stay safe and healthy.

  • Robert Haines
    Robert Haines 2 years ago

    Well done to you guys :) I admire everything you've accomplished through this build, I've watched all of your videos one after another to see your progress I think I'm alittle addicted aha.
    Really looking forward to seeing more videos, keep up the great work guys from Rob in the UK.

  • Fran Kiko
    Fran Kiko 2 years ago

    You two are amazing! I look forward to every episode. Moving that beam was crazy, an engineering marvel. Thanks for all the laughs. You are a great couple/wonderful family. Keep up the great work.

  • Holly Hasegawa
    Holly Hasegawa 2 years ago

    Lol! loved this video, you guys are so fun, loved the intro, I laughed my butt off. I'm so excited to see that addition when it gets built. Watching the two of you move that huge long beam was amazing. I wanted to yell "Pivot!!" This quarantine has made all of the TheXvidrs get so creative and funny!! Take care you guys, stay safe. Sending love and hugs, bye for now.

  • SimpleLife DIY
    SimpleLife DIY 2 years ago +31

    she has the best laugh, and he has the most patience... lol

  • Patricia Outlaw
    Patricia Outlaw 2 years ago +2

    the out-door shower was a nice touch, Spencer I told you, you have skills, I'm very impressed.

  • lady hay baler
    lady hay baler 2 years ago +1

    You 2 are hilarious! Twinkies and cilantro-yuck! Seriously though y'all remind me of my husband and me. We work in agriculture together and work 7 days a week side by side. Every day is an adventure! Y'all stay safe and take care. ❤ from louisiana

  • Christy777
    Christy777 2 years ago

    Oh my guys are amazing! My daughter and I love watching you... and Mackenzie - you are hilarious! We have binge watched all of your videos over the past several weeks and just love you both!

  • Erin Powell
    Erin Powell 2 years ago

    Well done you! Great ingenuity with the beam. I love watching you guys problems solve! ;)

  • Christian Keller
    Christian Keller 2 years ago +133

    😂😂😂 alright I’m like 2 mins in and this is hilarious. Gives me hope that you guys will continue you tube once house is complete

  • Gary Hoe
    Gary Hoe 2 years ago

    McKenzie’s laugh just cracks me up. You two are great! Love the channel

  • Damien McNeal
    Damien McNeal 2 years ago

    I so enjoy this beautiful family living their dream as hard as it may be. They’re incredible.

  • veerappan manimaran
    veerappan manimaran 2 years ago

    You both couples are amazing and doing hard, funny and enjoyable work. God bless.

  • Elizabeth Peters
    Elizabeth Peters 2 years ago

    I love your vlogs so much. So real and so funny. Stay safe and I'm so looking forward to seeing your next vlog. Lots of love from Liz in the UK xxx 💜🇬🇧

  • fjwjr
    fjwjr 2 years ago +72

    You guys are such lovable goobers! 🤣 Don’t ever stop.

  • Vahne B
    Vahne B 2 years ago

    Love you guys sooo much, you’re like my adopted grandkids, lol. Keep the shower, it will be useful later.

  • Lotus Writes
    Lotus Writes 2 years ago

    You guys are amazing! I enjoyed this very much💜 Watching you just cheered me up. God bless

  • Amy Bush
    Amy Bush 8 months ago

    I love how y'all can be silly and fun.

  • Lulu Cerai
    Lulu Cerai 2 years ago +1

    Slowly I have seen your child growing hope to see her saying Wow❤️ You guys did a great Job like I said now


    I was anticipating the laminated beam discussion. So I think I will throw my two cents in. This is exactly why I don't have detailed videos of my build up on TheXvid. To the naysayers.... DON'T SHARE YOUR ADVICE SHARE YOUR BUILD. At least this couple has the courage two step off the porch and live a life worth living. I have built hundreds of laminated beams over 30 years and I couldn't give a damn how they built theirs. I'm just very impressed they have the courage to do it. Keep on keepin on. You guys are amazing!

  • DarkWolf
    DarkWolf 2 years ago

    You guys are awesome!
    Going to be building a sea-can home as well with my wife and two little children, it's going to be quite the adventure.
    Thanks for making these videos

  • RFH
    RFH 2 years ago

    Ya'll are building a beautiful life for yourselves. Great job! Love the home and property. Please don't jump/fall out of trees. My husband fell from one two years ago and shattered his pelvis. His life is forever changed. Blessings to you all!

  • unforgettable yeti
    unforgettable yeti 2 years ago

    My family looks forward to your videos each week. By Friday we are constantly looking for a new video. Super bummed when we watch it than realize that we have to wait another week for the next. We always wish the videos were just a little bit longer. Thank you for the laughs never quit being silly!

  • Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie

    What you have done is just amazing. I started watching your videos just last night and now I have to break and get some work done. :-( Great job you two! I'm loving it.

  • Dan S.
    Dan S. Year ago

    Absolutely incredible. Amazing that both of you can maintain your sense of humor although I am sure there were times it wasn't quite so funny.

  • Brian Blazek
    Brian Blazek 2 years ago

    Love watching your build. Feeling a bit scared of seeing the beam flex so much. You put so much effort into it. Is it too late to re-do it though? 2x10s on edge (crown up) with plywood sandwiched (glued) in between perhaps? of luck in the build, looking forward to your next posting.

  • strongmanr
    strongmanr 2 years ago

    Very inspiring couple! Focus on living, nature will bring everything you need to you. It’s already there for you. Long life for you and your kid ...(s)

  • Olga Kukh
    Olga Kukh 2 years ago

    You guys are great! You are creative and real, open minded with a great sense of humour! Keep it up! Lots of love from Russia! 💛🌞🔥🤗

  • Elevate Mate
    Elevate Mate 2 years ago +4

    I love you guys, your laughs and happiness makes dark days feel bright. God bless you three ❤️

  • Sandra Nason
    Sandra Nason Year ago

    After all the hard work day after day you still have a sense of humor !!! luv it You two never give up

  • Misa D
    Misa D 2 years ago

    You guys are FUNNY, love watching you both grow together, God Bless you 3!!!

  • Brenden James
    Brenden James 2 years ago

    Awesome work so far guys! Looking forward to future content 🙂

  • Bruce R
    Bruce R Year ago

    Love these two.
    Incredible Effort
    Their are no Blues shown, surely must have been times of despair and anguish.
    They did it, Good for them.

  • Elliott Manning
    Elliott Manning 2 years ago +12

    Looking forward to seeing Baby Girl running and playing with Bear and the Chickens!!!

  • Cruelty Free RV
    Cruelty Free RV 2 years ago

    No one can live off snakes, twinkies, and cilantro! Hahaha. I loved the teamwork on moving that beam!

  • Mina Lanzetta
    Mina Lanzetta 2 years ago +1

    You guys are too freakin cute! You have to continue videoing after your build is complete. Love watching you guys. P.S. baby is cuter, miss that age.

  • S
    S 2 years ago +1

    This is the cutest couple! So obviously in love! It’s really nice to see

  • sergeiorlov01
    sergeiorlov01 2 years ago

    You are very fun, positive, strong and loving couple. I truly wish you to finish this house and have long and happy years there together with your kids and pets. All the best to you guys! Greetings from Russia 😊

  • Grannyseyes
    Grannyseyes 2 years ago +7

    Oh my Darlings! Hubby & I are just rolling with laughter. You are lifting the spirits of thousands of Souls. The Lord works thru you two & we blessed to have y'all.

  • Lyn Baer
    Lyn Baer 2 years ago

    Love watching you guys building your dream house and i cant wait to see it finish😍😍

  • Mike Hartrich
    Mike Hartrich 2 years ago

    Awesome video, you guys always make me laugh but this preppers intro was fantastic.
    A suggestion for your build would be to add a hot water hose bib next to one of your cold hose bibs. Great for washing bear in the cold or hot pressure washing with a cheap mix valve for temp and you can also use as a hot shower until the house is done. Added one years back, great to have and cheap when walls are open.