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  • K Fletcher
    K Fletcher 5 months ago +210

    A house “running on sunshine” is such a happy, meaningful concept… it just sounds beautiful, especially in a home raising children. 💕

  • ELuZivE_x
    ELuZivE_x 5 months ago +74

    The amount of knowledge Spencer has and how much he’s learned from doing all of this. Not to mention how he never stops working. Bravo

    • Virginia Arellano
      Virginia Arellano 2 months ago

      Exactly, Spencer learned so many different trades that given him time and capital, he can easily open a business to do business with nearby customers who need work on their properties. I guess that not many people can do so much like him and his wife.

    • Dan Bartolini
      Dan Bartolini 4 months ago

      When you have to do everything over 3 or 4 times your bound to learn from your mistakes. But he is without a doubt the slowest home builder ever

  • Claire’s Hands at Home
    Claire’s Hands at Home 5 months ago +162

    Just setting up the solar system alone, is a massive achievement. You are a very clever chap and should be really proud of how far you’ve come. You’ve taught yourself so much, people go to uni for years so they can achieve what you’ve done single handedly.
    You’ve both worked incredibly hard and deserve so much happiness with your young family in your new home. I wish you all the very best future. xxx

    • Monique Johnson
      Monique Johnson 5 months ago +1

      I truly love what you've done with the solar system.. would be willing to sell me a copy of diy plans?? My husband and i are wanting to do the same thing with our property. Please let me know.

    • Tara Wood-Bradley
      Tara Wood-Bradley 5 months ago +1

      Yes they are impressive and I am hoping to follow in their footsteps and go off grid for our family. Our power grid here is aging and political so going off grid will free you from the politics of the fossil fuel industry.

  • Carl Lallemand
    Carl Lallemand 5 months ago +73

    Hey Spencer, I was one of the people who was concerned about the panels being tied together but I see you were right about them having enough flex that there would be no problems and you were right. My hats off to you, well done.

  • Randy Clark
    Randy Clark 5 months ago +127

    Since you are off Grid totally and now rely on the sun, have you ever thought of building a wind mill to produce power at night or during a rain storm where the wind picks up?

    • 5th Journey Off-Grid Homestead
      5th Journey Off-Grid Homestead 3 months ago +2

      @Ethereal Rose I agree. Unless you get an amazing deal or just need something to do as a hobby project. Probably better to invest in more panels and batteries.

    • Ethereal Rose
      Ethereal Rose 3 months ago +3

      Windmills are for milling. Wind turbines are for generating power. And the production is miserable unless you dump a ton of money into it. Probably more than that solar array he built which is pricey.

    • Angela Rivera
      Angela Rivera 5 months ago +1

      My mom grew up on a farm in Michigan with windmill powers, especially for their plumbing and running water. That's a great idea

    • 5th Journey Off-Grid Homestead
      5th Journey Off-Grid Homestead 5 months ago +2

      We get a lot of wind here in Kansas but from what I've learned, the residential windmills really don't produce enough and are very loud. Until they can produce more power quieter I wouldn't suggest it.

    • bob
      bob 5 months ago +1

      They live in Texas, USA, which has almost 300 days of collectable sun each year. There is no need for "an alternative to the alternative." Compare that with London (100 days) which would benefit from wind or tidal energy.

  • Mary Fowler
    Mary Fowler 5 months ago +298

    Speaking as someone that has renovated a 50 year old house and can fully appreciate how god-awful tedious and time consuming trim work is, Spenser is the bomb.

    • KENT SHRADER
      KENT SHRADER 5 months ago

      @Joyce Lebrilla Totally agree. Always smiling through it all.

    • Joyce Lebrilla
      Joyce Lebrilla 5 months ago +1

      this couple has what you call grit.admirable

    • Anne K
      Anne K 5 months ago +6

      These two young people are amazing! I have been watching this since the beginning and they never cease to impress me with their imagination, drive and persistence! If they don’t know how, they learn!

    • KENT SHRADER
      KENT SHRADER 5 months ago +6

      I really like how yiu both think alike! And to have a dream stay at the forfront for this long is very impressive! Thanks for opening the door of your lives for others to enjoy!

    • Cappy Cross
      Cappy Cross 5 months ago +11

      He absolutely has the patience of a saint LOL!

  • MsJoose59
    MsJoose59 5 months ago +22

    I am truly in awe at what the two of you have built, a home, a beautiful marriage & little people (that’s what I call kids-it’s not meant to be offensive) all in a relatively short amount of time. Though I’m sure it feels every bit of three years to y’all…😉 Thank you very much for taking us along on the ride. May God continue to bless your family in every area of life!!!

  • Linda Eubanks-McCormick
    Linda Eubanks-McCormick 5 months ago +25

    Look at you Spencer. From idk anything about any of this. To Master of everything you have learned. We are cheering you guys on! When she is old enough, teach and give that girl the resposibility to adjust the solar panels seasonally. She's always watching you. It should'nt be hard.

  • John H.
    John H. 5 months ago +29

    A suggestion: Since your solar system is so easily adjustable, you might consider quickly configuring it in the flattest profile when a high-wind storm is forecast. It will reduce the wind loads on the panels, minimizing the likelihood of damage.

  • Jen Wicke
    Jen Wicke 5 months ago +2

    I have been watching you for the past year or so and I’m so excited for you all!! What are you going to do to keep busy once this is all done? Is Spenser going to start into furniture building next? 😂 That would be something to see! ❤️

  • jaafar kassim
    jaafar kassim 5 months ago +71

    Man it crazy how far you guys have come. So inspiring that you followed your dreams, with all the challenges that you have faced am so humbled to have been somewhat apart of your amazing journey. Your children are lucky to have you guys as parents, they will achieve great things through you guys. Best of luck to everything that you do now and through the future.

  • The Lost Archives Serial Vault

    To help smooth the movement of the cranking, rub a bar of soap along the brace when it is extended. When you crank it down the soap will go inside and smooth things. This is great for old-style drawers that use a wooden channel.

  • Joshua Michail
    Joshua Michail 5 months ago +11

    I had a couple of thoughts, if you don't mind hearing them. I would drive grounding rods and mount lightning rods in the area. I think that old power pole could be useful to you all, as you've mounted your cellular signal booster antenna before, and if that street light still works, you could have that light up the area at night, if you don't already. And, now that you've got all that great work done, maybe the next steps will be to increase your battery bank's capacity and add a wind turbine for cloudy but windy days. Also, you could plant bushes and trees next to the solar panels to block the view of them from your home. At any rate, I love your videos and want to encourage you all to keep up the good work.

    • Ethereal Rose
      Ethereal Rose 3 months ago

      Grounding rods and lightning rods would be completely useless.

  • A G
    A G 5 months ago +2

    Nice to see you starting to enjoy the fruits of your labor and you can see the stress and frustration from the past few years is lifting. You guys deserve it.

  • hilary lovelace
    hilary lovelace 5 months ago +5

    Beau is just into everything, daddy's little helper. She always makes my day. 💖

  • Two Good Pups
    Two Good Pups 5 months ago +248

    I have lived 100% off-grid on a mountain in Costa Rica for over a year. I fully understand your dream to be off-grid. Well done.

    • OffGrid MGTOW Homestead
      OffGrid MGTOW Homestead 5 months ago +1

      Solar systems are fairly simple. It's like anything else I have learned. Break it into its individual systems and components. There are plenty of videos online, but most of what you do will be dictated by the components you buy. Will Prowse has some good videos, and will make you a little more solar savvy.
      I myself am fully off grid in the desert in Southern Utah.

    • Two Good Pups
      Two Good Pups 5 months ago +1

      @Joshua Geiger I had a reputable company install my complete system. Electricity is not my strength so I left it to the professionals.

    • JCGoogle
      JCGoogle 5 months ago

      @Joshua Geiger
      Whatever you do, don't build it out of steel containers.

    • Joshua Geiger
      Joshua Geiger 5 months ago +3

      I want to live off grid eventually. But having a finished house is more of a priority. Did you use certain videos that you're willing to share to figure out how to install solar?

    • Maria Jimenez
      Maria Jimenez 5 months ago +6

      Hi! Costarrican here! That sounds amazing, congrats, you're living the dream!

  • Hilda Flores
    Hilda Flores 5 months ago +26

    02:15 Bo and her adorable curlies! Her first time seeing the different color of lights. Priceless!! We still cant wait for this house to be complete & you two can work on other stuff but able to start making it your home by decorating it with furniture & stuff.

    • Rev'dUpArtist
      Rev'dUpArtist 5 months ago +1

      @Hilda Flores -- Actually I don't think it was. I know Kenz said that. But I have this 'pic' in my head that she saw them. I don't know if it was when Spencer got it done, or thought he did. Or my head is making that all up...lol...
      Those lights been up a long time.

  • PBJ Silver Studio
    PBJ Silver Studio 5 months ago +9

    It’s just amazing all the things that the two of you have learned how to do that Spencer himself has actually done considering the fact that when you both started this project neither one of you had any experience at building anything. I’m so deeply deeply impressed.

  • Pat Warmack
    Pat Warmack 5 months ago +3

    It's wonderful watching you guys in the final stretch of this project.

  • smines3
    smines3 5 months ago +2

    That time lapse shot of the solar array moving was absolutely incredible! Great job!

  • Sara Oswald
    Sara Oswald 5 months ago +97

    Just a suggestion when you trim out your windows in the kitchen or bathroom make sure the window sill is wide. In a kitchen you can utilize that space for small herb pots for cooking. In a bathroom a natural decor potted succulent in the window. This is what my husband did when we framed out our windows. It brings the outdoors inwards and gives the rooms colour. The house looks amazing you're almost there. 👍 Cheers🇨🇦

    • Maria Davis
      Maria Davis 5 months ago +3

      We are currently building our container home and that’s one of the first things I asked of my husband when we were designing it. ♥︎

    • PlayRightParent
      PlayRightParent 5 months ago +4

      Totally agree! ^

  • JN
    JN 5 months ago +10

    Please continue! Life Uncontained need not stop when the house is done (but is a house ever done?). Refurb the barn! Plant a garden! Keep vlogging!!!! Love you, Me.

  • Sherri Shock
    Sherri Shock 5 months ago +3

    So beautiful!! Inside and out. I’m so happy I found you guys, wow, what we’ve been through together !! Once that beautiful house is done, what will be done next ?? Much love to you all ❤️❤️❤️ (love Cam’s hat)

  • Michael Castillo
    Michael Castillo 5 months ago +11

    I think the most Amazing part about your journey is that when your kids are older they're going to be able to go back and watch your videos of how their parents built such an Awsome home! From start to finish 👍🏼🔥

  • Brock Ary
    Brock Ary 5 months ago +11

    Hey guys, great video. Spencer, I have enjoyed watching you get more and more comfortable and confident in whatever you do. I have been watching since day one and I think you could probably pass this test for a contractor license. You are a perfectionist in everything you do. So good on you.

  • Florida Hetherington
    Florida Hetherington 5 months ago +80

    People ask such silly questions lol. Loved Beau’s reaction to the lights ❤️ to see the world through a child’s eyes!

  • scott wolak
    scott wolak 5 months ago +6

    Instead of having the electric company's pole removed , tap into it. For a small investment you can sell them your extra power you're making from your solar array.

    • Ethereal Rose
      Ethereal Rose 3 months ago

      Doubtful. They'd charge to hook that back up and then the net meter g may be unfavorable I'm their area ND they'd have to have anti islanding for their inverters. Completely not worth it if their whole goal is for grid independence.

  • Simple Truth
    Simple Truth 5 months ago +2

    I am beyond impressed! I get such a warm happy feeling every time I watch your videos. You should be more than proud of yourselves. There is nothing that you two cannot do together.

  • Pumpkin Lashes
    Pumpkin Lashes 5 months ago +3

    Congratulations, I've watched you since the beginning. You've been an inspiration to me. My next project is to build my homestead God willing, and among the first things is the solar and the water collection with the pump house in Kenya.

  • Robyn Fedalen
    Robyn Fedalen 5 months ago +1

    The Sunshine Family 🌞 I love everything you’re doing. I love your cute little home, your animals (all of them) and the babies are totally adorable 😌😌.

  • Michele Bowen
    Michele Bowen 5 months ago +162

    Beau helping her daddy out is beyond adorable!

    • Steve Holloway
      Steve Holloway 5 months ago

      Hey Guys,
      I have to say that this was a really inspiring episode on a couple levels. On 1 level, as a house painter, I really appreciate the difference finishing the trims can make. I know you didn’t spend a ton of time on that in this episode, but I know that it’ll have such a huge impact!
      On the 2nd level, I’ve been watching Spencer mess with the solar array for weeks. As a junior astrology nerd, I understood the principle, but to see it action made for a tremendous visual understanding of the massive impact it would have!
      I kinda felt like it was a space movie and the protagonist just finished repairing the ship and the camera pans to the console. Everything was plugged in and you see that power has been restored!
      Super fun guys! Such a great episode for me! I could see the confirmation confidence oozing off you both!
      And Beau was Super Cute!!!
      Love from Vancouver, Canada! 🇨🇦

    • Jo Terwilliger
      Jo Terwilliger 5 months ago

      We had a beagle pooch when I was about 5 years old, her name was Beaux Beaux which means "Beautiful", in French I believe! Beagles one would not usually look at as a Beautiful dog but my Mother felt she was and that became her name. So when you told all of us your "Beautiful" baby's name, I told my husband oh, I hope they spell it like our Beaux Beaux was, and I was so happy to see it "Beau" !! She is such a cutie and has grown so fast it seems. She's definitely Daddys helper and a good one. Cam seems to be growing right along too...I am so very proud of you two kids, building your home, no outside help and bringing two beautiful children into the world in the mist of it all. God Bless the four of you.... Jo

    • Ju Is
      Ju Is 5 months ago +2

      More talking to her explaining how things work will help her talk more.

  • Sandy Peters
    Sandy Peters 5 months ago +3

    I'm beyond thrilled for y'all! It's all coming together!♥️

  • Sandra P
    Sandra P 5 months ago +4

    So sweet your daughter looking at the lights! Another sweet moment is when your dog melted into you for a snuggle! Melted my heart! I had to watch it again! ❤️

  • Anne Willey
    Anne Willey 5 months ago +1

    Amazing work y'all have done with the solar panels! The trim looks really good and so nice to see your home getting closer to completion!

  • Sowing Bird
    Sowing Bird 5 months ago +1

    I have watched this lovely show since you started. It has turned out beautiful! You both did a wonderful job. The Lord has showed such blessings on you both.❤❤❤

  • Terri Kopke
    Terri Kopke 5 months ago +482

    Its official...Spencer is a true maven! For those of you who aren't familiar with Yiddish, it's a good thing! You sir have mastered so many technical and building arenas that I am in awe of your skills. Good job!! 👍👌👏👏

    • Mark Edwards
      Mark Edwards 5 months ago

      @Isobelle Jacob you aint seen that gut? LOL

    • JCGoogle
      JCGoogle 5 months ago +5

      He mastered taking 3 or 4 minutes discussing the details of sanding the bottom of a piece of trim.
      I mean he's a real trim rocket scientist.
      And it only took 3 attempts to build a solar panel array to get what he has.

    • Alex
      Alex 5 months ago +9

      He is a Mensch. It’s been a Mitzvah finding their channel and watching their journey. An awesome family 💕

    • Peg Turner
      Peg Turner 5 months ago +6

      You could turn the power pole into a nesting place for large birds by putting a platform on the top.

    • K Hart
      K Hart 5 months ago +10

      @Isobelle Jacob yes, he has REAL LIFE muscle now and it’s beautiful!!!

  • K N
    K N 5 months ago +1

    This is HOW MUCH you guys have entered my heart, lol ~ I literally found myself wondering, as I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner over three days this week, whether Kenz was cooking yours in your new kitchen, lol. :-)

  • patrick schneer
    patrick schneer 5 months ago +1

    It always put a smile on my face when I see Beau in the background just doing her thing contributing to her father's work

  • Why Jamaica
    Why Jamaica 5 months ago +5

    I think it is so awesome that you guys have documented this journey and now your children will be able to watch and appreciate the magnificent job mom and dad did to build them a home. 🤗👏👏👏

  • Tyre Hester
    Tyre Hester 5 months ago +2

    Having the power line there is providing a certain amount of lightning protection in that each pole is grounded and is tied to the neutral to the entire system, even though the switches are opened. 🙂

  • Janice Oldham
    Janice Oldham 5 months ago +67

    Thanks for answering the light pole question. I personally wouldn’t have blamed you with two babes and multiple snakes if you hooked up to power temporarily. You two are purists. You sacrificed time to stick with your plan! You are also awesome parents. I Love the way you relate to your babies. I love your channel and your sweet family!

    • jack long
      jack long 5 months ago +2

      @Cape CodBob its Texas, bet they would not make that easy.

    • Cape CodBob
      Cape CodBob 5 months ago +2

      Why why not hook up and sell excess to the e co. ?

  • Jeanna Presnell
    Jeanna Presnell 5 months ago +5

    I just got done putting the sponge strips in between my window frames and my walls. Our power bill has been crazy for yrs. So we are doing a huge remodel which included the painting of our window boxes and we are putting up shiplap and new window trim so after the old trim came out I decided to make sure to insulate them. So needed. So tedious. I love this program. Yall are great.

  • jfxl1977
    jfxl1977 5 months ago +49

    I can't believe you had to address that you are, indeed, off-grid. I guess some people are always looking for a conspiracy. The solar setup looks excellent, and the timelapse of the panels being adjusted was cool, as Kenzie said it would be. :-) The trim work is looking good! The time when you'll be able to enjoy the house without major projects still to be done is fast approaching!

    • Tony Grimes
      Tony Grimes 5 months ago

      @Wrench Monkey You mean *Pure Looking For Loot* !!!

    • John Needham
      John Needham 5 months ago

      @Wrench Monkey I don't think they are uploading anymore but I must admit that I don't look for them. I think that there were so many things wrong with the build that taking it through to a conclusion would have been difficult. I must admit, it was the first time that I had ever seen plasterboard (as we call it in the UK) used as a loading bearing structural component in a house!

    • Wrench Monkey
      Wrench Monkey 5 months ago

      @John Needham Oh don't get ME started on PLFL!! He is the MOST obnoxious POS I've ever experienced! He's so arrogant and condescending towards people that was giving him friendly and respectful advice on matters he didn't knew crap about, and he was like: "No you do not know anything, I know everything!" while filming himself right up his nostrils, looking down on people like they were something the cat dragged in!
      - but I do not think they're uploading videos anymore, or am I wrong?

    • John Needham
      John Needham 5 months ago +1

      @Edward WeedenI was just about to ask the same question. It's never occurred to me that WWOG was anything but on the level. Though don't get me started on Pure Living for Life!

    • John Needham
      John Needham 5 months ago +1

      @W S Tavis Your evidence, please! Are you confusing WWOG with Pure Living for Life?

  • Happy2Run4Me
    Happy2Run4Me 5 months ago +2

    Awesome Solar mounts! Reminds me of climbing up a mountain every few months to adjust the solar panels for our businesses off-grid tower sites! I like this crank method much better. We had to remove bolts and reposition while one person held up the panel with brute strength lol. It was a small workout in itself! Good times though.☺️😁 Now we aspire to have a system much like this for our soon-to-be-house! So inspiring! Great job! Love it!

  • Native408
    Native408 5 months ago +3

    Everything is coming along so beautifully. I am so proud of you guys and I enjoyed watching the progress. Your daughter is so beautiful, and growing up so fast!🥰Looking at bear, he is getting older. 🦮 What a beautiful family.🙏🙏🙏❤️👍

  • Mo Avdi
    Mo Avdi 5 months ago +56

    So glad the solar is done ✅👏🏼. Can’t wait to see the bedrooms completed. Did you ever consider making it a 2 story? You could almost build a loft for the kids when they’re a little older. That would be so fun!
    Happy Holidays!

    • Rev'dUpArtist
      Rev'dUpArtist 5 months ago

      @Adam Craig -- With 40' they could have half for the kids, and the other half as a man cave for Spenser with REALLY excellent sound proofing all the way around...lol...

    • Adam Craig
      Adam Craig 5 months ago +2

      I was thinking they should do an outside, away-from-the-house rec-room. =P

    • Dave Sanders
      Dave Sanders 5 months ago

      Just a fun idea. They might get another 40' conex box and stand it on end.

  • Heidi Wilson
    Heidi Wilson 5 months ago +1

    Love it so much! I don’t know if it bothers you but it almost made me thinking about a wooden fence in front of it that you can plant flowers in front of to have vines grow up it and you can have a garden area to kinda hide it. Just a thought if it ever bothers you!! You guys are doing awesome. I’ve been watching you for a few years now and absolutely love your ideas

  • W K
    W K 5 months ago +1

    The solar is extremely impressive. I was wondering about moving it also. Interesting to see how much they flex. Thanks for sharing and congratulations.

  • Dawn Opipari
    Dawn Opipari 5 months ago +2

    Look who’s talking. That’s so cute. Love to see them experience something new. Their reactions are always the best. Congrats on the house and your family!!!

  • Jennifer Chuong
    Jennifer Chuong 5 months ago +2

    Y’all are #50 on trending!!! That’s so exciting! Thank you for always sharing updates with us! I really love checking in on y’all which each video and I love how you all still stay so humble and grateful for the journey of building your home and not too focused on the destination

  • Anna-Marie Pellett
    Anna-Marie Pellett 5 months ago +95

    I can’t even imagine how wonderful this must feel for you guys - it’s not even my house and I’m amazed and so happy for you and to see all of your exhausting hard work turn into all this and that you allowed so many people to go along on this journey with you I personally thank you very much. It’s funny just the other day I was thinking of asking you if baby girl had seen the lights, Inside the house, yet. It was delightful seeing her reaction because that’s a pretty awesome set up.💕

    • Jenzdunich
      Jenzdunich 5 months ago +4

      Me too, been watching since close to the beginning and I am so excited and happy for you two and your beautiful babies!

  • Mark Fralix
    Mark Fralix 5 months ago +12

    Question? What is the plan for protecting the solar panels in future during a hail storm? Especially with large hail size.

    • Ethereal Rose
      Ethereal Rose 3 months ago

      Most are impact resistant and rated for hail.

    • Debra Roberge
      Debra Roberge 5 months ago +1

      My hubby and I were also wondering about "hail, branches,etc.etc...

  • A W
    A W 5 months ago +4

    Just wanted to ask: how come you haven't finished the bathrooms and yet? I'm sure there's a good reason as always. Always wondered why you still shower outside instead of getting everything tiled up and showers installed inside :) Loving your content, have been watching for about 2 years now, love from the UK.

  • - [L A Y L A]- Go To My ChanneI! L!VE NOW

    Since you are off Grid totally and now rely on the sun, have you ever thought of building a wind mill to produce power at night or during a rain storm where the wind picks up?

  • StarGirl ofAntares
    StarGirl ofAntares 5 months ago +2

    You guys are so amazing!!! Spenser can do anything, I’m convinced!! Watching the time lapse wave of the panels was so cool!!! I can’t believe people actually thought you were using that power pole!!! Your whole series has been about NOT being attached to the grid! Can’t wait to see Spenser do the trim in the center section!! In case you didn’t see it, I’ll comment again that you should use the cool Evergreen circle from the back bathroom window as an art piece!! I’d like to see Spenser do a circle of black steel around it!! Lol 😂
    Mackenzie, I know you’re working just as hard with those babies!! So glad to see bear and Io in this episode!!! Can’t wait for the next!! ♥️

  • Doris Petitt
    Doris Petitt 5 months ago +1

    You have worked so incredibly hard! Congratulations on your home. Hopefully you will have another project because I want you to continue your channel!

  • Tim Skufca
    Tim Skufca 5 months ago +2

    Well done with the moveable array!!! The focus on being off-grid is very commendable. You are creating a project that needs to be replicated in rural settings. Unfortunately this situation is unattainable for the masses. At least you are dealing with your impact on Earth. It's great you don't default to wood-burning for your heating needs (which is relatively easy in your climate - any northern project has a much more difficult challenge creating an all-electric project).

  • Fran Kiko
    Fran Kiko 5 months ago +1

    I’m impressed at the way the tilt mechanism works on the soar panels. Great engineering job.

  • Tanya Banks
    Tanya Banks 5 months ago +2

    Spencer and Kenz I have to say, you guys should be proud of all the work you'll have done on your own for your first build. I think you two have done an awesome job on your home and I'm very impressed. Well done you two thus far....can't wait to see it finished and I know you two can't wait either.

  • Tiffany Jensen
    Tiffany Jensen 5 months ago +20

    Oh my word, your daughter's reaction to the lights brought me to tears. Such sweetness!

  • Tony Cummings
    Tony Cummings 5 months ago +1

    Glad to see the lights back on Spencer, the trim work completes the look of everything. McKinsey little Beau must think those are Christmas lights she's getting to the age now where she is getting interested in things like that. Cam will be right behind her. They are growing up so fast. Give Beau and Cam a big hug for me and tell Bear and Io I said Hi.God bless you all.

  • Tom Christensen
    Tom Christensen 5 months ago +1

    Absolutely love your adjustable arrays! We went with super overkill for summer (about twice as many panels as needed during summer set at a "winter" angle) to accommodate reasonable winter production. Being off grid is always a dance.

  • Jennifer Geiter-Barker
    Jennifer Geiter-Barker 5 months ago +1

    It's very satisfying to see trim go up. Makes the rooms look clean. Love ur channel!!!!!!

  • Priscilla Artis-Lukoko
    Priscilla Artis-Lukoko 5 months ago +6

    Little Miss Beau looking at the colorful lights changing was so cute! 🥰 She is such a cutie and always willing to lend a hand to her Daddy! It really won't be much longer now! 🥰💕😊💙💕

  • Michigan Engineer
    Michigan Engineer 5 months ago +64

    Something you might consider is having the transformer and lines removed then replace that vapor lamp with an LED area light. Be very handy going outside after dark. You could also put a REAL lightning rod on the top of the pole, that would help protect everything since it's so much higher.

    • Debbie Mackall
      Debbie Mackall 5 months ago +2

      Great idea- I’m also wondering if they will be wanting a full sized washer and dryer soon

    • Melody HIS2BLESS Calkins
      Melody HIS2BLESS Calkins 5 months ago +2

      Brilliant Michael Engineer @spencer @life contained

    • LoboGaming52
      LoboGaming52 5 months ago +9

      that's a solid idea. plus the LED would be sooo much brighter

  • The YouTube Actor
    The YouTube Actor 5 months ago +2

    Hey Spencer and McKenzie! I’m a huge fan of your channel! I usually watch your next video as soon as it is released! Just had a quick idea that Spencer might appreciate, and it’s fairly cheap to make too… I’m not entirely sure if this would work, but I was thinking that instead of him having to turn each solar panel handle one at a time, he could probably buy a long metal pole and drill five holes in it, and then insert the five handles into the five holes on the pole, this way he can just crank all five panels at once using the pole, to make life easier :) It’s just an idea! Keep up the great work! I love your videos!

  • AMY Z
    AMY Z 5 months ago

    ALWAYS impressed with you two!!! Congratulations on, well, just EVERYTHING!!

  • Mustafa H
    Mustafa H 5 months ago

    So proud of the two of you. Hope I can build my own family Home one day.

  • Deidre Spencer
    Deidre Spencer 5 months ago +1

    It's amazing to see what you two have achieved ... not only your house, but the solar array as well. Congratulations on a job well done. Love from Australia. 🥰

  • John Do
    John Do 5 months ago +57

    It always put a smile on my face when I see Beau in the background just doing her thing contributing to her father's work

  • Angela Domann-Bolduc
    Angela Domann-Bolduc 5 months ago +41

    Beau = adorable!! My Dad put solar panels on our house in the 1980's. I recall people thinking he was nuts. No, My Dad was just ahead of his time. We lived in the country too. I am ready to live in the country again and follow along the off the grid path. What you both have created for your family is remarkable! I hope you are able to enjoy your beautiful home for many years with your beautiful family.

    • Elaine Tsialafos
      Elaine Tsialafos 4 months ago

      These videos have just been remarkable! I just discovered them today and watched from the beginning to now. What an amazing job. Incredible how much work to make this fantastic home. Hats off to you both. Please just be careful with the kids and that little lake in front of the house; I'm a worry wort. Wishing you all a wonderful happy life. Love from Athens, Greece. ❤️🇬🇷

  • mayris gonzalez
    mayris gonzalez 5 months ago +1

    It always put a smile on my face when I see Beau in the background just doing her thing contributing to her father's work

  • docanaheim55
    docanaheim55 5 months ago +1

    Trim work has a degree of finality, it's the capping of a roof. It's the time of seeing and enjoying of all the work you finished. With lifetime builders like me it's just a pat on the back and a job well done.

  • Stephen Webb
    Stephen Webb 5 months ago

    I have enjoyed watching this all come together. Amazing job you guys!

  • Pet Pawteek
    Pet Pawteek 5 months ago +79

    Geesh, that thing is huge! You’re whole house is hidden behind it. What a relief to check that project off the list. Well done!!

  • Sharron
    Sharron 5 months ago +3

    You should be so proud to have off grid energy and take advantage of the sun. I'm curious; For nearly the same power, is there an option to set up the same number of panels with 2 rows, each at half the height of what you have there?

    • Rev'dUpArtist
      Rev'dUpArtist 5 months ago

      @Sharron -- Are you thinking longer instead of higher? The answer is yes, IF, you have enough unobstructed south facing land to erect it.

  • Larry Werring
    Larry Werring 5 months ago +12

    I assume that, when your batteries are full, the energy being created by the solar panels is wasted. Before having that old hydro pole removed, I would consider exploring what it would take to sell your excess power to the hydro company. It might be worth a small investment in getting reconnected to the mains.

    • Rev'dUpArtist
      Rev'dUpArtist 5 months ago +1

      @Larry Werring -- I was thinking exactly the same thing. Plus it could be a safety net, just in case y'all get really weird for too long...after all y'all are in Texas. 😉

    • Kathy USA-Iowa
      Kathy USA-Iowa 5 months ago +1

      Definitely‼️ 👌

  • Carline Thompson
    Carline Thompson 5 months ago

    Please keep posting especially when home is finished, love to see your family grow.

  • All Day Day Dreamer
    All Day Day Dreamer 5 months ago +2

    Super cool guys. So happy for you. I hope to one day enjoy the feeling of .. beating the system. The closest I've ever come to beating the system is maybe once in awhile ... getting a buy one get one free chicken sandwich but something tells me, solar power is a lot more rewarding :)

  • Debbie I DI
    Debbie I DI 5 months ago +38

    You are getting so close to completely finishing your lovely house! Can’t believe it - I’ve been following you from the beginning, and am so proud of you both! 💖

  • Theresa Weller
    Theresa Weller 5 months ago +1

    What a wonderful journey it's been! Thanks for allowing us to come along! I'm very proud of Spencer and all he's learned along the way! A Renaissance Man! And two babies! You've certainly had your hands full. Thanks for sharing this exciting part of your lives with us!❤

  • Gee Davia
    Gee Davia 5 months ago +4

    I love the fact you guys took the time to address some-
    Questions/Concerns from the peanut gallery....
    I wondered why you guys hadn't done much trim work? It's Kind of tedious but something that could've been done on rainy days or when you were waiting on delivery orders of other products. Locking down Solar is huge. Hope you guys have given your *HEATING* *SYSTEM* a test run? Cold Wave could hit at any time...
    It's seems unfair were in the 20's while you guys are in tee shirts.
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful & Kenzie got a chance to throw down in her new kitchen.

  • Darcy Scott
    Darcy Scott 5 months ago +1

    You guys are amazing! The both of you should be so proud of what you have accomplished! The solar system itself is quite an ordeal, considering that most people have no idea how to install one! Amazing job! 👏👏👏 have a good week!
    From Northwestern Vermont

  • John Goldschmidt
    John Goldschmidt 5 months ago

    You two truly belong to each other...I could watch you for hours...Thank you for what you give to us.

  • Cindy M
    Cindy M 5 months ago +7

    Y’all did such a beautiful job with your Container home from the beginning to now!!! 👍It’s just so beautiful.

  • Tala Peanut butter
    Tala Peanut butter 5 months ago +1

    I’m in awe at what you have accomplished! Bravo!

  • Shakina Riley
    Shakina Riley 5 months ago

    This will be such a happy home to be in,am loving how things are going, God bless you guys 👍

  • Betty Courson
    Betty Courson 2 months ago

    I love these guys. I’ve watched several episodes again and again. My favorite couple.

  • [Marghreta]-H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve

    Since you are off Grid totally and now rely on the sun, have you ever thought of building a wind mill to produce power at night or during a rain storm where the wind picks up?

  • Shari Bushnell
    Shari Bushnell 5 months ago +35

    I love when the little things come together , and it's great to have the freedom to totally live off grid . And just a little advise with kids don't be quiet in the home when I brought my girls home I cleaned and vacuumed right by there cribs played the tv or had a radio on during their nap times . They will sleep better and you don't have to feel you have to walk around or not to be able to do anything. Anyways love you all

    • Collieco Form
      Collieco Form 5 months ago +1

      I did the same with all three of mine. Vacuum, stereo, whatever. They got used to normal household noises including A doorbell that could wake the dead! Yes, they are still heavy sleepers and they are all grown now with kids of their own!

    • Penny 2014
      Penny 2014 5 months ago +2

      Shari I did the same thing when my kids were babies. Makes it so much easier to get things done while they nap. They could sleep through anything.

    • Motorhome Mac
      Motorhome Mac 5 months ago +1

      👍

    • Patti D Krause
      Patti D Krause 5 months ago +7

      I agree...my 8 children grew up with lots of music being played during the day, including nap time. If kids don't get used to sleeping with noise, they'll have trouble sleeping thru noise when they're older.

  • Mildred November
    Mildred November 5 months ago

    I'm really in awe of you guys... your house looks amazing.. i enjoy watching your videos can't wait for the next one🙌❤️

  • Ella Jones
    Ella Jones 5 months ago

    I just love everything you all have and are doing look forward to seeing more

  • Darkman9478
    Darkman9478 5 months ago +1

    I’m happy for y’all that y’all are living off the grid. I plan to myself one day soon.

  • Loppy Lou
    Loppy Lou 5 months ago

    I am in awe of all that you two have done. Really great!

  • Roberta Cotton
    Roberta Cotton 5 months ago

    This whole off series has been so inspirational! Glad to see how close you are to being done. If, with home ownership, you are ever really done. Congratulations!

  • Linda Wood
    Linda Wood 5 months ago

    You guys are wonderful. I look forward to you each week. I am in my 70's & if my husband was still alive & we were a LOT younger you would be our guide. Thank you bunches

  • Charlene Richardson
    Charlene Richardson 5 months ago

    Loved seeing your little ones. They are growing so fast!

  • rajanorazlina rajakamil

    Congrats. I've been following your channel from the beginning.
    At last a beautiful home. Great job. Congrats to both of you. Hard work finally pays.

  • Sarita Sowell
    Sarita Sowell 5 months ago +11

    Wow! That’s a massive Solar system…
    Everything is absolutely beautiful

  • Melanie Eaton
    Melanie Eaton 5 months ago +1

    Love your videos! Congrats on the finished solar and the trim!!!