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  • Recent Uploads | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics videos ordered by most recent, including "DIY Mountain Board", the "Sunken Greenhouse" series, and "DIY Gabion Walls".
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  • Popular Videos | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics most popular videos, including "DIY Mountain Board", the "Sunken Greenhouse" series, and "DIY Gabion Walls".
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  • Sunken Greenhouse Project | homesteadonomics Play all

    All the videos in the homesteadonomics Sunken Greenhouse Project series.
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  • Gardening / Permaculture | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics gardening and permaculture videos, including "Rainwater Harvesting - Home System Tour", "Rainwater swale for fruit trees - Desert Permaculture", and "Culvert Cistern Tour - Rainwater Harvesting DIY".
    • Rainwater Harvesting - Home System Tour - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 850,607 views
      Here is a tour of my whole house rainwater harvesting system that accounts for approx. 90% of my family's needs here in the Arizona Sonoran desert. If you are interested in rainwater harvesting I ...
    • Rainwater swale for fruit trees - Desert Permaculture - Duration: 5 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 88,459 views
      Update to my rainwater fruit tree project where I use some permaculture techniques to water my fruit trees. Hopefully you might be able to incorporate something similar on your own home, homestea...
    • Culvert Cistern Tour - Rainwater Harvesting DIY - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      • 100,415 views
      Here is a quick tour of my DIY culvert cistern I built to harvest rainwater. It is a great project for a homesteader, urban gardener or anybody with an interest in rainwater collection. Thanks fo...
    • Scrap wood bee hives and a BEE Update! - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 46,476 views
      Here is a quick update of my bee project where I caught 4 bee swarms this spring and relocated them into 4 DIY scrap wood top bar bee hives. The hives are a bit junky and I'm still very new to bee...
    • Chicken Coop Rainwater Harvesting System - How to - Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 178,520 views
      Here is a quick How-To tour and demo of my chicken coop rainwater harvesting system. It's pretty simple to build using inexpensive PVC pipe and some roof flashing as makeshift gutters. Thanks for...
    • DIY Garden Gate with Half-Lap Joints - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 74,921 views
      Here's a quick video of some garden gates I built using half-lap joints that were made with a circular saw. It's makes for a very strong and clean looking gate and doesn't require any super specia...
    • Trying to catch bees with Swarm Traps: part 1 - Duration: 7 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 109,266 views
      Trying to catch a swarm of bees with some off the cuff hive traps. This is an experiment that I'm trying as I've recently seen bees swarming in my area, specifically near my house. Hopefully I ca...
    • Catching Bees Part 2 - Spring Project - Duration: 4 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 45,602 views
      Here is Part 2 of the Bee Swarm Trap series. My goal was to capture bees that were trying to build a hive in my house and transfer them to my top bar bee hive. So far the Swarm traps have been a ...
    • Swarm to Topbar Hive: Catching Bees part 3 - Duration: 9 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 43,186 views
      Here is a video of me transferring my Bee swarms to topbar hives from my swarm trap/ bait hive boxes. The topbar hives are of Kenyon and Tanzanian style and made quickly from readily available scr...
    • Active Bee Swarm Capture: Catching Bees Part 4 - Duration: 5 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 20,927 views
      I captured an active Bee Swarm under a group of mailboxes and relocated them to one of my quickly built Top Bar Hives. This is another part in my 'Catching Bees' series where I have gotten into be...
    • Corrugated raised beds for my garden - New Style! - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 148,509 views
      Building some new DIY corrugated raised beds for my garden. This style has no bottom board, therefore hopefully limiting wood rot and adding termite resistance.
      Overall I'm happy with the results ...
    • DIY Gate Latch - for my garden fence - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 96,001 views
      Here is a quick video showing how I made a self-locking gate latch for my garden. I used scrap metal that I cut from an 'L' bracket, a couple nuts/bolts/washers and a small spring. Maybe this mig...
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  • Rainwater Harvesting | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics rainwater harvesting videos, including "Rainwater Harvesting - Home System Tour", "Rainwater swale for fruit trees - Desert Permaculture", and "Chicken Coop Rainwater Harvesting System - How to".
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  • DIY Projects | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics DIY projects, including "Making a curvy balance board", "Rainwater Harvesting", and "Axe handle with pallet wood".
    • Making a curvy balance board - Daddy Project - Duration: 7 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 118,123 views
      This is how I made a Waldorf style curvy balance board for my daughter. It's a great motor skills development tool/toy for kids to help improve both physical as well as cognitive development. I u...
    • Rainwater Harvesting - Home System Tour - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 850,607 views
      Here is a tour of my whole house rainwater harvesting system that accounts for approx. 90% of my family's needs here in the Arizona Sonoran desert. If you are interested in rainwater harvesting I ...
    • Axe handle with pallet wood - Duration: 9 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 131,226 views
      Making an axe handle out of pallet wood for the Sterling Davis Pallet Upcycle challenge. I was inspired by the Jimmy Diresta aluminum axe handle video and I wanted to try something a little differ...
    • Cabinet from a Pallet - Essential Oil Shelf - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 59,749 views
      Making a DIY cabinet/shelf for my wife's essential oils out of pallet wood. This is an entry into the Sterling Davis pallet up cycle challenge for 2015. Hope this might give you an idea for your ...
    • Culvert Cistern Tour - Rainwater Harvesting DIY - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      • 100,415 views
      Here is a quick tour of my DIY culvert cistern I built to harvest rainwater. It is a great project for a homesteader, urban gardener or anybody with an interest in rainwater collection. Thanks fo...
    • Swing with a Chainsaw - For my little Girl - Duration: 6 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 8,233 views
      Using a chainsaw to make a swing for my daughter on a recent camping trip. The main tools were a chainsaw and chisel with a little help from a hatchet and nails. Overall, it was a fun project and...
    • Scrap wood bee hives and a BEE Update! - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 46,476 views
      Here is a quick update of my bee project where I caught 4 bee swarms this spring and relocated them into 4 DIY scrap wood top bar bee hives. The hives are a bit junky and I'm still very new to bee...
    • Rebuilding a welding mask- Kydex and Leather - Duration: 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 42,418 views
      Here is a quick video of me rebuilding a vintage welding mask with leather and kydex. Unconventional tests at the end of the video ;)
      Thanks for watching!

      I own 100% of the audio and visual cont...
    • DIY Garden Gate with Half-Lap Joints - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 74,921 views
      Here's a quick video of some garden gates I built using half-lap joints that were made with a circular saw. It's makes for a very strong and clean looking gate and doesn't require any super specia...
    • Mallet handle from a mesquite log - Duration: 8 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 7,542 views
      Here is me making a new handle for a mallet from a mesquite log. It was a project for my friend Brian who had an old craftsman mallet/sledge with a worn out handle. I used a chainsaw to rough out...
    • DIY farmhouse bed for my daughter - Duration: 9 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 368,068 views
      Here is how I made a farmhouse style 'big girl' bed for my daughter. The design for this bed was inspired by the "farmhouse bed with drawer storage" from anawhite.com. I made a few tweaks from t...
    • Chicken Watering: Tour and Install of my gravity fed system - Duration: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 274,443 views
      I've received so many great questions about my gravity powered chicken watering system that I figured I'd give you a quick tour and show you how to assemble one yourself:) Thanks for watching!

      #c...
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  • Chickens | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics videos on chickens and chicken care, including "Chicken Coop Rainwater Harvesting System", "Chicken Watering: Tour and Install of my gravity fed system", and "Chicken Coop Tour - Solar, Food, Water, Security".
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  • Bees | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics videos about bees and bee catching, including "Trying to catch bees with Swarm Traps: part 1", "Catching Bees Part 2 - Spring Project", and "Swarm to Topbar Hive: Catching Bees part 3".
    • Trying to catch bees with Swarm Traps: part 1 - Duration: 7 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 109,266 views
      Trying to catch a swarm of bees with some off the cuff hive traps. This is an experiment that I'm trying as I've recently seen bees swarming in my area, specifically near my house. Hopefully I ca...
    • Catching Bees Part 2 - Spring Project - Duration: 4 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 45,602 views
      Here is Part 2 of the Bee Swarm Trap series. My goal was to capture bees that were trying to build a hive in my house and transfer them to my top bar bee hive. So far the Swarm traps have been a ...
    • Swarm to Topbar Hive: Catching Bees part 3 - Duration: 9 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 43,186 views
      Here is a video of me transferring my Bee swarms to topbar hives from my swarm trap/ bait hive boxes. The topbar hives are of Kenyon and Tanzanian style and made quickly from readily available scr...
    • Active Bee Swarm Capture: Catching Bees Part 4 - Duration: 5 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 20,927 views
      I captured an active Bee Swarm under a group of mailboxes and relocated them to one of my quickly built Top Bar Hives. This is another part in my 'Catching Bees' series where I have gotten into be...
    • Prickly Pear Mead Part 2: Bottling, Sweetening, Tasting - Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 7,962 views
      Here is the second part of my process to make mead from honey and prickly pears both harvested off the land surrounding my house.

      Here is a link to part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewtBZ...
    • Prickly Pear Mead - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 11,312 views
      Here are my steps that I've taken to make a mead out of some prickly pears around my house and local honey from the mountains behind my house. The recipe is from Charlie Papazian's book "Complete ...
    • TopBar bee hive honey harvest - first time How to - Duration: 4 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 46,692 views
      Harvesting honey from my top bar bee hives that I built this past spring to house 4 feral bee swarms that I was able to capture. It has been a super fun learning experience and I'm happy that I'm ...
    • Bee Hive Repair - How to fix a Top Bar Hive - Duration: 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 7,857 views
      Here is a 'how to' video of me fixing a cracked side wall on one of my scrap wood top bar bee hives. Not perfect, but the job got done and hopefully will last a couple more years. Please let me ...
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  • Pallet Projects | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics pallet project videos, including "Axe handle with pallet wood", "Cabinet from a Pallet - Essential Oil Shelf", and "Scrap wood bee hives and a BEE Update!".
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  • Home Projects | homesteadonomics Play all

    All of homesteadonomics projects for your home, including "Making a curvy balance board", "Cabinet from a Pallet - Essential Oil Shelf", and "DIY Garden Gate with Half-Lap Joints".
    • Making a curvy balance board - Daddy Project - Duration: 7 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 118,123 views
      This is how I made a Waldorf style curvy balance board for my daughter. It's a great motor skills development tool/toy for kids to help improve both physical as well as cognitive development. I u...
    • Cabinet from a Pallet - Essential Oil Shelf - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 59,749 views
      Making a DIY cabinet/shelf for my wife's essential oils out of pallet wood. This is an entry into the Sterling Davis pallet up cycle challenge for 2015. Hope this might give you an idea for your ...
    • DIY Garden Gate with Half-Lap Joints - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 74,921 views
      Here's a quick video of some garden gates I built using half-lap joints that were made with a circular saw. It's makes for a very strong and clean looking gate and doesn't require any super specia...
    • DIY farmhouse bed for my daughter - Duration: 9 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 368,068 views
      Here is how I made a farmhouse style 'big girl' bed for my daughter. The design for this bed was inspired by the "farmhouse bed with drawer storage" from anawhite.com. I made a few tweaks from t...
    • Bathroom Shaving Shelf from Pallet Wood - How to - Duration: 9 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      • 168,669 views
      Here is a how-to/diy bathroom shaving shelf that I made out of pallet wood. It's a simple project that anyone can make and I think looks great too! Basic tools and a little creativity are all tha...
    • Pallet shelf with secret compartment - Speakeasy Rustic Style! - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 450,510 views
      I've always been fascinated by the ingenuity of hidden compartments in things, especially during the era of prohibition. Here is my rendition of a picture shelf using pallet wood...Speakeasy Style...
    • DIY Fire Pit with Steel & Stone - Duration: 9 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 470,192 views
      Here is how I make my Fire Pit with steel, stone and masonry sand. A super simple and unique project that can be enjoyed for years and years to come. The steel will develop a light rust in a year...
    • DIY step stool for my daughter - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 33,679 views
      Here is a quick video of how I built a kids step stool for my daughter. It became a 'daddy project' when we couldn't find the right size for our needs. Maybe this project will give you an idea fo...
    • Cabinet Door Opener - Kick to Open - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 55,965 views
      Here is a simple 'home hack' modification I made to the cabinet door for our trash bins. It's great for those times when you need to throw something away but have dirty hands... like during meal p...
    • Bracelet for my Wife - DIY atlas shrugged style - Duration: 7 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 4,980 views
      Here is a project that I made for my wife. It's an opposing trapezoid bracelet with a little survival flare! Think ferro rod in the clasp;) Maybe it'll give you an idea of something you can make...
    • Kids Balance Beam - DIY Christmas Gifts for my Nieces - Duration: 5 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 50,590 views
      Here is a quick video of how I made some nice little balance beams for my nieces. Maybe this might give you an idea of something you can do for that great little child in your life! An inexpensiv...
    • Drill Press Lathe - Making a Shaving Brush Handle - Duration: 8 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 23,702 views
      Here is a quick video of using a drill press as a lathe to make a shaving brush handle. Although not an ideal setup, this will give you an idea of what you can accomplish with an ordinary drill pr...
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