I've Been Rebuilding A Ghost Town For 15 Months!

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  1. Ghost Town Living
    Ghost Town Living
    20 days ago

    If you're interested in helping out around Cerro Gordo, here is the form! forms.gle/2Y5U1xR8xEoqZ8vh7

    1. Chef Kelly
      Chef Kelly
      8 days ago

      i hope u get lots of help, if i lived closer i would definitely help out.

    2. K B
      K B
      11 days ago

      Oh I so want to come volunteer. Not only do I have my own motorhome but I also come with my own tools. Not only do I know how to work on remodeling homes but we also come with my ex-wife/ best friend who does small engine repair (so does my 11 year old. BUT.... "🥁🥁🥁🥁" I also happen to be a nurse! I would really love to find out more in regards to your volunteer need and would love to bring my family out to work camp for several months. (I am also a need-to-be homesteader and have a LOT of that knowledge.)

    3. westcoastwaterscapes
      18 days ago

      Love the Video's! The voltage drop over the 700' of electical cable and connections will cause your pump amperage to rise(heat rise) and could be the cause of these issues. If you increase the conductor size and decrease the number of connections it will help deliver the correct voltage. Testing voltage under load will give you an idea if this is your issue. I would be happy the help with the formula for voltage drop over that distacne if you supply the name plate of your pump, total distance and ambient temperature. It looked like an extension cord that you plugged into in the video; if so this is almost certainly causing voltage drop over that distance. Stay safe!

  2. nate portnoy
    nate portnoy
    18 hours ago

    I would love to volunteer but i live in australia

  3. bossjs38
    20 hours ago

    I'm here cause of heavydsparks and the boys there channel is awesome but this man right here is legendary already making plans to head out before years end to help out

  4. Oz
    Day ago

    It is your big audacious goals that make us keep coming to watch more

  5. NitraHawk
    Day ago

    keep rebuilding! I can't wait to visit

  6. Christopher Saucedo
    Christopher Saucedo
    Day ago

    Rebuilding or burning down?

  7. HippyCow 100
    HippyCow 100
    2 days ago

    I could’ve identified that belt squick from a mile away. I’ve heard it my whole life with my dad’s cj7. He needs to drive that more, or replace the battery because the alternator is straining

  8. Nic C
    Nic C
    2 days ago

    So so so amazing! Well done to all involved! You are Awesome!!

  9. 🌼Paulina Pi🌸
    🌼Paulina Pi🌸
    2 days ago

    You're so cute and cool

  10. David Murray
    David Murray
    3 days ago

    I haven’t found any negative comments what a wonderful community

  11. Jorge Nunez
    Jorge Nunez
    3 days ago

    I would like to volunteer as well!!!

  12. Miriam Anderson
    Miriam Anderson
    3 days ago

    OMG, wow 👏

  13. Arrestedcape Gaming
    Arrestedcape Gaming
    4 days ago

    you should build a saloon!

  14. Angry potyeto
    Angry potyeto
    4 days ago

    Yay :)

  15. Xbox: Hey Its Vxie
    Xbox: Hey Its Vxie
    4 days ago

    Is the plan to start getting more people to start living in the town eventually?

  16. RB
    5 days ago

    1:40 Looks like he is floating over the ground on the 4 wheeler.

  17. Josue.With.Context
    6 days ago

    Cero Gordo needs a water tower! I think it would be a good addition.

  18. V wittysternraj. V witty
    V wittysternraj. V witty
    6 days ago

    Your Ruftuf Project of Rebuilding that AMERICAN HOTEL in that Desert zone is Like hitting Sharp Nails upon a Old Logs with Strong TRIPLE SHOTS and even my well wishes.

  19. TheSkaireKrowe
    6 days ago

    This was so great to watch.

  20. BunzeeBear
    7 days ago

    Was wondering why you bothered with concrete.? You need inspectors. The town was originally built on a wood foundation(they still do that TODAY) Don't need inspectors. Tarred over wood beams will last 100 years no problem. This is how the town was originally built. It was a surface build, none of this need for heavy equipment & concrete. It would have outlived you.

  21. Hazel O'Dell
    Hazel O'Dell
    7 days ago

    Craig is such an amazing man. So brave.

  22. L Ras
    L Ras
    7 days ago

    How many acres did you buy? Are you thinking about selling this Ghost Town? If you want to buy a Ghost Town what are things to look for and the downfalls. What is the normal price of a Ghost Town?

  23. Michael Pass
    Michael Pass
    7 days ago

    Take nap on your way up! You all did the cement work done with no beer!

  24. Michael Pass
    Michael Pass
    7 days ago

    ROY= Rely on yourself!

  25. maarten252
    8 days ago

    man i wish i lived there, i would totally help you out with my narrow skillset!

  26. Andrew Birkett
    Andrew Birkett
    8 days ago

    Another great video! Keep up the good work :)

  27. 2b2t11
    8 days ago

    Hey just curious were you by any chance from Texas at any point The truck you were driving over in this video had a Texas registration so just curious Love your videos

  28. Andrew Birkett
    Andrew Birkett
    8 days ago

    I appreciate that you cared about preserving the old wood and protecting the old tree around the building.

  29. Taylor Meyers
    Taylor Meyers
    9 days ago

    Seriously, Why?? Why do you waste money on a ghost town? People left for a reason, people aren't coming back just cause one guy wasted his life savings on a lost cause. Make a better use of your life, as of right now your legacy is: "Hey, remember that one idiot that wasted a shit ton of money trying to rebuild a worthless ghost town?"

  30. Cherish Today
    Cherish Today
    9 days ago

    You should put the gofundme link on every video.

  31. fancieanne chase
    fancieanne chase
    9 days ago

    Ok, I'm a retired 70 year old woman with a few disabilities. I'm sure these imperfections would provide entertainment; Nobody can walk with a limp and fall down like I can, any openings? Where were you when I was younger, you are having so much fun and helping so many people by providing a purpose. Thank you.

  32. Buba Joe
    Buba Joe
    9 days ago

    Is there any real purpose here.

  33. Lino
    9 days ago

    Super cool that the truckers help 💪 greeting to all the people that help

  34. Gary
    10 days ago

    Brent, do you have to pay California property taxes? Love these videos.

  35. B P
    B P
    10 days ago

    Very cool! Don't forget to wear a helmet on that bike :)

  36. zenoist2
    10 days ago

    This could only happen In the USA , love it !

  37. William Griffin
    William Griffin
    10 days ago

    brent@cerrogordomines.com his email !!

  38. mason Kamolvathin
    mason Kamolvathin
    10 days ago

    I’m only a teenager; However, can the water pump turn into a chain system? one pump up to another and so forth.

    1. dip narayan
      dip narayan
      9 days ago

      been thinking the same idea

    11 days ago

    1st instead of using lumber get a 3d printer houses and buildings are being built with this technology already at only 1/3 of the price plus if you set up a crypto currency mining facility powered by solar or wind and accept crypto In your town as a currency you will have a very successful town that will grow into a City

  40. ghost protocol
    ghost protocol
    11 days ago

    Love your videos, found you on YT yesterday, binge watched for 5 hours after work. lol.

  41. K B
    K B
    11 days ago

    Oh I so want to come volunteer. Not only do I have my own motorhome but I also come with my own tools. Not only do I know how to work on remodeling homes but we also come with my ex-wife/ best friend who does small engine repair (so does my 11 year old. BUT.... "🥁🥁🥁🥁" I also happen to be a nurse! I would really love to find out more in regards to your volunteer need and would love to bring my family out to work camp for several months. (I am also a need-to-be homesteader and have a LOT of that knowledge.)

  42. reedi30
    11 days ago

    What a great project, loving your enthusiasm and so nice to see a community spirit. Look forward to see how it all turns out. 👍 (please wear a helmet though on that dirt bike, loose road + speed isn’t going to do your noggin any favours should you fall off) 👍

  43. Nun Ya
    Nun Ya
    11 days ago

    Oh man, you all didn't save the windows?

  44. GeneralChurch
    11 days ago

    Your Vehicle Registration Sticker expired over 2 years ago lol

  45. Carlos Hernandez
    Carlos Hernandez
    11 days ago

    Wao this is the freaking most humbling experience I have seen yet on UKwill man!! I love this shit!!!!🙏🏻❤️

  46. Craig Horton
    Craig Horton
    11 days ago

    awesome to see the Diesel Brothers!!!

  47. david mispel
    david mispel
    12 days ago

    All you need to keep prime is a foot valve

  48. Sammy Mcguinn
    Sammy Mcguinn
    12 days ago

    Must be nice to have super rich parents.

    1. Enclave Tech support
      Enclave Tech support
      11 days ago


  49. Shawn Peterfesso
    Shawn Peterfesso
    12 days ago

    What year was that bunkhouse renovated?

  50. milo mullins
    milo mullins
    12 days ago

    The scale of that work is insane. Easily hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of labor just to pour some concrete.

  51. Alex
    12 days ago


  52. DormantGames
    12 days ago

    I wonder if you can get a pizza delivery up there for folk to enjoy after work

  53. T Linger
    T Linger
    12 days ago

    I may be able to volunteer in s Sept and or Oct., But the form is for July aug.? Should I have filled it out anyway? Love what you are doing there,you have a great vision. Thank you for video

  54. WCH
    12 days ago

    You must pay Craig a ton.

  55. DebeshSuvat
    12 days ago

    Lol "86' maybe 100'?" "No, about 200' or so."

  56. Nigel Heffernan
    Nigel Heffernan
    13 days ago

    This guy has a net worth of 4 million dollars plus his investors money 💰

  57. Lapz Lanhs
    Lapz Lanhs
    13 days ago

    One of the solutions to solve water problems: m.ukwill.info/window/uHuwhqWZobaSxWc/video

  58. Nick nack patty wack show
    Nick nack patty wack show
    13 days ago

    Hey man serious question,. Can I come live on your land I'll work I'm a welder

  59. IcyLucario
    13 days ago

    Wow. Dang that got really inspirational near the end. Way to go on all this. Way to go on the words of wisdom.

  60. Bladebow
    13 days ago

    have someone look into the legalities of having the town identified as a working community again that would open you up to apply for grants to fully rebuild the town. send me an email i have a few ideas you might like lbarnaikjr@gmail.com

  61. coke
    13 days ago

    Who else thinks this whole idea of being stuck in a ghost town would make a really cool RPG game

  62. Andrew Thomas
    Andrew Thomas
    14 days ago


  63. bryan ford
    bryan ford
    14 days ago

    Nothing!! works harder than a man with a vision. and nothing is more beautiful to behold!!

  64. nik Lazz
    nik Lazz
    14 days ago

    Watching your videos gave me new hope on humanity! Incredible dedication, big props from Central America! *really hope I can make it one day, but something tells me you will be booked for at least 5y*

  65. Garett Castle
    Garett Castle
    14 days ago

    So heart warming to see so many volunteers who share your love for Cerro Gordo showing up to rebuild her. 🥰

  66. Xhatz
    14 days ago

    Very good video again! I discovered your channel very recently and I've been watching your videos continuously for a few days now haha. I was wondering about the water, do you treat it or is it clean when it comes out, and how can you know? Also, is the water in the tank getting dirty over time? Thank you for your amazing videos, and cheers from a french nomad :P

  67. Michael
    14 days ago

    1:54, he find some real dwarves living up in those mines?

  68. Azucena Gonzalez
    Azucena Gonzalez
    14 days ago

    I smiled sooo big when i saw the trucks with all the machinery!!!! How exciting!!! Here for the journey!! Big thanks and appreciation for Dave!!!!

  69. Jake Gibson
    Jake Gibson
    14 days ago

    This is one of the coolest things happening on the planet. Thank you Brent, and everybody helping this man out.

  70. Trisha Jennum
    Trisha Jennum
    14 days ago

    I just watched your Halloween video. I wonder if the ghost town Darwin had any ghosts and if you could be adding ghosts to Cerro Gordo by reusing lumber from Darwin? Idk. It is good you’re recycling what you can, especially with the cost of lumber nowadays being scarier than ghosts!!

  71. xeamum ceo
    xeamum ceo
    14 days ago

    You remind me of a friend, man do I miss him

  72. Elyorbek Khudaybergenov
    Elyorbek Khudaybergenov
    15 days ago

    Craig has balls of titanium! Sheeesh!

  73. S and L MV
    S and L MV
    15 days ago

    Cage limit - 4 persons with discrepancy for swollen testicles. Ba doom tissss. 🥁

  74. Jim Brown
    Jim Brown
    16 days ago

    What's happening here is a beautiful thing. God bless everyone involved. 💙

  75. CozyCouch
    16 days ago

    what happened to you? you look so skinny... please be healthy i love to watch your video....

  76. enkrypt3d
    17 days ago

    You need to replace that entire hoist with a legit elevator and then run some fiber optic cable down the shaft to establish proper comms!

  77. enkrypt3d
    17 days ago

    Do you have AC up there? it's going to be 130 this weekend!

  78. Mrs. Onyango
    Mrs. Onyango
    17 days ago

    Perhaps I can volunteer as a $Patron supporter?

  79. Mrs. Onyango
    Mrs. Onyango
    17 days ago

    I appreciate your determination to rebuild the old time town. Very exciting journey to watch. I wish I could volunteer!

  80. Kreg Yung
    Kreg Yung
    18 days ago

    Brent, you remind me of a bloodsucker. Your babbling doesn’t impress me. You appear to be a taker without a conscience. Life is a two way street. If you’re offering interest in your town for those who donate time a resources, please inform viewers. Otherwise, get a haircut and clean up your act. Go look for some Levi jeans in one of your mine shafts? If you’re not gay bring in a pretty woman to back you up and add spice to your bloodsucking channel. Even if you have to put her on your UKwill payroll. Dude, you’re the man with no game. Thanks for the amusing entertainment.

  81. Alfred Misterka
    Alfred Misterka
    18 days ago

    I would like to say God bless you and your jurney to rebuilding american West amen

  82. Alfred Misterka
    Alfred Misterka
    18 days ago

    If every old town Was rebuild in american we could relive the old west back in the 1800 God bless america and your children Amen

  83. Morning Dove
    Morning Dove
    18 days ago

    You couldn't pay me enough to go down in that mine😱😳

  84. Eddy Martin
    Eddy Martin
    18 days ago

    Few things in construction can be as satisfying as fresh concrete in place! Brent, what you accomplished in the past year can only bode to what Cerro Gordo will look like a year from now. I shared your pain on that heart-wrenching post of June 18, 2020, and now I and 1.1 million Subs get to witness your success. Well Done!

  85. John Redwine
    John Redwine
    18 days ago

    Brent, may I ask what the new drone is that you use now? Thanks for sharing the town with us

  86. Michael Pass
    Michael Pass
    19 days ago

    I’m suprice you all didn’t take the windows out.

  87. Michael Pass
    Michael Pass
    19 days ago

    Out chasing your down drone.

  88. Andrew Travers
    Andrew Travers
    19 days ago

    Ur “pumped” about water......ha ha good one.

  89. Paul H
    Paul H
    19 days ago

    Did you have to worry about asbestos or anything like that when taking down the structure

  90. Dylan Straub
    Dylan Straub
    20 days ago

    How in gods name do you pay for all of this?

  91. Michael Pass
    Michael Pass
    20 days ago

    Thank you Dave Sparks and his crew and all the other volunteers.

  92. Michael Pass
    Michael Pass
    20 days ago

    Take a nap.

  93. Michael Pass
    Michael Pass
    20 days ago

    I’ve already seen your three station.

  94. Stray Cat
    Stray Cat
    20 days ago

    Good luck with the build ! I wish I was younger I’m a jack of many things !

  95. Hot Wheel man Raven
    Hot Wheel man Raven
    20 days ago

    Artesian well pump about 400 bucks at Home Depot and Lowe's then have a tank up top with another pump more than fine will have 65 lb pressure

  96. Hot Wheel man Raven
    Hot Wheel man Raven
    20 days ago

    Put a foot valve on that one inch pipe that's why you losing your prying star football I need to Charlie a bigger pump

  97. galaxyincubus
    20 days ago

    water has been back for 4 weeks ?

  98. Josh Steven
    Josh Steven
    20 days ago

    i just wanna come and rebuild all the old engines and equipment seems really fulfilling good dang job man

    20 days ago

    It was a little sad to see the cabins being taken down in Darwin my father was a miner there in 1955 when I was born and we lived in the miner housing there in Darwin my Mother went into labor and my father had to drive her all the way into Lone pine so she could deliver twins my sister and I in 1955, Darwin was my first home. Your video took me back and it was a little sad to see some of the cabins go down in Darwin but I was glad the lumber was being use at Cerro Gordo another place I love , I now live in Santa Rosa Calif, haven’t been able to get back to see the area for a few years now, hoping to visit one day in the near future, thanks for working so hard to preserve so much history that would have been lost.

  100. Topi R
    Topi R
    20 days ago

    To think 100yrs from now people will be looking at history your making 🙂