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

This was the busiest month yet! at Cerro Gordo! Tons of progress around the town this month. I officially broke ground on the American Hotel thanks to a lot of support, salvaged a ton of wood from a neighboring ghost town, took the scariest trip down the Union Mine yet, and a lot more!

Thank you all so much for the support of the town and subscribing! It means the world to me. I have set up a Patreon for those interested in more content, live video AMAs, exclusive Polaroids from me, and supporting more content around the town! www.patreon.com/ghosttownliving

You can follow my journey on Instagram: brentwunder...

VOLUNTEER FORM: forms.gle/2Y5U1xR8xEoqZ8vh7

Mailing Address: PO Box 490, Lone Pine, CA 93545

Thank you all so much!

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

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

    • 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.)

    • 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!

  • Absolutely fascinating. I'm a retired chemistry teacher with health issues so there just isn't anything I can think of helping you with. I wish there was. That would definitely put some life into retirement. I'll definitely be watching to see how the project goes. I wish you great success.

  • You have lost a lot of weight.

  • not going to lie the last bit of this video is a real bloody tearjerker. words spoken from the heart.

  • Really man, hat off. I can only imagine what a sense of freedom you have got there. I really don´t understand what kind of people put their thumbs down on these videos. Only a handful of people would have the courage to live there. It goes without saying that there haunts, believe it or not. It would be great to get to explore that place. Why have you wanted to buy a place like that? what is your plan? Greetings from Finland :)

  • man I m from the Balkans,EU and I d love to come and help.. great place. The sheer amount of space is something I d love to see experience.

  • I would love to volunteer but i live in australia

  • 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

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

  • keep rebuilding! I can't wait to visit

  • Rebuilding or burning down?

  • 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

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

  • You're so cute and cool

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

  • I would like to volunteer as well!!!

  • OMG, wow 👏

  • you should build a saloon!

  • Yay :)

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • This was so great to watch.

  • 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.

  • Craig is such an amazing man. So brave.

  • 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?

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

  • ROY= Rely on yourself!

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

  • Another great video! Keep up the good work :)

  • 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

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

  • 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?"

  • You should put the gofundme link on every video.

  • 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.

  • Is there any real purpose here.

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

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

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

  • This could only happen In the USA , love it !

  • brent@cerrogordomines.com his email !!

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.)

  • 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) 👍

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

  • Your Vehicle Registration Sticker expired over 2 years ago lol

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

  • awesome to see the Diesel Brothers!!!

  • All you need to keep prime is a foot valve

  • Must be nice to have super rich parents.

  • What year was that bunkhouse renovated?

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

  • 👍

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

  • 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

  • You must pay Craig a ton.

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

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

  • One of the solutions to solve water problems: m.uzfire.info/camera/video/iYCsiaeez7aSmWY

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Cool

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

  • 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*

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

  • 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

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

  • 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!!!!

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

  • 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!!

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

  • Craig has balls of titanium! Sheeesh!

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

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

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

  • 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!

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

  • Perhaps I can volunteer as a $Patron supporter?

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

  • 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 UZfire payroll. Dude, you’re the man with no game. Thanks for the amusing entertainment.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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!

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

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

  • Out chasing your down drone.

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

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

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

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

  • Take a nap.

  • I’ve already seen your three station.

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

  • 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