Minimalism Videos


Watch the latest videos from YouTubers giving tips and advice on minimalism and lifestyles.

Part 1 - Shed to Tiny House/Art Studio - LIGHT IT ALL ON FIRE! Tiny House from the ashes of a shed? We're starting over - I've amassed too many tools and materials as my business has grown and ALSO need more space…

My Conch Piercing Experience! - Pain, Cleaning & Healing This video is all about my conch piercing experience! How painful was it to get a conch piercing? How long is it going to take for it to heal? Would I recommend…

1600 A-Frame She Shed/Tiny House in Australia With an added small bathroom, this little Queensland A-frame cabin could make for very…

Essential Travel Packing Tips & Hacks for 2019! We're Mat and Danielle, and welcome to the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel. Since 2012 we've been drastically simplifying our lives from a 4-bedroom house down to a small camper van.

A Tiny House with a Private Office - What's YOUR Call? Deek Diedricksen hang with the team from Cornerstone Tiny Homes while at the United Tiny House Festival in St. Augustine,…

Wind turbine cars, whimsical houseboats & bikes of Oskar de Kiefte Oscar de Kiefte sees unfinished work where others see products. He's reworked the conventional auto with his Wind Turbine Car, backwards Porsche, plastic…

How To Rv To Alaska On A Budget We've traded in our house for RV living full time! Join us as we share our continual struggle of letting go of clutter so we can embrace life.

Helix Piercing Update! You are not going to believe what happened!!! This is my helix piercing update! I got my helix pierced 6 months ago and figured it's time for an…

Random Salvage: Jayne Mansfield signed Photo - in the TRASH!? Many are saying its Jayne Mansfield. And what is the story behind this locker that we found on the side of the road? En route to Home Depot…

Super Affordable Off-Grid Tiny House Built With Old Fence Palings Building a tiny home using salvaged or reclaimed materials can be an amazing way of keeping the cost down. If you're prepared to put in some extra work,…

Check out this Gorgeous Renovated VW Volkswagen Bus! Just posting this amazing Volkswagen bus as its so well done/well kept that I'd love to see it find a new home.

Why I became frugal and why frugal living rocks! This video is all about why I became frugal and why frugal living rocks! My frugal journey started in 2014 and I haven't looked back… #Frugal #FrugalLiving…

The $3000 Buck Truck - Retired Man's RV Tiny House Conversion Meet Dale Betz - A retiree who found the tiny house circuit, caught the travel bug, and lives in his own self-built box truck tiny house conversion. This $3000 used…

Living In An Rv Changes The Way You Think About Buying Things We've traded in our house for RV living full time! Join us as we share our continual struggle of letting go of clutter so we can embrace life.

A $5000 Shed as a Tiny House? Worth it? Deek Diedricksen stumbles upon a sheds-to-go display yard in southern New Hampshire and checks out two $5000 sheds that might have tiny house or cabin…

He turned a JUNK Camper into a Tiny House Building Workshop! Meet Chris Strathy, a Norh Carolinian builder and designer, that saw that a Jayco junk camper had a little more life left in it. Chris's restored and…

Deek's HUGE Time Lapse mural painting Derek "Deek" Diedricksen shows us an art piece - his last in the studio he rented. This free…

Nailed It! Buying The Ugliest House In The Neighborhood We've traded in our house for RV living full time! Join us as we share our continual struggle of letting go of clutter so we can embrace life.

Woman Living Fully Off-Grid for 2 Years in a Tiny Yurt Beige has been living fully off-grid in Canada in her small yurt for over 2 years. She has no electricity, she uses a wood stove for heat, and to cook. Her tiny home…

Coder finds DIY analogic solutions to improve SF small loft Never much of a tinkerer, when Max Heinritz moved into the biggest San Francisco apartment he could afford - a 678-square-foot loft shared with a roommate-,…

Minimalism and Piercings I can't help but smile as I am writing this. Minimalism and piercings. What's the deal? In September 2017 I posted a video announcing that I got my septum…

Tiny House Designed To Be Elderly / Disability / Mobility Friendly Unfortunately that gift also comes with it's own burdens, often meaning a lack of mobility and thus a loss of independence.

School Bus Converted in to House Is Couple's Plan to Never Be Homeless Roman and Annie renovated a school bus into a gorgeous Tiny House so that they will never be without a home. Follow Little Groundhog:…

"Built Suzy Tough" One woman's UNDER BUDGET Tiny House Story Suzy Beckwith is certainly an inspiration. She built and designed her own tiny house on wheels, AND came in under budget. While she hadd…

9 FOOT CEILINGS in this CREATIVE Tiny House Skoolie! Deek talks to Chris from Blackstone Builders in GA about his newest build "The Home Skooler", a tiny house AND a skoolie in that he…

Great & Frugal Body Jewelry Brands This video is all about great frugal body jewelry brands! Picking the right body jewelry is incredibly important. Body jewelry is something that I'd never skimp on!

My minimalism journey: Minimalist apartment walkthrough The 12 days of minimalism concludes here! I must admit I may have pushed myself too hard and chosen quantity over quality but I really wanted to give back a…

Searching For And Prepping A Home Base For Our Airstream Rv We've traded in our house for RV living full time! Join us as we share our continual struggle of letting go of clutter so we can embrace life.

Eagle Scout Homesteader WOOD STOVE FIRE starting trick - EASY! Here's a VERY easy and unique way to get a good wood stove fire going with one single match to heat your home the easy way. Tiny House Builder Derek…

Happy New Year 2019! We're Derrick and Paula from Ontario, Canada. After getting married in the summer of 2014, we decided to give up our apartment, move into a campervan, and travel across this magnificent country of ours.

Minimalist journey: December donations! Happy New Year's Eve and welcome to day 11 in this series! Wow, did I have a bunch of junk to let go of this month! Stay tuned for a house walkthrough and the…

PINCHme Unboxing video! Mystery box Day 10 is something totally new for my channel: an unboxing video in which I open 9 different mystery products from PINCHme! Check out PINCHme for yourself…

Meden agan": small island getaway seeks old Greek simplicity On the boat from Athens to a camping trip on Kea Island, Takis Yalelis began sketching a house that explored “the threshold between what is camping, what is…

Tour This $400 Craigslist Rv Remodeled Into A Beautiful Home Take a look inside a 29 foot 1970 Holiday Rambler travel trailer that was on its way to the scrapyard before being rescued, reimagined, and remodeled into a…

How I Plan And Organize My Content For YouTube In this video, I talk you through how I plan and organize my content for YouTube. I've been planning my YouTube content this way ever since watching…

Minimalist Journey: 7 tips to remove clutter daily Day 9 contains some tips to remove clutter as you go about your day. By implementing habits that reduce clutter, it makes things easier to keep simplified and…

The Top 5 Tiny Houses of 2018 In this video, we explore our top five living big tiny house tour videos of 2018. This year, we have visited so many incredible tiny homes and it was certainly tough…

A new look at New Year's Resolutions! 12 Days of Minimalism: Day 8 Day 8 is about the upcoming year: how to assess last year's goals and taking a fresh look at the concept of resolutions. All images are courtesy of Pixabay…

12 Years of Full-Time Travel on a Budget! Woman Shares Her Experience We're Mat and Danielle, and welcome to the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel. Since 2012 we've been drastically simplifying our lives from a 4-bedroom house down to a small camper van.

12 Days of Minimalism: Day 7 - Bathroom walkthrough and clutter clean out Due to popular request, day 7 in this series takes you on a walkthrough of my bathroom as I declutter and transform it into a clean, welcoming,…

Frugal VS. Cheap - 7 Major Differences In this video, I am going to talk about frugal vs. cheap. Frugality is oftentimes confused with being a cheapskate, which is a shame, really. These two lifestyles…

Rv Life Is Full Of Firsts // Attending Nomadfest 2018 There are many opportunities to make firsts happen while traveling full time. Going to new places, seeing new things, and meeting new people are only the…

Merry Christmas from Back To Reality! We're Derrick and Paula from Ontario, Canada. After getting married in the summer of 2014, we decided to give up our apartment, move into a campervan, and travel across this magnificent country of ours.

Thank you + Happy 2019! I just wanted to wish you all happy holidays and a wonderful 2019! In today's video, I reflect a little and share how I usually feel about this time of the year.

How to Release “Limiting Beliefs” Learned From Childhood Positivethoughtoftheday @melissaalexandria01 on instagram melissaalexandria.com.

On building one's own dream home as an 8-year desert odyssey Fresh out of architecture school, Aaron D'Innocenzo wanted to test out his belief that with proper orientation and materials, he could build a home, even in the…

Piercings I Plan On Getting In 2019 This video is all about piercings I plan on getting in 2019! I've made a previous video about this and finally decided what I'll definitely be getting pierced in 2019.

12 Days of Minimalism: Day 6! Tips for de-stressing as Christmas approaches Day 6 is a bit of a rambling "blog" type video, but I was feeling stressed with Christmas preparations today, and I know I'm not the only one. Hopefully this video…

Minimalist 12 Days of Christmas: Day 5! Jewelry box clutter clean out - minimalism donations Day 5 and I have another clutter clean out video. This time I stumbled upon a treasure trove of junk! Not only did my necklaces need a major overhaul, but it…

Vegan Cheese That Doesn't Suck Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas. I tried vegan cheese that doesn't suck!!!!!! Woohoo! Just a little FYI, this is not a sponsored video, Cath did not ask me to…

Building with Hemp – An Incredible Natural Insulation & Sustainable Material Anthony from Art du Chanvre has built over 45 houses using hempcrete as a natural and sustainable insulation material. Hempcrete is made with a mix of hemp…

Incredible TINY HOUSE Transforms into a Traveling Theater Jesse and Nora built a beautiful Tiny House that also doubles as a traveling theater, so they can host performances around the country to places in need.

12 Days of Minimalism: Day 4! Walkthrough organizing trinkets and decluttering shelves Welcome to day 4, a little late but worth the wait! In this video I sort through my trinkets on various shelves. Most people have a junk drawer, I had a…

The Living Big In A Tiny House Christmas Special 2018 It's that time of year again! In this weeks episode, things get Christmasy at the tiny house as the elves set about decorating our tiny home on wheels. Thanks to all…

Minimal Waste Travel Essentials This video is all about my minimal waste travel essentials! These are items that I've been using to reduce the amount of trash that I do produce, when on the road…

Positive Thought of the Day Positivethoughtoftheday melissaalexandria.com @melissaalexandria01 facebook.com/melissaalexandria01.

Giant Shapes, Gadgets & Goofs At The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta A little too much excitement in the Airstream over Dawn Patrol causes a mishap. Still, we see hot air filled shapes galore and share our go-to…

3 Steps to Get Out of A Bad Mood - Fast! Whenever I get into a bad mood or feel sad, annoyed and frustrated - this is exactly what I do to get myself feeling good again. Subscribe to this Channel for…

Out Of Detroit - One Couples Tiny House Van Dwelling Dream Derek "Deek" Diedricksen talks with the duo from "Gone Vananas" about their van conversion - an ultra tiny…

Get Ready With Me The cruelty-free vegan products I used today: bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Shade: 03 Bare Linen…

Gift giving - Family and Friends - Minimalism - Sustainability Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 16! Our approach to dealing with gift giving when it comes to family and friends. I am very excited and also slightly…

Used Shipping Containers Transformed Into an Epic Off-Grid Cabin We spent two nights in this epic off-grid oceanfront cabin that's built with 3 used 20ft shipping containers. It's on a gorgeous beach in Portugal just north of Lisbon…

"I Wasted A Bunch Of Money And Deeply Regret It" - MINIMALIST MONDAY! I wasted a bunch of money and deeply regret it. A lot of us have probably been there so let's talk about it. Music: Stand by me by Ema Grace #MinimalistMonday…

Eco friendly & Zero Waste Gift Wrap Ideas Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 16! A few ideas on low waste, zero waste and eco friendly gift wrapping for this holiday season. I am very excited and…

An INSIDER'S LOOK Into the HOMES of Full-Time RVing FAMILIES While at the Balloon Fiesta we tour the homes of other full-time RVing families, see the modifications they make to their rigs, and learn ways they make RV life…

A peek into the family that shaped space-adapting furniture A half century ago the Colombo family took the ugly wall bed and remade it into something stylish, easy-to-use and a lot more than just a moving bed. In the…

Minimalist Travels & Lives out of Small 19L Bag - Packing for 2.5 Months Tom Bihn Synapse 19 In this video, I share everything that is in my Tom Bihn Synapse 19, a small 19-liter backpack that I have been living and traveling out of full time…

What It's Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person HSP - Part 2 I consider myself to be a Highly Sensitive Person. According to Elaine Aron's research, 15 to 20% of the population is highly sensitive. A highly sensitive…

Zack Giffin of Tiny House Nation's NEW "Zack Rabbit" Drill Tool Zachariah Giffin, host of the tv show "Tiny House Nation" talks to us about his brand new, patented, drill bit holster tool "The Zack Rabbit". Zack and Deek also…

Christmas Movie Nostalgia Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 14! Let's chat Christmas Movies!!! What were your favourites growing up? What are your favourites now? What do…

Minimalist 12 days of Christmas: Day 3! Creating lasting holiday traditions Day 3 in my "12 Days of Minimalism" series. This video focuses on how to combine our favorite traditions from our past with our own special holiday traditions to…

Simpler Greener Mummy DITL Visit Gingerbread City with us! Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 13! Hang out with me in this DITL with a festive visit to the museum of architecture's Gingerbread City. I am very…

Planting 1500 Garlic Cloves in our new Flipped-Sod Raised Beds We're Derrick and Paula from Ontario, Canada. After getting married in the summer of 2014, we decided to give up our apartment, move into a campervan, and travel across this magnificent country of ours.

Our first vegan christmas dinner! Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 12!!!! It's almost time for our first Vegan Christmas Dinner!! Here's what I am planning on making for our family.

Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home This off-the-grid home in Adelaide, Australia is something completely different! An Earthship is a radically sustainable and self-sufficient building which uses a…

10 Ways To Save Money On Groceries My grocery budget is usually between $100 to $200 per month. Let's talk about 10 ways to save money on groceries. The size of my budget is of course hugely…

Sustainable, Eco friendly stocking fillers 2yo 5yo Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 11!!!! Would you like to see what's in my kid's eco friendly christmas stockings? Keep watching!

Is Albuquerque's BALLOON FIESTA On Your RVing BUCKET LIST? Morning glow, mass ascension, a meet-up, and watching the balloons fly over our Airstream make kick-off day of the International Balloon Fiesta one of the…

DIY Tiny Home Automation Progress We've made some progress on our smart tiny home system. This is a fully DIY home automation project using an Arduino at the core.

Reusable Christmas Crackers Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 10!!!! Take a look at these eco friendly and fabulous Reusable Christmas Crackers by Keeo This Cracker:…

Minimalist 12 Days of Christmas: Day 2! Minimalism travel tips to pack the perfect suitcase Day 2 in my "12 Days of Christmas for Minimalists" series. This video focuses on packing tips for traveling home for the holidays or any other time of the year.

A Simple Christmas Budget Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 9!!!! Do you budget for Christmas? Want to find out how much do we budget for Christmas? Keep watching!

Does Minimalism Affect How And What I Eat? - MINIMALIST MONDAY! Does minimalism affect how and what I eat? Food and minimalism is what I get asked a lot about and I figured it's time to make a video about it. It's a rambly one,…

Trying A NEW WAY to RECEIVE PACKAGES While FULL-TIME RVing We get our Airstream settled in with other full-time families at the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM and try a new strategy for…

Eco friendly & Sustainable Christmas Card Alternative Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 8!!!! Need an eco friendly, sustainable christmas card option? Keep watching! Thanks Greenvelope for letting me…

Boeing retiree finds meaning inventing micro homes & high speed trikes Videos about simple living, self-sufficiency, small homes, backyard gardens, alternative transport, DIY, craftsmanship and philosophies of life.

What It's Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person - Part 1 This video is all about what it's like to be a highly sensitive person. According to Elaine Aron's research, 15 to 20% of the population is highly sensitive.

Minimalist 12 Days of Christmas: Day 1! Giving and Receiving Gifts for minimalism living Day 1 in my "12 Days of Christmas for Minimalists" series. This video focuses on tips on giving and receiving gifts that won't clutter you or your loved one's lives.

Why we no longer give christmas gifts to each other. Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 7!!!! Watch Stu and I chat about why we no longer gift each other christmas presents. The 5 love languages - There…

Spending too much? 10 Steps To Starting A Shopping Ban! 10 Steps To Starting A Shopping Ban. If you are buying things you don't need it might be time to implement a shopping ban. I am currently…

Uni Grad's $US12,000 Eco Tiny House After graduating from university, this entrepreneurial young couple kick started their next phase of life by building an incredible eco tiny house together! Support…

Tiny House Family Cut Their Expenses by 80% Through Downsizing! Brandon and Jana built a Tiny House to live a more intentional and fulfilling life with their kids and ended up dramatically reducing their financial burdens.

Easy DIY Play Doh - Festive cinnamon and orange scented. Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 6!!!! I am very excited and also slightly terrified to be participating in Vlogmas so I hope you'll follow along and…

2nd Lobe Piercing Update! I figured it's time for a lobe piercing update! I got my 2nd lobe piercings on 14th July and so it's been a little over 4 Months. Well, it's been almost 5 months to be…

Sustainable Christmas Gifts 2yo 5yo Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 5!!!! I am very excited and also slightly terrified to be participating in Vlogmas so I hope you'll follow along and…

FIVE upcoming Tiny House and Skoolie Festivals in 2019! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen talks to John Kernohan, about his upcoming Tiny House Festival in New Orleans, while we also mention other…

Young Man Builds Super Cheap Tiny House with Clever Elevator Bed Tyler is an engineering grad who built a budget-friendly DIY tiny house to give himself the gift of a debt-free home, and because he enjoyed the challenge of…

Vegan Gingerbread House Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 4!!!! I am very excited and also slightly terrified to be participating in Vlogmas so I hope you'll follow along and…

10 ways to have a slow, simple, stress free Holiday Season. Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 3!!!! I am very excited and also slightly terrified so I hope you'll follow along and support the channel over the next…

8 Tips for Living With Someone Who Isn't A Minimalist - MINIMALIST MONDAY! This video is all about 8 tips for living with someone who isn't a minimalist. It's a question that I've been asked quite a few times and I figured it's time to put…

Nashville Couple converts a Tiny House Van for under $5k There are quite a few fun built-ins and transforming / moving elements to this tiny house van conversion - one built by Daniel and Rachel Messick from Nashville,…

Sustainable Christmas Tree and Decorations Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 2!!!! I am very excited and also slightly terrified so I hope you'll follow along and support the channel over the next…

Upgrading Our CAMERA GEAR While RVing in Santa Fe, NM After giving our Airstream RV a much-needed bath, we get a taste of New Mexico, do some gear shopping, see historic Santa Fe Plaza, and find ourselves in…

Intersection of rurex & philosophy: visiting Heidegger's hut Can a place change how we think? “At most a city-dweller gets 'stimulated' by a so-called 'stay in the country', wrote German philosopher Martin Heidegger.

5 Myths About Minimalism That Really Bug Me This video is all about the 5 myths about minimalism that really bug me. There are so many myths surrounding minimalism and these are just some of my…

Sustainable Advent Calendar Welcome to A Simpler Greener Vlogmas Day 1!!!! I am very excited and also slightly terrified so I hope you'll follow along and support the channel over the next…

Shopping Ban Update! - 2 MONTHS I started a yearlong shopping ban on 1. October and this is my second shopping ban update. Expenses - September:…

Spacious DIY Off-The-Grid Tiny House This spectacular off-the-grid tiny home on wheels in Australia is a true beauty! Constructed as a do-it-yourself build, the house is designed to be open and…

How to Change Your Self-Image Have you been dealing with low self esteem? These 4 Steps will show you how to transform your self-image and change the way you see yourself.

Helix Piercing 4 Month Update! This is my helix piercing 4-month update! I got my helix piercing on 7th July 2018 in Chengdu, China at Temple Tattoo. My helix piercing experience:…

How This 'AHA' Moment Changed How I Deal With People Have you ever had an 'AHA' moment? I'm going to share with you part of the book "The Fifth Agreement" By Don Miguel Ruiz that had a huge impact on my life…

FORTY tiny houses with floor plans… "Micro Living" Derek "Deek" Diedricksen talks about his brand new book "Micro Living" - a look at 40 tiny houses that are livable - bathrooms, kitchens, heat,…

The "Cadillac" of Tiny Houses - Literally. A DIY Car Camper For all the van dwellers, sprinter van converters, rv enthusiasts, or camper addicts, here's a rather unique spin on tiny house living - a DIY converted Cadillac.

10 Tips On Mindful Consumption #MakeChangeNow Mindful consumption is all about being aware where your money is going and how your purchase decisions are affecting…

How to Stop Caring What Other People Think About You You can enjoy your life so much more when you stop letting other people's opinions about you effect how you feel. I'm going to share with you some tips on how…

Dealing With Each Other's Quirks While Living In Our Airstream Rv After a must-do hike at Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico where we discover hoodoos and slot canyons, we explore how living in a tiny house like our…

RV park as NorCal’s first legal tiny house village? Park Delta Bay advertises as “the only legal Tiny House community in Northern California”. There are now 10 tiny homes on wheels parked here - among 65…

Extreme Minimalists Living Full-Time in a Pickup Truck Camper MAK and Owen are a couple of super talented designers who are currently living in the camper shell of a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. They're minimalist…

I Am On A Yearlong Shopping Ban And Here's Why I am on a yearlong shopping ban and here's why. Lots of you have been asking me why someone who is already super frugal would want…

Morocco Travel Guide Itinerary: Sahara Desert GLAMPING, Fes & the Iconic Blue City! Follow along as I travel to the best sites in Morocco on this 7-10 day itinerary. Full Details on this Morocco Itinerary:…

Victorian House renovation Update So here is an update on some of the house reno work we have been doing on our Victorian property. I'll film some other areas of the house soon…

Life On The Road In An Ex-Ambulance Camper This week we give you a full tour of our ambulance camper which we use travel and camp all over North America! Support our show:…

10 Simple Habits For A Successful Shopping Ban This video is all about 10 simple habits for a successful shopping ban. If you are buying things you don't need it might be time to implement a shopping ban.

My 2019 Word of The Year & Why I Don't Do Resolutions? I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

Have You Been Struggling to Start Your YouTube Channel? This Will Help! Looking to start your new YouTube channel? Here's what I've learned over the past 3 years on Youtube. This is the full list of everything I mentioned in this video:…

6 Reasons To Avoid Black Friday #DisruptBlackFriday Black Friday, a great American tradition that is popular in the United States and beyond. It's the most amazing day of the year. We've had a beautiful…

4 Things That Drain Your Energy & How to Fix It Do you feel tired even when you've had a full night of sleep? Or find yourself feeling unmotivated and lethargic and don't know why? Here are 4 things that could…

Visiting MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK While RVing In Our AIRSTREAM We enjoy camping in the scenic Pacific Northwest, take a hike on a nature trail in majestic Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, and say our "see you…

I Quit Fast Fashion - 3 Years Later! An Honest Update I quit fast fashion 3 years ago. I ended up quitting fast fashion after watching the True Cost, a documentary about the clothing we wear, the people who make…

Modern tiny home finds place between 2 converted alpine barns Architect Enrico Scaramellini took a narrow void between two former stables in the Italian Alps and turned it into a tiny holiday home. He named the skinny house…

Simpler Greener Mummy Life update Chatty Chat Life update chatty chat - sorry for not posting in a while, had some devastating news and have been trying to get back to a semblance of normality. Our house…

Mini "Root Cellar" from broken freezer We're Derrick and Paula from Ontario, Canada. After getting married in the summer of 2014, we decided to give up our apartment, move into a campervan, and travel across this magnificent country of ours.

Off-Grid Artisan Tiny House Built To Escape Wildfires With his last 28ft tiny house on wheels he managed to pull it just out of the way of the wildfires which swept through California in 2017.

VIPASSANA MEDITATION - My struggles + solutions I practice vipassana meditation and absolutely love it. That being said, my morning sessions come a little easier to me then my evening ones and in this video,…

Off Grid MOON lamp for Astronomy Nerds! Tiny House / Simple Gifts? Check this a really cool contoured model of the moon that lights up - in two different hues too, with adjustable brightness!

Minimalist Favorites 02 - Books, Places & More Another minimalist favorites video! This is Minimalist Favorites 02 - Books, Places and More. I haven't done favorites videos in years and figured it's time to bring…

My Journey To Self-confidence. These are 4 life lessons I've learned that have helped me become a more self-confident woman. I'm sharing some of my life experiences with the hopes that they…

What's THE RIGHT TRAVEL PACE For Living FULL-TIME In An RV? We move every few days with our Airstream RV, but our pace isn't the only way. Rig size, budget, work schedule, and climate help determine the right travel style…

Ski town turns car park into vertical farm for local jobs/food For most of the year the soil in Jackson, Wyoming is iced over and the town's produce is trucked in. Nona Yehia and Penny McBride wanted to bring fresh…

Winterizing Tiny House Water Supply Winteriscoming so we are winterizing our tiny home's water supply to prevent freezing. Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages,…

My Retired Items Spreadsheet Welcome to my Retired Items Spreadsheet ! I am so thrilled to be sharing this with you! A retired items spreadsheet is great for anyone…

The Ultimate Off-Grid VAN LIFE in Sprinter Van with a HUGE Solar System Wes and Savana have been van dwellers for the past few years, and with their solar energy business, they were able to create the ultimate Sprinter van…

Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Watch This. WATCH THIS if you need some ideas and motivation for finding your dream career. There are so many opportunities out there online especially if…

Jay Shafer's Stunning $5,000 Tiny House Jay Shafer is a man who many know as the Godfather of the modern tiny house movement. It was 20 years ago now that he build his original tiny house on…

Shopping Ban Update - Frugal Living At Its Best! I started a yearlong shopping ban on 1. October and this is my first shopping ban update. Hint: I am absolutely loving it! Expenses September:…

Why I Cried Happy Tears When I Found Out CoverGirl is Going Cruelty-Free As a vegan, I cried happy tears when I heard that CoverGirl went cruelty-free. This has to do with a lot more than makeup… it means that…

Awesome Tiny House Boat Tour - Man Living on the Water Denis Tremblay, a.k.a The Wakefield Pirate, lives on a stunning houseboat he built with reclaimed materials. He's a creative who builds furniture, hardware, and…

6 Little Habits That Will Instantly Make You Happier Here are some easy practices to add to your daily routine that will make you feel happier. Doing one or more of these daily can really affect how you feel and…

Woman Builds a Skoolie Tiny House! - WIN it for only $20! Want a chance to win a tiny house skoolie WHILE helping out a great cause, well, while you can, pick up a raffle…

Pros & Cons Tragus Piercing Let's talk about the pros and cons of a tragus piercing! I am so glad that I got a tragus piercing and freakin' love it! Everyone's pros and cons are going to be a little…

Believe In Yourself - It Will Change Your Life. You will transform your life when you begin to truly love yourself, believe in your worth and potential and make decisions from that knowing. I love you for…

EXPLORING SEATTLE, WA While TRAVELING With Our Airstream RV With our transmission issues resolved, we set out to see the sights in Seattle. We visit historic Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, the gum wall, and take a ride…

5 Questions To Ask Before Starting A Shopping Ban This video is all about 5 Questions To Ask Before Starting A Shopping Ban! I started my yearlong shopping ban in October 2018. Blog post:…

FIVE easy ways to dismantle/take apart free pallets Derek "Deek" Diedricksen shows us FIVE ways to take apart free forklift pallet wood, and what to look for, or avoid, when choosing your free wood for DIY…

How I Broke My Shopping Habit This video is all about how I broke my shopping habit. I used to be obsessed with shopping until I wasn't. Apologies for the rushed ending - my SD card was…

Pros & Cons: Septum Piercing Let's talk about the pros and cons of a septum piercing! Septum piercings are freakin' beautiful and everyone's pros and cons are going to be a little bit different.

Modern TINY HOUSE with Kids! They Saved Big on Mortgage by Downsizing their Home Hannah and Josh downsized to a Tiny Home with their two children after not being able to afford a regular house in a neighborhood near…

Heal Chronic Pain Naturally with the Pathways App I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

Van Life - Solo Woman Living & Working in an Epic Sprinter Van Conversion Katie is a solo traveller living full time in a van, and funding her travels with freelance writing and marketing work. Free 2-month Skillshare trial for the first 500…

Dealing With TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS In CANADA While RVing From ALASKA While making our way through Canada with our Airstream RV, we begin to experience transmission issues and have a couple travel firsts.

Tiny House Propane Appliance Maintenance Our Suburban propane furnace and Atwood tankless water heater are overdue for a checkup, especially since #winteriscoming ⏵SUBURBAN NT-20SEQ…

10 Tips On How To Create A Successful Shopping Ban October I started a yearlong shopping ban and in this video, I am sharing with you 10 tips on how to create a successful shopping ban of your own.

8 Ikea Table Gets a Graffiti Monster Art Treatment - Flipping Roadside Junk Artist and tiny house/tree house builder Derek "Deek" Diedricksen takes a cheap Ikea table and gives is…

Live Halloween Special On Twitch! Follow Jake and Kiva's entire tiny house build, as well as tiny house tours, interviews, vlogs, and other resources!

I Only Buy Clothing Twice A Year And Here's Why I only buy clothing twice a year and here's why. I've have been doing this for yeeeeeeears. While I've addressed this in quite a few of my videos I've actually…

Create Virtual Tours of Tiny Homes This tutorial shows how to capture the images that we need to make a virtual reality tour of your tiny home or other small space.

Minimalist Favorites 01 - Books, Places & More My favorites videos are back! This is the first one of many to come! Minimalist Favorites 01 - Books, Places and More. - Beyond the breath by Marshall Glickman…

Plant Hardiness Zones, Annual Rainfall, and Other Important Information We're Derrick and Paula from Ontario, Canada. After getting married in the summer of 2014, we decided to give up our apartment, move into a campervan, and travel across this magnificent country of ours.

Tiny House Drainage Follow Jake and Kiva's entire tiny house build, as well as tiny house tours, interviews, vlogs, and other resources!

Does TAKING THE CASSIAR HIGHWAY Live Up To The HYPE? // RV Alaska As we aim our Airstream RV south from Alaska, we travel the beautiful and winding Stewart-Cassiar Highway through British Columbia.

Used Shipping Container Turned into Minimalist Micro Cabin - Full Tour in 4K Full tour of a DIY micro cabin built inside of a used shipping container. We spent a night sleeping in this tiny house at the Repère Boréal eco resort in Quebec,…

Why And How I Plan All My Purchases A Year In Advance Yes, I plan all my purchases a year in advance. At the end of every year, I sit down and plan all my future purchases, my "approved shopping list". Why would…

Thrift Haul: Blazers "Not only does buying secondhand enable you to help the environment, reducing the demand for clothing means that you are contributing to reducing labor in…

Why I stopped filming book videos + update This video is all about why I stopped filming book videos. I love reading books and I am so thrilled that you have been enjoying my book recommendations!

Solo Mother With Teenage Daughter Builds Amazing Tiny House This week we visit the amazing home of an inspiring solo mother, who built an amazing tiny house on wheels where she now lives together with her teenage…

The Hidden Secret to Beautiful Skin It's completely natural and makes a huge difference in how you look. If you do this for at least a month, it will transform your skin and overall appearance. You've…

VIPASSANA MEDITATION - "I can't meditate for more than 5 minutes" "I can't meditate for more than 5 minutes". I feel you. I've been there, done that. Learning the technique of vipassana meditation is what changed it all for me.

The Courage to be Disliked How much do you care what others think of you? When you stop letting their judgement of you determine how you live, you can experience a new level of being…

Why I Shop Secondhand For Clothes Hi Guys, today I'm sharing my love for secondhand clothes with you. There are so many benefits to buying clothing at charity shops, Goodwill stores, vintage…

New Book Launch Today on Indiegogo: How to Save the World by Katie Patrick Fun and practical zero waste living tips presented by environmental engineer, Katie Patrick… Download the world's most epic zero waste manual here 'Detrash Your Life in 90 Days' for 215 pages of tips, recipes, data, products and inspiration as PDF here https.

What's the Right Way to SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS While RVing in ALASKA? We tow our Airstream RV to Paxson, AK and then trek southeast to Tok, Destruction Bay, Whitehorse, and beyond chasing the Northern Lights.

Modern prefab keeps Mediterranean character & sense of place For forty years the JEC family has been growing their “mas” from a basic 45m2-square structure to a sprawling space of out-buildings:…

Why I love sleeping on the floor This video is all about why I love sleeping on the floor! I've now slept on the floor quite a few times and figured I'll share with my experience with you.

My New Book Launching on Indiegogo Tuesday 10am PST I've been busy writing a new book! It's called How to Save the World and it's launching on Indiegogo this coming Tuesday 16th October at 10am PST. I'm so…

337 lbs of Potatoes! NO digging, NO watering, and VERY LITTLE work! We're Derrick and Paula from Ontario, Canada. After getting married in the summer of 2014, we decided to give up our apartment, move into a campervan, and travel across this magnificent country of ours.

Gorgeous School Bus Conversion - Now an Adventure Home on Wheels! Jordan and Sam Page downsized, converted a school bus into their home on wheels, and joined the Bus Life. Follow on Instagram:…

Tiny House Trailer Bumpouts Follow Jake and Kiva's entire tiny house build, as well as tiny house tours, interviews, vlogs, and other resources!

Reusing WORTHLESS Old Baseball Cards - a Fun Art Project A project for fun, Cub Scout meetings, art class at school or whatever…. Derek "Deek" Diedricksen shows off some…

VIPASSANA MEDITATION - Why I meditate 2 hours per day I started practicing vipassana meditation in May 2018 and haven't looked back. It's my aim to practice 2 hours of vipassana meditation every single day and…

How can I combine minimalism with being a maker? MINIMALIST MONDAY! Today's Minimalist Monday episode tackles the following question "How can I combine minimalism with being a maker?" In this episode, I am sharing my tips on…

My Approved Shopping List - My Yearlong Shopping Ban This is my approved shopping list. That's everything that I, as of right now, intend to buy the next 12 months. Of course, life happens and this list is by no means…

BMX rider builds around purpose: small home, big bike ramp Since he was a kid, Ooti Billeaud had wanted a backyard BMX ramp, but neither his parents nor future landlords were interested, so when he finally purchased…

My decision to become Vegan. I made the decision to become Vegan in February of 2018. Here's my story. Feel free to ask questions and leave comments below. My name is Kate and it's a…

Instant Raised Garden Beds by Flipping Sod: Expanding our Garlic Patch We're Derrick and Paula from Ontario, Canada. After getting married in the summer of 2014, we decided to give up our apartment, move into a campervan, and travel across this magnificent country of ours.

Scary Tiny House Moving Day. We Barely Made it! I moved my Tiny House from a mountain in Oregon to an island in Washington via a ferry and a VERY steep gravel hill. Trouble along the way!

Tiny House Bathroom Sink We show the installation of our bathroom sink and talk about the pros and cons of how it's been working out in our tiny home.

1 Year Conch Piercing Update! It's finally healed? This video is all about my 1 Year Conch Piercing Update! In this 1-year update video I'll talk you through the healing process, difficulties I experienced and how I…

What I Ate Today ft. Ozen 500 Vacuum Blender The Pado OZEN 500 is a modern capsule inspired design vacuum blender. The true seal technology creates a vacuum condition to reduce oxidation, browning…

Park YOUR Tiny House on this land for only $150 a month… All about Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, Backyard Art Studios, Houseboats, Campers, and DIY thrift, salvage, and re-use. "RelaxshacksDOTcom" is hosted by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, former host of HGTV's "Tiny House Builders" and "Extreme Small Spaces", and author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks", and "Microshelters".

Home is where the heart is, is it not? - MINIMALIST MONDAY! "Home is where the heart is" is something that I live by and 100% embrace. Home is where the heart is, is it not? This episode of MINIMALIST MONDAY! is all…

The Rules for my Yearlong Shopping Ban These are the rules for my yearlong shopping ban. In this video, I am going to give you a very brief overview of the most important rules. For a complete list of…

Simple & Easy Camper Van Solar Power for Off-Grid Van Life Check out the super simple solar power set-up we installed on our new camper van roof! If you're interested in the Kodiak, get 20% off with our 'exploringsolar'…

6 Things We LOVE About OUR RV LIFE // CELEBRATING 100K YouTube SUBSCRIBERS 100000 YouTube subscribers is a big milestone for us. Thank you for following along and being part of our journey.

Pick your modular segments & click them together After a couple decades creating theater sets in Amsterdam, Oep Schilling and his company of makers Fiction Factory, put their CNC expertise and resources into…

You Guessed It! Just for a laugh ;) Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and beyond.

How to build a DIY "Giant Redneck See Saw" at Tiny House Summer Camp We decided to build a giant, DIY, see saw in the woods, and for VERY little money too - using discount wood and supplies on hand for the sixteen footer that can…

Low Waste Camping with kids I took the kids camping in the Summer to an alternative home education camp, we had a blast! I managed to keep it pretty low waste - here's how… Zero waste…

Back To Nature Living In A Beautiful Tiny House Tent This young family are doing things a bit differently! They gave up their city lives in Southern California to live a debt free and simple life, close to nature in a…

My Yearlong Shopping Ban I decided to do a yearlong shopping ban! Frugal living is my default and a shopping ban sounds like a fun challenge! That being said, the next 12 months are not…

Checking Out the ALASKA STATE FAIR While BOONDOCKING in Our Airstream RV Animals, produce, fair food, and a lumberjack show are all part of the fun at the Alaska State Fair. Afterward, we tell Hensley our big news. Nik Recreation Site GPS:…

Are we done having children? Are we done having children? Today I chat about our decision and some of the reasons behind that decision. My name is Kate and it's a pleasure to share my…

'No Poo' Method Revisited: Using Rye Flour! How to use rye flour as a shampoo alternative. If you have been following me for a while you'll know i've tried alot of different 'no poo' methods including bicarb…

How To Explore Tiny Houses In Virtual Reality Follow Jake and Kiva's entire tiny house build, as well as tiny house tours, interviews, vlogs, and other resources!

You are decluttering & feeling stuck? - MINIMALIST MONDAY! Another episode of MINIMALIST MONDAY! You are decluttering and feeling stuck? This episode is all about that! So you are decluttering and feeling stuck?

Woman Living in a Tiny House to Achieve Financial Freedom - Interview & Tour We're Mat and Danielle, and welcome to the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel. Since 2012 we've been drastically simplifying our lives from a 4-bedroom house down to a small camper van.

What's the Scoop on BOONDOCKING & CAMPGROUNDS While RVing in ALASKA? Before we leave Valdez, we kayak to see epic glacier scenery, stop by Horsetail Falls and consider boondocking or moving on to full hook-ups.

Apple architect picks a small prefab to savor CA countryside When BJ and Danielle Siegel began planning their dream home in the hills of Sonoma County, California, they wanted something light on the land. “Sometimes…

Low Waste Riverford UK Organic Veg Box Delivery I've been using organic veg box schemes for 15years!!! Yikes, I'm getting old ;) Just wanted to share my Riverford organic veg box this week so for…

Rook piercing - 2 Month Update! How's my rook piercing healing? I got my rook piercing on 7/27 and figured it's time for a rook piercing 2 Month update! Have I experienced any difficulties?

We Are Still Alive! With a new tiny house resource being launched this weekend and more videos on their way!! Hope you guys…

House Sitting in Paradise & How much do housesitters get paid? I am currently house sitting in Phuket, Thailand and figured I'll share my experience with you. I'll show you a little glimpse into house sitting in paradise and will…

What GEAR Have We Used While RVing in ALASKA with Our AIRSTREAM? From cameras to bikes, spare fuel to screen rooms, and mudflaps to paddle boards, we cover all the gear we use and some the gear we don't.

Working in the moment: The surprising benefit of pointless work This has been a very challenging summer, filled with family illnesses and other traumatic experiences. As a result, I've been somewhat preoccupied with worry…

Thrifted Board Games Haul Take a look at some of the family board games I've been picking up pre-loved and thrifted from our local charity shops! Recent thrifted book haul:…

I wear my clothing until it smells bad? - MINIMALIST MONDAY! This episode of MINIMALIST MONDAY is all about laundry and clothing. Do I wear my clothing until it smells bad? Minimalist laundry is something that I am…

FREE CAMPING Next to a GLACIER in Valdez with Our Airstream // RV Alaska We settle into Glacier View Park, see icebergs and Valdez Glacier, go looking for black bears, and check out the Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

Everything I've bought in 2018 - Part 1 This video is all about everything I've bought in 2018. Apologies for the long intro! :D In this video, I'll show you everything I've bought between the beginning of…

3 Years on YouTube + New Series! I can't believe that it's been 3 years! I've been on YouTube now for 3 beautiful years, actively creating content and uploading videos almost every week. I freakin'…

Big Fancy TINY HOUSE with BBQ Deck, Three Bedrooms & Every Creature Comfort Lisa and Bruce's Tiny Home, "Summit", is bright and open, with modern amenities and comfortable sleeping space for five!

Suli Box un-boxing - a zero waste, vegan, sustainable UK subscription box. My first ever product review! I hope you enjoy the unboxing, I had a lot of fun sharing this sustainable, vegan, zero waste box featuring all small and independent…

1 Year Update! - Tragus Piercing This video is all about my tragus piercing! I got my tragus piercing a year ago and in this 1-year update video, I'll talk…

What's the ETIQUETTE for MOOCHDOCKING & DRIVEWAY SURFING? // RV Alaska We try not to wear out our welcome in Anchorage before moving on with our Airstream RV to Valdez, AK and a stop at Bridal Veil Falls.

One of the BEST and WORST Parts of FULL-TIME RVing in our Airstream // RV Alaska Making friends along the way is a favorite part of our journey, but the good-byes can be tough. Caravanning, co-camping, and pastries help.

7 Things that I do every day that give me LIFE This video is all about 7 things that I do every day that gives me life! I've mentioned most of these things in heaps of my videos and figured it'd be neat to have…

Future Piercings 2018! These are all piercings that I am considering getting. That's not to say that I am going to get them asap or at all even…

Mom Adopts a Low Waste Lifestyle to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution - Zero Waste Meera is a super fun, inspiring, and down-to-earth teacher and mom who's trying to reduce her waste as much as possible. She is documenting her journey in an…

How Will We RV FULL-TIME in our AIRSTREAM with ANOTHER CHILD? // RV Alaska Marissa's little sister arrives in Homer for a visit and we start trying to figure out what's next for us now that we're expecting Baby Journey.

Saving OLD FLOORING - HOW TO "American Pickers" Salvage style… Architectural Salvage is what they call it - be it old crown molding, trim, baseboards, mantles, or flooring, and in some cases it can VERY much so worth the time…

FLIGHTSEEING and WALKING WITH GRIZZLY BEARS with Barefoot Tours // RV Alaska We park our Airstream in Homer and catch a plane to see grizzly bears in Lake Clark National Park. Marissa even gets a lesson in flying.

What it's like to be in China In this video I am going to share my experience about what it's like to be in China. As mentioned in the video, I can't speak for all of China although…

True Off-Grid Homesteading in A Pioneer Style Cabin Doug and Stacy are living the pioneer lifestyle in the 21st century! Living in a beautifully constructed DIY pioneer style cabin and homesteading their land in…

This School Bus Conversion Becomes His Transforming Travel Home Michael Fuehrer's gorgeous school bus conversion was built for community and travel. This Tiny House sleeps six, includes a rooftop…

How Minimalism has affected my Self-esteem This video is all about how minimalism has affected my self-esteem. I had my big purge I 2014 and it has helped me heaps with my self-esteem and overall…

Salvaging a $900K home built in 1760! In this video, Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, and Alex Eaves.

Can You Really Go PADDLEBOARDING TO A GLACIER in Whittier? // RV Alaska A short hike to Byron Glacier is rewarding, and paddleboarding to Portage Glacier followed by Alaskan smoked salmon spread is a real treat.

TWO Drum Sets found in the TRASH! "CRASH to CASH!" What a curbside pickers haul! The other day I spotted not one, but TWO drums sets, and more, out on the curb for trash day, and I rushed home to grab my utility…

An Ordinary Moving Day Brings An Unexpected Surprise // Rv Alaska We shower and hitch up our Airstream for Whittier, Alaska. After breakfast with RV friends, we get big news of changes to our journey. //MEET OUR FRIENDS: His…

What's up with all those piercings? STORY TIME! What's up with all those piercings? In this video, I am going to share something a little different. Let's go back to when I was 17 - it's story time! :D Music: Stand by…

A Bedford House Bus In An Off-The-Grid Upcycled Homestead Kingdom In a way Purple is like a modern wizard, transforming old trash into useful treasures for his off the grid homestead. After being gifted an old Bedford bus by a…

This Could Be the Perfect Size for a Tiny House! Full Tour & Interview What do you think of this 480 square foot tiny house? Full tour and interview with Maxime, who built and lives in the house with his girlfriend. We asked Maxime…