Minimalism Videos


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

How to Start A Blog in 90 Minutes! Divi Wordpress Theme Tutorial I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

Living BIG in a SMALL Space with Vans & Class C RVs at the RVIA Show 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.

Young Man Builds $24K Tiny House + Winter Living Experience & Tour Mark singlehandedly built this DIY tiny house on a tight budget, and used mostly reclaimed and secondhand materials to furnish the interior. The entire home cost $30K CAD to…

Transformer CNC cabin by a lake as father-son work dialogue Daniel Yudchitz and his father, Bill, are both architects who took their love of craft, cabins and Swiss precision in architecture and created a CNC-cut cabin crafted to…

10 Tips for moving and living abroad Let's talk about moving and living abroad! Moving abroad and the first few weeks in your new home can definitely be tricky. Let go of any excess and embrace the journey! ––––––––…

15 items to declutter before you move abroad Decluttering before moving abroad is super important, especially when moving by airplane as all your possessions need to fit into a 23kg/50lb suitcase. Moving like a minimalist it is! ––––…

FIRST LOOK at Next Year's CLASS A & SUPER C RVs // RVIA Trade Show 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.

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

Young Woman's Off-Grid Green Built Tiny House Designed For a Sustainable Future This beautiful tiny house is constructed with a whole lot of heart and some wonderful sustainable materials. When Isabelle Nagel-Brice decided to build a tiny home for herself, she realised…

Deek's budget "Ferris Bueller Door" for cabins and tree houses 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".

Iron Eagle Tiny House Trailers in SketchUp Follow Jake and Kiva's entire tiny house build, as well as tiny house tours, interviews, vlogs, and other resources!

10 Frugal habits that rock! I love frugal living and in today's video I'll be sharing with you my favorite frugal habits. Frugality can be something beautiful and it's something that has really grown on me over the years…

TWO LESSONS LEARNED // Heading to Louisville for the RVIA Trade Show in 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.

What is this thing? "Mystery Subway Car Tiny House"? 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".

Books I've been loving #8 - Minimalism, Addiction & Online Hate Today I'll be sharing with you quite a few books about minimalism along with the book that inspired Marie Kondo to write “the life changing magic of typing up”. As always, feel free to…

How to maintain minimalism How to maintain minimalism! Let's talk about it and the things you can do to stay on track. It's not always easy, you may get side tracked and it's important to remind yourself where…

Craving Cake on the Creeper Trail // RV Living in Damascus, VA 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.

This TINY HOUSE once went to the WHITE HOUSE - and its FOR SALE! Built by 15 year old Sicily Kolbeck this 128 square foot tiny house is now FOR SALE! This house later received an invite…

VanLife as Long Term Housing Solution for Solo Female + Epic Camper Van Tour Atli has chosen full-time van life as a long term housing solution because it helps her spend less money, work a flexible job, travel when she wants, and have her own mobile home in the city….

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

ALYSE on MINIMALISM & ABUNDANCE in Her Life - Interview w/ "Raw Alignment" badass I'm super excited to welcome Alyse Brautigam of Raw Alignment onto my channel. In this video, Alyse shares about her experience with minimalism and abundance, and the various manifestations…

Paris home-within-home: metal core adds space to modern loft To preserve the open, industrial feel of a 1920s industrial loft in Paris' 11th arrondissement, architect Alex Delaunay inserted a pre-fab island into the center. The golden aluminium-clad…

THE VAN & AIRSTREAM ARE STUCK // Leaving for Virginia in the 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.

One Week in Colombia: Best of Bogota & Cartagena! Jenna backpacks through Colombia for one week, visiting some of the country's tourist highlights, including Bogotá, Monserrate, Cartagena, Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, La Candelaria, Graffiti…

The SMALLER Tiny House - "Bucking The Trend" When everyone seems to be building larger and longer - what with 32' tiny homes now becoming more common in a tv-show inspired scene - "Bear" of Bears Tiny Homes is scaling back his work and…

Beautiful Train Caboose Inspired Tiny House At Portland Hotel If your a fan of old fashioned railway trains and tiny houses, then this next home is sure to delight! Located right in the heart of Portland, Arthur is a 16' train-caboose inspired tiny…

Magical 4 Season Off-Grid Tipi - A Tiny House Alternative 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.

Tackling Airstream Projects // Gadgets We Love for RV Living 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.

Faith No More's Chuck Mosley - LIVE from a Tree House LIVE FROM A TREE HOUSE - Pilot Online Episode #1 w/Chuck Mosley of Faith No More/Bad Brains. Hosted / created by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen. So I talked to his backing band, and as this was shot…

Want to Start Your Own Online Business in 2018? Have you been thinking about starting a blog, online store or website for your business? I'm creating a series of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to do it from the very beginning stage…

Modern BARN Tiny House w/"Constellation of Lights" 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".

RV Tour of Full Time Family in Converted Shuttle Bus // American Field Trip 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.

What is Minimalism & How It Can Change Your Life In this video we're digging into what it means to be a minimalist, how can it change your life, and how it has allowed many people we've met to out of debt, or travel long…

A Special Request: Help Save My Kitty. clean.simple.free Minimalism and Decluttering Channel If my videos have ever been helpful or brought you joy, I would appreciate your support in the form of a $1 donation or at least a social media share. My kitty Wolfgang is not doing…

Underground dome house stays warm in Omaha winters Rebecca Weitzel and Jeff Waschkowski live in a buried home in Omaha, Nebraska and while winters temperatures can hit negative 30 degrees, inside the home is affected by the…

Everything that I own & packing it up! In today's video I'll be packing up everything I own as a minimalist aka how to move like a minimalist ;) Everything that I own, except a hoodie, is with me here in new york city :) Music:…

Fun-loving Family Downsizes to a School Bus to Live on the Road The Millers converted a school bus into their mobile family home. They've been living this way for 2 years, with their three young boys. Follow them on Instagram…

Motivate Yourself with BOLD MANTRAS! Melissa Alexandria Using short, BOLD mantras can be such an effective tool for motivating yourself to take action and retraining your mind for success and confidence. Here is my blog post about bold mantras…

What did I let go & what will I take with me? Before everything is going to be packed up I figured I am going to give you one last little glimpse into my moving process. How to move like a minimalist it is ;) ––––––––…

Adorable Tiny House Built By Love, Family and Community This tiny house is beautiful. It's cleverly designed, skilfully built, warm, well insulated and cosy. What truly makes it a home though is the story of it's DIY construction and how a loving…

Awesome Dumpster Dive Find! 32' Long Pinewood Derby Track 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".

What We've Learned About Laying Floors in an RV // Full Time Family in an Airstream 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.

MY HAIRCARE ROUTINE - Melissa Alexandria I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

Tiny House - "Dwell Magazine" Luxury Kitchen 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".

9 Minimalist moving tips I've moved so much ever since I moved out that I figured it's about time that I share my favorite minimalist moving tips with you! While I only have experience with moving with a suitcase…

HAWAII MINIMALIST HOME in HAWAII - tour 2 bed / 1 bath airbnb in Hilo Join me for a tour of the 2 bed, 1 bath airbnb I've been staying in in Hilo, Hawaii. This place is beautiful, with lots of light, a porch, back yard, and all the amenities we need included….

Removing the Airstream Flooring….Again // RV Living Remodel 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.

Urban Tiny House Dwelling in St. Louis Its what keeps this channel running. In this episode, we feature a very cool/unique tiny house in St. Louis, Missouri - one with a hidden bathtub…

Getting ready for the move! Is this everything? Today I am going to give you a little glimpse into the moving process. How to move like a minimalist 101 of sorts ;) All I need is my big suitcase and my backpack and I am all set. ––––…

Vegan on Thanksgiving! Delicious Meal Ideas + Recipe! I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

Polymath-plumber makes unique furniture & artifacts from waste Self-taught designer Fernando Abellanas considers the city his playground. One day he drove under a highway overpass in his hometown of Valencia, Spain, and inspired by the concrete columns…

Woman Builds Unique Tiny House for Affordable City Living - Tour & Interview After finishing grad school, Sam Gambling decided that a tiny house would be a perfect fit for her lifestyle. She wanted to remain in Vancouver, BC to be near work, family and friends; but…

Pros & Cons of Driveway Surfing // Mail Time // Back in Tennessee with the 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.

How These Women Are Going to Legalize Tiny House Living in BC Sam and Stasia co-founded the BC Tiny House Collective to legitimize and legalize tiny houses in the province of British Columbia, Canada. They now have thousands of people supporting them,…

This Healthy Tiny Home Gives A Young Family A Bright Future My name is Bryce, and I'm passionate about small space design. Join me on my travels as I journey to find the very best tiny homes, alternative dwellings and stories of downsized, eco-friendly living. I'm not just watching from the side-lines though! I also get stuck in with my own small space builds.

Watch This If You Still Haven't Found Your Purpose You have so much to offer the World! This video could make you see that your life purpose is right there in front of you.

RVing Community // Indianapolis Speedway // RVing Indianapolis in our Airstream 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.

My Weird Productivity Hack! Helps Me Focus. It keeps me completely distraction-free when I'm writing, working on my website and editing videos. I believe in always trying new techniques until you find what really works to…

Origami inspired tiny house transforming bench saves space! Take a carefully plotted single sheet of plywood, with little to no waste, and you have but one of the many benches and tables that have been created…

Why I Wake Up at 5AM - 7 Days A Week! I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

NYC Industrial Loft-inspired OFF-GRID Tiny House 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".

The Power Of Big Goals! + Free Printable Pdf Workbook I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

Trying out a Crazy $100K Camper Van - Full Tour For 2 weeks we got to live a life of pure luxury in a $100K CanaDream camper van. Here's a full video tour inside this condo on wheels! We borrowed this super fancy Pleasure Way conversion…

Side-door container 2nd life as WA's ski town outdoorsy home Shiah Lints was tired of life in a 2500 converted farmhouse, so he bought a side door shipping container to convert it into a tiny new home. The “train car” style container is built to…

THIS GUY at the Tiny House Jamboree Follow Jake and Kiva's entire tiny house build, as well as tiny house tours, interviews, vlogs, and other resources!

Major Life Update - I am leaving NYC! I've been dying to make this video and I am so thrilled that it's finally up! I am going to be leaving New York City and while I will miss it I am excited to see whats ahead! :) ––––––…

Q&A Your questions answered Part 2 A family journey to Minimalism, Zero.

Typical Travel Day with the Airstream RV // Leaving KOA for a Walmart // Travel Day Gadgets 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.

What I Eat In A Day: Easy, Filling Vegan Meals Melissa Alexandria I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

100 Tiny Houses/Tiny Dwellings announced for Florida Event! Augustine Tiny House Festival announces that it will now have over 100 tiny dwellings, houses, van conversions, vintage campers,…

DIY Tiny House With Amazing Loft Hammock My name is Bryce, and I'm passionate about small space design. Join me on my travels as I journey to find the very best tiny homes, alternative dwellings and stories of downsized, eco-friendly living. I'm not just watching from the side-lines though! I also get stuck in with my own small space builds.

Hilarious Couple Builds a Tiny House from Recycled Fire Truck Parts I live in a tiny house so that I can travel the world! One the channel, I share tiny house tours, minimalist lifestyle videos, tiny house gadgets and my adventures around the planet. My story has been featured on HGTV, Travel Channel, the Huffington Post, USA Today, and many more outlets!

NYC, Travel & Relationships - Q&A In today's video I'll be answering a couple of questions I got as a response to my most recent q&a video. I did only answer questions I felt comfortable answering or thought I had something…

Is It Worth It to RV to Big Cities? // Downtown Minneapolis // RV Living in Our Airstream Minneapolis has been full of history, waterfalls, and of course, donuts! RVing to these larger cities has been quite the experience for us.

RVing Minneapolis // Largest Mall in America // Northwest KOA in 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.

First Grade School Teacher turns to Tiny House Living Derek "Deek" Diedricksen takes a tour inside a gorgeous tiny house on wheels - one owner by a first grade school teacher who turned…

Old silo now spaceship-esque tiny home in Berlin After two years of living in a camper with his young daughter, architect Jan Körbes wanted something better suited to their active lifestyle, so he decided to realize a longtime dream of turning…

Q&A Your Questions Answered! A family journey to Minimalism, Zero.

This Big Modern Tiny House is Pure Luxury - Full Tour in 4K Phil from Minimaliste Tiny Houses gave us the keys to the Sakura for an afternoon and we fell head over heels in love with this open concept mini mansion. We're excited to share a full tour…

What I Eat In A Day! EASY, HEALTHY, VEGAN MEALS I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

Books I've been loving #7 - Alcohol, Love & Minimalism I am so thrilled that you seem to be enjoying my book series! I always get super excited whenever I have enough books to share and it's time to compile it all in a video :) As always, if…

World's Largest Buffalo // Towing the Airstream RV to Minneapolis Are some Wal-Marts better than others for overnight parking with an RV? Today we learn a few common things we love to look for.

How To Become Self Disciplined I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

"Mad Max" themed Tiny House Skoolie Derek "Deek" Diedricksen visits the Arlington, Texas Tiny House Jamboree, where he meets up with Wess Lewis of "Transcend…

School Bus Converted Into Stunning Off-Grid Home and Mobile Business This family's motto is to Be Bold and Seek Adventure! That's exactly what they are doing in their incredible school bus which has been converted into a spectacular off-the-grid tiny house…

7 Challenges of frugal living As you may already know, I love frugal living! Oftentimes I get questions regarding its challenges especially when one is just starting out and making the…

Is Theodore Roosevelt NP Worth the Stop? RV Living Full Time After 2 solid days of rain, we finally leave our Airstream RV to explore the area. Between the animals and fall colors, the park is beautiful!

Living in a Tiny House SKOOLIE in NEW YORK CITY!? Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, visits Kat and Gothic Hangman's tiny house SKOOLIE at the Stoughton, MA Tiny House…

Camping at Theodore Roosevelt National Park with the Airstream RV // Wild Horses at Campsite We rarely binge watch TV or spend 24 hours straight in our Airstream. After arriving to 100% rain at Theodore Roosevelt NP, we do both.

Bill Lilly uses containers to rebuild a burnt Oxford MS home Since Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi builder Bill Lilly had been drafting ideas for building on the foundations of disaster so when the guest house of local Oxford residents Clarke and Amy…

Family Quits City Life to Live Off-Grid in a Giant Yurt Lucy is living off-grid with her family, in a yurt, in New Zealand, while unschooling their kids, running a farm, and freelancing as a digital nomad. Here are all the places you can follow…

Marissa Tows the Airstream to Makoshika State Park // RV Living Full Time Makoshika is the largest state park in Montana and it has dinosaur fossils. Pretty much a no brainer for us to swing by with our RV!

17 Year Old's EPIC Tiny House College Dorm Room! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while speaking at the Tiny House Jamboree in Arlington, TX, visits Seth Chapman of Fort Worth, TX, who built and designed…

Q&A + Ask me anything! I love Q&A's and figured it's time to do another one! I'll only be answering 2 questions this time around and kindly invite you to ask me whatever you want to…

Reducing unwanted junk mail A few ways we've reduced our unwanted junk mail which has in turn helped reduce our overall weekly recycling :) Thanks for watching! There are lots of great stickers out there but here is…

Tom Bihn Synapse 19 vs 25 Liter Comparison for Minimalist Packing People often ask me if I recommend they buy the Tom Bihn Synapse 19 or the 25. They are basically the same bag, with the 25 being 6 liters larger, space which is mostly noticed in the main…

Firefighter's Earthship Inspired Off-Grid Urban Tiny House Earthship design is all about experimentation and innoation and that's exactly the case with this incredible tiny house on wheels. Firefighter Steve was inspired to build a tiny house incorporating…

Why I don't wear makeup I've touched on this topic in various videos and figured why not finally make a whole separate video about it! :) It's now been over 1.5 years that I stopped…

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

Battle of the Little Big Horn // Boondocking With Our Airstream RV The battle between Custer and the Sioux and Cheyenne Tribes is one of the most popular to explore while RVing.

Free Camping with Our RV Next to a River // The Airstream Loses a Part in the Wind We tow our Airstream RV from Glacier NP to Two Leggins primitive campground in Hardin, Montana but battle some wind on the way.

Tiny House Monthly Expenses. Is Living Small Really Cheaper? In this video, I breakdown my monthly Tiny House expenses and also explain what it costs to travel with and maintain a Tiny Home. SUPPORT this channel and get exclusive rewards by clicking…

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

Using containers to stack high yield farms for urban produce As a business school student Maarten Vandecruys became fascinated by robotized plant factories with artificial lighting. Just a few years later, he's running one of Europe's largest…

Amazing Viking Turf House Tour - Stunning Green Building! 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.

5 Benefits of frugal living I looooove frugal living and figured I'd spread the love by sharing 5 benefits of this beautiful lifestyle! I've been living frugal for years and I am absolutely loving it…

Melting Glaciers, Scenic Boatride, & Historical Hotel // RVing the East Side of Glacier NP Much of what we're exploring in our RV won't be around when Hensley is our age. If you want to see the country, there is no time like the present.

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

70 Year Old Builds Innovative Off-Grid Tiny House For Debt Free Retirement Imagine living costs so low that you can actually watch your bank account grow just from your government pension. That's just one of the benefits that Peter Matheson discovered when he built…

Young Man Builds Stunning School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 - Debt Free Mobile Home Aaron converted this vintage baby blue school bus into a debt free tiny home for less than $4500, and the interior design is absolutely stunning. You can follow…

Ask Me Anything! Q&a I'd love to do a Q and A so I need your burning questions! Get nosey! What do you want to know? I'll do my best to answer your questions as openly and honestly as I can!

6 questions to ask before any purchase I've done a video about this a while back and figured it's time for an updated one. In today's video I am sharing with you 6 simple questions that you can ask…

Chased Out by Smoke // Glacier National Park // St Mary Campground in our Airstream RV More and more of West Glacier is closing down because of smoke so we're moving our Airstream over to the East side.

13 year old builds a Tiny House for only $1500! Meet Luke Thill, who at age twelve started working on his very own tiny house - one a mere 5' by 10', but with a sleep loft, transforming dining table, and even a…

National Park Edition Airstream RV Tour // Pendleton 100th Anniversary Limited Edition RV We absolutely love running into special edition RVs. Thank you Kevin and Nancy for letting us show your Airstream!

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

Couple makes garage home + campervan a consistent life combo Bryan and Jen Danger spend most nights on the road in their converted Sprinter van, but when they're back home in Portland, they sleep in their converted…

50 ways we save money I often get asked how we save money and live more frugally so here are 50 ways just for you! They also happen to be great ways to lower our waste and live more sustainably :) Thanks for watching!

This Incredible Hanging Sphere is a Tiny Tree House - Full Tour The beauty of this wooden hanging sphere shelter brought tears to our eyes when we saw it in person. It's an elegant, magical, hand crafted tiny house that…

Books I've been loving #6 - Life, Goals & Relationships I got to read such great books and today it's again time to share my favorites with you. I feel like a broken record and can't say it often enough: The library can be…

What to Buy First for RVing: Solar, Batteries, or Generator? // Camping at Glacier National Park We're loving our rented stand up board, but our Champion generator…not so much.

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

Man lives in 98 square foot repurposed box truck tiny house to share reuse benefits 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".

How I clean my piercings I Piercing Aftercare In today's video I want to share with you how I clean my piercings :) Shortly after filming this video I got my conch pierced and went back to my piercer and he…

Tiny Pallet House Rehab Pt. 2 - "Tearing Out The Old" Derek "Deek" Diedricksen gives us another look at the tiny house that he has been rehabbing…

Change of Plans // Logan Pass // RV Living in Apgar Campground // Glacier National Park No matter where you RV in Glacier National Park, you're going to see amazing views!

How Minimalism can save you money In today's video I want to share with you a couple of very simple ways how minimalism can save you money. This video is aimed at anyone who is thinking about…

Modern & Mayan craft inspire quake-proof homes, learning coop When a community group in Guadalajara, Mexico wanted to build housing for workshops on their land overlooking the Huentitán Canyon, they called on Sandy…

Tiny House Builder's $5000 Custom Vardo Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while at "Tiny House Summer Camp 5" in Northern Vermont gets a tour of a custom vardo,…

Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP // RV Gadget Update // Apgar Campground in our Airstream It's smokey in Glacier, but it's still one of the most beautiful parks we've seen while RVing.

What I Eat in A Day! Healthy, Vegan Meals Here is everything I eat in a day as a vegan! I mix it up every day and eat a variety of foods, but never count calories. I have an entire playlist on my channel of…

Van Life Tour - Solar Powered Off-Grid Camper Van on a Budget 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.

7 Benefits of sleeping naked I loooove sleeping naked, it makes me so happy and figured I'll share with you the perks of sleeping naked! Yesss, I was sweating my ass of because it was…

What if… We never got into tiny houses? Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and beyond. ⏵Ariane Arsenault…

Arriving at Glacier National Park - Marissa Meets a New "Friend" - RV Living at Apgar Campground RV Living can be a lot like house living…just tighter quarters. Today we bump heads with an unwanted guest.

Luxury Tiny House For Sale - Huge Loft! Here is a tiny house - one built by Wishbone Tiny Homes - that is currently up for sale. This tiny house on wheels has a spacious kitchen, a comparatively huge…

5 Common Misconceptions about frugal living I've noticed that there are lots of misconceptions surrounding frugality and figured I'll share with you some of my favorites. I love living a frugal lifestyle, it has…

Nantucket-Style Modern Tiny House On Wheels Derek "Deek" Diedricksen visits a tiny house built and designed by Ken Pond of Craft and Sprout Tiny Homes - based out of Greenwich, CT. This tiny house on…

Towing the Airstream Up Teton Pass in Our Van - Swapping Boondocking for Full Hookups in our RV We're leaving our incredible spot at Upper Teton view, but we're super excited to settle into full hook ups with our RV!

Most Dangerous Ski Run in the World? - Teton Village in Jackson Hole - Our RV Life Our RV Journey has brought us to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Home of Teton Village and some incredible views!

Family AND a Great Dane - 84 Square foot DIY Camper! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while hosting the hands-on building workshop "Tiny House Summer Camp 5", visits one of the guest houses / campers on site - one…

Building with Cob - A Natural & Affordable Way to Build a House Bryce from Dreamweavers Collective explains the benefits and challenges of building with cob! Cob is a natural building material created from clay, sand, and…

Announcement! We've got something to tell you! Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and beyond.

Family adventures inspired North Sister, a high-end tiny home Spud and MaryEsther Hooley have spent four decades in tiny homes, including a converted caboose in Idaho, a trapping cabin on the Snake River, a yurt in…

Saying Goodbye // What About RVing With a Disability? // RV Living Full Time Here are two links for wheelchair-travel resources. National parks also have accessibility guides available.

4 Things I've Had To Give Up To Be Happy. In today's video I share 4 things to give up in order to be truly happy. I speak about toxic relationships and more. It can be challenging to…

Septum, Tragus & Conch Healing Update Awwwe I've been watching videos like that and figured I'll share with you how the healing of my piercings is coming along :) I got my septum pierced on 20/8, my…

Minimalist Living in a Dream Tiny House This young minimalist couple are living the dream in their incredible tiny house on wheels. Video sponsored by Storyblocks! Get your free 7 day trial:…

Journey Back to a Simpler Time // First REAL shower in weeks // Mormon Row // RV Living Full Time 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.

Buying a Tiny House Trailer Pro Tips Joshua Engberg of Tiny House Basics talks about what to look for in a tiny house trailer, and what to be wary of.

4 Simple ways to change your life This is something I recently stumbled upon on and figured it's worth sharing. The simplicity of it may surprise you and oftentimes that's really all it takes!

Filming for Story While RV Living // What Gear Do We Use for Video? // Jenny's Lake in Grand Teton If you've ever wondered what we think about as we vlog our RV life, today's video is for you!

Life Update! :) This video is a chatty, life-update video where I share a bit of my life with you guys and future plans! I love you for watching! Big hugs! - Melissa Alex's…

Family Quits the 9 to 5 to Live & Travel in an Off Grid School Bus Conversion This inspiring couple quit their 9-5 jobs to live and travel in a DIY off grid school bus conversion with their two young kids in New Zealand. Andy, Amber, Jake, and…

My conch piercing experience - How painful is it? I must admit, I am a little obsessed right now and so two weeks after getting my tragus pierced I went back to my piercer.

Josh's Travelling Tiny Home "Lil Red" Whatever you want to call it, it's an inspiring off-grid structure built by an inspiring man…

Free Boondocking for Teton National Park in Our Airstream RV It's a bit crowded, but it's tough to beat the view from our Airstream RV at Upper Teton View!

What I've Learned From 3 Years Of Being Vegan! I'm Melissa and I make videos on health and happiness… in this video I share all the lessons I've learned in 3 years of being vegan and share my advice…

Off-Grid Tiny House Paradise With Geodesic Dome Greenhouse This is the ultimate tiny house off grid paradise. Situated on 380 acres of spectacular lake-front property with private hot-springs and abundant wildlife, the land…

We Found This Tiny House Abandoned in The Woods of Vermont Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while taking a group on a field trip to visit another tiny house in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, comes across this tiny house / hunting…

My favorite brands! Turns out American Apparel is back! Which wasn't the case at the time this video was filmed ;) I figured it's time to share my favorite brands with you! If you are…

Touring Winnebago RVs at the Winnebago National Rally // RV Living Full Time Community can play a part in what RV you buy for RV living. Winnebago is not the only brand with rallies, but with 50+ years under their belt, they are one of the…

What I Eat In A Day - Low-fat Vegan Meal Ideas! I'm Melissa and in this video I'm showing you everything I eat in a day as a vegan. I make these videos to show you that…

This TWELVE FOOT Steam Punk Tiny House Has It All! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen shows us a tiny house in Austin, TX - a home/guest house on wheels created by Greg…

Old Faithful Geyser - Favorite Part of Yellowstone? - RV Living Full Time A lot of RV Living is about timing. Today, as we wrap up Yellowstone, we are definitely off on our timing for a couple of places we are checking out.

Modular "Grid Beam" to redesign our context, furniture to bikes Grid Beam is a kind of LEGO, or Erector Set, for grownups who want to build real things. Its creators, brothers Phil and Richard Jergenson, have used it to create…

Van Life - Couple Saves $18,000 a Year by Living in a Camper Van 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.

Books I've been loving #5 - Death, Sleep & Happiness I couldn't wait to share my favorites with you! The minute I picked each of these books I knew they'd be featured in this video. As always, please share your…

HOW TO STAY ACCOUNTABLE WITH WEIGHT LOSS? 5 Tips for Healthy Eating Here are my 5 best tips for keeping yourself accountable with healthy eating and weight loss on a vegan diet so that you can consistently make healthy food…

Hensley's First "Sleep-Over" - RVing Family Buying Land for Future Options We've moved to West Yellowstone and run into 2 Full Time RVing families we are thrilled to spend the day with.

Surrounded by Bison - Jaw-Dropping Sunset Stroll - Airstream RV Living We've shifted gears today to explore Yellowstone late in the day instead of early morning. The perks? Tons of wildlife!

What I Eat In A Day - Healthy Vegan Meals #16 In this video, I share all of the easy vegan meals, snacks and desserts I ate in a day to give you some meal inspiration. Whether you are trying to lose…

Yellowstone - Mammoth Hot Springs - Boiling River - Airstream RV Living From what sounded like wolves to swimming with our clothes on, Yellowstone continues to impress!

Tiny House Warriors: Building Tiny Homes To Defend Against Oil Pipeline Ten tiny houses are about to go head-to-head with a giant proposed oil pipeline. In what some area already dubbing the next 'Standing Rock', Kanahus Manuel,…

Sculpture of Woman from A THOUSAND Dumpster-Dived trash items! 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".

Vocational builder designs futuristic RV after property loss When Joe Weissbeck lost his property in 2009, he began converting a rundown RV - purchased for $350 - into a one-of-a-kind mobile home. While living in it,…

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

From London Apartment to Living on a Boat Full Time - Minimalist Life Anna and Kath are a UK couple who work full time in London. In 2016 they downsized their life from a 1-bedroom apartment down to a narrow boat which they…

How To Pack Light Every Single Time - Minimalist Travel I am HUGE on packing light and really only what I need and have definitely gotten a lot better at narrowing it down to my essentials and…

Tiny House Luxury on the Ohio River w/Downstairs Bedroom Derek "Deek" Diedricksen spends the night in a tiny house on wheels parked by the Ohio River 6 miles outside of downtown Cincinnati in Dayton, KY. This tiny…

Largest Geyser in the World - Yellowstone National Park in Our Airstream RV From geysers to waterfalls to buffalo, today's video is packed with Yellowstone fun!

Tiny House has PLENTY of space to COOK and ENTERTAIN The Rocky Mountain Tiny House folks certainly outdid themselves again as we get a look at a guest tour of a home built in recent years by their team. This 26'…

Beautiful DIY Tiny House Build with Massive Custom Patio Door - Full Tour We saw this DIY off grid tiny house on wheels by the side of the road on our way to PEI for a mini vacation. We fell in love with it and had…

Storybook Cottage By The Sea This small fantasy cottage by the ocean is one that you have to see to believe. Located directly on the shoreline of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, this…

I got my tragus pierced! - Pain & Aftercare I've been thinking of getting more piercings on my ear and on 03/09/17 I decided to hit up my piercing studio and get something done. I went with a rough idea in…

Leaving at 6:30am for Yellowstone - Mammoth Campground in our Airstream RV We've heard nightmare stories of visiting Yellowstone peak season in an RV. So we're bracing ourselves to explore in the mornings rather than fight the crowds.

How does a DRY FLUSH Tiny House Toilet Work? For those of you wondering what the heck a "dry flush" toilet is, Derek "Deek" Diedricksen.

Tiny Pallet House Rehab - Part 1 "Not Enough Windows" Derek "Deek" Diedricksen shows us a tiny house he purchased as a fixer-upper and the early stages of him working on it. This will be part of a video series…

Boondocking with the Airstream RV Just Outside of Yellowstone Yellowstone is beautiful…but packed. Our plan is to boondock as close as possible with our Airstream and sneak in the next morning.

Family builds 6 tiny homes for hotel on old Portland parking After 7 years living in an RV, Pam and Bruce Westra wanted to continue tiny space exploration in their new hometown of Portland, Oregon. Partnering with fellow…

Tiny House Stairs We build some simple steps for the entrance to our tiny house. Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and…

My Septum Piercing Experience - Fear, Pain & Healing I've been thinking about it for SO long and finally got my septum pierced on 20/08/17. Prior to getting it pierced I read up on it online and also watched a couple…

Super Modern Off-Grid Tiny House - Full 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.

Zero Waste Thrift Haul A family journey to Minimalism, Zero.

Devil's Tower - What is It Like to Boondock with Us in Our Airstream RV? We opt for a rare one night stay at Devil's Tower with our Airstream RV, but it's totally worth it!

6 Things I would tell my 16 year old self Something a little different today! I've been thinking about this a lot and figured I'll share with you what I would tell my 16 year old self!

"LEFT to ROT in the Ozarks" - a RARE "Spartan Mansion" Trailer Derek "Deek" Diedricksen treks into the woods of Missouri and discovers an abandoned Spartan Mansion trailer that has been left to rot near the…

Historic Deadwood - One of our Favorite "Features" on Our Airstream RV We start off our day exploring the murder and resting place of Wild Bill and end our day picking up Marissa's sister from Tennessee!

Making Sense of RV Campsite Length Restrictions - RV Success School From Day 1 we have been confused about length restrictions in many RV Campgrounds. Today we share a few things we've noticed along the way.

Exploring my Missouri Plots - Tiny House Land Search tips…. Derek "Deek" Diedricksen treks out to his new land in Missouri.

Barcelona's dark flat gets brighter using kaleidoscopic core When Mike Davies of Studio P10 purchased a small flat in Barcelona's Sant Antoni neighborhood it was filled with tiny, dark rooms. With the help of Miguel Angel…

Lessons From Building a Tiny House We talk about some of the things we learned and would do differently. Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and…

2 Years Living & Traveling in a Van Changed The Course of His Life - #VanLife 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.

2 Years Vegan - What I've learned + what changed It's been two years already! I went vegan in June 2015 and figured it's time for a little update! :) –––––––– SAY HI :) [email protected]

Mount Rushmore - Balancing Work & RV Living - Iron Mountain Road Our last full day RVing in the Black Hills packs in Mount Rushmore, our first hammock, and outstanding views with Iron Mountain Road.

What About Storage in an RV? - Crazy Narrow Tunnels on Needles Highway. How much outside storage does our Airstream have? What about the van? We take a look at both today!

Total Solar Eclipse with Keep Your Daydream! RVing with our Airstream at Grand Teton National Park We're teaming up with Keep Your Daydream to bring you an RV Total Solar Eclipse experience with the Teton Mountains as the backdrop! Keep Your…

5 Ways To Refresh Your Daily Routine - Melissa Alexandria In this video, I'm going to share with you 5 easy and free ways to refresh your daily routine. These are actions you can take immediately if you feel…

A Dust Bowl chicken coop became Aldo Leopold's beloved house In 1935, Aldo Leopold bought a worn out farm along the Wisconsin River. Taking up residence in a former chicken coop, they wanted to live close to…

Camper Van Travel with a Baby - Family Van Life Andrew, Stacey, and Rowan are a family of 3 who bought a 1999 Volkswagen Vanagon camper van for family adventures. We met up with them at the start of…

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

Benefits + Experience of using a Standing Desk I've been using a standing desk for a little over a year now and figured it's time to share my experience with it. Standing desks are great! The health benefits of…

Bison, Mammoths, & Caves, Oh My! RVing the Black Hills in our Airstream We're exploring the Black Hills by van and cave while staying at Custer State Park in our Airstream RV. If you've never checked out this area, it is an awesome stop…

My IUD Experience In this video I am sharing with you my experience of getting and having a copper IUD, which is a small piece that's inserted into your uterus to provide birth…

Badlands to Custer State Park in our Airstream - Planning Out the Black Hills Custer State Park and the Black Hills are going to be awesome places to explore with our RV!

How To Savor Your Life! - Melissa Alexandria In this video, I speak about how to really savor life and live in the present moment to experience more happiness. The article mentioned is:…

Badlands National Park - Minuteman Missile Historic Site - Airstream RV Living Respecting time and the people before us has been a huge part of our RV journey. Today's trek into Badlands National Park is no different.

Portland's 359 skinny house follows the sun like a sunflower Ben Kaiser's 359 house can be rotated by just one person - or two kids - pushing a bar and walking around it. It's what he calls the logical union of the small…

AMAZING Hobbit-like TREE HOUSE RENTAL from SunRay Kelley Derek "Deek" Diedricksen shows us a glimpse of a tree house he built and designed alongside a hands-on workshop in Monroe, Washington, AND gives us a…

DIY School Bus Conversion as Travel Tiny House for 2 Nomad Couples Skool and the Gang are two globe-trotting couples from the UK and Europe who decided to apply for working holiday visas for Canada so they could build, live,…

Pack with me! Minimalist Packing using my Fjallraven Backpack I love packing light and while what I packed this time is not a whole lot different from what I brought with me on my last trip I figured it could still be…

Loving the Tourist Trap of Wall Drug - Favorite RV Boondocking Spot? Bill Bryson's comment in his book "The Lost Continent" pretty much sums up Wall Drug for us: "It's an awful place, one of the world's worst tourist traps, but I loved…

5 Ways to Instantly Reduce Stress - How to Be A Calm Person A Step-by-Step Strategy for reducing daily stress, mental and emotional overwhelm and how to start living a more calm, peaceful and intentional life. Mentioned…

HUGE loft, Bathtub, AND a downstairs bedroom in this TINY HOUSE Derek "Deek" Diedricksen talks to Andrew of Free Range Tiny Homes.

First Night Boondocking at Cabellas - Camping on a Cliff in Badlands, SD - Airstream RV Living From a parking lot to parking on a cliff, boondocking in an RV has all kinds of perks!

Seattle architect builds simple home inspired by own bio Architect George Suyama wonders if his early years in a Japanese American internment camp led to his love for simplicity. “My theory is that we had nothing…

Winnebago RV Factory Tour - What Sets Winnebago Apart? We've always loved the history and quality of Winnebago RVs. Today we are filming the ins and outs of the Winnebago RV factory!

The Accessory Dwelling Unit for Sustainable Urban Living - A Tiny House Alternative Accessory dwelling units are small homes that can be built in the backyards of larger homes, in cities where they've been approved. They're also…

Books I've been loving #4 - Stuff, Money, Clothing & ucks Another video in which I'll share awesome books with you that I recently got to read and really really enjoyed! :) Amanda from Amanda Round the Globe:…

Abandoned Tree House - 30+ years later! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while passing through Rhode Island on the way to film a tiny house tour, stumbles upon this tree house - one long abandoned.

103 Stories Up at Skydeck Chicago - Largest Science Museum in the US - RVing in our Airstream RVing has brought us some amazing views today. Just not the mountain views we're used to.

The Original "Underground" Tiny House? Navajo Hogan Tour Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while en route to speak at the first Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, CO, inadvertently discovers "The White Mountain…

Chicago by Boat - Adler Planetarium - RV Living in an Airstream 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.

THE POWER OF AWARENESS - The Book That Changed My Life! "The Power of Awareness" is a life-changing book that teaches how you can consciously create your future by visualization and the power of assumption - by…

Boondocking in Chicago with the Airstream - Largest T-Rex in World Chicago is full of places to check out while boondocking in your RV. The best part? We're doing it by bike!

Rock Climber's Awesome Pop Top Stealth Camper Van - Van Life Julian bought this super stealthy 1999 Ford E-150 camper van to use for rock climbing trips and as a mobile home and office when he's doing freelance…

Rolling huts: metal-clad tiny wheeled homes move on a meadow When Michal Friedrich bought an old farm-turned-RV-park in Washington State's Methow Valley, he wanted to restore the flood-plane meadow while leaving it…

Arriving in Chicago with the Airstream - RV Living Full Time Boondocking in Chicago with our Airstream RV looks to be exciting…but way louder than we are used to.

5 Benefits of a Minimalist uniform I love rocking the same or a similar outfit every single day. I've been doing this for a couple of years now and figured I'll share with you the benefits of wearing the…

Weighing the Van & Airstream - Leaving for Chicago in Our 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.

Mississippi's New MODERN Tiny House Builder! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while a speaker at the Georgia Tiny House Festival, talks to James Polk and the crew of Tiny House Life Space - a tiny house building…

Why You Should Commit to Lifelong Personal Development - Melissa Alexandria I share my thoughts about committing to lifelong personal development in all areas of life… and to be constantly willing to learn and grow as a person.

Wrapping Up Solar in the Airstream - What Surprised Us About Solar - RV Living We're testing out phase 2 of solar for the Airstream. One more day and we're heading northwest!

Enchanting Cabin In The Forest This spectacular cabin is like nothing you have seen before. Hidden amongst the towering trees of the Olympic rainforest, this enchanting and whimsical cabin is…

How To Overcome Loneliness? - Melissa Alexandria I share some strategies for overcoming loneliness in response to a question from Instagram: "What is the best way to overcome loneliness? and how is it…

Building "Secret" Storage in Your Tiny House Loft! Joshua Engberg shows us the house that he and his wife Shelley built…

Round grain silo as Madison County's budget prairie style home Bob Quinn works farm radio, was raised by farmers and owns a small farm so it wasn't such a leap to convert a grain bin into his retirement home. “Basically we…

Are Tiny Houses For You? Try One Out In Paradise! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while a speaker at the NJ Tiny House Festival, stops by to…

Comparing Generators for RV Living - Chipping Away at Airstream Solar Install Seeing if our Champion generator can run the RV AC on propane. Calibrating all the tanks on the Airstream.

This Pallet Wood Tiny House EXPANDS! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while a speaker at the NJ Tiny House Festival 2017 check out a DIY tiny house on wheels that is built on the repurposed slide-out…