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Melting Glaciers, Scenic Boatride, & Historical Hotel // RVing the East Side of Glacier NP Much of what we show today won't be around when Hensley is our age. If you want to explore in an RV, 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…

Young Man Builds Epic School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 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…

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.

IS THE WORLD FALLING APART? - my truth on creating our reality

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…

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…

My first impressions of Hawaii

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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…

Natural-Build Tiny House For Family With Separate Office and Kids Bedroom If you're a young family who want to move into a tiny house, this could be the perfect design for you! Built with the modern family in mind, this home is constructed…

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,…

He Built The Ultimate Road Warrior Tiny House Built For $9,174! This video is sponsored by Skillshare. The first 100 people to sign up for the online learning community will receive the first two months free. Click here to learn…

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…

No Dig Garlic: Planting, Harvesting, and Drying Garlic Using the Ruth Stout Method Follow our garlic plants all the way from planting using the Ruth Stout method, to harvesting, and drying.

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…

A Tiny House For Tall People For very tall people the idea of building a tiny house may be quite daunting. When designed well though, it's amazing just how comfortable a tiny house can be…

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!

5 Benefits of shaving with a safety razor There's no hiding it - I love shaving with my safety razor and in today's video I am sharing with you 5 benefits of using…

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…

3 Life Changing Videos Today I want to share with you some of my favorite TedTalks that I recently got to watch. Food for thought! :) Travel More and Buy Less:…

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:…

Kid's Room Tour Part 2. A sustainable, zero waste approach to decor. Our Son has been co-sleeping with us from birth. For his Fourth birthday we decided to surprise him with his own bedroom! Here is how we decorated the room…

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.

Kid's Room Tour Part 1 - a minimalist, colourful space. Our Son has been co-sleeping with us from birth. For his Fourth birthday we decided to surprise him with his own bedroom! Here is a little tour of the space we…

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!

Xero Shoes! - Amuri Cloud, Prio & Hanna - Minimalist Footwear I really enjoy Xero shoes! You may know them for their simple barefoot sandals, which I love and share about frequently, but they also make close-toed shoes!

How many hours do I work? - STRUCTURE vs FREEDOM

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…

Designer builds efficient off-grid Passive House in Colorado Twenty years ago Andrew Michler bought a $60000 solar shack in the Colorado mountains that “immediately fell apart” and inspired two decades of experiments…

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!

Eco Friendly Low Waste Children's Party Here's a little bit about the zero waste/low waste, sustainable eco friendly birthday party we had for our two kids. Thanks for watching :) Here's the Campfire cake…

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…

School Bus Converted into Shabby Chic Home on Wheels 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!

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.

World-Traveling Couple's Tiny House in Sustainable Community This young couple are living their dream. Both world travellers, they originally met in Australia before venturing around the globe together and eventually settling…

Sustainable Zero Waste Children's Party Bag Here is the party bag I put together for our children's birthday party. It might not be perfect but it's mostly zero waste/low waste and definitely a more sustainable,…

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!

Attendees Share Experiences at The Fruit House Retreat - Fruit Winter Fest, Chiang Mai Thailand Join Conor and Brittany every year in Chiang Mai, Thailand for Fruit Winter Festival! This year, enjoy the 5th annual event, with more offerings than ever before!

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!

MORNING ROUTINE - healthy 1 hour routine

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.

This Engineer Designed a Luxury TINY HOUSE with Expanding Walls for Retirement 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!

We finally found him at the end! - vlog + 'healthy what I ate today' Follow along with me as a I spend the day with my mom at Burnaby Village Museum, a really charming old-fashioned village. Excuse the shaky vlog footage…

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!

YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE - 4 Life Lessons From Louise Hay In Remembrance of Louise Hay, who passed on August 30th, 2017. Louise explained how our beliefs and ideas about ourselves are often the cause of our…

Amazing Builder's Bicycle-Powered Tiny House This tiny house is filled with super clever design elements, including some amazing ways of powering the house! From a bicycle generator to an old-fashioned…

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…

How to Find Your Personal Style - Capsule Wardrobe Series In this video, I share 4 steps to defining + developing your signature style! If you've ever wondered: "How to I find my personal style and create a wardrobe based…

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.

Updating My Capsule Wardrobe + Trying On New Items! A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be…

Zero Waste Reusable Cloth Toilet Paper Are we still using cloth toilet paper one year later????? This video is not sponsored but since making it, Who gives a crap have given me a discount code for you…

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 I Ate Today! Healthy, Delicious Meal Ideas #15 Here is everything I ate today as a vegan who does not count calories. Whether you are trying to lose weight, eat more fruits, veggies and…

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!

This Couple's Natural Eco Tiny House Is a True Stunner! This inspiring Canadian couple have constructed a truly beautiful, eco tiny house on wheels to escape high rent prices and get into their own home. Tofino, like…

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…

Adventurous Tiny House Couple Lives Full Time on the Road Alexis and Christian have traveled over 30000 miles in their Tiny House, which is more miles than any other Tiny House to date! Consider this: If only 1% of my…

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…

Life In The Trees With The Treehouse Masters Who wouldn't want to live in an amazing home in the trees? The Treehouse Masters have risen to international fame for their incredible homes nestled amongst…

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.

Forest Cabin Built From Salvaged Materials Cost Only $800! Made from 100% salvaged materials this incredible forest cabin project was realised for only $800! In a previous episode, we met cabin builder Jacob Witzling…

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…

From Fame To Forest - Rockstar's Magical Woodland Cabin Alban "Snoopy" Pfisterer is still perhaps most well known as the drummer for the rock-band 'Love' who rose to fame in the late 60's. After leaving the group…

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…

Tiny House Family Avoids Crazy Rent Prices in San Francisco Bay Area - 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.

5 Things I spend MORE time doing as a Minimalist Upon reflecting on it I realized that adapting a more minimalist lifestyle has freed up some much needed space and energy to indulge even more in my favorite…

Tiny House Kitchen Progress We finally made some progress on our kitchen! Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and beyond.

Earthship Underground House Tour - Sustainable and Net Zero Living… "Towards Sustainable and Net Zero Living" Derek "Deek" Diedricksen visits an Earthship in Taos, New Mexico.

Round 2 of Solar in Our Airstream RV - Rain, Rain Go Away We're adding 500 more watts to our solar set up for our Airstream RV…if the rain will let us.

21 Year Old Converts Van To Beautiful Home On Wheels This inspirational young woman has taken the plunge into van life by converting an old Chevy Astro into a beautiful tiny home on wheels. With a dream of one…

In Defense of Selfishness? I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

3 Things I spend MORE money on as a Minimalist There are 3 things that I spend more money on ever since adapting a more minimalist lifestyle. Strawberry Elli:…

Our Class A Motorhome: What We'll Miss After more than 6 months, we're still trying to sell our Newmar Motorhome. Time to move on to plan B for selling it.

How Do You Stay Disciplined & Consistent With Everything You Do? I answer the question: "How do you stay disciplined and consistent with everything you do?" Some of my techniques for getting the important things done: 1)…

Tackling Airstream RV Projects - Washer/Spin Dryer - Stand Up Desk - Dual 12V Outlet We're at out home base with our Airstream which means it's time to catch up on some long overdue projects! Patreon Video With More Details:…

Amsterdam hotel softens line between home, work & incubator Aimed at a growing group of “global nomads”, Amsterdam's Zoku is trying to avoid the hotel label and instead provide a home/office for their…

Man Builds Stunning Off Grid Shipping Container Home on Mountain Top 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.

Luxury $300k Spaceship "Tree House" FOR RENT Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, spends two nights in this luxurious and modern.

Q&A - Why I live in NYC, Gossiping, Packing & Black Today I'll be answering why I ended up moving to nyc, why I wear what I wear, how I manage to do laundry once a week and lastly, how I deal with…

"Tiny House No Regrets" - Keeping it SIMPLE and SMALL Derek "Deek" Diedricksen of Ashlee Fazio at the New…

Hensley's in a Wedding - Kansas to Tennessee in Our Airstream RV It's been a hectic week with our RV as we drive close to 30 hours from Utah to Tennessee for a family wedding with our Airstream.

Astounding Tiny House With Downstairs Master Bedroom If you don't like the idea of climbing into a loft to go to bed, this may be the tiny house design for you. At only 24ft, it's amazing what this family have managed to fit…

6 Tips to save money for TRAVEL Traveling is one of my favorite activities ever and I figured I'll share with you my tips and tricks on how you can save money for travel and make it happen!

This Tiny House DOESN'T have a tiny bathroom! Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while staying at the "Live A Little Chatt" tiny house rental village in Chattanooga, TN, takes another tour - this…

How We Set Up at a Campsite with Our Airstream RV We're still learning when it comes to setting up our Airstream RV, but today's video shows our typical routine from the time we pull in to when we kick back and…

How Role Models Can Change Your Life - Melissa Alexandria I discuss the importance of choosing the right role models and how my role models have helped me achieve success with saving money, developing confidence…

Towing the Airstream RV Through Colorado with Our Van - Loveland Pass - Vail Pass We don't know much, but we can safely say 100 degree weather is not the ideal time to be towing long 8% grades with a cargo van.

5 Things I Don't Spend Money On In Summer - Melissa Alexandria These are 5 things I don't buy in Summer… If I don't love or use something, I don't buy it. What is a typical Summer expense that you don't buy? Share in the…

Designing to last: multi-purpose furniture adapts to use/age Real estate in cities has gotten so expensive that anybody who has a bit of a high ceiling is trying to use that height of the room, ” explains designer Roberto Gil…

Solar Powered E-Bike Designed to Reduce City Traffic The Veemo is an incredible fully enclosed electric assist bicycle with an 80 Watt solar panel on the roof to trickle charge the battery. It was designed by…

How I saved $19,000 in 1 year If you have watched my “How I spend $1300 a month in NYC” video then you know that my expenses, all things considered, are fairly low and this is…

5 Must-Do Stops Near Moab - Arches, Canyonlands, & Dead Horse - RVing Moab in an Airstream - From Arches National Park to Canyonlands NP to Dead Horse State Park, Moab is packed with awesome places to see when RVing!

4 More words I stopped using Being more mindful in my speech is something that I've been practicing and that I personally find rather fascinating :) –––––––– SAY HI…

June Favorites! Cruelty-Free Makeup, Books, Jewelry & more - Melissa Alexandria These are the things I've been loving this past month… Kat Von D Shade and Light Makeup Brushes…

Dinosaur Museum - Moving the Airstream to Dead Horse Point State Park Campground - Airstream RVing State Parks and places like Moab Giants aren't always on the radar, but when you are RVing, these stops can be some of the best.

How To Edit Youtube Videos Like A Pro! Updated! - Filmora Editing Software I'm Melissa Welcome to my bubble of positivity and happy vibes here on the internet. vegan.

RV Living Q & A - Too Early for a Toddler? Generator Etiquette? RV Safe While Boondocking? We're taking on some shotgun questions today for about RV Living. This won't be an every week thing, but could be something we do every once in a while if it's…

Art of windmill maintenance: quixotic Dutch restores pump-house A few years ago, Maarten van Dijk went jogging by an old windmill near his home in Abcoude and was intrigued by the half-abandoned…

Van Life - Woman Living in a Van for 3 Years to Save Money & Travel the World Has been living in her vintage 1977 GMC Vandura camper van conversion for 3 years while working a 9-5 job in HR. She bought the van for just $500 and…

Books I've been loving #3 - Money, NVC, Beauty, NK & Minimalism I've been reading such wonderful books lately! My local library is a wonderful place that houses all sorts of books and I am loving it :) 1. Rich Dad's Retire Young,…

Arch the Length of a Football Field - Arches National Park - Boondocking in Our Airstream It's hot, but we're still having a blast boondocking just outside of Arches National Park in our Airstream.

Van vs 4x4 Truck for Towing - Canyonlands National Park & Shafer Trail - RV Living in an Airstream We're exploring Moab in a Jeep from Cliffhanger Jeep Rental. If you want a change of pace or to explore large amounts of scenic backroads, renting a…

Tiny House Tour - Kirsten's "Wild Rose" A tiny home tour of Kirsten's Wild Rose Tiny House :) Links referenced by Kirsten at the end of the video are below:…

We are closing #unconditionalco Exciting things are on the horizon and it's time to say goodbye. We would like to thank everyone who supported our little venture and who…

WHAT I ATE ON VACATION IN MEXICO - Healthy, Vegan Meals in Cabo San Lucas I filmed a few "what I eat in a day" videos while staying at the Riu Sante Fe All-Inclusive Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I LOVE all of the fresh fruit in Mexico…

What To Look for in an RV - Arriving in Moab - Airstream Upgrade Options Finding the right fit for RV living takes some research…research and lots of navy showers. Well maybe just one navy shower, then you'll know.

Father and Daughter Tiny House has a DOWNSTAIRS bedroom Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, while speaking at the NJ Tiny House Festival, checks in to Chris Schapdick's tiny house to take a quick tour. This tiny house on…

Zero Waste Family Makes No Household Garbage for 3 Years! Katelin started living a zero waste lifestyle with her family and also started the PAREdown Home blog with a friend to document their efforts to create less…

DIY Dryshampoo for Dark or Light Hair I've been getting asked a lot what I use as a dry shampoo and figured I'll share real quick what I use and how I use it…

Solar Update - Toddler Meltdown - Is Capital Reef Worth RVing to? 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.

5 Tips to find your own minimalist uniform My uniform consists of black leggings and a T-Shirt / Tank-top in gray, black or navy. That's it! That's what I am wearing most days and that's what I feel the most…

Tiny House Shelves We show some of the DIY shelving that we built into our tiny house living room. Tiny Nest follows Jake and Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages,…

What Makes an RVer an RVer? - Chimney Rock at Capital Reef National Park - RV Living Full Time When it comes to full-time RV living, age, social status, and occupation don't seem to be a factor. But today we talk about a few of the things we have noticed…

GORGEOUS School Bus/Tiny House RV Conversion tour Derek "Deek" Diedricksen visits the school bus/tiny house conversion of Michael…

Boondocking vs Staying in National Park - Hickman Bridge & Petroglyphs - RV Living Full Time Spots are opening up in the Capital Reef Campground, but we're not sure if we want to move our Airstream.

Cube Houses hang on pylons like a forest canopy in Rotterdam Tilted at a 55 degree angle Rotterdam's “Cube Houses” seem to defy gravity. Dreamed up by architect Piet Blom in the 1970s to help the city…

Special 12 ft Wide Tiny House Feels Like a Real Home! Full Tour Patrick and the Rewild Homes Team built the custom Ptarmigan extra wide tiny house for a senior who wanted a bedroom and ensuite bathroom on the main…

Why I don't wear a bra I've been thinking about making a video about this for a while and figured, it's about time! I no longer wear bras. It feels wonderful, liberating and best of all: So…

My Top Travel Packing Tips + What I'm Bringing To Mexico! In this video, I'm sharing my top packing tips, how to decide what to bring, and showing you what's inside my bag for our upcoming trip to Los Cabos, Mexico!

Van Overheats Pulling the Airstream RV from Bryce Canyon to Capital Reef National Park We're hoping to make good time on Scenic Byway 21 to Capital Reef with our Airstream RV, but our van has other plans.

What I Eat in A Day! Healthy, Vegan Meals Easy, mostly low-fat, healthy vegan meal ideas. Some of the things mentioned in this video: Silver Hills Bread Sol Meatless Chicken Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera…

School Bus Converted To Incredible Off-Grid Home This family is hitting the road and doing it in style! They have converted a simple school bus into an unbelievably comfortable home. The entire bus is designed…

6 Reasons why we buy stuff we don’t need Why are we buying stuff we don't actually need? I have been thinking about this A LOT lately and wanted to dig a little deeper.

How Does First-Come-First-Serve Work? Navajo Canyon Trail in Bryce Canyon - RV Living Two things we absolutely love about RV Living: First-Come-First-Serve campsites and awesome hiking trails. Bryce Canyon has both!

A new Tree House Rental by Tiny House/Home Designer…. Derek "Deek" Diedricksen shows us the near-complete "Hash Tag" tree house that he and his crew.

MINIMALIST APARTMENT TOUR - RV to simple, spacious living For the first time in years while in the states, I'm living in an apartment instead of my 19-foot RV! In this video, I invite you into my space for a 10-minute tour of the…

FROM BLONDE TO BRUNETTE! - Melissa Alexandria VLOG : I'm ready for a change! I decided to go back to my natural hair color and give the bleaching a break. You know that feeling where…

13 Years Living Off the Land - Man Shares REAL Homestead 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.

Biking Bryce Canyon - Routine in an Airstream - Hoodoos & Views Galore Although it's tough for us to pinpoint exactly what our routines are in an RV, one thing is for sure, we routinely love creating memories as a family!

Cider Box Tiny House - 3D Model Follow Jake and Kiva's entire tiny house build, as well as tiny house tours, interviews, vlogs, and other resources!

Chameleon shotgun house blends modern / vernacular on a budget Inspired by the shotgun houses of the Gulf Coast, architect Zui Ng set out to create a modern version that could adapt to any lot. Calling it the Shotgun…

Books I've been loving - Money, Death and HSP #2 I've been reading a lot over the past couple of weeks and it's again time to share my favorites with you. The Moneyless Man By Boyle, Mark You Are A Badass at…

Closet Tour - Minimalist Wardrobe Here is a tour of my current wardrobe, how I organize my clothes and some of my current favorite items! Many of the items have been purchased second-hand…

Awesome Views at Bryce Canyon - RV Living in our Airstream Whether you are RVing in North Campground or Sunset Campground, Bryce Canyon has views you've got to see.

Would You Go Crazy Living the Van Life? Tips on How to Find Out For tips and advice on living or travelling in a van, check out our Exploring Alternatives Guide to Van Life eBook:…

Young Woman Escapes Crazy Rent With Tiny House After graduation, this inspiring young woman has found freedom from high rent prices in the form of a Tiny House on wheels. Video sponsored by Graphic Stock,…

Zaq "dew" Aromatherapy Diffuser Demo + Review ZAQ Dew Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Get 15% off on everything at ZAQ.com with coupon code: MelissaAlexandria Youtube channel…

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