Debt-Free Family Life in a Zero Waste, Plant Based Tiny House

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How This Frugal Family of 4 Paid Off $96k in Debt & Built a Custom Tiny House

After finishing school, Jocelyn and Jarvis had $96,000 of debt from student loans, credit cards, and buying a small rural property. This is the story of how they paid it off in just 20 months, and then built themselves a debt-free custom tiny house for their family of 4. After ignoring their finances for a long time, the couple finally faced reality one night when they sat down and added up all of their debts, and compared it to the revenue they had coming in. When they realized how much they owed, they decided to make some drastic changes so they could pay it off and stop worrying about money. To start, they moved to a smaller apartment, changed jobs, shopped second-hand, froze a credit card in a block of ice, switched to using cash only, and made a budget that allowed them to chip away at their debt. They had a white board with a list of all their debts, which they updated every time a payment was made so they'd continue to be motivated. After 20 months, they were completely debt-free. After that, they continued with their minimalist, frugal habits and were able to save up enough money to build themselves a custom tiny house on wheels. They've been living in the tiny house for over two years now, with their two children, and plan to continue living in it for as long as they can. They are currently saving money to buy a small acreage where they will build a larger off grid home and keep the tiny house as an income property. We're very inspired by this young family's dedication to improve their lives by paying off their debt, by their awareness of their energy consumption, by their efforts to buy less and live a low waste lifestyle. They're trying to make positive change in every aspect of their lives, and that's not always an easy thing to do. Thank you, Jocelyn and Jarvis, for sharing your story with us! And for the beautiful day we spent at your place! Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to all of our Patrons who support us so generously and a very special thank you to our backbone supporters: The Burgess Family! If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ------------------------------------------------------------- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA&tab=2 To learn how to create and submit subtitles and closed captions, check out this YouTube info page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6054623 If you would like credit for your subtitles, translation, or closed captions in the description of the video, please email us with your full name, the language of your translation, and the video title that you worked on. You can email us at: danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSORS ------------------------------------------------------------- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives Construction Photo Credits: Jocelyn and Jarvis

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 though, Alban's life took a very different turn, leading him away from life in the public eye and into a remote and beautiful cabin in the forests of Olympia, Washington. This home is filled with organic design and natural elements that gives a true feeling of belonging amongst it's forest surroundings. Now out of the public eye, here Alban can retreat, find solace and create new music which you can find here: https://goo.gl/yB7FSe Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/rockstars-woodland-cabin/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on Tiny Houses, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2017 Zyia Pictures Ltd

Amazing DIY European Style Tiny House With Pizza Oven

The Gypsy Mermaid is undoubtably one of the most creative and artistic tiny house builds that we have visited to date. There are features in this home that I didn't believe to be possible in a tiny house such as a fully functional feature pizza oven right in the middle of the home which provides both ample warmth and amazing pizza! Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig This couple loves to travel and were greatly inspired by European style in their build, especially when it came to the interior decor of the home. The entire place was constructed by the couple as a DIY build for the unbelievable price of only $15,000, largely thanks to the amount of reclaimed materials that have gone into the tiny home's construction. Visit the Gypsy Mermaid website: https://www.gypsy-mermaid.com/ Our Website: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/spectacular-european-style-tiny-house-even-pizza-oven/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2017 Zyia Pictures Ltd

Open Concept Modern Tiny House with Elevator Bed

Plans Now Available: https://www.sprucdmarket.com/plans/open-concept-rustic-modern-tiny-house-framing-shell/ Amazing Tiny House with open feel, everything transforms! Bed on DIY electric lift! Our favorite tiny house yet! Subscribe to my channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/knockoffwood?sub_confirmation=1 More info and plans/sources: http://www.ana-white.com/2017/01/open-concept-rustic-modern-tiny-house-photo-tour-and-sources Full of fresh, original tiny house ideas, this 24 foot long rustic modern tiny dream home on wheels has it all ... and open space to boot! Featuring a ceiling bed with automatic lift, convertible lounge area, flip up desk piece, clever sliding closet in the shower, sliding pantry shelf, hidden laundry, and much, much more, this tiny house achieves modern comfort in an open concept floor plan.

Spectacular Zen Inspired Dream Tiny House

The stunning Zen Tiny Home in Byron Bay, Australia has it all. It's spacious and beautifully designed with influence borrowed from both Japanese and Scandinavian architecture to form a wonderfully functional house on wheels. Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Best of all, the tiny house has been designed to be ultra liveable, taking the needs of it's dynamic occupants into consideration. It's filled with clever storage solutions and has been beautifully finished to create a home which feels wonderful to be inside. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/the-zen-tiny-house Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2017 Zyia Pictures Ltd

For this young family, life in a tiny house is largely centred around a desire to live with a lighter footprint and do something good for the environment.

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Going zero waste and cutting out single use plastics has been helped by living in a tiny house, where the small home makes the family more aware of their consumption. Mark, a Vegan chef has also leveraged debt free living in a tiny house to start his own plant based pop-up restaurant.

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