Growing up as a kid, I loved going to open houses with my mom. We were usually not in the market for a new house, but in the ’90s the only way to peek inside a strangers house and not be creepy was to wait for it to go on the market. With the invention of YouTube and people’s overall willingness to let people see inside their homes and lives, you can now tour a seemingly endless number of homes.
Here are 2 of my favorite YouTube channels that feature unique homes.
Mat and Danielle do a great job of telling the story of the people they interview. They focus not only on their houses (or yurts, or vans, or boats), but also on why the person chose the house they did and the reality of what it’s like to live in it. They also feature stories about other lifestyle choices like zero waste, cutting your own hair, etc.
A few videos I’ve really enjoyed:
Mat and Danielle’s 5 years without a cell phone. Yes, you read that correctly.
Bryce tours the world interviewing people who live in ‘tiny’ spaces. If you’re familiar with the tiny house movement, a lot of the home styles will look familiar. He also features a few unique homes as well. Like Mat and Danielle, Bryce always tells the story of the people he’s interviewing. When it comes to tiny living, everyone has a different motivation. I’m almost more interested in why the person opted for the home they did than I am interested in the home itself. Some people want custom design, others want financial freedom, and a few folks are looking to push the envelope or just do something different.
Some channel highlights to get you started:
Hope you enjoy these different perspectives on home. I’d love to hear your YouTube channel recommendations.