1. Matt Derrick

    Resolved What content matters to you the most on StP? Photos, stories, podcast or videos?

    Hey folks, I'm curious about what kind of content draws people here the most, or what content you would be most interested in if we offered it here. I've created a poll above for everyone to vote in, and you can vote for as many options as you like. Personally, I'm interested in potentially...
  2. Matt Derrick

    Video Home Made Camper Van Build - Start to Finish DIY

    Link: A pretty extensive video showing how this guy built out his G20 van into a livable camper van. Some good stuff here if you're looking to create some basic amenities in your van.
  3. Matt Derrick

    #05 - Andrew and the Slab City Library

    Link: This week we talk with Andrew, who is helping run the Slab City library this past summer while Cornelius is in Alaska. We discuss what it's like to live in Slab City during the summer, how to prepare if you decide to come out, what's involved...
  4. Matt Derrick

    Video Average Joey - The Anarchists Who Don't Do Anything

    I thought this song was pretty amusing, so I figured I would share it here.
  5. Matt Derrick

    Video The Free Tea Bus - Crazy Awesome Bus Conversion

    In this video Guisepi Spadafora (a former train hopper) shows off the bus they've been living in for the past ten years. There's some insanely awesome build ideas you can take from this video if you're interested in converting your own school bus. Guisepi also gives away free tea as a way to...
  6. Matt Derrick

    Video Best Low Cost Tiny House Alternative - The Mongolian Yurt

    We met up with Rivkah from Groovy Yurts ( to learn about the traditional hand-painted yurts (gers) they import directly from Mongolia, and we also helped her team set one up at the Tiny House Festival this summer. It was more work than we thought it would be but it was...
  7. Matt Derrick

    Video From Apartment Life to Living on a Sailboat in Alaska! Sailing & Cruising Liveaboards

    Megan and Rob are a pair of adventure seekers who are working hard to create the life of their dreams: living on a sailboat and exploring Alaska, working online and starting their own filmmaking company. All while continuing to actively explore their surroundings on bikes, in kayaks, in...
  8. Cornelius Vango


    Hey folks, sorry it took me a few weeks of procrasturbation to finally get this thing put together and uploaded, but it's cool now because it's here! I certainly didn't get everything, but I got plenty of great footage of great people doing awesome things together out in the real life...
  9. Matt Derrick

    Video Kristie Wolfe builds underground hobbit house

    Inspired by the success of the Hawaii treehouse home she built for $11,000, Kristie Wolfe began searching for land to build a “Hobbit”-inspired village. Knowing that there is land to be found for cheap in this country (she bought her Hawaii property for $8000), she began to search the Northwest...
  10. trickdaley

    Youtube Channel looking to film in Florida - Interesting people needed

    Hello! WHO I AM My name is Pat Daley, I run an adventure Youtube channel called True Transient ( . I film adventures like canoeing down the east coast, hitchhiking across the USA, and visiting unique places. WHAT IM DOING I currently live in Orlando, Florida in...
  11. Matt Derrick

    Video Slab City Library Time Lapse Video

    So I set out one day to try and do a time lapse video of the Slab City library, but unfortunately I set the angle far too wide, so it wasn't quite what I was going for. Rather than delete it though, I figured I'd go ahead and share it here for anyone that's interested.
  12. Matt Derrick

    Video After a dust storm at the Slab City library

    Here's a short video showing what the kitchen looks like after a major sandstorm came through, caking almost everything in a fine layer of dirt.
  13. Matt Derrick

    Video I got a tattoo in Slab City today

    Sorry this one is so short, I didn't really have time to plan out this video so I just cut together a few shots of getting this tattoo in Slab City today.
  14. Matt Derrick

    What you missed at the 2016 Jamboree

    Hey folks, for those of you that were unable to come out to this year's Dirty Scouts Jamboree, I'm writing this to briefly fill you in on what you missed and give folks a place to post their thoughts, pictures, and videos of the event. Due to time constraints, I'm compiling all the video I took...
  15. Matt Derrick

    Video Couple Transforms Old Campervan Into Cozy Home on Wheels

    Another good video from the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel, check em out, lots of good stuff there. This video is a tour of a couple's van and how they converted it from scratch, so basically more vandweller porn to drool over if you're looking for ideas to convert your vehicle.
  16. Matt Derrick

    Video TV Journalist Quits His Job to Live on a Tiny House Boat & Cruise UK Canals Full-Time

    I thought this video was worth sharing because it goes into quite a bit of detail about what it's like to live on one of these boats and some of the logistics involved with the lifestyle. Definitely worth watching to see what it's like to live on a boat in a canal (and outside the usa).
  17. Matt Derrick

    Video Bicycle Touring - Going East Across the West

    "Bicycle touring through the Sierra Nevada, Death Valley, Utah, Colorado Rockies, and to my destination in Nebraska. Music composed by me with samples from Garageband iOS." It's a long video, but if you want to get an idea of what a ride like this looks like, he's done an excellent job of...
  18. Matt Derrick

    Video Brilliant Yurt Design! - Mixing Tradition with Super Modern Construction

    I thought this video on putting together a yurt was pretty cool, so I thought I'd share it here. They also have a lot of other good videos about van dwelling, tiny houses, boat living, etc.
  19. Matt Derrick

    Video My podcast interview with Cake or Death Radio

    Hey folks, just wanted to let you all know about this interview I did with the Cake or Death Radio podcast. Melanie and her partner drove all the way up from San Antonio to meet up with me in Austin, Texas to chat a bit about the Squat the Planet website, my background, and my personal...
  20. Matt Derrick

    Video A tour of TheRoadAbode's Van

    I thought this was a pretty good video tour of a really nice van. Definitely gives me that van dwelling itch :)
  21. Matt Derrick

    Video Digital Nomad Day in the Life WITH PRICES | Chiang Mai, Thailand

    This is a pretty good video since it does list the prices of things in Thailand right now and the video really gives you a good sense of what it's like to live there.
  22. Ashe Anne

    Video Within the Magic of Travel and Music

    I've already introduced myself once before, but I want to share with you all some new thoughts of mine. An *introduction* to my most recent plans, you may say. ;) If you happened to have read my previous introduction, then I want to quickly announce that I've bought my car! Yay! And I'm working...
  23. Matt Derrick

    Video DIY Tarp Shelter | Desert Camping

    @HippieGangster's improvised shelter while squatting in Southern Utah:
  24. Matt Derrick

    Video Disadvantages Of Hitchhiking

    Sometimes, hitchhiking sucks. Here's why by @HippieGangster
  25. Matt Derrick

    Video Hitchhiker Hygiene

    How to stay clean on the road by @HippieGangster :D
  26. Matt Derrick

    Video Things I Wish I Knew | Hitchhiking Tips & Advice

    Some great hitchhiking advice from @HippieGangster; It's nice to see more StP'ers making videos!
  27. Brother X

    Video John T. Davis’s 1992 documentary, Hobo,

    Reviewed by one of the people I collaborate with over on {R}emnants a Flipboard curated by several people, including myself. --------------------- HOBO VISIONS John T. Davis’s 1992 documentary, Hobo, finds the BBC filmmaker tagging along with a modern day...
  28. Freerange Butters


    Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like; a journey to Mexico to trip on some magical mushrooms! I plan to start somewhere North of the U.S.A; maybe even Canada and go down to Oaxaca Mexico to trip on some shrooms and record the whole process! Now some of you guys might ask: "Why are you going all...
  29. tobepxt

    keep yer feet warm this winter. boot mod.

    if your boots dont keep your feet warm enough this idea seems like it would work. the idea is to take one of those windshield sun shades and cut some pieces out the same size as your boot insoles. put them in the bottom of your shoes and youre done.
  30. trickdaley

    Hitchhiking Across the USA - Walking Into California VIDEO

    The FINAL video in my Hitchhiking Across the USA series. I am surprised by the lack of willing drivers along Highway 101. Enjoy. Please like and subscribe if you are into my series :)
  31. trickdaley

    Hitchhiking Across the USA Day 39 - Don't Drink & Drive - VIDEO

    A little fun hitching out of Oregon from the coast...
  32. trickdaley

    Hitchhiking Out of Denver - VIDEO

    Hello STPers I've been editing and sharing video from my Hitchhiking trip across the USA from FL to CA. Here is the latest episode, one of my favorites! I figured you all would enjoy some hitchhiking action!