1. Matt Derrick

    The Civil Wars - The One That Got Away (Some neat traveler / train hopping visuals)Video 

    Usually this would be more appropriate for the music section, since it's a music video, but I was really impressed by the visuals of hobo culture combined with a female protagonist. Check it out and let me know what you think!
  2. Matt Derrick

    Swimming in the Rio Grande in Big Bend national park, TexasVideo 

    My friend @Daisy and I stop in Big Bend national park on our way west. The highlight was swimming in the Rio Grande river in the Boquillas Canyon; it's a nice swim if you're in the area.
  3. Matt Derrick

    Visiting the Marfa Prada store art installation in Marfa, Texas!Video 

    I visit the infamous art installation "Prada Marfa" near Marfa, Texas. This place is in the middle of nowhere Texas but still draws a decent amount of tourists. Ironically, I didn't know about the lock fence behind the store, which has become another location for lovers to symbolize their...
  4. Matt Derrick

    Man Living Off-Grid in a Tent on an IslandVideo 

    Jojo has been living off-grid in a tent for 18 months, the last 12 of which have been on an island in Sweden! He has a 5 meter (16-foot) Sibley Bell tent set up on a platform, a wood stove for heat, a multi-fuel stove for cooking, a solar panel and a car battery for charging devices, and...
  5. AutonomousPlayground

    Train hopping across Romania with a Korean KickboxerVideo 

    - Here is a link to the two videos I made about me and my friend Won riding freight trains from London to Romania, I don't think i'll be making any more videos about train hopping on my channel and would rather focus on some of the work I am doing and political subjects, but whilst the world has...
  6. Matt Derrick

    School bus length infographicPhotos Video 

    I found this interesting infographic on the Rolling Vistas blog, and thought I'd repost it here for anyone that might be interested in seeing a great comparison between the different sizes of school buses out there. I've also included their YouTube video on the subject since it's pretty...
  7. Matt Derrick

    🚗 Yet Another Prius Dwelling Setup - How I live in a 2008 Prius hybrid electric car! 🚗Video 

    I just posted my first YouTube video in nearly two years! I take you on a tour of my setup for living in my toyota prius hybrid electric car. Let me know what you think! Man, after not making videos for a few years this took a lot longer to put together than I expected. Made a LOT of mistakes...
  8. Matt Derrick

    #06 - Matt Derrick & Cornelius Vango

    Link: Previous guest Cornelius Vango turns the tables and this time it's my turn to answer the questions on this week's episode of the StP podcast! I cover a host of subjects, including my book, future plans for StP related projects (including the Dirty Scouts...
  9. Matt Derrick

    Home Made Camper Van Build - Start to Finish DIYVideo 

    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.
  10. 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...
  11. Matt Derrick

    Average Joey - The Anarchists Who Don't Do AnythingVideo 

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

    The Free Tea Bus - Crazy Awesome Bus ConversionVideo 

    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...
  13. VikingAdventurer

    Some updates on the Slab City LibraryVideo 

    Hey, everyone! Sorry about the "radio silence", I've had my hands pretty full lately. To make a long story short, I've been working closely with @Cornelius Vango at the Slab City Library. Last month, they placed me in charge of the place. It's been a LOT of work, but extremely rewarding so...
  14. Gypsybones

    Questions that make strangers fall I love

  15. Matt Derrick

    Best Low Cost Tiny House Alternative - The Mongolian YurtVideo 

    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...
  16. Matt Derrick

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

    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...
  17. TrainingHoppers

    Youtube For Train Hopping

    Just a quick question from someone preparing/ researching to travel full-time. Via Freight Hopping, is it worth it getting a cheap GoPro and putting in the work at the local library for wherever you end up to post on Youtube or does the work outweigh the benefit of a little extra cash? I'd be...
  18. Matt Derrick

    Dumpster House!Video 

    Someone showed me this clip from a tv show I've never watched (2 broke girls) but I thought it was funny enough to share here. Basically, what would a dumpster look like if it was converted into a house?
  19. Matt Derrick

    Visiting the Slab City Golf Course!Video 

    A few days ago some friends of mine from Los Angeles came out to visit me in Slab City, so I decided to show them the Slab City golf course. It's been around for quite some time, but it was only recently that I took the time to explore it. Its a completely legitimate golf course and the person...
  20. Matt Derrick

    Couple Transforms Old Campervan Into Cozy Home on WheelsVideo 

    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.
  21. Matt Derrick

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

    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).
  22. Matt Derrick

    Bicycle Touring - Going East Across the WestVideo 

    "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...
  23. Matt Derrick

    Brilliant Yurt Design! - Mixing Tradition with Super Modern ConstructionVideo 

    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.
  24. NattyKiwi

    Hawaii Nomad LivinVideo 

    Aloha Nomads! Im back again with another video for whoever wants to see it. This video is a montage of some of my time here so far. Da palm trees, clear ocean, cliff jumping, clear skies. and chillin at some locals spots. Its lookin like ill be staying here for another full season before...
  25. Matt Derrick

    My podcast interview with Cake or Death RadioVideo 

    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...
  26. Matt Derrick

    A tour of TheRoadAbode's VanVideo 

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

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

    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.
  28. Matt Derrick

    Wednesday Adams vs Cat CallersVideo 

  29. Matt Derrick

    DIY Tarp Shelter | Desert CampingVideo 

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

    Disadvantages Of HitchhikingVideo 

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

    Hitchhiker HygieneVideo 

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

    Things I Wish I Knew | Hitchhiking Tips & AdviceVideo 

    Some great hitchhiking advice from @HippieGangster; It's nice to see more StP'ers making videos!
  33. Matt Derrick

    INDECLINE: Largest Graffiti Mural In the WorldVideo 

    it totally baffels me that this video only has 70,000 views. i'm definitely adding this to my list of places to visit one day. Created by AWARE. Directed by Ryen McPherson Aerial Coverage by SWIFT AERO