Exploring Alternatives is creating alternative living videos on YouTube
58

patrons

$116
per Video
Hi there,

We're Mat and Danielle. A couple of minimalist nomads from Canada who travel in a campervan each year to film micro-documentaries about people who are living alternative lifestyles.

What’s an alternative lifestyle? To be honest, we’re kind of making it up as we go, but we love sharing stories about anything that’s a little off the beaten path. From tiny houses to houseboats, solar panels to camper vans, and minimalism to zero waste, we're exploring it all.

We’ve created and shared over 150 videos so far, and we have no plans to stop anytime soon. You can take a peek at our library of YouTube videos here.

We hope our videos will inspire you and give you the information you need to design a life that's in line with your values and goals; whether that means working less and travelling more, reducing your ecological footprint, downsizing your stuff, or simply having more free time.

Since October 2016, our Patrons have been an incredible support system (thank you Patrons!). They’ve given us the confidence to continue doing what we love, and they’ve helped us (in addition to our AdSense and sponsorship revenue) invest in better camera equipment and a newer van that we’re setting up for video editing; and we’re just about to hire our first part-time video editor.

Things are going well and we’re excited to continue growing the Exploring Alternatives project. We have many more stories to tell!

If you find value and inspiration from our videos and want to support us for free, you can watch our videos, subscribe to our blog, and follow us on Instagram & Facebook.

If you want to support the project financially, Patreon is the perfect place to do that.  But no matter how you choose to support us, we thank you for being here and checking out our project.

Happy Exploring!

Mat & Danielle

P.S. in case it helps you choose a pledge amount, we typically post 3- 4 paid videos per month, and we don’t charge Patrons for sponsored videos.



Tiers
Pledge What You Want: $1 or More
$1 or more per Video 3 patrons
Thank you for pledging what you want to support Exploring Alternatives :)


We're giving something new a try!  We now only have one reward tier to make things more fair for our Patrons.*


Regardless of how much you pledge per video, you get a reward when you hit the following lifetime pledge milestones:


-> any amount: a personalized thank you message in Patreon

-> $5 total: an Exploring Alternatives sticker

-> $25 total: an Exploring Alternatives postcard

-> $100 or more: your name in the description of a video (we’ll ask you first)


In case it helps you choose a pledge amount, we typically post 3- 4 paid videos per month, and we don’t charge Patrons for sponsored videos.


*in the previous structure, a Patron could donate $2 per video for months and never get a reward because the rewards were set up based on the size of a single donation.  Now the rewards are based on the total lifetime amount.


Thank You!

Goals
$116 of $500 per Video
Earning $500 per video would mean a lot to us, whether it's a upgrading our camera gear, growing our team, creating more videos, or simply helping us through YouTube's highs and lows.

Thank you for pledging what you want!  

Happy Exploring :)
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Hi there,

We're Mat and Danielle. A couple of minimalist nomads from Canada who travel in a campervan each year to film micro-documentaries about people who are living alternative lifestyles.

What’s an alternative lifestyle? To be honest, we’re kind of making it up as we go, but we love sharing stories about anything that’s a little off the beaten path. From tiny houses to houseboats, solar panels to camper vans, and minimalism to zero waste, we're exploring it all.

We’ve created and shared over 150 videos so far, and we have no plans to stop anytime soon. You can take a peek at our library of YouTube videos here.

We hope our videos will inspire you and give you the information you need to design a life that's in line with your values and goals; whether that means working less and travelling more, reducing your ecological footprint, downsizing your stuff, or simply having more free time.

Since October 2016, our Patrons have been an incredible support system (thank you Patrons!). They’ve given us the confidence to continue doing what we love, and they’ve helped us (in addition to our AdSense and sponsorship revenue) invest in better camera equipment and a newer van that we’re setting up for video editing; and we’re just about to hire our first part-time video editor.

Things are going well and we’re excited to continue growing the Exploring Alternatives project. We have many more stories to tell!

If you find value and inspiration from our videos and want to support us for free, you can watch our videos, subscribe to our blog, and follow us on Instagram & Facebook.

If you want to support the project financially, Patreon is the perfect place to do that.  But no matter how you choose to support us, we thank you for being here and checking out our project.

Happy Exploring!

Mat & Danielle

P.S. in case it helps you choose a pledge amount, we typically post 3- 4 paid videos per month, and we don’t charge Patrons for sponsored videos.



Recent posts by Exploring Alternatives

Tiers
Pledge What You Want: $1 or More
$1 or more per Video 3 patrons
Thank you for pledging what you want to support Exploring Alternatives :)


We're giving something new a try!  We now only have one reward tier to make things more fair for our Patrons.*


Regardless of how much you pledge per video, you get a reward when you hit the following lifetime pledge milestones:


-> any amount: a personalized thank you message in Patreon

-> $5 total: an Exploring Alternatives sticker

-> $25 total: an Exploring Alternatives postcard

-> $100 or more: your name in the description of a video (we’ll ask you first)


In case it helps you choose a pledge amount, we typically post 3- 4 paid videos per month, and we don’t charge Patrons for sponsored videos.


*in the previous structure, a Patron could donate $2 per video for months and never get a reward because the rewards were set up based on the size of a single donation.  Now the rewards are based on the total lifetime amount.


Thank You!