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A Tiny House Tour in Iceland


Natalie and I just went to Iceland you know the place where waterfalls are made of skittles groceries cost more than rent and everything is impossible to pronounce every mile you drive you couldn’t think this place would look anymore but it does for half of our stay we shacked up in one of these little homes tucked into the fight town of Roone Dimmick and it was pretty awesome this is day one in Iceland Natalie’s in the bathroom can I say can I say that and we are about to hit the Golden Circle it’s like the main I guess the main touristy type loop in Iceland where you can hit a bunch of different sites good toilet is super loud larger than a hotel room but much smaller than the average home what initially drew us to the space was the amazing view of the harbor in grande avec probably why they called the place harbour view there are ten identical units on the property and as close as they are privacy wasn’t an issue it was actually much more private than sharing walls with other guests alright so this is the tiny house hotel that we’re staying in it’s pretty cool I’m gonna give you a little tour the place was thoughtfully designed it had this hidden refrigerator and a useful kitchenette with a working stove cups plates and bowls are stored above the sink extra pillows and blankets are located under the main window ugly red couch bags are hidden in here for the record I only put the bags in here for the shoot normally we’re very messy the shower moves I don’t know why it does that maybe one of you guys know this is a heated towel rack I don’t know if it’s necessary minimalist but I like it as thoughtful as most of the design was if it lacked in one area it would be lighting oh sorry now I might be pickier than most but right before bed I don’t want a harsh bright daylight bulb filling the room but other than that everything was great as a minimalist I knew that I would love staying in a tiny place but would Natalie feel the same way now that we’re back tell me could you live in a tiny house no you couldn’t no you could no I think you could but you wouldn’t you define live if we had kids I didn’t think I could live in a tiny house and living in a tiny house I fear loses the opportunity to entertain I think both of us could do it I don’t think either of us would want to with our currently how our lives are set up like think back to Brooklyn when you had to put all your cosmetics into the kitchen drawer because we just didn’t have enough space like having not having a nice my pants right now next to the fork yeah not good not very sanitary I mean my hand with a fork that’s multi-purpose yeah that’s a little as minimalism the idea is we probably could do it we’d have to sacrifice and get rid of a lot of stuff but it would be sacrifices which isn’t I don’t think the point of living a simpler life yeah you want to be able to actually still enjoy and live a full life live a full life but in terms of our vacation how did you like it I really they liked it when you travel more often than not you’re locked up in this tiny hotel room where you’re kind of stepping on each other’s staff you’re gonna plug that in oh you’re doing your hair over here yeah you don’t get any knocks of privacy you know Airbnb is being great for that but you still get the sense that you’re living in someone else’s space so what I liked about this tiny home was that it was serviced like a hotel room like we would get turnovers and cleanups and it was very like clean and put together but there was a lot more space than you would get in a hotel room and I like that we had like a fully functioning kitchen and like a fully functioning little lounge space the bedroom was probably my favorite I really liked just closing off the rest of the tiny home and then just having this battery size two bedroom that just felt really cozy especially for like Iceland and it was so windy outside I’m gonna first night we got there and it was like gale force winds and being able to just like hole up kind of felt like you’re a kid getting cozy inside of your teepee in the lounge room all over again like it was just really nice yeah I think for something like a vacation especially in Iceland the idea isn’t to spent too much time in the house yeah or in the hotel room but I really left the tiny heart it just felt it felt designed to live in not to win awards if you want to see our entire trip through Iceland you can get it on my secret blog every month I upload exclusive videos to my patreon account giving an intimate look into my work and personal life it’s like my hidden YouTube channel I’m overcompensating this is one of the ways that I’m able to keep this YouTube channel 100% advertisement free if you’ve got some value from my videos in the past and if you can afford to spare a couple bucks a week I would be so grateful for your support anyhow or thumbs up [Music] never doing this again [Music]

100 Comments

Matt D’Avella

Sep 9, 2018, 9:55 pm Reply

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Rudy Mendez

Feb 2, 2019, 8:45 am Reply

What brand and model are your glasses!???!

Elliott Page

Feb 2, 2019, 2:01 am Reply

Matt, what's the coat?

ashan medigodella

Feb 2, 2019, 7:59 pm Reply

I know why the shower moves but i don't want to be that person in the comment section ?

Milton M.

Feb 2, 2019, 3:53 am Reply

The outdoor wind scene! I died laughing!

Joe Pham

Feb 2, 2019, 3:40 pm Reply

Damn I thought the tiny hotel room would have suited you two. It’s so minimal

ODENZ TV – ODTV

Feb 2, 2019, 12:47 am Reply

yea this guy makes amazing content!

Tanweer Majid

Feb 2, 2019, 3:14 am Reply

He got 2K extra subscribers just today. At this rate he’ll hit a million by the end of the week. Good job Matt. Well deserved. I love that he swears as much as I do. Makes the videos more real.

Corey Walvatne

Feb 2, 2019, 5:15 pm Reply

This was a " small" home moreso. I keep staying in tiny homes from AirBnB and this thing is super comfy and spacious versus what I've been in.

ME

Feb 2, 2019, 2:17 am Reply

These tiny houses are fantastic. Do you have any idea who the designer is? I could definitely live in one of these.

martylopia

Feb 2, 2019, 10:56 am Reply

ICELAND!!! I live there and you are right, groceries and rent are high but everything else is great!!!

Cherry Chan

Mar 3, 2019, 5:45 pm Reply

Ugly red couch hun ? hahah 😀

Rcs Fjo

Mar 3, 2019, 12:47 pm Reply

Jesus christ I hate the accent Nathalie has

Gabriel Evans

Mar 3, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

House looks like it could play GTA V in 4k at 120fps

Pretty Flacko

Mar 3, 2019, 4:15 am Reply

You're obsessed with minimalism

Max

Mar 3, 2019, 7:12 pm Reply

What the actual heck, what do you mean at 3:48 live a full life? Mate theres people living on the streets, that tinny house had a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and as far as i can tell it had everything lol

Max

Mar 3, 2019, 7:14 pm Reply

4:41 is that even legal/safe?

Zulficar Ali

Mar 3, 2019, 7:30 pm Reply

How much does the tiny house cost in Iceland?

Landon Sharp

Mar 3, 2019, 12:53 pm Reply

The fingerlick in the gale force winds had me dead ???

Hong Tran

Mar 3, 2019, 8:40 pm Reply

Can you do a video on how you pack for 2 week trips or international travel?

Shogo Yamada

Mar 3, 2019, 11:12 pm Reply

That Owen Wilson wow got me

Bogi Guðjónsson

Mar 3, 2019, 6:49 pm Reply

I'm from Iceland btw ??

mr. guacamole stuffed unicorn

Apr 4, 2019, 10:35 am Reply

I swear I was just your neighbor when I went to Iceland

Wannabe Hacker

Apr 4, 2019, 6:25 pm Reply

Matt, you're doing something right.

Amin Zegrani

Apr 4, 2019, 7:16 pm Reply

Time to become a dad =D

Koté Green

Apr 4, 2019, 3:36 pm Reply

"Never doing this again"
"That's not true" ??

Wyatt Waters

Apr 4, 2019, 2:02 am Reply

As an aspiring architect in high school, tiny homes have always fascinated me because they prove that size and effectiveness are not in direct proportion. The world of design and architecture at its core seeks to solve problems efficiently and gracefully, and distinguishes a functional piece of architecture from just a building. I admire the social skills and the empathy that an architect must use when designing. Until recently, I’ve only ever thought of an architect as an artist who draws structures on paper which eventually become buildings. Now I consider an architect to be a designer and something of an anthropologist because the effectiveness of a building is influenced by the depth of understanding that the architect has of the building’s users. In architecture, you identify problems, ask the right questions, find answers, and act upon those answers to create a functional and beautiful space. The tiny home exemplifies this; form will and should always follow function.

jónabv 1

Apr 4, 2019, 2:04 am Reply

I live in ICELAND

voxcotte

Apr 4, 2019, 11:55 am Reply

that's my dream house

Twisty

Apr 4, 2019, 1:48 pm Reply

Vá þetta er flott

SilverAphelion

Apr 4, 2019, 8:11 pm Reply

all i need is a space for my computer bed couch and a square room

ALX Entourage

Apr 4, 2019, 4:19 am Reply

Matt, I must tell you this: your content is the most worth watching in entire YouTube. I never watch lengthy videos, but I do watch your 6-20 minute content. This is AWESOME. I simply LOVE it.

PS: I'm always picky with what I watch.

Árni Kjærnested Jónsson

Apr 4, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

I live in Iceland!

Aaron S

Apr 4, 2019, 12:08 am Reply

3:06 Nat is trying to spread the plague confirmed

Adrian Perez

Apr 4, 2019, 8:12 am Reply

What boot is that??

Kristóf Kalmár

May 5, 2019, 7:04 am Reply

patreon is like a secret youtube channel, yeah except it doesnt ban your video because of every little trace of copyrighted material

Justin Prichard

May 5, 2019, 1:47 pm Reply

Me and my girlfriend stayed in one just like this with air B and B and it was on a sheep farm next to a giant mountain that was used to film game of thrones! Woke up in the awesome tiny house that looked just like this one and had breakfast and tea inside the main house with the owners and they showed us their sheep’s and baby sheep’s and it was an awesome day. Look them up on air B and B their names are Anna and Ollie.
https://abnb.me/nFVzQMNAmW

Leo Faber

May 5, 2019, 5:40 pm Reply

I’m from Iceland ?? proud to see this

Leo Faber

May 5, 2019, 5:40 pm Reply

Howd u like it ?

Margret Hilmarsdóttir

May 5, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

I live in Iceland and so i talk icelandic. I enjoyed this so much. You guys are so cute.i love how you pronounce Icelandic places. I laughed so much❤️I love your channel❤️

Milo Carter

May 5, 2019, 10:55 pm Reply

This the best tiny house I have ever seen that all that one person would need idk why people always want such big houses

Sky Sply

May 5, 2019, 10:58 pm Reply

I live in iceland

LONE WOLF

Jun 6, 2019, 4:04 pm Reply

iceland is best country in the world?

Edward Payne

Jun 6, 2019, 6:53 pm Reply

We stayed in that same cube. We had a storm and the thing shook like mad. But other than that it was great.

Susan Hagos

Jun 6, 2019, 12:04 am Reply

Anyone else think its adorable that they actually look at eachother when they speaking instead of the at camera. #itsthelittlethings

Packie Shepard

Jun 6, 2019, 7:58 pm Reply

8 months ago… I wonder, was this the honeymoon trip from the (now not so) secret wedding?

Alyssa Chase

Jun 6, 2019, 11:48 pm Reply

So cool. I was in that same town last May!

Kristin Kara Halldórsdóttir

Jun 6, 2019, 8:07 pm Reply

I live in Iceland !!!!

Robbie Bouchardt

Jun 6, 2019, 12:15 pm Reply

I could and would and want to.

Hafsteinn Ingi Logason

Jun 6, 2019, 2:38 pm Reply

I live In Iceland

Áróra Hlynsdóttir

Jun 6, 2019, 6:32 pm Reply

Im from iceland

nikulas 003

Jun 6, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

I live in Iceland lol

Garrett K

Jun 6, 2019, 2:11 pm Reply

The airbnb comment from Nat is EXACTLY why i didn't book an Airbnb when i went to Denver for my Red Rocks concert, back in May. I wanted freedom and privacy to do what i wanted, when i wanted. Plus not feel as though i was sharing someone else's home. She nailed it.

Jdeckles YT

Jun 6, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

What town was the tony house in

SkreaM

Jun 6, 2019, 6:00 pm Reply

I want to buy this house!

Edith Kristín Kristjánsdóttir

Jun 6, 2019, 8:49 pm Reply

I live in iceland and my aunt go the golden sircle he drive the tourist

Ajay Amundson

Jun 6, 2019, 1:23 am Reply

Looks like my Minecraft house

Angeline Hatcher

Jun 6, 2019, 4:02 am Reply

Omg I love Natalie's accent!! Where is she from?

Nandita Iyengar

Jun 6, 2019, 7:14 am Reply

Wow, it looks unreal

Peachy

Jun 6, 2019, 11:30 am Reply

As an Icelandic girl i enjoyed watching this video a lot.
I live with my family (were 5) in this tiny apartment almost like that house but yeah we actually hate it. But thank u for making this video.
(Im gonna say thank u on Icelandic)
Takk fyrir ☺

Patti

Jun 6, 2019, 12:41 pm Reply

Yo am icelandic

Gabriel Gudmundsson

Jun 6, 2019, 2:14 am Reply

yesss iceland is fucking exspensive

Andri Memes

Jun 6, 2019, 3:35 am Reply

I live in iceland

olivia sander

Jun 6, 2019, 9:53 pm Reply

So I just was on holiday in Iceland and it was sooooo beautiful but so expensive haha (I stayed in Hafnarfjödur)

Jeffrey De Jesus

Jun 6, 2019, 2:18 pm Reply

????????

Japones GAMES

Jul 7, 2019, 6:42 pm Reply

Like !

Shade On A Cool Day

Jul 7, 2019, 9:47 pm Reply

This guy's girlfriend is clearly a gold digger.

Rxpi

Jul 7, 2019, 12:54 pm Reply

The shower moves for handicapped people

Deathmonkeyjaw

Jul 7, 2019, 6:39 am Reply

holy shit I stayed at the exact same place

T. B Ntshab

Aug 8, 2019, 8:02 am Reply

Is she Australian? Her accent is STRONG fam ?

TheNamesDitto

Aug 8, 2019, 11:28 pm Reply

TF THAT SHIT AIN'T TINY

snowbelle x

Aug 8, 2019, 12:09 am Reply

I think you both could do it!!! Try watching tiny home videos. You both will love it!! ?

Elmond Wilson

Aug 8, 2019, 9:08 am Reply

shes australian ?

Chuck

Aug 8, 2019, 4:44 pm Reply

Nat is so awesome.
Nat: Nuh!!

Antok S

Aug 8, 2019, 6:11 pm Reply

If someday I could build a hotel, I am gonna use this concept – myself, 2019.

Alrighty

Aug 8, 2019, 6:52 pm Reply

This is like 4 rooms for a person from Mumbai (India)

Tony Pugliese

Aug 8, 2019, 8:31 pm Reply

This tiny house is more beautiful than any other place I will live in my entire life. What I wouldn’t give to live there…

Soe Moe Oo

Aug 8, 2019, 8:52 am Reply

The moment Matt froze when Natalie mention KiDSSSSS!!!! that was priceless!

Wolfsschanze

Aug 8, 2019, 1:09 pm Reply

This has to be the most hipster video i've ever seen.

Albertras

Aug 8, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

G'day mate! Sheila seems a bit Aussie I reckon. Betch' ya Misses misses a nice crackah on Vegemite, Pack a Tim Tams, and good ole' Shrimp on the Barbie. Cheers mate! Now, carry on.?

A Male

Aug 8, 2019, 9:49 pm Reply

NOI

hiiii

Aug 8, 2019, 10:15 am Reply

I can live there forever!

Rooks14

Aug 8, 2019, 2:33 pm Reply

Is she Filipina?

Gerardo Salas

Aug 8, 2019, 8:41 pm Reply

Show the house, you dumbo

Renan Leal

Aug 8, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

What is this song?

jdxtube68

Aug 8, 2019, 8:00 am Reply

Is Natalie from Australia?

sayari

Aug 8, 2019, 7:36 pm Reply

Great video yo, by the way, what are the shoes you're lacing up at 1:00?

Rumi Azhari

Aug 8, 2019, 9:47 am Reply

i thought it was a minecraft house

Jocke

Aug 8, 2019, 11:17 am Reply

Visit Sweden

Cio Dokop

Aug 8, 2019, 9:36 am Reply

WiFi ?

《Marleen》

Aug 8, 2019, 10:18 am Reply

who else thought this video was a minecraft video based on the thumbnail?

Vic Neighbors

Aug 8, 2019, 2:25 am Reply

‘Tiny herme “

ladygabrielle36

Aug 8, 2019, 3:36 am Reply

You guys could literally build your own which would accommodate things u want it to and where you want to.

Devin Blue

Aug 8, 2019, 3:11 pm Reply

i watch this 10 month ago, times goes really fast

Retro Plus

Aug 8, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

HELLO VHELCOM TO ICELAND

Anthox Lind el

Aug 8, 2019, 4:08 pm Reply

not so tiny.

Lucius Bossio

Aug 8, 2019, 11:22 pm Reply

This bitch is trying to keep the kid option alive and dude is like, "we livin in a tiny house, fuck kids". No true minimalist would have a useless kid. Relationship doomed.

Mft

Aug 8, 2019, 6:58 am Reply

You put your shoes on weird

187 Macabee

Aug 8, 2019, 2:39 pm Reply

Creepy ass neighborhood wow

Hamna Sheikh

Aug 8, 2019, 7:26 pm Reply

I dont have money for patreon but I can watch ads for ya

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