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My Minimalist Apartment

hi there my name is Mattie Avella I directed the Netflix documentary minimalism and this is my minimalist apartment I live here with my not a minimalist girlfriend Natalie our trips to Ikea can be a little challenging but we make it work let’s take a look inside the kitchen these are all the plates cups and bowls that we own when we have more guests over we bring out the paper plates but lucky for us we don’t have any friends here’s our dining room it’s where we eat it’s where I host my podcast and presently where I’m pretending to write emails this is my frame photo of the rock here’s my humble at-home editing suite it’s where I do most of my video editing these days I really like this desk it hides my hard drive cables and surge protector behind this gate it’s even got a peg for my headphones to keep my desk clutter free before this my work space was a nightmare with cords cables hard drives adapters all dangling under my desk the living room we don’t have a lot of furniture so we really do put a lot of time and energy into each piece that we buy we do have a TV and hey look what’s on it’s the award-winning Netflix documentary minimalism that’s so weird guests have called our bathroom aggressively pink we won’t spend any extra time in here and finally the bedroom I spent about 25 minutes making the blanket look like it was casually thrown on the bed I’d say I fit about 90 to 95 percent of my clothing in the three drawers to the right Natalie uses the other three and an entire walk-in closet these are all of my clothes and this is also when you call the police because you realize that only a serial killer would organize their clothes so neatly and that concludes my minimalist apartment tour otherwise known as the worst episode of MTV Cribs ever if you liked this video I make a lot of them subscribe to this channel for more or go to minimalist filemaker.com if you like podcasts I’ve got one of those it’s called the ground up show I interview people like Dan Harris rich roll and the minimalists to hear their stories and how they made things happen go to ground-up show calm for the podcast that’s it thanks for watching


Matt D’Avella

Mar 3, 2018, 11:32 pm Reply

I don't monetize my videos because I want to try to do this whole thing advertisement free. If you want to help support my work subscribe to my newsletter to get updates about future courses & other ways to contribute: http://mattdavella.com/subscribe


Mar 3, 2019, 1:07 am Reply

Yeah nice lighting, camera angels, editing, writing & your not ugly. But what you do best more than most is your humour doesnt seem forced or make me cringe. I hate you

AdvancedSoldier 76

Mar 3, 2019, 4:28 am Reply

I have less stuff than he does but I’m not a minimalist

Mekah L

Mar 3, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

Ending was epic??


Mar 3, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

Do you use a mac mini with a larger pc screen?

Pineapple pie

Mar 3, 2019, 12:10 am Reply

1:50 wait. Why didn't you just throw it

Em J

Mar 3, 2019, 8:22 pm Reply

Hi – I was wondering what desk you have? I can't seem to find it in your kits

Shasta Weston

Mar 3, 2019, 2:44 pm Reply

Too plan… but, it fits you.

shawnee shareen

Mar 3, 2019, 10:19 pm Reply

i love this video so much. Short. simple. funny.

Rafael V

Mar 3, 2019, 12:13 am Reply

I died when I saw the frame photo of the rock ?


Mar 3, 2019, 12:49 am Reply

NPC conversation theme starts playing


Mar 3, 2019, 11:09 am Reply

The Bookend is the Rock ? no way

tuba kurt

Apr 4, 2019, 9:31 am Reply

Lütfen Türkçe altyazı ekler misiniz ?


Apr 4, 2019, 8:21 pm Reply

Does anyone know what`s the name of the background song ? Thank you in advance 🙂


Apr 4, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

I dont know why I am laughing…


Apr 4, 2019, 10:02 pm Reply

Do you have a link for this beautiful Monitor stand?

svali s

Apr 4, 2019, 5:16 pm Reply

Genuinely funny video, nice.

Mikoy Fernandez

Apr 4, 2019, 3:10 pm Reply

Love the self deprecating humor!

Nayara Neves

Apr 4, 2019, 8:24 pm Reply

Obrigada pela legenda em português ♥ Brazil


Apr 4, 2019, 1:29 pm Reply

Lmao! You made me chuckled a good five times. Awesome video..I might be referring to anything pink as aggressively pink for the rest of my life tho.

Adrián Fonseca

Apr 4, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

Lucky for us we don’t have friends haha ?

Lizzy Dowd

Apr 4, 2019, 1:15 pm Reply

“Aggressively Pink”

Ijenna Osuji

Apr 4, 2019, 4:32 am Reply

When he said “luck for us, we don’t have any friends” I smashed the like button ??


Apr 4, 2019, 7:52 pm Reply

Lol ''Otherwise known as the worst MTV Crib ever " ????????


Apr 4, 2019, 10:04 pm Reply

I love the sofa

Phoebe Wiersema

Apr 4, 2019, 4:27 am Reply

Amazing editing!

Phoebe Wiersema

Apr 4, 2019, 4:27 am Reply

Amazing editing!

Andy Smith

Apr 4, 2019, 9:01 pm Reply

Yeah when I lived alone I just had a few porno mags, a deckchair and a sleeping bag.I didn’t have a girlfriend either. This is not minimalist living


Apr 4, 2019, 10:15 pm Reply

I love this guy's videos. I am 23 and slowly adopting more minimalist habits, watched your personal finance video, epic stuff !! Subscribed.

Critstix Darkspear

Apr 4, 2019, 4:54 pm Reply

Aggressively Pink? Those tiles are outright savage throwbacks to mental institution pink.


May 5, 2019, 1:29 am Reply

Yo where can I find that nice shelf draw combo at 1:29 ?


May 5, 2019, 8:32 pm Reply

Can you please give more details about what you use to hide all your cords behind your desk??

sara hussien

May 5, 2019, 9:52 pm Reply

You are the most balanced minimalist i've ever seen,all other minimalist go crazy in minimalism " in my opinion "


May 5, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

Only a cereal killer would organize their drawers so neatly

Luis Martinez

May 5, 2019, 5:40 am Reply

Man do I love this channel

Ivan Zenevych

May 5, 2019, 7:58 pm Reply

We don't have any friends))) really minimalist approach for making friends


May 5, 2019, 9:13 pm Reply

All the cups, bowls and plates you own are in the cupboard at the same time? No better sign that you don't have kids. 😉


May 5, 2019, 2:11 am Reply

love the humor

bankrow – Hip Hop and Trap Beats

May 5, 2019, 1:38 pm Reply

Question: How do you get your audio right, just editing with headphones (no monitors?)


May 5, 2019, 11:35 am Reply

Loved the "pretending to write emails" fingers


Jun 6, 2019, 2:26 pm Reply

Please stock up a little bit on plates and cups. Paper plates and cups are almost on the same level of being harmful to the environment as the plastic cups you get at Starbucks. In my country there's almost no store left that sells these things. They're now stopping to sell disposable straws.

I don't wann be insulting or so but it would be a small contribute to the environment if you'd stop using paperplates when guests come over. It wouldn't be such a big deal with your minimalist lifestyle I think.

Axel Oak

Jun 6, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

but what's the background music?

Jun 6, 2019, 11:29 pm Reply

Adorei seu apartamento.

Francis Biel

Jun 6, 2019, 11:17 am Reply

I came back here because of the latest video where you two are moving out just revisiting an apartment I don't live in but feels special to me


Jun 6, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

Link for the desk? ?

Jessica Cylinder

Jun 6, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

When I saw that framed pic of Dwayne I clicked like real quick,great video mate

Toni Capone

Jun 6, 2019, 4:31 am Reply

So I’ve been working on finding more on something similar to this, but I’ve been unable to really do so.
I want to try minimalism but with me being frugal, I want to ensure that what I do buy also has quality and durability.

These last two qualities I don’t see getting touched on very often. If I buy a bowl or a cup, I want to try and have that bowl or cup be the only one I ever have to buy.


If I buy a wallet, i want that wallet to last me till the day I die.

It can’t all be immortal, I know, but I want durability in the things I buy, not just to have fewer things.

Some final thoughts. I’ve got one razor. And I’ve not bought another razor or razor blade since 2015. Why? Because my double edged safety razor is durable and the blades are cheap. I fully expect that razor to last me till the day I die.

That’s what I currently see missing from the minimalism lifestyle- the importance of durability in the products we DO buy.

Sandor Cleagane

Jun 6, 2019, 1:53 pm Reply

my favorite part is where shows us the picture of the Rock, without absolutely any explanation. Like common, that was one of the two framed things in the apartment, and tada its the rock. I have several questions and all of them are about that picture.


Jul 7, 2019, 8:51 am Reply

I like minimalism and want to find my own way to embrace it. One tiny thing you mentioned and I'm surprised that no one in the comments mentioned it: "when you have friends, you get the paper dished out". From an environmental perspective that is horrible. I know minimalism isn't necessarily environmentalism. But I myself end up here as I want to do good for the planet and think minimalism is the answer. But I cannot strip down my possessions to a level that suits my everyday life but requires me to buy paper and plastic single use items for the unusual occurrence. For this purpose I just keep the things, although it means… to keep the things. What do you guys think?

Beau Ritchie

Jul 7, 2019, 1:23 am Reply

After searching months , I have finally found your book shelf on a website for sale

tim laney

Jul 7, 2019, 5:06 pm Reply

Very informative, very funny!

Dominic Soulsby

Jul 7, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply

I’m much more extreme than this

Japones GAMES

Jul 7, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

Very Nice !!!

Peter Sprenger

Jul 7, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

Hello everyone, does anyone know what kind of chairs these are around the round table? Thanks in advance.


Jul 7, 2019, 5:20 am Reply

Why don't you purchase a home, built equity, take advantage of tax deduction, realize the appreciation of the market value of real estate market in L.A., and stop being a prisoner to rent escalation as a renter. Most wealthy individuals have built their net worth of enjoying the fruits of passive income through real estate properties.

Sinziana Thurm

Jul 7, 2019, 1:05 pm Reply

I love the "but lucky for us, we have no friends" hahaha. Is that even lucky? Hmm…maybe for some?

Declutter My Life

Jul 7, 2019, 5:51 pm Reply

I love it!

Fab Blish

Jul 7, 2019, 11:32 am Reply

Less is more ??


Jul 7, 2019, 12:04 pm Reply

Music : https://youtu.be/ALkfVuw0t5E


Jul 7, 2019, 2:22 pm Reply

My grandparents from the south raised me my aunt and uncle. Used furniture, plants, she made her own detergent, everything had more than one purpose. Jelly jars became drinking glasses, wash clothes by hand and hang out to dry, grew our food in the garden.
We were labeled as poor not minimalist. As an adult I do the same in my household except now it's a trend ?

Ashley Randall

Jul 7, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

casually "this is my framed photo of the Rock"

Talha Hashmi

Jul 7, 2019, 11:25 am Reply

I Pledge 2 Rock D Minimalistic Lifestyle,,, Till I Die, May B After DAT I Change My Ways???

Lorna Marie

Jul 7, 2019, 5:55 pm Reply

I’m not really getting minimalist your flat, it just looks like mine (although my beds nicer!). How else should your draws look? Unless you just chuck stuff and not fold it (**shudder**) ?. You just have what you need. I love to get rid off things or even better just don’t get them in the first place. I don’t think that makes me a minimalist. It’s just about being clutter free.

Ann Vasilenko

Jul 7, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

Вообще не минимализм

Paulina Morpork

Jul 7, 2019, 6:43 pm Reply

I don't understand a lot, but i really like this canal:)

Joyya Gebyalita

Jul 7, 2019, 4:27 am Reply

Even the video IS minimalist

o milli

Jul 7, 2019, 9:42 pm Reply

Seems like a normal apt to me


Aug 8, 2019, 3:44 am Reply

Like this could be a ordinary undeveloped County apartment, specially for students or freshly graduated from college… obviously those expensive electrical devices would be a cheaper version

Joe Burn’em

Aug 8, 2019, 8:49 am Reply

I really enjoy your videos!!! ????

Hania Jaromírsdotter

Aug 8, 2019, 8:19 am Reply

Nice flat


Aug 8, 2019, 1:51 pm Reply

heh minimalism.. gime me a brake! this is still more rich and full that the east europe apartments:)

Dora to

Aug 8, 2019, 2:37 pm Reply

From which shop is the dresser ?

solongo nasanbuyan

Aug 8, 2019, 9:00 am Reply

I love your desk, computer, mouse – so cool. My desk is so chaos even i cleaned a hour ago. How could you keep your desk so clean??

Phyllis Foster

Aug 8, 2019, 1:21 am Reply

This guy comes off as a first class JERK!

Zsuzsanna Bak

Aug 8, 2019, 11:07 pm Reply

Love your apartment. Nice, clean, warm. Love the green and the wood. Well balanced. Thnx for sharing.

skojig oquist

Aug 8, 2019, 5:29 am Reply

The tv would be the first thing for me to throw out.

R P Jani

Aug 8, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

Love your house yr… It's tooooo good n simple ✨

Yvonne Delories

Aug 8, 2019, 6:12 pm Reply

I love it!


Aug 8, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

Guess imma cereal killer too

Ελένη Σαμακλή

Aug 8, 2019, 11:30 am Reply

Hi from Athens Greece, l Iove minimalism, lam happy l found your chanel, so yes l enjoy it a lot


Aug 8, 2019, 6:18 pm Reply

that minimalis we was in Poland in 80' in communism

Creek Walker

Aug 8, 2019, 8:41 pm Reply

What computer do you use for your editing?

Victoria Kim

Aug 8, 2019, 7:48 am Reply

I really like this guy!

Sumida Ryogoku

Aug 8, 2019, 10:40 am Reply

Luckily we dont have any friends.

Too sad ???


Aug 8, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

I really don't see the minimalism here.

ivette vargas

Aug 8, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

Loved this video . You’re funny as well ..and I’ve been been trying to change my life and realizing I don’t need all this clutter in it!?trying to converting into a minimalist.. if that’s a thing but just trying to get my health back in place I am so going to go l out.. that’s hard because I tend to be a little rat pack or on the hoarders side but I really need to change that ..thank you

Essential Oil Diffusers

Aug 8, 2019, 6:04 am Reply

I feel like a minimalist lifestyle would so work for me. This is better than mtv cribs.

Elly Deane

Aug 8, 2019, 11:14 am Reply

I agree with everything with the exception of paper plates. You're quite hilarious, giving this the thumbs up ??

Tomas Soukiassian

Aug 8, 2019, 10:19 pm Reply

No entendi ni vergas no se ingles

Leda Guevara

Aug 8, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

?, !!!

Tyrone Ingram

Aug 8, 2019, 5:59 am Reply

Minimalism… Code for I can't afford the shut I want to buy yet

yosi D

Aug 8, 2019, 11:19 pm Reply

this was… not very minimalistic

khai Nguyen

Aug 8, 2019, 7:41 am Reply

Wait!! You live in an apartment?? I thought that’s your house???

Anneke Mahabeer

Aug 8, 2019, 7:38 am Reply

O my word your house is soooooo neat and tidy. Love it!!!

Joshua K

Aug 8, 2019, 5:46 pm Reply

The video that started it all…


Aug 8, 2019, 5:08 am Reply

Where's the desk from? Anyone know?

Artie Breland

Aug 8, 2019, 1:16 pm Reply

Can u fix my bedroom and apartment.

Gem Goddess 9

Aug 8, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

Luckily for us we don't have any friends?

Rosa Colon

Aug 8, 2019, 3:49 am Reply


It’s Me Ayana

Aug 8, 2019, 5:18 pm Reply

Lol.. i liked your sense of humour

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