Freedom Strider are creating Visionary Alternative Lifestyle Content
1
patron
$8
per month

DON'T JUST GO THROUGH LIFE, 

CHOOSE TO GROW THROUGH LIFE.

______________________________________________________________________________

WHO ARE WE?
We are Polly and Sam and we run Freedom Strider where our mission is to deliver inspiring alternative living content to help YOU find freedom from debt and the chance of full-time travel in the comforts of home. We go and visit custom tiny and alternate homes, for more ideas and inspiration for all of us, and we are sharing our own van conversion, right now, and we want to bring YOU along for the ride – so follow our build on our YouTube channel.



We got whirl-pooled down this incredible journey (in 2016) when we happened to chose to live in our New Zealand 7-Seater vehicle for the duration of our 10-month stay, which, naturally lend us to strip the seats and convert it into our full-time home. We were absolutely amazed when at the end of our stay, when we had to sell him we, first didn’t want to, and, second, we broke so even that it turned out we had paid a grand total of ZERO $, £, cats or tins cans for our accommodation.



After that bombshell, we got more and more inspired to share this revelation with you and to see what the possibilities behind alternative living truly are. We are working hard every day to produce free video and blog content so you can start your own alternative journey.



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HOW DOES PATREON WORK?
Patreon is the place where we partner with you to drive our alternative living journey and the creation and improvement of the content you already love. This is your opportunity to join us in the Freedom Strider team and a community of like-minded, creative people with whom, we can all help each other overcome the hurdles of starting and living our alternative lifestyle journeys and lead you through the design and conversion build of your van, bus, tiny house, yurt, whatever you choose.


Chances are if you have found this Patreon page you have already seen some of our content and you are already dabbling with the idea of joining our exclusive alternative living community.


If you like what we are doing and you consider it normal - to buying some strangers over the internet the equivalent of a hot chocolate (since we don’t drink coffee) - then we are honoured that you would want to support what we do!

Regardless of our financial situation, we will continue doing this whatever happens and our videos will always be free! Freedom Strider has become something that gives us purpose and a mission.


_________________________________________________________________________
We know, not everyone who reads this will have the disposable income to become a patron, and we, in no way "expect" you to contribute financially.

We're more than grateful for any and all contribution we receive and if you find value and inspiration from our videos and blogs and want to support us for free, simply watching and sharing our videos, subscribing to our blog, and following our journey on InstagramFacebook and  Twitter means so much to us and we are sending you a BIG THANK YOU and a hug.
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______________________________________________________________________________
We can’t explain Patreon better than its creators, so here is a video with Jack Conte (CEO and Founder): 

______________________________________________________________________________

REMEMBER

______________________________________________________________________________


WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?
We are currently a team of only two - filming, editing, writing and running all the other aspects of this project - and it is rather an understatement to say that that’s a lot of work, even if we could pull this off full-time. Your support will help us to continue creating my videos by helping to pay for travel costs, sometimes materials and equipment, but mostly the huge amount of time that it takes to produce these films.



- By joining us on Patreon you give us the opportunity to take less commercial jobs and focus more on YouTube, writing and converting tiny homes. Although YouTube pays a little, it is not even close to sustaining ourselves. So put simply, you make our lives much easier and take the stress away so we can do better and more work, for free, for you.

- We can invest more time in the production quality of videos: as we all like a good picture and sound and for that, we need upgraded equipment.



- We can take some time to work on more DIY conversion projects. For example, convert more vans or busses or stuff…. who knows… it could even be your choice.- It also will make all the bad feelings you got for using Adblock on our stuff, go away. Add block absolution.

- Your support will make it possible for us to hire and work with talented people, which will allow us to focus on making more great alternative living tutorials, blogs and vlogs for YOU!


______________________________________________________________________________

A BIG THANK YOU
While we're offering a few extra "rewards" to those of you who decide to become patrons, we still need everyone's support to continue this journey. If you can't or don't want to become a patron, we'll be just as happy to have your continued support on YouTube by watching, liking, commenting, and sharing our videos :D



In short, as a Freedom Strider patron, you'll get early access to content and special behind the scenes content via our patron-only feed, extra design livestreams and a monthly design challenge where you get to submit and share your creativity and innovation. as well as. In the future, we'll be opening a web store with books and online course, as well as great products. These will be offered to Patrons at a significant discount and special promo offers.


So browse down this page and have a look at the side column with the reward tiers and see which one is best suited to you and we hope we see you on the inside.
______________________________________________________________________________

LIVESTREAM DESIGN SESSION



Do I have to pay in US Dollars?

NO - Pay in any currency! As this is a US-based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month adds up, and is greatly appreciated! :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you want.

I'm still confused. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have questions about using Patreon or encounter any problems with the signup process, the Patreon support team is really friendly and helpful! You can send them a message by clicking here. If you have questions specifically about our page or rewards, our projects, or just want to say hi, you can send us a message directly that only I answer the second you become a Patron!


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Tiers
Freedom Strider
$2 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

  • Early Updates

Your pledge gains you access to our Patreon only feed and first look at select updates, videos and blogs before they come out!

  ___________________________ 

  • Adblock Guilt Free 

We hereby give you absolution for using Adblock on our videos!

  ___________________________  

  • Special Thanks!

Our channel and blog wouldn't be the same without your support, and we wouldn't want to continue it, if we didn't have such awesome people to share our work with. By becoming our Patron you are helping keep it live and kicking! 

  ___________________________ 

 + Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Explorer
$4 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 

  • Behind the Scenes

You will get sneak peaks, on our Patreon feed, of us filming, building, researching, etc., which will get you more of the resources which we use to actually learn how to build our van and lifestyle, in general.

  ___________________________ 

  • QnA Priority

We don't always have time to reply to every comment on YouTube, but we do our absolute best to respond to each and every comment/question we receive from our patrons.

  ___________________________ 

 + Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Adventurer
$9 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 

  • Video Description Shoutouts

You will find your name immortalized on at least 3 of our videos.

  ___________________________ 

  • Unlock Polls 

Every month we will ask you what you are currently working on and what you need help with so we can tailor our content to your current needs.

  ___________________________    

  • Personal Handwritten Postcard

We will send you a post card (after 6 months membership – then every 12 months after that) with a unique design in Freedom Strider’s graphics style. 

  ___________________________ 

 + Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Do-It-Yourselfer
$20 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 


  • Tiny Home Smart Design Monthly Challenge

When designing a van, bus or whatever conversion, a lot of alternative and smart design is need, especially as we are working with smaller spaces, which means everything has to be multi-functional and safe to use once built. This is the places where we can put our heads together by submitting inventive, custom designs based on the topic of the month, in a monthly challenge. For example, one month the topic can be to design a flat pack shower – if you’ve got any ideas or you need any ideas then this is the place for you. To ensure no topic is left without ideas we will personally design and submit, at least 2 designs per topic. Our cat has expressed interest in submitting too so that will be interesting.

  ___________________________    

  • On screen ShoutOut (in the credits)

Your name will be immortalized on all of our videos, in the rolling end credits, for the duration of your residence at this reward level or higher.

  ___________________________   

  • Livestream Design Topic Polls

Every month we will ask you what you are currently working on and what you need help with so we can tailor our livestreams and content to your current needs. As we go live, we want to align the topic of the live hangout with your questions of the month, thus making sure we are helping you as much as possible, real time.

  ___________________________   

+ Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Architect
$50 or more per month only 20 left

  ___________________________   

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 

  • Wallpaper Bundle

Get wallpapers for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes. We'll gift you a 5 wallpapers bundle with Freedom Strider graphics and alternative living themed. 

(New bundle every year)

  ___________________________ 

  • In video Verbal ShoutOut

Your name will be immortalized in one of our videos per month in a memorable, creative fashion, for the duration of your residence at this reward level or higher.

  ___________________________  

+ Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)


STRIDER PARTNER: Lifetime Awards
$50 or more per month

Regardless of what you are able to contribute on monthly bases, we wanted to guarantee that as the time passes your accumulative support will be recognized by these lifetime rewards. Without this tier, a patron could donate $2 per month for years and still only get the lower tier rewards because the rewards are set up based on the size of a single donation. Now the rewards are based on the total lifetime amount. Regardless of how much you pledge per month, you get a bonus reward when you hit the following lifetime pledge milestones:  

  ___________________________ 

$50 – Wallpaper Bundle

  

Get wallpapers for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes. We'll gift you a 5 wallpapers bundle with Freedom Strider graphics.

  ___________________________ 

$100 - Face-to-Face Call

  

This is where you will get our exclusive and undivided attention to discuss any and all aspects of alternative living and DIY conversions, etc. for a whole hour. 

  ___________________________ 

  $500 – Deluxe Goodie Bundle Sent to You From Us


1x T-Shirt, 1x Logo Sticker, 1x Sock Pair

  ___________________________ 

$1000 – Lifetime 10% off all Products (excluding courses)

$1500 – Lifetime 15% Premium Content (such as courses)

  ___________________________ 


e.g. $9/m for 2 years = $216 (so that is the $50 and $100 reward in the bag and nearly halfway to the $500)

Goals
$8 of $100 per month
$100 would help fuel our van, which would take us to other amazing people and their stories that we can then create new videos and inspiring content about. 
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DON'T JUST GO THROUGH LIFE, 

CHOOSE TO GROW THROUGH LIFE.

______________________________________________________________________________

WHO ARE WE?
We are Polly and Sam and we run Freedom Strider where our mission is to deliver inspiring alternative living content to help YOU find freedom from debt and the chance of full-time travel in the comforts of home. We go and visit custom tiny and alternate homes, for more ideas and inspiration for all of us, and we are sharing our own van conversion, right now, and we want to bring YOU along for the ride – so follow our build on our YouTube channel.



We got whirl-pooled down this incredible journey (in 2016) when we happened to chose to live in our New Zealand 7-Seater vehicle for the duration of our 10-month stay, which, naturally lend us to strip the seats and convert it into our full-time home. We were absolutely amazed when at the end of our stay, when we had to sell him we, first didn’t want to, and, second, we broke so even that it turned out we had paid a grand total of ZERO $, £, cats or tins cans for our accommodation.



After that bombshell, we got more and more inspired to share this revelation with you and to see what the possibilities behind alternative living truly are. We are working hard every day to produce free video and blog content so you can start your own alternative journey.



______________________________________________________________________________


HOW DOES PATREON WORK?
Patreon is the place where we partner with you to drive our alternative living journey and the creation and improvement of the content you already love. This is your opportunity to join us in the Freedom Strider team and a community of like-minded, creative people with whom, we can all help each other overcome the hurdles of starting and living our alternative lifestyle journeys and lead you through the design and conversion build of your van, bus, tiny house, yurt, whatever you choose.


Chances are if you have found this Patreon page you have already seen some of our content and you are already dabbling with the idea of joining our exclusive alternative living community.


If you like what we are doing and you consider it normal - to buying some strangers over the internet the equivalent of a hot chocolate (since we don’t drink coffee) - then we are honoured that you would want to support what we do!

Regardless of our financial situation, we will continue doing this whatever happens and our videos will always be free! Freedom Strider has become something that gives us purpose and a mission.


_________________________________________________________________________
We know, not everyone who reads this will have the disposable income to become a patron, and we, in no way "expect" you to contribute financially.

We're more than grateful for any and all contribution we receive and if you find value and inspiration from our videos and blogs and want to support us for free, simply watching and sharing our videos, subscribing to our blog, and following our journey on InstagramFacebook and  Twitter means so much to us and we are sending you a BIG THANK YOU and a hug.
______________________________________________________________________________


______________________________________________________________________________
We can’t explain Patreon better than its creators, so here is a video with Jack Conte (CEO and Founder): 

______________________________________________________________________________

REMEMBER

______________________________________________________________________________


WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?
We are currently a team of only two - filming, editing, writing and running all the other aspects of this project - and it is rather an understatement to say that that’s a lot of work, even if we could pull this off full-time. Your support will help us to continue creating my videos by helping to pay for travel costs, sometimes materials and equipment, but mostly the huge amount of time that it takes to produce these films.



- By joining us on Patreon you give us the opportunity to take less commercial jobs and focus more on YouTube, writing and converting tiny homes. Although YouTube pays a little, it is not even close to sustaining ourselves. So put simply, you make our lives much easier and take the stress away so we can do better and more work, for free, for you.

- We can invest more time in the production quality of videos: as we all like a good picture and sound and for that, we need upgraded equipment.



- We can take some time to work on more DIY conversion projects. For example, convert more vans or busses or stuff…. who knows… it could even be your choice.- It also will make all the bad feelings you got for using Adblock on our stuff, go away. Add block absolution.

- Your support will make it possible for us to hire and work with talented people, which will allow us to focus on making more great alternative living tutorials, blogs and vlogs for YOU!


______________________________________________________________________________

A BIG THANK YOU
While we're offering a few extra "rewards" to those of you who decide to become patrons, we still need everyone's support to continue this journey. If you can't or don't want to become a patron, we'll be just as happy to have your continued support on YouTube by watching, liking, commenting, and sharing our videos :D



In short, as a Freedom Strider patron, you'll get early access to content and special behind the scenes content via our patron-only feed, extra design livestreams and a monthly design challenge where you get to submit and share your creativity and innovation. as well as. In the future, we'll be opening a web store with books and online course, as well as great products. These will be offered to Patrons at a significant discount and special promo offers.


So browse down this page and have a look at the side column with the reward tiers and see which one is best suited to you and we hope we see you on the inside.
______________________________________________________________________________

LIVESTREAM DESIGN SESSION



Do I have to pay in US Dollars?

NO - Pay in any currency! As this is a US-based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month adds up, and is greatly appreciated! :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you want.

I'm still confused. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have questions about using Patreon or encounter any problems with the signup process, the Patreon support team is really friendly and helpful! You can send them a message by clicking here. If you have questions specifically about our page or rewards, our projects, or just want to say hi, you can send us a message directly that only I answer the second you become a Patron!


______________________________________________________________________________

Recent posts by Freedom Strider

Tiers
Freedom Strider
$2 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

  • Early Updates

Your pledge gains you access to our Patreon only feed and first look at select updates, videos and blogs before they come out!

  ___________________________ 

  • Adblock Guilt Free 

We hereby give you absolution for using Adblock on our videos!

  ___________________________  

  • Special Thanks!

Our channel and blog wouldn't be the same without your support, and we wouldn't want to continue it, if we didn't have such awesome people to share our work with. By becoming our Patron you are helping keep it live and kicking! 

  ___________________________ 

 + Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Explorer
$4 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 

  • Behind the Scenes

You will get sneak peaks, on our Patreon feed, of us filming, building, researching, etc., which will get you more of the resources which we use to actually learn how to build our van and lifestyle, in general.

  ___________________________ 

  • QnA Priority

We don't always have time to reply to every comment on YouTube, but we do our absolute best to respond to each and every comment/question we receive from our patrons.

  ___________________________ 

 + Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Adventurer
$9 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 

  • Video Description Shoutouts

You will find your name immortalized on at least 3 of our videos.

  ___________________________ 

  • Unlock Polls 

Every month we will ask you what you are currently working on and what you need help with so we can tailor our content to your current needs.

  ___________________________    

  • Personal Handwritten Postcard

We will send you a post card (after 6 months membership – then every 12 months after that) with a unique design in Freedom Strider’s graphics style. 

  ___________________________ 

 + Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Do-It-Yourselfer
$20 or more per month

  ___________________________ 

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 


  • Tiny Home Smart Design Monthly Challenge

When designing a van, bus or whatever conversion, a lot of alternative and smart design is need, especially as we are working with smaller spaces, which means everything has to be multi-functional and safe to use once built. This is the places where we can put our heads together by submitting inventive, custom designs based on the topic of the month, in a monthly challenge. For example, one month the topic can be to design a flat pack shower – if you’ve got any ideas or you need any ideas then this is the place for you. To ensure no topic is left without ideas we will personally design and submit, at least 2 designs per topic. Our cat has expressed interest in submitting too so that will be interesting.

  ___________________________    

  • On screen ShoutOut (in the credits)

Your name will be immortalized on all of our videos, in the rolling end credits, for the duration of your residence at this reward level or higher.

  ___________________________   

  • Livestream Design Topic Polls

Every month we will ask you what you are currently working on and what you need help with so we can tailor our livestreams and content to your current needs. As we go live, we want to align the topic of the live hangout with your questions of the month, thus making sure we are helping you as much as possible, real time.

  ___________________________   

+ Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

  

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)

The Architect
$50 or more per month only 20 left

  ___________________________   

+ All Previous Rewards

  ___________________________ 

  • Wallpaper Bundle

Get wallpapers for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes. We'll gift you a 5 wallpapers bundle with Freedom Strider graphics and alternative living themed. 

(New bundle every year)

  ___________________________ 

  • In video Verbal ShoutOut

Your name will be immortalized in one of our videos per month in a memorable, creative fashion, for the duration of your residence at this reward level or higher.

  ___________________________  

+ Check Lifetime rewards for Extras

(the longer you pledge the more rewards you unlock - scroll to the bottom)


STRIDER PARTNER: Lifetime Awards
$50 or more per month

Regardless of what you are able to contribute on monthly bases, we wanted to guarantee that as the time passes your accumulative support will be recognized by these lifetime rewards. Without this tier, a patron could donate $2 per month for years and still only get the lower tier rewards because the rewards are set up based on the size of a single donation. Now the rewards are based on the total lifetime amount. Regardless of how much you pledge per month, you get a bonus reward when you hit the following lifetime pledge milestones:  

  ___________________________ 

$50 – Wallpaper Bundle

  

Get wallpapers for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes. We'll gift you a 5 wallpapers bundle with Freedom Strider graphics.

  ___________________________ 

$100 - Face-to-Face Call

  

This is where you will get our exclusive and undivided attention to discuss any and all aspects of alternative living and DIY conversions, etc. for a whole hour. 

  ___________________________ 

  $500 – Deluxe Goodie Bundle Sent to You From Us


1x T-Shirt, 1x Logo Sticker, 1x Sock Pair

  ___________________________ 

$1000 – Lifetime 10% off all Products (excluding courses)

$1500 – Lifetime 15% Premium Content (such as courses)

  ___________________________ 


e.g. $9/m for 2 years = $216 (so that is the $50 and $100 reward in the bag and nearly halfway to the $500)