YouTube is a curious place. There was once a time when it could be quite lucrative for budding filmmakers, new media personalities, and authentic documentarians. But as smartphones have gotten smarter and their cameras more defined, as more drone pilots have emerged, and more, younger filmmakers have emerged, YouTube has become less of an appealing platform for many. I say all this to say that when viewing the Tiny House Listing videos, there is really no rhyme or reason for why some videos do amazing despite their straightforward approach, minimal editing, and even shaky camera work, others that are more thought provoking, more serious, and even more interesting, barely make a ripple. Case in point: Top 3 Tiny House Myths DEBUNKED.
The video is very minimal. It features Tiny House Listings creator Steven Harrell talking directly to the camera in a very conversational tone. There are no home tours. There are no interesting angles. There are no Casey Neistat-inspired soundtracks. It is a man, a camera, and a conversation. That is why it seems these sort of videos get less traffic. They are real talk on a basic level. In Top 3 Steven breaks down the Top 3 things he hears that are really myths of the modern tiny house movement. Those 3 are:
- Tiny Houses Cost Too Much
- There’s Nowhere To Park A Tiny House
- There’s Not Enough Room For My Stuff
These are the videos that should be getting traffic though. These are the videos that help pre-tiny housers understand more and be less susceptible to the talking heads of the modern tiny house movement. Tiny houses cost too much? Starting at 0:00:43 there is a bitter pill to swallow. The prices of tiny houses haven’t raised, the expectations of the buyers has. Listen in…
What do you think? Is Steven hitting the nail on the head? Tell us in the comments below!