11 Years Living Off-Grid On A Self-Built Island (full tour)

28 Shk 2021
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Meet our fellow cruisers, Ben and Lisa. They sailed to Tonga 16 years ago and have been slowly building this incredible off-grid island ever since.
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Treehouses, fale's, and the answer to the question, “what happens when you sail to a place you love so much you don’t want to leave.”
We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventure and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 The Scoop on This Vid
00:56 Sunrise, A Beautiful Morning
01:49 Dinghy Adventure
02:14 Welcome to Mandala
03:59 Meet the Sailors
06:30 How Did You Buy an Island?
08:30 A Restaurant & How it was Built
09:44 Architecture, Design & Fibonacci
11:40 Building a Treehouse
13:27 The Little Details
14:31 Room Tour, A Nonagon Fale
16:20 A Self-Built Island
16:59 The First Treehouse & Full Tour
20:34 Underground Living Roof Room (Hobbit House)
22:43 Off Grid: Water Maker, Solar, Battery
25:30 AND a 59' Catamaran (Fountain Pajot)
26:35 Next Time...
#BoatLife #Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboats
© Gone With the Wynns 2021

  • Apparently everyone on youtube is related to someone in this video

    Kyle RheinKyle RheinOrë më parë
  • They are practically living in garden of Eden

    moto G4moto G4Ditë më parë
  • A very peaceful place to live with no violence like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and other places in the US. A good place for a criminal to hide from the police. They would never find the person on that little island.

    Jay RitchJay Ritch2 ditë më parë
  • nice boongas!!

    luckysailorluckysailor2 ditë më parë
  • Get starlink internet . It would be a great addition to the island.

    Jack DoanJack Doan2 ditë më parë
  • I am just impressed by this guy and what he has done

    Matthew WeymouthMatthew Weymouth2 ditë më parë
  • Accolades only!

    Eric FoxEric Fox3 ditë më parë
  • I would love to go and take one of the first sunsets just for myself

    Ricardo CaetanoRicardo Caetano3 ditë më parë
  • I'd be glad to take Mrs. Wynn on an Island getaway

    David WinfreyDavid Winfrey4 ditë më parë
  • WOW, just WOW!!!!

    Danielle Lynn.Danielle Lynn.4 ditë më parë
  • This island is absolutely beautiful. You can see the passion that went into designing it. My only concern would be tsunamis. I hope they have a quick exit plan to a mainland island with higher altitude access. I only say this because the tsunami risk in Tonga is extremely high. I hope this island is still standing hundreds of years from now.

    em loof tonnacem loof tonnac4 ditë më parë
  • 21:00 looks awesome! Thats the one i would rent out but i couldnt even handle a 10 hour flight to hawaii let alone all the way down there.

    gina delsassogina delsasso4 ditë më parë
  • So magnificent! Gorgeous❤️

    Erica SapienzaErica Sapienza5 ditë më parë
  • 🏝 Where do you get your drinking water on this beautiful island, and where do you do your laundry ??

    Heidi MisfeldtHeidi Misfeldt5 ditë më parë
  • A great island, but English is going downhill, when a title says 'self-built island'. Did the island build itself? Was there no island previously? I'm sure that someone can suggest a better title. Like Jason Gates, I thought this video would be about the history of how some people actually made an island from a sandbank, dumping boatloads of rock, corral etc. Was there any help from the locals? It's great when young folk are healthy and have the energy to do this.

    Alain DuboisAlain Dubois5 ditë më parë
  • That is soo cool!!!

    Look CloserLook Closer5 ditë më parë
  • life is short I hope he have more year to come so he can enjoy his success.

    Lynn TranLynn Tran5 ditë më parë
  • What kind of Coffee maker was that?. I like it, a lot.

    Todd SheltonTodd Shelton6 ditë më parë
    • I believe that is the AeroPress. There's a link to it (and more of their coffee gear!) here: www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/coffee-tea And don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 ditë më parë
  • Those bungalows are gorgeous! Will place this island on my visit list.

    T. T.T. T.6 ditë më parë
  • Absolutely stunning little island and housing .. Ben & Lisa you have out done yourselves .. 💜

    Prophetess Taunya RaffleProphetess Taunya Raffle6 ditë më parë
  • shorten the vids and less ads

    Francis TaylorFrancis Taylor6 ditë më parë
  • The girl is the yellow is gorgeous. That color looks really good on her.

    LoganLogan6 ditë më parë
  • Clever people

    Happy MisfitHappy Misfit6 ditë më parë
  • 14:36 doesnt anyone see the huge faces in the clouds? Besides the cool island, would love to visit here.

    Bible BelieverBible Believer6 ditë më parë
  • Right at 2:00 is the most beautiful shot i've seen in a video.

    Onizuma13Onizuma137 ditë më parë
  • It's a cheat. For more clicking. No self built island.

    olga Olgaolga Olga7 ditë më parë
  • ....☝❤✌👍😁

    pAbLiK PoKuZpAbLiK PoKuZ7 ditë më parë
  • Nice.... n veutyfull boot.i liked... n verry interasted.giod chanel.if u fruend have boot n wint arrount to all sea.ir beach ... can commant me in here.go tigather... to swim fishing.. holkiday togather.. i can going with u.command n give u whatsaap.ok thx

    Ricky Martinez GmNRicky Martinez GmN8 ditë më parë
  • So you have to shelter in place in Tonga where you see the first day of the light. _such a shame_ - hope you don't already have cabin fever ;)

    Xyz SameXyz Same8 ditë më parë
  • Poor kitty has a limb.

    G- BgcgG- Bgcg8 ditë më parë
  • Clearly a fellow mason!!!

    Justin timeJustin time8 ditë më parë
  • Love from Sydney Australia

    Saurabh USaurabh U8 ditë më parë
  • Outstanding, informative video. They have their own little Eden.

    Thor ThorsonThor Thorson9 ditë më parë
  • The ladies look like each other!!😃

    Jeanette UgapoJeanette Ugapo9 ditë më parë
  • im sorry am i retarded because i dont see how they self-built an island that's was already there???

    google Limpgoogle Limp9 ditë më parë
  • Great story with great people. The world is still the place to be in this universe right.

    sbxsbx9 ditë më parë
  • What a wonderful life!

    Cindy GagnierCindy Gagnier9 ditë më parë
  • Great stuff, except Caroline Island, Kiribati has sunrise first, sorry to burst your bubble.

    Warriors 4 GodWarriors 4 God10 ditë më parë
  • 50,000 bags of concrete carried in. Well, I'm out!

    TourPace64TourPace6410 ditë më parë
  • Incredible work

    DevilFrog61DevilFrog6110 ditë më parë
  • Paradise. Hard work, gorgeous views, intense life. Amazing. And an amazing vlog, thank you

    IzindawoIzindawo11 ditë më parë
  • Wow, the best life!

    susanloveshuskiessusanloveshuskies11 ditë më parë
  • How do you get permission to do that?

    Random Vintage FilmRandom Vintage Film11 ditë më parë
  • I'm ready to move....

    Ray McCabeRay McCabe11 ditë më parë
  • Cool story.

    Cowboy GeologistCowboy Geologist11 ditë më parë
  • All you need is a dream, love and then some work to manifest it! Voilà! Paradise ~ Well done!

    Superman UDNTKSuperman UDNTK11 ditë më parë
  • What a magical place this resort is! Ben and Lisa are truly amazeing people. One day I will make it to Mandala Resort!!

    Jersey StotlerJersey Stotler11 ditë më parë
  • Oh, I so wanna visit this place! - I cant wait till we can fly again! :)

    JulieJulie11 ditë më parë
  • Are you hiring? :) Okay what did these 2 do before they created all this I am curious--thanks for the great vid!

    Unconditional FreedomUnconditional Freedom11 ditë më parë
  • God bless you and her Amen 🙏

    Norman WeimerNorman Weimer12 ditë më parë
  • Do they have a hut and need a permanent maintenance person? I need zero income. Just food to eat and a place to sleep. Say the word and I'm there! 🙏

    Mellow NES SuperstarMellow NES Superstar12 ditë më parë
  • Omfg ...Higgs and Bosun?! ...I ...I cannot. I already love this video

    The Mighty SagettoThe Mighty Sagetto12 ditë më parë
  • Why say they built an island instead of built a home on an island,,click bait false,,,

    Gavin BootGavin Boot12 ditë më parë
  • wow great people at that resort.... Love it.

    toffa66toffa6612 ditë më parë
  • Great video, that couple seems so smart. I would just like to say, in your quest for truth, that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. He died for our sins and rose again so that we could live with him forever!

    Mario RodinMario Rodin12 ditë më parë
  • you know he's growing some weed out there

    Fish FishFish Fish13 ditë më parë
  • What a magical place! ✨

    Blue_MoonBlue_Moon13 ditë më parë
  • Forget the covid crap open your island!!!! Live your life run your business your be fine.... What a great place you guys have their very impressive on the mechanical systems.... I truly off the grid moneymaker bravo

    chris skidmorechris skidmore13 ditë më parë
  • Fetoko may be doomed to rising sea levels a few decades in the near future, but what a wonderful way to live life in the present.

    Media FinancingMedia Financing13 ditë më parë
  • Oh man this video made me chuckle like a kid. When they had to explain the Fibonacci sequence to the viewers that was hilarious!!!! Good one guys!!! You are so smart to know what that is and build with it congratulations! Me dumb like stick me shoot myself in foot

    John BrassJohn Brass13 ditë më parë
  • Just added this place to the top of our bucket list! Btw I've always been absolutely enamored with the fibonnacci sequence!! Love love love!!

    Chapter NextChapter Next13 ditë më parë
  • I'm friends with one of Ben's subscriber twice removed and married to their dogs original owner's cousin. Couldn't be prouder, I'm chuffed!

    hieroglyph321hieroglyph32113 ditë më parë
  • Can we give the woman interviewing them some credit for being so respectful & making them feel comfortable!

    Carla AndersonCarla Anderson14 ditë më parë
  • rich and eccentric hippies.....yep.

    Fire StormFire Storm14 ditë më parë
  • This is the definition of freedom

    EagleEagle14 ditë më parë
  • 👍👏👌😊

    fokas petrogiannisfokas petrogiannis14 ditë më parë
  • I would love to live such life, except for the fact that I would spend much time fixing things.

    Jay Antonio LeeJay Antonio Lee14 ditë më parë
  • what happens when someone gets sick or if someone gets a toothache.....

    Christopher AnthonyChristopher Anthony14 ditë më parë
  • Higgs and bosun, love it

    Eddie NunezEddie Nunez14 ditë më parë
  • Hey if these guys are hiring in all in.

    Bruno BerardiBruno Berardi15 ditë më parë
  • Wow... funning an island with a commercial kitchen with less energy than the average Australian household! Nice work!

    C FoxC Fox15 ditë më parë
  • Very curious, why the decision for solar instead of tidal for energy? Awesome video! Would absolutely love to have a dinner with this couple! Kudos!

    C FoxC Fox15 ditë më parë
    • I can't say for certain, but tides aren't practical in many places. Flow is weaker through some channels, some places only have one/day, and some places near the equator have a minimal change between high & low (like, a couple of inches) which wouldn't generate much power. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns14 ditë më parë
  • Was the filmed on a rotary phone?

    Pat ZimmermanPat Zimmerman15 ditë më parë
  • Wow !! I'm glad they shared there island It's amazing beautiful place. Thank you

    Julio R. OrtizJulio R. Ortiz15 ditë më parë
  • so how much money do i need to do this?

    Tyler NolenTyler Nolen16 ditë më parë
  • What a lovely aside, watching this after a day at my work (in Christchurch, New Zealand). Ben and Lisa, thank you for sharing your island paradise. You’ve put such thoughtful design and skilful work. I loved the walk around it! Jason and Nikki, this video was beautifully presented. I shall subscribe! 🇳🇿🇳🇿🐑🐑

    Anne MacleodAnne Macleod16 ditë më parë
  • Wow...just amazing!

    Mix Music ArtsMix Music Arts16 ditë më parë
  • What a life. Looks rough

    JOHN WALTERJOHN WALTER16 ditë më parë
  • lol Higgs and Bosun! Awesome names. =)

    bigemugamerbigemugamer16 ditë më parë
  • This is incredible. Bravo.

    david rosedavid rose16 ditë më parë
  • ooh - cool folding seats on the boat at the beginning of the video. Did you find one's with aluminium innards - or are these just the "normal" standard stainless ones that will just rust out pretty soon and you replace? Keen to get some for our boat.

    millerslocalmillerslocal16 ditë më parë
    • Well then you're in luck! There's a post on the search for the perfect folding chair, with links to the runners' up and a discount code for the winner! So click over & start shopping, because shopping through these links won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/best-portable-chair Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns16 ditë më parë
  • I love it!!! My country Singapore got nothing 🥺 adventure 😠

    Spencer Tan Beach BoySpencer Tan Beach Boy16 ditë më parë
  • OK. This place is just my speed. Goodness gracious the work and love and sweat and tears (and $$) that have gone into this place separates it from all the rest. I've never been to the South Pacific, but this will be high on my list if I'm ever fortunate enough to be able to travel there. And the cat! I must hang out with that cat.

    LL17 ditë më parë
  • If you got the money to do what you do go for it.

    Working brownman. 82Working brownman. 8217 ditë më parë
  • Living the dream.

    Todd EisenhauerTodd Eisenhauer17 ditë më parë
  • It's absolutely Gorgeous! To live there full time is just amazing.Great job!

    Kelly StanleyKelly Stanley18 ditë më parë
  • Off the grid? They built a wifi cafe?

    Brian FestaBrian Festa18 ditë më parë
  • What do you mean, when the Polynesian first arrived? Please you whites know Polynesian came from no where. We are belonging to the Pacific. That is a fact for you whites to understand.

    Tofaeono Misãtauveve HollywoodTofaeono Misãtauveve Hollywood18 ditë më parë
  • Looks like heaven to me.

    M.C. SwatM.C. Swat18 ditë më parë
  • Mooji and papaji will set you free Satsang is highest truth Peace and harmony Light blessings love Flower power. Xxxx x♥️

    Flower PowerFlower Power18 ditë më parë
  • How about putting some clothes on? I sure the other woman doesn't appreciate you ''flaunting your stuff'' around her man. You look cheap!

    Whats NextWhats Next18 ditë më parë
  • Are there rats 🐀 on the island?

    Brandon KnightBrandon Knight18 ditë më parë
  • Perfect video when in a COVID lockdown number 4 - dreaming of escaping to a resort just like Mandala

    MrTesh47MrTesh4718 ditë më parë
  • They built my dream 😘

    BacktheBlueBacktheBlue18 ditë më parë
  • sorry but it needs to be said. first second of the vid, we see cleavage WOHOOOOOO rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, but this type of vid was not so intresting, offgrid by rich people, f.eks not even a hint talk of food production, really NADA, but having a party,tssssk not even doing the work self, this you see self on the structures more being pure, no creative mind working here, maybe layouts on how they want it with the contractors, but using the fibonacci speak to think that they have done this, and using other effects mandala, there seems to be laking of what he is actually talking about, wanting to boost his ego on tv, myth to reality.

    ZollnationZollnation18 ditë më parë
  • That's good livin' there!

    romeo rozetaromeo rozeta19 ditë më parë
  • Very Kool....I hope their Island Survives and is not taken over by the Ocean. God Bless, enjoy and have fun.

    David LuckettDavid Luckett19 ditë më parë
  • I am so impressed with the whole set up...wow!!!!

    jadamoodjadamood19 ditë më parë
  • That puts A Man Is Not An Island, to the test.

    Truth makes you free.Truth makes you free.19 ditë më parë
  • Such a nice and peaceful place, I would love to go there with my family for 1-2 weeks.. Unfortunately it's infested with hinduism (mandala), buddhism (buddha statue), panteism (tree worshiping) and who knows what else.. I'm a christian, so I would feel uncomfortable with all those idols around me :(

    KalTubeKalTube20 ditë më parë