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Why I’m living Off Grid Vegan Zero waste lifestyle (ft. Cassowary)

August 10, 2019


so a lot of you asked me why I’m doing this why I’m choosing to live out in the jungle amongst wildlife and I scared bored lonely why cut myself off from most of mainstream civilization like this well there are many reasons but a big one is that I want to heal I came here to escape and to heal to escape the madness of my concrete surroundings the noise the pollution the fakery the sickness it was exhausting I needed to heal from the screwed up society I was born and raised into a society that taught me to hate myself from the moment I looked in the mirror to pull apart my human features I would forget I was a wild adult female human and not a manufactured doll to manipulate I came here to let my natural self grow into whatever that may be free of restriction and expectations I came here to escape a society that created flaws in me that didn’t exist to sell me I didn’t need I worked in jobs that bored me to buy stuff meant none to me to impress people that didn’t even respect me I was feeling poisoned by the water the air the food I came addicted to the constant highs and lows of the city life rather than living in balance in harmony with nature I didn’t want to depend on others for my food anymore I wanted to live in a way that causes the least harm possible it’s not only myself but also the animals and my environment I came here to heal from a culture that taught me to eat foods that hurt me to eat a diet that my body wasn’t designed for and to treat animals like there are nothing more than food and that it’s okay to use and abuse them [Music] I wanted to have a low-impact lifestyle I didn’t want to be part of this system anymore even as a vegan I was trapped within this cycle and I didn’t understand there was a way out some days I felt lost trapped and alone even though I was surrounded by so many other people I knew this wasn’t how nature intended me to exist I knew it the sights and sounds of nature heal us sure there are some dangers but there are so many more dangers in the city walk out your unit door and you could get robbed shot raped or run over by a car then end up pumped full of drugs in the local hospital there are dangers everywhere but the benefits to this lifestyle far outweigh any dangers a lot of you asked how I make an income I make an adequate income off my ebooks and YouTube this is something you can do too and that way you can also escape your concrete surroundings and heal in nature [Applause] [Applause] I plan on making more of these part talking part nature sound videos and in 4k so stay tuned if you want more tips and inspiration on how to heal from the damaging culture that’s been forced upon you since birth I’ll see you next video you

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100 Comments

  • Reply Freelee The BananaGirl June 30, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    hey ๐Ÿ™‚ had to make a few changes and reupload. currently putting in the timestamps
    0:32 – huntsman spider
    0:42 – who spotted the little shark?? we visit a beach once a week.
    1:10 – we always start the day with a long hug.
    1:24 – free food! passionfruits grown on property.
    2:00 – our off grid out door shower.
    2:34 – females grow body hair too, we must show it to normalise it.
    2:50 – planting papaya seedling we grew from seed. will feed us in future.
    3:46 – hatching of the Australian Day Moth
    4:25 – cassowary poop followed by a visit from a wild juvenile
    5:24 – painting rusted railway tracks to blend with nature.
    6:11 – picking free food we are growing.
    7:10 – Australian Davidsons Plum, sour but perfect for sweet chilli sauce
    7:56 – amazing grasshopper that seemed to be obsessed with me ha
    8:58 – my ebook "The Raw Till 4 Diet" follow http://www.thebananagirl.com to buy.
    9:31 – some of the best banana sushi i've made
    ok see ya next vid! leave any comments below.

  • Reply Ifejah Tafari July 5, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for creating this video, it gives the viewer a new perception. It pushes I n I closer to going to connecting to momma earth. Bless up โค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š

  • Reply Tamara Rocha July 5, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Freelee for being a voice against the current . Following your heart & living with Godโ€™s creation not destroying it . I have loved your videos for so long , please keep making important content if possible. Thank you for sharing your heart .

  • Reply Rudolf Flax July 5, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    If everyone on this planet could live like you Freelee, i would be a happiest person in the world.

  • Reply Kristen Miner July 6, 2019 at 2:32 am

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  • Reply Winter Cox July 6, 2019 at 5:42 am

    The sound of the jungle at 9:53๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’

  • Reply Cypriano July 6, 2019 at 5:50 am

    one of the most pretentious human beings on the planet. your so full of yourself its unbearable!

  • Reply Hip Plantchick July 6, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Enjoyed the relaxing vid in nature so beautiful; thanks for sharing

  • Reply Producer Kris July 6, 2019 at 7:25 am

    >nature intended
    Who is this?

  • Reply Woodsman July 6, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Iโ€™m a hunter

  • Reply 666 999 July 6, 2019 at 9:31 am

    BS, U live in tropical Queensland , probably near Cairns/Port Douglas .Jungle living !!!, yeah right.

  • Reply Neil Anderson July 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Wonderful video- love the interconnectivity with your lifestyle + nature. Wonderful wildlife from the cassowary to the snake, the ant climbing through your leg hair to the groovy bush-cricket (katydid) at the end. Do you know what the large roost of butterflies are? Great viewing!

  • Reply Sarah Loves Veggies July 6, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I think this speaks to all of us. I'm happy for you Freelee!

  • Reply vegan zoo July 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    this is so inspirational!!! yes the concrete life is so draining love you freelee im working towards this life style as well

  • Reply Jojo Gunne July 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Zero waste, what about the stuff that comes out of your arses?

  • Reply Jojo Gunne July 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Zero waste, what about the stuff that comes out of your arses?

  • Reply wolfsrain0000 July 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    You helped me go vegN when I was 16, im 25 now and do happy I made the switch when I did. Thank you Freezer๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ

  • Reply James Curfman July 6, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Freelee, I am just AMAZED at the number of trolls and haters you have! I find it ASTOUNDING that you get HATE like this for simply wanting to go off by yourself so that you are purposely finding ways NOT to hurt anybody! UNBELIEVABLE!

    I completely believe in what you are doing and I simply want you to know that you are also RESPECTED for this very thing. As someone else mentioned, it is not easy to swim upstream. Kudos to you and your family. THANK YOU for the videos! Please keep at it when you are able. Luv ya! <3

  • Reply Jeannette Turner July 6, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’– Omg how amazing it is where you live Freelee. The wild life, the food the sounds of nature etc. I love your videos Freelee. You're growing your own food, the very act of planting etc is something so special! You're so right in all you say. Thank you for your videos. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

  • Reply Running Bear July 6, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    i love u

  • Reply The Witcher 3 Misc July 7, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Good luck with your tropical diseases…

  • Reply Make โ€˜Em Proud July 7, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Iโ€™m so happy you found someone to share this type of life with…it would be unbearable to live this way alone. In some ways, Iโ€™m jealous…it must be incredibly freeing. Good for you. โค๏ธ

  • Reply Rozanna July 7, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Only once one does it does one understand how beautiful this lifestyle can be at least, to have experienced once in oneโ€™s life and yes, it truly heals.

  • Reply Rozanna July 7, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Divine Freelee. Simply divine. I never thought I would be saying this on your channel. I was the one who disliked you the hardest.

  • Reply tictoc544 July 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    now you are part of a more natural system i hope you always have the freedom to choose which one you inhabit

  • Reply I'm a fetus Baby, So why don't you kill me July 7, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Such a brave girl. And true to herself.

  • Reply Red Blades July 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I like 'this' Freelee. Not finding faults with others, but finding perfection in herself.

  • Reply Stella Makrigianni July 7, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    I am so glad you have someone!

  • Reply Paige Natasha July 7, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I love this. You are incredible!

  • Reply Haley Leone July 7, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I dont mean this to sound rude or anything but if you're self sustaining doesn't that mean you would have to make your own clothes and paper for your book? I'm genuinely curious.

  • Reply Brett's Natural Health July 8, 2019 at 4:38 am

    The main thing you need to escape society is 789K subscribers and a hot body with a huge Youtube check coming in every month.

  • Reply Allison Reece July 8, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Am I the only one wondering how long is this going to last.

  • Reply Karl Kellar July 8, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Where are you located that you can do this? What if you have no money to buy a remote property?

  • Reply wandrousworld July 8, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I like this video style and definitely prefer it being so calm! Fantastic encounters you had and were even able to catch on camera! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply James Harken July 8, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I think you are incredible. Keep going. You are an inspiration to many. Society is sick, dysfunctional, and overrated.

  • Reply Specialized Dutch July 8, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    hahahahahahah

    the pretentiousness and hypocrisy is incredible

  • Reply Mrsrae July 9, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Does Amazon deliver there?

  • Reply Bob Brown July 9, 2019 at 7:32 am

    good place to chuck in a massive crop of cannabis

  • Reply Eve Zei July 9, 2019 at 7:53 am

    So beautiful!

  • Reply Melanie July 9, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Such calmness and presence! ๐Ÿ’š Watching this was very relaxing and healing… Thank you. ๐ŸŒป

  • Reply aubrey July 9, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    The words are so beautiful. I cried almost the whole video. Right after you said the stuff about not being a doll made by society. I wish I could escape too. I hate the fakery. I would love to grow my own food. I've been vegan over 2 months now and I love it. Thank you.

  • Reply Galaxy Queen July 9, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    What if you get an infection or parasite and need serious medical attention? Is there a hospital near by? Emergencies can happen. People in primative times would die of numerous non-diet related illnesses. A healthy vegan diet will not prevent you from catching Malaria. MOSQUITOS ARE NOW YOUR ENEMY.

  • Reply B vegan Now July 10, 2019 at 12:50 am

    How far r u from a local food shop where u buy food from? Or do u have it delivered? How far r u from a hospital? I want a life similar to yours but i dont wana to be farther than 15min from the hospital and i dont wana b too far from other people and shops that sell things i need and having a car and having a mechianic not to far would nice. Do yal have a car or a motorcycle? Or do yal bicycle to local shops?
    Whats your bmi? it would be good if your a healthy weight to show others your not starving or anorexic.
    What r the dangers like things like wild animals and bugs poisonous plants… and how do u avoid them?

  • Reply Ronald Pevahouse July 10, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Hi goat girl is it you i hope your ok

  • Reply Ronald Pevahouse July 10, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I love you

  • Reply Gina July 10, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Been away for a while, and came back to find Freelee has lost her fucking mind. Okay…

  • Reply Stellar Steph July 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    3:05 hit mad hard because Iโ€™m about to go to work ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Kaitlyn Barker July 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I love these vids! They almost have a calming asmr feeling to them. I can also so relate to feeling the need to escape the system. I've been daydreaming lately about just quitting my job and creating a lavender farm. It just seems a bit unrealistic atm, though. :/

  • Reply Chiara Faraday July 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    The birds and butterflies are amazing! Beautifully spoken, Freelee <3 I am so sick of being a slave in this world, I want to heal in nature

  • Reply White Wolf Watching July 11, 2019 at 12:27 am

    What happens when you get pregnant?

  • Reply miss2slick July 11, 2019 at 3:09 am

    How did you learn to live off grid? I would have loved to see your initial journey of going off grid

  • Reply dokehannah July 11, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Healing from DR too. Just watching his videos made me feel inadequate as a woman. Beautiful video.

  • Reply Emily Nunn July 11, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Youโ€™re amazing

  • Reply Ashley July 12, 2019 at 2:53 am

    All those butterflies! What a moment. This is life in its most organic form.

  • Reply Sherlock Tarot July 12, 2019 at 3:06 am

    you've really come home xxx lovely to see xxx

  • Reply ALICIA July 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    I love it so much but it must be a bit difficult at first

  • Reply Atal R July 12, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I know you are suffering.

  • Reply Maybe not Kenny Loggins July 13, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Can you talk about the legalities of how you live? Like property ownership and taxes and stuff? Also I love what you guys are doing. Reminds me of Auroville on a 1 on 1 scale. Love to you both.<3

  • Reply Tony 1Reach1 July 13, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Hairy

  • Reply Jasmine Findlay July 13, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    You inspire me, thank you

  • Reply David Rosa Barrios July 13, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Pretty Woman,You Have Lovely Values…Congratulations…โค

  • Reply Rixhard Bobb July 13, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Know how you feel especially if the system of things in the real world is unfair to you.

  • Reply F Feustel July 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Zero waste lifestyle,but using internet and who knows how many other stuff that waste or pure harm.

  • Reply Nikolas Charchalis July 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Ew ur feral,

  • Reply Reishi Babe July 16, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Hey Freelee, you seem much better than in the last videos that I've seen of you like 2 years ago. Congratulations! I still live in a concrete world, but trying to minimize the impact my lifestyle causes. Saw you had Sushi. What do you do about plastic wrappings that come with nori or the soysauce bottles for instance..?

  • Reply Isabelle Marquis July 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

    That was such an amazing and calming video ๐Ÿ’ž

  • Reply Calming Whispers July 17, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Iโ€™ve been watching your videos for several years now. I feel like you are so much more peaceful, positive and radiant than you were in the past. This was a beautiful video and I can really appreciate the lifestyle that you are choosing to live. Nature really does heal us.

  • Reply Pwa Clan July 17, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Ewwwww. Arm hair ewwwwww leg hair shave that shit and maybe something will like u

  • Reply Brian Baldino July 17, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    3:26 Snickers Bar!

  • Reply Jack Russel July 18, 2019 at 2:09 am

    But you still buy groceries(food) because you have to.,which means you can't really live and survive as a vegan in the wild. . which means veganism isn't natural for humans.

  • Reply Nat King Kong July 18, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Gorgeous video. I am extremely passionate about nature as well and although I can't escape the grid at this point in my life, I make getting out into true nature every day a priority. Being from Canada, it's pretty wicked and kind of scary to see your plants and animals! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Al Capawn July 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Love your videos and what your about. Ignore all the loser comments on here because most of them wouldn't make it two days out in the woods, for some reason they don't think we have internet access just because we live out in the woods and cabins and stuff but we all have smartphones these days so we can communicate with the world but most of us choose not to because of all the lame-ass people you have to deal with who have to have society provide them with grocery stores and everything else they have or they wouldn't be able to make it in this world like their ancestors did a couple hundred years ago… We went from the wild west in America to people who can't even f**** tie their shoes.. Sad as hell.. Keep up the good work and ignore the negativity..

  • Reply demoskunk July 18, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Um, where'd you get that rice and seaweed for the "sushi"?

  • Reply W Stav July 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    You're doing exactly what I've been thinking of doing myself but thought I was mad. I may still be mad but I know I'm not alone. Thanks for your videos. Very inspirational!!!

  • Reply warriorduskfox YT July 20, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I hope it kills you

  • Reply JoJo JoJo July 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Being vegan all this time has made your brain psycho.

  • Reply Marisa Elene Nadejลพa July 25, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Sounds of nature is beautiful mysic

  • Reply Mike BOne23Z July 25, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Your not connected to the main grid … but your a blogger that edits videos .. your still on the grid lady . Boom ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  • Reply Rob Clippo July 27, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Thought you lived in Mexico. Why is there a cassowary there?

  • Reply Mitters July 28, 2019 at 12:30 am

    I love your off-grid videos!!! <3 I really want to start composting and growing my own plants (my city already has a compost garbage pick-up, separate from garbage, and various types of recycling), but I want it for myself! I have A LOT of fruit and vegetable "waste" (peels, stems, etc.,) and I think it would be great to re-grow into a cheaper and more sustainable option ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply _secluded_realm_ July 28, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    7:07 Strangely satisfying sound

  • Reply XADOR THE NEOPHYTE July 29, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Hmmmm… great content here.

  • Reply Jack Stone July 29, 2019 at 11:24 am

    That how u live my frien that the best place to live of the earth u doing good love this life

  • Reply dewy dumpling July 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    why does everyone keep saying JUNGLE? australia doesn't have jungles, rainforests yes but no jungles

  • Reply Mike July 29, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    The paint, the latex gloves, the hosepipe, the metal, the plastic plant pot… hardly free of capitalism or "the system". It's almost impossible to be genuinely off grid.

  • Reply Nicole Wise July 30, 2019 at 4:19 am

    How can you possibly be uploading to the Internet and still claim you live off the grid without electricity?

  • Reply FortheLuIz July 30, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Off grid: no internet

  • Reply aaron king August 1, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I bet you have a nice unit

  • Reply d2h August 3, 2019 at 2:34 am

    i needed that spider warning…freelee….

  • Reply Evanescenscicalistingale 7 August 3, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Lovely and motivating

  • Reply pan pan f. August 3, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    here in the philippines we have alot of that lifestyles, Those people who lives in our provinces has the same lifestyle like you… They eat veggies and fruits because they are not rich.. But They are happy and they have alot of people around them who are living the same as you as well… They are all family.. They are like One big happy family in a village… It is very amazing… Away from technologies and closer to the people around them

  • Reply Andreas mathiassen August 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    In Denmark you have to pay above 200$ for your phone every year, just to own it. You can pay the respective companies but the government charges you a fee every year, making your electronic equipment a little more expensive with every year. This country is not what the media glorified it to be. You can be happy here but those who pay for others to be happy truly hurt along the way.

  • Reply Real Kazekage August 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Few seconds in
    sees huge spider
    Okay….
    burns my phone

  • Reply Lost On Purpose August 4, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    You are speaking out of my heart. You are creating our of my heart. You are one of my biggest inspirations.

  • Reply non grata August 5, 2019 at 3:36 am

    But the snakes and spiders.

  • Reply Astrid Jane August 5, 2019 at 8:22 am

    9:29 sounds creepy

  • Reply Jesslyn de medeiros August 6, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    If u rlly wanted to heal and escape u prolly shoulda quit YouTube.

  • Reply Tia Chia August 6, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I'm cool with the spiders, sharks, giant killer birds, but the moths… No

  • Reply Emily Lockhart August 6, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I love this video so much ๐Ÿ’œ It is so inspiring and relaxing. I love all the nature. I hope you do make more like this ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  • Reply Dillon 49 Drinks Lahey August 8, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    You're disgusting, inside and out.

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