Venice Beach House Tour | Los Angeles California

Venice Beach House Tour | Los Angeles California

What’s going on everybody? Welcome to Venice Beach California, and this is our home. Welcome to Vagabrothers, Venice. We’ve changed a few things around since we moved in , so let’s go give you a tour. Let’s go. This is our living room; this is where we spend the majority of our time. This is where we “ideate.” This is where we eat. This is where we have coffee; it’s where we watch TV. This is where a lot of magic happens. You might remember these walls were green, but we noticed and a couple people commented that our faces were turning purple in the videos that we shot here, so we decided to fix that. Marko is like, “Why is my face purple”? It could be related to the walls, but it could also be related to the fact that you always forget to wear sunscreen. So wear sunscreen. Or I was just like a drunk, and I had one of those ruddy complexions of someone who drinks too much…..the Rudolph the red-nosed drunkard nose. Yeah ,anyway so let’s just show some of the things right here. We got a TV. This is the first TV either of us has ever purchased. Black Friday. This was a 55 inch LG TV. We got it on Black Friday at Best Buy for 400 bucks…a petty good good deal. And then down below, we have…these are some of my LPs. We have a collection going right here ,but behind it are some of the things we hid. We got this at Target something like that for 100 bucks and assembled it ourselves, and then we just put in these little screws to hide everything behind it. And what’s behind it is all of our hard drives organized from oldest to newest. There’s probably about 20 or 30 hard drives, maybe about a hundred terabytes plus of footage down there. It’s better hidden with cool album covers from back in the day. Marko, what’s your favorite record? We’re going to ..I don’t know I think we need to a video about this because there’s a ton of them that I collected during college, but we’ll save that for a separate thing. What about that? I found this at the Long Beach flea market for 25 bucks. It’s a 1960s school wall map. If you look at the details, coolest thing I love is the shipping routes going through the Panama Canal and stuff like that. This tells the distance between cities. I also love that they have all of the geography. What’s it called? It’s got elevation so it’s color-coded by elevation. You can see some of the highest places on earth. You have the Andes; you got some of the brown the Rocky Mountains.. Over here the Himalayas .If you come over here, you can see there’s North and South Vietnam. There’s a couple anomalies….it says the Soviet Union, so it’s definitely from way back in the day.,’60s..I think this comes from 1967. It’s always interesting to look back at history and see how the world was divided up. The idea is that behind it we have a white board that we can use to do some ideation. Can’t show you what’s behind it. It’s all secret plans, but we can basically have that down we’re doing business, and then we want to have friends over, we can just cover it up. Tin Tin.. mandatory . Got to love Tin Tin. We have this nice…… this couch is the one thing that we pilfered from our parents’ house. Sorry Mom and Dad. We just had to take it. It was the one thing our parents were always complaining about. It doesn’t really fit in the house, but it fits perfectly here. We got this table for fifty bucks at the Long Beach flea market. If you look at the details, it’s Chinese. There are all these sort of like… the Buddha in certain areas. It’s supercool and was only 50 bucks. Just great. This is a another Long Beach flea-find. It’s pretty decrepite it, but it holds some of our books and coffee table books which we try to swap out. Silver play button Thank you guys. Honestly, we wouldn’t be in this house if it weren’t for you guys. So thank you. Got this beautiful little painting in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala when I traveled as a senior in college way back in 2010, and I just kind of like how it’s the last thing…. a little bit of color on the way out when you flip the lights. Our table, breakfast and work on this thing. It doesn’t really fit. We’re contemplating listing this table, selling it, and then building some drop tables that would be right up against the window so you have natural light and then when you need a table, you can use it, and when you don’t , you can get rid of it and kind of reclaim the space. We have one of my favorite posters. This is a picture from the Berlin Wall, which I bought in Berlin last year. 1989, right? It’s the fall of the Berlin Wall, which I think is really symbolic of a beautiful era of openness and taking down walls, building bridges. And that’s a very strong principle of mine, personally. I think that’s the basis of our channel. It’s kind of cool to look at this and and see some reminder of freedom. No wall. No wall. Speaking of which…… This room is the best room. This is the chill room. This is the reading room. We don’t have a lot of books in this room, but we bring books into this room. We have a bit of a disagreement on that, right? I want our house to be open and clean and spacious. Mark and I, maybe one of our biggest character clashes is the fact that I like things a little bit more sparse and minimalist, and Marko likes to elaborate and put more and more. I think we found a pretty good middle ground, Bro, in here honestly. I just like bohemian style houses where you have little trinkets and cool little knickknacks from all around the world. I want a house that’s looks more like a curio shop. But you know what? When you get your own house, you can do that. I like Alex’s sparseness. I just watched a documentary Minimalism. I see the aesthetic pleasures of it, and we’re basically reducing. It’s working. Check out what we got here. It’s kind of a Mexican themed room. We got this Zacotec style design blanket, which we threw over this couch, which folds out. It’s a futon couch. When we have guests they can sleep on their own little bed, if they want. They can sleep on the couch. We’ve hosted quite a few people. We have Raya and Louis, FunForLouis and RayaWasHere, have been here, but Louis doesn’t fit on that couch. No This is not Louis standard couch. It fits everyone else, but not Louis or Will Darbucher They’re just a little bit too long, but I this thing’s pretty cool… open beers, you know .Show us some of the characters. We have these guys which are Oaxaca painted animals. They’re actually also…these were our mother’s. Elephant, candle, used to be a rabbit. Our dad is from New Zealand; our mom is from California. She’s a flight attendant, and she was always bringing back cool little trinkets. I think Marko, honestly, that might be where you get the curios shop vibe is from Mom. She has good taste. Here we have the Holstee Manifesto, which is always good to look at and remind yourself of. Shepard Fairey ,Make Art Not War. I went and bought a bunch of these cool ceramic light covers, which I got in Ensenada, Mexico for four bucks each. Then we have a bar. Alex, do you want to explain the bar? It’s got lots of alcohol; its kind of collection of our booze from around the world .Whenever we travel to a new place, we try to visit a craft distillery and pick up a little bottle to take home. A couple of scotch whiskeys. We are having a housewarming party tonight. The house is clean, and we figured we should take you guys along and show you, also. One of the cool things that I want to show is in the kitchen here. Marko, who has very good taste bought me a gift for Christmas that I really like. These are scotch glasses that actually have some of the bigger mountains in the United States in the bottom of the glass. They have an imprints of the peaks. This one is Mount Denali ,Mount Rainier. It’s got Half Dome in Yosemite and my favorite ,Mount Whitney in the Sierra Navadas, the highest mountain in the continental United States in California. When we drink whiskey or scotch, we drink it in these guys and also a big fan of the stemless wine glasses. These things are legit. Some cooking books right, Marko? Your ones. Jerusalem and Plenty by Ottolanghi This thing I got in Thailand. See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil Works well with the yellow walls. What do we have in the fridge right now? We have a lot of beer in the fridge right now. We have party supplies in the fridge. We have a couple Take and Bake PIzzas from Costco because we were in Costco today getting party supplies…. lots of cheese, beers. We got some mementos from friends who have been by here. These are our lovely grandparents. They are the best, our favorite people in the world. And here’s a thank you card from Louis and Raya, along with a photo from when we hung out in Long Beach. Robbie and Gisela, our friends from San Diego are getting married. We’re saving the date. Then some photos of all the friends from Friendsgiving party, as well as nice card that got sent to us from Manitoba, Canada of me catching a drone on a boat. This is a really fun. And me lurking extremely uncomfortably piloting the drone into Marko’s hand on a boat. There’s also here….. we have the record player ,which is tucked in the corner, and let’s see what’s on right now. We’ve got the Clash, Sandanista. We got love for Frieda, Tiki from New Zealand, pull-up bar for when we are feeling like we need to do a pull-up. Cow’s head ceramic thing, also from Mexico. I got a little crazy in Mexico , nesting a little bit after not having possessions for a long time. He called me at the border and was like, “Bro, you’re not going to believe what I got.” And he listed it off, and I was sitting there going ..Got an attic up here for all our extra stuff, which does open ,but we won’t go up there today. The bathroom. What I like about the bathroom…. we have I put this Botero painting, which is a woman looking into a mirror. It’s a painting within a painting.because when you look at the reflection of our mirror, you can see it. We’ve got shaving equipment here. I use a straight razor, so I like to have that set up, but for some reason Alex put hand soap on top of my shaving soap, Bro. What the hell, man. Lowball.Since when do you shave, Mark? Occasionally I do shave. It’s known to happen. Got a little magazine rack here with Tin Tin. Latest magazines, incense holder for when things get stinky. Pooh Pourrie If you don’t know where it is, use it. Your friends and family will love you for it. One of the major design flaws is that my lights to my room are outside. I sleep naked ,and if I forget to turn the light off , I have to get up out of bed, either put clothes on or just hope no one’s looking and come out here and turn the lights on. Not great, a design flaw. i’ll just turn the lights off for you, Bro. My room has evolved a little bit. Not done too much in here. The walls are still green. This is the original color of the whole house. I got a desk I put in. I put up this is zarape because we just have huge all spaces. I have this Tibetan mask right here, Indo board. I put my towel to dry next to the heater so that it warms up. My bed. I got this at the swap meet for 7 bucks. I left plenty of space so that I can do yoga in the morning theoretically , although i’ve never done it. Closet right here for all my clothes, and I put my hats on the wall like this. If you guys are wandering Village This is where I get my hat. Everyone’s asking. These are three of the same hats in different colors: black, brown, blue. That’s my style. This is my dresser that was my mom’s when she was a kid, .and I’m trying to keep top clean by putting magazines on it, I’ve got Esquire, Monocle the Economist, Rolling Stone, my current weekly subscriptions, and meditation couch, which I also picked up in India. When I used to live in India, I bought a bunch of things before I left for the one day that I would get an apartment. Now that time’s come. It feels good to finally sit on the floor This is my room. Like I said, trying to keep it a little bit more clean and minimal. I have a queen size bed from Tuft and Needle, two little dressers. I have some books in there. Im reading Stuff Every Man Should Know. That was a gift from Dad. I’m reading El Nuevo Kama Sutra. in Spanish. That was my book. Yeah but I’m using it. And the Lost City of the Monkey God, which I just picked up, which is pretty cool. It’s about a myth of a lost city in Honduras. Just got this yesterday and installed it. Finally have a dresser where I can put all of my clothes and stuff. Try to be organized. Having lived out of a backpack for so long. It feels really, really nice to have a place and be able to organize your possessions instead of having everything jammed into a backpack. That feels good. Got my Spanish guitar. Bought this guy when I was living in Galicia, in Pontevedra, Spain. It’s an Alhambra. Vincent Van Gogh Got a Van Gogh painting Starry Night Van Gogh’s my favorite artists.. Love impressionism ..big fan of that genre of art. I have this little guy, this quote from Ira Glass which is all about how most people who strive to be in the creative field or try to do what they want never get there because they don’t put in the the hard hours in between when you’re a beginner and making it. I still don’t think that I’ve made it, and I still look at my work still critically sometimes. So it’s good to be able to read this and get a little bit inspiration. I also have a couple of photos I took. The reason I still have all of this space on the wall is that I’m going to start going through some of my favorite images that I’ve taken in the last couple years of traveling, and I want to get them blown up onto either metal or canvas and have a couple of choice photos for that wall. Got this little guy from Costa Rica, my first ever trip without my parents. I was 14 on a surf trip. This little painting on a piece of wood is a nice reminder of that very first trip and that feeling of freedom and my life long love relationship with the Spanish language. s The closet…all this up here was covered with my pants and boxers and stuff because I didn’t have a dresser. This side is more shirts, like t-shirts and stuff and this side is more jackets and overcoats, organized by color. I’ve got my boots collection down here. All of my backpacks. We travel quite a bit, and I never really get to unpack them. And then way back here, I have the panniers for my motorcycle , which I’m really hoping that soon, Bro, we can go camping and fill the panniers and make some moto-vlogs. Please, let’s make that happen. This is from our Auntie Sal. She is really awesome. She lives in Humboldt.. big fan of the Grateful Dead, and she’s also a big fan of the Dalai Lama ,and so every year she sent us these really cool inspirational messages. This one is from His Holiness ,the 14th Dalai Lama ; it’s really nice. The true meaning of life is that basically if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you’ve found the true meaning of life. Here we are. Here are the skateboards: my two Santa Cruz skateboards Alex’s Sector Nine and this is Louis’s Penny Board because he’s staying with us. When you leave the kitchen ,there’s a side door, and it takes you into the side yard. This is my bicycle. I’ve had it since college. It has survived four years in Isla Vista, and hopefully it can survive many more here in Venice Beach. This is a my surf shed. I’ve got my wetsuit and then in here I have my boards. I have a 5/8 neckbeard from Al Merrick This is my pride and joy. This is what I’ve been riding a lot lately It’s a 5/6 mini Simmons. It paddles like a longboard and it shreds like a short board, and I’ve been having so much fun on this. It’s pretty much all I’ve got to show. This bike right here is a 1967 Schwinn Varsity. It is my grandfather’s. Perfect bike for going around Venice. I’m trying to get panniers. I want to get a nice little panniers set up here so I can just go to go work at a coffee shop. We’ve got a banana tree. We’ve got a grapefruit tree. We have a lemon tree, and we have a chiminea. We actually have two chimineas. As we said tonight, we’re having a housewarming party.. a little keg, a half keg of Blue Moon from Colorado. Wanted to get an IPA, but Alex cautioned me :people can’t drink IPAs in tons of quantity. I don’t know. You guys let us know. If you like IPA, put IPA in the comment section. The keg is officially tapped. Boom. It flows. Alright guys well that was the tour of our house. Hopefully, you enjoyed it. Let us know your thoughts. Let us know if you like the white better than the green. We definitely do. Hopefully, you guys had a good time and thanks for watching. We have a party to throw. If you liked the video give a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, subscribe to Vagabrothers and make sure you turn on notifications. You get video updates when we publish. In the meantime stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. Vlog series coming soon. We know you guys want to see the travel vlogs. They’re coming.Stay tuned. Peace.

100 thoughts on “Venice Beach House Tour | Los Angeles California

  1. You guys can even make a house tour entertaining! Well done, looking forward to more travel vids!! Also, love the Mountains in a glass… but you guys haven't been to Mt. Rainier yet, or at least haven't done a video there yet!

  2. Definitely feel the conflicting choice between minimalism and the more eclectic collecting of tchotchkes hahaha always a struggle

  3. Love the idea with the white board and the records covering up other stuff. And yes, it was a great idea to get rid of that green 😀 Awesome place and I hope you had a great housewarming party.

  4. love your chanel guys ! so glad I found it , hope to meet you guys one day, much love from the Orange County 🙂

  5. Full on bachelor orgy palace! When you get older and you are laying in bed with your wife and turing the news off to go to bed at 11, you will be dreaming about the days of living in Venice and how you should of banged like way more girls….. sow your seeds now!!!!! The memories will get you through the nights when you are married

  6. After falling into the beauty blogger vortex, I am so glad I found this video (and channel!) This may be the best house tour I have watched. I love your various prices from travels – I am so unbelievably pro-trinket 🙂 Enjoy the house and a big hello from the east coast of Canada!

  7. For Marko's room, if you buy a ceiling fan that has a light, you can install it, keep the light switch on the outside on at all times, and just use the strings to pull the light/fan on and off from the inside of the room! 🙂

  8. Can i Visit you guys? im from brazil, but in may im going to Cali, my english is not so good, but i like to meet you guys 🙂

  9. Hey Hi Alex, Been watching your vlogs lately. If you ever visit India, then please please go to Mcleodganj. Its Hell awsome, Close to the mountains.

  10. Ah, Humboldt, how I miss it. It will feel more like home than LA ever did for me. In regards to the IPA, I'm personally not a fan, but it was definitely a smart move to get Blue Moon for hosting a party ahaha. I love the whiskey glasses though. But on the subjects of Humboldt and beer, I love the labels on the beers from Lost Coast Brewery.

  11. White so much better! You should paint the whole house white! I could only ever drink one sip of an IPA.

  12. very nice house. everything is organize and clean. Really like all the little things you guys bought from others countries. Have fun with you new house.

  13. Hey guys the place looks awesome and I felt really proud to see the "Salsa Lizano" on the fridge, btw, I´m from Costa Rica, greetins!

  14. Awesome home and definetely an amazing chanel. Just discovered it a few days ago trying to find out where to go with my friends on our second trip (the first happened in january, we went to Japan, China, HK and Macau). What are your tips for Asia, Middle East and Africa? You guys got yourselves a new fan from Brazil. When you decide to come down here, I'd be glad to show some of it for you. Cheers!

  15. Wow ya los estoy siguiendo me encanta su vibra y cómo viven eso es lo que yo quería hacer bueno o eso es lo que creí. Yo soy de Mexicali B.C amo San Diego, viví en Cali también y ahora casada vivo en Ga/USA ☺️ . Life is good! Cuidense 😘😘

  16. You need to grow a passion fruit vine, yummy. I saw one in your area a few years back, with a looooott of hanging fruits:)

  17. hi bros… i just saw a video of yours last weekend and now I have watched more than 30 vids of yours… love to travel but my holiday in a year is only 30 days… how to be you? hahaha

  18. Beautiful. I've got to say, I'm a huge fan of Marko's decorating style: A cool bohemian pad filled to the brim with trinkets and patterns. 🙂 Yummy..

  19. Love the white, but love that the rooms are still green.
    Good call on the Colorado beer – that's where i'm from. You guys played in the Rocky Mountains yet?

  20. IPA for sure. I enjoy watching your adventures around the world. Congrats on the beach house and keep the travels going. Okay, need to get ready for work

  21. Literally the best thing in this video is the framed tin tin pic! Just like me and bro -tin tin is the bomb and so is this channel

  22. suggestion for the brother with the light switch outside the door. plug in a floor lamp the kind you can step on the switch at the base of it and this solves your problem.maybe basket to hide all the toiletries on the bathroom shelves just pull out a basket. this way it wont look cluttered and for the corner shelves with the new zealand animal's put the dollar store mirrors on the corners of the shelves inside. this will make shelves look bigger and show off the creatures more. Also they have out there digital photo albums the sizes vary like a laptop screen size is great it keep going and then people can see the slide show. its an idea less clutter more bang for the buck

  23. Two things – I'm a huge TinTin fan so you'd probably love my collection. Two, I drove over to Berlin (from the UK) when the wall was coming down, just to be there. One more thing – I now feel so old having said that !

  24. Its wonderful to see just how humble you have stayed with all of the attention you both receive.Wonderful to see you both enjoying happiness!

  25. So thankful to find your channel 2 days ago!! Your vlogs are so inspiring in so many ways!! Thank you for sharing your adventures and life. I aspire to live more like you!! Amor, luz, y libertad. Salud!

  26. Hey Vagabrothers! I'm a nee subscriber in your channel. I love it! Question: Marko, where do you get your hats? I love them!😍😆😁

  27. Eclectic multicultural style meets minimalism, uniquely awesome! I stumbled upon your videos, as I’m researching travel spots for my next trip! ~White makes a clean backdrop to your multiple artsy cultural finds, as well as for filming. I’m an impressionist painter (Alex mentioned liking the style); my studio walls need to be free of color, or they will change the color of paints. I obviously love Van Gogh too; for a fellow Vincent fan, I recommend a great movie: My fav’s in your abode began with the record album idea, cultural statues /furniture (I collect also), as well as the original map. For the map, use 1/8 “sticker dots (instead of push-pins) to mark where you’ve traveled! You’ll still be able to pull it down. ;0) ~Mark, light switch: try a floor lamp off a power strip or obtain a remote switch. Another idea, use 3 Edison caged pendant lights, letting the cords show artistically up the wall and through a small simple ring on the ceiling.

  28. You know that someone from San Diego usually never ever aspires to move to the LA area, so I have to ask why would to brothers from beautiful Diego want to move to Venice Beach????

  29. Love what you've done with it! You guys deserve your wonderful home. I literally binge watch your shows and my travel list grows ever longer, so thank you for being so inspiring. I lived for two years without my 'stuff' and without a place to call home, so I appreciate that feeling. I'm English but fell in love with San Diego and stayed there for many months in between road trips, in fact my 'stuff' is still there. Living back in the UK right now, so if you make it back this way I'd love to show you more cool spots here. I welcome guests as America was very good to me (-:
    Definitely the white walls…. ha

  30. The sheer concept of decorating your house in a way that depicts the passion your life deserves top marks.
    Also it really takes an experience of travelling to be able to describe the little things used in a home , It just give those things more value and meaning.
    Also i liked the more Do it yourself kinda attitude. Well done.Love From India.

  31. I enjoy watching you 2. Fun to see brothers that enjoy each other and enjoy seeing the world. Keep it up. Look forward to your next one.

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