My House Tour Video (2011)

A few years ago, I uploaded my first Home Office Tour after on a New Year’s Day “Subservient Chris” request. This exploration has since become an annual tradition, with me having skipped only one year (and being kindly lambasted for doing so).

For years, individuals from this community have been asking for a complete house tour – and I’ve been reluctant to give it, if only because I didn’t think it’d be all that interesting. Well, today might mark another annual tradition – a complete home video tour on my birthday.

While the home office tour was simply put online for immediate digestion, I decided to go a step further with the house tour and make it available for rental only. I did this for a few reasons: (1) to make it truly special, (2) because there’s a real value to it, (3) because it’s my birthday and I can.

For a fee, you can watch the house tour video on YouTube – though we’re still trying to figure out how to support the international community, so another viewing option should be made available soon. I’d like to (honestly) create a universal iOS app for the video and make it available at a lower price point, too – but I have no skill as a programmer / developer, so that idea will likely have to wait. We’re also going to make this available on DVD – and that link will be added to the viewing options in this post when it’s ready to go. I’m not sure anybody would really buy it, but… stranger things have happened.

Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HpEBmWrQzc

If you’re watching from outside the United States, you can find it here: http://movielocker.com/8108

If this effort isn’t seen as “successful” over the next year, it probably won’t happen again. I’d like to say I made enough from the idea to cover my mortgage for a month, though. That would be one helluva birthday present!

90 thoughts on “My House Tour Video (2011)”

        1. There is already a 2 minute beginning YouTube that already illustrates the high quality of the video. So, I don’t think anyone who was impressed by the 2 minute preview will be disappointing or regret this buy!

      1. Yes I did no offense -quote”  though we’re still trying to figure out how to support the international community, so another viewing option should be made available soon ”
        I was really hoping you figured out a way to fix it and you just answered to say “Now it’s working, voilà =)”

        So this is more like “Could you tell us please when you’re done with international support on Youtube?” because it still doesn’t work here ^^

      1. Honestly Chris, I’ll pirate it when I find it because, as you wrote, it can’t be viewed outside the US yet. But the first thing I’ll try is to use a US proxy to pay for it!

  1. 7 bucks how about 99 cents if its cheap more people will buy it a therefore more money for you…

      1. then $1.99 because i can rent movies for like 2 bucks and 3 bucks and the house tour is only an hour 7 bucks should give us a download don’t get me wrong i wanna see it AND pay for it but seems kinda…meh

  2. 7 bucks how about 99 cents if its cheap more people will buy it a therefore more money for you…

  3. Seven bucks is a little high, but I will look at it as $1 for the video and a $6 donation for all the great stuff in the past that I got for free.

  4. Chris, honestly, did you really need to charge for the home tour?  I have followed you since call for help days on tech tv, and I’ve always enjoyed your videos.  I, like many others, have wanted to see a complete video of your wonderful home.  I wanted to see it to know a little more about you, but I’m not going to pay for it.  My guess is there will be more videos like this one..

    I will show my support in not paying.

      1. I said I wasn’t paying for it.  Just curious how holding “holding a gun to my head” metaphor even relates when I know I have a choice, and made one…

        1. Chris is providing you with a video which is over an hour long, and probably took a LOT of time and effort to edit and prepare. If you really have been watching him since the Call For Help days, then maybe now is a good time for you to finally give a small amount of money to show your appreciation for all he has given to you and the community over the years? It’s really not that much, just think of it as a donation which comes with a free House Tour!

          Personally, I am looking forward to the house tour coming out internationally, and will be more than happy to pay once it is made available..

  5. Happy Birthday and thank you very much for the house tour, but please make it available in Romania too. Please ’cause i cannot watch it!

  6. I don’t get the anger at directed here at Chris – except maybe people would be more willing to pay a few bucks for the more quality content, and get fluff pieces like house tours for free.

    Personally, I don’t know why anyone would pay for something they can get for free simply by sitting in your bushes at night and waiting for you to turn your interior lights on so we can watch you walk from room to room 🙂

  7. Looking forward to it in the UK, shame about the YouTube rental service restrictions but new technology has its bugs, hopefully in a month or two the international service will be launched 🙂 Happy Birthday Chris – you will be starting sentences with “back in my day” soon enough 😛

  8. id like to watch that video chris but i dont rlly have 7$….i know its your birthday and happy birthday….but sorry…cant watch that vid…

  9. Happy Birthday Chris!!! I’m a huge fan of yours and I wanted to thank you for inspiring me to reach the level of success that I have obtained. You have mentioned on videos that Weird Al inspired you to be yourself, Well Chris thank you for doing the same for me. I want you to know that someday i’ll interview you; and well laugh back on this comment. Take It easy & enjoy and I’m looking forward to everything and anything Chris Pirillo wish you many more.

  10. Im against pirateing strongly but because im Canadian I really have no choice but to watch a pirated version but WILL buy the iPhone app when it comes out cause the content is really worth money.

  11. I’ll also wait for the pirated version. My reason? I tried to sub on youtube only to find that I was blocked. I’ll seed anything pirated from Chris for ever.

  12. hey chris can you please put this n another website so we the viewers may view it for free. happy birthday its my birthday too and my name is also chris…im turning 13 happy b-day dude

  13. I would really love to watch it, I enjoy anything Chris Pirillo does, but I just don’t have the money to spend. Happy Birthday Chris. Will you ever make this free to watch?

  14. Dude, there are like a ton of adverts in your blog. Not only do you disrespect your followers by showing them a ton of adverts, but now you want to make your video whatchable only if your followers pay 7dollars? That is huge disrespect for us, your fans.
    Allways remember, that your followers can become more and more annoyed, and hell.. They might get very angry about that and leave you alone. Be careful my man… 
    With all respect, Marius.

  15. Dude, there are like a ton of adverts in your blog. Not only do you disrespect your followers by showing them a ton of adverts, but now you want to make your video whatchable only if your followers pay 7dollars? That is huge disrespect for us, your fans.
    Allways remember, that your followers can become more and more annoyed, and hell.. They might get very angry about that and leave you alone. Be careful my man… 
    With all respect, Marius.

  16. Great video Chris. Even though it was a little on the expensive side, I still bought it.

    I would like to ask those who couldn’t afford it, are you working? If so why are you begruding paying the money?

    I’m on unemployment benefit in the UK and I still put my hand in pocket.

  17. Hey Chris this is awesome but how do you pay for it? Is there a secret or is it because I’m on an iPad, do I need a computer?? Oh and happy belated birthday.

  18. just watched on movie locker chris great video! . when will it be able to own a copy?

    thanks!

  19. Chris, in the video you said something about having it to download.  I would love to be able to keep it!  Do you know when it would be available?  What a beautiful house and a wonderful tour!  Well worth the money, which really isn’t anything to complain about, considering the video is as long as some movies.

  20. i was just watching a vid u done about bit torrent and you said “i would rather people steal my content than not watch it at all” so by saying that it kinda means that you should let us torrent it or otherwise not many people would watch it. but at the end of the day i will always support you and you can do whatever you want with YOUR content. Oh and its your birthday so i guess its like a birthday present so i have no problem paying :).

  21. So, how has the success been so far with the video and profits?  I paid for it and loved it.  I’m still waiting for it to be made available in iTunes, because my streaming capabilities from YouTube aren’t that good.

      1. I can ask around and see if the developer I know can do it. I meant, get it in the iTunes Store for purchase and download as a movie. I’d pay extra for the Hi-Def version!

  22. Chris i recently purchase your House Tour but it keeps stoping at 1:07 and i can’t seem to continue watching the video i tried refreshing the video but that won’t do anything please help me

      1. I thought you took it off of YouTube, and put it just for Gnomies [not the one in the vlog though!], so I don’t understand him either…

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