Self Sufficient Me: Net Worth, Location and Earnings (2024)

If you’re a fan of his YouTube channel and want to know:

➜ Where his permaculture home is

➜ How much he makes on YouTube

➜ How he saved up for his cabin

➜ If he is single or has a girlfriend

➜ What is his net worth and income

➜ Where you can source more details

➜ Discover more of his cabin secrets

Then you’re in the right place!

Let’s journey into his #cabinlife story.

The Channel

Self Sufficient Me

Real Name(s)

Mark Valencia (age 50)

The Home

Mark focuses on his permaculture and self-sustaining garden more than his home. However, he does have solar panels and rarely uses his air conditioner.


Since starting his channel and website, Mark has upgraded his garden with:

➜ Hansa chipper

➜ Raised garden beds

➜ A new chicken pen

➜ His own fire pit

Mark isn’t wasteful. He only adds things as needed.


Self Sufficient Me (Mark Valencia) is based in Caboolture, Queensland, Australia.

His permaculture homestead is unfortunately not open to tours. Like most YouTubers, he doesn’t like people randomly showing up, especially when he has work to do.


Mark spent years in the Army but left in 2008 to spend more time with his wife, kids and growing his own food. In 2011, he started his website and the YouTube channel came soon afterwards.

The entire philosophy of the YouTube channel is to empower YOU on becoming self-sufficient in something. Sure – you may not build an elaborate setup as Mark has done, but something small and simple is enough to make a positive change in your life.

Mark ultimately believes that: “…by becoming more self-sufficient we save money, reduce waste, recycle more, and thus help to sustain our environment and planet.

And his core message is intertwined with some Australian wit and comedy along the way.

Net Worth

Australian YouTubers have certainly become wealthy. Well, at least from what I can estimate:

As of 2024, Mark from Self Sufficient Me has a net worth of $2,700,000 Australian dollars. This is based on Mark’s 3-acre homestead and his online business.

That said, Mark never intends to sell up and cash out on his permaculture oasis. This is simply a paper valuation and he still manages a tight budget and reuses/recycles where possible.

He also doesn’t care much about money, choosing to focus on food security and empowerment for local communities around the world.


It’s also surprising how much he makes with his channel.

Self Sufficient Me could be making $17,000 AUD per month on YouTube.

He does this through:

➜ Affiliate links to permaculture / homesteading products

➜ YouTube ads that play on his many helpful videos

➜ Occasional brand sponsors that align with his values

It’s clear that he’s treating his channel like a real business.

One of his competitors, Epic Gardening, makes more like $75,000 per month (and recently raised $17.5 million!), so the $17,000 month I’ve estimated here is rather conservative.

What’s evident is that Mark has turned a passion into a profitable monthly income, while freely sharing skills along the way.


He has been featured on numerous Australian YouTube channels and TV shows.

Big Moments

There haven’t been any really bad moments in his journey, although some people have driven past his house and have found his address.

I’m sure he’s also upset some CEOs at Monsanto.

Future Plans

Mark may consider a large homestead, although this may go against the core message that space isn’t important – doing the work is.


None that I could find.


What can we learn from his #cabinpreneur journey?

➜ You don’t need a lot of space, time or money

➜ Start buying seeds and growing your greens today

➜ Never depend on 3rd parties to save you

And realize that everything you want to learn is available for FREE.

My Thoughts

Mark is a gift to the permaculture, homesteading and greening community.

Through his content, he has transformed millions of lives around the world, while injecting some humour along the way.

I look forward to watching his videos – and most importantly – growing my own food – well into the future.

Your Cabin

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