Simple Living Alaska: Net Worth, Pregnancy and Earnings (2024)

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

➜ Where their current cabin is located

➜ How much they make on YouTube

➜ If Ariel is really pregnant right now

➜ How they saved up for their cabin

➜ If they are single or have a boyfriend

➜ Where you can source more details

➜ Discover any of their cabin secrets

Then you’re in the right place!

Let’s journey into their #cabinlife story.

The Channel

Simple Living Alaska

Their Youtube channel started in early 2018, but didn’t really gain much traction until early 2020.

It was during this time that many people were in lockdown and were looking at those living in cabins and homestead living.

Simple Living Alaska was perfectly positioned to take advantage of this opportunity and grow their channel.

Real Name(s)

Eric Illia (age 36)

Arielle Illia (age 34)

Arielle was formerly a registered dental hygienist at the Umpqua Community Health Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States.

She is NOT pregnant. This was a conspiracy theory due to some ‘bulge’ in her winter jacket but was weight gain.

The Cabin

Eric and Arielle own a renovated tiny home with a spacious loft. They created this interior tour:

They are continuing to do work on their cabin.


Eric and Arielle have upgraded their cabin with:

➜ Root cellar for long-term storage

➜ Creating a food storage system

➜ Offgrid laundry washing machine

➜ They even bought a boat and snowmobile!

They have also built a lean-to for the chicken run.


Simple Living Alaska’s address is Willow, north of Anchorage, Alaska. It’s around 26 miles north of Wasilla.

We are keeping their current address private, although access to their cabin requires a plan:

Despite not providing their exact location, you are welcome to send them fan mail to:

PO Box 506
Willow, AK 99688

They check this around once per week.

Their previous address in Oregon was:

36285 Row River Road,
Cottage Grove, OR 97424


Simple Living Alaska didn’t randomly drive 2,500 miles to Alaska. This was very well planned as they had enough of the ‘American dream’ and simply wanted a self-sufficient lifestyle, complete with a forest and water stream.


Simple Living Alaska are probably generating $8,500/month on YouTube.

This is enough to pay for their very simple lifestyle.

Their income is earned through:

➜ YouTube ads that play during their videos

➜ Amazon affiliate links in their description

➜ Regular PayPal donations

➜ Brand sponsorships and gifts

Based on this monthly income, it’s safe to assume that Simple Living Alaska’s net worth is $870,000.

They do not offer a Patreon or OnlyFans membership, and even their own blog doesn’t make them any money.


Simple Living Alaska hasn’t collaborated with any popular YouTubers in the homesteading niche.

Big Moments

Eric and Arielle’s journey hasn’t been that hard.

Their incredible moments include:

➜ Trying to stay warm in the winter

➜ Catching a ton of sockeye salmon

➜ Butchering numerous moose

They also have a greenhouse where they grow their own greens throughout the year.

Future Plans

Eric and Arielle will continue building their cabin and lifestyle to be 100% self-sufficient. They’re already more than 50% of the way there.

They might also be planning a baby in 2024.


We have some secrets they haven’t shared on their YouTube channel but don’t wish to share publicly.

To get these secrets, simply reach out to Cabinpreneur.


What can we learn from this passionate couple?

➜ The suburban lifestyle is overrated

➜ There will never be the perfect time

➜ You can work remotely and offgrid

Eric and Arielle clearly didn’t let excuses get in their way!

My Thoughts

Eric and Arielle have created a remarkably simple lifestyle that’s appealing yet attainable. It’s easier than you think.

We love the education-side of their videos. It’s clear they’re here to help their audience, and we hope they continue for years to come!

Your Cabin

Inspired by Simple Living Alaska’s story?

Ready to build your cabin in the woods?

Then Cabinpreneur is here to help you.

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