The following videos illustrate the simplicity, beauty and deeply personal nature of Home Funerals. Some of the images are of a sensitive nature and may be difficult for those recently bereaved or approaching their own transition. Your discretion is advised.



This slide show of photographs taken from a variety of Home Funerals outlines the steps involved in the process.

Running Time 4 mins.


‘Gabriel’s Home Funeral’

Gabriel Gelbart and his husband, Mitch Metzer were in the process of creating a hospice in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles, when Gabe died suddenly at 52. Sacred Crossing Guides and over 200 people from the community came together to honor Gabe with a home vigil and funeral on his beloved Anam Cara land.

Running time 5 mins.



Ko Hawkes speaks about her experience acting as the Funeral Director for her mother’s home funeral.

Running time 3 mins.


A stillborn’s Home Funeral allows the parents to have intimate, quality time with their son, giving them time to accept and to let go.

Running time 4 mins.



Holding a funeral for your pet and giving them a natural burial can help with the grieving process.

Running time 3 mins.


‘End of Life – Coconut Diet’

Rosario explains how her aunt ceased all medication and solid food transitioning to a diet of coconut for the last few weeks of her life. This simple, gentle diet assisted her body to cleanse and let go peacefully.

Running time 11 mins.