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Study Hall: Tiny House Living

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What was John’s definition of living tiny? What does John suggest people do before taking the leap? What percentage of tiny houses on his show are mobile? What is the main advantage of building a tiny home on a trailer as opposed to on the ground? ANSWERS: An efficient house- it has...

Tiny House Living

When the hustle of daily life and endless expenses seem never-ending, many people dream of moving into a smaller home to have a bigger life. This is why for some, the tiny house movement has become a way of life, adjusting to a smaller space and fewer possessions, with a goal of saving money and focusing...

Study Hall: Designing with Intention

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What are Ashley’s takeaways from living in a tiny home? What are some ways to get your kids involved? What did Ashley encourage everyone to do in terms of DIY? ANSWERS: Allowed her to slow down and evaluate things + dial in her design sense for designing with intention. Find small jobs...

Interior Design: Designing with Intention

A house that’s been decorated with intention always inspires you to stay a bit longer. You know- those types of homes that just feel warm, and authentic and a true extension of the people who live there? Today’s guest Ashley Petrone, has that kind of home- and if you’ve ever entered her feed, you know...

Study Hall: Small Home Changes That Make A Big Impact

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What is phantom energy draw and what are some examples? What does Ashlee say everyone should ditch in the kitchen? Where are some good places to donate items to keep them out of the landfill? What is something she taught you about recycling that surprised you? ANSWERS: Energy drawn from things that...

Eco-Sustainability: Small Home Changes That Make A Big Impact

Saving the earth may seem like a hopeless situation—best left to lawmakers and politicians, but there is great power in individual choices- many made from the comfort of your home.  Today’s instructor Ashlee Piper is going to teach us changes we can make right away, to make our homes a more eco-friendly place. Ashlee is...

Study Hall: Cheap Old Homes

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: Where does Elizabeth find the houses she posts? What are some of the risks you may incur when buying an old house? What are some of the pros of buying a cheap old house? Which markets did she mention? ANSWERS: Some from her preservation resources and a lot from the community/followers. Lead...

Historic Preservation: Cheap Old Houses

Buying an old home that needs work can be intimidating, especially for those of us who’s only knowledge of fixer uppers comes from Chip and Joanna! But there’s a special set of home buyers that can see all the beauty and potential in older houses. What some view as eyesores, they see as charm—four walls...

Study Hall: Finding, Framing & Hanging Art

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What are some alternatives to framing? What should you look for when starting out with frames? What height should you hang your art at? What type of canvas did Kent recommend for process art? Kent recommends using these products for keeping art in place. ANSWERS: All art doesn’t need to be framed....

Visual Arts: Finding, Framing & Hanging Art

Choosing the right pieces of art to compliment your space can be one of the most challenging parts of decorating. With so many choices, and the added pressure of framing and hanging- it can get overwhelming- but it doesn’t have to be! If you’re struggling to commit to art for your empty walls, we’ve got...