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Build Your House Yourself University

Wish you knew more about the biggest investment you will most likely ever make? Build Your House Yourself University (byhyu) will teach you to save money and make smart decisions about the construction of the place you and your family will call HOME. We will help you understand residential construction— simplify and demystify the design build process. You’ll come away with successful strategies for building your own house, with or without a general contractor. Become an educated consumer, even if you prefer to buy, rather than build a new house. Complex construction jargon and best practices will be explained in easy to understand terms. It’s not the typical DIY (do it yourself) show. You will learn how to MANAGE the labor, not DO the labor for your new house. Join me, Michelle Nelson, host and fellow informal residential construction student. I’ll share the research I find on home design and building as I prepare to build my home. Together, our community of future home builders, will learn the tips, tricks and trends of experienced contractors and industry experts. I’ll interview owner-builders and construction professionals. During our mini lessons, I’ll inform you about framing, flooring, windows, insulation, kitchen cabinets and countertops…almost anything having to do with new construction homes. You’ll hear about energy efficiency and green building too. There will be product reviews in which you will be introduced to cutting edge, as well as, tried and true products and services. And in keeping with the university theme, episodes will end with short, fun quizzes. If we do our due diligence BEFORE we start construction, we will actually start construction with the most difficult part of the project behind us. Let’s put in the time, effort, preparation and research BEFORE we break ground and building our homes will be much easier and more enjoyable.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 27, 2016

Today we have the first part of an interview that I had with structural engineer Phillip Lewis.  We’ll learn more about what a structural engineer does and who might need one.

 

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Jan 20, 2016

We talk about one of the main ways you can save money when building your dream home… by being your own general contractor or builder.  But CAN you build your own home, are you allowed and SHOULD you?  Some pros and cons of being your own builder are outlined.  We’ll also discuss some things that owner builders can do to increase their chances of success.

 

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Jan 13, 2016

This is the “About Us” and “What’s in for you” episode. The introduction.  The first day of school— where you will be told what to expect throughout the year.  You’ll find out who should listen to this podcast and why. 

In short, know that you will learn about residential construction so you can save money, become an educated consumer and build your dream house, with or without a general contractor. If you put in the time, effort, preparation and research BEFORE you break ground, building your home will be much easier and more enjoyable.   

Episodes might include:

-Pro terms— where complex construction jargon is defined and simplified.

-Mini lessons— about home design and building.

-Product reviews—  covering tried and true and cutting edge building materials.

-Interviews— with owner builders and industry experts.

 

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