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At Home Schooled, we know that becoming a homeowner changes your life in a big way- and we're here to help! Our show was created to educate and empower today’s homeowner, so you can tackle every aspect of your home with confidence.

Whether you're a DIYer or prefer to let someone else tackle the work, we’ll give you the knowledge you need to turn your house into the home of your dreams...even if it means going through a few nightmares to get there.

Every week hosts Aaron Massey and Tracy Pendergast will introduce you to a guest instructor, who will walk your through an aspect of home ownership. Consider this “Adulting 101".

If you’re ready to tackle some home-work, you’re in the right place. Press play to join the class!

Home School'd Podcast Aaron Massey, Tracy Pendergast

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    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

At Home Schooled, we know that becoming a homeowner changes your life in a big way- and we're here to help! Our show was created to educate and empower today’s homeowner, so you can tackle every aspect of your home with confidence.

Whether you're a DIYer or prefer to let someone else tackle the work, we’ll give you the knowledge you need to turn your house into the home of your dreams...even if it means going through a few nightmares to get there.

Every week hosts Aaron Massey and Tracy Pendergast will introduce you to a guest instructor, who will walk your through an aspect of home ownership. Consider this “Adulting 101".

If you’re ready to tackle some home-work, you’re in the right place. Press play to join the class!

    Season 1 Final Exam

    Season 1 Final Exam

    Welcome to the last day of Home School’d! Thats right! Todays the final episode of season 1!
    We’ve had such an amazing time learning with you, and today we’re recapping some of our favorite episodes, PLUS we’ll see how much information we actually retained.
    This year we covered everything from emergency preparedness to maximalism (yes, that is a thing!) and watched our show name take on a whole new meaning as we shifted our recording set-up from in-studio to quarantined at home.
    We’re so excited to chat about some of our most memorable moments and celebrate our awesome school year.

    • 27 min
    Your Guide to a Greener Home: Part 2

    Your Guide to a Greener Home: Part 2

    Today’s guest instructor, Friday Apaliski worked for six years at San Francisco’s Department of the Environment. In her time there she witnessed first-hand just how complicated and nuanced being environmentally conscious and sustainable can be.
    For anyone looking to green their home this amounts to a firehose of overwhelming information that leads to confusion and inaction. Not many have the countless hours required to research the products and programs best suited for their goals. They want an expert to talk them through options, in plain English, and assure them that their choices are in fact beneficial.
    Friday’s company, The Sustainability Concierge does just that! She is passionate about the environment and an unrelenting optimist, who jumps at every opportunity to make the sustainable choice both obvious and easy.
    By the end of this class you’ll have Friday’s take on emergency preparedness and creating a less toxic home.
    The cleaning products Friday recommends: meliorameansbetter.com
    HOMEWORK: Watch "The Story of Plastic" and "Mossville".
    FIND FRIDAY:
    WEBSITE
    INSTAGRAM
    FACEBOOK

    • 18 min
    Your Guide to a Greener Home: Part 1

    Your Guide to a Greener Home: Part 1

    Today’s guest instructor, Friday Apaliski worked for six years at San Francisco’s Department of the Environment. In her time there she witnessed first-hand just how complicated and nuanced being environmentally conscious and sustainable can be.
    For anyone looking to green their home this amounts to a firehose of overwhelming information that leads to confusion and inaction. Not many have the countless hours required to research the products and programs best suited for their goals. They want an expert to talk them through options, in plain English, and assure them that their choices are in fact beneficial.
    Friday’s company, The Sustainability Concierge does just that! She is passionate about the environment and an unrelenting optimist, who jumps at every opportunity to make the sustainable choice both obvious and easy.
    By the end of this class you’ll have Friday’s top tips for becoming more energy efficient and a breakdown of light bulbs (because there are so many!)
    The video Aaron referred to: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/lighting/21124559/how-to-understand-the-lighting-facts-label
    FIND FRIDAY:
    WEBSITE
    INSTAGRAM
    FACEBOOK

    • 26 min
    A Beginners Guide to Refinancing Your Mortgage

    A Beginners Guide to Refinancing Your Mortgage

    For many homeowners, refinancing their mortgage can be a difficult decision. There are costs to consider, applications to complete, and the process requires time and energy that’s hard to come by these days.
    On top of that, we are in uncertain times- which has people wondering if it’s a good time to get involved with anything real estate related at all!
    Today’s instructor, Matthew Garland is the Division Manager at United Northern Mortgage Bankers Limited. He is passionate about real estate financing, and uses his multiple platforms and speaking engagements to educate and empower homeowners.
    By the end of this class you’ll have a better understanding of refinancing, a break-down of the costs involved and an inside look at the current real estate market.
    FIND MATTHEW!
    INSTAGRAM
    YOUTUBE
    WEBSITE

    • 38 min
    Keep Your Indoor Plants Alive and Healthy w/ Jungle Casita

    Keep Your Indoor Plants Alive and Healthy w/ Jungle Casita

    Today’s instructor, Arta Nubani of Junglecasita is a self proclaimed crazy plant lady who started an Instagram account to document her plant growth and obsession. She’s created a space where plant lovers can feel inspired, learn more about plants, and get tips for incorporating them into their home decor- and today she’s spilling it all.
    By the end of this class you’ll have some basic tips for plant care, answers to your most common plant woes and some next level ideas for plant styling.
    FIND ARTA:
    INSTAGRAM- @junglecasita
    YOUTUBE- Jungle Casita 
    WEBSITE- junglecasita.com
    HOME SCHOOL’D COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/homeschooldpodcast
    HOME SCHOOL’D INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/homeschooldpodcast/
    HOME SCHOOL’D BLOG + SHOWNOTES: https://homeschooldpodcast.com
    AARON MASSEY’S SITE: https://www.mrfixitdiy.com
    TRACY PENDERGAST’S SITE: https://hey-tracy.com

    • 29 min
    Home Additions: What You Need to Know with David Hopkins of Tough Guys TV

    Home Additions: What You Need to Know with David Hopkins of Tough Guys TV

    Put on an addition or move to a new house? It’s a question that crosses the minds of many homeowners who’d like to make a change to their current living situation.
    Adding on or expanding a home can sometimes be just as stressful as moving. There are contractors to hire, important decisions to make and in many cases, a lot of money to spend. 
    On top of that, many families find themselves living in the construction zone- which isn’t always ideal. But sometimes finding what you’re looking for in a new home or changing locations just isn’t possible. 
    So if you're dreaming of a home addition, this episode is for you.
    Today’s guest instructor David Hopkins is currently the VP of construction for Welker Properties in Dallas and also runs the popular DIY YouTube channel, Tough Guys TV. We are thrilled to talk about things to consider before starting a construction project, with someone who is equally supportive of DIY and contracted work.
    By the end of this class you’ll have the pros and cons of adding on vs buying a new home, a checklist for starting the process and tips for taking on some of your own construction work.
    Class is in session.
    FIND DAVID:
    Instagram: @toughguystv
    YouTube: Tough Guys TV
    HOME SCHOOL’D COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/homeschooldpodcast
    HOME SCHOOL’D INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/homeschooldpodcast/
    HOME SCHOOL’D BLOG + SHOWNOTES: https://homeschooldpodcast.com
    AARON MASSEY’S SITE: https://www.mrfixitdiy.com
    TRACY PENDERGAST’S SITE: https://hey-tracy.com

     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Mel@23 ,

So grateful to have found these two!

Just the help I needed to motivate me to try some DIY projects! Great hosts-love the ease that they have with each other. Interesting topics I never considered but am happy I learned about. This podcast helped me get through the lock down and can’t wait for the next season!

ddhopkins ,

Amazing Wealth of Knowledge Here

Perfect spot to gain real, tangible information on living a DIY lifestyle, and tackling all sorts of projects. Such a wealth of knowledge amongst the guests, there’s literally something for everyone. Once you listen to an episode, you’ll be hooked - give it a try!

Nick9S ,

Love the format

This podcast is great for the DIY person. The format makes it fun to listen to, while Aaron and Tracy cover a wide range of topics. Some things I have often wondered about while some were news to me!

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