Episode 5 with Jenny Kassan. Raise Capital on your own terms

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x9a7w-11d749d

In this episode, we talk to Jenny Kassan, author of “Raise capital on your own terms, how to fund your business without selling your soul.” She covers a step-by-step process to help small business owners with a mission raise capital. She is a lawyer, business owner, and capital raiser herself. You don’t want to miss this episode. So much great information for all of us to learn from.  For more visit: http://www.jennykassan.com

Episode 5 with Jenny Kassan. Raise Capital on your own terms

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vx5st-11d1e22

In this episode, we talk to Jenny Kassan, author of “Raise capital on your own terms, how to fund your business without selling your soul.” She covers a step-by-step process to help small business owners with a mission raise capital. She is a lawyer, business owner, and capital raiser herself. You don’t want to miss this episode. So much great information for all of us to learn from.  

Episode 4, Neal Collin with Latitude Regenerative Real Estate

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In this episode, we talk with Neal Collin co-founder with his wife Alissa, of Latitude a Regenerative Real Estate Company.  The development work of Latitude centers around the concept of “Resilient homes”. The company invests in local projects in the Pacific Northwest ranging from renovations to new development. Their projects have goals of of creating healthy environments that are net zero energy, community-oriented, and ecologically landscaped.  To learn more visit their website at https://chooselatitude.com

Episode 3 with Ray Clamons from Natural Building Works

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In this episode, we interview Ray Clamons with Natural Building Works, a design and build company. Ray is an architect and has been doing Natural Building ever since he was in school. He specializes in rammed earth building and natural plasters. His buildings are beautiful and sustainably built. We talk about how he got started, how he works with clients and the benefits of Natural building. To learn more visit his website at http://www.naturalbuildingworks.com/

Episode 2-With JP Veillet with NW Sustainable Properties

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In this episode, we speak with JP Veillet with NW Sustainable Properties. JP has been developing properties since 2008. His projects range in size and scope, but they all have one thing in common, they are damn fine buildings. They have completed several award-winning projects that support food, sustainability, and cultural scenes, including Pine Street Market, ecoFLATS, the Bridgetown, AltSource, Sunshine Apartments, Dean River, and Montgomery Park, in Portland OR. In this podcast, we talk about how he got started, some of the obstacles to watch out for, and how people can start their own development company.  

Episode 1- Audio File Only, Sean Dixon and Megan Blythe with Simply Tiny Development

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In this show we talk to Dr. Sean Dixon and Megan Blythe with Simply Tiny Development Co. A company changing the way we think real estate developments should be built. In this episode we talk about tiny homes, custom van homes, and how Simply Tiny Development came about. You will learn a lot about starting your own development company, how his company got funded, and Sean’s shares a wealth of knowledge on business and real estate. A lot of great information. You can vist their website at: https://www.simplytinydevelopment.com/. for more information.

2020 Fall, Winter, & 2021 Spring Term

During the fall of 2020 we will be finishing a 900 square foot straw bale home with a loft, in Paradise CA. We will be working on the straw bale infill, the heavy clay infill, window installation, living roof, rough electrical, rough plumbing, leveling coat, scratch coat plaster, finish plaster, and installation of light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and finish plasters.

After the Paradise project we will start construction on the combo garage / greenhouse with an apartment above the garage. All these projects will be built to code and will use conventional building techniques along with natural building techniques.

The 1500 sq. ft. greenhouse, 900 sq. ft. garage, and the 900 sq. ft. apartment above the garage will be built using natural materials such as sustainably cut cedar, local rice straw bales, local clay, sand, and other natural materials. In this project participants will have the opportunity to learn about natural geothermal ventilation systems that can be used to heat and cool the greenhouse using minimal solar power. They will learn how build roof trusses to support snow and wind loads. The greenhouse will be plastered with lime on the inside and out to protect the straw bales and the cob.

Participants joining us on these projects will have the opportunity to see the whole construction process, from foundation to finishes, depending on when you join us. Other learning opportunities include volunteer days and monthly workshops. We will also be offering an online course that details the entire construction process, a great option if you can’t join one of our onsite programs. The online courses can also be paired with our monthly workshops to create a cohesive learning experience.

We are excited to offer many opportunities for learning natural building, for those with or without building experience. To find a program that fits your experience level and availability visit our programs page. Join us to learn everything you need to know about building a natural structure to code.

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