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National Tour: WOMEN'S HOME RENOVATION WORKSHOP: the New Homemakers



OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF RENOVATION & BECOME YOUR OWN PROJECT MANAGER

LOOKING FOR A HOME AND FEELING OVERWHELMED BY THE PROSPECT OF A REHAB?

OWN, AND WANT TO EDUCATE YOURSELF BEFORE ENGAGING CONTRACTORS ON A RENOVATION PROJECT?

Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction management, with a focus on making residential renovation and rehab more approachable for women. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Setting realistic renovation and rehab expectations

  • The importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision

  • Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional

  • Finding and selecting contractors and tradespeople

  • Understanding legal considerations: contracts, permitting, licenses and insurance

  • Procuring supplies and materials

  • Project management, contingency planning and budgeting

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ABOUT THE HOSTS:

Single women are currently the 2nd largest segment of homebuyers, yet many pass on great purchase opportunities because they are intimidated by the renovation process or do not know where to begin. As two women who independently took on multiple rehab projects and who have worked with dozens of trades specialists, the workshop creators have been asked many times how they did it.

Hosts Erin Helland of “HardHat Diplomat” and Lee Pera of “Kotierra” will share the organizational tools and experience they gained to help others, especially women, become their own project managers and feel confident in making informed and cost-effective decisions when buying and renovating a home.

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Learn more about the New Homemakers Collaborative at theNewHomemakers.com

As two women who figured out how to live affordably and creatively in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, we are redefining what it means to be a homemaker. We've renovated multiple properties, built a tiny house community, and created rental units and shared living spaces in our homes. We’ve started businesses from our hobbies, worked as career counselors and mentors, and this fall we’ll be traveling 3500 miles to share our knowledge and tools with you through our 16 city tour!  

Tour Dates and Locations

  • Atlanta, GA: Tuesday, Sept 10

  • Chicago, IL: Wednesday, Sept 25

  • Cincinnati, OH: Monday, Sept 30

  • Columbus, OH: Tuesday, Oct 1

  • Des Moines, IA: Tuesday, Sept 17

  • Durham, NC: Saturday, Sept 7

  • Indianapolis, IN: Friday, Sept 27

  • Kansas City, MO: Sunday, Sept 15

  • Louisville, KY: Saturday, Sept 28

  • Milwaukee, WI: Tuesday, Sept 24

  • Minneapolis, MN: Saturday, Sept 21

  • Nashville, TN: Tuesday, Sept 10

  • Pittsburgh, PA: Wednesday, Oct 2

  • Richmond, VA: Friday, Sept 6

  • St. Louis, MO: Friday, Sept 13

  • Washington, DC: October, 4

Earlier Event: July 30
Tiny Houses 101