Building Relationships and Skills Through Workshops and Projects
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Jeff Waldman is a builder, a tinkerer, a designer, and over the course of several years, he and his partner Molly designed and built a beautiful retreat in the Redwoods with lots of help from friends. Unfortunately, it was lost in a 2020 wildfire. In this conversation, we will talk about the benefits of building with your community and involving your friends in your builds. We also talk about the importance of getting started with something small. Maybe not starting with a tiny house first, but with a chicken coop or a picnic table. Jeff is also the author of a best selling book called Tools, The Ultimate Guide and we talk about why he wrote it and who it's for. I really enjoyed this conversation with Jeff and I know you will too.

In This Episode:

  • 🌲 Building in the Redwoods: The process of building and designing a retreat in the beautiful Redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains and how a wildfire in 2020 affected Jeff's mindset and future plans.
  • 🚶‍♀️ Building Projects with Friends: The sense of community created when involving friends in building projects.
  • 📚 The Power of Workshops: Jeff encourages listeners to take workshops to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and build relationships with like-minded individuals.
  • 🖥️ Design in 3D: The value of using programs like SketchUp for designing and visualizing builds before working with physical materials.
  • 🌳 Starting Small: How starting with small projects builds confidence and make larger projects more achievable.
  • 👥 The Community Aspect: The importance of community in their building projects, sharing the joy of creating together.
  • 🛠️ Tools and their Intersection: As an author and tool expert, Jeff explores the intersections and applications of different tools in building projects.

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