TecHome Refresh: Weekly Video Update, August 24

Staff writer Greg Vellante leads this week's TecHome Refresh.Staff writer Greg Vellante leads this week's TecHome Refresh.
TecHome Refresh offers “quick hits” of the content we are working on.
Staff writer Greg Vellante leads this week’s TecHome Refresh, going over our top stories from last week and some hot topics to look forward to this week.

Dive into some tiny home confessions! In our weekly industry “hot take,” we explore the unique perspective of a woman who has lived for more than a year in a 150-square-foot tiny home on wheels.

Also, what is universal design, and how can it help your clients? We talk to a prefab company working in this space and tour one of its uniquely accommodating homes.

Finally, insurance carriers are beginning to embrace the smart home. Hear from four of them, and learn how their entrance could affect your marketing strategy.

But first, coming up this week…

We explore the first passive house built in Michigan, talking to both the builder and designer about why they’re entering this space. Also, see what tech went into the project.

And in our upcoming Labor Day newsletter, we’ll get cooking with some of the top outdoor kitchen trends, ranking the best of the best. We’ll also be launching part one of a brand new series, exploring solar laws state by state.

If you have any comments or ideas for stories you’d like to see us cover, write them in the comment section below.

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About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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