Matthew Duffy, contributor and collector of the original Hothouse Transplants essays, hosts the Hothouse Transplants podcast. As a homeschooler he had wide experience traveling to conferences with his mom, well-known homeschool speaker and author Cathy Duffy, and meeting homeschoolers across the nation. Matthew and his wife, Joy, now live in middle Tennessee with their three children, who have all had a wide variety of educational adventures. Matthew is a residential designer and builder, who loves learning new games with family and friends, lighting things on fire in his backyard, and doesn’t get his kayak into the water often enough.