Thanks to all who participated in three successful days of workshops to create this beautiful outdoor cooking space. Instructors and seasoned natural builders Norm Ballinger and Aaron Ralls guided us through design considerations, techniques and foundation basics necessary to build this roundwood shade structure and cob pizza oven, bench and prep area. Stay tuned for the next workshop of the series: Cooking and Baking in Cob Ovens!
Rainwater. Graywater. Condensate. New City Regulations Make It Easier
DBL's presentation topic for this month helps us to understand how the City WANTS us to use rainwater, graywater and air conditioning condensate! These water sources are known as "auxiliary water", and they can significantly reduce our use of potable water. This presentation, by City of Austin Conservation Program Specialist Robert Sefani, will give an overview of auxiliary water and the associated regulatory environment related to its use in the City of Austin. Learn what you can now do legally and oftentimes affordably in the City jurisdiction.
Please join us at Treehouse for this engaging presentation and discussion. Wednesday October 21 6:45pm-8:30pm. Find out more!
DBL seeks volunteer professionals to join our team!
Are you interested in supporting DBL’s mission from behind the scenes? Our volunteer-run Board of Directors invites inquiries & referrals to fill the key positions of Webmaster, CRM Manager & Site Visit Coordinator. If these titles pique your interest and you want your talents to serve a good cause, contact Lauren at designbuildlive dot com.
In exchange for your talents, DBL can offer you exposure, education and empowerment in natural building and sustainable living! More specifically, we will thank you with perks such as complimentary membership (including workshop, event and book discounts), invitations to volunteer-only events, and access to natural building professionals.
Let's empower the next generation with natural know-how!
Design Build Live wants the next generation to have what we didn't: know-how. Start young and they'll always know how to build from the ever-readily accessible and creativity-inspiring resources: clay, sand and straw! This cob bench was the result of a sweet collaboration between Brentwood Elementary School students and Design Build Live volunteers. Stay tuned for a future shade structure workshop for "cobby the caterpillar"!
Are you interested in supporting DBL's mission from behind the scenes? The volunteer-run DBL Board of Directors invites inquiries and referrals to fill the key positions of Webmaster (and IT), CRM Manager, and Site Visit Coordinator. If the descriptions below pique your interest and you want your talents to serve a good cause, contact Lauren at designbuildlive dot com to discuss further. In exchange for your talents, DBL can offer you exposure, education and empowerment in natural building and sustainable living!… Read More