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  • cob oven anyone?!?

    Our Roundwood Workshop participants ROCKED IT and built this creative, beautiful shade structure which will soon house an equally beautiful cob oven. Stay tuned for registration info for our upcoming 2-day Cob Oven Workshop happening the first two weekends in May! Contact us to reserve your spot!    
  • Witness Urban Homesteading at its finest with a Site Tour on April 4th!

    In conjunction with our March Monthly Presentation, we welcome you to witness Urban Homesteading in real time. Our gracious hosts will lead us through their thoughtful and thorough live-work space with features including a living roof, converted silo, and metalwork shop. April 4, 2015 10am SHARP. More information HERE!
     
  • 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"!
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Monthly Presentations

  • Straw Bale Design and Construction Apr 15, 2015

    We are pleased to welcome local architect Ben Obregon to share a straw bale overview including history, construction techniques, options, design considerations and code issues. He will offer a question & answer session, and will walk us through a photo tour of straw bale projects from around the world. Visit Ben’s website for more information on this deeply committed and highly experienced straw bale building designer.

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Urban Homesteading Site Visit Apr 04, 2015

    In conjunction with our March Monthly Presentation, we welcome you to witness Urban Homesteading in real time! Lauren and Lars Stanley will lead us through their thoughtful and thorough live-work home space with features including a living roof, converted silo, and metalwork shop. Tour begins PROMPTLY at 10am. Street parking. Suggested donation at the door.

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Announcements

  • DBL seeks new professionals to join our team!

    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
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DBL is a member of

Texas Green Network


DBL is a member of TANO

Allies

Our supporters stand with us to create a sustainable society:

Thanks to AEN Thanks to AMD Thanks to Austin Energy Green Building Thanks to Austin Energy Green Building

Special Thanks

to TreeHouse and House & Earth for hosting our monthly presentations: