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  • Earth Ovens: Earth, Fire & Art

    Wednesday February 17th at Treehouse, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 6:45-8:30pm This presentation by seasoned natural builder and artist Kat Heitman will explore the art and culture of earth and cob ovens. We will view a variety of oven design ideas from beginner to advanced. We will learn about different community cob oven projects and the art of wood-fired cooking. Lots of food for thought in this fun presentation! To complement this presentation, DBL is offering a hands-on Cooking + Culture of Cob Ovens Workshop on March 12. Registration is now open for this awesome event!
  • Earth Ovens: Cooking Workshop

    Saturday March 12th, 2:00 - 7:00 pm, South Austin                                         .   Do you have (or want) a cob oven and want to know how best to use it? This workshop is for you. Instructor, builder, artist and food extraordinaire Kat Heitman will guide us through the various delicacies one can create in an earthen oven. This workshop is one of a kind: we will cook and eat together using Kat's homemade ovens. All diets are welcome. Registration is now open!
     
  • 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

  • Cob Oven Monthly Presentation - Earth, Fire and Art Feb 17, 2016

    This presentation by seasoned natural builder and artist Kat Heitman will explore the art and culture of earth and cob ovens. We will view a variety of oven design ideas from beginner to advanced. We will learn about different community cob oven projects and the art of wood-fired cooking. Lots of food for thought in this fun presentation!

    To complement this presentation, DBL is offering a hands-on Cooking + Culture of Cob Ovens Workshop on March 12. Registration opens soon! Stay tuned!

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Cob Oven Workshop - Cooking + Culture Mar 12, 2016

    Do you have (or want) a cob oven and want to know how best to use it? This workshop is for you. Instructor, builder, artist and food extraordinaire Kat Heitman will guide us through the various delicacies one can create in an earthen oven. This workshop is one of a kind: we will cook and eat together using one of Kat’s homemade ovens. All diets are welcome. Registration is now open!

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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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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: