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  • check out what dbl has been up to!

    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!  
  • natural building accessory dwelling unit presentation - august 19

    Our friends at Earthbound Builders Collective will conclude their 3-part presentation series with a discussion on using Natural Building methods for new structures on your existing home’s property. Earthbound will provide an overview of considerations and some great resources for tackling new construction on your current lot. Earthbound will touch on everything from design and material choices to city and county permitting issues. Held at Treehouse (Westgate Shopping Center) at 6:45pm, these presentations are not to be missed! Check out our Calendar of Events for more info.
     
  • 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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  • 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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Texas Green Network


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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: