Our site visits are generally designed to complement the topic of a recent monthly presentation. A presentation on Healing the Hydrological Cycle, for instance, was followed by a visit to a permaculture site demonstrating the use of ponds, swales and soil building. A sampling of sites we have toured include:
Cob Cottage in Construction Phase – Visitors got to see the “inner workings” of a cob cottage in central Austin. The Owner, Architect and Builder were on hand to explain the processes and answer questions.
Healing the Hydrological Cycle – A permaculture site demonstrating various ways to capture and hold more water. Strategies viewed on site included earth shaping, soil building, ponds and wetlands.
Cordwood and More – Three cordwood buildings and an off-grid homestead with chickens, rainwater, PVs and more.
Wimberley, Texas Permaculture Site – Water collection earthworks, ponds, gardens, off-grid adobe home
Straw bale pottery studio
Sunset Canyon Pottery Studio – Straw bale studio and retail space, rainwater collection system
FoodWaterShelter – A model for near-self sufficiency
Cob Home – A cob house with a loft and monitor for daylight and natural ventilation
Built-in cob bench in cob home
To read about other DBL site visits since 2009, select “Site Visits” from the search “Categories” menu in the right margin of this web page. More details on our site visits prior to 2009 can be found by searching our Archives.