Design Build Live works to educate and empower each of us to create our environment through natural building and sustainable living. We do that through two main services:
Our presentations, hosted in central Austin, feature a lecture by a professional builder or expert on a sustainable topic. Always well-attended, our presentations are a way for participants to learn about the topic at hand and connect with a community of hobbyists and experts alike who share a passion for working toward a sustainable world. Learn more about our presentation series!
Whereas our presentations are generally conducted in a typical classroom setting, workshops are the best way to learn and practice new skills hands-on. Our workshops in the past have taught participants how to build straw-bale walls, rain barrels, furniture from salvaged wood, and much more. Most of our current offerings are one- and two-day workshops, designed to provide high quality, hands-on instruction that will give the participant the knowledge and confidence to “try this at home”. They occur at real job sites and are a combination of theory, illustration and actual “work” (also known as “fun”). Typically we provide a healthy vegetarian lunch, beverages, and snacks.