EASTside’s got SOL
Did you check out the East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) this weekend? If not, have no fear! You’ve still got one more weekend to explore the studios and craftsmanship of some of Austin’s most talented citizens. For the past eight years, the blooming artistic community on the East side of town has united for E.A.S.T. as a chance to share creative endeavors with each other and curious Austinites. While thumbing through your options for the studio tour, we highly recommend that you include SOL in your schedule.
SOL stands for “Solutions Oriented Living.” As a new, eco-friendly community of houses on the Eastside, SOL could revolutionize the residential architecture and attitude of Austin. The Austin Energy’s Green Builder Program applauds the three completed homes with 5-star ratings across the board, making the “net-zero” homes of SOL the most highly ranked in town.
This weekend, SOL is participating in E.A.S.T. as a demonstration of the artistry in sustainable architecture. They will host open houses both Saturday and Sunday (November 21&22) from 10am-5pm, along with a demonstration from 1-4pm Saturday on what it takes to make an eco-friendly home. The demonstration will include presentations, discussions, and chats with several of SOL’s innovative energy-saving feature suppliers including Meridian Solar, EH Systems, American Geothermal, and Rhino Austin.
Last, but DEFINITELY not least:
As the latest installments of E.A.S.T. come to a close, SOL will be hosting a Closing Night Party in the neighborhood from 6-10pm. The event is sponsored by Shiner Beers and will feature live music by Austin’s own Jeff Hughes and Caparral! The party is free to the public, but be sure to check out the event page on Do512 for RSVP and location information. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend – see ya on the Eastside!