Lia Sommer


Lia formerly co-founded the Hangzhou Permaculture design/build and education team in China. She focused on teaching permaculture and natural building to low-income students through offering work-trade opportunities and building demonstration projects.

Lia loves learning through hands-on activities and sharing what she knows with others. Lia interned with Living Shelter for 2 years before being promoted to drafter, and now provides technical support on both client projects and general operations while constantly learning more about sustainable design and building.