The hemp hurd, composed mainly of cellulose and carbon fixed from the atmosphere, is arguably the most important part of the hemp plant, with huge implications for our economy and how we will mitigate global warming. – A review of the antibacterial properties of Hemp
Hemp is a building material like no other. It has incredible thermal properties, is environmentally friendly, rat and insect proof, fire and earthquake resistant and is an affordable way to build. Plus, the end result looks amazing! Become a Living Big Patron: After loosing her father to mesothelioma (a cancer caused through exposure to asbestos),… Continue reading A Stunning Small Home Made From Hemp
Anthony from du Chanvre has built over 45 houses using hempcrete as a natural and sustainable insulation material. Hempcrete is made with a mix of hemp hurd (fibre), hydraulic lime (binder), and water. You can follow Anthony’s building projects and get in touch with him on Instagram, or on his website here: Hempcrete is not… Continue reading Building with Hemp – An Incredible Natural Insulation & Sustainable Material
Hemp is finally legal in the States and it’s changing the building construction industry. In this video, I cover the most popular industrial hemp products: hempcrete which acts as both a construction and insulation material, hemp batt insulation, hemp oil, and hemp wood. The legalization of hemp has opened up new markets in the States… Continue reading Introduction to hempcrete, hemp oil, hemp wood and more..
Check this out, Hemp construction! Hemp has been used in various forms of construction dating back to the Romans, in bridges, sails, ropes, and now more recently in residential construction. Reintroduced first in Europe, Hemp construction takes form as a low weight, high insulating, vapor permeable wall component. Placed usually in one of three ways:… Continue reading Hemp Concrete Walls (R30 + Fireproof) – You Won't Believe How They Built This House!