Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the United States after 1970 because the industrial plant and marijuana were considered to be the same, when in fact they are different varieties of Cannabis. In recent years, some states have changed their laws, allowing farmers to start growing industrial hemp, which is used in everything from clothing… Continue reading Can You Build a House With Hemp? | National Geographic
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
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!