Hemp is a very versatile material, great for making a whole bunch of useful products. The firm Green Built of Albany, NY have now decided to use hemp to build a tiny home, mainly to raise awareness of the benefits of this building material in the US where it is still rather unknown. They also plan on building this home to Passive House standards. […]
Using concrete as the primary construction material leaves a huge carbon footprint, which is why building green should focus on minimizing the use of it. Hempitecture is a firm, which is striving to create more awareness for one such green alternative, namely hempcrete, which is concrete made of hemp. However, since industrial hemp is still illegal in the US, hempcrete has to be imported, which raises the price of this building option.
Push Design made news with a beautiful Hemp House in Asheville, North Carolina.Â It received significant media attention — notwithstanding a multitude of jokes conflating industrial hemp and marijuana.Â Now, hemp is being used for more projects, as shown in the above video from CBS Minnesota.Â Due to strict regulations, hemp is imported and mixed with water and lime to create a light, insulating, concrete-like mass for walls.