THIS HOUSE IS
MADE FROM HEMP
DISCOVER WAYS TO BUILD SUSTAINABLY
Built using hemp concrete blocks
and isolation from hemp fibers
WITH INDUSTRIAL HEMP
Hemp makes two different kinds of fiber: the fine bast, which is used for paper and fabric, and the woody hurds of the inner stem. The hurds (also known as shives) are strong enough that they can be used in building. Hemp has other properties that make it a good building material.
Hemp’s useful building properties have been recognized for thousands of years. A 6th century bridge abutment in France was recently found to have been made with hemp-filled mortar. More recently, French restorationists developed a hemp-lime mixture to replace wattle and daub when restoring medieval timber-framed buildings. The mortar was an excellent replacement for Portland cement, which didn't "breathe" like the wattle and daub had, thus causing the timber to accumulate moisture.
WHY BUILD WITH HEMP?
Apart from a wide range of benefits, hemp has multiple advantages which are not comparable with common artificial construction materials
and sustainable material
High strength to weight
moulds and bacteria
Thermal and sound
Construction products made from hemp
High Performance Material for Green-Building and Retrofitting
Made from industrial hemp shives, which is a waste
material in industrial hemp processing
100% Natural, breathable, thermal and sound isolation material
Made from pure industrial hemp fibers processed to hemp wool which is a fine, breathable and anti-bacterial material