I knew hemp was good for a lot of things and it’s soft, durable fiber could be used for making jewelry, beautiful clothing, health food, fuel and paper just to name a few. However, I wasn’t aware you could build a house out of it! NO KIDDING! A couple from Asheville, North Carolina constructed their home from “hempcrete” which is a mixture of hemp, lime and water. Apparently, the “hempcrete” is very inexpensive and acts like a “built-in air filter,” improving air quality and an ingenious way of avoiding toxic chemicals sometimes found in building materials.
The beautiful 3,400-square-foot home has other environmentally friendly features including walls and doors made from recycled paper. The house approximately cost $133 per square foot to build and the owners were able to cool the whole home for just $100 per month! How awesome is that? They are going to save a mint in energy bills!
Watch the video below for more details.
What do you think? Could hemp houses be the new wave of the future? I would be interested in constructing a home from hemp! Too cool!