The Hempcrete House [Pics]
The first U.S. house made out of an eco-freindly hemp-based material has recently been completed by Push Design in North Carolina.
The first U.S. house made mainly out of a remarkable hemp-based material (called Hempcrete) has recently been completed by Push Design in North Carolina. The concrete-like substance is a mix of industrial hemp, lime and water – all natural and eco-friendly materials. Environmentally, the benefits are astounding. Gizmag reports:
We recognized almost immediately that hemp was, in every way but in cost, seemingly the most effective and sustainable material available worldwide. The qualities it offers are beyond anything we get from typical materials, combining energy efficiency found in mass-based construction with the carbon sequestration, rapid renewability, strength, several hundred year wall lifespan, and the breathability and indoor air quality that is unsurpassed. It is an incredible combination, and a list of positive attributes we have never seen in any other material.”