Hempcrete Walls

Changing the way we build and live by using the healthiest, most-sustainable and longest-lasting insulated wall material available today -
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Nauhaus Prototype in Asheville, NC
Nauhaus Prototype in Asheville, NC America's First Hemp home designed to passive house standards. www.alembicstudio.com
The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education
The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education WISE, the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education, provides thousands of people with an opportunity to learn about green architecture, renewable energy and other environmental technologies. www.info.cat.org.uk/wise
 Adnams Distribution Centre in Suffolk, UK
Adnams Distribution Centre in Suffolk, UK All walls are built from blocks made of lime, quarry waste and hemp. The current resurgence of interest in hemp products is because of its excellent mechanical, insulating and environmental qualities. www.greensuffolk.org/sgbn/suffolk-case-studies/adnams-distribution-centre/
CDL Green Gallery @ SBG Heritage Museum, Singapore
CDL Green Gallery @ SBG Heritage Museum, Singapore Singapore's first zero energy Green Gallery uses use two eco-innovative features that are introduced in Singapore for the first time - the biomaterial known as Hempcrete (largely made from the hemp plant), and a prefabricated modular system. www.sbg.org.sg -or- bit.ly/1Ce7ll9
Home Addition in Rolling Hills, CA
Home Addition in Rolling Hills, CA Described as the first hemp construction in California. www.beatekirmse.com
The Triangle in Swindon,UK
The Triangle in Swindon,UK Terraces of cottages set on four sides of a carefully landscaped village green contain 42 low energy homes. They use timber-frame structures and Hemcrete external walls finished in traditional lime render to achieve compliance with Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and with Lifetimes Homes standards as well as a Building for Life Gold Standard. www.glennhowells.co.uk
Northcote Hemp Houses in Melbourne, AU
Northcote Hemp Houses in Melbourne, AU Two attached family homes with shared backyard with 8-star energy rating for passive solar design. www.steffenwelsch.com.au
The Push House in Asheville, NC
The Push House in Asheville, NC Asheville's Push House is the first permitted house in the US built with Hemcrete, an eco-friendly compound of industrial hemp, hydraulic lime, and water. Photo Credit: Push Design http://www.builderonline.com/design/the-house-that-hemp-built_o
"The House That Hemp Built" in Noordhoek, Cape Town, SA
"The House That Hemp Built" in Noordhoek, Cape Town, SA Cape Town's hemp house was completed in 2011 using hempcrete, hemp insulation, hemp chipboard, hemp carpets, hemp curtains, hemp couches and other hemp furnishings. The house has been featured by Top Billing, The Argus, Home/Tuis, Country Living, Simply Green, Earthworks, Expresso, The Greenline, 50/50 and other media. Built by Tony Budden from www.hemporium.com
"Clay Field" in Elmswell, Suffolk, UK
"Clay Field" in Elmswell, Suffolk, UK This RIBA Competition-winning project for 26 dwellings in Elmswell, Sufolk, combines sustainable strategies for construction, lifetime energy use, landscape and the way we live and work from day to day. The houses are constructed from a structural timber frame and use ‘Hemcrete’, a sprayed mixture of lime and hemp, to give a breathable and highly sustainable construction which is finished with lime render and lime washed. The project was delivered by Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects. www.mikhailriches.com
Tomorrow's Garden City, Hartington Place in Letchworth, England
Tomorrow's Garden City, Hartington Place in Letchworth, England Design & build 18 timber framed houses and 42 flats under a Framework Agreement. Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, built with a variety of construction technologies. www.sdc.co.uk
Hemp House in Kerry Co, Ireland
Hemp House in Kerry Co, Ireland From Steve Allin, one of the great pioneers and instructors of hemp building, based in Ireland. You can find out more about this expert in Hemp-lime construction and all hemp based materials, here: www.hempbuilding.com
Millfield - a hempcrete and timber framed house build in England
Millfield - a hempcrete and timber framed house build in England Attractive unique modern design allows lots of internal space and an environmentally friendly construction, using Hemp, a tall annual plant grown for its fibre (nothing to do with drugs) and a lime based binder; all produced in the United Kingdom. www.westructure.co.uk
 Hemp Cottage, Downpatrick / Crossgar, County Down in Ireland
Hemp Cottage, Downpatrick / Crossgar, County Down in Ireland 2 bedroom rental cottage in an idyllic garden setting: www.irishcottagesdown.com/hemp-cottage/
Miasa Village Hemp House (from 1698!) in Nagano, Japan
Miasa Village Hemp House (from 1698!) in Nagano, Japan This historic hemp house in Nagano was built in 1698. It is now recognized as a Japanese national heritage site. It was left to the village by Mr. Nakamura, its former village chief who founded the Asa no Yakata hemp museum. During the Edo period, one wing of the farmhouse served as as residence to samurai visiting the village. www.japanhemp.org/en/miasahouse.htm
Clayton House in Tarpon Springs, Florida
Clayton House in Tarpon Springs, Florida The walls of this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home near the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs are built of hempcrete, making this residence the first “hemp house” in Florida and one of a very few in America. www.tbo.com and hempcretehouse.coffeecup.com
Boyden House in Lochaline, Scotland
Boyden House in Lochaline, Scotland Exciting curved contemporary oak frame house in the Highlands forming part of the Achabeag sustainable housing development. This house curves to face the dramatic views of the Sound of Mull and is constructed with a green oak frame, hemp insulation filled wall and roof panels, and moss sedum roofs. roderickjamesarchitects.co.uk
Ein Hod Ecological House in Israel
Ein Hod Ecological House in Israel This all-ecological house in Ein Hod incorporates walls of local stone, collected solely from the site's excavation material, for its lower floor and wall pedestals. The upper floor walls are cast of hemp and hydraulic lime on a wooden framing. Interior partitioning is of massive rammed earth. www.tavgroup.com/project-89
The Acre, Cumnor Hill in Oxford, England
The Acre, Cumnor Hill in Oxford, England The Acre is using the next generation of hemp-based building technology, HempCell, a factory-made panel system that uses hemp lime and natural fibre insulation. www.habhousing.co.uk/theacre

Some images of Hempcrete Builds from around the world, as found through the internet. As you can see, there is great interest in developing hempcrete on the planet, as people return to more sustainable thinking and ideas such as reducing our energy consumption in the built environment.

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