September 30, 2016

Can You Build a House with Hemp?


 Can you build a house with hemp? The answer to that seemingly bizarre question is yes, you can.  The hemp plant produces one of the most durable fibers and is a very sustainable crop.  More and more people are starting to grow hemp as the stigma is being reversed and it is slowly becoming legal to grow industrial hemp in the U.S.  Hempcrete is just one of the many uses of hemp and is a sustainable alternative to most building materials.  So to go back to our original question; houses can be built with hemp and Pam Bosch, a grandmother from Bellingham, Washington, has done it.  Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of hemp and hempcrete!