December Hempcrete News Roundup
1. Over the last three years, more than 100 eco-friendly homes in Australia have been built using hempcrete, notably found in the Western Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria regions. Tasmanian builder Andrias McMahon has been working with natural building techniques and materials for 15 years, including a few builds involving hempcrete.
2. A first-person view of hempcrete from Pamela Bosch, who stumbled upon the hemp and lime mixture as a building material when she was looking for non-toxic insulation to upgrade her energy inefficient home. The more she researched, the more she saw the conundrum: here is a solution to so many problems, yet scores of building experts are inclined to dismiss it.
3. The cofounders for an Idaho business “Hempitecture” has made the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Tommy Gibbons and Matthew Mead, both 29, are the cofounders. The company built the country’s first public-use building made of hempcrete, hemp-based materials that absorb CO2 emissions and improves insulation.