Hemp Houses Are Real: Here’s How to Build One

The United States is amid a housing shortage, with single home construction operating at a glacial pace. Estimates vary, but it is believed that America is “short” anywhere between 2 and 5 million homes, and construction companies cannot close the gap.

Key Points

  • Hempcrete is a mix of hemp hurds, lime, and water
  • Cast-in-place hempcrete is the most popular construction method
  • Hempcrete isn’t suitable for load-bearing, but there are now hemp blocks on the market with a load-bearing performance close to that of concrete blocks
  • Hemp houses are potentially carbon negative, meaning they sequester more CO2 than they emit
  • Hemp housing remains expensive and niche, but the cost is beginning to fall relative to properties constructed in the traditional way

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