How to Build a Hemp House
If you want a breathable, natural and sustainable environmentally friendly home - then this is the book for you. This book shows you exactly how, and why and how you should build a house of hemp. Building with hemp is affordable, sustainable and environmentally friendly in all ways. Hemp walls waterproof, fireproof, rodent proof and maybe council approved. Because the building process is so simple by (optionally) growing your own hemp you may build on the same piece of land. No heavy machinery is required to process hemp. Building with hemp is not new. There is a 300 year old house in Japan still standing and looking great! The method described in this book has not been shared before and is unique in the fact that the Author has spent over 10 years developing and testing this technology with universities and engineers to ensure this is a method is a viable and affordable alternative to standard and sometimes less than healthy project homes. As well as a laymans discussion about the principles and practicalities of building with hemp, the book contains a full construction manual suitable for use as a builders manual. Learn more about hemp and it's use in building at www.thehempbuilder.com www.growinghempforprofit.com www.hemp.co.uk
- Paperback | 98 pages
- 203 x 254 x 6mm | 213g
- 17 Jan 2011
- Scotts Valley, CA, United States
About MR Paul Benhaim
Paul Benhaim is a recognized world-authority in hemp research and development, as well as a published author of Hemp-related books and DVDs. He manages the world's most popular Hemp web sites and advises a number of international companies. Paul is founder of the Australian Hemp Foundation, representing the national hemp industry and state associations in promoting the commercial growth of the industrial hemp industry. As well as acting as an independent consultant and mentor to those interested in business, usually the hemp business, Paul is CEO and Director of a cutting edge Hemp companies involved with hemp plastic and hemp food products. Paul continues his quest to ensure the path for the widespread use of industrial hemp is accessible to all so new and revolutionary Hemp products may become available to a worldwide audience. Klara Marosszeky is the developer of the first commercially available hemp/lime building material, manufactured from Australian resources. It is suitable for hemp hurd and whole stalk fibre hemp building. She is also a co-founder of Northern Rivers Hemp Inc, an Association formed to advise government and inform farmers and the general public about the emerging NSW Hemp Industry. More about Paul at http: //thehempbuilder.com/about-me Klara has been a government licensed hemp researcher and grower for 10 years. She was a finalist in the Northern Rivers Regional Development Board's (NRRDB) Innovation Awards in 2008 for her research into regional hemp farming models and her work with UNSW, to develop hemp masonry building materials and construction methods for the Australian market. Her goal was to develop a hemp housing material for affordable social housing. The lime based binder for the building material was developed in collaboration with her brother Marton Marosszeky at UNSW's Centre for Construction Innovation. The material has gone through testing both at the university and in a number of exposed structures. The first home currently being built with the material is situated at Billen Cliffs in Northern NSW.