Many people are trying to find building materials that are sustainable and are also strong and durable. Hempcrete is an up and coming building material that is really gaining traction and is a great way to help lower you carbon footprint.
What better way to be in harmony with the Earth and still support Cannabis (Ruderalis). Most people would agree that using this as a building material makes sense especially when we live in a time where so many people live below the poverty line are homeless. This makes an ideal building product for third world nations who have experienced war or other natural disasters.
“Why use hempcrete instead of concrete?
Modern day building materials are either mined from the earth or harvested from centuries old forests. Hemp crops can be harvested annually in perpetuity. One acre of hemp provides as much paper as 4.1 acres of trees. Considering the trees take decades to grow and hemp takes about 4 months, the advantages become clear. In some areas of the US, you can grow more than one crop of hemp a year.”