Hempcrete: Essential tips for the beginner


Hemp-LimeConstruct director Alex Sparrow has recently written an informative article full of key “dos and don’ts” for the first time hempcrete builder.

The article appears in the recently resurrected quarterly The Last Straw: International Journal of Straw Bale and Natural Building. Part 1 of Alex’s article appeared in the July 2014 issue (TLS64) and the second part is in the following issue, released in October 2014 (TLS65).

Take a look at part 1 of the article on our downloads page. Part 2 will follow shortly.

At $34 for a year’s (4 issue) subscription, or $24 for a year’s pdf subscription, The Last Straw is a real bargain, and a great source of information for anyone interested in Natural Building. Visit their website by clicking here.

For more information on hempcrete building, including a comprehensive construction guide with design details buy The Hempcrete Book: Designing and building with hemp-lime by William Stanwix and Alex Sparrow:


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