Houses made from hemp could be the next sustainable solution to Australia’s building supplies crisis.
Hemp concrete, or ‘hempcrete,’ is emerging as a greener alternative to traditional bricks and concrete. From domestic housing to city skyscrapers, plant-based materials such as hempcrete cut reliance on scarce resources and construct comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient buildings.
The University of Adelaide’s Professor Rachel Burton, a researcher at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, said it has massive potential, and there is a lot of interest in building hemp houses.
Professor Burton says, “Hemp is an extremely good insulator. It has been recognized that it controls humidity and it provides a lovely living environment for humans.”
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