Hempcrete, Building Material of the Future?

by Nena Perry-Brown

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A Tiny Hemp House

 

As various states around the country reconsider their approach to the controversial cannabis plant, its non-psychoactive variety is also gaining recognition for its many uses. Hemp, which typically has less than 0.3 percent THC, is somewhat of a super-crop, with uses from nutrition to clothing to construction materials.

One of the companies showing the practical applications of hemp as a construction material is Colorado’s Tiny Hemp Houses. As The Cannabist reports, Tiny Hemp Houses is a consulting company that assists clients in assembling their own tiny houses using “hempcrete” as a concrete substitute.

 

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