Building a house with hemp

By Tim Bryant | The Westlock News

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Tim Bryant/WN – Engineer Jayeson Hendyrsan directs hempcrete into the wall frame of the microhouse being constructed on Dion Lefebvre’s property south of Westlock on Oct. 5. The house is part of a workshop to explain the benefits of hemp as a building medium.

 

A mini housing revolution took place in the Westlock area over the past week, in more ways than one.

Out at Dion Lefebvre’s property south of town, he and a number of specialized contractors were working on what he termed a “microhouse” constructed from an unusual material — hemp.

“It’s more eco-friendly and durable,” Lefebvre said of his choice of building material.

 

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