Steve Allin (born ) is an author, teacher and pioneer in the use of hemp in construction and director of the International Hemp Building Association. Building with Hemp has 1 rating and 0 reviews. Inspiring preeminent book on the revolutionary system of hemp building, updated to include both the origin. 12 Jun together with Steve Allin, worked and focused their attention on hemp This project started with a brief introduction to hemp as a plant and its.

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At the centre of hemp building is Hempcrete, which is made from the core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder. Tom marked it as to-read Mar 09, The house breaths and actually sgeve the heat from the vapour, adding to the comfort levels of the building and lowering energy costs. I then spent some time working on organic farms in remote parts in Ireland.

Hexaban marked it as to-read Mar 10, I would read what was considered to be underground newspapers at the time — alternative information sources way before the internet —— which used to feature stories not covered in main stream media. Continuing on my hemp journeythe next step has taken me to the picturesque town of Kenmare, Ireland, where I had the opportunity to interview hemp building huilding, Steve Allin.

There are plenty of skills within communities that could be used, adapted buileing changed to build houses that are more sophisticated, alongside building techniques used by our ancestors. Allin begun using hemp and lime as a natural construction material in which led him to write and published Building with Hemp in[2] the first published book on using hemp as a building system.


So hempcrete provides a healthy environment that insulates and stores heat and also has this latent energy source from the water vapour that is traveling through the walls. Steve Allin learning about the unique architecture of Venice. Goodreads helps setve keep track of books you want to read.

Sylvia marked it as to-read Apr 12, There are still however many countries that are hesitating and there are many people that are full of enthusiasm but are not sure how to scale up— not appreciating that you really just have to get the stuff growing and then do buuilding with it rather than a,lin to universities and government bodies.

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So what are we all going to do about it? Building with Hemp has been an inspiration for architects, builders, community activists, students and teachers around the world and as this buildding system is gaining in popularity this edition will be even more important in assisting the uptake of this technology internationally. Most people want a square box that they can decorate inside. In other places the need for investment is apparent to proceed at an industrial scale. Home is where my heart is!

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Matthew Encinias added it May 06, Sign up for our newsletter! Steve Allin born is an author, teacher and pioneer in the use of hemp in construction and director of the International Hemp Building Association. It has been calculated to be carbon negative — all the way from how the material is witth, how the house is built and to how it is maintained. Swisswish rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Here we had to learn how to repair and sustain the existing houses on the properties and build new structures at low cost — and so, the idea of alternative architecture definitely interested me.


Jason marked it as to-read Sep 17, Across the world communities and political leaders are grappling with the major issues of economy, employment and uncertain changing weather More and more people are aware of this technology.

Have a Home out of Hempcrete. With my love in Venice. Arsen Ismaili added it Dec 28, A post shared by R T rosygtorres on May 8, at Nikunj Patel marked it as to-read Mar 05, Refresh and try again.

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In some places because there are existing materials that can be revitalised. Trivia About Building with Hemp.

Want to Read saving…. Our Plate-A-Cup plates are made from the raw fibres of the sugarcane called bagasse. Standard metrics are out of date and unfortunately, a lot of materials that would pass these old fashioned metrics are actually unhealthy and usually made from plastic.

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