This Is The House That Hemp Built

It's the US' first house to be made from hemp, the fibre that's harvested from cannabis plants. Funnily enough, it's located in Ashville, North Carolina - but don't drop by expecting to smoke it to get high, whatever you do.

Mixing hemp with lime and water to create "hemcrete", the house was built by eco-friendly construction company Push Design, after successful builds in other corners of the world. In the US, however, the supply isn't that great as it's illegal to produce it, so the cost of importing hemp from Europe makes the whole project much more expensive.

This particular house was built using hemp from the UK and lined with paper panels which are 100 per cent recycled. Apparently it's given neighbours a real green eye, and Push Design has already been contracted to build several more houses - but if anyone was thinking of smoking it to get high, Push Design says that it'd take "smoking 2500lbs of the hemp to get high", which equates roughly to the master bedroom.

I'm sure someone from our comments field would be willing to give it a shot. [Push Design via GizMag]

Trending Stories Right Now