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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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Across the world communities and political leaders are grappling with the major issues of economy, employment and uncertain changing weather An industrial crop is being identified as being able to provide many of the solutions to these aspects of our society but can a plant really do that?

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 pioneer, Steve Allin. The house breaths and actually extracts 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.

I bought a small bit of hemp and started experimenting with it.


Earthful Life Interview Series: The Wonder of Hemp Building with Steve Allin

This means that the carbon is stored and offsets the carbon emissions of the binder, so hempcrete absorbs carbon from the air. There are plenty of skills within communities that could be used, adapted and changed to build houses that are more sophisticated, alongside building techniques used by our ancestors.

Swisswish rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Steve Allin learning about the unique architecture of Venice. Leave a Comment Cancel Your email address will not be published.

Of course the plant we are talking about is hemp, an annual crop that can be grown in just about every country on the planet and probably has been.

Paperback2nd Editionpages. Strangely enough, I found out about Steve via the herbalist I was volunteering with via HelpX — her house was partly made from hemp. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Open Preview See a Problem? Allin introduced hemp building to the US after holding a course in Prescott, Wisconsin in Tom marked it as to-read Mar 09, It needs the initiative of people to start this — not relying on institutions to do this for them.

Gabriel marked it as to-read May 07, Sign-up now Dear Earth Person! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Joe Brunello marked it as to-read Jul 14, He founded the International Hemp Building Association inafter hosting a symposium on the subject in KenmareIreland.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No trivia or quizzes yet. In other places the need for investment is apparent to proceed at an industrial scale.

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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.

Building with Hemp by Steve Allin

Tesserakt marked it as to-read Sep 05, Hemp Living people British writers Sustainability advocates births. Hempcrete could certainly play a part in the repair of old buildings here buildingwithhemp steveallin hemp.

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