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Hemp homes to be built in government drive

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 08:22 PM
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Hemp homes to be built in government drive


www.telegraph.co.uk

A prototype three-bedroom house, funded by the taxpayer, will go on show today. The home is part of a government drive to build more housing with a smaller carbon footprint.
The "renewable house" features walls made from Hemcrete - a mix of hamp and lime - and was built thanks to a £200,000 grant from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
The National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC), which built the home, said building it used half the energy that building a traditional brick home would use.
It claims energy bills for the home owners would be as low as £150 a year, and pred
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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 08:22 PM
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It would seem that there is no end to what one can do with Hemp .

I remember some time ago Cheech and Chong built a van using Hemp , but thats another story


The article goes on to say ..
"If just 1 per cent of the UK's agricultural land was used to grow hemp, it would be enough to build 180,000 homes per year."

Perhaps a Hemp home may be coming to a neighborhood near you !



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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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Here is a link to a video of the Hemp house
www.youtube.com...



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