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Introduction to Hempcrete (three-day course)

August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

This is a three-day intensive deep dive into the world of hempcrete and plasters. We will cover a lot of ground.

We will spend the first few hours on Saturday in the classroom talking about the history of hempcrete as a building material, breaking down the materials and understanding their roll in the mix. We will examine the environmental benefits of natural materials, the building science at play, and talk about different techniques for installing hempcrete.

Over the course of the next day we will get dirty, mixing and installing hempcrete in a small cabin. We will talk about different framing approaches and look at window, electrical and plumbing details.

On day three we will move on to plastering, looking at the different kinds of plasters and do some hands-on plastering.

Hempcrete is not heavy but a certain level of physical fitness is necessary to perform the range of activities during this course. You will be lifting buckets, moving them around, and there will be some amount of work on ladders or scaffolding. Sturdy shoes or workboots are required.


August 10 @ 9:00 am
August 12 @ 4:00 pm