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Upcoming AHMC Workshops

By Klara Marosszeky | Fri 30th Mar 2018 06:00am

We have Hemp Building Workshops coming up on the NSW Central Coast in August and in Canberra and Sydney in September. For more information  please go to our Workshops link where you can also register for workshops. AHMC weekend workshops are for Builders, Owner Builders, Architects and Building Designers and cover all aspects of working with […]

High hopes hemp could revolutionise Australian building industry

By Ben Convery | Mon 18th Sep 2017 22:52pm

The builders of an award-winning home made from hemp hope that they inspire a shift towards making it a mainstream construction material. Balanced Earth recently won the Master Builders New South Wales Energy Efficient Building award for a home in the Byron Bay hinterland, in northern New South Wales. Architect Michael Leung said while industrial […]

Hemp Homes built at Shepherds Ground Ecovillage

By Ben Convery | Mon 18th Sep 2017 22:39pm

Dungog builder Shane Hannan is building four hemp houses at Shepherds Ground in Butterwick – the first eco village of its kind in NSW where people live in tiny, off-the-grid houses and collectively work the land. Each hemp wall takes on the triple role of the exterior wall, insulation and the interior gyprock. If that’s not enough, […]

Hemp House wins NSW Energy Efficiency Award

By Ben Convery | Tue 5th Sep 2017 16:49pm

Congratulations to Balanced Earth Building

Sustainable House Day

By Ben Convery | Thu 31st Aug 2017 10:57am

Australia’s most innovative green homes will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day, taking place on Sunday 17 September. The national event will give people a rare view into exceptional homes designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind and allow them to speak to and learn from homeowners. Off-grid living, solar with […]

Hemp house a ‘no-brainer’ because of reduced environmental impact and lower energy costs

By Ben Convery | Sun 27th Aug 2017 12:52pm

A house fit for Grand Designs is under construction in Canberra’s inner north. Once completed, the O’Connor knockdown rebuild will be carbon neutral, termite proof and fire resistant. And it’s made of hemp. When home owner Rowan Woodburn approached designer Angela Knock to draw up plans for a new home, his priority was to slash […]

Canberra’s first hemp house under construction

By Ben Convery | Thu 24th Aug 2017 10:55am

It’s fire resistant, termite proof, completely natural and carbon positive – welcome to Canberra’s first hemp house. Plan It Green designer Angela Knock, Prostyle Building Group and owners Rowan and Vicki Woodburn have become pioneers of the technique in the nation’s capital. Full article in the Sydney Morning Herald

‘Miracle’ hemp house for country family in need

By Ben Convery | Tue 9th May 2017 11:06am

Bucket by bucket, a hempcrete house is being constructed by volunteer labour in a small New South Wales town to provide an accessible and clean-air environment for triplets with muscular dystrophy. The Read family of Canowindra in central-west New South Wales has been overwhelmed by help from friends, community members and complete strangers. “It’s pretty […]

Hemp The Latest In Sustainable Housing

By Ben Convery | Sun 18th Sep 2016 23:01pm

Local builder James Isaacs says building homes out of hemp is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly ways of doing so, after starting construction on his first hemp house. Mr Isaacs runs the Belubula Hemp Homes construction business, and is currently working on a house made out of hemp on The Escort Way in between Cudal and Eugowra. Full article here

Hemp The Latest In Sustainable Housing

By Ben Convery | Fri 16th Sep 2016 11:48am

  Local builder James Isaacs says building homes out of hemp is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly ways.  of doing so, after starting construction on his first hemp house. Mr Isaacs runs the Belubula Hemp Homes construction business, and is currently working on a house made out of hemp on The Escort Way in between Cudal and Eugowra. “Hemp is […]

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