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, it’s easy to work with, quickly holds its shape, deters termites, is fire proof and boasts a long list of benefits for those wanting to cut their power bills and escape mould. Full story here

Categories: News


Followgram · 26/07/2019 at 3:01 pm

A couple of Australian ecovillages under construction will be using hemp. These are Shepherds Ground, near Maitland in the Hunter region, and Witchcliffe Ecovillage near Margaret River in Western Australia. So far, dozens of hemp houses have been built across the country.

A Land For Tomorrow: Living a Sustainable Life – Introduction to Journalism · 08/11/2019 at 6:03 pm

[…] a really creative builder and that it would be a different experience because this house is made of hemp. Not a usual bricks and timber […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *