Building with hemp is still a novelty in Australia, but interest continues to grow. This house in inner-Sydney is built using hempcrete for its low embodied energy and excellent acoustic and thermal performance.
When Simon and Holly decided to renovate the back of their home in Sydney’s Marrickville to create a better living space for themselves and their two young children, they knew there would be challenges.
Being on one side of a semi-detached house would mean thorough negotiations with neighbours; there were also the issues of the sloping block and complying with acoustic requirements due to the overhead aircraft flight path.
But the couple opted for more than just a regular build with bare essentials – they decided on a bold sustainable design using hempcrete as the main building material for a new, passive solar two-storey addition within the existing footprint of the home.
See full article from Sanctuary Magazine here