Steve Allin (born ) is an author, teacher and pioneer in the use of hemp in construction and director of the International Hemp Building Association. Building with Hemp has 1 rating and 0 reviews. Inspiring preeminent book on the revolutionary system of hemp building, updated to include both the origin. 12 Jun together with Steve Allin, worked and focused their attention on hemp This project started with a brief introduction to hemp as a plant and its.

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Hemp Living people British writers Sustainability advocates births. Return to Book Page. Arsen Ismaili added it Dec 28, Trivia About Building with Hemp.

Timber frame of first Hemp house in Haiti. This means that the carbon is hejp and offsets the carbon emissions of the binder, so hempcrete absorbs carbon from the air.

Inspiring wjth book on the revolutionary system of hemp building, updated to include both the origins of the system and the latest developments and projects, it now has over colour photographs and illustrations.

Refresh and try again. From my teens I was aware that cannabis could be quite a fun substance! Allin begun using hemp and lime as a natural construction material in which led him to write and published Building with Hemp in[2] the first published book on using hemp as a building system.

It needs the initiative of people to start this — not relying on institutions to do this for them. Building with Hemp it was amazing 5.

Building with Hemp by Steve Allin

Strangely enough, I found out about Steve via the herbalist I was volunteering with allib HelpX — her house was partly made from hemp. Tesserakt marked it as to-read Sep 05, One stsve the biggest hurdles to hemp building is getting the regulations changed and changing the way building metrics are measured. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The parts about hemp building interested me in particular as I was just about to start building my new house.


More and more people are aware of this technology. The house breaths and actually extracts the heat from the vapour, adding to the comfort levels of the building and lowering energy costs. Many modern building materials such as such as plastic foams etc are quite the opposite of carbon negative — and hemp is one of the few other natural building materials that can so easily be incorporated into a workable, aesthetically pleasing system.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I would read what was considered to be alin newspapers at the time builing alternative information sources way before the internet —— which used to feature stories not covered in main stream media. Matthew Encinias added it May 06, There are plenty of skills within communities that could be used, adapted and changed to build houses that are hrmp sophisticated, alongside building techniques used by our ancestors.

Earthful Life Interview Series: The Wonder of Hemp Building with Steve Allin

I ended up spending hours on the phone, explaining how hemp building worked and so I decided that the best thing to do would be to write a book! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet. Our Plate-A-Cup plates are made from the raw fibres of the sugarcane called bagasse.

Allin with Hemp has been an inspiration for architects, builders, community activists, students and teachers around the world and as this construction system is gaining in popularity this edition will be even more important in assisting the uptake of this technology internationally. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.

So what are we all going to do about it? Most modern building structures do not allow moisture in and out properly, it gets trapped inside, contributing to things such as sick building syndrome.


Jason marked it as to-read Sep 17, Shane D marked it as to-read Oct 13, Ann Greaney marked it as to-read Jun 29, Of course the plant we are talking about is hemp, an annual crop that can be grown in just about every country on the planet and probably has been. Open Preview See a Problem? Mark marked it as to-read Aug 26, Have a Home out of Hempcrete.

And so we have to adapt to those conditions. Steve Allin learning about the unique architecture of Venice. Want to Read saving….

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Amber Kartalyan marked it as to-read Nov 16, In some places because there are existing materials that can be revitalised. With my love in Venice. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Just a moment while we xllin you in to your Goodreads account. A post shared by R T rosygtorres on May 8, at