Founders Lyndall and Dave invite you to help build their new 7-star energy rating, hempcrete home and get hands-on experience in this innovative natural building process with our 4-day working bee.
You’ll get to:
- learn how renewable hemp fibre can be utilised for thermal and acoustic insulation to create a healthy home
- see how timber framing, services and formwork are constructed to receive the hempcrete mix
- learn how to blend a consistent mix of hemp hurd fibre and lime based binder as a low carbon substitute for concrete
Come for part or all four days. Member’s Homestay accommodation is available (variable cost) as well as onsite camping ($10 per night). Safety equipment will be supplied, but come prepared to get dirty!
Cost: $15 per day (includes tasty lunch and snacks)
Current White Card required (available here).
Questions: Dave, dsparris (at) bigpond.com or 0402 060 768
Narara Ecovillage now has over 20 sustainable homes under construction, including straw bale, rammed earth and an earthship. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about natural building and connect with others who are passionate about sustainable living.
More detail about the benefits of building with hemp are available here: https://nararaecovillage.com/2019/06/why-we-love-hemp/