What is Hempcrete ?

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Hempcrete is an amazing sustainable building material. Hempcrete is hemp hurd mixed with a lime binder that is used as insulation. The properties of the hemp plant, namely the porosity of the stalk, when combined with the lime binder give it the abilities to affect temperature and humidity and will render the building fire, mold, and pest resistant!

Yes, you “hurd” that correctly! Hemp is a natural building material that requires no toxic materials in its growing or building process! Industrial Hemp is one of the most sustainable crops to grow and farmers love the way it renders the soil cleaner. The average estimate of 3 acres of industrial hemp crop could provide enough material to build a 1,500 sq. ft. hempcrete home!

We are a company passionate about making peoples lives healthier through sustainable hempcrete construction. We believe the construction methods currently in place should be improved by incorporating and moving towards sustainable, non-toxic materials for healthier indoor air quality. We are available for hire as hempcrete installers or as instructors for workshops.

We invite anyone to attend the workshop and learn how to utilize the agricultural crop to build your own home.

Left Hand Hemp

What is a hempcrete workshop?

A workshop takes shape when a homeowner wants to use their project as a hands-on learning experience by inviting paid attendees into their space to take part in installing hempcrete. Expect to leave with a thorough understanding of the benefits of building with hempcrete. Participants will learn how to properly mix, prepare forms, and install hempcrete. They will also gain an understanding of the calcium carbonate cycle (how lime is formed and used), how to calculate materials, and what to expect from using hempcrete on a job site.

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Currently, we are in talks for a few projects for 2020. Stay tuned and we will update our page ASAP!

Left Hand Hemp will be conducting hempcrete seminars as often as they come our way. The seminars will include two to five days full of hempcrete education and immersion.

Eager to teach, experienced founder of Left Hand Hemp, Kelly will teach about the properties, recipes, versatility, and how to properly insulate with hempcrete. As a participant, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. Starting from a post and beam structure or traditional stick frame house, we will construct a building made from hemp, lime and water. Come with questions, excitement and a mind ready to learn!

In the construction industry?

We invite all industry professionals, home-renovators, off-grid builders and those interested in building sustainable communities to come learn for yourself exactly how to build with hempcrete. It is an easy and sustainable method, so come learn why hempcrete is so amazing! If you have ever wondered about this material that has been widely popular in Europe and now across the U.S., here is your chance to come learn! If you are at all interested in this incredible natural building material, don’t miss out on this education vacation.

Included in the workshop price are 3 meals a day, a place to camp, bathrooms, water, resources to take with you, and a hands-on full learning experience.

Items to Bring

  • Camping Gear for all weather elements
  • Long-sleeves & Work Boots
  • Safety Glasses
  • Sun & Mosquito Protection
  • Water Bottle
  • Hotel Accommodations if not camping on site
  • Notebook & Questions
  • Workshop Dates – plan to come the day/night before it begins and plan to leave the day after it ends
Build with Hemp. It just makes sense!

If you are interested in attending or hosting a workshop, contact us at lefthandhemp@gmail.com or go here to sign up.