Building with Hempcrete

$900.00$1,165.00

Building with Hempcrete, gets students proficient in making, mixing and building structures with Hempcrete through an 8 day intensive course, July 18th-25th, 2021. Sustainable and affordable for projects such as a Tiny Home or Shed, ‘Hempcrete’ is the popular term for a hemp–lime composite building material. The total for the 8 days is $900. This course runs Sunday July 18 through Sunday July 25, 2021 daily in East Alstead NH. Snacks and lunch are provided. Students have the option to buy into a nightly family style dinner for $15 a night, which will be served on location. Food preferences and allergies will be accommodated, we will email you directly to obtain this information.

CAMPING ON LOCATION AVAILABLE
Due to the extended nature of this course, we have opened up our 7 acres to offer on-site camping for an additional $20 per/night. Students will need to come prepared for tent camping (sorry, no electrical or water hook-ups for campers, tents only), there is a composting toilet and outdoor shower on-site in addition to a communal campfire pit, and a large tented community area. Light breakfast will be available for campers (free-range eggs, local milk, oatmeal and local bread). Local amenities include Lake Warren (we have small watercraft for campers’ use), hiking, local stoneground bakery Orchard Hill Breadworks, Belgian Mare Brewery and local music venue Mole Hill Theater

Interested in Building with Hempcrete but can’t make an 8 day course?  We get it.  Email heather@millhollowworks.org about getting a day pass for one or more days.

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Building with Hempcrete, gets students proficient in making, mixing and building structures with Hempcrete through an 8 day intensive course, July 19th-26th. Sustainable and affordable for projects such as a Tiny Home or Shed, ‘Hempcrete’ is the popular term for a hemp–lime composite building material. It is created by wet-mixing the chopped woody stem of the hemp plant (hemp shiv) with a lime-based binder to create a material that can be cast into moulds. This forms a non-load-bearing, sustainable, ‘breathable’ (vapour permeable) and insulating material that can be used to form walls, floor slabs, ceilings and roof insulation, in both new build and restoration projects.

Students will become proficient in working with Hempcrete through this 8 days course. We will be mixing and making our own hempcrete, starting with the bulk hempshiv and mixing it with lime and water and filling a mold to create walls. We will then learn tamping techniques and placement.

hemp shiv
hempshiv

 

So, why would you want to build your Tiny Home out of Hempcrete? The benefits of it include:
Non-toxic
No off-gassing
No solvents
Mold resistance
High vapor permeability Humidity control
Durable
Sustainable
Carbon sequestration
Fire and pest resistance
Passive self regulation of temperature and humidity
GREAT insulator

Specific topics included in this course are:
What is hempcrete(or hemp lime)?
Properties of hempcrete
Parts in the mix
Making and installing shuttering
Proper mixing
Installing hempcrete
Checking the mix
Placing
Tamping
Moving shuttering
Finishing placement ( windows, doors, etc…)
Lime render
Mixing lime plaster
Plastering
Finishing the project

The total for the 8 days is $900. This course runs Sunday July 18 through Sunday July 25, 2021, 9-5pm daily in East Alstead NH. Snacks and lunch are provided. Students have the option to buy into a nightly family style dinner for $15 a night, which will be served on location. Food preferences and allergies will be accommodated, we will email you directly to obtain this information.

Yellow House East Alstead
Yellow House, East Alstead NH

CAMPING ON LOCATION AVAILABLE
Due to the extended nature of this course, we have opened up our 7 acres to offer on-site camping for an additional $20 per/night. Students will need to come prepared for tent camping (sorry, no electrical or water hook-ups for campers, tents only), there is a composting toilet and outdoor shower on-site in addition to a communal campfire pit, and a large tented community area. Light breakfast will be available for campers (on-site produced – probably right next to your tent – free-range eggs, local milk and bread). Local amenities include Lake Warren (we have small watercraft for campers’ use), hiking, local stoneground bakery Orchard Hill Breadworks, Belgian Mare Brewery and local music venue Mole Hill Theater

Additional information

Pricing

Registration Only, Registration with Dinner, Registration with Camping, Registration with Camping and Dinner

Dates July 18, 2021 to July 25, 2021