Hemp Building Association
New Zealand (HBANZ)
Photo credit: Designer: Tracy Graham (Connected Designs), Builder: Nick Sowden (Sowden Building Solutions)
Promoting & Supporting Hemp Construction
Why Build With Hemp?
Access to land? Able to grow?
If you have access to land where you could grow your own hemp, you could potentially use the hurd from that crop to build your own hemp house (or retrofit an existing house). This is because you will be able to get your crop processed at the decortication plant in Christchurch.
Although this maybe a challenge if you are north island based (in terms of transportation of material to and from the decortication factory in Christchurch), it is till preferable to importing your hurd from overseas.
HempNZ (parent company of Hemp Farm New Zealand) can help support you if you are considering growing hemp. Here’s their link: https://hempnz.co.nz