Presentation & networking event with Women Revolutionising Housing
The Women Revolutionising Housing network is about showcasing women leading or catalysing innovative housing solutions and providing a platform for sharing their stories and projects. It is also a networking space for women from around the world who are passionate about housing and housing communities to network with each other.
This month, we are hosting Jo Say and Barbara Provan to share with us about hemp as an exemplary building material and its potential to solve many of our building and housing challenges. You might have heard the word hemp used when referring to clothing, fibres, seeds, paper, oil, and as a fuel. Or you might be wondering if it’s related to marijuana. We’ll demystify this game-changing plant and
Jo co-founded the Hemp Building Association of NZ in 2019. She raises awareness about how hempcrete construction can help mitigate both the climate crisis and Aotearoa’s housing crisis. She is developing NZ’s first hempcrete subdivision in Nelson.
Barbara is one of the first people in New Zealand to have her home built with hempcrete. She’ll be sharing about her building journey and the great home living it gives her.
The first half of the event will be a presentation and Q & A. The second half we’ll break into small groups to meet others and share about our own housing project aspirations or listen to what others are doing. No need to be an expert or leading a housing project to attend, just bring your curiosity. The more we know, the better we can do towards positive housing systems change.
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Barbara has supplied a video about the build: https://youtu.be/c7nKRxw3gE0
And a news article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-s…