It seems extraordinary, but the hemp needed to build this house was grown on a few acres of land in just 3 months. The house is in Cape Town, South Africa and was designed by Erwin van der Weerd [http://living-spaces.co.za/] who has a strong focus on low-impact homes. The home is built almost entirely from hemp. Hemp fibre is mixed with lime to make hempcrete for the walls. [http://houseofhemp.co.za/]
Hemp and Lime construction illustrates many of the benefits of natural building materials. The hemp absorbs carbon dioxide as it grows. The lime absorbs yet .