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Ashville House made of Hemp
5 years ago
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Karon Korp and Russ Martin researched a lot of types of construction for the house they wanted to build on Town Mountain. They settled on hemp - and not just because it would make their house the first in the nation to be built of the material.

They chose hemp for the walls because it’s super-strong and has a life span of 800 years. And it breathes.

“One thing that makes this house so special is everything we used is breathable. So there’s no risk of mold or mildew,” Russ said.

“The walls will eventually petrify,” house designer Anthony Brenner said. “And then you can compost them.”

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