Hemp houses pave way for future living

Saskia Adysti | Albany Advertiser

DecoHousing community liaison manager Pam Rumble and her partner and DecoHousing project manager Paul Llewellyn holding a hempcrete block.Picture: Laurie Benson

Denmark will soon have the first ecovillage in regional Australia completely made out of hemp.

DecoHousing managing director Donald Clarke said the ecovillage, capable of holding 12 family units on 6000sqm of land, had just reached a milestone at construction lock-up stage.

The houses are built with environmentally sustainable designs, including solar power systems and recycled water tanks.

For the project to have minimal waste and a zero carbon footprint, Mr Clarke and project manager Paul Llewellyn have chosen industrial hemp as their main building material.

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