Hemcrete Installation Continues/ Mountain Works Stops By

The Hemcrete installation continued today in the freezing weather, and is up to the second floor.  Ian Snider from Mountain Works dropped by yesterday to discuss some of the sustainably harvested wood he will be supplying to the project. Ian’s … Continued

Electrical Completed, Lime Technology Pays a Visit

Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology. We were excited to have Ian Pritchett and Mario Machnicki from Lime Technology, makers of Hemcrete, come by to check out our building for the first time.  We had some … Continued

Concrete Scoring and Hemcrete Testing

Today, the concrete slab was scored on a three foot grid, to prevent cracking.  David Madera and Greg Flavell of Hemp Technologies also helped us to perform a full-size Hemcrete test. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction … Continued

Lime 101

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Limestone About 20% of the Earth’s crust is limestone.  It is a sedimentary rock composed of calcium, carbon, and oxygen, and magnesium.  It is mainly formed from built up layers of decomposing bones and shells from small marine animals.  Eventually … Continued