Hempcrete Nau

Jen, who has been doing these construction updates, decided to go back to school for some reason….she had some lame excuse about needing to make money to buy food or something… whatevs!

Anyway, we’re behind on the blogging and I surely don’t have time to bring things up to date right this minute. The quick synopsis is that the hempcrete installation is complete (yeah, baby!) and we’re moving into “Phase II” of the build in which the design team will be on site a lot more working with interns. Right now we have four great interns, Christopher, Shannon, Francoise, and Bertrand. (Fun fact: F&B rode their bikes from Montreal by way of Florida and Texas!? Those crazy Canucks.)

Here are a few picks. I hope to get more up soon….or convince Jen to quit school.

Southwest view of finished hempcrete installation. A lot of people comment on how much it looks like rammed earth.
Southwest view of finished hempcrete installation. Looks a lot like rammed earth, eh?
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Shannon, Bertrand, and Christopher.
Francois working on a mortise and tenon roof bracket
Francois working on a mortise and tenon roof bracket.
Tim teaching joinery as part of bracket production.
Tim teaching joinery as part of bracket production.
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Tim and Bertrand installing the front porch deck framing.
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Shannon working on the earth plaster test wall.
Jeff raises a window header in a hempcrete wall... it's easier than it sounds.
Jeff raising a window header in a hempcrete wall... it's easier than it sounds.
Jeff starts air tight installation of a window frame.
Jeff starting air tight installation of a window frame.
Christopher predrills a window frame
Christopher predrilling a window frame.
Tim gives a tour to a class from Warren Wilson College.
Tim giving a tour to a class from Warren Wilson College.
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Bert dreaming of poutine.