There’s been a lot of the “sexier” components being put together in the Nauhaus Prototype as of late. Ian Pritchett of Lime Technology flew in from the UK to oversee the installation of the first Tradical® Hemcrete® wall on a home in the US and what he says will be the first Passive Hemcrete® home in the world. Ian and his US partner Mario Machnicki trained Asheville builder extraordinaire Matt Schillig of WNC ProBuilt in Hemcrete® installation.
Ecovative Design is producing SIPs panels using dehydrated mushroom roots.
We use fungal mycelium, which is basically the roots of mushrooms. The mycelium acts as a resin to bond agricultural byproducts together into a rigid material. We don’t let the mycelium grow long enough to produce mushrooms. That means you never have to worry about spores or allergens.
Mycelium is incredible stuff. It builds topsoil. It digests petroleum. It can be used to kill termites and carpenter ants. It can be used to make fuel and cure diseases. Watch Paul Stamets’ TED presentation: