We are construcing a first hemp-lime house in Romania. Hemp used to be extensively cultivated and processed in Romania and we hope to see it come back. Though hemp is well known throughout Romania for quality fibers used for fabrics, its potential as a superbly insulated, healthy and ecological construction material has not yet been utilized.
An insulated hemp-house drastically lowers heating requirements. Therefor, we are designing an efficient heating system based on widely available wood and utilizing the suns-power, when possible, to heat water and in the future to generate electricity.
We are designing a house that will also demonstrate energy efficiency and ecological waste elimination (to replace the notorious hole-in-the-ground out-houses) including composting toilets and grey-water processing.
The house is currently in design and further details will become available in coming weeks. In addition to the house itself and due to the location of the property we need to create a basic access road to the property and buy a 4×4 capable vehicle.