US Hemp Building Association members at the Members Online Event May 13 voted for the top Hemp House built in the past year. The parade of homes was inspiring and exciting! All of these structures will appear on the USHBA Hemp Structures Map.
Members voted to award first prize to the Hondo, TX house built by Tim White at Texas Healthy Homes as the top Hemp House built in the past year.
This 2,375 sqft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home includes hempcrete for all exterior and interior walls.
“The Hondo house is essentially the benchmark we are aiming for in the building industry. With 2,484 sq ft of usable space, it is a one-story house with a strategically simple design. It features a breezeway between the guest quarters, utility room and the main house which is common vernacular architecture here in the Hill Country.”
READ MORE about the Hondo Hemp House.
Other hemp homes submitted for the contest included:
Garage with Architect’s Studio above, Plymouth, MA– Designed and built by Joe Fisher Architect: 400 sf. Designed and built to Passive House standards, hemp insulation was used throughout as cavity insulation. Hemp was chosen for its environmental attributes as well as its health benefits.
Howard, CO Hemp House:
The Howard House is a two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,600 sq ft. two-story home looking out at a gorgeous view of twin sisters in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The property is 35 acres and off grid/ off the beaten path.
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