Laura and John reside in Eastern Bay of Plenty in a small town called Ōpōtiki. They are borderline obsessed with hempcrete and growing a flourishing hemp industry.
Two years ago, Laura attended New Zealand’s first hemp summit. She was eager to meet like minded hemp lovers and learn more about building with hemp. Unfortunately, hemp building in NZ was not really a thing yet, so she skipped over the Tasman Sea to learn from the Australian Hemp Masonry Company all the ins and outs of this ‘new’ technique.
Laura and John decided to retro fit an existing structure. Not a new build. Which means removing the existing walls and installing the hempcrete using a shuttering system.
If you would like to know more about their building journey you can see Laura and John’s full story in this month’s issue of iHemp Magazine – Fibre Construction.