• Starseed Creative (map)
  • Nevada City, CA, 95959
  • United States
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Starseed Creative is hosting a 5 day hempcrete workshop with training from Hemp Technologies Collective at our property in Nevada City. Work on California's first fully permitted hempcrete round house in beautiful Nevada City, CA. Learn how to install this cutting edge technology to create a better more aligned future for occupant, builder, and planet.

Registration

Space is limited to 15 people. For registration information or questions contact us at Email: info@starseedcreative.com  Phone: 415 218-9813

Presented by Starseed Creative and Hemp Technologies
Hemp Technologies built the first permitted hempcrete house in the USA and are collaborating with Starseed Creative to popularize this healthy and ecological building technique as a viable building method.

Why Build with Hempcrete?
Hempcrete, a long since known building material made from industrial hemp and a lime-based binder, provides the healthiest possible construction for a safe, high quality indoor air environment. It is mold-resistant, rot-resistant, fire-resistant and pest-resistant. Hempcrete is a carbon sequestering building material that is durable and recyclable, lasting hundreds of years. Hempcrete regulates temperature and has a high vapor permeability, so it can absorb and release water, allowing it to respond to changing humidity levels and creating a “breathable wall.” Experience the earthly science, creativity, outstanding performance and low embodied energy of building with hemp and lime ~ come to one of our Hempcrete Workshops, led by a world class team of industry leaders, experienced hemp builders and professional instructors who promise to engage and amaze! (Source- Hemp Technologies)

Workshop Topics Covered:

  • Design considerations for hempcrete and round houses

  • Healthy house options

  • Building hempcrete wall forms (shuttering)

  • The science behind using hemp and lime

  • The art of mixing hempcrete

  • Forming and filling hempcrete walls

  • Wall and door framing considerations

  • Roof considerations for hempcrete

  • Discussion on finished plasters

Site Location:
Our site is minutes away from a Natural Health food store and some of the best swimming holes in California. There will be plenty of swimming opportunities to cool of in the evenings. Ananda Village http://www.anandavillage.org/ is minutes away and have a natural building school.

We do not offer camping on site but there is camping in the area.

Nevada City is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains and is renown for outdoor recreation, spiritual growth, and art and entertainment. Please plan to give yourself time after the workshop to explore what the surrounding area has to offer. For more information see http://www.nevadacitychamber.com/nevada-city-things-to-do/