A South African Cannabis House

By |Published On: October 5th, 2011|

 

Cannabis is a controversial subject as we all know. Nothing could be quite as controversial as a house made from Dagga though. It’s far removed from peoples perceptions of scaley drugged up dagga smokers irritating society.
We tell people about ‘Cannabricks’ in our presentations countrywide and their faces are a picture. If the word got out that South African co-operatives could grow harvest and build communities from Dagga we’d have a revolution on our hands.
The ‘Hemp House’ in Nordhoek, Cape Town is a marvel to look at. The whole place is constructed from cannabis sativa and it gives you a funny feeling to visit it. How can this be? How can the world ignore our favourite plant as an incredible, versatile, viable building product. The saddest part of  this story is ALL the plants that were used in the construction of the Hemp House came from China.
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You can download a pdf file here of an interview in the ‘Hemp House’ with owner Tony Budden:
Home magazine-Hemp-House. Oct 2011

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  1. sue rosen July 5, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Oh WOW…! I have seen a house in America or Canada using hemp, but never dreamed that there was one here in SA. Just yesterday I re-posted an article about using hemp to build houses, and I even commented that it would be my ideal to live off-the-grid, in a hemp house, driving a hemp-plastic car, fuelled with hemp fuel… maybe my dream is not that far away… in the mean time I live on hemp milk daily, and dream about the day when it is all legalised so that I can grow my own plants and juice them so that my MS will never bother me again… Time to heal our world!

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