Environmentally minded-architects and builders have been experimenting with hempcrete for the past 25 to 30 years. Fewer than 100 hempcrete houses have been built in the U.S.

Tucked away on a quiet country lane in Sebastopol, a construction crew is building a simple house with sturdy walls and large windows.

The only unusual thing about the project is hidden inside the walls.

The house is being made with hempcrete, a non-load bearing material made of industrial hemp.

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Danny Mueller ~ PressDemocrat.com