Casa cânepă Sibiel

Sibiu, România

This model house, scheduled for completion in December 2018, is a 100 sqm single family home that will utilize a combination of hemp and lime - both for the walls and for the insulation of those walls, roofs and floors. The mix of hemp and lime ensures an optimal level of air humidity, and eliminates the risk of mold growth and the presence of pests, while also ensuring very good thermic insulation. The lime content absorbs CO2 in the atmosphere for up to ten years and the manufacturing method requires only one third of the typical water consumption, decreasing the environmental impact of the building. All construction materials are 100% natural and of local origin. The structure of the house is made of laminated wood with recycled wood used for the interior stairs and furniture, with locally produced wooden joinery.