Building with Hemp

(15 customer reviews)


Building with Hemp by Steve Allin has been an inspiration for architects, builders, community activists, students and teachers around the world.
* Signed by the author *

SKU: BK01 Category: Tag:


Building with Hemp

This is the second edition of the inspiring pre-eminent book on the revolutionary system of hemp building.
Updated to include both the origins of the system and the latest developments and projects, it now has over 340 colour photographs and illustrations. With chapters that focus on everything from the materials and how they are produced to the finishes possible, the ‘How To’ section has been expanded and covers all aspects of the utilization of hemp materials for building.
Building with Hemp has been an inspiration for architects, builders, community activists, students and teachers around the world and as this construction system is gaining in popularity this edition will be even more important in assisting the uptake of this technology internationally.


Steve Allin is an author, teacher and consultant on ecological building. He has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp in building in Ireland and internationally for many years. He has also contributed articles to a variety of publications from the Green Building Bible to Cannabis Culture magazine. The founding director of the International Hemp Building Association IHBA he continues to teach and lecture worldwide on the subject of hemp building.

Publication date:  April 2012

Signed: signed by author

Content: 192 pages

Size: 25 x 23.5 cm

Illustrations: 340 colour illustrations

Binding: Paperback, cover with flaps

Recommended Retail Price € 30.00

ISBN 978-0-9551109-1-7

Additional information

Weight 950 g
Dimensions 25 × 23 × 1 cm

15 reviews for Building with Hemp

  1. Anonymous

    Great to do business with!

  2. Silke

    Very informative book – well worth reading!

  3. Sílvia

  4. Patrick

    Very good book

  5. Edjane F.

    Great book

  6. Daniel Armstrong

    This book is the bible of hempcrete and all of its applications!! Excellent resource for the DIY’er or building professional.

  7. Matt Brna

    One of the most beneficial books for humanity ever written. Once you live in a hempcrete house, you’ll know why.

  8. John Foreman

    The reason for the 5* rating is that I’ve built homes and this idea will revolutionize the building industry…I’m looking to grow hemp for the resource to add to my own buildings outside of the mainstream business model. It will happen…the future looks amazing!

  9. Adam Steinberg

    This book is an unique helper to get the knowledge of a new technology in construction industry. It has a great deal of nicely done illustrations.I mist swome information in regard to testing hempcrete for fire resistance,and eventually-the information how to get a valid fire resistance certification in USA.

  10. Tadas R.

    Perfect source for HempBuilding. Fast shipping. Recommend!

  11. Melanie

    This is a well written book with easy to understand information on a great building material!

  12. George Spencer

    Still the best reference for building with hemp, even though its an older book. The descriptions of flooring and foundations alone are far above anything else.

  13. Robert

    A very comprehensive book in the topic; a lot of clear and useful information with several pictures. Highly recommended!

  14. Mari

    Always a pleasure to do business with Seed Press!

  15. Neil P.

    A great book. Very informative as I am going to build a house from hemp.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.