Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Sustainable Hemp House ... Tony Budden

Tony Budden is confident: "Now is the time to come together and move forward to a green future." This is a man who built a house out of weed (Yes, the cannabis plant). He is a tireless advocate of growing this amazing, renewable material and showing just how exceptional this plant really is. Overcoming various legal and practical obstacles, Tony worked to realize one of South Africa's most sustainable homes.

"I start2 believe in my own power to make a difference" 
- Tony Budden

The house sits comfortably upon the foot of the mountain range overlooking Noordhoek, Cape Town, with unobstructed views of the wetlands and the beautiful shore line.

The home is designed to showcase hemp's incredible potential as a building material and convince the government to remove obstacles for widespread commercial development of one of the most resilient, versatile, and fast-growing carbon sinks on earth.

We chat to Tony about the home he built and the incredible potential of Hemp as a building material. Because authorities do not distinguish between hemp and the euphoric THC-laden "dagga" plant, its benefits as a super-sustainable building material have largely gone untapped.

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Thought for the day:

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