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We talk with Steve Allin who is a sustainable Hemp consultant.
See more about Steve on his website here.
Teacher, Writer and Activist.
Steve has enthusiastically pioneered and promoted the use of Hemp as a building
material since 1997 when he first used it on his own home which he was in the process
of constructing. He furthered his involvement when he wrote the first book on the
subject “ Building with Hemp”in 2005 after being deluged with requests for
He has subsequently gone on the form the international Hemp Building Association in
2009 and has worked as a consultant focussing on establishing hemp production and
use as a building material in many parts of the world including, Costa Rica, Baltic States,
Scandinavia, Haiti, Nepal, the USA and from his home in Ireland. The is often a speaker
at conferences and is currently working on a new book featuring Hemp Building
Steve Allin has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp in building in Ireland and internationally since 1997 & is the author of the pre-eminent book “Building with Hemp” (2006) 2nd Edition, 2012.
He provides an online consultation service, wherever you are located in the world, to discuss design options and other issues relating to your proposed project, new build, residential extension or refurbishment. He also has extensive expertise in building process and material development. He offers a special advisory option to students with an international focus.