Lower Sioux Indian Community Uses Hempcrete to Build Low-Cost, Sustainable Housing
12 Apr 2023
The Lower Sioux Indian Community is using hempcrete to create sustainable, low-cost housing. Earl Pendleton, Vice President of the Lower Sioux Indian Community Tribal Council, explained what hempcrete is and how it began being used.
“Hempcrete was rediscovered in the mid-1980s in France by testing the materials in a 1,500+-year-old bridge that was amazingly still in use and in great shape. The abutment holding the stones was a mixture of hemp and lime,” explained Pendleton.