This is page 2 of pages 1 and 3 of photos of this phase of the project.
Lakota Hempcrete Project
May 15-17 2008
The Hemphasis crew has taken
the siding off and put mesh up, then
temp-nailed the chipboard over the
mesh on part of the building.
Far right and below: The crew
delivers the first mixer load of
Hemcrete® of the day.
Far right: John from American Limetec
goes over form-making, filling and
The hempcrete crew of the moment...
Putting up more mesh, building more
Near right: Hemcrete® filling behind
mesh, after curing overnight, and
after the outside form has been
Near right: Steven (sweeping) came
from Mississippi to join Hempcrete
Far right: You can get an idea what
hemp shive looks like right out of the
You can see the patterns of the fills and
tamps. As we reached the tops of the
walls, the stud headers made filling the
forms more difficult, so the segments of
work became smaller.
The hempcrete surface looks uneven,
but it is smooth. The seams between
segments are just less dense than the
other areas. Remember, these walls
are a foot thick.
The plaster will render the seams invisible
and the wall perfectly smooth.
Far right: Close-up of partially cured
Placing mesh over the last section of
Far right: Kim and Tazia serve lunch.
Hempcrete CampKiza Park is a very nice spot in
which to spend a few tenting
Meals in Hempcrete Camp were out-
rageous. This is six-nut bread baked
in the cob oven built by the Hemphasis
crew last summer (2007).
Far right: Tazia spoons up some Kiza
Park chokecherry jam, made by
Hemphasis staff from chokecherries
picked at the park in 2006.
Near right: Ampowin, Alex's niece.
Far: Amy bangs the bongo.
Near: Colleen, Adena, Tazia, Steven.