Building with Hemp Lime course

This is a two-day course run at Earthship Brighton in partnership with Brighton Permaculture Trust. The next courses are:


  • Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June


  • Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning about building with hemp lime, whether they are planning their own self-build project, are an architect or building contractor, or just wanting to explore how to use this low impact material. No prior knowledge is assumed, so the course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some building experience.

The course is spread over two days with a mixture of practical and theory sessions, reflecting the fact that, to use hempcrete successfully, builders need to have a proper understanding of the materials as well as good practical skills. All equipment is provided for practical sessions.

The course will be led by Alex Sparrow, a director of Hemp-LimeConstruct, a UK company specialising in the use of hempcrete alongside other natural building materials. Alex has been building with hempcrete since 2008 and provides consultancy and training to other builders, home owners and architects, as well as regularly speaking about the material at public events and writing on the subject. Alex is a co-author of the definitive guide to using this innovative, better-than-zero-carbon building material, The Hempcrete Book: Designing and building with hemp-lime published in October 2014.

To see details of the course and book a place click here.