174a Waterworks Road, Dynnyrne
Sunday, Nov 12
No bookings required, just turn up!
Designer/builder: Andrias McMahon (2019), Plans: Martin Green, Apogee (Tas), Structural engineer: Stephen Cole, Integral Consulting Engineers
Situated on the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, the Hemp House is Hobart’s first hempcrete house and part of a growing sustainable building movement in Tasmania. Designed to fit a small sloping building envelope, this small project really packs a punch.
The building combines the rustic feel of hand-built hemp walls and natural lime and clay renders, with hints of an industrial heritage aesthetic taken from the heritage-listed remnants of the city’s original water supply scattered in the adjacent reserve and along the Pipeline Track.
There are two levels with separate entrances. The upper floor is a two-bedroom flat of 100m2 with an entrance that doubles as a laundry, while on the lower level there is a 65m2 one-bedroom flat with shower room, both with open plan kitchens and living areas.
Carbon-sequestering, non-toxic, highly insulative and bushfire resistant, The Hemp House is a peaceful place to live that performs without the need for air-conditioning and with minimal power bills.
Come along and chat with the owner of the Hemp House, the Sturctural Engineer, Stephen Cole and founder of X-Hemp, Andi Lucas.
Open: Sunday 12 November 2023, 10 am – 1 pm
Note: this is a shoe-free household. Access to lower flat & gardens via the steps. Wheelchair access to top flat only. Please contact us directly if you have mobility issues.
Limited parking is available on Waterworks Road. Please park in the carpark adjacent to the Waterworks Reserve entrance.
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Stair Access Only
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