North Carolina Hemp Commission Funded

BREAKING NEWS for NC Prospective hemp farmers Initial commission funding of $200,000 complete! The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association saw the next step to hemp production in NC sprout Wednesday when $200,000 of non-state money, as required by Senate Bill 313, was presented to the Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler. Through the joint efforts of […]

North Carolina Takes Steps to Legalize Hemp Production

By Tim Callahan On September 29th, 2015, North Carolina passed Senate bill 313, allowing the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state, and it was presented to the Governor for signing the following day. As a design firm specializing in the implementation of hemp and natural building materials in our designs, we are very pleased […]

Mare Cannabum Project Nearing Completion

Alembic Studio’s second hempstead is almost finished! The hempcrete has been plastered and the interior details are taking shape. Jim Sykes Construction and site manager Pat O’Rork are doing a fantastic job.

Asheville NC Hemp Home Ecostead Versant Taking Shape!

The footers, foundation and stemwalls are happening at Alembic Studio’s Ecostead Versant in Asheville! Hard to tell that this building will have hemp walls, but in a few months, it will! This property and its owner were also featured in Asheville’s Mountain Xpress on July 8.                   This […]

First Annual HempX Asheville to take place in September

HempX, a collaboration between Adapt Public Relations, Highland Brewing Company and Asheville Event Co., is a family-friendly event that aims to educate the public about the many uses and benefits of industrial hemp. Presented by Canna Energy, the two-day event will feature a fuel/fiber/food expo with local and national hemp vendors; a Taste of Hemp […]

Asheville’s latest hemp house breaks ground!

Woodfin, NC – This week, Alembic Studio’s latest, and biggest project, ‘Sky Orchard’ broke ground, just in time for Hemp History Week! This new Hempstead flew through the permitting process, and now the foundation work has begun. This home will feature hempcrete walls in most of its rooms, plus compressed earth blocks made on-site. The […]

1st Permitted Hemp Construction in California Completed!

California hemp advocates Beate Kirmse and Bern J. Galvin have completed their hempcrete addition, making it the first permitted hempcrete construction in the state of California. Beate has created this incredibly comprehensive and informative series of blog posts about the entire process. Check it out on her site! Here are a few images from her posts. This first […]

Virginia Beach Architects Visit ‘Mare Cannabum’ to learn about Hempcrete Installation

This week we paid a visit to the site of the ‘Mare Cannabum’ hemp home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We began to design this house in 2012 with our wonderful clients, the Meehans, and architect Gerri West. It is clear looking at this unique home and the interest it is accumulating, that our efforts and […]

Mare Cannabum Hempcrete Installation has Begun!

The hempcrete walls have started to take form in Virginia Beach! More to come soon…

Mare Cannabum Home Nearly Ready for Hemp Installation

Here are the latest construction photos, sent by site supervisor Pat O’Rork in Virginia Beach, along with comparisons to our ArchiCad model. This is our second hemp house, and we’re excited to see how it’s shaping up! From September 5, 2014 Northeast view of entranceView of fireplace on southwest porchSoutheast terraceArchiCad framing rendering ArchiCad framing rendering ArchiCad framing […]