big-coastal-as-in-slideshowAfter months of planning, construction has finally begun on the ‘Mare Cannabum‘ project in Virginia Beach. Alembic Studio is currently testing 3 different lime binders to determine which one is the best fit. Many considerations were taken into account when designing this home. For starters, it needed to be built for 130 mph wind loads! It’s also near the beach, so it is naturally raised above the ground (hempcrete should never be installed right at grade anyway.) Stay tuned for updates about this unique house!