July 7, 2015 6:50 am

Entrepreneur Build Cannabis House as a Green Solution


While cannabis is forbidden from mostly country due to considered as one of a kind drugs, James Savage, a former Wall Street analyst think differently by build a Cannabis house. Instead of Cannabis Spa as SPA Trend 2015, Cannabis house could be a green solution, in regards of its natural plant function.

James Savage came with the idea to build Cannabis house as the response of horrendous housing conditions around the world—homes demolished by the earthquake in Haiti and the moldering of post-Hurricane Katrina houses—with a natural solution. He is currently started Green Built, a company to create building materials derived from cannabis. As he said to New York Times :

“There has to be something better we can do than this,”

“Who knew hemp would be the answer to what we were looking for?”

His first project has been his own 1850s farmhouse using hemp (one of cannabis family) as a building material. Although hemp and cannabis is one family plant, there are differences between hemp and marijuana. However, hemp is literally holding up some properties. He says he believes hemp-based building materials could transform both agriculture and construction throughout New York.


James Savage is among a small number of entrepreneurs have instead turned to a novel application known as hempcrete. According to American Lime Technology, hempcrete is a bio-composite made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder. Though it lacks the structural stability its name might suggest, hempcrete does provide natural insulation that is airtight yet breathable and flexible. It is free from toxins, impervious to mold and pests and virtually fireproof.



His cannabis house project so far has been turning his red brick farmhouse into a hempcrete laboratory, where many of the walls have been insulated with it, eliminating his need for air-conditioning.