A hemp-based “eco-house” by Greencore Construction of Oxfordshire, UK has gone on the block for about £1.5 million ($2.4 million U.S.) A traditional looking dwelling, the new build is located at Marsh Baldon, near Oxfordshire.
The house is from prefabricated Hempcell panels, but with a brick/lime mortar facing and a thatched roof, said Ian Pritchett, Greencore’s managing director.
The Hempcell panels are based on thermal technology developed by Greencore that helps the building far exceed international Passivhaus standards for energy performance.
The 3,500 sq. ft. dwelling is arranged on 3 floors and has six bedrooms, four reception rooms, three bathrooms, a media/cinema room and a gym. Total floor area is 3,714 sq ft.
It is the first house to be built in 45 years at Marsh Baldon, which is six miles south of Oxford and boasts the largest village green in Europe at 0.5 ha. The Greencore house project sits next to Seven Stars pub, a popular local eatery and watering hole.