Yiza Ekhaya Hemp Building Work Party

Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen is a feeding scheme in an underpriveleged area of Cape Town, where Mickey looks after hundreds of community members on a daily basis.

Now Mickey is getting an extension  to her premises, and best of all – it’s made from hemp. Hemporium and architect Wolf, who previously collaborated on Cape Town’s other hemp building projects, got together to build a hemp extension to Mickey’s soup kitchen.

A work party was hosted, and it was awesome to see how many volunteers of all ages and backgrounds turned up to help with the building.

We all had a great time learning more about this innovative eco-friendly building method. Visit the the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen page for more info & help provide hemp nutrition to those who could really benefit from it by clicking here.

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Hemporium has pioneered hemp building in South Africa, starting with “The House that Hemp Built” in Noordhoek Cape Town in 2011.

This house is a showcase for hemp products and includes hempcrete walls, hemp chipboard, hemp insulation, hemp carpets, curtains, couches and more.

We have since been involved in 4 more buildings, including a Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.

Hempcrete is the “better than zero carbon” building system. For more information please visit the “USES” section or click HERE for an article on the original house.

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