A Complete Learning System

  • Over 30 Video Lessons

    With over 30 video lessons our course will walk you through all the steps you need to learn to get started on your hempcrete project. From assessing hemp, mixing to installation.

  • 20 PDF downloads

    Our PDF downloads support each learning module and offers you a resource you can reference as your start your own hempcrete building project.

  • Live on-line Sessions

    Two live online Q&A sessions will ensure that all your questions get answered and give you the opportunity to connect with your instructor & classmates.

Course Outline

  • 1

    Module 1. Introduction to Building with Hempcrete Online

    • How to use this online platform

    • Terms & Disclaimer

    • Introduction

    • Related Reading - Introduction

    • Essential Hempcrete Construction Book Download

  • 2

    Module 2: What Is Hempcrete

    • What is Hempcrete?

    • Related Reading - What is Hempcrete

  • 3

    Module 3: Performance Properties of Hempcrete

    • A. Properties Overview

    • B. Moisture Handling

    • C. Properties Thermal

    • D. Structural

    • E. Environmental

    • F. Fire

    • G. Recap

    • Related Reading - Performance Properties

  • 4

    Module 4: The Material Specifications of Hempcrete

    • A. Hemp Hurd

    • B. Lime Binder

    • C. Portland Cement

    • D. Where to Source Materials

    • E. Appropriate Usage (video not confirmed complete)

    • Related Reading - Material Specifications

    • Related Reading - Appropriate Uses

  • 5

    Module 5: Technical Calculations for Hempcrete, and Mixing Ratios

    • A. Mixing Ratios

    • B. Pozzolanic Lime Binder

    • C. Calculating Materials

    • Related Reading - Technical Calculations

    • Quantity & Pricing Calculator

  • 6

    Week #2 Live Q&A Session

    • Zoom Q&A Session

  • 7

    Module 6 - How To: Necessary tools, Best Practice Wall Framing Requirements, and set up

    • A. Tools You Will Need

    • B. Wall Framing

    • C. Wall Framing - Windows and Wiring

    • D. Form Preparation

    • Related Readings - Tool List

    • Related Readings - Wall and Roof Framing Options

  • 8

    Module 7 - How To: Mixing Hempcrete

    • F. Mixing Station Safety

    • E. Mixing Station

    • G. How To Mix Hempcrete

    • Related Readings - Mixing Hempcrete

  • 9

    Module 8 - How To: Installing Hempcrete

    • A. Formwork

    • B. Placing Hempcrete

    • C. Moving the Forms

    • D. Top of Wall Placement Detail

    • E. Comparing the Walls

    • F. Reuse of Scraps

    • G. Window Sills and Holes

    • Related Reading - How to Place Hempcrete

  • 10

    Module 9: Applying Finishes and Conclusion

    • A. Drying Requirements

    • B. Air Sealing

    • C. Enclosure Details and Finishes

    • D. The Future of Hempcrete

    • E. Closing

    • Related Reading - Applying Finishes

    • Plaster Recipes for Hempcrete

    • Related Reading - Future of Hempcrete

    • Related Reading - Conclusion

  • 11

    Extra Resources

    • Additional Resources & Sourcing Information

    • Code Documentation

    • A. Code Documentation : Alternative Solution Example Application

    • B. Code Documentation: Thermal

    • C. Code Documentation: Structural

    • D. Code Documentation: Moisture & Hygrothermal

    • E. Code Documentation: Fire

    • F. Code Documentation: Acoustic

    • G. Code Documentation: Carbon Footprint

  • 12

    Week #4 Live Q&A Session

    • Zoom Q&A Session

Masterclass Reviews!

5 star rating

Informative, comprehensive...nothing short of excellent

Calvin Munroe

The attention to details including sourcing, pricing, substitution, and cost/carbon considerations in decision making and adapting hempcrete to one's own pla...

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The attention to details including sourcing, pricing, substitution, and cost/carbon considerations in decision making and adapting hempcrete to one's own planning was appreciated. Discussion of technique and process included not only best practices but troubleshooting and consideration of variable circumstances per build project. I couldn't recommend the course more. Thank you.

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5 star rating

Outstanding!

Karen Crabb

This class exceeded my expectations! I went in with a specific project in mind, and having done a ton of reading and planning, but with many questions remain...

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This class exceeded my expectations! I went in with a specific project in mind, and having done a ton of reading and planning, but with many questions remaining. I am leaving the class with all my questions answered, very motivated and with a strong plan to move forward on my project. Thank you!

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5 star rating

Highly informative, accessible, and inspiring

Trevor Green

This course packed an incredible amount of information into easily accessible modules with excellent videos, reading material, and an abundance of extra reso...

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This course packed an incredible amount of information into easily accessible modules with excellent videos, reading material, and an abundance of extra resources to explore. The Q&A sessions were a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn from the Endeavour Centre’s wealth of knowledge and experience, and the included Hempcrete Volume & Cost Calculator is a very handy tool for planning a project. I would highly recommend this course for anyone excited about hempcrete!

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5 star rating

Hempcrete Masterclass

Nick Kolachov

It was a special opportunity to delve into such well organized and presented material about hempcrete. It was accessible and not overwhelming. I was hesitan...

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It was a special opportunity to delve into such well organized and presented material about hempcrete. It was accessible and not overwhelming. I was hesitant that it would be hard to give this coarse as much time and attention as it deserved. The lessons were laid out in a way that supports the student getting it done and accomplishing their goal. The Q&As were spaced appropriately and enabled all questions to be fielded and addressed. I liked how there was a copy of the Q&A sent the next day. It was great to meet people from all over with a common interest and I look forward to networking in the future through the FB forum.

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5 star rating

Opened my mind to alternative construction

Peter Graham

User friendly course content along with knowledgable instruction and visuals. Despite the hands on learning I finished with a confident understanding of the...

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User friendly course content along with knowledgable instruction and visuals. Despite the hands on learning I finished with a confident understanding of the course content.

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River Valley Ranch, BC, Canada

Aileen Collings

This is a most excellent, comprehensive course that includes a virtual treasure trove of invaluable take away resource materials. Highly recommended five sta...

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This is a most excellent, comprehensive course that includes a virtual treasure trove of invaluable take away resource materials. Highly recommended five star course materials and five star presenters!

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Well structured, great content

Andrée Kiernan

This online course was well thought out and well structured. By first presenting vidoes with real working content and then diving deeper into the explanation...

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This online course was well thought out and well structured. By first presenting vidoes with real working content and then diving deeper into the explanation with written content, it was easy to digest and take in all the nessecary information to begin planning a project. The quantity calculator is super user friendly and a fantastic tool to make the job that much easier to plan. As far as virtual courses go, this one is top quality.

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5 star rating

Great knowledge transfer to guide local research

Franklin Antezana Zbinden

I am grateful for the openness with which the team at Endeavour Centre sahred their knowledge and experience. I was stuck with problems to test with local ma...

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I am grateful for the openness with which the team at Endeavour Centre sahred their knowledge and experience. I was stuck with problems to test with local materials and though this mastercalss I was able to get unstuck and continue the local research with more energy. Wish the Endeavour Centre lots of success and I recommend this masterclass wholeheartedly

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Hempcrete Master Class

Mike Xenakis

Truly a Master Class. So much information on a subject that is usually hard to find lots of good info on. Chris is an amazing presenter! This course is fun e...

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Truly a Master Class. So much information on a subject that is usually hard to find lots of good info on. Chris is an amazing presenter! This course is fun engaging and full of practical knowledge and wisdom around this pretty awesome building technique.

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Extra Bonus Material

We want to make sure you have all the tools for a successful project!

  • Essential Hempcrete Constrction e-Book

    Each participant will receive a free copy of Essential Hempcrete Construction from New Society Publishers. This e-book is an in-depth resource to complement your online learning.

  • Hempcrete Calculator

    Included is our easy-to-use material estimator. Just plug in your building dimensions and materials costs and let our calculator do the work for you. We have even thrown in a fun section that will show you how much carbon you stored in your building by choosing hempcrete!

  • Student Forum

    We believe people learn better when they have access to a community. Our community forums will be class-specific and allow you to chat with your classmates and instructors.

Course Length & Format

This course is a combination of self-paced learning with 2 live in-person sessions. You will have 2 weeks from the start date to complete the self-paced learning content in Modules 1-5 before attending the first live e-learning Q&A session. You will then have another 2 weeks to complete the self-paced content in modules 6-9 before joining the final live e-learning Q&A session. 

Don't fret if you can't start on the exact start date, know that you have 2 weeks to complete modules 1-5 before our first live Q&A session!  

We believe this hybrid delivery makes for the best learning outcomes.

  


At the end of the 4-week course, you will be invited to join our private Hempcrete Masterclass graduate group on Facebook where you can continue connecting & sharing with other hempcrete enthusiasts.  

Oh and don't forget...When you register you get access to our course for an entire year!

*Please note, live sessions are not mandatory as part of receiving the Hempcrete Masterclass certificate.

Your Instructor For This Course

Chris Magwood

Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, beautiful and inspiring buildings possible – without wrecking the whole darn planet in the process. Chris is a founder of The Endeavour Centre and teaches in the Sustainable Building & Design program, Natural Building Intensive and many workshops where he enjoys sharing what he’s learned over his 25-year building career and inspiring others to take this stuff seriously and do it well.

Dive in and start planning your next project!

With our live Q&A sessions we will be sure to cover all your questions!

Choose a course start date!

Access your course for an entire year!

March 2- March 30th- SOLD OUT!

Live Q&A sessions on March16th & March 30th @ 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Time

April 6 - May 4- SOLD OUT

Live Q&A sessions on April 20th & May 4th @ 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Time

June 1 - June 30

Live Q&A sessions on June 15th & June 29th @ 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Time

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