The 3d printed home can be built in less than 24 hours in affordable prices up to 4000 US dollar. This innovation could help the families that are living in poverty and in unsafe conditions.
For this project, a housing charity organization and ICON, a construction technical company have partnered together. Their main focus was to end global homelessness. It’s capable of printing a home that’s 800 square feet, a significantly bigger structure than properties pushed by the tiny home movement, which top out at about 400 square feet.
For many families, for years sometimes a lifetime does not offer the opportunity to have the safe shelter. But the 3d printed houses have transformed their lives.
This prototype house was built in Austin, TX. The home measures 650 square feet.
Mortar was printed layer by layer. Human workers installed windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems. Here’s what’s inside: A living room, Small office space, one bedroom, one bathroom. ICON staff will use the home as an office to test the durability. The use of cement as a common material will help normalize the process for potential tenants that question the sturdiness of the structure.