Published: Wed, March 14, 2018

A Company Is Building 3D-Printed Homes For Just $10000

A Company Is Building 3D-Printed Homes For Just $10000

The home was presented very recently, in March 2018, in Austin, Texas, and the printer is now packaged for the developing world.

Could 3D printing be the answer to homelessness around the world?

New Story explains on its website that a year ago, the technology they needed to create homes quickly and cheaply wasn't available yet.

But for those who don't want to live in what is essentially a kitchen with a bed, the printing method used by ICON is capable of producing a home that's up to 74sq m, about twice the size of houses typically pushed by the tiny house movement.

Jason Ballard, one of ICON's three founders says, "One of the big challenges is how are we going to create habitats in space", "You're not going to open a two by four and open screws".

The portable printer is created to function with near zero-waste and to work under unpredictable constraints (limited water, power, and labor infrastructure) to tackle housing shortages in underserved communities throughout the world. Housing will feature cutting-edge materials tested to the most recognized standards of safety, comfort and resiliency. Through the technology, the team will learn, iterate, and then share the technology with other nonprofits and governments to help everyone improve and reach families faster.


That's because the innovation isn't in the structure or materials - it's in the design and building.

A spokesman for the firm said: 'History has been punctuated with advances in technology and materials that provide an order-of-magnitude decrease in cost and time required to build a new home.

The properties, which are now at the concept stage, will soon be used to provide safe shelter for people in El Salvador and could one day be expanded worldwide to house billions. ICON can print a whole home for $10,000 and plans to bring costs down to $4,000 per house, though, some American homes, 200 to 400-square-feet in measure cost about $40,000. Both association now mean to fabricate a group of 100 homes in El Salvador one year from now utilizing the Vulcan printer. The organization asserts that it is substantially less expensive than the commonplace American home. The roof is the only part that is not 3D-printed.

ICON is a construction technologies company dedicated to revolutionizing homebuilding.

It was a joint effort of ICON with the non-governmental organization New Story that made it all, a portable three-dimensional printer that is called Vulcan, which not only can deliver 75 square meters in less than 24 hours but also does it in fractions of traditional costs. As a part of that effort, ICON has developed cutting-edge materials tested to the most recognized standards of safety, comfort and resiliency and is created to function with almost zero waste production methods and work under unpredictable constraints (limited water, power, and labor infrastructure) to tackle housing shortages.

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