The first home built solely on 3D foundations was unveiled in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The home – which measures 1,200 square feet, three bedrooms and two bathrooms – took just 12 hours to print.
Normally, a home this size would take four weeks to build but homeowner April Springfield had other plans.
Instead of the typical materials used to build homes in the states, she used concrete as the primary material, which can cut construction costs by up to 15% per square foot.
Concrete is also an excellent thermal insulator, so it reduces heating and cooling bills, and its strength provides excellent protection against tornadoes and hurricanes.
The building is also EarthCraft certified, which means it has a minimal impact on the environment and won’t cost much to maintain.
Even though April has overseen the laundry facilities at a local hotel for almost 5 years, her income is still less than 80% of the area median, which means she cannot buy his own house.
It’s hard to save money, but she used at least 300 hours of ‘sweat’ to build her own house to cover the cost.
The project is organized by the Habitat for Humanity charity in partnership with 3D printing company Alquist.
The Habitat Homebuyer Program offered April a mortgage with repayments of no more than 30% of her income. They also give money back to the community to build more affordable homes in the United States.
The construction of each home built by Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg was a collaborative effort between volunteers, home sponsors and buyers.
April also has her own personal 3D printer that allows her to reprint anything from electrical outlets to doorknobs.
This is the nonprofit’s first 3D-printed home, but is expected to launch a second in Tempe, Arizona next month.
We pay for your stories!
Do you have a story for the American team The Sun?
https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8202109/habitat-for-humanity-home-3d-printed/ My three bedroom house was built in just 12 hours and is eco-friendly