It has been one year since this cozy little home, which was built in just 24 hours, was unveiled as America’s first permitted, 3D-printed home in Austin, Texas.
Now, the masterminds behind the house are beginning construction on 50 more homes for poor families in rural Latin America.
The initiative is being managed by Silicon Valley-based nonprofit New Story in collaboration with Icon, the tech company that designed the specialized 3D-printer. Once construction on their “first-of-its-kind” neighborhood is completed, it will be used to house families who make less than $200 per month.
The neighborhood’s speedy, inexpensive construction is being facilitated by the Vulcan II: a 3D-printer that was designed specifically for building cheap homes. After its printing predecessor…
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