3D printed house that will give shelter to those who lack

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A USA based company has designed a home that can be built in 24 hours by using a giant 3D printer.

Once testing of the design has been completed, Icon will move the Vulcan printer to El Salvador to start building work on its new planned community.

The house 3D printer will be able to address more than just housing issues in developing nations such as El Salvador, which is one of the countries that New Story operates in, but also that of affordable homes in the US.

They say house prices are driven by land value but when homes are selling for A$1.3 million in Mount Druitt, Sydney (no offence Mount Druitt), cheap and innovative alternatives like this begin to look very promising if you don't fancy an eye-watering mortgage.

New Story previously worked to build low-priced houses in Haiti, where other construction efforts failed after the 2010 natural disaster.

These homes measure about 650 square feet.

Using a proprietary printer, ICON can print an entire home for about A$12,000 ($12,864) and says it plans to bring costs down to about A$5,500 per house.

ICON has partnered with a nonprofit housing foundation New Story to take its technology to the developing world.




While the company's main objective is to help reverse the global housing crisis, it also plans to build community-wide buy-in through the creation of manufacturing jobs that utilize local labor in those impoverished areas.

The 800 sq ft house contains a living room, bathroom, bedroom, and a study that doubles as another bedroom. 3D printing is already revolutionizing the way products are created and will continue to do so in the future, according to experts.

The company describes the home as a "quantum leap in affordability".

These homes aren't part of the "tiny house" movement and you won't see suburbs of these 3D houses popping up across America.

Speaking to The Verge, one of the company's three founders, Jason Ballard, said competition is stiff in the emerging market of 3D printed homes.

'For this venture to succeed, they have to be the best houses.

Since these structures need to be sturdy and hospitable, the companies aren't taking any risks and will be refining the process right up until they take it over to El Salvador. He explains: "One of the big challenges is how are we going to create habitats in space..."

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