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[VIDEO] First 3D Printed Community in Development

December 12, 2019
Inside the 3D printed homes. Image credit: New Story
Inside the 3D printed homes. Image credit: New Story

Last year, construction technology startup Icon and housing nonprofit New Story raised money to fund the construction of 3D printed homes for low-income families in Latin America. The first two of 50 3D printed houses were unveiled on Wednesday.

The homes are 500 square feet with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Houses are printed in around 24 hours using a printer called the Vulcan II. According to the article, Vulcan II is a “gantry-style” printer on rails, pouring concrete mix into a pattern laid out by software one layer at a time.

Select families with the greatest financial need will move into the homes in 2020. The families will get zero-interest, zero-profit mortgages and pay 400 pesos (around $20) per month for 7 years. 

Source: Singularity Hub

 

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