Well it seems a 3D printed house is coming to my little town. I am going to be watching this in action as it is going to be close.
"An Austin-based company is preparing to build one of the first 3D-printed houses in the country in Central Texas this year.
In contrast to the pricy, time-consuming traditional home building process, Sunconomy touts its We Print Houses system as one that can build
affordable homes in just two to three months.
The flexibility of the 3D machine enables aesthetic attributes like curved walls that would otherwise be difficult or costly, Larry Haines, founder of
We Print Houses, said.
"(A person) can buy this home, an affordable home, that looks like it was made for a millionaire," he said.
Haines spent 35 years working in the construction industry before he began to dabble with 3D-printed houses in 2015, working with Russian company Apis
Cor. His work with them eventually fell through, but his name was on their website for about a year. During that year, he amassed a list more than
1,700 names long of residents and real estate agents interested in houses and equipment, he said.
Those interested always have two questions: Can you get permits, and have you ever built one?
He's gotten permits, so Feb. 11 he intends to begin construction on his first house in Lago Vista, which will serve as a demonstration house.
It will sit on small lot overlooking the Colorado River. Its three bedrooms and two bathrooms will be on the ground floor, along with a dining room,
office space and kitchen, renderings show. The living room will extend from the first floor up to the roof, which will be mostly flat, for
entertaining and gardening.
Because it's a demonstration house, Haines is "pulling out all the stops," so the list price will be about twice as much as a standard 3D-printed
house of that size. He declined to disclose the exact price, but said most typical houses will be about $100 per square foot, excluding the land they
Haines' house will be one of the first in the country in which the entire structure (walls, floor and ceiling) are 3D printed.
He uses hydrophobic, self-binding geopolymer cement that not only complies with the international building codes, but also meets many of the standards
required by cities that are more susceptible to dangerous weather, such as parts of Florida and California. The materials and the design will ensure
the printed houses can withstand winds of up to 250 mph and are fairly immune to hail and fire damage, Haines said......."
We shall see how it goes....
edit on 24-1-2019 by Onlyyouknow because: (no reason given)