A woman and her teenage son moved into the first 3D-printed house in the USA. April Stringfield, the new owner of house and her teenage son got to spend the holidays on their new 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom house in Virginia.
In order to make this a reality, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg partnered with Alquist 3D for the project. “The history that we’re making today is that this is the first-ever owner-occupied 3D printed home in the world," said Zachary Mannheimer, founder and CEO of Alquist 3D to WTKR.
The 3D printing technology allowed the house to be built in just 12 hours, instead of the four weeks of construction of a typical home.
According to Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, the use of concrete instead of lumber to 3D print the walls saved an estimated 15% per square foot in building cost. Moreover, the house also comes with a personal 3D printer so the new homeowner can print anything she'd need, "everything from electrical outlet to trim to cabinet knobs," said Green to CNN.
Images: Habitat for Humanity and Alquist3D
3D-printed concrete shown in the exterior of the Habitat for Humanity house.
Janet V. Green welcomes April Stringfield to her new home.