A $10,000 House That Can Be Built In One Day
It’s no secret that building homes is extremely costly. Pair this with rising homelessness rates across the globe, and it’s not surprising that there’s a serious lack of affordable housing. Fortunately, two extremely innovative companies have banded together to develop a sustainable solution to this growing problem.
Nonprofit organization New Story and home development startup ICON have come together to design a 3D-printed home that can be constructed in just 12 hours. A robot essentially prints and builds the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot model before workers install the finishing touches including windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical.
These extremely efficient homes are part of a larger plan to build housing for low-income communities in El Salvador. The companies plan on constructing dozens of these homes by the end of 2019, with hopefully more slotted for different communities in the future. Not only is this construction process quicker and cheaper, but it also produces less waste than traditional home builds.
The model currently costs $10,000 to construct, but New Story and ICON are hoping to lower this cost to $4,000 in the future. The models feature a streamlined, modern design and include a covered patio, bedroom, bathroom, living area, and even a small work space.
To learn more about New Story, ICON, and their awesome developments, check out the video below!