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Posted: Mar 13, 2018 - 5:47am

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth


Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.

ICON has developed a method for printing a single-story 650-square-foot house out of cement in only 12 to 24 hours, a fraction of the time it takes for new construction. If all goes according to plan, a community made up of about 100 homes will be constructed for residents in El Salvador next year. The company has partnered with New Story, a nonprofit that is vested in international housing solutions. “We have been building homes for communities in Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia,” Alexandria Lafci, co-founder of New Story, tells The Verge.

The first model, scheduled to be unveiled in Austin today, is a step toward providing shelter to those in underserved communities. Jason Ballard, one of ICON’s three founders, says he is going to trial the model as an office to test out their practical use. “We are going to install air quality monitors. How does it look, and how does it smell?” Ballard also runs Treehouse, a company that focuses on sustainable home upgrades.

Using the Vulcan printer, ICON can print an entire home for $10,000 and plans to bring costs down to $4,000 per house. “It’s much cheaper than the typical American home,” Ballard says. It’s capable of printing a home that’s 800 square feet, a significantly bigger structure than properties pushed by the tiny home movement, which top out at about 400 square feet. In contrast, the average New York apartment is about 866 square feet.




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Posted: Jan 8, 2018 - 5:39am

I know the folks who just bought this house. I wonder if they'll adopt me.










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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 8:15am

 Antigone wrote:


 

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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 8:08am


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Posted: Sep 20, 2017 - 5:40pm

 miamizsun wrote:
this is one interesting house

pnw beach hipness

and the architect knows his stank



 
Just seeing this now. I don't think there's a single window that opens in that entire house. I find that very off-putting.
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Posted: Aug 21, 2017 - 3:36pm

this is one interesting house

pnw beach hipness

and the architect knows his stank


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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 4:30pm

 maryte wrote:

Yeah, but at least the angle of the roof is gentle enough that you'd only embarrass yourself if you slid off while shoveling and not actually kill yourself.
#SmallVictoriesForOldPeople

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 3:22pm

 maryte wrote:
All things considered, $1.359 million is really not bad considering the provenance...



 
I'd arm wrestle you for this one ... as long as I can use my one good hand!
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 3:05pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Heat it.

 
Probably already heated (with inside heat escaping the poorly sealed/ insulated spaces). 
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 1:31pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

That one looks like it could withstand a winter better than some do, but still I'll bet they need to shovel the roof.

 
Heat it.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 1:16pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

That one looks like it could withstand a winter better than some do, but still I'll bet they need to shovel the roof.

 
Yeah, but at least the angle of the roof is gentle enough that you'd only embarrass yourself if you slid off while shoveling and not actually kill yourself.
#SmallVictoriesForOldPeople
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 1:10pm

 maryte wrote:
All things considered, $1.359 million is really not bad considering the provenance...



 
That one looks like it could withstand a winter better than some do, but still I'll bet they need to shovel the roof.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 12:21pm

All things considered, $1.359 million is really not bad considering the provenance...


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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 2:23pm

Log "cabin"


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Posted: Jul 14, 2017 - 8:08am

 ptooey wrote:


Redrobe. Redrobe.

 

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Posted: Jul 14, 2017 - 7:31am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Red is my color, thanks.

 

Redrobe. Redrobe.
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Posted: Jul 14, 2017 - 7:16am

 islander wrote:

If you don't bring a purple robe, we will provide one for you.

 
Red is my color, thanks.
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Posted: Jul 14, 2017 - 7:08am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Put four fried chickens and a Coke on the menu and you've got a winner.

 
If you don't bring a purple robe, we will provide one for you.
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Posted: Jul 14, 2017 - 5:27am

 islander wrote:

I have a restaurant idea for a place that sells avocado on toast. It might be a good fit...

 
Put four fried chickens and a Coke on the menu and you've got a winner.
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