This Company Will 3D Print a House for $10000

A $4000 3-D printed home still has some big barriers to overcome

A $4000 3-D printed home still has some big barriers to overcome

But to start, the early-stage company is building a prototype for affordable, 3-D printed housing for the developing world.Icon partnered with the nonprofit New Story, which provides housing to families in need in El Salvador, Haiti and soon Mexico.

A trial run: The first home constructed using ICON's technology is being unveiled at SXSW in Austin, Texas, today.

Rendering of 3D-printing houses using the Vulcan 3D printer.

According to Icon co-founder Evan Loomis, the walls of the printed house are stronger than cinderblocks after a few days of hardening, although the house is ready for human occupation after the home is set up - which entails New Story crew members installing windows, a wooden roof, basic plumbing, and electrical plumbing as the house is printed. Using concrete rather than plastic, the model features a living room, bedroom, bathroom, and a curved porch. ICON also intends to build homes in the US. Your input will be used as the basis of affordable homes to be built by leading developer S P Setia Bhd.

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