Now you can build a house through 3D printing! Automating part of the construction (i.e., by printing the home’s parts) allows these homes to to printed in about 8 hours; the windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems are then added by a human worker.
A Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot to print the walls, roof and floor of PassivDom’s 380-square-foot model.
When complete, the homes are autonomous and mobile, meaning they don’t need to connect to external electrical and plumbing systems. Solar energy is stored in a battery connected to the houses, and water is collected and filtered from humidity in the air (or you can pour water into the system yourself). The houses also feature an independent sewage system.
PassivDom’s homes, which start at $31,900, are now available for pre-order online in Ukraine and the US, and the first ones will be delivered later this year.