The £3000 houses that can be downloaded and printed in 24 hours

The £3000 houses that can be downloaded and printed in 24 hours

Jason Ballard, who is one of the three founders at ICON and also runs a sustainable home upgrade service called Treehouse, will use one of these homes as an office to see how well they work before the company implements them into communities.

The company says it can now build their single-story home for $10,000 using an industrial-sized Vulcan printer but is working to drop that cost to $4,000.

According to New Story, the construction process produces no waste and the homes themselves are able to withstand harsh climates and other constraints such as limited water, power and labour.

ICON has built the first permitted 3D printed home in America.

The production version of the printer will have the ability to print a single story, 600-800 square foot home in under 24 hours for less than $4,000.

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"ICON believes, as do I, that 3D printing is going to be a method for all kinds of housing", New Story co-founder Alexandria Lafci added.

"The walls of the printed house are stronger than cinder blocks after a few days of hardening", said Icon co-founder Evan Loomis, "although the house is ready for human occupation after the home is set up - which entails crew members installing windows, a wooden roof, basic plumbing, and electrical plumbing as the house is printed". The printer gives out a custom blend of concrete that hardens as it's printed. "3D printing had been our on radar but it wasn't until we got connected to ICON that we felt it would be a feasible possibility".

There are other groups which are working on printing houses.

The high-powered innovators behind ICON and the first global initiative with New Story include a cross section of engineers, environmentalists, designers and entrepreneurs. The companies are targeting the end of 2018 for the first homes to be printed and expect to have the first 3D printed community completed by 2019.

The company hopes to commercialize its house-printing technology in the U.S. in the long run, where housing shortages are reaching alarming levels in some larger cities. To battle this inadequacy, an Austin-based startup has proposed an answer of building up a house by utilizing ease 3D printing. In homes, at the moment small 3D printers can be used to create toys for children. It is hoped that in terms of housing, the cheap construction could start a trend for affordable housing.