You’ve probably heard of 3D printed face masks and even 3D printed hands as 3D printing technology has expanded over the past few decades.
Now one company says it put the first 3D-printed house up for sale in the U.S.
The Riverhead, New York home is listed online through Zillow at a price of $ 299,999 (A $ 390,000).
“This is the future, there is no doubt about it,” said Kirk Andersen, director of operations at SQ4D Inc.
SQ4D uses automated construction or 3D printing to build structures and houses.
“We want to print houses fast, cheap and strong,” said Andersen.
The company can set up its autonomous robotic construction system on a construction site in six to eight hours.
Then, layer by layer of concrete is laid, creating a foundation, the foundation of a house, and the internal and external walls of the structure.
The Riverhead, New York home is listed online through Zillow. Photo credit: SQ4D Inc.
“It’s a radical change for construction sites,” said Andersen.
3D printed homes could also have a radical impact on the wallets of potential buyers in America.
“Construction costs are 50 percent cheaper than the cost of comparable new buildings in Riverhead, New York, and ten times faster,” said Stephen King, the Zillow premier agent who has the 3D house listing.
The 3D printed house will have 130 square meters of living space and will be built from concrete.
The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a detached 2.5 car garage.
ARCS is a patent-pending technology that robotically builds foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, utility lines, and more. Photo credit: SQ4D Inc.
“I want people not to be afraid of automation. It’s just a different tool and method. But it’s still the same product; At the end of the day we still build a house, ”says Andersen.
An open day held on Saturday for the 3D home showed the company’s demo home that had already been built.
Andersen and King say the Riverhead house is the first 3D printed house to receive a Certificate of Use in the United States. This is not easy because of the strict local building regulations, they said.
SQ4D’s full proof of concept and home demo. SQ4D says it is the world’s largest certified 3D printed home at 1,900 square feet. Photo credit: SQ4D Inc.
“We did it in one of the toughest places and that’s a beauty because that means we can do it anywhere at some point,” said Andersen.
“We can make things more affordable and safer. We can use the technology to fight homelessness and contribute to disaster relief in an environmentally friendly way, ”said Andersen.