The first 3D printed Habitat house arrives in the United States
Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, told CNN she partnered with Alquist, a 3D printing company, earlier this year to kickstart the process.
The 1,200 square foot home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and was constructed of concrete.
The technology allowed the house to be built in just 12 hours, saving about four weeks of construction time for a typical house.
To buy the home, Stringfield saved hundreds of hours of sweat capital, Green told CNN, which is one of the requirements for homebuyers through the program.
The Stringfield home also includes a personal 3D printer that will allow her to reprint anything she may need, “from the electrical outlet to the cabinet knobs,” Green told CNN.
While this is the first Habitat for Humanity 3D house in the United States, it certainly won’t be the last. Green told CNN he hopes to continue to partner and develop the technology used for printing.
“We would like to build more with this technology, especially because it saves homeowners long-term savings,” Green said.