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Houses of equal value in poor nations will be worth only $4,000. It is not the first 3D printing house to emerge (or rather, to be brought down); there are similar patterns that have been established with similar technologies in Russia, Dubai, Amsterdam and elsewhere, but this is the first approved 3D printing house to emerge in the US.
But the house has a bigger function than just inspiring geeks. The ICON and New Story visions are one of 3D printers that provide a secure and accessible residential option for those in need. With over 800 properties already constructed in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico, New Story works with municipalities to recruit locals and buy locally sourced supplies, rather than supplying from abroad.
The New Story is about to raise $600,000 to finance a proposed 100-house fellowship in El Salvador. It' gonna be the very first 3D printing house out there. Spenders can finance a full house with only $4,000. Sixty and fifty acres may not seem like much room for more than one or two persons, but it is a big leap up from the lean-tos and huts that make up the urban areas where hundreds of thousands of people are living.
The ICON and New Story are hoping that the Salvadoran Fellowship will act as a scaleable scheme that can be expanded to develop nations around the globe, offering a superior residential choice for those who currently need it. Houses are constructed to the International Building Code structure standards and are likely to last as long or longer than conventional cement bricks.
Whilst 3D printing is a great option to the slim, slim homes that are called by tens of thousands of people at home, there are some constraints that need to be taken into account when finding a way out of it all. One of the greatest needs for affordability and security in emerging countries is in or near major urban areas, such as the Cape Town, Nairobi or Mumbai slants.
Exchanging family dwellings at these sites for printing facilities can be challenging due to lack of floor area; 3D printing partnerships are much more convenient in low populated areas and may not be a truly scaleable option in metropolitan areas until the partnerships become vertically. 3-D high-rise buildings are already in the works, although not yet for affordability.
It is only a question of being able to print a skyscraper and use it as an office before it can also be used for residential construction. Meanwhile, $4,000 apiece for a secure, comfortable home where there was no home before is a sound move in the right directions.