An Amazing 3D Printer That Can Build Homes In 24 Hours for $4,000 Within Impoverished Communities

New Story, a San Francisco non-profit focused on ending homelessness for families around the globe has partnered with the Austin, Texas builder ICON to create amazing 3D printed houses within impoverished communities with little to no resources to otherwise build safe sturdy homes. The custom printer, nicknamed “Vulcan”, is the very first of its kind and can rapidly build homes in 24 hours for only $4,000.

The 3D-printed home serves as proof-of-concept for sustainable homebuilding that will allow for safer, more affordable homes for more families, faster than ever. The printer, called the Vulcan, is designed to work under the constraints that are common in places like Haiti and rural El Salvador where power can be unpredictable, potable water is not a guarantee and technical assistance is sparse. It’s designed to tackle housing shortages for vulnerable populations instead of building with profit motivation.

The Vulcan

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Home Blue Print

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