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This Company Builds 3D-Printed Homes For The Homeless In Less Than 27 Hours

This Company Builds 3D-Printed Homes For The Homeless In Less Than 27 Hours

These 3D-printed houses by construction tech company ICON3D could help reduce homelessness.

The first concept home with a 500 sq-ft floor plan was uncovered last year that was 3D-printed in 27 hours across several days. Now a project is underway to build a 3D-printed neighborhood at the Community First! Village in Austin, Texas.



When Phase II of the project is complete, it will cover 51 total acres and at full capacity, there will be 480 individuals living in the Village—which represents about 40% of Austin’s chronically homeless population.

ICON aims to create dignified, affordable housing costing 30-50% less than traditional construction methods. They use robotics, software and advanced materials to 3D print affordable, sustainable housing.

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