3D printed homes are now under construction around the world, and Habitat for Humanity is building its first 3D printed home in the United States. The global housing organization’s first-of-its-kind home began construction in Tempe, Arizona, starting in May using a Build on Demand printer. Adrienne Goolsby, senior vice president for the United States and Canada at Habitat for Humanity International, says, “It is the first of its kind in the United States and sets the stage for greater capacity through a solution that could be both sustainable and cost-effective.”
The 3D printed single family home features 1,738 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Up to 80% of the house will be 3D printed, including all exterior and interior walls, while the rest will come from traditional constructions.