3D printers might help alleviate housing shortages and could make homeownership more realistic for many. A team at the University of Southern California is developing technology that’s expected to build a 2,500-square-foot home in less than 20 hours with a crew of four. We might see this cool tech sooner than you’d guess. It’s expected to be ready for the market in 2-3 years.
Here’s a heartbreaking statistic: Did you know that 828 million people around the world live in slums? One of the keys to human happiness is shelter, but rising costs make being a homeowner more of a dream than a reality for many.
This infographic points out some issues surrounding homelessness and explores whether printing a house is close to a reality. Here are a few facts:
- 15 million recently lost homes because of natural disasters
- New home construction takes 6 months and the median cost is above $260,000
- 3.5 million Americans experience being homeless in a given year
3D Printing Homes [Infographic] by the team at vHome Insurance