Can you print a house?

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

3D Printing Homes [Infographic] by the team at vHome Insurance

2 thoughts on “Can you print a house?

  1. 3D Printers are definitely intriguing and I can’t wait to see what they can offer humanity in the next 5 years. One concern jumped in y head though while reading. This may be a cheaper way of creating housing for millions it would seem that it would also cut millions of jobs, since less manual labor is needed. I guess nothing is perfect.

    I love the infographic!

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