While many of us living in New York City search for months before finding that perfect apartment, there’s now a way to get a brand new home built in under 24 hours. As reported by engadget, the San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor used a mobile 3D-printer to print out the concrete walls, partitions, and building envelope for a 400 square-foot-home in just less than a day, all for the pretty reasonable price of $10,314 (not including the property, of course). And while NYC doesn’t have much open space for free-standing homes, the technology could potentially be used for various residential components or tiny home configurations.
The house was built in Russia, where workers manually painted and installed roofing materials, wiring and insulation. If this becomes a trend, Apis Cor said homeowners will soon be able to select the size and shape of their own 3D-printed home. And although this is the first on-site home to be printed, 6sqft previously talked to NYC-based architect Adam Kushner about his plan to create the first 3D-printed estate, totaling 2,400 square-feet, in Gardiner, NY.
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