PassivDom can 3D print you a $32,000 house in eight hours

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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

  • As 3D printing techniques improve we’ll see more house builders embrace the technology to build bigger and better homes faster and cheaper than they do today


 

Building a house by hand can be both time consuming and expensive, which is why more and more homebuilders are trying to automate the process.

 

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Now, hot on the heels of 3D printing house builder Apis Cor, who I covered a few weeks ago, a new Ukrainian company called PassivDom has announced it’s also using a 3D printing robot to print houses, and the results are quite good.

 

Go off grid, print a house then rent it out on AirBnB
 

The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of PassivDom’s 380 square foot off grid home in eight hours, then the windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems are added by a human worker.

 

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PassivDom’s homes, which start at $31,900, are now available for pre-order online in Ukraine and the US, and the first ones will be delivered later this year.

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, Futurist and Founder of the 311 Institute is described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers.” Among other things Matthew keeps busy helping the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers ideate the next five generations of smartphones, and what comes beyond, the world’s largest chip makers envision the next twenty years of intelligent machines, and is helping Europe’s largest energy companies re-invent energy generation, transmission and retail.

Recognised in 2013, 2015 and 2016 as one of Europe’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an award winning author, entrepreneur and international speaker who has been featured on the BBC, Discovery and other outlets. Working hand in hand with accelerators, investors, governments, multi-nationals and regulators around the world Matthew helps them envision the future and helps them transform their industries, products and go to market strategies, and shows them how the combination of new, democratised, powerful emerging technologies are helping accelerate cultural, industrial and societal change.

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