3D printing is last year's technology. It's time to just build someone an outhouse, give them an Oculus and let them enjoy their VR mansion.
The video that accompanies the article is absolutely a piece of shit, with virtually no redeeming qualities.
No insulation, no plumbing, no electric, all you get is a rough shell. This isn't impressive at all, four guys can frame a 2000sqft house in a couple of days that looks a lot better than that mud hut.
Where's my house? I"ve been waiting 10 weeks for it?
Sorry, sent it to the wrong printer but on the bright side, it's flatpacked.
That's not a complete home
Before this tiny house trend came along, I wondered why no one seemed to bother to build anything less than a 3-bedroom. There are a lot of people who don’t need that much, and it always seemed like wasted space.
At the end of last year, we moved. Rental house was in the way of the DoT Highway widening project, so no choice. So, we started looking.
Surprisingly, there were some two bed, two baths available; and even a couple of one bed, one baths. Not condos, free-standing houses. Never seen that before. The problem is, they were renting for the same price as a three bedroom, two bath house.
If the two bedroom had been in line with a lower price for less space, we likely would’ve gone with one of those. But it was the same.
So, while I think this has good potential from a sales point of view, it’s unfortunate that if a community of these small houses were created to rent, price gouging would keep a lot of people out of these houses.
In the end, we actually found a 3 bedroom place that was renting for quite a bit less than even the one bedroom houses we saw. It’s a little more country than we were before, but not by much.
I've seen others where they 3D print the pieces in a factory and assemble on site. This one is way more impressive and interesting. You just transport the machine and raw materials, which will make it a lot more efficient and a real solution.
And how long is a cheap, 3D printed home going to last? You'd be better off investing that 10k and eventually buying a real house.
Pretty cool idea, I just wish the article went in-depth on the process and materials used.
Is the $10k just the cost of the 3D printed walls? Or is does it include the foundation, roof, windows, etc.. ??