A Dutch city is building the world’s first 3D-printed houses, which are poised to go on sale in 2019, according to The Guardian Wednesday.
Eindhoven is getting revamped with houses made by a 3D printer from construction company Van Wijnen alongside the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Guardian reported. Five houses will be up for sale with already 20 families interested in moving into these innovative homes. The new housing technology is called Project Milestone, which is designed to be more environmentally friendly. (RELATED: Katie Couric Apologizes After Making Some Odd Claims About The Dutch)
“We have no need for the moulds used to create houses made with cement today, and so we will never use more cement than is necessary,” Rudy van Gurp, the manager of the construction company said, according to The Guardian. The process uses a large robotic arm that places cement in layers based on the architect’s design. (RELATED: Dutch PM Tells Migrants To ‘Act Normal Or Leave’)
“We like the look of the houses at the moment as this is an innovation and it is a very futuristic design,” van Gurp added. “But we are already looking to a take a step further and people will be able to design their own homes and then print them out. People will be able to make their homes suit them, personalise them, and make them more aesthetically pleasing.” (RELATED: SF Housing Prices Are So Bad People Are Paying $2,400 For 220 Sq Ft Boiler Rooms And Basements)
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Van Gurp said this method will be cheaper and that in five years, 5 percent of homes in the Netherlands will be made with this new technology, The Irish Times added.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Eindhoven University of Technology for a comment. However, no comment was given by the time of publication.
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