A not-yet-built 3D-printed house, the first of its kind, was recently listed for sale in Riverhead, NY.
Construction firm SQ4D has announced that their 3D-printed home, which was just listed for sale, will be fully permitted soon and is set to be the first house of its kind on the market, according to a press release.
However the house hasn’t been “printed” yet — construction will begin this coming spring, according to Fox 5 NY.
The future home has been listed on Zillow for $299,999 and is being sold by realtor Stephen King. The house will be printed where it stands, using “autonomous robotic construction system” technology, according to SQ4D.
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Director of Operations, Kirk Anderson, has stated that the technology is able to construct the basic structure of the house in 48 hours, according to Fox 5 NY. However, the 3D printing technology accounts for just 41% of the final house’s construction.
The building has been “carefully developed to exceed all energy efficiency codes and lower energy costs,” according to its Zillow listing.
The single-family home will contain 1400 sq. feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a 2 1/2 car garage, as well as a number of amenities including a dishwasher, dryer, and refrigerator. It will be printed using concrete, in an effort to be “eco-friendly,” according to SQ4D.
SQ4D said that they aim to “solve the affordable housing crisis” as they are able to reduce the cost of construction. (RELATED: Cities Look To Tiny Houses For Cheaper Housing Alternatives)
“At $299,999, this home is priced 50% below the cost of comparable newly-constructed homes in Riverhead, NY and represents a major step towards addressing the affordable housing crisis plaguing long island,” King said in the SQ4D press release. The 3D-printing and construction firm said they aim to build similar homes across the United States.