No printer jams in this house…
3D printing has come a long way since it was first introduced.
Since more people have access to it, the possibilities are becoming endless, and now, 3D printing is joining the real estate business.
Is 3D printing the future of construction?
Mighty Buildings is a 3D-printing homebuilder that has paired up with developer Palari to build a $15 million development consisting of 15 houses on a 5-acre lot in Rancho Mirage, California.
Not only will it all be 3D printed but it will also be zero-net-energy.
The layout will consist of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a swimming pool for its standard model. To remain zero-net-energy, it will have solar panels that can be joined with Tesla Powerwall batteries and EV charging ports.
Piecing it all together: How the homes are “printed”
For the construction, these houses are shipped out as kits and are assembled on-site.
They’re built from pre-printed panels that are fitted to steel frames. To make it fancier, luxuries like hot tubs and outdoor showers can be added on as upgrades.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a modern home if it didn’t include cool tech things like DARWIN by Delos, which is the world’s first home wellness intelligence network that works to improve air, water, and light quality. It also helps enhance energy, sleep, and overall well-being,
According to Mighty Buildings, this type of construction kit saves 99% of waste and 95 hours of labor hours compared to traditional construction.
A sustainable way to build homes
Basil Starr, Founder and CEO of Palari said, “3D printing allows us to build faster, stronger, and more efficiently, making it integral to our platform of streamlining home-building processes centered on the sustainability of construction, materials, and operations.”
Palari says this is the world’s first 3-D printed, zero-net-energy community and could be “a new era of home building.” Not only do builders save time and money, but 3D printing allows owners to have the ability to customize their home. It’s a win-win for all parties.
The price to buy a house in this California development ranges from $595,000 to $950,000 for a 10,000 square foot lot that includes the main home and a guest house.