This 3' 12" video was published by Tech Insider on Mar 18, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCzS2FZoB-I
A home like this can be built in less than 24 hours at a cost of only $4,000. The secret? 3D printing. And they could help families living in poverty and unsafe conditions. New Story, a housing charity organization, and ICON, a construction tech company, have partnered together. Their goal is to end global homelessness.
Alexandria Lafci: So having strong, sturdy walls, having a door that we can close at night — it's something that we take for granted. Being able to lock our door and be safe. For many of these families, for years, sometimes even a lifetime, they don't have that opportunity to have a safe shelter. So when they move into a New Story community, when they move into a safe home, families lives are transformed.
An entire community of these 3D printed homes will be constructed in El Salvador. The ultimate goal is to get costs down to $4,000 per house with a build time of fewer than 24 hours.
This prototype house was built in Austin, TX. The home measures 650 square feet. Mortar was printed layer by layer. Human workers installed windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems. Here's what's inside: A living room. Small office space. One bedroom. One bathroom. ICON staff will use the home as an office to test the durability.
Evan Loomis: Our first product is a 3D printer that can print a house in 24 hours for half the cost. Phase one for News Story and for ICON is a proof of concept house and the good news is we've done it. We printed the first home in the United States that's going to be permitted and for us, this is just the beginning. The real kind of home run for us is to be able to do what we've done here in Austin, Texas in the developing world and we're doing that in what we call phase two which is in El Salvador. We are going to be printing an entire village for people that don't have homes.
[Barbara: I had already seen this video and I was very excited and I still excite the houses in 3D ..... but they will be useful in the future world, with another "socio-economic system" in place. I say this because I have made some considerations based on the reality in which I am currently inserted.
The house in the video is 650 square feet = about 60 square meters. Let's assume that all the land on which it is laid is 500 square meters, since around the house there is land / garden. So, in the town where I live, for 500 square meters of building land you need about 100,000 euros to which must be added a whole series of costs for urbanization (sewerage, wiring, electricity and telephone / internet and gas), plus municipal taxes, registration costs to the regional land registry, costs for technicians (architect or surveyor) that by law must be taken on to file the project and direct the construction work ... etc. ... etc. ... that is still thousands and thousands of euros.
Conclusion, how much would that house cost me in the end?
Ps: Ah, I've forgotten the bureaucratic times that are endless....let's say from 12 to 24 months (depending on the political flag of the mayor) against 24 hours to build the house.].
[Ron: It's time to eliminate the Talmudic governance meme Pilgrims! Soverign individuals and communities MUST start to run their own affairs free of government planning and bureaucratic RED TAPE at every level of life. Current estimates indicate that government bureaucracies consume 15%-20% of all production in Western nations. That of course doesn't include the time and expense expended by sovereign individuals having to meet cosmically unlawful and unnecessary licencing, regulation and planning requirements or the unlawful fines and confiscations etc levied by government agencies for everything from vehicle travel, housing and child rearing, health and education.].
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