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The World’s First Village of Affordable 3D-Printed Homes Is Now Complete

MikeChino shares a report from Dwell: In Tabasco, Mexico, a family living below the poverty line recently visited their future home: a 3D-printed, 500-square foot structure with two bedrooms, one bath, a wraparound cement patio, and an awning over the front porch. It’s one of two fully furnished homes — printed in about 24 hours and finished by local nonprofit ECHALE — that will soon make up a larger community of 50 dwellings with green spaces, parks, amenities, and basic utilities. Tabasco is a seismic zone, so the homes were engineered beyond standard safety requirements — and they’ll endure for generations. “Icon’s printer, called the Vulcan II, isn’t the first designed to build an entire house,” notes Fast Company. “But the new Mexican neighborhood, which will have 50 of the homes, will be the first community to use this type of technology at scale.”

New Story, the nonprofit leading the project, has posted a video about the homes on their YouTube channel.


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