These 3D printed homes can be constructed for $4,000

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These 3D printed homes can be constructed for $4,000

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. 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.

Reading Vocabulary

layer – a sheet, quantity, or thickness of material, typically one of several, covering a surface or body


Question: What do you think about this idea? What would be the best way to use these types of houses?




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Picture Vocabulary

WINDOWSILL – a ledge or sill forming the bottom part of a window
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