Austin Tech Company Is Making the Chicest 3-D Printed Homes
They're now taking orders!
Earlier this week, the Austin-based company announced it will begin shipping "the award-winning technology next month to a small group of early customers as well as actively accepting orders for 2020." The sleek homes — check out the sample 3-D house that the company made in Austin last year above and below — are made of concrete, and the printer can currently create residences of up to 2,000-square-feet in less than 72 hours.
So what's it going to cost you? "Icon said it costs about $20,000 and takes several days to 3-D print a 2,000-square-foot house. After factoring in the cost of land and other construction such as plumbing and finishes, it works out to a reduction of about 30% in total costs, Mr. [Jason] Ballard [ICON's co-founder and chief executive] said," as reported via Realtor.com.
"In Austin, where the average home is roughly $400,000, Icon said it could make a home $120,000 cheaper—if builders pass all the savings on to consumers."
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Well, this futuristic technology sure does impress us. And to think we believed the only home models you could print were floor plans!