Habitat for Humanity Sells its First 3d-Printed Home to Virginia Family

Habitat for Humanity just sold their first 3d-printed home to a family in Virginia. Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, told CNN it partnered with Alquist, a 3D printing company, earlier this year to begin the process. The team at Alquist printed the house.

The home is 1200 square feet with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It was built from concrete in just 12 hours, which saves about four weeks of typical construction time. 

April Stringfield purchased the home through the Habitat Homebuyer Program. She will move in with her 13-year-old son just in time for the holidays. “My son and I are so thankful,” Stringfield said in a live feed streamed on Habitat’s Facebook page. “I always wanted to be a homeowner. It’s like a dream come true.”

In order to purchase the home, Stringfield logged hundreds of hours of sweat equity, according to Green. “Every Habitat affiliate in the nation and worldwide sells homes to partner families who have low to moderate incomes,” Green said. “They must have and maintain good credit and be willing to partner with us.”

With the home being built from concrete, it has many long-term benefits, such as its ability to retain temperature and withstand natural disasters. “We would love to build more with this technology, especially because it’s got that long-term savings for the homeowners,” Green said.

Image source: CNN

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