410 Square Foot House 3-D Printed In 24 Hours For $10,000

March 6, 2017


This is a video of the world's first house 3-D printed entirely on location with the Apis Cor concrete printing machine. The Apis Cor can be transported to a construction site and print a 38 square meter (~410 square feet) house in about 24 hours for around $10,000. For reference, my apartment is about 65 square feet and I both cook and sleep in the bathtub, which is also my office.

Keep going for two videos, a short one and a long one.

Thanks to Tank, who could drive right through that, no problem.

  • Meh

    If the machine builds the house around itself, how do they get the machine out? I'm guessing it doesn't print the roof either? I fill like this could have been made faster and better by humans. And the final cost doesn't include all the cool finishings... not impressed.

  • Thor Long

    This does not look like it would do well in a tornado.

  • JJtoob

    I'm curious about how it would fare during an earthquake.

  • Ry Keener

    The roof is sooo ugly the way it folds over the sides of the walls.

  • Marc

    Another $2K for septic, another $2K for a well,the comes windows, paint, plumbing, electric, and the land. Yeah...$10,000 my butt! Only way you're building this in the US is out in the country. Doubt any city is going to allow this to be built for $10,000.

  • D3Fd0ck

    id buy one and have it moved into the middle of a forest in nowhere.

  • Jaffa

    I want to know how they made the lintels...

  • IkedaT

    Not to be a Negative Nancy but every site I go to says ~200 blah-blah Euro measurement is only ~400 Sq Feet. Way tinier. I was all excited. This is more like a Zoolander School than a house.

    "The area of the printed building is 38 m²." Source: http://apis-cor.com/en/abou...

  • Wonfis

    Obviously they can build it as big as they like, and you'd expect the cost to scale with square footage (area) linearly.

  • Richard Hartness

    I, too, fail to see the point of this. I mean I'm not a fan of modular homes but you could get a used one that's actually in decent shape for about the same price with 3-4x the floor space and you have a home that you can move where ever you like. Though mobile homes are built else where, installation is less than a day so, you know, it solves the speed problem as well.

    Kudos for being the first but, I don't know, I don't see much utility for this thing.

  • King POTUS

    Bigger than the average New York City apartment, and a lot cheaper.

  • JimmyJam

    Sure, but what if it were 5000 sq. ft. for $125,000?

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