Habitat for Humanity’s First 3D-Printed Home on East Coast Sold to Single Mom With Touching History
With lumber prices high, Habitat for Humanity saved an estimated 15% per square foot compared to their normal building costs by 3D printing this new home. Rather than using wood, this house uses concrete, which also retains temperature better than wood. Not only will this change help save on heating and cooling costs, but it is also more resistant to tornado and hurricane damage. The new owner of the home, April, who has been employed full-time for five years at a nearby hotel logged 300 sweat equity hours with Habitat. So, she was able to buy the home with the help of the Habitat Homebuyer Program.