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Jeremy E.

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3D printed houses
« on: September 16, 2015, 11:16:35 AM »
http://www.trueactivist.com/revolutionary-3-d-printer-can-build-10-houses-in-24-hours-and-for-only-5000-each/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=antimedia
What do you guys think? I wonder what the quality is on these. Will this cause a huge price drop on housing in the future? Will the value of all homes go down? Can I make 10 units to rent out on the cheap?

ShoulderThingThatGoesUp

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Re: 3D printed houses
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 11:19:57 AM »
If you look at it...it's a shed. It's not 3d-printing electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC, etc. It might well be better than current housing in the Chinese countryside, but it's not a house in the way privileged First World residents understand it.

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Re: 3D printed houses
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 11:21:54 AM »
The construction of walls is the fastest part of residential building...the interior is what takes a lot of time. I think in terms of overall affordable housing costs, traditional manufacturing of apartment blocks is more efficient. It could be useful for semi-temporary natural disaster or refugee situations. I don't think that the permanent housing market will be affected much by this.

Dicey

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Re: 3D printed houses
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 01:01:13 PM »
Yawn. Ask me again in a decade or so, once the technology catches up with the type.