- Take a tour of the Fibonacci House, a 3D-printed concrete tiny home that’s now available on Airbnb.
- The home was designed, created, and sold by a Dutch company, Twente Additive Manufacturing.
- The Fibonacci House is Canada’s first 3D-printed home and Airbnb’s first 3D printed concrete tiny home.
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Now, a new one-of-a-kind unique stay is available for summertime vacationers to rent: the Fibonacci House …
… Canada’s first 3D-printed home and Airbnb’s first 3D-printed concrete tiny home, according to a press release from Twente Additive Manufacturing (TAM).
Twente Additive Manufacturing is a Dutch construction technology group that specializes in, of course, 3D-printed concrete homes.
Like other 3D-printed concrete homes, the sound and weatherproof Fibonacci House has distinctly curved walls.
If the home’s name sounds familiar, that’s because its design and name pay homage to the Fibonacci Sequence – or the golden ratio – hence its curved appearance.
The home was designed to use “the least number of straight lines in the design as possible,” according to the press release.
The Fibonacci House was printed over 11 days in 20 parts using a 3D concrete printer.
These components were first printed off-site before being assembled at its current woodsy Canadian location, Lynne Myers reported for Designboom.
The Airbnb now sits in the Kootenay Lake Village at the waterfront Procter Point community.
Besides 3D printing, the spiral concrete home also capitalizes on another big real estate trend: tiny homes.
In this case, tiny means 376.7 square feet.
This space – which follows a curved, spiraling floor plan – fits a living room, kitchen, bathroom, patio, and sleeping loft.
The bathroom is located in the middle of the curved floor plan, and its shower tops off the center of the spiral.
The room also has a toilet, sink, and enough storage to accommodate items like towels, according to images on the Airbnb listing.
Now, moving on to the bedroom. The sleeping loft can be accessed using the ladder, according to the Airbnb listing.
If you’ve never slept in a loft before, don’t be too concerned about the height.
The side of the bed closest to the ledge is guarded by a mesh net.
In total, this area can sleep two adults and two children.
Moving along, the window-lined kitchen and living room are at the base of the ladder.
Taking a closer look, the kitchen has amenities like a dual induction cooktop, a coffee maker, and cabinets.
Now, let’s head outside to the last part of this tour, the covered patio.
Don’t want to cook in the kitchen? You’re in luck. The outdoor space has a barbecue and view of a park and the nearby Kootenay Lake.
Almost all of the home’s elements that aren’t based in concrete are made up of sustainably sourced wood from a nearby community forest.
The revenue from the Airbnb listing will be donated to World Housing, a home building charity that’s currently looking to construct a community of affordable 3D printed homes for single mothers in Canada.
The community – currently called “Sakura Place” – will have five three-bedroom homes that will form the appearance of a flower.
Like other companies that specialize in a 3D printing construction method, World Housing believes 3D concrete printing can address two aspects of the housing crisis: the labor and housing shortage.
Similarly, TAM believes that home construction needs to pivot to decreasing building material use and energy consumption while “rewiring … how people think about the process of designing buildings,” according to the press release.
“In addition to affordable homes, the market increasingly demands innovative housing concepts,” Yasin Torunoglu, the housing and spatial development alderman at the municipality of Eindhoven, said in a press release regarding another 3D printed concrete home, this time in the Netherlands.
“With the 3D printed home, we’re now setting the tone for the future: the rapid realization of affordable homes with control over the shape of your own house,” Torunoglu continued.
A night’s stay at the Fibonacci House ranges from around $127 to $132 per night – not including the cleaning or service fee – depending on the days booked.
But if you’re currently planning a last-minute trip, don’t go running to the Fibonacci House listing.
The Fibonacci House is already fully booked for the reminder of July and almost half of August.