A couple just moved into a 3D-printed concrete home for about $1,400 a month- see what it’s like to live in

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

  • A couple recently moved into a 1,012-square-foot 3D-printed concrete home in the Netherlands.
  • It’s one of five homes that are part of the world’s first 3D-printed concrete “commercial housing project.”
  • Concrete 3D printed homes could help alleviate the housing crisis and shortage, according to the home’s makers.
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On April 30, a Dutch couple began calling a 3D printed concrete house their home.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The home is based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

It’s the first of five 3D-printed homes under “Project Milestone,” a collaboration between the Eindhoven University of Technology, the municipality, industry experts, architects, and several private companies.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Project Milestone serves as the world’s first 3D-printed concrete “commercial housing project,” according to its maker.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: 3D Printed House

The five homes are being built one at a time, which allows its makers to apply learnings from previous builds into each upcoming home. Each house will be more complex than its predecessors.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The housing crisis has been escalating in recent years, especially in the US.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

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The project’s teams hope to make 3D concrete printing a sustainable home building option to help alleviate this growing housing crisis, according to its makers.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: 3D Printed House

The process of creating a 3D printed home is often seen as more sustainable and faster than traditional homebuilding …

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

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… especially because the precise printer used in Project Milestone uses less concrete than traditional construction methods.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Aesthetics-wise, the printer can also create a more creative and non-traditional home, as seen with this new boulder-shaped house.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

“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.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: 3D Printed House

“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.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

As of now, 3D-printed homes aren’t more affordable than “traditional” homes despite reduced labor costs. However, it’s a goal the project is working towards.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: 3D Printed House

This new home is made up of 24 concrete pieces that were printed at a printing plant.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The pieces were then trucked to the home’s final site and assembled on the house’s foundation.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

A roof and frames were later added.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The homes are durable despite this multi-piece process: the units are meant to serve as functioning homes for a few decades.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The 3D-printed bungalow is now owned by Vesteda, a real estate investor. It’ll be rented out to private occupants via six-month contracts at around $1,400 a month.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: 3D Printed House

The home is currently being occupied by two retirees from Amsterdam, The Guardian reported.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: The Guardian

“It has the feel of a bunker – it feels safe,” Harrie Dekkers, one of the occupants, told The Guardian.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: The Guardian

Now, let’s take a look at the home.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The almost 1,012-square-foot home has a living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Its unique “large boulder-shaped” appearance was designed to fit into its surroundings and show off the 3D printer’s ability to create unique free-formed buildings.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Unlike other 3D-printed homes, this unit has a distinctive appearance with its curved walls and spaces.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Besides its eccentric shape, the interior of the concrete home doesn’t look any different than that of a traditional home.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The front door can be locked and unlocked using a digital key.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: The Guardian

It’s also well insulated and comes with connections to a heating system, similar to any modern home.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The home is also full of large windows for more natural light.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The living room has an open concept …

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

… which means the kitchen space opens out into the conjoined dining and living room.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

There’s even room for a home office inside one of the two bedrooms.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

And of course, there’s a bathroom with necessities like sinks and a shower.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The first unit stands at one story tall. But unlike this unit, future homes in Project Milestone will be multi-leveled.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
Inside a 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

The fifth home in the project, which will be two stories tall, will be printed on-site.

3d printed concrete home with project milestone
A 3D-printed concrete home with Project Milestone.

Source: 3D Printed House

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