UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Nowadays, it seems like everything can be 3D-printed: guns, cars organs and now, even a house.
Researchers recently unveiled what they billed as the world’s first 3D-printed house in the French city of Nantes.
The walls of the 1000-square-foot home were 3D-printed using a special polymer material that researchers said should keep the building insulated effectively for a century.
It took the machine, known as BatiPrint3D, just 18 days to complete the shell of the five-room home.
Researchers said the BatiPrint3D could be used to build energy efficient homes faster and cheaper than current techniques allow.
A family, who qualified for public housing assistance, will move into 3D-printed home in June.
Local officials said they are now considering building an entire low-income housing development.