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Home sweet 3D homes to be built by start-up in El Salvador

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Some 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing.

But today SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.

ICON has developed a method for printing a single-story 650-square-foot house out of cement in only 12 to 24 hours, a fraction of the time it takes for new construction. If all goes according to plan, a community made up of about 100 homes will be constructed for residents in El Salvador next year.

Source: The Verge