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The first 3D-printed housing community in the US is being built in the California desert




The Palari Group said it plans to build 15 eco-friendly 3D-printed homes on a five-acre plot of land in Rancho Mirage, an exclusive community in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs.

The 1,450-square-foot single-story homes will be made of a durable, fire-resistant, water-resistant, and termite stone composite material, Palari Group founder and CEO Basil Starr told CNN

The homes will consist of modular panels that your partner will print Powerful buildings at an Oakland facility and are assembled on site “like Lego blocks,” Starr said.

Starr said his company, focused on sustainable construction techniques, turned to 3D printing because it is less wasteful.

“In the construction of wooden frames significant waste is generated for the home that is being built, it is about two tons of waste that goes to landfills,” Starr said. “And with 3D printing, it’s a revolutionary way to build that completely eliminates this unnecessary waste.”

Bathrooms, cabinets and other interior materials that cannot be printed in 3D are obtained sustainably.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes will come with a terrace and pool and will be priced at $ 595,000. Buyers will be able to add a smaller two-bedroom second home and a bathroom to the property for an additional $ 255,000.

All energy needs will be supplied by solar energy and owners will have the option to install other options such as the Tesla Powerwall, fireplaces, cabins and outdoor showers.

The average value of a home occupied by owners in Rancho Mirage is $ 825,738. according to the city website.

The Palari Group said it plans to start the ground in September and complete the project before the spring of 2021.

Starr said once construction begins, the company will be able to move forward faster than with traditional construction.

Mighty Buildings, he said, can print the panels of houses while building roads, foundations and installing utilities on site.

Prospective buyers have already left $ 1,000 refundable deposits to get a spot on the booking list, Starr said. Palari Group is considering building additional developments at Rancho Mirage and possibly other parts of California.

Rancho Mirage is not the only 3D-printed home project that generates news.

Last month he called a company SQ4D Inc. listed a 3D printed house in Riverhead, New York, a Zillow with a sale price of $ 299,999.
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