The custom, single-story home, currently under construction on a lot purchased from the City of Tempe, combines 3D printing and traditional construction to create an innovative model for the future: a scalable, cost-effective homeownership solution to address the affordable housing crisis facing communities nationwide.
“This is really a moonshot opportunity for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona,” said Jason Barlow, President and CEO of Habitat Central Arizona. “When we consider the housing issues facing Arizona, the need for affordable homeownership solutions becomes clear. If we can deliver decent, affordable, more energy-efficient homes at less cost, in less time and with less waste, we think that could be a real game-changer. Think of the implications.”
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- Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is building its first 3D-printed home in Tempe.
- This is a single-family home built on a lot purchased from the City of Tempe.
- A majority of the home will be 3D printed. Printing is underway.
- Habitat and Tempe see this as a possible solution to the lack of affordable housing.
- This is not a demonstration home – a Habitat selected family will live here.
- This project has been in the works for more than 18 months