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Eco-Friendly 3D Printed House Is Ready in 48 Hours and Lasts Up to 100 Years

The revolutionary house is the first of its kind in the Czech Republic.

Eco-Friendly 3D Printed House Is Ready in 48 Hours and Lasts Up to 100 Years
3D printed housePrvok

3D printing is gathering speed across a number of industries, from construction to biology, there are a number of objects, big and small, that can now be 3D printed.

Now, a team in the Czech Republic has designed and developed a 3D printed house that not only reduces carbon emissions by 20% but is also ready in just 48 hours

It's a cozy size, it looks great, and it floats — what more could you need?

SEE ALSO: YOUR FUTURE HOME WILL PROBABLY BE 3D PRINTED: HOW 3D PRINTING IS CHANGING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Sustainability focused

You may be surprised to hear that the construction industry gives off 39% of the world's carbon emissions, while the aviation industry "only" contributes 2%. If building materials and strategies aren't changed rapidly, these will continue to have a significant impact on our planet and climate change. 

Eco-Friendly 3D Printed House Is Ready in 48 Hours and Lasts Up to 100 Years
Inside Prvok, Source: Prvok

With this in mind, the team of two who started the Prvok project decided to design and develop a 3D printed 43 square meter home that floats. The main team consists of Michal Trpak, a sculptor, and Stavebni Sporitelna Ceske Sporitelny, who is a member of the Erste building society.

Eco-Friendly 3D Printed House Is Ready in 48 Hours and Lasts Up to 100 Years
The bedroom, Source: Prvok

Ready in 48 hours makes the house seven times faster to build than through traditional methods, and it lowers constructions cost by half. That's right, 50% less! Not only that, but the 3D printing method reduces carbon emissions by 20%

The team will use a robotic arm called Scoolpt, which can print as quickly as 15 cmper second

Eco-Friendly 3D Printed House Is Ready in 48 Hours and Lasts Up to 100 Years
The Scoolpt robotic arm, Source: Prvok

The comfy house consists of a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. It's designed so that whoever is living in it can do so all year round, and it will be anchored on a floating pontoon. 

What's more, the Prvok house is partially self-sufficient and runs with eco-technologies. Water from the shower can be recirculated, it uses a green roof, and there is a reservoir for utility, drinking, and sewage water. It's also meant to be able to live as it is for up to 100 years in any environment. 

Eco-Friendly 3D Printed House Is Ready in 48 Hours and Lasts Up to 100 Years
The stylish bathroom. Source: Prvok

So it looks stylish, is good for the environment, doesn't cost an arm and a leg, is usable in any environment and is ready in just two days? Where can you sign up for one?

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