Adele Peters – Can 3-D Printed Homes Help Solve Homelessness?
The best way of solving homelessness, many advocates argue, is just to give people homes. Though it sounds simplistic—and expensive — a “housing first” policy in places like Utah and Boston actually saves the government money. Now a U.K. company hopes to help make the process cheaper by building homes with a 3-D printer.
“3-D print homes speed up the construction process,” says Fabian Jean-Baptiste, owner of CNSTRCTN, a London-based development company, now launching a new project to start printing homes for charity. “It’s proven to be able to build a house per day.”