Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, told CNN that it partnered with 3D printing company Alquist to start the process earlier this year. Alquist’s team raided the house.
The 1,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two full baths, and is built out of concrete.
The technology allowed the house to be built in just 12 hours, saving about four weeks of construction time for a typical house.
To buy the home, Stringfield entered into hundreds of hours of sweat equity, Green told CNN, which is one of the requirements for home buyers through the program.
Stringfield’s home also includes a personal 3D printer that will allow him to reprint anything he needs, “everything from electrical outlets to cabinet knobs,” Green told CNN.
While this is the first 3D Home for Habitat for Humanity in America, it certainly won’t be the last. Green told CNN that he looks forward to continuing to partner with and develop the technology used with printing.
“We would love to build more with this technology, especially because it’s a long-term savings for homeowners,” Green said.