Construction 3D Printing

First commercial 3D printed house in the US now on sale for $300,000

Priced 50% below the cost of comparable homes in the area

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SQ4D has listed for sale the first 3D printed home in the United States. This residential property, printed on-site using SQ4D’s Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS), is the first commercial 3D printed house slated to receive a certificate of occupancy and is listed on MLS for sale as new construction for $299,999.

commercial 3D printed houseThe 3D printed home will feature over 1,400 square feet of living space, plus a 750 square foot 2 ½ car garage on a ¼ acre. This home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and features an open floor plan. Built with concrete, this home will deliver strength and durability that conventional wood-frame construction cannot match. SQ4D will be including a 50-year limited warranty on their 3D printed structures.

SQ4D is a pioneer in the Construction Technology industry and developed its patent-pending ARCS technology to robotically build the footings, foundations, interior and exterior walls on site of their homes. SQ4D’s proprietary hardware and software enables the construction site to be safer while creating eco-friendly concrete homes compared to traditional wood-frame construction at a fraction of the cost.

commercial 3D printed houseThe Long Island company’s 3D printing technology can drive a lasting solution to the housing crisis by drastically reducing the cost of new home construction. Stephen King of Realty Connect, the Zillow Premier agent who has the listing, said, “At $299,999, this home is priced 50% below the cost of comparable newly-constructed homes in Riverhead, NY and represents a major step towards addressing the affordable housing crisis plaguing long island.”

SQ4D’s listing of the first 3D printed home will forever change the construction industry, making its tagline, “Changing the Way the World is Built” a reality. SQ4D currently has building plans being reviewed from New York to California.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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16 Comments

    1. Land prices are the biggest cost in our area also 1/4 acre lot would triple this cost. For 40 miles in all directions From me is the $299,000 price including land permits and hookups? If so where?

  1. This is pretty misleading. Housing in this area isn’t unaffordable because builders can’t build a cheaper home with conventional construction. It’s not because of market prices of materials and labor and equipment. It’s because of market prices of real estate.

    Also if it’s so great, why can’t we see any photos of the actual finished house? On the Zillow link all the images are completely 3D model renderings, with the exception of the last image, which is still contains photoshop overlays.

    This is annoying. 3D printing homes is really cool but this misleading stuff is not cool.

    1. it’s really not as misleading as you think… the price point is right. I used to live there so I actually know. And there are plenty of photos of the house’s exterior. The interior matters little, since it would be done in traditional ways anyway. There has been a lot of misleading info about construction 3D printing. But there are now literally dozens of companies around the world doing it. Including very very large ones. So they can’t all be making it up can they?

      1. If you want to sell a house, saying the interior matters little is crazy. No one buys a house without seeing what it looks like, inside and out. Even if it’s just to reassure the buyer that this new technology “looks normal”.

    2. Yes, I agree with you. This isn’t cheap too. There will be added costs too, like electrical, plumbing, and taxes. The final cost will drive up the cost of this home considerably putting this home out of reach for the middle class. A quick Google search promises that 3D printed homes could be made for $50,000, not $300,000. “Open concept” is a euphemism for cheap construction with no interior walls. I’m afraid this is merely an advertisement and the consumer is being hoodwinked into thinking they are getting a bargain.

      1. I think you are misunderstanding the idea of using 3D printing in construction. It’s an ongoing and evolving process. There are many different levels of 3D printed homes and many ways to 3D print a home. One way is to 3D print the walls instead of building them with traditional wooden formwork which is slow and expensive. However, just 3D printing the walls is not going to change the pricepoint enormously. As the technology and its applications progress, the price may come down. Or it may not. It may just introduce new functionalities.

  2. I’m not sure if $300,000 for a 3D printed house is a bargain. I’m sure with the cost of property, electrical, plumbing, and taxes will drive up the cost quite a bit. This $300,000 home could quickly become a $500,000 home. Back in the 1950’s people bought homes on the cheap and in the 1960’s the average American family bought a brand-new car every 2 years. The question is the issue of “affordability.” We are being hoodwinked.

  3. If you’re wondering how this post went viral and crashed your servers, it was posted on reddit/futurology

  4. What I want to know is, can you use it if the person who wants a house with a basement and not built on a slab?

  5. Great post and I’m not sure why people are looking at this with so many criticisms. This is an evolving technology and will significantly disrupt the industry. I wonder if we could build a basement with 3D printing, that’d be awesome.

  6. Very cool, although a little disappointing to see them going with a standard house shape – which are built like this because of existing technology. 3d printing allows for much more interesting options,, like organic forms with rounded walls. You could really make the house stand out, add value if done right, and highlight the possibilities of the tech. Instead this just screams “hey, we can look like everyone else”.

  7. Being very familiar with the absolute costs of 3D Home Construction I can say that the portion of the home that was printed would have cost between 6 to 7k including material and labor. I don’t know if they printed the footings, but our printers are capable so, not knowing I didn’t include the footings but rather the actual exterior and interior walls. The property was obviously the greatest cost. Plumbing and electrical should have been 25% cheaper if they printed hollow walls on the interior. Ill reach out to SQ4D and see if we can get some interior pics but the walls could have easily been finished by simply troweling along side the printer or scraped and sprayed with topcoat which when finished would look no different than if they had been dry-walled. This is a huge accomplishment for these guys. Concrete printing is being adopted all over the world at a pace that destroyed our original projections 3 years ago. SQ4D did an amazing job and they get the trophy for being the first in USA to print a commercial home with a COO that looks amazing. Congrats you everyone.

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