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January 17, 2022

Virginia family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity’s first 3D-printed home in the US

Sara Smart CNN

One Virginia family received the keys to their new 3D-printed home in time for Christmas.

The home is Habitat for Humanity’s first 3D-printed home in the nation, according to a Habitat news release.
Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, told CNN it partnered with Alquist, a 3D printing company, earlier this year to begin the process. Alquist’s crew printed the house.
The 1,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two full baths and was built from concrete.

The technology allowed the home to be built in just 12 hours, which saves about four weeks of construction time for a typical home.

Soaring prices: Home ownership a fast-fading dream for many in Windsor

Doug Schmidt Windsor Star

First-time home buyer Jude Malott has plenty of prep work left before move-in date — like ripping out the no-longer-groovy shag carpeting — but gone are the sleepless nights and high anxiety of hunting for a starter home in the midst of a crazy-hot real estate market.

He’s now lord of the manor, king of his own urban castle, no longer paying rent for someone else’s property.

“It was incredibly stressful — I lost a lot of sleep,” he said of the search.

Working with an agent and recognizing the local housing market has been on fire the past several years, Malott’s offer on the first address that drew his interest was a whopping $100,000 over the asking price — but he still lost out to someone else’s even higher bid.

And it only got worse. (more…)

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