3D-printed homes build hope for US affordable housing


Housing could be made more affordably and faster, using 3D printing, with American firms putting the tech to real life tests. — AFP

After years of homelessness and hard living, Tim Shea has swapped the sharp corners in his life for the round, flowing design of his new 3D-printed home in Austin, Texas.

In August, Shea became the first person in the United States to move into a 3D-printed home, according to Austin-based developer ICON, in what advocates say is a milestone in efforts to boost the national supply of affordable housing.

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