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An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

Icon will 3D-print six more tiny homes at a property in Austin housing the city's homeless population.Katie Canales/Business Insider

Icon is an Austin startup that designs 3D-printing technology capable of building tiny homes in about a day for a fraction of the cost of traditional construction methods.Icon cofounder Evan Loomis told Business Insider that pinpointing an exact cost estimate is tricky, but the company successfully printed a 350-square-foot proof-of-concept home for $10,000 in 24 hours in 2018.The company isn't the first to design 3D printing technology for home building, but its unique customization and on-site construction could be revolutionary feats amid a growing demand in the US for affordable housing.Icon's latest 3D printer, the Vulcan ll, is available for purchase and is already being put to use.The Austin-based Cielo Property Group is using the printer to construct homes for formerly homeless residents at Community First Village. New Story, a nonprofit dedicated to housing families in need in the developing world, is building 50 homes in Latin America using the technology.  Our hope is that this isn't a novelty, but this is actually the new way of construction for the future, Loomis said.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.»

An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housingAn Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

Icon is an Austin startup that designs...

An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

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An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

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Icon is an Austin startup that designs 3D-printing technology capable of building tiny homes in about a day for a fraction of the cost of traditional construction methods. Icon cofounder Evan Loomis told Business Insider that pinpointing an exact cost estimate is tricky, but the company successfully printed a 350-square-foot proof-of-concept home for $10,000 in 24 hours in 2018. The company isn't the first to design 3D printing technology for home building, but its unique customization and on-site construction could be revolutionary feats amid a growing demand in the US for affordable housing. Icon's latest 3D printer, the Vulcan ll, is available for purchase and is already being put to use. The Austin-based Cielo Property Group is using the printer to construct homes for formerly homeless residents at Community First Village. New Story, a nonprofit dedicated to housing families in need in the developing world, is building 50 homes in Latin America using the technology.  Our hope is that this isn't a novelty, but this is actually the new way of construction for the future, Loomis said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housingAn Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

Icon is an Austin startup that designs...

An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

Features,Austin,3D Printing,Tech,affordable housing,Affordability,Housing Crisis,Homelessness,Homeless people

An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here's how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

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Icon is an Austin startup that designs 3D-printing technology capable of building tiny homes in about a day for a fraction of the cost of traditional construction methods. Icon cofounder Evan Loomis told Business Insider that pinpointing an exact cost estimate is tricky, but the company successfully printed a 350-square-foot proof-of-concept home for $10,000 in 24 hours in 2018. The company isn't the first to design 3D printing technology for home building, but its unique customization and on-site construction could be revolutionary feats amid a growing demand in the US for affordable housing. Icon's latest 3D printer, the Vulcan ll, is available for purchase and is already being put to use. The Austin-based Cielo Property Group is using the printer to construct homes for formerly homeless residents at Community First Village. New Story, a nonprofit dedicated to housing families in need in the developing world, is building 50 homes in Latin America using the technology.  Our hope is that this isn't a novelty, but this is actually the new way of construction for the future, Loomis said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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