3D Printed Homes Coming at Rancho Mirage in California
The first-ever 3D-printed, fully sustainable neighborhood is coming to California in USA. The 15 homes will be located on five acres in Rancho Mirage in the Coachella Valley, close to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park. The 1,450 square feet properties have three-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, a deck and swimming pool, and start at USD 595,000. Buyers of these homes can add a 700 square feet two-bed, one-bath property for USD 255,000. The project is a joint effort from real estate group Palari and Mighty Buildings, a sustainable home building service which uses 3D printers to create a pre-fabricated kit of modular panels made of a patented light stone material.
Palari says the textured material is the strongest on the market and fire resistant, water resistant and termite-proof. The method eliminates 99% of construction waste. It also allows a project to be completed in half the time of a traditional build.
The Rancho Mirage homes will be powered by solar, making them zero net energy. However they will be hooked up to the power grid and able to draw on supply if needed (along with having the ability to sell surplus electricity back). There will also be the option to add Tesla Powerwall batteries and electric vehicle chargers.