BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS
While the horrific taunt of bills, student debt, and high rent plague this generation of innovators, one San Francisco Company has found a solution. Apis Cor is building houses using a 3D printer in only 24 hours.
One semester of school tuition is equal to the down payment of a new home, which costs about $10,000.
“We want to help people around the world to improve their living conditions. That’s why the construction process needs to become fast, efficient and high-quality as well,” said Nikita Chen-Yun-Tai, the founder of Apis Cor.
The test model was engineered in Stupino, Russia. The printer needs one day to make the concrete and build the foundation, window frames, floors, wall insulation and ceiling, while the bolts, painting and electronic finishes were done manually. The result is a small, flat-roofed house that measures 409 sq. ft.
A painter manually paints the small home bright yellow
Construction can take place during the winter months. The machinery is lightweight and works in temperatures down to -35 degrees Celsius, meaning people in the north do not have to put their lives and construction plans on hold when the weather dips.
The fun-sized homes are fully functional, stocked with a kitchen, bedroom and living room to entertain, but the entire house is not that much bigger than a standard hotel room.
Although the houses are not on the market just yet, this affordable alternative to standard living abodes is a breakthrough innovation.