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Old 03-16-2019, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3D-printed house for under $4,000 (US)

There's an Austin,Texas,USA company using a 3D printer to build houses for as little as under $4,000 (US).
CBS Evening News did a short piece on it the other night.I just GOOGLED it,and there's a few YouTube videos available.
Maybe that 800-million tons of plastic going into the Pacific Ocean each year could be diverted.

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Old 03-17-2019, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems like bureaucracy will become the highest cost involved in construction.
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That's probably the cost for the structure.

Now add electrical, plumbing, windows, flooring, drywall, doors, cabinetry, etc...
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Seems like bureaucracy will become the highest cost involved in construction.
In much of America, it already is.
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I just GOOGLED it,and there's a few YouTube videos available.
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That's probably the cost for the structure.

Now add electrical, plumbing, windows, flooring, drywall, doors, cabinetry, etc...
Cost/sq ft is more significant. I'm experimenting with 3D printing for a (model) tiny house. The estimating I use is 1/3 for the shell. 1/3 for the foundation and floor and 1/3 for the fenestration and utilities.
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That's probably the cost for the structure.

Now add electrical, plumbing, windows, flooring, drywall, doors, cabinetry, etc...
Not to mention the land, which in some areas is going to cost a good deal more than the house itself. FTM, you can buy a tiny house-sized travel trailer for $12K or so.
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When I was in college the rule of thumb was (for a suburban lot) 1/6th for the land 5/6ths for the structure. I don't know that that's still valid.

The tiny house would need a $2400 lot. Maybe rural Arizona?
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That's probably the cost for the structure.
Well, most likely...


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Now add electrical, plumbing, windows, flooring, drywall, doors, cabinetry, etc...
Makes me wonder if pressed circuits could eventually make its way into the electricals of a modular house.

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