The Netherlands is experiencing a growing population and a housing shortage. Enter the 3D-printed home as a possible solution. A collaboration called Project Milestone between City Hall, Eindhoven’s Technical University and construction companies has completed the first of five 3D-printed homes that will pave the way toward a more diverse housing future for the country. The house is 94 square meters (1,011 sq. feet) and was printed in 120 hours. It is made of 24 concrete elements “printed” by a machine that squirts layer upon layer of concrete at a factory in the city before being trucked to a neighborhood. There the finishing touches, including a roof, were added. Future homes will be improved, based on the lessons learned from this one.

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