BIG news in the tiny house industry. The non-profit New Story, who is working hard to solve the developing world's homelessness crisis has joined forces with tech start-up ICON to develop what could be a solution to homelessness in the developing world.
Both companies have visions of inexpensive, sustainable housing to help combat homelessness in the developing world. With similar visions and goals, it only makes sense that the two companies collaborate to find new solutions to help improve global housing conditions.
ICON has developed a state-of-the-art 3D printer capable of printing a home in 12-24 hours depending on the model. The 3D printed houses can be build for under $5,000 and can be customized to meet the needs of the owner. The first permitted 3D Home was recently printed in Austin, Texas and is proving that it is capable of meeting the needs of those who would purchase a 3D printed home. The 3D-printed homes make for an affordable, eco-friendly home that can be constructed quickly and can endure the elements.
New Story and ICON are hoping to have their first development constructed (well, printed) in Salvador in the near future. We hope to see that these affordable homes meet the needs of those in the developing world and help to reduce, if not end, homelessness in the developing world.