BAM Key Details:
- The largest 3D printed home in America is now live on the market on Long Island.
- The property was built with SQ4D’s industry-leading 3D printing technology in partnership with Handsome Homebuyer and is listed by Dan Oneil.
The largest 3D printed home in America just hit the market on Long Island.
A Fully 3D Printed Home
What sets this home apart is that SQ4D’s technology allows them to print more of the house than any other company in the industry.
Unlike other houses that only have 3D printed walls, this property features 3D printed forms, footings, foundation, and interior and exterior walls. SQ4D’s next project will also include a 3D printed roof.
And the more that can be printed, the better.
The way that 3D printing saves money is by 3D printing as much of the house as possible. These other companies don’t have the technology to do it. We do. So that’s the difference. That’s why it actually saves money and time.
We know what you may be thinking—it’s great that it saves time and money, but what does it look like? The results are remarkable:
So, how exactly does it all work?
The process of creating this impressive structure begins with a massive gantry-style 3D printer and a custom-built volumetric mixer, which can be thought of as a miniature on-demand concrete plant. The printer uses cutting-edge technology to extrude 9000 psi concrete—the same concrete used to build superstructures in Manhattan.
With SQ4D’s leading 3D printed technology, entire structures can be printed in about 40 hours—an impressive feat by any standards.
Perhaps even more impressive is how automated the entire process is. Currently, all it takes is a crew of three to print an entire home:
- One person runs the 3D printer to ensure it is running smoothly and the speed is accurate.
- A mixologist runs the mixer, which looks like a giant video game (a process that will soon be automated).
- A general laborer ensures the work site is clear and all materials needed are readily available.
What results is a virtually indestructible home that is fire, flood, and insect-proof. So not only is the build faster and cheaper than traditional construction—major wins in a time when the industry is facing affordability and inventory issues—but it’s also more sustainable.
For many people, this Jetsons-era technology may seem elusive. That’s why, at the four-hour open houses being held this Saturday and Sunday, people will not only get a chance to see the finished project in person but will have the opportunity to learn about the build.
The entire process was live-streamed, so as people walk through the house, they will also be able to watch those clips of every part of the build. In addition, SQ4D will have technical staff on-site to explain the 3D printing process in detail.
Are 3D Printed Homes the Future?
As Charles Weinraub said on yesterday’s Walk Thru:
Automated construction—specifically 3D printed homes—has to be the future. Construction is a trade with no major disruptors in the past 200 years. And now this is it.
As someone who builds 70 to 120 homes a year, Weinraub knows the construction business. And right now, he can’t make money with the traditional building process in New York. The costs of construction, coupled with a shortage of qualified labor, make it impossible to turn a profit.
It’s clear that Weinraub isn’t the only one fascinated by 3D printing technology. Ever since he started sharing the process of 3D printed homes, his social platforms have exploded—most notably his TikTok channel, which grew from about 20,000 to over 168,000 followers.
And the topic of 3D-printed structures goes far beyond trending social media posts, as it is gaining widespread interest from some of the most forward-thinking, innovative people in the world. Elon Musk, for example, is set to build an entire town in Texas, which will consist of the largest community of 3D-printed homes in the world.
It really does have the potential to change the industry, even on a broader scale, potentially for affordable housing—because of how fast, cheap and efficient it is—and especially in times where we are lacking inventory.
So, now that we know 2,000 square-foot homes can be printed, what’s next?
The newest technology SQ4D has will be able to print up to 50 feet—think warehouses, multiple-story houses and small apartment buildings. Following that, the technology will be able to climb itself and complete superstructures. Finally, the aim is to print roads and infrastructure.
And who knows, one day in the not-so-distant future, you may be guiding your clients through a new build using VR goggles to customize a 3D printed house in virtual reality. And two months later, it will be ready for move-in—furniture and all.
And that’s something SQ4D is doing right now, meaning they have the whole set up in virtual reality. That was how I got introduced to them. They put the goggles on me, they sat me down in a chair, and all of a sudden, I was in my living room. And it’s just wild.
Companies like SQ4D are leading the way in this innovative technology, and their accomplishments in 3D printing technology for homes are just the beginning. The potential for more sustainable, affordable, and faster construction is immense, and we can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.