by RC Williams
When it comes to 3D printed homes, companies around the world have been working to perfect the ideal system, including Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda, which printed a two-story villa that checks in at 4,305 square feet and can reportedly withstand a magnitude eight earthquake.
But PassivDom, a Ukrainian startup, is looking to revolutionize the housing market with its concept for a stand-alone, energy-efficient 3D printed house, ideal for off-the-grid living.
According to 3ders, the idea behind PassivDom was to create a compact, fully “passive” house, one that can be designed and built without external structures such as foundation, plumbing, and water tanks, and can exist autonomously and sustainably.
PassivDom model home. Credit: 3ders.
PassivDom says that their homes and can be deployed so quickly, that owners can apparently move in within a day of buying one of the houses.
The house incorporates a number of features that help to make it sustainable, including windows that are manufactured using a proprietary window technology that eliminates heat loss. The startup says that the homes are delivered to the desired site ready to live in, with furniture and appliances already installed and ready to go, including being connected for the “Internet of Things” (IoT) so that appliances can be controlled via smartphone.
The homes also come with a security system, a 40-year warranty, and a “self-learning micro-climate system,” that creates favorable conditions inside of the homes. This maintains the ideal temperature and humidity, monitors the oxygen and carbon dioxide content.
PassivDom says that this means the smart home can learn how to run the house, based on your preferences. The units can also be assembled together to build out a larger home if desired.
PassivDom homes are priced between €29,900 and €64,900 ($30,000 and $67,000 USD).
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Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News on MHProNews.com.
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