3D PRINTED HOUSE PROJECT
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg will build the FIRST Habitat 3D printed house on the East Coast and only the second in the country! The walls of this house will be printed by Alquist, a 3D-printing home construction company, using specially-formulated concrete. We have raised 70% of the funds needed to start this milestone project, but need your help to close the gap!
Our goal is to raise $33,000 from the community one donation at a time. Donors who give $33.33 or more (and are at least 18 years old) will get the opportunity to sign up on a first come, first served basis for a tour of the construction site to see the 3D printer in action! Donors who give $83.33 or more will get that same invite and a commemorative t-shirt celebrating the milestone project.
Once completed, this home in Williamsburg, Virginia will be sold to April and her son. Although April has worked at a local hotel for almost five years supervising the laundry facilities, her income is still less than 80% of the area median income, which has made it difficult to save enough to become a homeowner. Through Habitat's homebuyer program, April's monthly mortgage payments will be no more than 30 percent of her income, including her real estate taxes and homeowner’s insurance.
This partnership between Alquist and Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is a step forward in addressing the lack of affordable homes in the U.S. Alquist uses concrete to 3D print its homes, saving up to 15% per square foot in building costs based on preliminary estimates. Concrete also confers additional long-term savings because it better retains temperature, saving on heating and cooling costs. It is resistant to tornado and hurricane damage.
This 3D printed home will be approximately 1,200-square-feet, with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Every new home built by Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is EarthCraft certified. EarthCraft is a voluntary green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes and works to both reduce utility bills and minimize environmental impacts.