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Are you ready for a 3D-printed house? They're cheaper, stronger and long-lasting, developers say

David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel on

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•Four homes in Austin, Texas, that were scheduled for occupancy over the summer.

•15 “eco-friendly” homes being built near Palm Springs, Calif.

•And In Mexico, a 3D-printed neighborhood for families living on $3 a day.

Approval in Tallahassee

The Tallahassee home project has attracted lots of attention from a visitors including state lawmakers, as well as support from the city, Kyndra Light said.

“The City of Tallahassee has been extremely supportive of the project,” she said. “We made sure we did our homework so we presented them with something that was a viable option.”

 

James Light said the couple spoke frequently over two years with city code officials, commissioners and local agencies.

“Tallahassee being the state capital, there are a lot of representatives up here — that kind of helped,” he said. “That was a spark of interest: ‘Hey, here’s a solution to a major problem I have.”

That problem is affordable housing.

The project is funded in part through the City of Tallahassee’s affordable housing construction loan program. Once completed, the home’s price will be capped at 80% of the area’s median income.

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