To purchase the home, Stringfield logged hundreds of hours of sweat equity, one of the requirements for homebuyers through the program, Green told CNN.
“Every Habitat affiliate in the nation and worldwide sells homes to partner families who have low to moderate incomes,” Green said. “They must have and maintain good credit and be willing to partner with us.”
“I’m excited to make new memories in Williamsburg and especially in a house, a home,” Stringfield told CNN affiliate WTKR. “Some place I can call home and give my son that backyard that he can play in and also for my puppy to run around the yard.”
The concrete used in the house’s 3D construction has many long-term benefits, such as the ability to retain temperature and withstand natural disasters, like tornadoes and hurricanes.
Stringfield’s home also includes a personal 3D printer that will allow her to reprint anything she may need, everything from an “electrical outlet to trim to cabinet knobs,” Green told CNN.
While this is the first 3D home for Habitat for Humanity in the U.S., it certainly won’t be the last. Green told CNN it hopes to continue partnering and developing the technology used with the printing.
“We would love to build more with this technology, especially because it’s got that long-term savings for the homeowners,” Green said.
Photos: Habitat for Humanity’s 1st 3D-printed home
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