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Nov 26, 2022

UMaine unveils first 3D-printed home in a bid to mass-produce affordable housing

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Researchers at the University of Maine on Monday unveiled what they say is a promising, climate-friendly response to the nation’s affordable housing crisis: the world’s first, bio-based 3D printed home.

University, state and federal officials joined Maine Gov. Janet Mills and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the 600-square-foot-home.


The home is made entirely from a wood-based material, which University of Maine researchers say is an inexpensive, renewable and recyclable building option.

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  1. Paul Pino says:

    600-square ft. Really? My first house was a single wide and it was 1000 square feet. Unless you’re into tiny homes, to small. The other thing you’re short on is how durable and how long you expect them to last.

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