Ukrainian startup, PassivDom is now accepting pre-orders for their 3D printed houses, so we tried to buy one.
The company has many options to choose from with the smallest option, at 36 sq meters, starting at $32,000.
Readers of 3D Printing Industry will be familiar with 3D printed homes. Recently we’ve covered the latest developments of Russian startup Apis Cor as they created the USA’s first 3D printed houses, and emerging technologies such as Batiprint3D from France. However, neither of these companies currently offer the opportunity to purchase a 3D printed house like PassivDom.
Other enterprises, such as Chinese company WinSun, has announced they will lease concrete 3D printers to Saudi Arabia in a deal they claim is worth a billion dollars.
The modular homes from PassivDom are claimed to be mobile and so can be transported anywhere, in addition the houses are autonomous in that they create their own energy.
While Apis Cor 3D printed a small house in Russia in under 24 hours, PassivDom claims they can 3D print theirs in just 8 hours and a house can be printed and delivered in just one day.
However, once printed the house still requires extra fittings to be performed by hand. Despite this, the idea behind the PassiveDom house is to create an autonomous home without the need for foundations or external fittings. Since the name PassivDom refers to a passive home with ‘dom’ meaning home in Ukrainian. According to the Ukrainian company,
3D-printing is used for the production of the house frame. We create the base of the future house – its walls, roof, fundamental platform. Factory-produced modules can be assembled on a land lot within a day.
Lego-like hotel rooms
While this all seems impressive, we contacted the company a number of weeks ago to buy one of these houses, and as of yet have not received a response. Perhaps the company has been inundated with requests or are just not capable of receiving orders just yet. Furthermore, though there are renders of a constructed house believed to be 3D printed, there have been no images of the construction process.
The company has a number of bold claims on their website, the company refers to the houses as hotel rooms that can be combined like Lego. According to their website, the house can be delivered in one day. Also stating,
PassivDom is 100% energy-independent and provides itself with the solar energy in any climate. Now you can forget about utility bills and also enjoy the ecologically clean way of life.
It will be interesting to see how the company develops and we look forward to speaking with PassivDom soon.
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Featured image shows a PassivDom house. Image via PassivDom.