With an asking price $599,300, the first 3D-printed Tampa Bay home is up for sale.
Click, Print, Home, a Tampa-based startup, teamed up with Compass Florida, a real estate brokerage, to list the three-bedroom, 2-bathroom home located at 7509 S Shamrock Road, Tampa.
Once a buyer signs on, construction will take about six months from start to finish, said Click, Print, Home’s founder and president, Matt Gibson. That’s roughly half the time it takes to build a traditional home.
Gibson indicated that he believes the technology has the potential transform Florida’s construction sector and increase Florida’s housing supply.
Alquist 3D, a Iowa-based company, will supply the 3D printer. Robotic arms from the 3D printer will layer concrete to create the home’s structure. This method is much more accurate than human labor and reduces material waste by around 95%.
It will also be four times stronger than typical concrete homes. “This is going to be so much more resistant to wind, water and termites, which is huge for Florida,” Gibson said.
Gibson stated that if the project succeeds, he would love to create a whole community of 3D-printed houses. He mentioned a Texas-based project of the same nature.
“This is the most efficient way to build a home,” he said. “It’s just a matter of time until this is the only way.”