A new community of environmentally-friendly 3D-printed homes is being built in the California desert.
Sustainable real estate developer Palari Group is teaming up with modular homebuilding service Mighty Buildings to construct 15 homes along a five-acre plot of land in Rancho Mirage, California, using 3D printing and robotic automation. The $15 million USD project, announced earlier this month, will “create beautiful, affordable, and sustainable homes” with “zero net energy.” Developers say that minimizing the environmental impact is at the forefront of the community’s design strategy and that the 3D printing production process “eliminates 99 percent of construction waste.”
Each solar-powered property will consist of a 1,450-square-foot primary residence and an optional 700-square-foot secondary residence. The mid-century modern homes will also feature a swimming pool and backyard.
Founder and CEO of Palari Basil Starr said that the community is a step forward in “transforming the way we build homes of the future.”
“3D printing allows us to build faster, stronger and more efficiently, making it integral to our platform of streamlining home-building process centered on sustainability of construction, materials, and operations,” Starr said in a press release. (Read more)