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The startup Mighty Buildings is capable of 3D-print houses in 24 hours thanks to a 20-foot-high printer inside a warehouse in Oakland, US. Unlike other similar companies, Mighty Buildings is using a different process that can print more elements of the house, like roof and ceiling, which saves both time and money.
According to the startup, by automating more of the construction process the houses can be more affordable and compared to other houses in California, Mighty Buildings’ houses can cost as much as 45% less.
Not only that, these houses are less expensive to build compared to other factory-built constructions. Mighty Buildings also uses a single material to build a wall unlike other companies who use a dozen different materials. Not only does this reduce waste, it can also help make the homes more energy efficient due to the single-material walls reducing thermal leakage.
The startup can build a range of different sized houses like for example studio houses as well as two or three bedroomed ones. Their focus lies however on creating accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in California backyards.
"Because we’re building homes for people to live in, we’ve been very deliberate in carrying out our vision to make housing better. This isn’t software that can be debugged on the fly," says Slava Solonitsyn, the CEO and co-founder of Mighty Buildings to Dwell. "We’re now ready to scale our production with full confidence in our certifications and code compliance of both our material and technology."
"With a strong foundation in robotics, manufacturing, and sustainability, the Mighty Buildings founding team knows the different facets of the issues that face modern housing," says Eric Migicovsky, Partner at Y Combinator to Dwell. "Accessory dwelling units are just the start in further building out their unique approach to building."
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