In the face of an acute affordable housing shortage, Habitat is looking for game changing scalable and affordable home-ownership solutions. The lack of affordable housing in the Phoenix metro is at an all-time high and Habitat continues to explore innovative ways to address the critical issue.
The single-family house has a livable space of 1,722 square feet (160qm). The home is expected to be ready for occupancy in August/September and will be printed with COBOD’s modular BOD2 3D construction printer with a size of 40*50*25 feet (w*l*h). The building is in Tempe, Arizona, and was designed by Candelaria Associate.
“This is really a moonshot opportunity for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona,” said Jason Barlow, president, and CEO of Habitat Central Arizona. “When we consider the housing issues facing Arizona, the need for affordable home ownership solutions becomes clear. If we can deliver decent, affordable, more energy-efficient homes at less cost, in less time, and with less waste, we think that could be a real game-changer. Just think of the implications.”
Henrik Lund-Nielsen, Founder and General Manager of COBOD said: “Our 3D construction technology and printers have enjoyed immense success in Europe, Africa, The Middle East, and Asia. Obviously, due to our long-term cooperation with GE, we have some success with US customers also. Still, we are really pleased that our printers are now beginning to make a stronger inroad into the US construction market. More and more US companies realize that our technology is superior to what local suppliers can deliver. Our printers have done buildings in two US states now and more will follow in the coming months”.