Community Location: Nacajuaca
- 10 3D homes built in this community
- Plus 90 cinder block homes for a total of 100 homes for families
3D Home Community
Together with our incredible partners New Story Charity, ICON Technology & Echale we’re changing the way that homes are designed and built. Harnessing revolutionary 3D printing technology, we’re part of the team that’s building the World’s first 3D printed community to those in desperate need of safe and secure homes. This community has a combination of 3D Homes and more traditional Eco-Block constructed homes.
We’re so excited to be part of this incredible project that is revolutionizing the construction industry. A portion of the homes are printed by the Vulcan II. The Vulcan II is the first of its kind, 3D home printer, specifically designed to tackle the growing issue of homelessness for vulnerable populations around the world. This marvel of technology is currently printing 500 sq.ft. homes for this community in Tabasco, Mexico.
Once fully proven through this project, the technology will be developed further with the goal of being able to print a 2,000 sqft. home in 24 hours. A further benefit of Icon’s 3D technology is that it uses fewer materials and creates markedly less waste, making it a more economical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional building methods.
0 People Housed
With this first community, the plan used a combination of construction methods to build out the entire community. Revolutionary technology alone cannot accomplish everything, and there are additional homes in this community being constructed with Eco-block construction.
These families were some of the lowest income, highest-need families we have ever served. At the outset of the project, we partnered with local government officials to survey more than 500 families in the area, to identify those with the greatest need. The 10 families in this community have an average median income of $76.50 per month, which is well below the lowest threshold we typically require of families we serve in Mexico. Families in this community work in a variety of occupations, and work often changes based on what is available in each season. Additionally, most of the homes the families previously lived in were prone to flooding because of their proximity to the nearby river, which overflows during the rainy season.
3D homes + eco-block
People's lives will be transformed