Florida’s first home built with 3D printing technology moves to Griffin Heights neighborhood of Tallahassee

The very first home in Florida to be built with 3D printing technology now stands in the Griffin Heights neighborhood of Tallahassee. The inauguration of the unique residence took place on October 14.
The exterior and interior walls of the just over 1,400 square foot structure were constructed of layers of concrete, laid by a computer-controlled extrusion head mounted on a large gantry. It’s a construction that, according to Kyndra Light, co-owner of Precision Building and Renovating, is incredibly durable.

“Right now you’re looking at 13 inches of solid steel and concrete. It’s a bunker!” she chuckled.

She added that it is also 20% cheaper than traditional construction methods. This prompted City Commissioner Curtis Richardson to think about more affordable housing in inner city neighborhoods. Like Griffin Heights.

“It’s another tool in the toolbox and we really appreciate them bringing it to Tallahassee and this neighborhood in particular, which is a traditional African-American neighborhood that desperately needs that kind of infusion of new homes.”

A full front view of the house.

On the drawing board is a mini-neighborhood of perhaps 20 3D-printed houses to further reduce the cost of construction through economies of scale.

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