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INSTA-HOME Amazing 3D-printed homes with stunning interiors take 24 HOURS to build

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A BONKERS US company can 3D-print a house and stick it in your backyard for just £75,000.

Mighty Buildings uses a 20ft-high printer stored in a California warehouse to make you a small cottage and ships it to your property on a truck.


Mighty Buildings crafts 3D-printed eco homes
Mighty Buildings crafts 3D-printed eco homes

The building is put together by dripping tiny beads of synthetic stone on top of one another, following a pattern laid out by a blueprint diagram.

It sits in a vacant spot on your property for use as an office space, guest cottage or whatever else you can dream up.

"All you need to do is choose a Mighty Unit, sit back, and relax as we deliver and install your unit for you," Mighty Buildings says on its website.

Compared to new homes of a similar size in California, Mighty Buildings says its 3D-printed sheds cost 45 per cent less to build.

There are multiple designs to choose from spanning in size from one to three bedrooms
There are multiple designs to choose from spanning in size from one to three bedrooms

Buildings can even come with an interior and furniture ready to go
Buildings can even come with an interior and furniture ready to go

The firm apparently takes just 24 hours to construct a 350 square foot home, using 95 per cent less labour than traditional methods.

The technique is also said to be more eco-friendly, producing 90 per cent less waste than a typical build.

Mighty Buildings emerged last month after raising $30million (£22million) in venture capital revenue from YCombinator and others.

It's not the first company to offer 3D-printed buildings: An entire street of the high-tech homes is being built in Mexico.

The buildings can even come with solar panels installed in the roofs
The buildings can even come with solar panels installed in the roofs

However, Mighty Buildings' technology is different as it prints more elements of the house – the dwellings in Mexico, for instance, only feature 3D-printed walls and floors.

As much as 80 per cent of Mighty Buildings' construction process is now automated, according to the company.

The rest, including the windows, plumbing and electrics, is done separately on site.

A "bathroom pod" is made separately by another company and installed later on.

Larger versions of the company's homes can hold up to three bedrooms
Larger versions of the company's homes can hold up to three bedrooms

The home sits in a vacant spot on your property for use as an office space, guest cottage or whatever else you can dream up
The home sits in a vacant spot on your property for use as an office space, guest cottage or whatever else you can dream up

"As soon as you are able to produce not only the walls but also floor and ceiling, that saves a huge amount of hours," Mighty Buildings boss and co-founder Slava Solonitsyn says.

"Specifically labour hours, which are very expensive."

According to the firm's website, prices start around $100,000 (£75,000) for an environmentally friendly, studio-sized apartment.

Mighty Buildings has already delivered two fully-functioning units in San Ramon and San Diego and is currently fulfilling multiple other orders.
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