Most Americans are aware of the global housing crisis. In fact, by the end of 2010, over 26 million people were homeless across the globe, and over 828 million lived in slums. www.vhomeinsurance.com has created an infographic entitled “Home Sweet (Printed) Home” detailing the emergence of a technology that could change the face of housing – 3-D printed homes.

Building a new home today is expensive. Topping out at $260,000, and spanning a six-month building process, the current method for home building is less than optimal. With the rise in popularity of 3-D printing, entrepreneurs are beginning to see a place for 3-D printing in the construction industry. In fact, a Dutch architectural firm is building a 3-D printed building that will be used as a design museum. Additionally, Contour Crafting Technology, developed by a team at the University of Southern California, is beginning the process of creating a system that could build a 2,500 square foot home in 18-19 hours, with a crew of only four workers. This could change the face of real estate by offering affordable, quality housing for a fraction of the cost of a typical home.

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With the 3.5 million Americans who are faced with being homeless each year, 3-D printed homes may prove invaluable. Feel free to like, comment, and share this infographic entitled “Home Sweet (Printed) Home”, brought to you by www.vhomeinsurance.com.