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ApisCor 3D Printed a House in 24 Hours for $10,000

After finding this video on Facebook, I had three of our awesome readers send in this amazing tip: A 3D-printed house that took just 24 hours to build and cost only $10,000!


Yes, it’s real. Apis Cor, a Russian company, doesn’t build homes — they print them. Their model home has a very unique design, but the technology is also capable of printing concrete homes in a traditional style. What’s most fascinating is that this home was not printed in pieces — it was printed as a whole, intact home (minus windows/roof).

This could revolutionize the building and construction market, and change the affordability of homes for the better.  Oh ya, and if that’s not cool enough, Apis Cor says they want to be the first to build on Mars!

Be sure to watch the whole video and be mesmerized by the future in action.

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ApisCor 3D Printed a House in 24 Hours for $10,000

Images via Apis Cor

Related: 450 Sq. Ft. Concrete Block Tiny Home


Images via Apis Cor

Apis Cor: First Residential House Has Been Printed!

Cost Breakdown:

  • Foundation, $277
  • Walls, $1624
  • Floor and roof, $2434
  • Wiring, $242
  • Windows and doors, $3548
  • Exterior finishing, $831
  • Interior finishing, $1178
    (incl. suspended ceiling)
  • TOTAL $10134

Obviously this doesn’t include labor costs or the cost of a 3D printer, but still! Pretty amazing.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.




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  • Bill Burgess March 9, 2017, 11:04 am

    As a site built, this would allow large scale senior housing at minimal coast and allow serious design possibilities. I wish the vid had shown the electrical systems install and some earthquake data as I am sure there will not be ANY of the USA not effected by fracking quakes within two years. This type of construction would be VERY competitive with Manufactured Housing and allow homes wherever roads go and even primitive sites. On Slab foundations have a lot of advantages in warm climates.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 10, 2017, 7:00 am

      Yes it’ll be cool to see more things about it soon and see how it works 🙂

  • Claude March 9, 2017, 11:04 am

    A printed house, who would have though this possible not long ago? Would love to see that in person, I am a sceptic on these new technologies…

  • david March 9, 2017, 11:41 am

    Wow, people invented a new technology that makes builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and the like unemployed. The whole building industry jobless. What an achievement, lol.

    I am not criticizing this company though. It’s a great invention and can bring housing to the poorest, like another commenter said.

    For me personally it’s not though: I wouldn’t ever live in a house built with toxic fiberglas components.

    • Janet March 9, 2017, 12:55 pm

      David, David, David – Building a THOW YOURSELF, is eliminating the work of carpenter, electricians, plumbers as well! Building a THOW YOURSELF, is not contributing to the workforce either. You are buying supplies from the cheapest stores possible so your THOW will have the lowest price possible. We all want to save money, have the smallest carbon footprint, but you seem to get hung up on Russia, Russia, Russia. If this 3D printer were in the United States, I think you would have had a different perspective on the whole project.

    • Tom March 9, 2017, 9:55 pm

      David that is not totally true. Yes some will have to do the electrical in this house as it is still required along with plumbing and carpenters can install the floor and other things but they will have to adapt. Not all houses use carpenters.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 10, 2017, 6:59 am

      Unfortunately, David, that’s the way technology goes. Think of the telegraph and telephone operators, the carriage-drivers, the weavers — it’s sad, yes, but it’s also nothing new.

  • Kevin March 9, 2017, 11:51 am

    3D concrete printing has been around for a few years now. Someone even 3D concrete printed a castle a few years ago. And Madrid installed a 3D concrete printed bridge last year.

    As for Mars… Well, considering that no human has set foot on the Moon for over 40 years, and a Moon base is a pretty important first step before anyone considers long term Martian settlements with construction, I think a Mars settlement is pretty much out of the question in the next half century. Concentrate first on the Moon. But even there, Lunarcrete — the hypothetical concrete for building on the Moon — has its own technical issues to consider.

    • Gigi March 9, 2017, 1:19 pm

      The late Nader Khalili was an Iranian-born architect who established Cal-Earth in Hesperia, CA. He developed his Super Adobe system in 1984, in response to a NASA call for designs for human settlements on the Moon and Mars. This is the famous earthbag technique. Khalili was a poet and a visionary as well as an architect. In 2003 while living in California I had the opportunity to visit Cal-Earth and meet him. He spent hours with our little group explaining how his technique could be used for emergency shelters, homes for the poor, and mainstream homes. His buildings are earthquake-proof.
      I encourage anyone interested in eco-building to read “Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own” and to visit the Cal-Earth website.

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 10, 2017, 6:52 am

        I really love earth bag homes too! They are a great idea.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 10, 2017, 6:56 am

      It’s true, but if you watch the video this is one of the first 3D printers that’s easily portable, so that’s what’s making it remarkable. It will cut costs a lot and is easily used.

  • Lou March 9, 2017, 12:10 pm

    Wowza. I want one.

  • Kelly March 9, 2017, 3:19 pm

    Awesome new technology.
    Great way to increase affordability for homes.
    Looks like the construction industry should go back to school to learn the mechanics of 3D printing if they want to stay competitive and employable in the future.

    What’s up with the neverending math test captcha?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 10, 2017, 6:45 am

      Yes it looks like it’s time to adapt with the changing times in many ways. And it keeps spam bots from commenting, which makes my comment-monitoring job much easier haha.

      • Kelly March 10, 2017, 11:31 am

        The only problem was that the Captcha lacked a “submit” button. I kept reloading to see if it would come up, then I just hit “enter.”
        You must have been doing a good job before deleting the spam because I never saw any. *applause*

        • Alex March 10, 2017, 3:00 pm

          I’m removing the Captcha from comments (it was a mistake didn’t mean to have it enabled for comments!)

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN March 9, 2017, 4:32 pm

    If in fact this house only costs just over $10,000.00 it is with out doubt the most remarkable technological innovation of the new millennium yet to be seen….! It could mean housing for almost anyone in need of housing, and emergency housing for those who have been effected by many a situation, such as natural climatic events.. Very impressive, and truly a miracle of technology yet to come…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 10, 2017, 6:39 am

      Exactly what I was thinking. It will revolutionize housing once the 3D printer technology is affordable enough! That’s the only thing they didn’t factor in, and I’d be interested to know after how many homes you’d break even.

      • Tom March 11, 2017, 12:58 am

        They also did not factor in the labor involved. Yes it is reduced but it will be well worth training the extra carpenters how to operate the machine.

  • gale March 9, 2017, 5:51 pm

    Too cool. I really like it.

  • Kathy March 9, 2017, 6:53 pm

    Every time I see a new (well new to me anyway) use for 3-d printing I get excited. There’s never enough decent housing for the homeless. I am thinking such inexpensive housing could be erected in empty lots in the inner cities where homeless people look for other services. And don’t even get me started about how 3-D printers operated by robot could be sent ahead of astronauts to erect shelters, make tools, and machinery on the moon or Mars. I hope I live to see it!!!

  • Michael March 9, 2017, 7:34 pm

    Its amazing what new technology can achieve.
    I think its time to overcome the expensive traditional way of home construction. Car manufacturer are using computerized processes for a while already.
    It seems to me that a similar thing can be done in the construction business.
    We simply can’t afford expensive labor and longer time frames to erect structures anymore.
    Together with downsizing it may be a way to make housing affordable again and to be independent from expensive mortage which cut off so much from enjoying life during the best years to do so.
    Beside that it seems to me a good solution to provide shelters after natural disasters quickly without high shipping costs and with more than a temporary touch.
    Downside, it doesn’t create jobs.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 10, 2017, 6:27 am

      Yes I agree! I was both so amazed by the technology and saddened about how it will change jobs, however, that’s the way technology goes. And the relief in disaster situations was my first thought.

    • Kelly March 10, 2017, 12:03 pm

      They will still need plumbers, electricians, painters, and roofers. They will need people to operate the printer and technicians to maintain it as well as programmers to create the different floor plans. There will be new jobs, but they will require additional training and/or education just like the automated car manufacturing operations.
      This is the new Industrial Revolution, and just like the Industrial Revolution, the Technology Revolution will require some adjustments by those directly affected by it.
      Personally, I find it exciting and I love all the possibilities that this house represents.

  • Melissa March 11, 2017, 8:41 pm

    There are so many people I wish we were still around to see this! Blown away! I bet this post gets you the longest running dialogue in the history of tiny house talk.com !!!! 👍🏻

  • ROSEE March 13, 2017, 12:59 pm

    Another great idea of a circular home, different from a yurt! Hope they make the roof slanted for water drainage!

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