For the first time ever, a 3D printed house is listed on Airbnb
For several years, Airbnb has been one of the favorite choices for tourists when going on vacation. The platform, which allows individuals to rent their apartment or house, is so successful that it is now considered a digital giant, like Netflix and Uber. The platform is also known for its niche and exotic home rentals; from treehouses to boathouses and everything. Today, for the first time, a 3D printed house is rented on Airbnb. Known as “Maison Finobacci”, the house is located in Canada and can accommodate up to 4 people. In partnership with World House, the 3D printing service Twente Additive Manufacturing (TAM) designed and 3D printed the building.
As you may know, Maison Finobacci takes its name from the famous mathematical sequence in which each term represents the sum of the two preceding terms. As far as this building goes, the house takes the shape of a spiral, much like the logarithmic spirals found in nature. With an area of 28 square meters on the ground, the house has a furnished kitchen, a living room, a mezzanine, and a bathroom. Located in British Columbia, a Canadian province, the house is in the heart of the countryside and offers its tenants the opportunity to experience Canadian landscapes, mountains, forests and beaches.
Construction of the Finobacci House
In total, it took the Dutch printing service an impressive 11 days to print Maison Finobacci, which consists of 20 elements 3D printed from the material Laticrète. As for the two spiral columns of the patio, each measuring 4.5 meters, TAM used two materials from Baumit. At this time, the printing department has not disclosed the machine used to build the house. However, the company explained that 3D concrete printing allowed it to build affordable housing with complex geometry, while using minimal materials.
In addition, in partnership with the World House Organization, Twente Additive Manufacturing aims to 3D print affordable housing for people with difficulty finding housing. With its ability to create homes quickly and inexpensively, additive manufacturing has the potential to become a key tool in responding to the housing crisis, which is affecting countries around the world.
What do you think of Goe Additive Manufacturing 3D printing Finobacci House? Let us know in a comment below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Don’t forget to sign up for our free weekly newsletter, with all the latest 3D printing news delivered straight to your inbox!
Cover photo credit: Twente additive manufacturing