the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed house on airbnb
The latest unique airbnb vacation rental is the fibonacci house in Canada, the first fully 3D printed house to be listed on the popular site. produced by the Dutch company twente additive manufacturing (TAM), the 35 m² The dwelling takes its name from the famous Fibonacci sequence, also known as the “golden ratio”, on which its design is based. the compact retreat enjoys a scenic location amidst the waterfront community of kootenay lake village in procter point in british columbia, where guests can enjoy a peaceful stay with incredible mountain views.
images courtesy of airbnb and twente additive manufacturing
when designing the fibonacci house, twente additive manufacturing wanted to pay tribute to the beauty of nature while highlighting the flexibility of 3DCP’s additive manufacturing methods. Built using TAM 3D concrete printers, the structure uses a two-sheet hollow wall construction, providing thermal insulation and preventing thermal bridges and condensation in the walls.
the program includes an open plan kitchen and first floor living space, with a shower room tucked inside the narrowest part of the spiral-shaped floor plan. a mezzanine level accessible by a ladder can accommodate two adults and two sleeping children. a covered patio provides an outdoor dining area for dinners and barbecues. there is also a small garden for guest enjoyment.
the house was printed offsite in just 11 days by a concrete printer designed and sold by twente additive manufacturing, which means faster onsite assembly time and lower power consumption. a total volume of 800,000 m3 of concrete was printed on 20 pieces. virtually everything other than cement was made from sustainably harvested cedar and fir from the harrop procter community forest, adjacent to the village of Kootenay Lake.
the fibonacci house is available to rent on airbnb starting at US $ 133 per night with a minimum stay of 3 nights. all revenue from airbnb revenue is diverted to an affordable homes project by world Housing, a charity that is building what they hope will be Canada’s first affordable home community built entirely with 3D printing.
see the build process in the images below and read the previous designboom cover of the fibonacci house here.
Last name: fibonacci house
place: Procter, British Columbia, Canada
built by: twente additive manufacturing
available for rent on: airbnb
Cut: 35 m²