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Tecla House – the world’s first 3D printed house made of raw earth

This enterprising project from Italy, called Tecla, is the world’s first 3D printed raw earth house. What does that mean? Well for one thing it only took 200 hours to print. For another there was no need to bring any materials on site. They just dug up some earth as the source. Clever eh?

The 60 cubic meter construction is zero emission and ultra low carbon as you’d expect. Inside there’s a typical one bedroom layout, installed in a building the shape of a somewhat elongated onion. It kind of grows on you.  The living room, bedroom and kitchen all come in a rather rough hewn surface covering which looks a bit neanderthal, but hey it’s early technology right? We’re not told of any price or availability but it certainly looks like an interesting project.

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