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3D-printed homes built while you sleep

How do you fix a housing shortage? Well, two California based companies have a unique solution; 3D-printed homes. 3D printing in the desert

Sustainable real estate development organisation Palari has paired with construction technology company Mighty Buildings to provide fifteen 3D-printed, eco-friendly homes on a five-acre patch of land in California’s Coachella Valley.

The move is an attempt to address California’s housing crisis, as the state needs between 1.8 to 3.5 million homes by 2025 in order to keep up with the projected population growth.

You can print a house?

In a large warehouse in Oakland, California sits a collection of 3D printers the size of small garages. It is here, at Mighty Buildings headquarters, where the magic happens.

With the ability to automate up to 80% of the construction process, most of the houses are built overnight while employees are asleep.

The material used to construct the buildings sets almost immediately, meaning that the various components, like the roof, insulation, and exterior features can be printed all in the same process.

Because of this, Mighty Buildings asserts that they have cut down on labour hours by 95% and produces ten times less waste than traditional construction methods.

3D printing at Amey Plastics

A project of this scale cements the value of 3D printing and the validity of it as a solution for a huge scope of problems.

While we don’t produce homes (yet), our skilled team of CAD designers can produce a wide variety of extremely precise 3D printed products, from high precision prototypes to one-off products and much more.

We can test and prototype your idea, taking something that could begin as a rough sketch to concept, and then all the way to the finished product.

You can see a selection of the products our team has produced here. If you have a project you’d like our assistance with, you can contact us today by calling 01730 266525, or emailing us at

You can find out more about the services we have available here.


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