Having your very own custom-built home is a dream for many people, but it’s also expensive and time-consuming. Unless you purchase a home from PassivDom, that is.
PassivDom houses are completely off-the-grid, they use solar power for electricity, they don’t require a foundation because they can be placed on any surface, and they are all equipped with a 4-star-hotel standard in mind. Oh – and PassivDom houses are built by robots.
PassivDom uses a 3D printing machine to create the walls, roof, and flooring of their homes. For their modulOne model, this process only takes around 8 hours.
Elements such as windows, plumbing, electric, and furnishings are added by a person. Some things just require a human eye and touch. The Ukrainian company’s homes, when finished, are completely autonomous and have zero need to be hooked up to any external plumbing or electrical systems.
Their smallest model is 410-square-feet, designed for two people, and ranges in price from $64,000 to $97,000.
Each house is equipped with a water system to pull and filter water from condensation in the air. The solar power charges a battery which then powers the home. There is also a greywater filter so sewage is not an issue.
There is also a 775-square-foot model that ranges from $97,000 to $147,000 – designed to house up to four people.
“…There is no need to burn fuel, and so there are no harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Zero level of carbon emissions makes the house absolutely ecological,” PassivDom says on their website.
The smaller model’s living space is open and airy. It features a studio living room, kitchen, and small bathroom.
In just 410-square-feet, the floor-to-ceiling windows help give the illusion of a much larger space. Built-in cabinets span the length of the wall for plenty of storage, while the grained wood flooring gives the modulOne an elegant touch. When finished, the small kitchen will feature a microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
Since the smaller modulOne model does not have a separate bedroom, residents will need to opt for a sleeper sofa or Murphy bed.
Despite the lack of bedroom, when the sofa is in its normal position, there is plenty of floor space for activities and entertaining, or additional piece of furniture. The elements of the wood’s grain throughout provide a rustic feel in the ultra-modern home.
Since PassivDom homes do not require a foundation – they can literally be placed anywhere, on any surface.
“PassivDom can be installed on land of any purpose, even on not “constructible surface”. You can settle down among picturesque forests, in the mountains or on the seaside – where construction is prohibited. You can lease land and then move to any other picturesque place (PassivDom is mobile),” explains their website.
“We should have opportunities to live in nature away from civilization, but have comfortable conditions of a traditional house,” designer Maria Sorokina told Business Insider. “This technology can allow us to live in the woods, on mountains, or on the shore — far away from people and infrastructure.”
Larger models of the home, like the one pictured below, can take up to a month to complete. However, once built – they can be shipped the next day.
PassivDom believes that 3D printing is a cost-efficient and eco-friendly way to build homes that people can actually afford. “Over 100 million people do not have a roof over their heads,” Sorokina said. “It is necessary to build more affordable houses.”
Learn more about PassivDom homes, how they’re built, and how you can get your hands on one in the video below.
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