A home made almost entirely by a robot is now for sale in the Port Tampa neighborhood.
Located at 7509 South Shamrock Rd.
, the home is currently in pre-construction and will be built by Tampa-based startup Click, Print, Home (CPH-3D). Designed by San Francisco architect Keith Plymale, the home will be the first 3D-printed concrete home in Tampa, says CPH-3D.
Using zero wood for the structural elements of the home, the company partnered with Iowa-based 3D printing outfit Alquist to use what's called a COBOD "BOD 2"
3D concrete printer, which essentially layers "concrete ink" into the steel-enforced walls.
"3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) also known as additive manufacturing, utilizes an automated process of seamlessly layering concrete via robotic arms and technology," says the listing, "creating a solid, monolithic and impressive structure, while also minimizing waste up to 95%."
As of now, CPH-3D homes come in either a one or two-story layout, but this particular one features 1,521-square-feet of living space, as well as three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also comes with 10-foot ceilings, a 12-foot glass pocket door in the dining room, hurricane windows throughout, and a curved guest bathroom, which according to the listing is "cylindrical and doubles as a safe-room in the house for tornadoes or other adverse conditions."
The home is currently asking $599,300.
This isn't the first 3D-printed home in Florida
, but the company says it's the first luxury 3D-printed home in the state and just the second in the nation.
"This is a luxury housing product designed to shrug off Florida’s traditional housing adversaries- wind, water and termites," says Matt Gibson, Founder and President of Click, Print, Home - 3D. "With the partnership with Alquist 3D, it will allow us to can maximize efficiencies, minimize waste and deliver a luxury product that is sustainable and most importantly, scalable. We are going to take this construction automation process to the next level and start printing subdivisions."