LUCAS: 3D Printing of Houses Adds Innovation to Address Our Housing Crisis

As we at Sunshine Initiative work to revitalize our small towns and communities, we are always looking for the latest and most innovative approaches that can solve important challenges and advance our communities. With that in mind, we are excited to sponsor a visit to New Hampshire by Zach Mannheimer, CEO of Alquist 3D. Zack and his team are leaders in the US when it comes to 3D printing houses – they have just released the first 3D printing house in the country for Habitat for Humanity. CNN and Fox News recently noted the amazing work of Alquist 3D.

These 3D ladies are awesome. The first was built in just 22 hours, and the cost was 15 percent less than the cost of a traditional house built on sticks. And the company expects to increase this cost advantage to “30 percent less” in the near future. Houses are built of cement, therefore, cheaper than lumber, and requires only a team of 3-4 people. What’s more, it’s very impressive that after construction the cost of energy is 50 percent less than that of a traditional home.

Later this week, the Sunshine initiative invited Zack to make a presentation at the Manchester Factory, which was recently beautifully restored by Liz Hitchcock and her team, the Willow Factory. On Friday, February 25, he will address a group of people interested in resolving our housing crisis. The event will bring together stakeholders representing representatives of business, government, nonprofits and professional services.

Here’s what Zack says about Alquist 3D:

“We bring new vitality to small communities by creating affordable, sustainable, innovative homes. Using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, Alquist helps raise economically troubled and underserved communities by reducing the cost of building single-family, multi-family, apartment and older homes needed for their lives.».

We at the Sunshine Initiative are very excited for Zack to join us because his mission is so well aligned with our recovery efforts that are now gaining momentum in Laconia, Rochester and Manchester’s West Side, in addition to our progress in Newport. When communities experience economic hardship, they usually also suffer from “poverty of hope”. That’s why the Sunshine Initiative along with Alquist 3D is excited to work together to bring positivity and hope to the community across New Hampshire in the form of new 3D printing houses.

Please join us on Friday, February 25thth noon at the Willow Factory, 252 Willow Street in Manchester to take part in this amazing presentation. Meanwhile, you can also enjoy viewing links to videos that share Alquist’s wonderful story and 3D printing:

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