Innovation, technology and partnership - exploring new ways to build affordable housing
Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex is partnering with the University of Windsor and others to research and build the first 3D printed homes for residential use in Canada.
This will be a historic build, the first 3D printed homes for residential use in this country. An emerging technology, 3D printing could be a potentially game-changing solution to the current housing crisis. Over time, 3D printing may increase the efficiency of building, promote housing density, and reduce some costs associated with construction.
This project will result in four units, in a self-contained home – a four-plex design. These homes will be accessible, net zero ready and will comply with local planning and building regulations for residential use.
These homes will be available through our partnership with The Bridge Youth Resource Centre for individuals and couples in need of attainable housing. Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex and the University of Windsor hope to advance the partnership by matching students with Habitat to continue to build on the learnings provided by this funding. This unique build is being partially funded through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Innovation Fund.
As many organizations consider how to tackle the housing crisis, Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex is partnering with the University of Windsor, and others, to research and build the first 3D printed homes for residential use in Canada, to examine the potential impact of this innovative technology. This project represents an innovative collaboration between several important organizations including Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Esex, the University of Windsor, The Bridge Youth Resource Centre, Nidus3D, Invest Windsor-Essex and the Municipality of Leamington.
These homes will be available through our partnership with The Bridge Youth Resource Centre for individuals and couples in need of attainable housing. We anticipate that the 3D printing will take place over the next few months, with a goal of completing the homes in the summer of 2022.
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