Sepp Hasslberger: 3D Printer Builds Houses from Mud

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Constructing houses out of mud with a 3D printer … this looks like a great advance for getting building costs down to what can be afforded locally just about anywhere!

The world’s largest Delta 3D printer creates nearly zero-cost homes out of mud

The future of affordable (and sustainable) housing may lie with 3D printing. The World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) has unveiled the world’s largest delta-style 3D printer, which can build full-size buildings out of mud and clay for nearly zero cost. The massive BigDelta printer stands 12 meters tall (40 feet), and it’s nearly completed its first house at a cost of just 48 euros so far.  Read more, watch video, see compelling photographs.

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Sep 2

Marcin Jakubowski: Earn 10% for Referrals on Our $75,000 Kickstarter Campaign to Build an Open Source House

OSE MarcinROBERT STEELE: I cannot over-state the importance of the work that Dr. Marcin Jakubowski and his team are doing with Open Source Ecology and the Global Village Construction Set. They have added a plastic recycling and printing machine to the latter. Now they need your help raising the last $8,000 in a $75,000 campaign at kick-starter to build an Open-Source House Tool-Kit, all plans free online. Use the link below to become a referrer, make 10%, and help this worthy project in its final ten days of fund-raising.

https://open-building.kickbooster.me/

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Jul 24

Jean Lievens: Open-Source Toolkit for Home Building Cheap, Easy, and Green from Marcin Jacubowski and Catarina Mota

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Open-Source Toolkit Aims to Make Home Building Cheap, Easy and Green

As open source advocates and newlyweds, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota decided to reinvent the home-building wheel a few years back. In the process, they have been developing an entirely open-source toolkit that makes the design and construction of eco-friendly, off-grid modular housing easier, cheaper, and faster through use of modular designs, rapid-build construction, social production, locally-sourced materials, and open-source machines.

Image of $25K Open Source Starter Home Below the Fold

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Jul 23

Daniel Wahl: Transition Design as Holistic Science in Action

Daniel Wahl

Daniel Wahl

Transition Design as Holistic Science in Action

In the face of the converging crises of climate change, resource depletion, environmental degradation, and unacceptable economic inequality and suffering – particularly in the global South – designers everywhere are called to assume a deeper responsibility for the impacts of their work. Designers are finally stepping up to the challenge that David Orr so aptly described in The Nature of Design (link is external). We are challenged to “redesign the human presence on Earth.”

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“to make the World work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”

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Jun 30