Homeless man is first person to ever live in a 3D-printed home in Texas community
I hope I stay here until my last dying days.
Those are the words of Tim Shea, who has come a long way since his days as a homeless man once struggling with heroin addiction. He is now the first person ever to live in a 3-D-printed house, according to the homes maker.
On the outskirts of Austin, Texas, 70-year-old Shea has settled into his 400-square-foot home constructed by 3-D printing. His new home is situated in the Community First! Village site, which is comprised of houses for the chronically homeless.
The 51-acre development has more than 500 homes thus far, including the 3-D variety built by the company Icon, an Austin-based startup.
Shea is among a growing number of seniors in America who have struggled to keep affordable housing. Before his now-permanent 3-D home, he lived in the community in an RV.
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