Florida’s first 3D printed house is being built in Tallahassee

Nathan Law

A new way to build houses has come to Tallahassee: Florida’s first 3D printed house began construction in the Griffin Heights neighborhood Thursday morning.  “I have to keep pinching myself,” said 39-year-old Kyndra Light, the co-owner of the company behind the project Precision Building and Renovating. “I can’t believe it’s actually […]

A new way to build houses has come to Tallahassee: Florida’s first 3D printed house began construction in the Griffin Heights neighborhood Thursday morning. 

“I have to keep pinching myself,” said 39-year-old Kyndra Light, the co-owner of the company behind the project Precision Building and Renovating. “I can’t believe it’s actually happening.”

Together with her husband James Light, the two have been searching for innovative ways to bring affordable housing to people in need —  and that’s where the “printer” comes in. 

Kyndra Light, a co-owner of Precision Building & Renovating, posing with a model of the 3D printed house that is expected to be completed by Friday.

After purchasing a plot of land in the Griffin Heights neighborhood, the couple reached out to Printed Farms, a Florida startup that has access to the Danish manufacturer COBOD’s construction 3D printer, to head the innovative project. 

Work began Thursday on a plot of land in northwest Tallahassee area and is expected to finish by Friday. The automated printer can lay up to two feet of wall a day.

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