3D-printed home

Customisable 3D-printed home that can be constructed in 24 hours | WATCH

PHOTO: Mighty Buildings, based in Oakland, California, is 3D-printing futuristic holiday homes starting from $100,000 that fit in a back garden (left). 

A US technology company is 3D-printing futuristic holiday homes starting from $100,000 (£75,000) that fit in a back garden.

Mighty Buildings, based in Oakland, California, says it can manufacture a 350 square-foot studio unit in less than 24 hours, providing owners a peaceful hideaway or a holiday cabin to accommodate guests.

The firm is offering a variety of units on its website, ranging from a dinky studio to a luxury family home, which are printed with liquid synthetic stone that hardens almost instantly.

The buildings are constructed at the company’s facilities, transported to the customer’s property on a truck and placed in a back garden with a massive crane.

Units could also be leased out by property owners to help tackle the housing crisis, or big companies could also buy them to house employees while they’re looking for something more long-term.