Imagine being able to build a home for around $50. A 3-D printer is making that possible.
The world's population is growing, and so is the number of people in poverty who need housing.
These 3-D printed homes use local materials — like mud and straw — which makes them better for our environment. Tests on materials are still being done.
The printer can build about 3 feet's worth of walls per day.
But there are some downsides. For example, the mud needs to be dried in the sun in order to become strong.
3-D printing isn't just mesmerizing to watch — it can get more homes to people who need them most.