Rancho Mirage will be the location of the country’s first 3D-printed housing community, which is set to be ready for move-in by early next year, according to the builders.
Beverly Hills-based development group Palari is teaming with Mighty Buildings, a construction technology company based in Oakland, to build 15 eco-friendly homes on a five-acre parcel in the area of Ginger Rogers Road and Key Largo Avenue.
Palari founder and CEO Basil Starr said 3D printing “allows us to build faster, stronger and more efficiently, making it integral to our platform of streamlining home-building process centered on sustainability of construction, materials, and operations.”
Mighty Buildings will provide the 3D-printed panels using a process that eliminates much of the waste associated with traditional homebuilding, according to Alexey Dubov, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer.
“This will be the first on-the-ground actualization of our vision for the future of housing — able to be deployed rapidly, affordably, sustainably, and able to augment surrounding communities with a positive dynamic,” Dubov said.
Each 1,450-square-foot home will be solar-powered and have three bedrooms and two baths, a pool and deck, all on a 10,000-square foot lot. Some homes will also come with accessory dwelling units, for an extra charge.
During the presale stage, home prices will range from $595,000 to $950,000, depending on a variety of available options.
The $15 million project is currently in the entitlement phase, according to project spokesman Trevor Moore. The building process is slated to be “much faster than traditional stick construction,” he said, adding that the community should be completed sometime between next January and March.
The homes will additionally offer a high-tech wellness system by New York-based Delos that improves indoor air quality while providing water filtration and circadian lighting.
Upgrade options will include pergola decking, cabanas, hot tubs, firepits and outdoor showers, as well as EV charging stations.
Palari announced it intends to build similar communities up and down California in the near future.