BioHome3D meets year one sustainability, strength and durability goals

BioHome3D, the first 100% bio-based 3D-printed home in the world, proves to be a viable solution to the growing housing crisis after one year of outdoor testing. 

Printed at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), BioHome3D is a 600-square-foot home that was designed to meet Maine State Affordable Housing requirements. It was created entirely with wood residuals, bio-resins and wood fiber insulation. Due to its renewable materials, the home, which includes one bedroom and one bathroom, is fully recyclable and acts as a carbon sink.

During its inaugural year, BioHome3D endured one of Maine’s most volatile weather years, including reported temperatures ranging from 1°F to 105°F, extreme wind storms that caused blackouts throughout the state and a number of snowstorms. It performed very well under rain, snow, temperature cycling and hail.

Sequestering 46 tons of carbon-dioxide for each 600-square-foot unit, BioHome3D stands as a pivotal solution for the construction industry. This technology addresses both operational and embodied carbon, and sets precedents for both sustainable construction material production and manufacturing. 

Learn more about the recent success of BioHome3D and future plans for it on the ASCC website.