Home & Design | March 13, 2017 9:00 am

This House Can Be Built in 24 Hours. It’s Also Zombie-Proof.

If there were ever a time you'd need a house in 24 hours ...

Russian and Ukraine aren’t only battling it out in international court about treaty breaches, they also seem to be duking it out over who can build a better 3D-printed house in a 24-hour period.

Days after a Russian printer churned out a home in a day, a Ukrainian challenger claiming it can spit out a 3D-printed house that can be assembled in 24 hours called PassivDom has emerged.

Dubbed the modulOne, the self-sufficient home generates heat and manages its power supply with energy provided by roof-mounted solar panels and requires no gas or water hookups. Due to their lack of utility requirements, the homes can be assembled anywhere with enough room and come move-in ready with everything from kitchen appliance to wine glasses included.

3D House (6 images)

Wired up for IoT connectivity and controllable via a smartphone, the eco-home is constructed from a combination of aluminum, carbon and fiberglass and the entire thing is 100% recyclable. “Thermal characteristics are high enough to use 20 times less energy than an ordinary building,” PassivDom founder Max Gerbut told TechCrunch. “That’s why it is possible to realize full off-grid autonomy in a cold climate without complex and expensive engineering heating system.”

It’s also worth noting that they offer a variety of “packages” depending on your lifestyle, from the Comfort, which comes with a fireplace, terrace and home theatre, the Tamagotchi, a smart-house with a dedicated app to control different features, and the Zombie Apocalypse, which comes with, among other things, a perimeter alarm system, extra toilet paper storage and a bible.

For the super-curious (and those willing to travel to Ukraine), PassivDom is offering test stays in the $64,000 homes.