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.
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.