PULASKI, Va. – A project to build 3D-printed homes in Pulaski has been delayed.
The company, Alquist, was expected to build 200 3D printed homes in Virginia, with two of those to be built in the New River Valley – making it the largest 3D printing project in the world.
The innovative homes are meant to help with affordable housing in Pulaski by providing a quality home at a cheaper price — about $175,000 to $200,000, 10 News reported.
Construction was set to start this summer, but the company, Alquist, said the rising cost of building materials forced them to postpone construction until the spring of 2023.
Town Manager Darlene Burcham said it’s disappointing, but town leaders are determined to bring more housing to the area.
“We are committed to making sure that we have affordable housing in the town and we’ll keep at it until we accomplish that goal,” said Burcham.
In the meantime, the town will sell the land for other developers to build homes.
You can learn more about Alquist’s 3D-printed homes here.