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Homeless man now lives in stunning 3D printed house [Video]



  • Tim Shea, a 70-year-old former heroin addict who lived in an RV, now has a “very warm” home.
  • Tim’s house is a stunning 3D printed house in Community First! village in Texas.
  • Community First! is a “master-planned community” providing permanent housing to homeless people.

“It’s just a miracle to me to be living there in a house this beautiful.” These are the words of Tim Shea, a 70-year-old man who once never had a place to live in, but now relishes every homey moment in his “comfortable” nest.

Photo Credit: ICON

Besides this significant change in his life, what’s more amazing is that Tim’s house is made of fascinating technology — he was the first person in the world to move into a 3D printed home!

“When I found out I’d be the first person in America to move into a 3D-printed home, I thought it was pretty awesome,” Tim told New York Post. “The very people I used to run away from, I’m running to. If you’ve been on both sides of the fence, you know some people just need a little encouragement and support.”

Tim’s house, which is in Community First! village in Austin, Texas, exhibits proprietary 3D printing technology, cutting-edge materials, and a specific type of concrete by ICON, the company revolutionizing homebuilding.

Its CEO and co-founder Jason Ballard said that concrete “is going to last a lot, lot longer than most conventional building materials.”

Photo Credit: ICON

Community First! is a “51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness.”

The ICON-printed concrete tiny houses like Tim’s — each 400 square feet — are part of the neighborhood. Each house showcases a bedroom, a bathroom, a full kitchen, a living room, and a porch.

With house features as these, Tim could be definitely right when he said that the house gives him so much comfort and some sense of pride.

“I feel like I am embraced in this house. There are no tight corners, it’s rounded, it feels like it envelops me. I just love sitting in there and looking at the interior of it. It’s just a very comfortable, very warm, welcoming place, and I am so proud to be living in it,” said Tim, a former heroin addict who used to live in an RV.

Photo Credit: ICON

Never did he reckon, even in his wildest dreams, that he could be living in such a beautiful home as this.

“I could never have imagined from where I came from that I would ever have this beautiful place to live in. It’s just a miracle…” was all Tim could say.

Source: Tank’s Good News