Apis Cor is solving housing issues for chronically homeless with new, cutting-edge technology.
Apis Cor and Eden Village Wilmington, a tiny home community for the chronically homeless, announced their partnership to 3D print low cost tiny homes today. As partners, Apis Cor and Eden Village are designing and developing tiny homes that meet the non-profit’s goals and specifications.
“We believe Apis Cor’s 3D printing technology is the future of construction. We are working with Apis Cor to design and develop a 3D printed home that can be replicated and makes it possible to provide a private home to a very needy person,” said Thomas Dalton, M.D., Co-Founder of Eden Village Wilmington, N.C. “We can build houses faster, at a much lower cost, and with less waste. Furthermore, 3D printing opens the horizons for alternative and eco-friendly materials.”
Eden Village is a 31 unit, tiny home community specifically designed to provide lifelong, permanent homes, for chronically homeless individuals in Wilmington, North Carolina.
“Eden Village knows exactly what they need to build - from the floor plan to the finishes. We are designing the look and feel for their tiny 3D printed homes inside and out,” said Anna Cheniuntai, CEO and Co-Founder of Apis Cor. “Together we are developing an action plan and long-term roadmap to 3D print an entire village.”
With 3D printing technology there is tremendous room for innovation. The cost of a finished tiny home can be up to 30% less than traditionally built concrete block or wood framed homes.
About Apis Cor Affordable Housing Cooperative Housing Program
Apis Cor launched the industry’s first Affordable Housing Cooperative Program (AHCP) to work with nonprofits and affordable housing developers to develop and build 3D printed homes. Apis Cor and its AHCP Partners design spec homes that fit the organization’s distinct requirements of price, square footage, floor plan, finishes, and other factors. Once construction costs are validated and a long-term plan to replicate and scale the solutions is created, onsite 3D printing will begin.
About Eden Village, Wilmington, North Carolina.
Eden Village is a 31 unit, tiny home community specifically designed to provide lifelong, permanent homes, for chronically homeless individuals in Wilmington, North Carolina. As of today, there are about 100 chronically homeless citizens locally. Eden Village aims to set realistic and attainable goals to make the biggest, most long lasting impact across our beautiful community of Wilmington. Some of the residents of Eden Village include patients of a nearby hospital who are battling chronic illness. Most are treatable, if not curable, but require consistent living conditions to improve treatment results.
The residents of Eden Village are specifically chosen to ensure their personal success, as well as the success of the community and its residents. Each resident will have assigned roles and be required to follow certain rules and regulations to keep them on track for leading a healthy, productive life. The residents will participate in activities such as maintaining the land, home, and natural resources, community garden, apiary, farmers market, and more.