Ever wanted to print your own house? For free? With WikiHouse you soon can.
Here is the low-down: ‘WikiHouse is an open source construction set. The aim is to allow anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components which can be assembled with minimal formal skill or training’
For more information watch the video below.
Using the WikiHouse plugin for SketchUp, click ‘make this house’ to generate a set of cutting files for your house parts.
The parts can be ‘printed’ from a standard sheet material like plywood, using a CNC machine.
The system does not need bolts. Parts are joined using wedges and pegs. Even the mallets are cut with the house.
Invite friends and family for the ‘barn-raising’. The lightweight frames can be raised by hand, and connected into a house structure.
Panels are then screwed into place. A small team can assemble a single-storey house in about a day.
The chassis is then ready to receive other parts like cladding, services, insulation, and windows.