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This Russian tiny house was 3D-printed in a single day

A 3D-printing company called Apis Cor — tagline: "We print buildings" — demonstrated its large-scale 3D printer with the complete printing of a 400-square-foot tiny house in just 24 hours. The house was built in Russia for a total cost of $10,134, including electrical wiring, plumbing, and fixtures like windows and doors.

The studio-style home has a living space, kitchen, bathroom, and hallway, and Apis Cor says it will be functional for nearly 200 years. The company claims to be the first to develop a mobile printer that can construct entire buildings on-site; previously, printed buildings have been printed in pieces in a factory and assembled at a new location. Watch a clip of the printer in action below. Bonnie Kristian