Greek Engineer Builds First Inhabitable 3D-Printed House in Europe



The model of the 3D-printed house. Credit: AMNA

Giorgos Staikos, who grew up in a family of builders and woodworkers in the area around the Greek city of Drama, is building an entirely 3D-printed home in the German city of Beckum.

The 38-year-old claims it would be the first inhabitable 3D-printed structure with two stories anywhere in Europe.

Living in Germany since his teenage years, Staikos works for his family’s construction business, which has been in operation for 27 years.

Always creative and curious, Staikos dreamed of utilizing the amazing boon of 3D-printing technology to create a two-story home.

After the former mayor of his town gave his approval two years ago, Staikos has been designing and planning for his groundbreaking idea.

In less than one year, he was given official permits for the project, and he began to test materials and work with specialists on how best to create the home.

Credit: AMNA

Out of pure passion for his dream, Staikos has purchased all the necessary materials himself, and those working with him on the innovative project are likewise doing so out of their own generosity.

Within the coming days, the first story of the 3D-printed home will be ready, and the whole house will be completed within one month.

While 3D-printed homes have already been created, Staikos stated to the Greek press that they are often uninhabitable, and are simply used as examples of the amazing technology of 3D printing. His, however, will be a fully-functional home.