Imagine living in a 3D printed home. It sounds surreal, but 3D printing startups like Mighty Buildings are making this dream a reality.
ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) as Affordable Prefab Housing
With so many affordable options to choose from, Mighty Buildings is unlocking the future with their 3D printed prefab units.
Mighty’s 3D printed homes are an affordable prefab option with a surprising number of benefits.
Don’t let the words “3D printed” scare you. Mighty uses technology that is certified by worldwide leaders in the construction materials industry. Their units meet stringent safety and quality standards.
All of the materials used to create these homes are tested and certified for use in homes. And they have the quality certificates to prove it. So, there’s no need to worry about quality or durability.
Modern Designs with Luxurious Finishes
The units offered by Mighty are created by leading architectural firms. All ADUs come with complete interior finishes, including:
- HVAC systems
- Bathroom fixtures
Units arrive ready for use. Once the necessary sitework is complete, all that’s left to do is hook up electricity and plumbing.
Mighty’s units are designed to be highly durable with low maintenance requirements.
Mighty’s units have energy efficient features, like:
- Programmable thermostats
- Water-saving plumbing fixtures
- LED lights
- Tankless water heaters
- Mini split HVAC units
- Cabon monoxide and smoke detectors
Mighty Buildings are prefabricated, which means that they’re made in a factory with a controlled environment.
Their units are built more quickly and are less invasive than standard stick-built homes.
Some prefab structures can be a hassle to construct. Buying the unit is just the first step. Many manufacturers require you to arrange all of the permitting yourself and to hire your own contractors.
Mighty Buildings offers a turn-key solution, so they’ll take care of the design, permitting and construction of the unit.
The Turn-Key Timeline
Mighty’s turn-key option makes it easy and less stressful to get your ADU up and running. Here’s how the process works:
The first step is to find a design that you love and customize it to your needs. All of this can be done right through Mighty’s website.
Once you’ve chosen and customized your design, Mighty Buildings will have to:
- Perform a preliminary compliance check
- Perform a site assessment
During this stage, an estimated project budget will be created as well as a delivery estimate.
The next step can take 1-2 months. You will sign a contract and pay a $5,000 deposit. This will begin the preparation for your Delivery Roadmap.
Site entitlement services will also be performed, which includes:
- Property survey
- Soil report
- Structural, architectural and MEP drawings for permit purposes
At this stage, the remainder of the cost will be paid: 10% right away, and the remaining cost within 30 days of the permits being issued.
Mighty’s team will take care of submitting the permit applications on your behalf and engage with your county to get the process moving.
During this time, your unit will be fabricated at their factory. You will be responsible for preparing your property for the onsite work.
This stage can take 1-3 months, depending on how much red tape is involved.
Delivery and Installation
The final step is delivery and installation. Mighty will take care of this step, too, which will take about one month to complete.
All of the onsite work will be completed at this time, including the foundation and utility connections.
Mighty will also take care of:
- Truck delivery of the unit
- Installation of the ADU
Altogether, if things go smoothly, the entire process should take 3-6 months.
Conventional construction methods could take up to a year, so Mighty’s ADUs are a much quicker option. With stick-built structures, there are so many variables that can slow the timeline, including weather.
With a 3D printed structure, your home will be created in an indoor, controlled environment.
How Much are Mighty Buildings?
The million-dollar question: how much are you going to spend on your Mighty home?
There are some variables (mainly site work) that make it impossible to estimate the exact cost of your home. But you can estimate the cost of the structure itself with ease.
Here’s a rundown of the base cost of each unit:
- Mighty Studio: $155,000; 350 sq.ft.; 1 bed/1 bath; 25’ x 14’
- Mighty Duo B: $159,000; 700 sq.ft.; 1 bed/1 bath; 28’ x 25’
- Mighty Duo B: $169,000; 700 sq.ft.; 2 bed/1 bath; 28’ x 25’
- Mighty Duo I: $159,000; 700 sq.ft.; 1 bed/1 bath; 49’ x 14’
- Mighty Trio: $185,000; 865 sq.ft.; 2 bed/1 bath; 24’ x 36’
- Mighty Quatro: $235,000; 1150 sq.ft.; 2 bed/1 bath; 24’ x 48’
- Mighty Quatro: $250,000; 1199 sq.ft.; 2 bed/2 bath; 24’ x 50’
- Mighty Cinco: $285,000; 1440 sq.ft.; 3 bed/2 bath; 24’ x 60’
Keep in mind that these are just the base costs. Customizations will cost more.
Mighty Buildings Configurator
The Mighty Buildings Configurator will help you get a better idea of how much your unit will cost.
The Configurator allows you to choose your options and provides a cost estimate along the way.
Let’s use the Mighty Studio as an example. Here are your options:
- Left-aligned or right-aligned (no cost difference)
- Shell color: White, coffee or porcelain (no cost difference)
- Panel color: Caramel or bronze (no cost difference)
- Standard interior features, or custom features (extra cost)
To get custom interior features, you will need to speak to a Mighty Building representative. Standard features in the Mighty Studio include:
- Kitchen cabinets
- Bathroom sink
- Shower base
- Kitchen and bathroom sinks
- Shower door
- Bathroom vanity
- Shelving system
- Cooktop hood
- Gas cooktop
- Washer/dryer combo
Mighty makes it easy to visualize your new space and to go through the ordering process. They can even connect you to financing options if you need them.
The 3D printed homes from Mighty Buildings are the future of home building. They offer a digitalized way to build homes that rival stick-built structures in virtually every way.
For more information, visit MightyBuildings.com