Well, despite presuming that I know what hobbits like and dislike in the way of accommodation – I thought this was pretty amazing… one day I want to get one of these 3D house printers! Apologies to any offended hobbits reading this.

Mario cucinella architects and WASP, italian specialists in 3D-printing, have begun the construction of TECLA — a prototype for a 3D-printed habitat. currently under construction near bologna, italy, the project responds to pressing societal issues such as exponential population increase and a lack of affordable accommodation. created using entirely reusable, recyclable materials taken from the local terrain, TECLA is a new circular housing model described as ‘a step-change in the move towards eco-housing’.