airbnb‘s latest one-of-a-kind vacation rental is the fibonacci house in canada, the first fully 3D printed home to be listed on the popular site. realized by dutch company twente additive manufacturing (TAM), the 35 sqm dwelling takes its name from the famous fibonacci sequence, also known as the ‘golden ratio’, which its design is based on. the compact retreat boasts a scenic spot amid the waterfront community of kootenay lake village at procter point in british columbia, where guests can enjoy a quiet stay with incredible mountain views. 

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images courtesy of airbnb and twente additive manufacturing

 

 

when designing the fibonacci house, twente additive manufacturing wanted to pay homage to the beauty found in nature while also showcasing the flexibility of the additive manufacturing methods of 3DCP. built using TAM 3D concrete printers, the structure utilizes a two-leaf cavity wall construction, allowing for thermal insulation and avoiding thermal bridging and condensation in the walls.

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the program comprises an open plan kitchen and living space on the first floor, with a shower room tucked inside the narrowest part of the spiral-shaped floor plan. a mezzanine level reached by a ladder can accommodate two adults and two children sleeping. a covered patio provides an outdoor dining area for dinners and BBQs. there’s also a small garden for guests to enjoy. 

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the house was printed offsite in just 11 days by a concrete printer designed and sold by twente additive manufacturing, meaning a quicker assembly time onsite and lower energy consumption. a total volume of 800,000 m3 of concrete was printed over 20 parts. virtually all the non-cement elements were made using sustainably harvested cedar and fir from the harrop procter community forest, kootenay lake village’s next door neighbor.

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the fibonacci house is available to rent on airbnb from $133 USD per night with a minimum stay of 3 nights. all of the proceeds from the airbnb revenues are being diverted to an affordable homes project by world housing, a charity that’s building what they hope will be the first community in canada of affordable houses built entirely with 3D printing.

 

 

see the construction process in the images below and read designboom’s previous coverage of the fibonacci house here.

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb designboom  

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb designboom

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb designboom

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb designboom

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb designboom

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb

the fibonacci house becomes the first fully 3D printed home on airbnb

 

 

project info:

 

name: fibonacci house

location: procter, british columbia, canada

built by: twente additive manufacturing

available for rent on: airbnb

size: 35 sqm