A high-end 3D printed hotel has been unveiled in Todos Santos by Habitas Group. The group has embarked on developing their Todos Santos establishment using a modular 3D approach and hope to have the work completed within 4 months. They hope to have ecologically sustainable property on the 24 acres on the coastal area.
Habitas has earned the name ‘3D printed Hotel Startup’ and it brings together individuals focused on a better tomorrow as they genuinely seek opportunities to connect with each other. They believe the number of people impacted by their work is more important than hotel ratings.
As a spin off from a camp at the Burning Man desert festivals, Habitas has collected $20m to bring their 3D printed hotel idea to new markets in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East following the success with their model in Tulum, Mexico.
According to Oliver Ripley the co-founder of Habitas, “these hotels were established to serve millennials who are mostly looking for social holidays not fancy lobby”. Already it has won support and accolades from several Silicon valley entrepreneurs like Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Justin Mateen the Co-founder of Tinder, Tim Steiner Chief Executive at Ocado online supermarkets, Div Turakhia, an Indian ad-tech billionaire as well as several tech investors namely Maurice Salem, Shervin Pishevar, Mike Novogratz and Jonathan Teo.
The Habitas Model
They envision constructing ecologically sustainable resorts that have minimal footprint on the ecosystem. Because of this they resorted to using 3D printing to come up with the hotel in Todos Santos.
Among their innovative approach is the decision to avoid permanently changing the environment and the off- site production of hotel material. They have built a production factory on Mexico’s East Coast to meet this goal.
Using modular 3D printing, they produce the hotel structures and have them printed at their factory. These are then packaged in containers and transported to the building site. Once they have gotten to the site, these modular parts are then assembled to create the hotel a process that is quicker and much simpler. It’s also environmentally friendly because they use innovative building practices and sustainable materials.
The Todos Santos property should be ready in 4 months and will be run under the Habitas flagship as an experience and lifestyle brand committed to wellness, sustainability, and community while giving new meaning to luxury.