Austin has a homeless problem.

ICON, an Austin-based startup that makes large scale 3-D Printers to build homes, has a solution.

The company this week unveiled a 3D printed Welcome Center in partnership with Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter to Austin’s homeless population.

ICON constructed the 500 square foot building in less than 27 hours, according to the company. It used one of ICON’s Vulcan II printers, which the company unveiled during South by Southwest at its corporate headquarters last March. Cielo Property Group commissioned the printer to print affordable housing in Austin.

The building is part of Mobile Loaves & Fishes Phase II development for Community First! Village, which rents affordable homes to men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. The next phase adds 24 acres to the development, which now totals 51 acres, which will have a total of 500 homes.

ICON plans to break ground on six more 3D printed homes for the development by the end of the year.

ICON 3D Printing for the Homeless in Austin

ICON, the construction technologies company shifting the paradigm of homebuilding using robotics, software and advanced materials, partnered with Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF), the Austin non-profit widely known for its compassionate service to the area’s homeless community.