3D-printed homes provide groundbreaking alternative

It can be costly and time-consuming to build a home. But there is a better way: 3D technology is being used by some construction companies to construct homes.

There are many builders across the country who are now using 3-D printing. It is usually faster and more affordable than traditional construction. Not just for large homes.

One company in Southern California is manufacturing shed-sized dwelling units that you can put up in your backyard.

These 3D-printed structures range in size from 200 to 900 sq. feet and are made of recycled materials.

The printing, delivery and installation of the unit can take up to two weeks.