Here at SimpleTerra we are pleased to offer two incredible dome home options that can be used in multiple ways. Consumers have been increasingly intrigued and expressing interest in Dome Home. We have seen customers use them as mountain retreats, AirBnb Rentals and even connecting multiple dome homes together to create a unique single family dwelling! Beyond the general consumer these Dome homes have also been used by the UN, the Red Cross and other organizations around the world to provide shelter and comfort to those affected by natural disasters.
What we love most about this dome home is that it does not break the bank. Take a look at this video of what one of our customers had done to the inside of their dome home.
If other companies had the 1 selling dome house on the market they most likely would get content Not us! Check out some of the features below:.15 Eco Efficient Dome Homes - Eco Luxury Dome Homes
As you can see our Intergalactic Dome House is the most advanced, durable and easy to transport dome house on the market today. Simply put? We improved it because if we are truly dedicated to selling the best items possible we should be looking to improve all of our products constantly!
Take a look at the new weatherstrips, bolts and bolt covers to create a seamless lock for extra strength throughout the frame! From there we also looked to improve the foundation of our dome houses so we created a slightly wider lip on our new models. With this wider lip it allowed us to use adjustable bolts that work on either a deck most commonly used for these dome homes and actual concrete if you know you will not be breaking this dome house down again. I bought the 2 bedroom container home from SimpleTerra for my son and I to live in.
It came fully finished and is perfect. My son loves coming here! Scott H. Thank you so much for the yurt. I am using it as an art studio.
The extra windows have added so much light. I now spend most of my days in there. Fast shipping and my tiny home came in perfect condition. Nothing damaged and it looks great. I have spent a couple of nights in it already and it has been great. Remember me Log in. Lost your password? Check out a few of the features below: Only uses 21 Pieces to create the entire dome shape Is put together in less than 4 hours with just 2 people Almost 12ft tall in the center of the dome home Can withstand over 80 MPH winds!
This could be a great guest house, hunting lodge, or AirBnB addition, check it out. Happy Dad.
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Susan Artful Yogi. Frank World Traveler. Search for:.If I was a teenager that needed some space to myself, I would really like a Dome House out in the backyard. Or as a writer, this could be the solution to all my troubles: who doesn't need privacy! These prefab domes come from International Dome House Co. The material is "expanded polystyrene", that is formaldehyde-free, with measures taken for excellent air circulation.
The company also claims that the walls have high thermal insulating properties, meaning air-conditioning or heating could be reduced, and the polystyrene is "free from rot, rust and termites". What I don't like: plastic. I am a big fan of wood. Here in Japan I currently live in an old-style wooden farm-house, with the traditional tatami mats on the floor. While I could probably use them in a dome home as well, there is a special feeling when walls, ceilings and other parts of the home are made of natural materials.
Having said that, I'd love to try a dome home, maybe as a studio or a meditation room. Ultra-short assembly time. The Dome House can be built by assembling Dome Pieces. Each Dome Piece weighs only 80kg. Since assembly is quite simple, if performed by 3 or 4 people, it takes approximately 7 days to complete a Dome House. Ultra-low cost. The Dome House is simple, since it is a prefabricated building with a small number of parts.
Each Dome Piece is light and easy to carry, making the assembly quite easy. Because the construction of the Dome House requires only minimal manpower and a very short period of time, it is possible to reduce the substantial amount of labor costs.
Environmental measures. Since expanded polystyrene is made only from carbon and hydrogen, casting of expanded polystyrene is extremely clean. Construction of the Dome House does not produce any waste, nor does it involve any deforestation. Do have a look at American Ingenuity Dome Home for details.
Can't get enough TreeHugger? Sign up now and have it sent straight to your inbox. Daily and Weekly newsletters available. Email Address Email is required. Sustainable Product Design.Dome Inc. A search for the most extreme in housing efficiency led to the geodesic dome structure designed by R.
Buckminster Fuller. An engineered dome may be the strongest building design. There are several distinct series of geodesic dome buildings, each designed and engineered to meet specific building codes based on climate, seismic activity, extreme weather events, building purpose and cost.
We have had domes built as classrooms, in museums and universities, as a remote arctic research station, and many single-family residences.
TBOP had been the largest dome manufacturer and builder in the Midwest. Contact us for dome home roof repair or shingle repair today at Give us a call we will be happy to get in touch with you soon.
Dome holds a patent on the Hub Connector for Geodesic Domes. We have designed a superior skylight frame exclusively for dome buildings, and make clear windows in both glass and impact-proof polycarbonate. Standard dome sizes are ready to order, while many custom domes require architectural design and engineering.
We have an on-site dome specialist to expedite dome assembly. Toggle navigation. About Us Dome Inc. NEEM Our Services: Design, Manufacture, Build. Residential Domes, Design Manufacture. Large and Commercial Domes. Recreational Domes. Restoration and Repair. Dome Gallery.First there was foamcretethen there was papercrete and hempcreteand now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is cheap to make, waterproof, fireproof, and DIY-friendly.
At one point, I fell under the spell of domes as a building form, and as I had plans to someday build my own home on some vacant land, I spent quite a bit of time and energy exploring the idea. Geodesic domes sure did look cool, but dang, there are a lot of angles and joints on a geodesic dome house that would not only have to be cut and assembled, but that would also be a potential weak point for water leaks for the entire life of the home, and almost all of the materials would have to come from off-site, so that design was out for me.
A rammed earth home, however, could be built with mostly on-site materials plus a metric boatload of laborbut that technique would work best with walls that were vertical, not curved.
Adobe blocks could be made on-site and built into a dome, and would be an appropriate choice for living comfortably in the southwest, but I wasn't convinced that adobe was the best choice of materials for forming the roof of a dome, even if plastered and sealed. I then really fell in love with Nader Khalili's Fired Ceramic Houseswhich lead me down the path to learning about his SuperAdobe creations and then on to earthbag construction in general, which seemed the most accessible style of all.
In the end, I ended up buying an old adobe home, so I never got any further into building a dome than doing the research, but I still keep my eye out for interesting and low-cost methods of DIY building, and I recently came across this new to me construction material that seems worthy of consideration. DomeGaia's AirCrete homes, which are the brainchild of Hajjar Gibran who happens to be the great-nephew of the poet Kahlil Gibranare made with a foamy mixture of cement and air bubbles, which create a lightweight and low-cost building block that is fireproof, waterproof, and serves to insulate the building.
According to its creator, AirCrete offers a number of desirable attributes for use as a building material for single-storey residences, especially for the owner-builder, among them the ability to cut construction costs "by a factor of 10" when compared with conventional construction.
It offers good thermal and acoustic insulation. It will not rot, warp, or corrode. Unlike concrete which is hard, heavy, cold and difficult to work with, AirCrete is easy to work with. It dries overnight and can be cut, carved, drilled and shaped with wood-working tools. It accepts nails and screws and is easily repaired.
It had good compressive strength to make excellent foundations, subfloors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape. The key to AirCrete is in the foaming agentwhich works to suspend tiny air bubbles in the cement mixture, and a small piece of equipment, a continuous foam generator, which disperses a mix of the foaming agent which can be as simple as an all-natural "high foaming" dish detergent into the cement mixture to be mixed together.
DomeGaia sells a readymade foam generator unit, the Little Dragonand has plans and parts for building your own, as well as selling a Foam-Injection AirCrete mixer. DomeGaia also has building plans for sale for AirCrete domes, and offers day building workshops in Mexico and the Philippines, as well as information and answers to FAQs, on its website. I came across a number of other videos about building with aircrete recently, and then found a UK organization called the Aircrete Products Associationbut it seems to be referring to a different material Autoclaved Aerated Concrete than the DomeGaia version.
Can't get enough TreeHugger? Sign up now and have it sent straight to your inbox.Our complete dome shell kits include connection hardware, riser walls, struts, exterior triangles, the vent system, our construction manual. Along with our triangle interior panels, wide batt insulation, custom triangle skylights, extension framing arches, view cupolas, Marvin Windows, Velux Operable Skylights and other items. We also offer framing kits and connector kits for you to cut out your own dome shell components.
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A Natural Spaces Dome can be uniquely designed for extremely high winds, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods, and fires. Our domes can take the worst that Mother Nature can produce.
Except when you build in the path of the lava flow of an active volcano — Click Here. Working with our consulting engineers, Natural Spaces can provide these services. An extensive but partial listing of our domes by city location. Call or email us if you need comparison domes for selling or mortgage purposes.
So naturally, we have a lot of domes in Canada, starting from View our list from Quebec to British Columbia. With a leaky roof, condensation problems, rotting wood, leaky skylights, the dreaded sagging exterior panels, unhealthy indoor air quality, moldy walls? Leaky domes? Need round furniture? Hard to build? Premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival April 8th, 9th, and 13th,and released in theaters in Meet some dome people who have touched our lives.
At Natural Spaces Domes we continue to carry on designing and fabricating our domes Our facilities have been closed to the public since early March. We are all doing well with the office staff working remotely and our shops continuing to hum with activity.
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This decision was not taken lightly. Our concern for tour-goers, school students, dome homeowners and our staff's safety with all of the close contact that these events require, has brought us to this point. We continue to closely monitor COVID developments in our state, region, nationwide and the global impact, listening to our state and national medical and scientific experts. We do not follow hunches, guesses, and rumors.
We recognize this situation remains very fluid.Before the sun came up on a cold December morning, the crew turned on the four large blowers that were to inflate the structure. They said it should take about three hours to completely inflate, which gave my team plenty of time to set up the four time-lapse cameras, a drone, and several ground video cameras.
Next thing we knew, the roof was up within minutes, including that big heavy ring. We were not ready! Think about this, an entire weather-sealed, full-size gymnasium was completely standing in about 45 minutes! Everyone who signed up will receive a full refund.
There are persuasive arguments that we should be proactive in limiting the spread of the virus. We can either voluntarily choose to sacrifice events and travel now, or the virus will likely force painful restrictions in the future. We choose the former for the sake of our workshop attendees and our staff. Hopefully, if we all work together, we can host the Fall Workshop in September. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We also thank everyone for fighting this pandemic and pray for those suffering from it — may they receive the care they need and recover quickly.
Several Monolithic Dome safe rooms recently made it into the news. A nearly completed safe room in Mississippi was used for the first time as a large storm approached the community. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, opened its new community center and tornado shelter dome. A first responder safe room grant awarded to Covenant Christian School in Texas. A foot diameter by Welcome to the new Monolithic Dome Institute.
The Dome House is assembled from pieces.
The offer for a commemorative plaque always arrives first when a patent is granted. The plaque company usually beats the patent office by a day or two. Now there will be six.Dome homes. Inhe patented the geodesic dome, and while you may not see a lot of on a normal city street, geodesic domes are known to be the most efficient building system available. When compared with a similar sized rectangularly-shaped house, the dome home will have 30 percent less surface area.
Well, just about. When the Loma Prieta earthquake in the Santa Cruz mountains hit init hit 7. Many more were damaged or needed major repair after the aftershocks rolled through.
The only home to survive that quake in the area was an Oregon Dome geodesic dome home, Boothe said, and it was set up as a shelter for local earthquake survivors. Time and time again, dome homes have survived earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes when all other homes were destroyed.
This is what happens to your house in an earthquake. Now try to change the shape of the triangle. The triangle is the strongest shape.
Think of it like a soap bubble. Less surface area equals less lumber— which is cheaper for you all around. The design possibilities are almost endless.
Further, natural openings that occur within the construction of the dome allow for large openings and windows to the outside, letting light in throughout. A dome home is an odd thingcertainly, and you may never see them lining the grid of regular city streets. They will also be made available to the general public. They look amazing. Give those crazy-looking domes a second look, Boothe says. You might be surprised by the possibilities.