Just a heads-up for those interested in domes… Pacific Domes is having a sale.
“Pacific Domes has discounted inventory covers for sale frames included upon request. New inventory items are 10% off. Used inventory items are 20% off. Prices do not include shipping. Please contact our sales team for official pricing.”
via Clearance Items – Pacific Domes International.
Here’s an unusual approach that combines a couple of building techniques.
“The dome is built from reclaimed and earthen materials and according to Jeffrey ‘this project started with the idea, that if we reduce the amount of space we live in, we are forced to utilize outside space more.’”
Learn more about this Tiny Earthen Dome Home.
Craig has polished up his design concept of putting a foam dome roof on top of a shipping container structure. This hybrid structure would really maximize the strengths of both building techniques.
Foam Dome Homes as a Roof
As someone with a background in ceramics it always makes me happy to find another potter building a tiny house. Most people don’t know this but potters tend to be Jack & Jill’s of all trades because of the diverse set of skills needed to be a ceramic artist. This is totally evident in this concrete block dome house build by Alfred University graduate Peter Roberts.
A Potter’s House
Based in Berlin ZENDOME manufactures the cool geodesic dome pictured here. They are priced a bit on the premium side and not exactly meant to be a year round home but seeing their great photos reminded me of the wonderful advantages of a dome home.
So then I did a quick search for a Ashland, Oregon based dome manufacturer I’d run across in the past called Pacific Domes. These folks make some very nice livable dome kits in addition to the kinds of domes ZENDOME makes. The skins are also textile based but some insulation and weather-proofing options are available. If you’ve often wondered what a small cabin dome home would be like be sure to check out Pacific Domes.
Designed by architect Manuel Villa this little house was built to augment a larger home on the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia. I really like the out-of-the-box design and the idea of a tiny dome home. Photo credit to Manuel Villa. I first spotted this on RowdyKittens.
Geodesic domes are an incedibly efficient way of enclosing space. The tiny prefab home pictured here is 160 square feet and made by Easy Domes Ltd. They sell kits and plans from 160 square feet to 1100 square feet. Dome homes are easy to build and tend to be low cost.
Learn more about these Prefab Geodesic Homes