5 Tiny Home Ecoliving Spaces for Alternative Lifestyles

“Living Large in a Tiny House Dome even if you’ve never built anything before!” 

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Tiny house living doesn’t mean giving up a living large lifestyle. In simple terms, it means, shifting awareness from the meaning of ‘bigger is better’ to ‘simpler is better’.

“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Tiny home construction has been around on the planet for thousands of years. The reality is that much of the world still lives in small houses.

Green-Building Tiny Home Construction

No one can argue that humans have a major impact on the environment, and you don’t have to look very far to find buzz around the depletion of natural resources and habitable lands these days. The tiny house revolution raises the question, “Does tiny home construction play a role in exerting a light eco-footprint by building sustainably?” You decide – it’s not a one-size fits all response for everyone, yet, it seems to have found a niche as an alternative housing solution.

Arguably, we humans like breathing room and tend to get claustrophobic when confined to small home spaces for prolonged periods of time. Unlike many tiny homes, geodesic-engineered dome homes have very high ceilings by design – they lend an expansive Zen-like ambiance to interior living spaces.


Zen Domes are ideal for those who love the freedom of living life on their own terms – living close to Nature. With more and more digital nomads joining the ranks of the tiny home movement, it’s not likely that this trend will go away anytime soon.

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“Make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or disadvantage to anyone.”  ― Buckminster Fuller

If you are among the growing number of individuals ready to ditch that mortgage for a more liberating alternative housing lifestyle, you may want to learn more about tiny house dome living.

When exploring alternative housing options, here’s a couple of key points to consider:

  • Portable domes travel just about anywhere on the planet. Dome shelters can be found in many remote locations and basecamps because they are suited to all types of terrains, are fully deployable and can be erected in hours with a few hand ratcheting tools.
  • Prefab domes have been built all around the world in a variety of climates and extreme conditions. They are the strongest architectural structures known to man and are ideally suited to extreme environments, such as, heavy snow loads, hurricane winds and earthquakes.
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5 Zen Dome Uses

  1. Glamping Getaways – Glamping represents a growing trend towards responsible earth-stewardship. Glamping eco-hospitality stays are taking the world by storm as more and more people seek to immerse themselves in the beauty of Nature!

2. Guest Homes for Digital Travelers – Hospitality travel home stays are sprouting up all over the planet in response to the Urban Exodus. This fills a niche for a growing number of travelers who are choosing the freedom of working remotely as a digital nomad.

3. Domesteading Domesteading is ideal for those who wish to pursue an off-grid lifestyle. You may have caught the 2021 episode featuring a domesteading family preparing to survive Idaho’s harsh winter snows – “ No Place Like Dome – Dome Sweet Home”?

4. Backyard Studios – Have you grown weary of the long daily commute? Work-from Home Studios offer diverse uses to accomodate your needs for a private work space.

5. Healing DomesYoga & Meditation Retreats offer a welcome respite from the daily grind. With a variety of sizes, features and customized options to choose from, you can create a private healing space for you or your community.


Reputed to be the strongest structure known to man, the modern-day geodesic dome entered the scene during the sixties. Buckminster Fuller, whose vision of domes as dwellings for a sustainable future was later pioneered in 1980 by Pacific Domes of Ashland, Oregon, a futuristic dome manufacturing company.

Before taking the plunge to build your tiny house, Pacific Domes invites you to check out the many benefits a Zen Dome lifestyle offers by browsing through our Knowledge Base.  Visit Pacific Domes online Store and explore our inventory of prefab tiny home DIY kits for sale.

You’re Purchasing a Lifestyle!

Purchasing your prefab Zen Dome kit may turn out to be one of the most sensible and rewarding decisions you’ve made towards enjoying a healthier and happier lifestyle.  Consult with one of our friendly Customer Support Reps today.

Pacific Domes Sales Team