Off-Grid Geodesic Dome House FAQ’S

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If you’re drawn to an ecoliving lifestyle and love the idea of being immersed in nature, then you’ve come to the right place to explore off-grid geodesic dome houses. You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) around prefab dome home construction to help you decide whether dome life is for you.

Geodesic domes have been called  the strongest and most efficient shelter known to man. Dome homes offer a number of features and advantages over conventional structures – and, they’re easier on your pocketbook, too.

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Ecoliving domes are naturally more energy efficient when compared to standard housing, due to unobstructed interior and exterior air flow.  Designed for optimal ventilation, domes make best use of the sun to keep your shelter warm in the winter and cool in the summer by maximizing prevailing breezes.  

wind and weather resistant

Due to its aerodynamic design, the geodesic dome is able to  withstands Nature’s extremes. 

Dome studies have shown a 30% and higher energy savings, over comparable-size traditional homes. Due to unobstructed interior and exterior air-flow, geodesic domes enhance ambient air and prevailing breezes, making them naturally energy efficient.

Specifically, a dome home is energy efficient for the following reasons:

  • Its decreased, spherical surface area requires less building materials that obstruct air flow. This means that exposure to cold in winter and heat in summer is decreased, due to less surface area per unit of volume.
  • Extreme wind turbulence is lessened because winds contributing to heat loss flow evenly around the dome.
  • The concave interior, with the help of return air ducts, creates a natural airflow, allowing hot or cool air to flow evenly throughout the dome. The dome’s surface acts like a giant downward reflector that concentrates interior heat, preventing radiant heat loss.

Prefab Dome Homes for Off-grid Living

Inflation-proof off-grid dome living offers an affordable alternative lifestyle to high-priced mortgages. They are portable, lightweight and easier to construct when compared to standard homes. Dome home kit sizes are scalable from tiny house shelters to mega-sizes – and, with the recent evolution of space-age materials, they hold the prospect to create permanent structures, as well.

Using Nature’s Design to Build

Bucky Fuller’s geodesic dome closely mimicked nature’s design in the spider’s web, which can float in a hurricane because of its high strength-to-weight ratio. The same subtle blueprint of creation found everywhere in nature, is visible in the many varied geometrical patterns and frequencies of dome design.

Saving on materials and cost, geodesic domes utilize Bucky Fuller’s ‘doing more with less’ principle; in that, they enclose the largest volume of interior space with the least amount of surface area.  When a dome’s diameter is doubled, it quadruples its square footage, producing eight times its volume. 

Here’s what one Dome owner had to say…

“Sixteen years ago, I started the process of shedding my 4000 square foot home and have worked towards exchanging it for my current 280 square foot dome home. In doing so I have become free. I have become free of worry, free from being a part of the madness called consumerism; and, free from the “system”.

Off-grid living in a Dome

When you live in a small space it frees your pocketbook from being emptied on a monthly, weekly, daily and sometimes spontaneous basis. When you don’t have the space to store all the old items, you start thinking more clearly about what are the things that you truly need in your life. You have the time and resources to now think on the important things in life.” ― Scott

Embracing a New Vision for Human Settlements…

There’s a new vision for human settlements as we awaken to our interconnection with life on this planet, walking in balance with natural law.  We can collectively begin to live as responsible stewards to this planet we call home

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Whether constructing a simple geodome tent or a complex off-grid dome house, utilizing the subtle blueprint of creation, we can build a home that truly supports us.  Sustainable dome dwellings nourish and recalibrate our natural environments, allowing us to experience natural states of harmony in our daily lives.

Designing Your Off-Grid Dome House

Whether you’re looking for a temporary shelter or a more permanent ecoliving building solution, you’ll want to get started on your journey by watching the 5-part “How to Build a Dome” video series.

Ecoliving Dome Homes for a Sustainable Future

From the Chilean peaks of Patagonia to the Australian Outback, Pacific Dome Homes are changing the way people connect with their environment. We invite you to browse through Pacific Domes Knowledge Base of How to Guides to learn more about ecoliving geodesic dome homes.

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