Prefab Dome Homes: What’s the difference between the 16′ Hemisphere & 16’Tall?

When it comes to making a purchasing decision, Pacific Domes’ clients will ask the question, what’s the difference between a 16-ft. (*aka the Nomad Dome) and a 16-ft. Tall (*aka Dome Home)? Let’s take a closer look at some of the contrasting features for both of these prefab dome home sizes by making a side-by-side comparison.

16 ft. Hemisphere (5m) Nomad Dome.

Both dome home kit sizes are portable and cover the same 200-square-foot area. The distinguishing feature is that a 16-ft. Nomad Dome kit has a ceiling height of 8.5-ft. and comes with a zippered-door flap, while the 16-ft.T Dome Home has a ceiling height of 11’ 9” to allow for a pre-hung door opening. The added height for a 16-ft.T dome is achieved by adding an extra row of frame struts to the base of the dome.

Both the Nomad Dome and 16-ft. Dome Home are 2-frequency (2v). Read about ‘Frequencies Explained’ in Pacific Domes Knowledge Base of Customer Support Topics.

16 ft. (5m) tall dome
 16-ft. Hemisphere/5m Dome Specifications
*aka the 2v Nomad Dome
 16-ft.Tall/ 5m Dome Specifications
*aka the 2v 16-ft.T Dome Home
Ceiling height: 8ft. 6in.Ceiling height: 11ft. 9in.
Approx. dome weight: 450 lbs.Approx. dome weight: 630 lbs.
Frame package: 60″ x 18″ x 18″Frame package: 72″ x 20″ x 18″
Cover package: 36″ x 32″ x 25″Cover package: 40″ x 40″ x 30″
Removeable Bay window: Removeable Bay window 
Assembly time: 2-6 hours with crew of 2 or 4Assembly time: 4-8 hours with crew of 2 to 4
Package IncludesPackage Includes
Frame: 1.3″ galvanized steelFrame: 1.3″ galvanized steel
Cover: White Sunshield Vinyl with removable bay windowCover: White Sunshield Vinyl with removable bay window
Doors: 1 zipper door  Doors: Pre-hung door opening
Pre-hung Door Installation Instructions
Ventilation: 1-ventilation roll-up with zipper  Ventilation: 2-ventilation roll-ups with zippers  
Windows: 4-round removable windowsWindows: 6-round removable windows
Anchoring: 3/8″ Shelter anchorsAnchoring: 3/8″ Shelter anchors
Instructions: Dome care & assembly manualInstructions: Dome care & assembly manual

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We hope this comparison between the 16-ft. Nomad Dome and the 16-ft.T Dome Home helps you along your purchasing journey.

Our Customer Support Reps are happy to answer your questions.

Pacific Domes Sales Team