The Urban Garden DIY Grow Dome: Building a Sustainable Lifeboat

Our industrial model has resulted in consumers living in a very linear way, where we basically take, make, use and dispose. What if we could design in a more circular manner?” ― Space 10

The Urban Garden Grow Dome is designed to create a small oasis in urban settings where space comes at a premium, such as backyards and roof-tops. Standing tall and optimizing growing room, the geodesic garden grow dome empowers people to produce fresh fruits and veggies within reach of their dinner table.

The garden grow dome kit design focuses on making assembly easy and intuitive for just about anyone equipped with some simple ratcheting tools. Modern pre-fabrication makes it a snap for you DIY folks out there to convert ordinary spaces into lush edible gardens in a sustainable, digitally controlled environment that’s fun and easy to maintain.

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Bringing Nature back through living, breathing architecture re-introduces a sense of well-being into one’s living space and supports natural states of harmony.

Ikea setBuild Your Own Garden Grow Dome
Once you’ve erected your free-standing geodome, you’re ready for the next exciting step, to construct the inside of your Growroom. Dome kits typically ship within 4-6 weeks, so it’s always an option to build your Growroom while waiting for shipment of your Grow Dome Kit to arrive. You can build your own Growroom in 17 easy steps by following instructions and downloading the cutting files for free right here.

All you need to construct your very own urban garden is 17 sheets of plywood, a rubber hammer, and access to a space with a CNC milling machine or laser cutter. The spherical Growroom measures approximately 9.2 x 8.2 feet and features 5 tiers on which to place planters filled with all kinds of plants, herbs and vegetables.

Space 10 is on a Mission to Design a More Sustainable Way of Living.
The Growroom has a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means that the design can be shared, copied and built upon without asking permission and that Space 10 does not take responsibility for your safety.  The only condition is that you credit the original work to Space 10 and architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Londholm, throw in a link and indicate if any changes have been made.

Ikea setSpace 10 Would Love to Hear from You… Please show your appreciation and give Space 10 a quick kudos on Instagram: @space10_journal, #SPACE10Growroom or shoot them an e-mail at:

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What’s a Sustainable Lifeboat™?
Sustainable Lifeboat™ is a generic food production farm model using drip irrigation systems for water conservation. The concept was initially researched and developed by feeding proven water saving products, through drip irrigation, to facilitate with growing of alternative food crops and herbs. This method expanded to include organic weed control and chicken farming, etc.

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A 16 foot and 20 foot greenhouse dome in Canada
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Author, researcher and founder of Sustainable Lifeboat™ Dr. Richard Alan Miller travels North America conducting ‘Urban Survival Skills Workshops’ with his co-instructor Mat Stein. Dr. Miller believes that the principles and practices associated with building a sustainable lifeboat will prove “priceless” during times of financial instability. Case in point, should the electricity grid and water distribution systems collapse.  Vist their FaceBook Page here.

About Sustainable Lifeboat™
Dr. Richard Alan Miller began working in the secret world of Navy Intel (Seal Corp. and MRU) in the late 60’s. A lifelong researcher, Dr. Miller reveals a depth of knowledge and experience in Alternative Agriculture and Physics, and he shares his remarkable experiences and conclusions with the listening audience.

Ready to Learn More?

Grow enough food for your entire family and friends, and even share your abundance at your local Farmer’s Market!  Pacific Domes U.S.A. has been pioneering geodesic domes since 1980 in Ashland, Oregon. The dome manufacturer ships prefab Greenhouse kits worldwide. Check us out!