Self-build geodesic domes course on Dec 10th to 12th at the Low-Impact Living Initiative, Redfield Community, Winslow, Bucks, UK.
Build your own low-impact dwelling / storage / tent / spare room / retreat / kids hideaway …
from cheap, sustainable, easily available materials with basic tools and no previous DIY skills.
Price: 230, for which you will receive all meals and accommodation, and leave with the frame of a 4m dome and a manual. The course is largely practical, with a discussion on the history and uses of geodesic domes.
Yo Anita, you should check out the monolithic domes fromdown in Texas. They are the strongest and the warmest becasue of the shot-crete and sprayfoam sandwich that applies the thermal mass concept. Easy to heat and indestructable because I know you get a sh!tload of snow there, lol. Check ’em out on Google, monolithic domes. Very impressive…
I am looking for an economical way to build a dome home for my son and myself, that will be strong and warm in Minnesota. I only need one floor and a fireplace in the center. I would like to grow fruits and vegetables and live simply, off-grid, if possible. I like the look of the smooth domes, but don’t know which type is strongest. I would actually like to build it without a contractor.
How about a medium impact model?