A partially assembled 38.5 ft. dia. Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit. Click pic to see more.
comprehensively designed geodesic dome frame kit
Evolving Dome Home Kits for Building Round Dome Homes since 1982.
Sturdy and aerodynamic EconOdome kit built structures are
Earthquake, Storm and Hurricane Safer Round Homes.
Precision Cut Kit Round Homes have Ten Equal Sides.
Ten-Equal-Sided Foundation and Floor is Easier to Build.
The EconOdome frame Kit includes custom vertical framing at perimeter
for Conventional Doors and Windows at no extra charge.
Custom framing for all exterior doors, windows, and skylights
is included at no extra charge.
Extensions for doors and windows are not needed with this design.
The ten-sided perimeter can accomodate many interior floorplans.
Floorplans have many 90 degree corners for furniture and appliances.
The exterior may be reliably waterproofed
using lapping 60 mil thermoplastic (TPO).
Large triangular rubbery shingles are attached
to the exterior panels at the factory.
This remarkable innovation
keeps building materials...DRY...
and the interior of your home...DRY...
during and after construction.
Pre-cut insulated and ventilated exterior triangle panels are an option.
Pre-cut triangular TPO shingles may also be ordered as an option.
Insulation installed outside the the building framework is very effective.
Ventilation improves energy efficiency and inhibits mold growth.
The exterior is covered like an expanding umbrella
from top to bottom, so you have a place to stand while working.
This minimizes the need for ladders & scaffolding after the frame is assembled.
Work can be done while standing on the sturdy assembled EconOdome frame kit.
EconOdome Kits, Plans, & Methods help you to build an awesome dome home.
To Order Our New Digital
EconOdome Home Kits Planning & Building DVD
with many printable floor plans and plan sets
See info below to order securely.
Custom Floor Plans / Layout Plans...for any size dome cost $75.
Complete Custom Plan Sets...cost one dollar per square foot ($1,800 minimum).
EconOdome Home Kits Planning & Building DVD Includes:
Construction Guide & Materials List,
Floorplans, Design Ideas, & Photos,
Plus Many printable floor plans and complete plan sets.
Cost of the EconOdome Home Kits DVD Manual
with many printable floor plans and plan sets
$30.00 + $5.75 Priority U.S.P.S. (within the USA) Shipping (TOTAL = $35.75).
Additional $3.38 state sales tax charge added for Illinois residents only.
From Inside USA
cost of EconOdome Home Kits DVD
with lots of printable sample floor plans
and printable plan sets +shipping is $35.75.
Documents will be sent via Priority US mail.
To purchase documents with PayPal account or credit card
via secure PayPal website, push "buy now" button at right.
If you wish to order with a check
or money order, send payment to: Faze Change Produx, 1331 CR 1470E, Sullivan IL 61951 USA
We have many floorplans in stock.
We will provide you with a "FREE" stock floorplan,
if, you send us an e-mail describing your ten-sided dream home.
Your description, of size and desired features,
will allow us to choose a floorplan to send to you
that matches your description as closely as possible.
If you wish to order a custom floor plan
for your new ten-sided dream home,
the cost, including five revisions, is $75usa.
A floor plan is the internal layout only.
A custom floor plan is needed before a
complete detailed custom plan set can be drawn.
This cost ($75usa) will later be deducted from the
cost of a complete 20+ page construction plan set.
Revisions of floor plans are handled by e-mail.
To order a custom floor plan internal layout,
Push "Buy Now" below these words.
These triangle panels are easily attached
to the exterior of the EconODome frame
with self-tapping 6" screws that have
a low profile head. There are pre-drilled
holes at the perimeter of the triangle
panels for the heavy duty 6" screws.
OSB spacers are used to form
a ventilation space
under both the siding and roofing.
A full surface ventilation cavity
is created that extends from the
lower perimeter of the ten sided building
to the top of the dome roof where the rising
warm and moist air is allowed to escape.
The intake for the ventilation space
is located at the lower perimeter of the building,
just behind the bottom edge of the siding.
SV3, a product made by coravent.com
is attached behind the bottom edge of the siding.
SV3 keeps the bugs out of the vent space.
The "drying air" space behind both the siding
and the roofing virtually eliminates the
possibility of mold and allows your dome home to be
more easily repaired following a violent storm.
We call our "Produx"
"EconOdome Kits" for a reason.
We include design inovations because we can,
so you can have an awesome dome home
that you can build yourself
with precision cut EconOdome Kits
manufactured by Faze Change Produx.
Another design inovation by Faze Change Produx
is a new type of EconOdome frame kit
that is called, the "Loft Ledge" frame kit.
The "Basic Loft Ledge" frame kit
includes ten pre-fabbed 2x6 riser walls
and ten pre-fabbed 2x6 vertical trapezoids
Also included are 2x4 pre-cut struts and blocking components
that are used to complete the top of the EconOdome frame kit.
The lowest two levels of the building are made with 2x6 lumber,
and, the top of the dome is made with 2x4 lumber.
All the precison cut framing is flush at the exterior surface,
So a "Level Loft Ledge" is created on the interior of the dome
because 2x6 lumber is thicker than 2x4 lumber.
This two inch wide "Level Loft Ledge" can be used to
support the second story loft level.
This inovative feature allows you to more
easily construct a loft level within a dome.
A "T-Beam Loft Ledge" frame kit costs 50% more
than a "Basic Loft Ledge" frame kit.
See drawing at left of "Loft Ledge Frame Kit"
This southwest style dome home in New Mexico includes a large sunroom between the house and garage.
This home also features custom interior woodwork and three floor levels above the walk-out basement level.
Eric and Buena Kaylor lived in the camper while their home was under construction.
Click Here for unedited dome home building story by Steve Butterworth.
This dome home was built in New Mexico and is clad entirely with fire safe DensDeck Prime Roof Board.
One inch thick R-6.5 insulation board was glued to the back side of the DensDeck sheeting prior to installation.
The exterior was then sealed using a proven commercial roof sealing method called "the saturated seal".
This sealing method and other methods are most often used to
waterproof large and expensive commercial buildings such as hotels and office buildings.
Commercial waterproofing systems undergo rigorous independent testing.
Many commercial waterproofing sysems work well on EconOdome buildings.
And commercial waterproofing sysems allow for the installation of
rigid insulation sheeting on the exterior of the building.
This feature helps to make a dome home built with EconOdome kits both
more energy efficient and also more storm tolerant.
This 38.5' dia. 2-Story Dome Home is being
built with a 2x6 Basic EconOdome frame kit.
The cupola on top helps with natural ventilation.
The sunroom will help with passive solar heating.
Want a spacious dome home for about $40,000.
How can this be done? With EconOdome kits and your labor.
One of the huge cost savings elements is an easy to build
radiantly heated concrete floor that rests on a raised
and retained bed of gravel. We call this the "MesaBase" floor and foundation. Click Here & scroll to see MesaBase info.
The Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit used to build this home costs $8,250.
If you wish, you may build this home instead with the
labor-saving "all 2x4" T-Beam EconOdome frame kit costing $13,600.
To create two complete floor levels inside you need a riser wall kit.
The five feet high 2x4 riser wall frame kit costs $1,750.
All other materials may be purchased locally.
Optionally, you may wish to order: pre-cut insulated triangles.
This 38.5' diameter dome will have 2,000 sf on two floor levels.
Cost to completely enclose & weather proof is about $20,000.
Cost to complete the interior is about another $20,000.
A gas water heater and a water circulation pump are used to heat the floor.
Riser walls + window & door frames are put together at the factory.
The building was framed up to ten feet high in just one hour.
The rest of the boards (struts) were put up one at a time.
It started raining in the afternoon so three people
finished putting the dome framework together the next morning.
Triangle panels made of rigid insulation and DensDeck cover the dome.
Screws with large washers are used to install the triangle panels.
The seams and washers are covered with cloth saturated with resins.
More waterproofing is applied to the surface with paint rollers.
When the waterproofing is thick enough the dome home will not leak.
We have found that embedding a scrim (strong and flexible mesh cloth)
within the painted on waterproof coating really helps to ensure
that the painted on elastomeric waterproofing does not leak. Click Here to view avi video tour of nearly complete dome home.
A large 38.5' diameter greenhouse/arboretum stays warm inside year around
by transfering heat from the top of the dome to the earth under the dome.
This 30ft.dia. biodome built in Colorado has polycarbonate on the south side.
Insulated and ventilated triangle panels with TPO roofing are on the north side.
A multipurpose loft may be suspended inside with chains that are attached to the ceiling of the
EconOdome framework via "eye" bolts positioned at the nodes.