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Roam Home to a Dome
A comprehensively designed geodesic dome frame kit
A partially assembled 38.5 ft. dia. Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit. Click pic to see more.
There are many ways to waterproof the exterior surface.
Triangle panels are easily attached
If you wish to order a custom floor plan
A complete custom plan set will cost
This dome home was built in New Mexico and is
clad with fire safe DensDeck Prime Roof Board.
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.
Exterior insulated panels were made on-site.
All on-site labor for this dome home
was provided by family and friends.
More insulation and sheetrock was installed from the inside.
This dome home has a radiantly heated concrete floor
that rests on a raised and retained bed of gravel.
We call this the "MesaBase" floor and foundation.
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A gas water heater and a water circulation pump
are used to heat the concrete floor.
The Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit used to build
this 2,000sf dome home costs $8,250.
Cost to enclose this dome home was about $25,000.
Cost to complete the interior was about $25,000 more.
Some geographic locations, where building codes are strict,
will not allow the construction of the MesaBase foundation
without professional structural engineering approval.
In order to have two complete floor levels inside
you also need a riser wall frame kit.
A four feet high 2x4 riser wall frame kit costs $1,750.
All other materials will need to be purchased locally.
Click Here to view mp4 video of dome raising party.
Pre-assembled riser wall frames and trapezoid shaped frames
are assembled at the factory.
All custom framing is included with all EconOdome frame kits.
Triangle panels made of rigid insulation and DensDeck cover this dome.
Screws with large washers are used to install
DensDeck triangle panels over insulation sheeting.
The seams and washers are covered with cloth saturated with resins.
More waterproofing is applied to the surface with paint rollers.
We have found that embedding lapping layers of saturated stretchy cloth
between layers of rubbery waterproof coatings
over the entire exterior surface
helps to ensure a longer lasting waterproof surface.
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video tour of this dome home.
If you want a beautiful and low cost, easy to build,|
and spacious dome home....
we recommend purchasing EconOdome Kits necessary
to both enclose and create
a beautiful exposed wood dome ceiling
with the 38.5'dia. T-Beam Loft Ledge Kits which Include:
38.5' diameter EconOdome Loft Ledge frame kit
with ten pre-assembled 2x6 customized* riser walls
and ten customized* 2x6 vertical trapezoids
including ready to stain exposed 2x4 trim
Exposed 2x4 trim is attached to struts at factory.
+ pre-assembled customized** skylight frames
+ stainless steel screws, nails and metal straps
+ 220 interior facing insulated (R-20)
and sheetrocked (unpainted) panels
+ 230 exterior facing insulated (R-20)
and ventilated*** panels
+ customized panels and TPO for skylights
+ pre-cut 60mil TPO triangluar shingles
+ TPO shingles attached at the factory.
Total cost for all the 38.5'dia. T-Beam Loft Ledge Kits
that are necessary to enclose and also complete
the dome roof and ceiling is $32,000
*All riser walls and trapezoids are customized to include
framing for all openings for doors and windows per plans.
**All desired custom frames for skylights
are included with EconOdome frame kits.
***Ventilation of exterior triangle panels is acheived by
gluing spacers between two layers of exterior sheathing.
Ventilated exterior sheathing
inhibits mold growth and allows for easy repairs.
What the people say about building with EconOdome kits.
The EconOdome home design begins with the end in mind.
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