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Jenny Cruiser 03-23-2013 04:29 AM

Monolithic Dome and Underground Homes
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A monolithic dome home was recently built near Kite Lake. I've seen other homes too like the underground dome below. We're looking for a builder to get a home going. Does anyone know someone who has had this or an underground dome home built? Finding a good builder for these nontraditional homes is the hardest part of a project like this.

baja1d 03-23-2013 07:51 AM

I've got a friend that maybe building one as well. I'll ask him when I see him next

LARGEONE 03-23-2013 08:42 AM

I'd like to have one of those earthship houses. Near completely self sufficient. I'd like to see what your underground abode looks like when your done. Good luck with the project.

farnhamstj 03-23-2013 08:59 AM

I would be cool to turn those over and session a skateboard through them.

J Kimmel 03-23-2013 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by farnhamstj (Post 229552)
I would be cool to turn those over and session a skateboard through them.

or maybe just build a couple in upside down, so you can go down the hallway in your underground bunker casa and have a skate sesh with your bros

I'm sold :)

Jacket 03-23-2013 09:39 AM

Any way to get natural light inside there?

Jenny Cruiser 03-23-2013 12:30 PM

The Formworks underground domes have open faces plus you can put in a cupula or other window if you want. I'm not sure if the monolithic domes can have skylights, but they can be customized. Our plans are for a nearly all glass front.

RockRunner 03-24-2013 04:59 PM

Just buy the underground bunker with 28 acres from the Gov. I believe they are selling it for $58K if no mistaken. was on 9news a few days ago.

nakman 03-25-2013 06:03 PM

Chad you should PM Seldom Seen... He's got a somewhat vast amount of knowledge of such things, I wouldn't be surprised if he knew something worth knowing here. When I lived in the mountains, we had quite a few discussions about geothermal energy, for example.

I've often fantasized about doing this as well some day.. just put the bit opening to the south, with enough overhang to block the direct sun in the summer but let it in in the winter, and I it's a pretty efficient setup.

Jenny Cruiser 03-27-2013 09:17 PM

Thanks for that! I'll look him up. :)

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