Minnesota Dome Home Tour
Dome houses that were featured in our Fall 2017 Tour
Click on the red names below to see several photos of these tour domes.
49′ Diameter Mid Profile 3200 sf.
Located 400′ from the Natural Spaces Domes office.
This dome has been featured on “World’s Greenest Homes” on Discovery’s Planet Green channel. Rated as an Energy Star 5+ home (the highest rating) with a H.E.R.S. score of 55 ( a very good rating, especially for a home built in 2007 with fiberglass insulation).
45′ Diameter Low Profile / 46′ Diameter Mid Profile – 2800 sf.
The main dome is a very spacious model 1600 46’ diameter mid profile dome. The main floor has a living room, 2-story fireplace, 16′ x 18′ dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, entry, bedroom, laundry, large bath with a walk-in shower, and spruce T&G interior panels with no finish at all. Living/dining area has a white oak floor.
36′ Diameter High Profile – 3000 sf.
We have completely updated the interior main floor decor. The 2-level, 1750 sf office portion can also be “viewed” as a 4-bedroom home. The wood interior dome triangle panels have been finished with a white stain creating a light and bright interior.
30′ Diameter Low Profile – 1000 sf.
An attached 1 bedroom guest dome encompasses 1000 sf on one floor centered around a 30′ diameter. low profile dome. It is a great plan for a cabin or small retirement home. The dining/living area has gorgeous river views. The “L” shaped kitchen and large bath have many “accessible design” features: pull out cabinet shelves; walk-in, wheelchair accessible shower, sink cabinet open below for chair, bath-room handrails, wheelchair turnaround space, and electrical outlets at 24″ off the floor. The large main bedroom is an extension off the dome. There is a small loft sleeping area, perfect for kids, two-car garage attached. The interior is done in “satin-sawn” cedar left natural with no finish.
25′ Diameter High Profile
We also have a 3-frequency 2-story screened-in porch dome. The deck inside is accessible to our main level. It’s a great way to escape our Minnesota mosquitoes.
Wood Shop Dome #1 – 45′ Diameter Low Profile – 1500 sf.
Skylight Shop Dome # 2 – 40′ Diameter Low Profile – 1250 sf.
29′ Diameter (400 sq. ft main floor)
We are showing our small dome prototype that has 400 sq. ft.(37 sq. m) on the main floor and a loft you walk up into on a narrow, but conventional stair. You can stand up in this loft with 8’ ceilings, sleep in a queen size bed, store your clothes in a closet and look out through 12 ft (3.66 m) wide windows.The kitchen has conventional appliances, the bath has a nice shower, the dining room can fit 6-8 people and the living room has room for more furniture than just one couch.
46′ Diameter Mid Profile
This dome has a 1.3 kW photovoltaic solar panel array with a sun tracking support system. They already have a 1 kW Bergey wind generator, a 10 kW gasoline (10% ethanol) generator and a 4 kW battery bank/inverter system. With the solar panels, they will be operating with 90 – 95% renewable energy systems. They have used sprayed polyurethane foam and in floor radiant heat. Now completed, the dome will exceed the Minnesota energy code by more than 50%. They also have a peat filter system without a regular septic drain field. This was designed with the U of M Biosystems Engineering Dept. Their barn style shop houses the alternative energy systems and was built using structural insulated panels (SIP). It incorporates a 2-story passive solar window wall. All in all, a very interesting owner-builder project incorporating a modern alternative lifestyle. Rich is our consultant on solar “PV” systems, wind generators, and other alternative energy sources
40′ Diameter High Profile / 29′ Diameter Mid Profile Garage
The domes are an owner-builder project with the owners making changes and adjustments as they built. The main floor has the kitchen, living and dining rooms, a den open to the living room and a half bath. The downstairs has 3 bedrooms, a laundry, a large bath and a large rec room. The upstairs has the master bedroom with a balcony and walk-in closet, another bedroom and a large bath. Above the master bedroom is the 4th floor attic cupola with skyloft floor. Deb has turned this amazing space into part of her master bedroom.
Gloria – Lindstrom, MN
33′ Diameter High Profile
Her main floor great room and kitchen look out on a beautiful pastoral rural setting and also has a bath, laundry, and a four season porch. The lower level (Permanent Wood Foundation System) walkout has a rec. room, photo dark room, and storage. The loft has the main bedroom and bath. There is a small view cupola/skyloft. There is also a handicap accessible ramp to the main floor. Parking and turnaround space down the driveway is limited but should be adequate for the tour. Newly added is an array of solar panels. Gloria would love to talk to you about them.
36′ Diameter Low Profile
This dome has 2 extensions and 1250 sf on 2 floors, no lower level (there is a crawl space). The main floor has an open living dining area with a patio door leading to the outside deck overlooking a small lake. There are stairs leading down to another level with a great outside African style covered bar. The entry extension incorporates a half-bath and laundry. The main floor also has an efficient kitchen along with a master bedroom and full bath. Because there is no basement, the furnace is located on the main floor. The loft is another bedroom. This is an excellent example of a small affordable dome. Bev & Ron would love to talk to you about their huge display of South African items from their several Safari trips.
46′ Diameter Mid Profile – Model 1600
Dome with 2 story extension and 36 x 40 3 stall garage. This 3-4 bedroom home has many amenities. The plan is modeled after our Bear Creek Dome but they have added a large laundry room, large upper floor studio-office, very large dog “sitting/grooming” room for JoAnn’s hobby / business, and a 3 stall garage with extended space for additional storage. Beautiful rolling hills / wooded lot.
40′ Diameter High Profile
This 4000 sq. ft. dome has been an adventurous undertaking for its owner-builders. Starting with the poured concrete lower floor walls and 2-story concrete garage with a home theater/bar area below the parking garage, to the fireman’s pole and climbing room, this has been an interesting project.The lower floor has 2 large bedrooms, bath, laundry and workshop. There is a curved upper floor balcony and a sunroom extension. The upper floor encompasses a large main bedroom, walk-in closet, bath w/spa and a library balcony. There is also a view cupola/skyloft. The main floor kitchen, dining and living are all very large rooms with 5 huge Natural Spaces Domes triangular skylights in the living room. Completed in summer 2005 is a 2 story addition which provides room for Andrea’s hair salon.