Domes Featured in Our Fall 2019 Tour

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Click on the red names below to see several photos of these tour domes.

Bear Creek Dome – North Branch, MN
Solar Home Tour – Passive Solar
Sustainable Home

49′ Diameter Mid Profile 3200 sqft
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). The large grouping of 9 triple pane triangle skylights provides morning solar heat in the winter, heating up the concrete slab, waiting for the radiant heating system to take over.

Natural Spaces Dome Complex – North Branch, MN

Main House
Solar Home Tour – Passive Solar
Sustainable Home

45′ Diameter Low Profile / 46′ Diameter Mid Profile – 2800 sqft
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. The large grouping of 6 triple pane triangle skylights provides morning solar heat in the winter.

Natural Spaces Dome Complex – North Branch, MN
Office Dome
Sustainable Home

36′ Diameter High Profile – 3000 sqft.
We have completely updated the interior main floor decor. The 2-level, 1750 sqft 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.

 

Natural Spaces Dome Complex – North Branch, MN
Guest House
Sustainable Home

30′ Diameter Low Profile – 1000 sqft
An attached 1 bedroom guest dome encompasses 1000 sqft on one floor centered around a 30′ diameter. low profile dome. It is a great plan for a cabin or a 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, bathroom 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.

Natural Spaces Dome Complex – North Branch, MN
Screen Porch

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.

 

 

Natural Spaces Dome Complex – North Branch, MN

Wood Shop Dome #1 – 45′ Diameter Low Profile – 1500 sqft.

 

 

 

 

Natural Spaces Dome Complex – North Branch, MN

Skylight Shop Dome # 2 – 40′ Diameter Low Profile – 1250 sqft.

 

 

 

Natural Spaces Dome Complex – North Branch, MN
MinneDome™ 
Solar Home Tour – Passive Solar
Sustainable Home

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.

 

This year we also have a walk-in, full-size mock-up of an attic view cupola with a floor, built at ground level.

See what our cupolas are all about without climbing all those stairs. Located next to our MinneDome at our North Branch Headquarters.

 

 

Gloria – Lindstrom, MN
Solar Home Tour – Solar Panels & Passive Solar


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 darkroom, 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.


Bev and Ron – Chisago City, MN

36′ Diameter Low Profile
This dome has 2 extensions and 1250 sqft 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.

Dome for Sale – $375,000
Joyce – Arden Hills, MN

40′ Diameter Low Profile
Joyce built her dome in 1984. It has an open floorplan and a large foyer that separates the home from the 3 car garage. There are stairs to the main level which has an open floorplan & gorgeous windows & woodwork. Tucked just off the kitchen is an office area, laundry & small pantry. There is also a bedroom, bath. The upper level has a bedroom w/a walk-in closet & a private bath. The lower level walkout has a family room, full bath, & 2 bedrooms.

 

Andrea and Steve – Hudson, WI

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.

JoAnne and Rick – Afton, MN

46′ Diameter Mid Profile
The plan is modeled after our flagship dome, Bear Creek Dome. There is a large 2 story extension that integrates to a large one-story space for JoAnn’s dog grooming hobby/business. All of that attaches to a large 36’ x 38’ 3 stall garage. Their dome has a large master bedroom suite (with sauna) on the main floor along with the kitchen, dining, and living room. The main floor also has a large utility room, separate laundry, entry and stair in the 2 story extension. Upstairs there is a  large office/craft room in the extension, 2 bedrooms and a bath in the dome.

 

Ellen and Rich – Redwing, MN
Solar Home Tour – Solar Panels & Wind Generator

46′ Diameter Mid Profile
Ellen and Rich installed 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%.

 

Dome for Sale! $459,900
Diane and Ted – Inver Grove Heights, MN

This dome has 3,917 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. The master bedroom is located on the main floor as well as the laundry room, and a newer 4-season porch. On a private setting overlooking 4 wooded acres on a lake. The 2-story dome is set back in the woods on the beautiful Marcott Lake.

 

 

Dome for Sale! $419,000
Jovanka and Larry – Inver Grove Heights, MN 

This 3,138 square foot dome features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Plus, a large living room with a wall of windows to capture the view, entertaining space in the adjacent dining room! The updated kitchen offers a full pantry, stainless steel appliances, new hardware, and updated countertops. A loft-style owner’s suite, main floor bedroom or office, a full bath plus a walk-out lower level with a family room, game or bar area, 2 generous bedrooms, and another bath.

 

Tour Domes out of Mpls/St. Paul/North Branch Tour Area

Dome for Sale! Listed for $279,900
Susan and Rodney – Duluth, MN

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home resides on a 5-acre lot just minutes from Fish Lake Resovoir boat landing! This home features natural wood floors and an abundance of natural light and a 3 car garage.

 

 

Dome for Sale $375,000
Nancy and Darrell – Duluth, MN

36′ Diameter High Profile
This dome is on 1.5 acres with a view of Lake Superior from the cupola. It has three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 4 levels of living. Gas forced air heat and central A/C. Tankless water heater. Hot tub room. Two spacious decks (one covered, one uncovered) that overlook the 4 ponds and water feature. Compliant septic & city water. Home has 17″ of insulation on the dome and 12″ of insulation on the extension walls.

 

Cathy and Ray – Custer, SD

45′ Diameter Low Profile
Kathy and Don are now in the finishing stages of the interior. Once the dome is finished, the main floor will have one bedroom and a large bathroom. The kitchen has a wonderful open concept that looks out to an amazing view through a 30’ wide array of glass with the 8 triangle skylights above. The second floor contains an open study as well as another bathroom and full bath. It has an attic cupola accessible by a custom log sided monk stairs seen in the picture below. The exterior is covered in local Black Hills rock veneer.

Carol and Larry – Amboy, IL 

44′ Diameter Mid Profile
Carol and Larry began building their 44′ mid profile home connected to a 36′ low profile dome December 16th and 17th, 2017. When complete you can walk from the garage through the mudroom, past the laundry and half bath to the kitchen. The kitchen is open to the dining and living but can be separated by a 12’ wide stacking door. The front entrance opens to the breathtaking dome room featuring a 9 skylight triangle cluster.

 

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