Dome houses that will be featured in our Fall 2018 Tour
Click on the red names below to see several photos of these tour domes.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 sqft.
Skylight Shop Dome # 2 – 40′ Diameter Low Profile – 1250 sqft.
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.
The main floor has a large living/dining/kitchen area opening to a sunroom, leading to a deck overlooking the Rum River. Lots of great entertaining area. The 3 story extension on this main floor has a guest bedroom and bath along with the laundry. The upper floor encompasses a spacious master bedroom suite. The sleeping area and separate study/library overlook the 2 1/2 story living/dining room. There is a large bath in the extension. Then, there is the cupola on top for a quiet retreat area. The lower level now has a bath complex to die for. Whirlpool tub and sauna make this a soothing, relaxing cleansing center. There is a complete living area downstairs with 2 bedrooms and a bar/kitchenette.
The plan is modeled after our flagship dome, Bear Creek Dome. There is a large two-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. The total square footage is approx. 4500 sf. Their dome has a large master bedroom suite (with sauna) on the main floor along with the kitchen, dining, and living room. Extensive kitchen cabinets and counters. The main floor also has a large utility room, separate laundry, entry and stair in the two-story extension. Upstairs is a large office/craft room in the extension, 2 bedrooms and a bath in the dome. This dome has an attic cupola and skyloft with a regular type stair. The outdoor above ground pool and hot tub have an extensive deck entered from the dining room.
With over 4000 sq. ft. this dome has a very unusual multi-level main floor with a raised dining room platform and sunken conversation put. The main floor also includes a large kitchen, pantry, bedroom, bath, and computer workspace.
Look for a very unusual recessed lighting system built into a dome panel. With the 1600 sq. ft. lower level, this is a very large dome that could accommodate 5-6 bedrooms, if needed. Their plan does include a skyloft and view cupola. Multi-level deck added in 2007.
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 are 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.
They 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%. 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.
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! Cologne, MN – $425,000
36′ Diameter High Profile
Very open floor plan. Hardwood and tile floors throughout. New interior and exterior paint. Located on 3.2 wooded acres with tranquil creek views. Many varieties of plants on the property. An amazing wooded lot. Gazebo, Geothermal heat.The sound of the creek and the view of it from our living room never gets old. Private setting, lots of wildlife too. The house is designed to take advantage of the unique site with lots of windows and natural light.
Carol and Larry – Amboy, IL – NEW!
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.
Kathy and Don – Custer, SD – NEW!
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.
Becky – Lyons, CO – NEW!
Becky came to Dome School (twice) and now she gets to see her dome dreams come true. Her dome was erected the week of Sept. 24-28. Her site is 7000’/2100m high in the Colorado Rockies overlooking Lyons, mountains, and the great plains. The 36’/10.9m high profile dome is built with a crawl space on top of a very large rock. The main floor encompasses the entry, kitchen, dining, bathroom, and a large living room with 8 skylights stretching around 30′ of the dome.
The upstairs has 2 bedrooms and a bath with a view cupola popping up 30′ above the surrounding grade. The dome shell is up along with the cupola. By tour time, all the exterior panels should be in place and extension framing should be nearing completion.