Tiny House in a Landscape

The Dome Home

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is a unique dome home. Built from from sandwich section glass fibre reinforced concrete. It is 3.5 meters high, and 6 meters in diameter. Big enough for a tiny home, studio, or getaway.

The builder of this unique dome resides in the UK and says the following: This Dome Home could be a very posh or modern garden office or granny flat it could also be the answer to the world wide housing shortage.

To learn more about it visit their website: http://www.dingley-dell.com/dome_buildings

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Hugh Wolfe - December 8, 2012 Reply

I look forward to “TIny House in a Landscape” every week as there is a lot of inspiration here. The builder of this weeks home is in the UK, his website is fascinating… gets me thinking about building a dome in the back yard, when I get a place of my own… I wonder if you can fit a Mini Cooper inside one of these… AKA the “Mini Garage”

I found couple of other sources of information as well…

These guys have been around since the mid 70’s, http://www.monolithic.com

And heres a sit with a lot of information on domes,
http://www.earthmountainview.com/domes/monolithic-dome-homes.html

alice h - December 8, 2012 Reply

Dingley Dell sounds so familiar . . . aha! Dickens’ Pickwick Papers! Interesting, kind of like a concrete yurt. Wonder if you could cover it with a bit of earth and plantings and make it look more like a hobbit house? Or it could be a new take on an “ivy-covered cottage”.

tinyhousetom - December 8, 2012 Reply

The website’s FAQs for domes goes to the FAQs for the African pots.

I was wondering if the domes are built on plain concrete pads or if they needed reinforcing.

Dome Lover - December 8, 2012 Reply

Monolithic domes are built upon normal cement slabs, just like wooden house, etc. Check out http://www.monolithic.com/topics/homes

Kelly - December 8, 2012 Reply

I would really like to see the inside of this. Are the inside ever shown?

stpauligirl - December 8, 2012 Reply

I’m generally all about traditional looking homes, but for some reason I really love these dome homes. They look cozy and easy to live in. I like it!

Mkllove - December 9, 2012 Reply

I wasn’t able to get the “building” photos to load at all… any ideas about the process and how it differs from monolithic’s Eco-shell system ? I understand it’s intended for low tech building situations, but I don’t see if there is a form or support for the concrete to be troweled on by hand

Christina Nellemann - December 9, 2012 Reply

Oh! I love this one!

Wall Decal Company - December 10, 2012 Reply

I really love this too and would love to see how they have created the inside living space.

Kit House Company - December 10, 2012 Reply

Awesome.
Looks like bilbo baggins lives there. I can see a flue, is there a small fireplace in there or is that a heater vent.

Shell - December 10, 2012 Reply

What a cool place. Thanks for posting. : )

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