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Igloo Satellite Cabin

One of my favorite cabins that I discovered recently is the Igloo Satellite Cabin. I first saw this at materialicious and have sense been in contact with Anthea Wallhead of Icewall One in Australia where the igloo satellite cabin is made. At the current exchange rate, a basic igloo will costs approx $8,500 USD plus shipping. Here is a little history of this neat dome cabin:

Igloo Satellite Cabin

Igloo Satellite Cabin

Designed to provide safe, reliable accommodation in remote areas, the Igloo Satellite Cabin has been used for over 25 years in conditions ranging from the tropics to polar icecaps. Units can be flown by helicopter fully assembled, and often fully equipped, to locations inaccessible by road transport. Igloos are ideal short-term accommodation for exploration and research, as well as an attractive alternative for eco-tourism.

Each wall and floor panel is a composite of fiberglass and polyurethane insulation with an R rating of .904m2K/W.  Windows are double-glazed polycarbonate panes, which are shockproof. Floor panels have a non-skid surface, and are bolted to wall panels and to each other. Each cabin has two ventilators, one in each door and top cover.

Igloos can be lengthened to six or more metres by adding sets of extension panels, or interlinked by tunnels to provide a complete weatherproof base. All Igloos are customized to suit specific requirements and are available in a range of colours and configurations. Basic assembly tools, bolts, sealant tie-down lines, assembly instructions and brochures are supplied with each order.

There is a great article over at the Australian Antarctic Division’s web site if you would like additional information.

To learn more contact Anthea Wallhead at Icewall One.

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Michael - October 16, 2008 Reply

I love it. It looks like it just set down after a quick trip to the moon 🙂

Roger Drowne E.C. - October 17, 2008 Reply

GREAT… love it…
we need help to create
Earth Ball Abodes and Greenhouses
Open 2 ideas, plans, help

Todd - October 19, 2008 Reply

Very cool structure! That would make the worlds nicest ice fishing hut!!

Rob - July 29, 2009 Reply

looks like something out of “the illustrated man” rod steiger… very cool

Richard G. Scott - September 23, 2009 Reply

Can these be manufactured larger, i.e. home size (2000 square feet plus or minus)? I love the material concept and would like to explore options for constructing and living in one. Please contact me.

Lee Heinsen-Ligocki - January 25, 2011 Reply

I am interested in your igloos. We are looking for alternative accommodations to add to our complex for a retreat center. Please send me the necessary information regarding costs and packages. I like the idea that they are contained and not tents. We are planning these to be placed in our woods along the river. Thank you for your response. Sincerely, Lee Heinsen-Ligocki, Owner, Tortuga Inn Bed and Breakfast. email: tortugainn@yahoo.com or essenceoflee@yahoo.com

    Kent Griswold - January 25, 2011 Reply

    You need to get in contact with the company as this is only a write up about their product. Use the links above. Thank you!

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