A small five-sided dome cabin
This website was last updated on Friday, April 20th, 2018.
All quoted prices below are valid until December 31st, 2018.
This five sided cabin has an interior loft.
The floor is built above treated telephone poles.
Each of the five sides is 8 foot by 8 foot.
In order to build this building without a building permit in California,
this building needed to be portable (not build on a permanent foundation).
So, it was built above pre-cast piers and boulders.
After completion this building was put on skids so it could be moved.
A similar dome cabin was built with EconOdome Kits
over 20 years ago and now being utilized as a
unique AirBnB rental near the coast in California.
Mushroom Dome Cabin: #1 on airbnb in Aptos
Small dome cabin located in Aptos, California.
With a geodesic dome loft and a large deck in the trees,
you will feel like you are in an unique tree house.
Located in a quiet yet convenient location.
The perfect "check-in to check it out" destination for both
San Francisco Bay area residents and traveling future domies.
Cost of the 4v frame made with 2x4 struts is $4,000USD + shipping.
(as shown in photos with 160 triangles formed with 250 struts)
Vinyl faced insulation stapled on the outside
of the frame before the exterior panels are
nailed on, achieves a pillow effect on the finished interior.
This 14 foot diameter dome may be used as a hot tub cover.
The attractive frame may be screened, covered with plexiglass,
or overgrown with grape vines.
The photos above show a ten-sided building with a dome roof
having 40 triangles and resting on a gravel base.
Cost for the 13' diameter 2v dome roof frame with 40 triangles
formed with sixty-five 2x4 struts,including plans is $1,300.
Frame kit price includes blocking supports within each triangle
plus framing for five 24"x14" venting skylights.
Connectors for the precision cut dome roof frame are included.
Cost for pre-cut exterior triangle panels made with
osb, 3" thick (R-20)insulation, plus exterior cladding
to cover the 40 triangles is $1,500.
Pre cut treated 2x6 lumber + 3/4" Advantech subflooring
for building the ground level floor
may be purchased as a kit costing $750.
Pre-cut 2x6 lumber plus 3/4" Advantech subflooring to frame and cover
the loft floor may be purchased as a kit costing $750.
10 Pre-cut and pre-assembled 2x4 perimeter walls + ripped to fit 4x4 corner posts
may be purchased as a kit costing $1,000.
10 Pre-cut sheets of T-111 siding to cover the exterior walls costs $500.
Cost for five venting skylights, one exterior outswinging lockable storm door,
and two 34"x48" dual pane lowE single hung windows is $1,000.
Cost of one precision crafted from 2x8 compact staircase with offset steps is $800.
Total cost of "complete" pre-cut 13' diameter EconOdome kit including all the above is $7,600.
If you wish to order the complete 13' diameter EconOdome cabin kit,
please contact our office by phone to receive a partially filled out EconOdome Kits order form.
If you wish to order the complete 13' diameter EconOdome cabin kit, please contact us via phone or email.
See below for INFO and drawings of the larger 19' diameter EconOdome frame kit with room for a bathroom under the dome.
The Basic precision cut 2x4 19' EconOdome frame kit including 65 struts plus blocking and
custom framing for ten 2'x2' skylights plus stainless steel connectors....costs....$1,900
Framing for the lower floor level walls, framing for floors, pre-cut panels, custom ladder, ect. are extra.
Please contact our office by phone or email for more details and pricing for custom options.
We now offer 5 OPTIMIZED 2V (two frequency) EconOdome frame kit sizes:
EconOdome T-Beam Frame kits cost 2 (two) times the
above listed costs for the 2x4 Basic 2V EconOdome frame kits.
2V EconOdome frame kits make a dome with 40 triangles.
4V EconOdome frame kits make a dome with 130 triangles and 10 large trapezoids
Info about and costs for 26’ 2V (two frequency) EconOdome Kits
(fyi: Larger EconOdome Kits are made with a 4V (four frequency geodesic geometry).
A hemispherical 4V EconOdome kit has 10 vertical trapezoids and 130 triangles.
The 26’ 2V EconOdome allows for larger skylights than a 4V dome because the triangles are larger.
The 26 ft. dia. 2V dome has 40 framed triangles made with 65 precision cut struts.
The longest strut length and triangle edge length is 8 feet.
The 8 ft. length works well with both conventional lumber lengths and 4’x8’ sheet sizes.
There is framing within each large triangular frame to better support the covering panels.
And, also to allow the large panels to be divided into smaller and easier to handle panels.
The Basic 2V 2x4 EconOdome frame kit comes with a maximum of fifteen 30”x30” skylight frames costs $2,600.
R-23 venting exterior panels with TPO shingles attached cost $7,000.
Pre-cut 2x4 lower perimeter walls will cost $1,500. Total cost of Basic 26’ kit is $11,100.
The remainder of the necessary materials will need to be purchased near your job site.
With a Basic EconOdome frame kit, you will need to insulate and sheetrock the dome ceiling.
The 26' 2V all 2x4 T-Beam frame kit will cost $3,900.
The R-23 venting exterior triangle panels with TPO shingles for the 26' 2V EconOdome cost $7,000.
The R-20 interior triangle panels with mosture resistant gypsum sheeting for the 26' 2V cost 3,000.
And again the 8' high 2x4 lower walls for the 26' 2V EconOdome will cost $1,500.
Total cost for the 26’ T-Beam kits (frames and panels) will be $15,400.
And again, the remainder of the materials will be purchased locally.
Custom compact stairs cost such as those shown below are also available.
The cost will depend upon the design.
If you would like a slightly larger more rounded dome you could consider:
The 27ft. diameter Jama Dome
The Jama Dome has ten large vertical hexagons at the bottom perimeter of the modified geodesic framework.
The hexagons at the lower perimeter of the Jama Dome
allow for the installation of conventional doors and windows that you can purchase locally.
Doors and windows may also be purchased from Faze Change Produx.
Custom rectangular framing within the hexagons is included
so you can easily install conventional doors and windows.
Custom framing for five 2'x2' curb mounted venting loft level skylights is also included.
5 curb mounted skylights may be purchased locally or from Faze Change Produx.
A treated wood base is included that may be used to form and contain a concrete slab floor.
The precison cut and pre-drilled Jama Dome as shown and described above costs $7,000.
Pre-cut ventilating triangle panels including attached TPO shingles costs $7,000.
If desired, custom framing to make the loft floor and the stairs will cost an additional $4,000.
The post at the center that supports the loft floor is provided with the pre-cut loft floor frame.
2x4 framing for the interior partition walls is not included with the Jama Dome.
Below are some examples of custom compact stairs.
The compact stairs shown below are easy to walk up and down without holding the handrails.
However, narrow stairs with offset steps and two handrails are very helpful for people with disabilities.
Faze Change Produx can also provide custom built-ins.
Costs will depend upon the designs.
Custom plans are a separate issue.
A custom floor plan cost $75.
A complete custom plan set costs $1,800.
A custom plans deposit will be $900.
The balance on the plans will be $825.
We do the custom floor plan first so that you can have everything as you wish.
There are many design options.
The deposit on all EconOdome frame and panel kits is 50%.
The final payment will include the shipping costs.
If you also wish us to precut your loft and main level floor frames,
the costs will depend upon the design.
Contact our office at 888-DOME-LUV for details and pricing for custom options.
This is photo of a 16' diameter 2x8 lapping ten sided base.
This base is set on a retained bed of gravel.
The lapping base acts as permanent concrete forms for a radiantly heated floor.
Cost for the ten-sided lapping treated 2x8 base as an option FOR A 16' DIA. DOME is $400.
This 24ft. dia. single story little dome home has it all,
within 454 square feet of living space on the main floor level.
A loft level floor can be constructed above the bedroom
that extends partially over the living room, if you wish.
This design has a mudroom adjacent the wrap around porch.
Solar panels, if you wish, can be installed on the porch roof.
Cost for the 24' dia. 4V Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame is $5,250.
Custom framing for all doors, windows and skylights included.
All necessary screws and metal straps are included.
Cost for the 46-1/8" high perimeter 2x4 riser wall
with ripped to fit corner posts + custom framing + internal bracing is $750.
Cost for 130 pre-cut five inch thick R-20 ventilated triangle panels
with interior facing DensDeck clad with 130 pre-cut 60mil TPO shingles is $7,000.
Total cost of the EconOdome kits listed above is $13,000.
Cost for a complete set of plans to match this floor plan is $600.
Total cost for a complete plan set and the listed EconOdome kits is $13,600.
When we receive a 50% deposit of $6,800,
we will send you your complete plan set and begin manufacture of your EconOdome kits.
Shipping costs are not included.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org via email to get a shipping quote.
This portable 20-sided dome is designed to be stable in high winds,
fire resistant, low cost, and to be built without a permit in California.
Many of our veterans do not have decent affordable housing and
really need and want a place of their own.
The impetus behind the design and construction of the VetDome is
to make desire-able shelter kits that have about 119 square feet of floor area,
yet feel spacious inside and rent for less than $100 per month.
This view (above right) of the floor plan shows 2ea custom multifunction built-ins,
three 36"x42" windows (not included) and a front door.
The large 4'x 8' platforms can be utilized as 4 double beds.
Alternatively, the 4 large platforms (like large bunk beds) can be used as desired.
The treated wood base (shown in green) made of 4x6's and 2x6's
comes in two pre-assembled halves that are
easily joined on the job-site with two 12' treated 2x6's
The pre-assembled perimeter rests above the 12' x 12' base as shown in green.
The treated wood base can be set directly on the ground
and filled with smooth river rock to form a substantial floor that
can be washed and will allow for showering inside the VetDome.
Optionally, a concrete floor can be installed within the VetDome.
Precut insulated triangle and trapezoidal shaped panels cover the exterior.
are covered on the inside and outside with non-combustable 5/16 sheeting.
The complete VetDome kIT INCLUDES:
ONE PRE-HUNG 36"WIDE X 54" HIGH OUT-SWINGING ENTRY DOOR WITH HASP FOR LOCK,
+ MOSTLY PRE-ASSEEMBLED TREATED WOOD BASE AS DESCRIBED IN WORDS AND DRAWINGS ABOVE,
+ 4EA EASY TO OPERATE 14"X14" VENTADOME SKYLIGHTS (ONE BY EACH OF 4 BED PLATFORMS),
+ 4 BUILT-IN DOUBLE BED PLATFORMS (MATRESSES & BEDDING NOT INCLUDED),
+ PRE-CUT AND PARTIALLY PRE-ASSEMBLED WALL AND ROOF FRAMING (3ea windows not included),
+ PRE-CUT (R-10) INSULATED AND FIRE SAFE PRE-PAINTED STEEL EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR PREFINISHED WALL PANELS
+ PRE-CUT (R-23) EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR TRIANGULAR ROOF PANELS WITH PRE-ATTACHED 60MIL WHITE TPO shingles
Shipping is separate. Mentoring is included to ensure that
your assembly goes as smoothly as possible.
We will help you via phone, email, and skype to assemble and complete your VetDome.
Contact email@example.com or phone Wil at 217-728-2184.
Alternatively, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Tom at 505-726-4616.
Please make secure payment with a credit card below.
If you wish to pay by check, please mail check to:
Faze Change Produx, 1331 CR 1470E, Sullivan, IL 61951
The complete VetDome Kit requires a 50% deposit of $4,950 for us to begin the manufacturing process.
When manufacturing of your complete VetDome Kit is completed, a final payment of $4,950 will be due.
Total cost of the complete VetDome as described above is $9,900 plus shipping costs ($1,500 to So.Cal.).
When payment for complete VetDome kit + shipping costs have been paid, your complete VetDome kit will be shipped.
YOU MAY SECURELY ORDER THE VETDOME KITS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE BY CLICKING ON THE "BUY NOW" LINK BELOW.
Secure payment of $4,950.00 deposit for a complete VetDome Kit may be made by check or via paypal with a credit card or paypal account.
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