Make Your Dome Dreams Come True With These 12 Kit Home Companies

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Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the structures the American Institute of Architects signifies as “the strongest, lightest and most efficient means of enclosing space known to man.”

The geodesic dome is able to cover more space without internal supports than any other enclosure. The larger it is, the lighter and stronger it is proportionally. This design is a breakthrough in shelter, not only in cost-effectiveness, but in ease of construction and energy efficiency. The geometry allows for proper circulation of the ambient air with little energy input. Here are some dome home kit companies we can recommend if you're considering building your own. 

R. Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the rounded structures.

R. Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the rounded structures.

Timberline Geodesic Homes have been constructed in all 50 states and many foreign countries.  Built in all types of climates, Timberline Geodesic Homes offer unmatched energy efficiency by using 30-percent less surface area to enclose the same amount of volume as a box type structure. This means there's less area for heat to escape or outside air to penetrate. In addition, the spherical shape of a geodesic dome provides for natural and efficient interior air circulation. 

Timberline Geodesic Homes have been constructed in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Built in all types of climates, Timberline Geodesic Homes offer unmatched energy efficiency by using 30-percent less surface area to enclose the same amount of volume as a box type structure. This means there's less area for heat to escape or outside air to penetrate. In addition, the spherical shape of a geodesic dome provides for natural and efficient interior air circulation. 

Natural Spaces offers this small, comfortable dome giving you full-size features in a tiny home. The main floor has 400 square feet, allowing for a living room with standard furniture, a kitchen with full-size appliances, a dining room that allows you to have dinner for eight, and a bathroom that accommodates two people at the same time—along with a stacked, full-size washer and dryer. 

Natural Spaces offers this small, comfortable dome giving you full-size features in a tiny home. The main floor has 400 square feet, allowing for a living room with standard furniture, a kitchen with full-size appliances, a dining room that allows you to have dinner for eight, and a bathroom that accommodates two people at the same time—along with a stacked, full-size washer and dryer. 

Domespace's unique system and design allows for the entire structure to rotate. This enables you to orient your home's windows to face or oppose the sun any time you want in order to passively balance the internal temperature and reduce energy consumption. <br>This feature also permits a change of scenery any time you wish.

Domespace's unique system and design allows for the entire structure to rotate. This enables you to orient your home's windows to face or oppose the sun any time you want in order to passively balance the internal temperature and reduce energy consumption.
This feature also permits a change of scenery any time you wish.

USA Domes' EPS personal dome structure is impervious to natural disasters, hurricanes, and earthquakes—and the shape is naturally wind-resistant. Each dome consists of eight pieces that are fastened together, then concreted and textured. Assembly of the dome takes less than a day, which cuts the cost of labor tremendously. These domes can be used in back yards, as single family homes, in-law quarters, man caves, game rooms, storm shelters, and more.  You can use the materials to build just about anything, including a single-family home, adding a garage space, or even starting a business. The price for a single dome kit is $10,900.&nbsp;

USA Domes' EPS personal dome structure is impervious to natural disasters, hurricanes, and earthquakes—and the shape is naturally wind-resistant. Each dome consists of eight pieces that are fastened together, then concreted and textured. Assembly of the dome takes less than a day, which cuts the cost of labor tremendously. These domes can be used in back yards, as single family homes, in-law quarters, man caves, game rooms, storm shelters, and more. You can use the materials to build just about anything, including a single-family home, adding a garage space, or even starting a business. The price for a single dome kit is $10,900. 

&nbsp;Architecturally, geodesic domes are engineered to deliver. In severe weather, a geodome's secure structure will give you peace of mind. Compared to traditional buildings and event structures, geodesic canopies are better suited to withstand heavy snow, earthquakes, and high winds. &nbsp;

 Architecturally, geodesic domes are engineered to deliver. In severe weather, a geodome's secure structure will give you peace of mind. Compared to traditional buildings and event structures, geodesic canopies are better suited to withstand heavy snow, earthquakes, and high winds.  

Sonodome's kit is a "lego type" set of parts with an exact installation manual, giving you the opportunity to build your own dome home yourself. Or, you can let them do the job professionally for you.

Sonodome's kit is a "lego type" set of parts with an exact installation manual, giving you the opportunity to build your own dome home yourself. Or, you can let them do the job professionally for you.

These panelized dome kits consist of a prefab steel-reinforced, concrete-insulated, R28 panels with half-inch Georgia Pacific DensArmor drywall on the panel interior, giving you the greatest protection at roughly the same cost per square foot as conventional house or commercial construction. The exterior is 3/4-inch concrete-reinforced with galvanized steel mesh and fibers. The kit includes all the prefab panels to assemble the dome exterior walls, roof, and panels for one entryway. &nbsp;

These panelized dome kits consist of a prefab steel-reinforced, concrete-insulated, R28 panels with half-inch Georgia Pacific DensArmor drywall on the panel interior, giving you the greatest protection at roughly the same cost per square foot as conventional house or commercial construction. The exterior is 3/4-inch concrete-reinforced with galvanized steel mesh and fibers. The kit includes all the prefab panels to assemble the dome exterior walls, roof, and panels for one entryway.  

With over 30 years developing domes, Dome Inc. has designed several distinct series of geodesic dome buildings. Each design is engineered to meet specific building codes and standards of construction, based on local climate conditions, seismic and extreme weather events, use of the building, and cost. &nbsp;

With over 30 years developing domes, Dome Inc. has designed several distinct series of geodesic dome buildings. Each design is engineered to meet specific building codes and standards of construction, based on local climate conditions, seismic and extreme weather events, use of the building, and cost.  

Pacific Domes' event tents, dome homes, and geodesic greenhouses are engineered for strength and durability. Clients include Nike, Nissan, the NBA, Nasa, Google, and many other industry giants looking for impactful event marketing structures.

Pacific Domes' event tents, dome homes, and geodesic greenhouses are engineered for strength and durability. Clients include Nike, Nissan, the NBA, Nasa, Google, and many other industry giants looking for impactful event marketing structures.

The standard EconoOdome may be fitted with arched trim boards above the windows and doors. This accent trim acts as a canal to control rain water flowing over the EconOdome surface.&nbsp;

The standard EconoOdome may be fitted with arched trim boards above the windows and doors. This accent trim acts as a canal to control rain water flowing over the EconOdome surface. 

Caba Dome's fast snap-on hub connectors are the solution to the tedious task of crafting connectors to build geodesic domes. By using these hubs, you will reduce the time it takes to build a dome from days to less than one hour. The hubs are made of tough, durable polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and they're solid in strength and functionality. Full kits include bamboo sticks and cladding.

Caba Dome's fast snap-on hub connectors are the solution to the tedious task of crafting connectors to build geodesic domes. By using these hubs, you will reduce the time it takes to build a dome from days to less than one hour. The hubs are made of tough, durable polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and they're solid in strength and functionality. Full kits include bamboo sticks and cladding.

These elegant arched structures are made of reinforced polymer modular components, which are durable, flexible, and waterproof. With endless design possibilities, these structures can be assembled quickly and easily, with minimal cost to create a gracious living environment that's in harmony with nature.

These elegant arched structures are made of reinforced polymer modular components, which are durable, flexible, and waterproof. With endless design possibilities, these structures can be assembled quickly and easily, with minimal cost to create a gracious living environment that's in harmony with nature.