Geodesic Dome Cabins

     Geodesic dome cabins have become an interesting trend. Their complex shape made of triangles makes them a unique structure that has many more benefits than you’d think.   

 

    By being made out of a lot of triangles, dome cabins/houses are very strong and stable. Dome cabins don’t depend on interior framing like traditional homes/cabins do. A triangle is the only shape that will retain its shape which is why these structures are strong. Since these structures are strong, they do well against natural disasters such as, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. The triangles interlock with one another and self-supports itself.

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   Dome cabins are cheaper to build. This is because less lumber is needed to construct it. They can be assembled fairly quickly, making them ideal for those who want their home ready to go in less time. Dome cabins/houses are energy efficient and they can save you 30% or more on your heating and cooling bill. According to a source found on Google, “the interior shape causes either hot or cold air flows to occur that can be used to control the internal temperature, stabilize it and make it uniform, thereby eliminating potential cold spots. Due to this shape, it acts as a giant reflector towards the bottom part, reflecting and concentrating the heat on the inside, preventing further radial heat loss.” With the air flows being controlled and stabilized this saves you from always running the heater or air conditioner thus saving you money!

(source: https://sites.google.com/site/dsdomes/conceptos)

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    Geodesic dome cabins are perfect for the mountains. Their durability and shape help them withstand the mountain weather changes such as, snow, rain, and wind. We love the way they look in a rustic cabin style. Their complex shape against with the woods and mountains as their backdrop make them look even more amazing.

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   Geodesic cabins/house are interesting structures but have a lot of benefits. What are your thoughts on them and would you live in one?