Eco-Dome Homes

Straight from Tatooine comes the Eco-Dome (small house, “moon-cocoon”).

Here are some features.
1. Built from local earth-filled Superadobe coils (soil-cement or lime-stabilized earth).
2. Tree free.
3. Maximum use of space through alternative options.
4. Self-contained single unit (potential for a guest house or studio apartment) or double unit (larger family residence).
5. Can be repeated and joined together to form larger homes and courtyard houses.
6. Can be built by a team of 3-5 persons.
7. Designed with the sun, shade and wind in mind for passive cooling and heating.
8. Wind-scoop can be combined with a rated furnace unit, depending on local code approval. Solar energy and radiant heating may be incorporated.
9. Interior furniture can be built-in with same material.
Price: $2,400 for a single unit (400 sq. ft. approx), $3,200 for double unit (800 sq. ft. approx.)

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Pamela Love

    Do you know of someone that can bulid an eco-dome in northern california (willits) for me? I am going to be building a home in 2 years, but I want to begin planning now.
    Thank you.

  • Arch

    Just stumbled upon your blog…very nice!
    Love this eco-dome India especially in Gujarat/Rajasthan with arid weather conditions… most of the rural homes are constructed with mud.
    Love the rustic feel:-)

  • Rick

    Wow, I can’t believe the price! Totally green home, I think you have solved the Earth’s housing problem. They are fine looking homes, I hope there is a way to waterproof them for more northern climates. Congratulations and well done! Best Regards, Rick

  • Veronica

    Would you send me information about how to contact the people who can build it in Puerto Rico???.

  • Phillip de Burgh

    i simply adore this house, it’s just fantastic. My question is though: How would you go about building something like this in the UK? When you consider that for most of the year England is somewhat damp, i would imagine that may have some effect on the matrials used or the Matrials you are able to use? Is there a protective skin i.e. Limewash (probably a bad example) that could be used?