Tiny Monolithic Dome Homes

Recently I ran into an interesting tiny house solution, they are called Monolithic Dome Homes.

They can be used for several purposes and come in a small variety of shapes and sizes…

  • Full sized homes
  • Tiny dome homes (cabins)
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Storage
  • Eco shelters “ecoshells”
  • Rentals (duplexes and fourplexes)

They are not very expensive and can be a great solution for some.

Take a look at this tiny dome home…

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For more information on these great little houses, visit the builder at Monolithic.com. Their website provides lots of information, pictures and videos.

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Alex

Alex has been living in small spaces for more than 7 years, he's the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter, and has passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity too. Thank you!

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  • Kat December 22, 2011, 11:36 am

    OMG!! I am in love with this! This is the cutest thing! Domes always seemed to large, but this is fantastic!! ~Kat

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    • Alex January 19, 2012, 10:15 am

      I so agree, Kat. I’ve always seen them as too big, but this is perfect and probably very affordable just not “normal”.

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  • Mary Hollinger January 19, 2012, 8:47 am

    This is the answer to housing all over the world. It is definitely the answer to homelessness! And a great answer for people after a major natural disaster. But also, it would be great for retirement housing. Better than mobile homes. I really like monolithic domes, large or small!

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    • Alex January 19, 2012, 10:14 am

      Thank you, Mary, glad that you liked it. I’m impressed by domes too, especially these small ones. I’m all for affordable housing that makes sense.. I love Habitat for Humanity but lots of times, they put families into homes where they end up struggling. Smaller makes so much sense for those in poverty, etc. Makes for a happier, richer life most times.

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  • Scott May 8, 2012, 5:48 pm

    This is Exactly what I was hoping to do. So COOL!

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    • Alex August 19, 2014, 4:22 pm

      Glad you liked it Scott! Thanks!

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  • gus November 8, 2012, 12:29 pm

    can you email me info on how your houseing has done in northern spaces? as i work above the 53 par. in manitoba canada and we could use this size houseing all over the north so more info please

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  • Andrew August 19, 2014, 3:40 pm

    Can you advise what insulation these have if any?
    Also how much do they cost?
    Thanks

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  • Dawn October 11, 2014, 3:39 pm

    Very interesting! Alex, thank you for bringing us such a wide variety of housing options.

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  • Cynthia October 11, 2014, 4:17 pm

    We are from Texas and you can go to the city of Italy (you will be corrected if you don’t pronounce it It-lee) and see a big monolithic community there with homes just like in this photo. Also years ago they advertised a way to own your own community and have a business with these homes. I was amazed to see their community the last time I was in TX and they have nice streets, paved walkways, etc. I believe these are or were being used for affordable rentals but the uses are endless! Loved the look of that community when we last saw it which has been a few years. Going back to live in TX in 2015 and hopefully it will be in a tiny house. Yahoo! You can see and read about these at http://www.monolithic.org. I didn’t realize how many cities this program is in and all the uses. Really worth a look. Thanks Alex for letting me think about things that once were close to home and will be again. Love Tiny House Talk.

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  • Bill October 11, 2014, 9:01 pm

    Hey Alex,
    These kind of remind me of a building I saw erected once by inflating a (wet-not set) concrete type fabric…so the idea was to inflate it ,let it harden then cut holes and windows,,,Would have been (and May HAVE been ) quite a boon in Haiti or other troubled natural disaster areas…this makes me think of those structures…

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