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Hand Built Geodesic Dome Cabin near San Francisco

This is a hand built geodesic dome cabin inspired by Buckminster Fuller in Lafayette, California.

It took the original owners 7 years to build! According to Zillow, it’s a “3-sphere, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home.”

Handmade Geo-Dome Cabin in Lafayette

Related: World Famous Tiny Mushroom Dome Cabin

More information and photos at Zillow and at the original listing.

Photos via Zillow courtesy of Taylor Photography Group.

Dina Del Monica of Pacific Union holds the real estate listing.

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  • Avatar Tom Osterdock September 25, 2017, 2:39 pm

    Expensive but very nice. As far as SF prices this is a very good price and there is 1 acre. Wish I had the money.

  • Avatar Lottie September 25, 2017, 4:10 pm

    Sorry but I thought was the TINY House newsletter. My bad….I’ll just back up and go read the road sign again. Darn, I’m positive it said tiny. Oh well.

    • Avatar Alex September 26, 2017, 6:18 am

      LOL, sorry, it was too cool not too share w/ you all!

  • Avatar Susanne September 26, 2017, 11:00 am

    Yes very cool!

  • Avatar jb September 26, 2017, 11:38 am

    Not even close to being tiny; affordable; or hand built.

    • Avatar Eric October 1, 2017, 5:30 am

      Depends on how much money you have whether it is affordable or not, doesn’t it?

    • Avatar Eric October 24, 2017, 4:30 am

      Critical much? You were around when it was built? Not hand built? Oh, I see, it just up and joined itself together all by itself, defying gravity in the first instance and then some… /smh

  • Avatar Lee Ann Rorex September 27, 2017, 3:03 pm

    Hm. I know the title of this site is Tiny House Talk but I enjoy the articles on small homes. as well. I don’t get why people can’t ease up a little. Who cares? It’s a website, not a government.

    • Avatar Tom Osterdock September 27, 2017, 10:42 pm

      I agree, I like the THOW the best and am designing mine. I get a lot of ideas from all the houses.

      • Avatar Lee Ann Rorex September 28, 2017, 3:15 pm

        Good luck with your THOW! Show us pics when you start or are done. 🙂

  • Avatar John Robinson October 18, 2017, 7:35 pm

    You have a great site Alex and Natalie. You post many differing styles and sizes of homes, some THOW and some homes that are small. Some are creative , some not affordable to most and some are someones idea of both creative and affordable but maybe not ours. But you do an excellent job of showing us what’s out there in a very positive light. It is up to us to take that and see what we can learn and apply to our builds. We need to realize we will not be able to apply everything to us and you should not be expecting to meet our expectations, tastes and budgets with each post. So keep doing what you do and we will find bits in each story that we like. We all have a different path and at the end of the day, it should not always be about us. Let s keep an open mind. You two do a wonderful job of keeping this blog going and keeping it fresh. thanks for doing it

  • Avatar Gabriella October 19, 2017, 3:09 pm

    Is undoubtedly a very ambitious structure…. I like the central block of the kitchen, much, the red of the majolica in harmony with the wood. But that working…! Almost like a walks ( in vertical ).

  • Avatar Eric October 24, 2017, 4:32 am

    A major downside of geodesic domes is that every little whisper can be heard anywhere in the dome, no matter how big. Something to do with the shape and angles.

    Probably a reason why not very many have been built.

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