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I ran into this time-lapse video on the construction of a geodesic dome greenhouse and thought I’d show you.

It took the owner approximately four hours to put together and you get to see it being done in a couple of minutes.

Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

The windows that you see on it are hinged and covered with polythene along with a flashing strip on the top edges.

If you’re new to geo-domes, they were invented/popularized by R. Buckminster Fuller in the 1940s. One of my favorite authors, Lloyd Kahn, has covered them too.

These efficient structures can be used for living, working or gardening, but do they have too many drawbacks to be practical?

Geodesic Dome Construction and Time-lapse Video
Photo Courtesy of Pauly1060/YouTube

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