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Time Lapse Video on the Construction of Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

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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

If you like geo-domes, I encourage you to:

Watch the time-lapse video below from YouTube. If you like what you see there is more information on domes over at Geo-Dome.co.uk.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Jan D
    December 12, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Super clip on the dome…a green house is a good use. Interesting to see is there any advocate in this day and age. Thanks for posting

    • January 17, 2012, 2:05 pm

      Thanks for checking it out, Jan, I’m glad you liked it!

  • Rick
    January 17, 2012, 2:15 am

    You know, several times I have tried to contact Paul at Geo-Dome in the U.K. and he doesn’t answer any of my emails. Oh well.

    • January 17, 2012, 2:06 pm

      Hey Rick- thanks for letting me know on that. I hope he gets back to you but if that’s the case then maybe I should think twice before sending people over his way..

      • Rick
        January 18, 2012, 5:00 am

        Hi Alex, I am not sure the reason but let’s not worry about it. Perhaps it was just a glitch in the system. The guy does make some nice domes though. Take care and have a good day. 🙂

        • January 18, 2012, 3:20 pm

          Hey, you too, Rick! Thanks 🙂

  • Adam Fleming
    January 22, 2012, 3:31 pm

    I want to see if with some green in it.

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