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EconOdome offers versatile, self-made dome home kits


Illinois-based designer and builder Wil Fidroeff has been helping people build their own dome homes for the past 30 years. His company, Faze Change Produx, creates six 10-sided DIY dome home building kits using the wood and thermoplastic polyolefin, a low-cost and high-strength single-layer roofing material. EconOdome triangular and triangular board kits pre-cut and partially assembled with detailed instructions; The company even offers personal advice if needed.

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According to Fidroeff, EconOdome houses are built similarly to regular houses, starting with the foundation and main floors. Next, the vertical walls were constructed, followed by the roof frame. When the walls are erected, 130 triangular roof elements connect together to form Dome Top. 10 equal sized edges of the dome make it easier to arrange everything.

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dome under construction

“Our two most popular types of chassis are the ‘T-Beam’ chassis, which features a exposed wood interior and a more economical ‘Basic’ chassis. Fidroeff told Inhabiat, the third type of frame is called ‘Double Dome’. “A Double Dome frame might consist of two EconOdome Basic 2 × 4 frames (one dome inside a larger dome). Or, Double Dome could include the EconOdome Basic 2 × 4 chassis outside plus the EconOdome T-Beam chassis inside. EconOdome frames are often used to build a two-story house above a wall with a 10-sided circumference. ”

work on building domed house frames from wood

Components in the chassis are precisely cut to fit and minimize construction waste. The wood includes pre-drilled holes for screws and a stainless steel cover.

hammock inside the domed house

26 feet full insulation models run around $ 18,000, although the company also offers cheaper options with its smaller models. The 26-foot model, just over 800 square feet, features two floors with a fully equipped kitchen on the first floor as well as a bedroom on the top floor. The top floor has room for half a bath and space for office or storage. Available colors include white, golden brown and light gray, while the interior is finished in exposed wood.

On the left, wooden cabinets in the kitchen of a domed house.  To the right, the wooden frame of a domed house.

A smaller, 13-foot option Small dome, retains the signature, the 10-sided design but cuts the number of triangles on the roof to 40. People living in tropical climates can opt for hurricane panels made of three 3/4 layers inch Plywood and a vent on the top to vent heat and moisture.

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Photo via Wil Fidroeff

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