Now, we all know how cool geodesic domes look, but, did you know they are incredibly advantageous as well? Because of the geometrical shapes within the dome, any structural stress is distributed more equally throughout the structure. Therefore, it’s able to hold substantially heavy loads for its size.
There are lots of different materials you can use to construct a geodesic dome. It can be made using wooden planks with stainless steel band locks often known as hub-and-strut domes. Temporary greenhouses are often built using a light one-inch beam structure and covered by plastic sheeting. Some geodesic domes are constructed out of electrical conduit or lightweight aluminum. Concrete and foam domes exist as well, typically using a steel skeleton.
Although geodesic domes look amazing, they have complications and difficulties to them. However, if you are looking to build one for whatever reason, we suggest you start small! Try your luck out with building a lightweight greenhouse as a beginner project! From there you can work your way up to something more extravagant.
This geodesic dome uses beautiful geometric patterns made out of wood to create a spherical structure. This type of building stands out from regular buildings however it seems to blend in seamlessly with the nature that surrounds it.
2. Light it Up
Add indoor lighting to a geodesic dome to create a magical and wondrous place to go at night. It looks like a space craft from outer space, or a science observatory for viewing the stars late, late at night. However, this geodesic dome is a greenhouse.
You can build your own geodesic dome with the many tutorials that are on the internet nowadays. It’s not the easiest weekend project, but with some determination and a little bit of patience, you can be sure to get it done!
4. Pool Cover
Although at first glance this geodesic dome looks like another greenhouse, it’s, in fact, a pool cover! That’s right, take a closer look! As you can see there is no floor inside but a small swimming pool or maybe a hot tub! So cool!
I think I can say without hesitation that this is one of the most unique and interesting houses I have ever seen. The geodesic dome in the middle must look amazing from inside and bring in a ton of beautiful sun rays.
If you can build something like this in your own yard, you should seriously consider it! Your kids will love you for it, you’ll impress the neighbors, and you can escape there in the night to drink a glass of wine and read your magazine in peace!
Check out this cool house that combines the charming A-frame design with the modern and unique shape of a geodesic dome. It makes for a very eye-catching building with a lot of potential to be imitated.
8. Pop-Up Garden Igloo
Are you obsessed with spending time outdoors in the garden? You can build yourself a little retreat to enjoy the fresh air and the breath of the surrounding plants. This geodesic dome is cool because it can quickly be taken down for the Winter months and put back up in Spring.
9. Chicken Coop
Spoil your chicken friends and make your garden a little bit more pleasing on the eyes with a unique chicken coop.
10. One with Nature
This dome seems to be one with nature. It almost looks like a giant beehive or birds nest. However, it is in fact, for human use! Imagine going camping here?
Check out how stunning this geodesic dome looks all covered in wooden shingles. It seems like a friendly birds nest all made up for humans to enjoy.
12. Withered and Worn
Just another example of how you can modify your dome to have a unique look. This one has the appearance to be withered and worn which gives it a funky look. Using old boards to fill in the triangle shapes is a bright idea.
I love how this house turned out because of the breath-taking windows! Those large geometric windows are a showstopper and very impressive. Geodesic domes can be quite beautiful.
14. The Hive
This structure was inspired by nature and the home of our favorite garden friends; the bees! Equipped with speakers and benches, this is the perfect place to listen to music and sound.
15. Eco Pod
People are using the geodesic domes to design homes, treehouses, greenhouses, and now rental cabins too! This one is a lovely example of how stylish and charming it can be!
Straw is an excellent insulator and therefore will help the dome stay toasty warm on cold nights. This type of dome could be great for a storage cabin or fun place to camp.
A dome to go to when you want to escape from it all and retreat to the wilderness. This lightweight dome hovers far off the chilly ground, away from the wild animals.
19. Party Domes
How beautiful are these geodesic dome tents for a party, event, or even a wedding! They are stylish, fun, and functional. Plus, they are great at protecting you from the elements! Wind and rain don’t stand a chance against these bubbles!
20. From the Inside Out
You wouldn’t even be able to tell this is a geodesic dome if it wasn’t for the gorgeous windows and the shadows of the frame. The round shape of the house brings a wonderful open flow to the environment and leaves you with high ceilings.
21. Yoga Dome
Round your yoga practice in a more rounded place! Geodesic domes are lovely buildings for the spiritual practice of yoga or meditation because of how it allows the energy to move around the room.
22. Winter Dome
The winter dome allows you to enjoy dome living all year round! It heats up quickly and retains heat efficiently. It can be equipped with all the utilities necessary; electricity, water, heating, you name it!
Give your outdoor patio a cover so you can enjoy the outdoors no matter what the weather! An easy pop-up geodesic dome is the perfect little escape for your backyard! Sit, read a book, and enjoy the sunshine.
24. Grass Roof
Make your geodesic dome even more eco-friendly by adding a green roof that is not only a charming look but has many advantages! One of those is naturally cooling your home on hot summer nights.
A lakeside view from your shaded dome! How fabulous is this image? It’s a great example of how handy a geodesic dome can be! Used for shade, sun, and fun!
26. Geodesic Dome Kit
The more popular geodesic domes become, the easier it is to find exciting projects! This one is a DIY kit that allows you to build your own! This smart kid has built a base and weaved tree branches through it.
27. Put a Door on it
A big front door on the dome makes it feel a little bit more like a regular house, that is until you step inside! There are lots of ways to add small design elements of normal houses into a geodesic dome structure.
Who would have thunk! Charming geodesic domes made out of the simplest material… Cardboard! These are great for setting up at a festival for camping, or in the house for the kids to play enjoy!
29. Dog Bed
Give your little puppy friend a little puppy pod! The most stylish DIY doghouse out there! It’s great to take apart and move around, and it will make a big impression in any home!
30. Cardboard Play Dome
Your kids will have so much fun in this homemade geodesic dome playhouse! Or they can at least use it to store all their toys and keep your house just a little bit cleaner!
I hope you have learned a little something about geodesic domes! They are so versatile and can be used in so many different ways.
We have seen everything from incredible homes to yoga studios to wilderness tents and even happy greenhouses! There are so many ways to use this unique structure and so many reasons to do so! Its multi-functionality is a huge benefit, and it’s geometric shapes create stableness, comfort, and a wonderful flow.