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American Ingenuity (Ai) has been "Going Green" since 1976 by designing floor plans and manufacturing eco-conscious, "Green" Dome Building Kits that result in super-strong and super-energy efficient, low-energy consuming homes.

Ai is doing its own "Stimulus" bill and the savings will go directly to you.  We have two discount plans depending on when you accept delivery of your dome kit.  Save 20% off Ai's 2009 Building Kit with one entryway pricing if you can place a 30% deposit prior to December 15 and take delivery of your kit before April 30, 2011. Plus if you allow Ai to select your month of shipment (Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar or Apr 2011)  you can receive an additional 4% savings.

Or if you plan on building in one to two years choose to Save 15% on Ai's 2009 Buillding Kit with one entryway pricing by placing a 10% deposit before January 1, 2011 & take delivery of your kit before January 1,2012.  If you are not ready to receive shipment by Jan 2012, you may extend the discounted Kit price another year till Jan 2013 by making another deposit before Jan 2012.  Save 33 1/3% on all stock, modified or custom Building Plans if you order your plans before January 1, 2011.  To learn more about each Discount Plan, please click on 15% Discount


As of November 30, 2010 Ai is changing web host providers & upgrading our web site.  As a result many of our pictures and some videos do not work.......  American Ingenuity apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you.    

American Ingenuity domes protect your personal belongings because the domes come with a hurricane, earthquake and tornado guarantee.  A triangle is the strongest shape known to man.  To view a video that describes this, please click on Triangle versus Rectangle.  The dome's geodesic shape combined with the steel reinforced concrete exterior allows for such a guarantee.  Our standard design will accommodate forces in excess of 250 mph winds, 90 lb. snow loads and #9 earthquakes.

In over 30 years Ai domes have survived all major USA hurricanes (Andrew & Katrina), tornados and a Hawaiian earthquake, with no structural damage. If more homeowners and government officials in Haiti, Africa, Chile, the Pacific Fire Rim, USA earthquake areas of western & middle America, built American Ingenuity Domes, there would be less deaths and home destructions.  To read a recap of the Ai dome and acts of nature, click on Nature.

To view 100 pages of pictures of a dome built in Florida from excavation of the land to the shell assembly to the interior finishing, click on Florida Dome

NEW....NEW....NEW.....Ai is updating its CD and DVD from their original 23 minutes to include an additional 250 construction pictures and 39 finished pictures of Ron & Marti Kaufman's California 45' dome residence with a 34' dome garage.  The new CD's and DVD's will be available around Nov us for pricing and availability by clicking on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The United States Department of Agriculture has a Rural Development program which loans on housing.  To learn about this program, click on USDA Rural.   To learn where your local agency is, click on Rural Listing.

To learn about the 15', 18' and 20' two frequency domes American Ingenuity has designed for the rebuilding of Haiti, please click on Haiti Domes and scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the info.

Ai Domes protect and lower your maintenance budget because their concrete roofs contains no shingles and no wood to rot, or to burn or to be eaten by termites. To learn more, view the Advantages menu item above. To view a YouTube 55 second video featuring Ai's dome, click on Green Living.  To view a CBS Sunday Morning news show YouTube video featuring Ai's geodesic dome and Buckminster Fuller, click on Geodesic Dome.

Ai domes protect your pocket book by saving you 50% to 70% off your heating and cooling costs.   The major reason for this is the insulation Ai uses. It consists of a seven inch thick block of R-28 expanded bead polystyrene (E.P.S.) which is comparable to 11 inches of fiberglass batting. Plus the insulation is not interrupted by wood and there is no wood in the home's exterior walls to rot or burn. (During the kit assembly a temporary wooden rib system is used.  Once all the seams between the panels & the entryways & dormers are concreted, the wooden rib system is removed.  The dome is self supporting). The exterior of the dome is steel reinforced concrete, no shingles to blow off in high winds.  Paint the exterior concrete with concrete primer & latex paint.  This link, Composition, describes Ai's component panel.

There are four very useful Blue Buttons on this Home Page.  The blue button titled Video Dome Overview gives a brief explanation of the Ai Dome building kit.  The second blue button, Video CNBC Interview, shows one of Ai's dome owners being interviewed by CNBC.   The third one explains how to receive Free Info by calling 1-321-639-8777.  And the fourth titled, Visit our Store, permits the ordering of a $2 DVD or $9 Planning Kit which includes a 60 page Stock Floor Plan Booklet, DVD or CD, mini-dome and other info. 

If you do not find a stock plan to fit your lifestyle, Ai's designers can modify a stock plan or design a custom plan from your sketches. To view the prices for the stock plans and building kits, click on Stock Plans & Stock Kit Prices.  The file Finished Cost explains what it will cost per sq.ft. to build a dome in your neighborhood.  To view over 150 pages of info, lay your cursor on each menu item and then click on the submenu links.

To view a finished dome: rent our North Carolina dome cabin, visit Ai's Florida office domes and a Florida dome home, view the YouTube videos, view the pictures on this web site or purchase the DVD.  

The State of Florida requires Insurance Companies to offer reduced rates to homes that have high wind mitigation features.  The American Ingenuity dome meets and exceeds these requirements.  One of Ai's client's hurricane insurance premium went from $850 to $90 after he had his dome inspected and a Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form was completed by a Qualified Inspector.

The Dome Building Kit consists of the component panels for the dome's exterior shell and one entryway.  The middle of each component panel consists of seven inch thick R-28 E.P.S. insulation. On the exterior side is 1/2" to 3/4" thick steel reinforced concrete and on the interior side of the insulation is 1/4" Georgia-Pacific wall board.  (The kit does not include any doors or windows or interior items, we figure you should not pay shipping on standard items that you can purchase locally from Lowes or Home Depot or off Craigs List, etc.). 

Onsite the dome building kit is assembled by placing the panels one row at time, interlocking the steel mesh between the panels, concreting the seams between the panels (an area about 6" wide and 4" deep) and concreting the entryways and dormers.  The interior shell wall board is finished just like conventional sheetrock with tape and joint compound. To learn about the kit assembly and to view pictures of the panel placement, click on Assembly.  

If you do not have the time to erect the Dome Building Kit, Ai knows of a Kit Assembly Consultant who travels world-wide and supervises your kit assembly.  Then either you or your Contractor hires local subcontractors to complete the interior finishing (plumbing, electrical, framing, window/door installation, cabinetry, etc.).  To learn what is included in the Dome Building Kit, click on Contents.  To learn what is not included in the Kit, click on Not Included.  

Due to Ai's domes air tight envelope, a Heat Recovery Ventilator or an air exchanger can be installed in the dome to control moisture and bring in fresh air and Geothermal Pipes can be installed in the ground to reduce your heating and cooling costs even lower. 

To date American Ingenuity has sold kits into 46 U.S.A states and twelve foreign areas.  Ai has exported domes to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands-St. Kitts and St. Croix, the British Virgin Islands-Tortola, West Indies-Nieves, Canada, Israel, Jamaica, Bahrain and the Faroe Islands (between Iceland/Scotland/Norway). To learn more about importing our domes, click on Importing

New International Site:  By January 2011, Ai domes will be in a thirteenth international location:   Tasmania!   A 34' kit, shipped in a 40' containter, is on its way and will arrive in Tasmania by Christmas.

Why do you not see thousands of American Ingenuity Domes in your region?  Lenders are very conservative and want a 25% to 35% down payment based on the finished price of the dome.  Ai is working with President Obama's administration, hoping that his administration will make loans available for American Ingenuity's super-energy efficient, new technology, outside-the-box dome homes.


Check out all of our savings with coupons and for layaway using the Coupons and Savings tab on the above left menu.   



View and print out our stock floor plans by clicking here, PDF.


Learn how to purchase the stock floor plans in DXF format in order to design your own floor plan, using an autocad program.  Click here,  DXF.



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