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Hurricane, Tornado Guarantee. Ai domes survived Hurricane Andrew's 165 mph winds/tornado and Katrina's 140 mph winds

Great News, Ai has just learned that Sovann Kang, a Home Mortgage Consultant with JP Morgan in Tacoma, Washington, is offering to finance the construction of a dome-home, in every state, for those who qualify.  To view his contact info, click on Lender. Also Ai has a brand new video that includes film showing our prefabricated panel being manufactured. To view, click on the video to the right named Detailed Dome Video.  Enjoy. 

 17% Discount - Dome Housing Kits*
Save $2,679 to $11,155
40% off Building Plans
2013 Summer Sale...take delivery by August 15, 2013 with Ai selecting the month/day of delivery. Learn more click on Cost Savings.   *Excludes Eco Cottage Kits.  Scroll down to view Eco Cottage Kit info & kit pricing of $12,999 to $14,999.
American Ingenuity manufactures nine dome building kit sizes from 371 sq.ft. to over 5,000 sq.ft.  To view Kit Sizes & square footages, click on Specs. To learn about finished cost, click on Finished Cost. 
The Expanded Bead Polystyrene Insulation (EPS)
 Utilized in the Ai Dome Building Kit Does NOT Contain
 HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane)
or TCPP (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate
 or Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) or Formaldehyde.


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SUPER-STRONG......up to 225 mph Hurricane Winds
& Category 4 Tornado Guarantee
 The dome's geodesic shape combined with the steel reinforced concrete exterior allows for such a guarantee.  Ai's standard design will accommodate up to 225 mph hurricane winds, category 4 tornadoes and 75 lb. snow loads. 

In over 35 years, Ai domes have survived all major USA hurricanes (Andrew & Katrina), tornados, a Hawaiian earthquake, and a 30" in diameter hickory tree impact with no structural damage.  To read a recap of the Ai dome and acts of nature, click Nature.

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 & windows/doors/shutters inspected and a Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form was completed by a Qualified Inspector.

Would you like to live in a super-strong, super-energy efficient dome home instead of an inefficient box shaped conventional house? To view a 12 page color brochure that illustrates Ai's component panel, kit assembly process, and finished dome pictures, please click on Color Brochure.


SUPER-ENERGY EFFICIENT......Save 50% to 60% on your heating & cooling costs

Ai domes protect your wallet by saving you 50% to 60% off your heating and cooling costs. The major reasons for low utility bills are reduced surface area of the dome and its thick insulation. In the 27'-60' domes, the insulation consists of a seven inch block of rigid R-28 expanded bead polystyrene (E.P.S.) which is comparable to 11 inches of fiberglass batting.

For example American Ingenuity's Florida dome offices are a 45' dome connected to a 34' dome of 3,700 sq.ft. utilizing all electric power.  In the hot Florida summer months, Ai's offices can be cooled to 76 degrees for less than $80 a month. A 34' Ai dome of 1,200 sq.ft. located in Melbourne Florida can be cooled to 76 degrees for less than $35 a month in the hot Florida summer months.  In colder climates your dome will be even more energy efficient.  

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 with no shingles to blow off in high winds.  Paint the exterior concrete with concrete primer & latex paint.  This link, Composition, describes Ai's component prefabricated panel.

Klaus Kolb's South Carolina Ai dome home earned EPA's Energy Star.  Home Energy Partners certified his home used 61% less energy than in comparably-size housing.  To lean more, click Energy Star.  He installed a geothermal cooling & heating system.  Klaus's 2003 total monthly average energy bill was $49. This includes the electricity and propane costs for his entire 1,600 sq.ft. - 40 ft. dome.

Jim Collar's Utah Ai domes operate off the grid by using photovoltaic's, masonry heater fireplace and passive solar water tubes. To learn more, click on OFF The Grid.



Ai Domes protect and lower your maintenance budget because their concrete roofs contain 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.



New...New...New.....Introductory Sale Price $12,899** regular price $18,595----22' ECO Cottage Dome Building Kit with 4' risers (22 foot in diameter - 371 sq.ft.) Prefab panels include 3 1/2" EPS insulation (R14) with 1/4" wallboard & 3/4" steel reinforced concrete exterior. 22' kit contains all the panels for the dome shell along with panels for one entryway, two window dormers and one door dormer. Also includes two sets of building plans, Assembly Manual & misc parts. To view construction pictures, please click on video to the right named Brief Video.  For details, click on Cottage. Great for Special Hideaway, vacation cabin, mother-in-law quaters, hunting refuge, tiny home, micro home or starter home.  The Ai dome is much stronger & more insulated than a tent or yurt.  To learn about customizing your 22' dome with upgraded 7" EPS insulation and five foot tall risers, click on Eco Custom Cottage

Introductory Sale Price $13,999** regular price $20,020----ECO Custom Cottage Dome Building Kit with five foot risers. Total sq.ft. 498 sq.ft. (22 ft dome first floor of 371 sq.ft. with optional loft of 127 sq.ft.) This 22 foot in diameter dome has been customized from Ai's basic 22' Eco Cottage Kit.  This kit has increased insulation and increased riser wall height from four feet to five feet.  The additional one foot in height increases your loft or optional attic square footage to 127 sq.ft. which is 46 more square feet than is in the  Eco Cottage dome building kit.  The standard insulation thickness for an American Ingenuity 22' dome is 3 1/2".  This kit's insulation size has been increased to 7" R28 insulation resulting in increased energy efficiency.  To view more info, click on Eco Custom Cottage.



American Ingenuity, Inc. (Ai), located in Rockledge, Florida, (about one hour east of Orlando) has been business since 1976.  Ai manufactures dome building kits in diameters 22', 27', 30, 34', 36', 40', 45', 48' and 60' which range from 373 sq.ft. to 5,180 sq.ft.....from one bedroom/one bath to four/five bedroom/three bath homes.    To learn about the 12 foot in diameter Pod - Utility Dome Kit to use for camping out on your property, storage shed, well pump cover or for a hunting shelter, click on 110 sq.ft. Pod.

To view info on square footages by dome size, click on Specs.  To view stock floor plans, click on Plans and scroll down the page for the blue hyperlinks. To view the regular and sale pricing of the stock plans and the regular and sale pricing of the Dome Building Kit with Building Options for each plan, please click on Plan & Kit Pricing.   Call 321-639-8777 or email to receive other stock plans via email.  American Ingenuity's Building Plans are new and improved.  An Expanded Assembly Manual is now available with each new dome order!

The American Ingenuity Dome and its inventor, Michael Busick, were written about on page 100 in the October 2010 issue of Popular Science Magazine.  The issue's theme was  "The Future of the Home, LIFE ON THE EDGE, Extreme Habitats for a Changing World".  The article about Ai showed a reprint of the front page cover story that Popular Science ran on the American Ingenuity Dome in 1987.  This October 2010 article on Ai was named, "THE FUTURE THEN.....FROM THE POPULAR SCIENCE ARCHIVES". If you would like to receive via email a pdf of the orginal Popular Science 1987 Cover Story which featured the American Ingenuity dome and its founders and the 2010 article featuring the Ai dome, click on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What Do The 27' - 60' Prefab Triangle & Riser Panels Consist Of?

Prefabricated panels include a center core of 7" rigid Expanded Bead Polystyrene (EPS) insulation (R28) with adhered 1/4" Georgia Pacific Densdeck gypsum wallboard on the interior with 3/4" steel reinforced concrete exterior.  22' dome has 3 1/2" EPS. The 12' Pod panels consist of 2" EPS with no wallboard and no steel reinforced concrete. To learn more click on Composition.  If 1/2" wallboard is required by your building department, the wallboard can be upgraded to Georgia Pacific's DensArmor.  It is the same moisture resistant, mold resistant gypsum wallboard as the Densdeck...only thicker.

 What Does The Dome Kit Consist Of?

The Ai Dome Building Kit (22'-60') consists of all the component panels for the dome's exterior shell and one entryway. Your floor plan selection determines how many more entryways or dormers your kit contains.  Entryways and dormers are structural awnings that extend out from the dome.  Under them a 2x4 framed wall is built on site to accept your locally purchased windows and doors. To view Kit Contents, click on Kit.  To learn more about the entryways and dormers, click on Building Options. The kit does not include any doors or windows or interior items, Ai believes you should not pay shipping on standard items that you can purchase locally from Lowes or Home Depot or off Craigs List, or eBay, etc..  To view items not included in the kit, click on Not Included.

How Is the Kit Assembled?

Onsite the dome building kit is assembled by placing the panels one row at time, overlapping and locking the steel mesh between the panels with "C" rings, 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 similar to conventional sheetrock. To view Ai's new dome video, click on Dome Video.  The standard foundation for the Ai dome is a concrete slab.  However the dome can be built on a basement with wood first floor joists or concrete first floor, concrete columns and concrete platform, etc. 

To view assembly and finished pictures of a 45' Ai dome built on a basement, click on Stroupe Dome.  A temporary wooden rib system is installed to support the panels until the seams/entryways/dormers are concreted.  Once all concrete work is finished and the entryways and dormers are framed in, the rib system can be removed. The dome shell is self supporting. To view info about the rib system, click on Rib System.  To view a video showing panel assembly, click on Ulm 40' Dome on Superior Wall Precast Concrete basement.

To learn about the kit assembly and to view pictures of the panel placement, click on Assembly.  To learn what the finished cost (turn key cost) of your dome home could be, please click on Finished CostAn Expanded Assembly Manual is now available with each new dome order!

Once your foundation is in place, if you do not have the time to erect the Dome Building Kit, Ai knows of an independent Kit Assembly Specialist who travels world-wide and supervises your kit assembly and supervises the application of the first layer of concrete into the panel seams and onto the entryways and dormers.  Then either you or your Contractor hires a finish stucco crew to apply the second layer of seam concrete & the finish concrete to the entryways and dormers.  For interior finishing hire local subcontractors to complete the plumbing, electrical, framing, window/door installation, wall board finishing, cabinetry, etc.  

The Ai prefab concrete dome home building kits are especially designed for do-it-yourselfers or the diy owner builder.  All the panels come marked with numbers and letters to match the building plans and the Assembly Manual.

How Can I View Ai Domes?

American Ingenuity's Florida office domes (45' & 34' of 3,700 sq.ft.) are open for viewing by APPOINTMENT ONLY Mon-Fri (except for holidays).  Arrive between 9 am - 1 pm. Once a month Saturday tours are available. Call 321-639-8777 for details. Click on Tour for info.  The domes sold by Ai become private homes.  If Ai had models throughout the world the price of the dome kit would double.  As a result Ai is thankful that a few dome owners allow us to give out their name and number.  Usually the closest dome you can view will be four to six states away from your location. To view free info, click on Info.

For $2 plus mailing costs, purchase a DVD.  It shows panel manufacturing, domes under construction and finished domes.  Order the DVD by clicking on Online Store.  To view this new DVD, click on New DVD.

To view a youtube video showing the interior and exterior of an Ai two dome complex for sale in Albuguerque New Mexico, click on Domes.  To view a visual tour of an Ai dome in Illinois, click on 40' Home. 

American Ingenuity Domes for Sale

Finished dome home located in Port Charlotte Florida just came on the market. The 45' dome home is linked to a 40' garage dome with 34' screen dome. To view info on this dome home and others, click on Great Buy.

 Where are Ai Domes Located?

To date American Ingenuity has sold kits into 47 U.S.A. states and thirteen foreign areas.  To view info about Ai's Florida Dome Offices, click on Offices.  The domes sold by Ai become private homes.  If Ai had models throughout the world the price of the dome kit would double.  As a result Ai is thankful that a few dome owners allow us to give out their name and number.  Usually the closest dome you can view will be four to six states away from your location.

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, Tasmania and the Faroe Islands (between Iceland/Scotland/Norway). To learn more about importing Ai domes, click on Importing





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