This article features two photo galleries: Whaley Dome Pictures
of a 34′ dome linked to 27′ two garage dome in Florida & 34′ dome built on full basement.
The Whaley’s concrete dome was constructed from American Ingenuity’s prefabricated panelized home kit.
The domes were owner built. They chose to accentuate the seam finish between the panels which involves greater finishing costs. Best to finish the seams with a flat look or curved look.
Quote from R. Whaley, Florida: “Once the dome is initially heated or cooled, the temperature remains constant. Just think of when you take your soda pop to the beach on the hottest day of the year in an inch thick foam cooler. Once the house gets cool or hot as desired, it retains that temperature and stays constant.” In 2004 their dome went through two hurricanes. The following is their comments on the storms: “We live in a 34′ dome one block from the ocean. Our domes went through Hurricane Frances and the exit winds of Hurricane Charley. During the hurricane we could hear things hitting the domes. In the morning we walked around the yard and picked up shingles and soffits from other people’s houses and washed off our driveway. It was as if nothing had happened at all.” (34′ dome home and 27′ dome garage)
To view samples of stock plans for each of the ten sizes of domes, Ai sells click on Dome Stock Plans.
To view photos and electric bills of another 34′ Ai dome built from prefab panels located in Florida click on two bedroom/two bath.
To view photos of 34′ dome built as a vacation home in North Carolina, click on Vacation dome.
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