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originally posted by: benrl
Pricings not bad,
I looked into these awhile ago Concreate canvas they run around 25k, unfinished.
So 25 for a finished concrete domes not bad.
Wife an I have been reasearching Tiny houses, Earthsheltered homes, and things like concrete domes.
Seems 25k tends to run the entry point if you don't want to do all the building yourself.
originally posted by: buster2010
They look like they would do the job but the ten years lifespan bothered me a little. Does that mean you have to buy another one after ten years or do you just put another layer of concrete on it? Have you looked into the earthships?
For its 400 students and 30 teachers, Grand Meadow’s approved plan calls for five Monolithic Domes – 81,000 square feet for classrooms, media center, gymnasium, cafeteria and multipurpose center with a stage.
“I think our greatest challenge has been making folks understand that this is clearly a better way to build,” Klaehn said. "I think it’s just a matter of letting them see how well they’re built. This will be the first Monolithic Dome school in Minnesota, and anyone who knows anything at all about our weather will realize that they’re the answer to our cold winters.”
Supt. Brown said the heating bill from February, 2001 – the last winter in the old building – was $28,000. Fast forward five years and the heating bills have doubled; therefore, a current utility bill would be around $56,000!
These days, the bill is about $11,000 a month. The Superintendent said when energy costs went up awhile back there was a “spike” in the bill, to approximately $12,000 – $12,500; but it came back down to around $11,000, where it remains year-around.
originally posted by: Slickinfinity
I build homes for a living and when I build my own custom home I might just go with something like a dome. Good thread .