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DomeHome Companion

Web Site

A Web presence

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the DomeHome Email List



What is the DomeHome Email List?

DomeHome is an e-mail list for geodesic dome home enthusiasts everywhere, dedicated to the discussion of geodesic domes as homes/living areas, and is maintained as a public service by Hoflin Publishing (publishers of  DOMEmagazine).DomeHome is a moderated list, meaning that all messages posted by subscribers are reviewed and forwarded by a moderator — not for purposes of censorship, but to make sure that subscribers do not become targets of unwanted e-mail advertising.

This DomeHome Companion Web site is a place where List members can post pictures of the things we talk about in e-mail — and a central location for dome-related resources.

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Stormy’s Top Ten Reasons To Build Or Live In A Dome

10. An insatiable desire to taunt hurricanes

9. Ultimate Christmas decoration: a big Santa hat

8. Lost your 90-degree builders square

7. Want to live on Icosadodecahedron Road

6. Need a place for the composting toilet

5. You like it when it rains indoors

4. Want to see mother-in-law’s face when told,
“we’re building a house from a kit”

3. Wanted square house, but ran out of money for the corners

2. Never figured out square-peg-in-round-hole game as child

And the Number One Reason To Build Or Live In A Dome:
Need a house to match his-and-hers Volkswagen Beetles!

Thanks to Stormy Henderson


the power of the world
does is done in a circle.  The
sky is round,  and . . . the earth is
round like a ball, and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds
make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same
religion as ours.   The sun comes forth and goes
down again in a circle. The moon does the same,
and both are round.   Even the seasons form a
great circle in their changing and always come
back again to where they were. The life of a
man is a circle from childhood to child-
hood, and so it is in everything
where power moves.
— Black Elk

Check out the DomeHome Survey Results
…our subscribers describe their Dream Houses.

Buckminster Fuller and Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi were contemporaries and friends. Here’s a short description of some pictures you can see here, captured and digitized from a PBS special (clicking on any of these links will open the picture in a separate window… no need to use the Back button):

picture of Noguchi and Fuller talking…

bust of Fuller by Noguchi…

A picture of Fuller standing next to his Dymaxion Car

Fuller’s head and shoulders standing in front of one of his larger domes

Fuller with a model of his Dymaxion House