Anja and Thomas' Dome Home Experience
"We decided to buy a dome (20'/300sqft.), because the prices for housing are crazy expensive in the place we live. We were lucky enough to find a piece of land where we could build the dome and have electricity, a septic tank and water. This allows us to live in the dome all year round.
First we prepared the ground by making it perfectly flat and spreading out a 4 inch layer of gravel. After that, we laid down a thick plastic cover on the gravel in order to build the dome on it and lock out the moisture from underneath.
Building the dome was pretty straight forward. We were 3 persons and it took us about 2 days. Building the structure was easy (about 4 hours), but installing the covering layers was tricky. We would recommend 4-5 persons to help pull over the outer cover.
After the dome was set, we installed a wooden floor, a wood stove and a kitchen.
Everyone who considers living in the dome all year round, should install a wood stove and a proper fan in order to have a nice room climate and keep the moisture out. If you do not control the moisture, you will probably have problems with mould!
After living in our dome for 4 months, we can definitely say that it was the right decision to buy it. The quality of the materials and the manufacturing are excellent. Not to mention the excellent and friendly customer service provided.
We would definitely recommend Phoenix Domes!"
Anja Valentin, Gulf Islands, BC