Why a Geodesic Dome is an Ideal Short-term Rental Solution

Geodesic domes are becoming increasingly popular in the vacation rental market, offering a unique blend of aesthetics, durability, and eco-friendliness that appeals to both entrepreneurs and travellers alike. Their innovative design not only stands out in a crowded market but also offers significant advantages in terms of cost and return on investment (ROI).

By choosing to invest in a geodesic dome for your rental business, you're not just offering accommodation; you're providing an unforgettable experience that appeals to the modern traveler's desire for novelty, sustainability, and comfort. This strategic decision can set your business apart and pave the way for financial success.

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Geodesic Dome Rental Business FAQ

How does the cost to entry compare with traditional rental properties?

Geodesic domes offer a low cost to entry compared to traditional rental properties. Their modular design and the use of cost-effective materials allow for a more affordable initial investment. This makes it easier for new entrants to start their business without the need for substantial capital.

What about the maintenance costs?

The maintenance costs for geodesic domes are significantly lower than those for conventional buildings. Their geometric structure gives them superior durability and resistance to extreme weather conditions, reducing the need for frequent repairs and upkeep. This contributes to a higher ROI over time.

How do geodesic domes appeal to travellers?

Travellers are increasingly looking for unique and Instagram-worthy accommodations. Geodesic domes meet this demand with their distinctive appearance and immersive nature experience. They attract a wide range of guests, from eco-conscious travelers to those seeking a luxury glamping experience, increasing occupancy rates and profitability.

Can the aesthetic appeal of geodesic domes really impact my rental business?

Absolutely. The unique and futuristic look of geodesic domes makes them highly attractive to potential renters. This aesthetic appeal can significantly enhance your listing's visibility and desirability on rental platforms, leading to more bookings and the ability to command higher rental prices.

How do geodesic domes contribute to a higher ROI?

Geodesic domes contribute to a higher ROI through several key factors: their low initial investment and maintenance costs, their appeal to a broad audience, and their ability to stand out in the competitive vacation rental market. Additionally, their energy efficiency and minimal environmental impact can also qualify them for green certifications and tax incentives, further increasing their profitability.

What kind of support can I expect from Phoenix Domes?

Phoenix Domes is dedicated to providing comprehensive support. Our team is available for both pre-sale and after-sale assistance, eager to help with any queries or challenges that may arise. From selecting the right dome kit to fit your business model to addressing any post-setup concerns, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Customer service and support are our top priorities, and we strive to ensure that your experience with Phoenix Domes is seamless and rewarding.

Whether you need advice on customization, installation, or maintenance, our expert team is just a call away, ready to ensure your venture into the dome rental market is a success.

Ready to get started?

Get in touch with the Phoenix Domes team to start your dome rental business today!

VACATION RENTAL SUCCESS STORIES

Explore how some of our clients have elevated their rental businesses and established thriving commercial operations.

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  • Four Season Glamping

    This four-season geodesic dome offers the perfect setting for any occasion. Surrounded by farmers' fields and Scanlon Creek Conservation Area.

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  • East Coast Hideaway

    Experience our secluded stargazer dome, nestled among majestic maple trees on our sprawling 30-acre estate - an idyllic retreat.

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PHOENIX DOMES FAQ

Why Phoenix Domes?

We understand the importance of your dome investment, which is why we've dedicated ourselves to providing only high-quality dome kits that are proven to be durable through diverse weather conditions and long-term, consistent use by our many satisfied customers.

  • Canadian owned & operated
  • Market-Leading Innovation
  • Same-day Customer Service
  • Customization & Ongoing Support
  • Financing Available

Financing Options

Finance your Dome or Sauna with low monthly payments!

We are proud to offer flexible payment terms for our customers.  Buy Now, Pay Later solutions with options as low as 0%

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For those in all provinces aside from Quebec and Alberta, iFinance Canada is another fantastic financial services provider we are proud to be partnered with.     

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For US customers:

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Shipping - Domestic & International

Domestic Shipping & Lead Times

For an accurate shipping quote, simply load up your cart with your chosen selections and put an order through with "Request Quote" selected as your payment method - this will notify us and we'll get back to you via email!It takes about 12-16 weeks to design, create and deliver your Custom Dome. 

Glamping package Domes are now in-stock in all of our most common sizes and ready to ship! 

The base price of your Dome shown implies pickup from our warehouse in Delta, BC outside Vancouver - additional delivery charges to your location or for door-to-door delivery do apply, and will vary based on size of Dome and geographic proximity.Please note that the dome crates are rather large and heavy items and may be too big or heavy for lift gates. In this case a forklift will be required to unload or pickup from the nearest depot. 

International Shipping

CAD and USD pricing includes all customs, duties, and brokerage fees.

For international orders, we are able to ship to the nearest international sea port - in most cases for free, with rare exceptions. In these cases, customs and duties will be the buyer's responsibility, as well as arranging brokerage and transport to your Dome's desired location.

Just Starting Out?

Get Familiar

If you've only recently discovered the magic of the geodesic Dome, we highly recommend that you take a look through our Step by Step Guide to Your Dream Dome - where you'll find a brief overview of the relevant design considerations to take into account prior to placing your order, such as platform style, lifts or lofts, custom layouts, insulation ventilation & heating options, etc.
   

Custom Orders

We're able to customize any of our Domes & Zomes exactly as you'd like them, however this will increase the lead time involved in their production and shipping. All kinds of customizations are possible, such as varying your numbers & locations of windows, doors, zippers, how much of your Dome cover you want opaque vs. transparent, etc. For quick answers regarding specifics, get in touch with us via contact@phoenixdomes.com!
   

Permitting

Depending on your intended use of your Dome, legally you may be required to go through the process of permitting it with your municipality. Provincial, state, and local regulations will vary, and are worth looking into in advance.

We can provide complimentary engineer-stamped snow and wind load ratings for AB, BC, NB, NS, and ON for all of our major Dome sizes to assist in the permitting process. We can also generally assist with finding an engineer to perform the relevant studies required for other regions.

Depending on size, our Domes are capable of withstanding between 60-100psf snow load and up to 320km/h winds. These include a safety margin of 4x for human-occupied structures, so you can rest assured that they are more than capable of withstanding whatever adverse weather comes their way. We can also provide fire testing data, as well as stamped plans for exact-fit wooden platforms. 

 

Ready to Order?

Domestic Shipping & Lead Times

For an accurate shipping quote, simply load up your cart with your chosen selections and put an order through with "Request Quote" selected as your payment method - this will notify us and we'll get back to you via email!
It takes about 12-16 weeks to design, create and deliver your Custom Dome. 
Glamping package Domes are now in-stock in all of our most common sizes and ready to ship! 
The base price of your Dome shown implies pickup from our warehouse in Delta, BC outside Vancouver - additional delivery charges to your location or for door-to-door delivery do apply, and will vary based on size of Dome and geographic proximity.
Please note that the dome crates are rather large and heavy items and may be too big or heavy for lift gates. In this case a forklift will be required to unload or pickup from the nearest depot. 
   

International Shipping

CAD and USD pricing includes all customs, duties, and brokerage fees.

For international orders, we are able to ship to the nearest international sea port - in most cases for free, with rare exceptions. In these cases, customs and duties will be the buyer's responsibility, as well as arranging brokerage and transport to your Dome's desired location.

 

Payment Methods & Deposits

We require at least 50% of your final total up front for our glamping package Domes, or a 70% deposit for a Custom Dome, with the remainder due when your dome is ready for pickup or shipping from Vancouver.
We now offer financing plans via our partners at Canadian Financial for those interested! To apply, or for more information, check out our Financing page.
In Canada, we prefer e-transfer or bank transfer whenever possible! Rather than ordering online, do let us know via email if you're okay to keep the credit card companies out of it, and we'll happily send you an invoice via Quickbooks!
   

Cancellations & Refunds

There is a 10% restocking fee for Glamping Package Domes after your initial deposit is paid if you subsequently decide to cancel your order.
There are no refunds available for Custom Domes after ordering.
Domes cannot be returned once shipped. In the event of a defect, we will do everything we can to help fix or replace anything damaged.
Returns of Add-Ons in saleable condition are acceptable at any time, with a 10% restocking/administrative fee retained and cost of return shipping understood to be the responsibility of the customer.
   

Dome En Route?

Checking for Loss or Damage During Delivery

IMPORTANT!

When your dome is being delivered, please make sure to check for any damage or missing/loose items right away and note it on the form the driver will ask you to sign. What you should be looking for with different kits is listed below. Make sure to clearly indicate any issues, or even simply potential issues that you may not be certain of. It is far better to indicate a potential problem on the sheet and to figure it out later with our help rather than not do so and miss the opportunity completely.

Without noting problems, we cannot make a claim in the event of damages. Please check your delivery immediately and make sure everything is there and in good shape.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

Please check for any holes, tears, rips, damage to the crates or any cardboard boxes, any openings in crates that struts etc could potentially have escaped from, or possible missing items ASAP, before signing the delivery slip.

  DISCLAIMER: 

Unfortunately, we have been subject to negligent carriers refusing our damage claims because these forms have not had the relevant issues noted down at time of delivery.
If you are only reporting damages later, we cannot be held responsible.

IF YOUR DOME IS NEARING DELIVERY OR EN ROUTE, CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS REGARDING WHAT TO LOOK FOR UPON ITS ARRIVAL

   

Setting Up Your Phoenix Dome

You'll find all of the relevant setup guides & instructions you need on our Resources page!

We also recommend checking out our installation video below in advance of the big day to help familiarize yourself and your team with the process:

     

 

Warranty Information

We offer a 5 year warranty against UV damage and premature deterioration of our Dome & Zome covers. During this time period, if any seams split or open up by themselves we will be more than happy to provide you with a complimentary patch kit via expedited shipping. If the cover is not easily reparable, we will provide a replacement.

Payments, Cancellations & Refunds

Payment Methods & Deposits

We require at least 50% of your final total up front for our glamping package Domes, or a 70% deposit for a Custom Dome, with the remainder due when your dome is ready for pickup or shipping from Vancouver.We now offer financing plans via our partners at Canadian Financial for those interested!To apply, or for more information,check out our Financing page.In Canada, we prefer e-transfer or bank transfer whenever possible! Rather than ordering online, do let us know via email if you're okay to keep the credit card companies out of it, and we'll happily send you an invoice via Quickbooks!

Cancellations & Refunds

There is a 10% restocking fee for Glamping Package Domes after your initial deposit is paid if you subsequently decide to cancel your order.There are no refunds available for Custom Domes after ordering.Domes cannot be returned once shipped.In the event of a defect, we will do everything we can to help fix or replace anything damaged.Returns of Add-Ons in saleable condition are acceptable at any time, with a 10% restocking/administrative fee retained and cost of return shipping understood to be the responsibility of the customer.

Permitting

Depending on your intended use of your Dome, legally you may be required to go through the process of permitting it with your municipality. Provincial, state, and local regulations will vary, and are worth looking into in advance.

We can provide complimentary engineer-stamped snow and wind load ratings for AB, BC, NB, NS, and ON for all of our major Dome sizes to assist in the permitting process. We can also generally assist with finding an engineer to perform the relevant studies required for other regions.

Depending on size, our Domes are capable of withstanding between 60-100psf snow load and up to 320km/h winds. These include a safety margin of 4x for human-occupied structures, so you can rest assured that they are more than capable of withstanding whatever adverse weather comes their way. We can also provide fire testing data, as well as stamped plans for exact-fit wooden platforms.

We Plant 100 Trees for Every Dome Kit Sold

At Phoenix Domes, we care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with One Tree Planted and have made a commitment to plant 100 tree for every dome kit sold! 

Who is OneTreePlanted?

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and environmental organizations to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife.

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