When Sarah Brown wanted to move out of her parents house back in 2019, she searched for an inexpensive structure to erect on a piece of land that she owned.
Brown ended up finding a 20-foot geodesic dome on the Facebook Marketplace and naturally, it was the perfect solution for her situation. The dome is made by the Pacific Dome company and it is certainly unique!
What is a geodesic dome?
According to Wikipedia: A geodesic dome is a hemispherical thin-shell structure based on a geodesic polyhedron. The triangular elements of the dome are structurally rigid and distribute the structural stress throughout the structure, making geodesic domes able to withstand very heavy loads for their size.
Brown lives in Maine, where summer’s are hot and muggy and winters are cold and brutal, and while the dome looks pretty cool, Brown states that the it doesn’t hold heat well in the winter (even with insulation added) or keep the heat out well during the summer months.
Living in the dome since August of 2019, Brown down plan on building a small cottage on her property as well, due to the fact that the dome is hard to keep warm and cool.
The inside of the dome is super cozy too! Complete with a wood stove, hardwood floors and a tiny kitchen!
Brown shared her ‘Domestead’ on the Facebook group : Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared, where she spoke about how fun it is telling people that it’s a ‘Domestead’ rather than a homestead, and referring to it as her ‘Dome Sweet Dome’.
The ceilings are 12-feet high!
The dome does not feature any plumbing (except on pipe running to the gray water tank-which freezes during the winter) and it features a composite toilet.
You can read more about Brown’s ‘Domestead’ on her blog!