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Little Domes by Faze Change Produx
Are Designed to be Low Cost and a Joy to Live In.
Little Domes by FCP are also designed to durable,
energy efficient, and safe in storms of all kinds.
Little Domes can also be made very fire safe, if you wish.
The round shape lets the storm blow around the building
instead of blowing the building over or catching it on fire.
Little Dome designs can be revised to be exactly as you wish, if you wish.
This website was last updated on Monday, November 16th, 2020.
All quoted prices below are valid until December 31st, 2021.
On Caribbean Islands and Midwest Plains
we fear high winds and heavy rains.
We want to be happy, well fed, and safe from harm.
So next to our productive organic farm
we build a little round charm,
Slightly larger than tiny and safer in storms...
A little dome home that eases our alarm.
Round homes built with EconOdome kits are engineered to be safe in high winds.
Large straps hold the the aerodynamic dome secure to the foundation at all ten corners.
The inside may be finished with all exposed wood.
This interior wood paneling is made from sheets of 1/2" raised wood paneling.
Info about and costs for 26’ 2V (two frequency) EconOdome frame, panel, and shingle Kits
(fyi: Larger EconOdome Kits are made with a 4V (four frequency geodesic geometry).
A hemispherical 4V EconOdome kit has 10 vertical trapezoids and 130 triangles.
The 26’ 2V EconOdome allows for larger skylights than a 4V dome because the triangles are larger.
The 26 ft. dia. 2V dome has 40 framed triangles made with 65 precision cut struts.
The longest strut length and triangle edge length is 8 feet.
Operable skylights aka roof windows can fit within any of the 40 large triangles.
The 8 ft. length works well with both conventional lumber lengths and 4’x8’ sheet sizes.
There is framing within each large triangular frame to better support the covering panels.
And, also to allow the large panels to be divided into smaller and easier to handle panels.
If you wish to complete your dome home more quickly and also create a beautiful ceiling:
We recommend you consider building with an EconOdome T-Beam frame kit.
The T-Beams hold both the interior and exterior panels in place with the help of "the force" of gravity.
The 26' 2V all 2x4 T-Beam frame kit costs...$4,400.
Each of the 40 large triangles is divided into 3 easy to handle pieces.
The 120 R-23 venting exterior panels with thermoplastic shingles for the 26' 2V EconOdome frame kit costs...$8,800.
The 120 R-20 interior panels with unpainted gypsum facing to the inside for the all 2x4 26' 2V T-Beam costs...$4,400.
Cost of the three kits necessary to frame, insulate, and waterproof the 26' dome...Total...$17,600.
The 120 R-20 interior panels made with
sanded 5/8" T-111 grooved wood siding instead of gypsum exposed to the interior... costs...$1,200 extra.
There is a $100 charge for each custom curb mounted skylight frame.
All skylights are curb mounted and sealed with heat welded thermoplastic to prevent leaks.
Both manual and solar operated venting skylights may be purchased from Faze Change Produx or another skylight distributor.
Faze Change Produx distributes both solar operated Velux Skylights and egress rated Supreme Skylights.
PRE-CUT 8' high 2x6 LOWER PERIMETER walls for the 26' 2V EconOdome cost $2,200.
The remainder of the construction materials will need to be purchased locally.
IF YOU LIVE IN A TROPICAL CLIMATE AND WANT A MORE HURRICANE SAFE HOME WITH LESS INSULATION
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU ORDER ECONODOME HURRICANE PANELS TO COVER THE EXTERIOR SURFACE.
ECONODOME EXTERIOR HURRICANE PANELS ARE MADE WITH
THREE LAYERS OF 3/4" PLYWOOD, VENTILATE AWAY HEAT & MOISTURE, AND,
PROVIDE A SUBSTANTIAL FLYING DEBRIS SHIELD DURING HURRICANE FORCE WINDS.
EXTERIOR VENTILATING HURRICANE PANELS WITH THERMOPLASTIC SHINGLES
AND A LOW PROFILE APEX VENT FOR TROPICAL CLIMATES COST...$6,000 for the 26' dia. dome.
If you wish to insulate and cover the dome ceiling from the inside after your dome is enclosed,
you could consider building with a MORE ECONOMICAL BASIC 26' 2V EconOdome Frame Kit.
The Basic 26' dia. 2V 2x4 EconOdome frame kit costs $3,600.
R-23 venting exterior panels with thermoplastic shingles attached cost...$8,800.
TEN PRE-CUT 2x6 LOWER PERIMETER WALLS
plus ripped to fit 4x6 corner posts
plus bracing and CUSTOM FRAMED OPENINGS.......COST $2,200.
There is an additional $100 charge for each custom curb mounted skylight frame.
All skylights are curb mounted and sealed with heat welded TPO to prevent leaks.
Skylights may be purchased from Faze Change Produx or another skylight distributor.
The remainder of the necessary materials will need to be purchased near your job site.
With a Basic EconOdome frame kit, you will need to insulate and sheetrock the dome ceiling.
Custom compact stairs and custom built-ins are also available.
The costs will depend upon the designs.
Please contact our office for complete pricing including shipping costs and custom options.
This five sided cabin has an interior loft. The floor is built above treated telephone poles. Each of the five sides is 8 foot by 8 foot.
In order to build this building without a building permit in California,
this building needed to be portable (not built on a permanent foundation).
So, it was built above pre-cast piers and boulders.
After completion this building was put on skids so it could be moved.
A similar dome cabin was built with EconOdome Kits
over 20 years ago and now being utilized as a
unique AirBnB rental near the coast in California.
Mushroom Dome Cabin:
The Air BnB management folks liked this popular little dome so much
#1 in the World on airbnb located in Aptos, California
they built an 80% scale model in their San Francisco office.
Click on pic to see more pics and to make a reservation.
This little dome cabin is located in Aptos, California
features a geodesic dome loft level sleeping area and a large deck within the trees,
you will feel like you are in an unique tree house.
Located in a quiet yet convenient woodsy location.
The perfect "check-in to check it out" destination for both
San Francisco Bay area residents and traveling future domies.
This little 13' diameter dome cabin has five sides that are each 8' x 8'.
There is a 4'x8' bathroom addition on one side.
Cost of a Basic 2x4 13' diameter 4V EconOdome frame kit is $4,000USD + shipping.
(as shown in photos with 160 triangles formed with 250 struts)
Cost of a Basic 2x4 13' diameter 2V EconOdome frame kit is $1,600USD + shipping.
(as shown in other photos with 40 triangles formed with 65 struts + T-blocking)
Vinyl faced insulation stapled over the interior side of the exterior panels,
before the exterior panels are installed,
creates a pillow effect on the finished interior.
This 14 foot diameter dome may be used as a hot tub cover.
The attractive frame may be screened, covered with plexiglass,
or overgrown with grape vines.
The photos above show a ten-sided building with a dome roof
having 40 triangles and resting on a gravel base.
If you wish more info, or, to order the complete 13' diameter EconOdome cabin kit,
please contact our office by phone (217-521-9294) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive a partially filled out EconOdome Kits order form.
We now offer 6 OPTIMIZED 2V (two frequency) EconOdome Frame kit sizes
"Basic" EconOdome frame kit prices:
2X4 Basic EconOdome 2V FRAME KIT----------------------10ft.dia. cost=$1,000) for 2X6 frame ADD $100
2X4 Basic EconOdome 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---13ft.dia.(cost=$1,600) for 2X6 frame ADD $200
2X4 Basic EconOdome 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---16ft.dia.(cost=$2,400) for 2X6 frame ADD $300
2X4 Basic EconOdome 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---19ft.dia.(cost=$3,000) for 2X6 frame ADD $400
2X4 Basic EconOdome 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---26ft.dia.(cost=$3,600) for 2X6 frame ADD $500
2X4 Basic EconOdome 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---32ft.dia.(cost=$4,400) for 2X6 frame ADD $600
ALL 2X4 EconOdome 2V "T-Beam" Frame Kit costs listed below: T-BEAM ECONODOME 2V FRAME KIT----------------------10ft.dia.(cost=$1,500)
T-BEAM ECONODOME 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---13ft.dia.(cost=$2,400)
T-BEAM ECONODOME 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---16ft.dia.(cost=$3,200)
T-BEAM ECONODOME 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---19ft.dia.(cost=$3,800)
T-BEAM ECONODOME 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---26ft.dia.(cost=$4,400)
T-BEAM ECONODOME 2V FRAME KIT with T-blocking---32ft.dia.(cost=$5,000)
A 2V (TWO FREQUENCY) EconOdome frame kit makes a dome with 40 triangles.
Each of the 40 triangles (on the four largest sizes) is divided into 3 easy to handle pieces.
Exterior R-23 insulated and ventilated panel kits cost the same as a 2V T-Beam Frame Kit.
Custom Cut Thermoplastic shingles attached to the exterior panels cost the same as a T-Beam Frame Kit.
Class A Fire Rated panels and thermoplastic shingles (to pass California codes) cost 25% more.
Interior panel kits (R-20) made with sheetrock cost the same as a T-Beam Frame Kit.
Interior panel kits (R-20) made with exposed wood instead of sheetrock cost 25% more.
All custom cut thermoplastic shingle kits are attached to the exterior panels at the factory.
So, FOR INSTANCE:
A complete 32' diameter low profile single story T-Beam Frame Kit includes:
+ 120 Interior R-20 Panels with sheetrock facing to the interior,
+ 120 Exterior Vented R-23 Panels,
+ 120 Custom cut TPO shingles attached to the exterior panels at our factory.
So as the complete 32' 2V kit costs 4 times the cost of the T-Beam Frame Kit,
the ABOVE total is $20,000.
Plus each custom framed triangle that has a skylight costs $100 extra,
even if two GLASS PANELS are in the same triangle,
SO, WITH 5 ROOF WINDOWS, the TOTAL COST FOR
THE 32' COMPLETE KIT IS $20,500 + SHIPPING
(AS SHOWN IN 32' 2V SINGLE STORY PLANS BELOW).
If you are interested in building an economical one bedroom single story dome home
that is very safe in high winds you may want to consider this 32' diameter dome home.
This is photo of a 16' diameter 2x8 lapping ten sided base.
This base is set on a retained bed of gravel.
The lapping base acts as permanent concrete forms for a radiantly heated floor.
Please contact us for additional info and pricing on this and other
Pre-Cut Foundation and Floor Forms Kits.
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