Gallery: Solaleya Domespace Homes Gently Rotate to Catch the Most Sun

Natural material use inside creates a warm ambience and healthy interior environment.
Natural material use inside creates a warm ambience and healthy interior environment.

Solaleya‘s dome homes feature 90 percent wood construction and are insulated with cork. The roofs feature sky-facing windows that suffuse interior spaces with light and an optional feature is a small mechanical structure in the base that allows the domes to rotate. According to Solaleya, turning the house 360 degrees requires roughly the same amount of energy as vacuuming the house once, and in partially-shaded areas this allows the home to maximize the amount of sun absorbed by solar panels on the roof.

Related: Rotating Girasole Home Follows the Australian Sun

While dome-living presents certain challenges such as sloped walls and finding the door, the interior shots of several spaces suggest that owners have found some inspired solutions.

Solaleya domes are the brainchild of Patrick Marsilli, who built his first model in France in 1988. Unsurprisingly, his house drew some stares and inquiries, and his company has since built more than 130 elsewhere in France, and more around the world. Solaleya is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Marsilli’s Domespace Homes.

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  1. buzybee324 May 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Do you have floor plans that I could look at? We have just started looking to see what type of homes we want and these drew my attention. Can you send mea link with floor plans?

  2. bate nasko66 November 8, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hallo dear friends!I`m from Bulgaria.I have 22,000sq.m near a small town Drianovo.I want to build simmilar houses.Need investor and architect.Plese,if it`s possible contact with me.Thank you.

  3. Leah2009 May 23, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Love this home, something to think about if our move to the USA comes to pass

  4. Ian Clayton Sadler December 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I am very interested in building a home that is in the shape of a two to three storey dome as described in the blog, please could you direct me to the architect who built this type of rotating dome shaped house.
    signed, Mr Ian Clayton Sadler. for

  5. brunhilda October 22, 2008 at 4:07 am

    If possible I want to buy the project of the UFO home. Please help me in order to get in touch with the architect. many thank’s

  6. lanlouna October 21, 2008 at 5:54 am

    i need to know who is the architect and interior designer of this ufo homes

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