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Tiny Geodesic Dome Cabin Built from Recycled Materials Sits Serenely In the Woods of Oregon

Posted By Diane Pham On November 21, 2012 @ 4:45 pm In Architecture,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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The project began with an idea: by reducing the size of a house, Jeffrey [2] could increase the space he lives in; a smaller home would force him outside and into nature.

Because he felt that much of the western world has become a “throw-away” society, he wanted to integrate as many recycled and low-impact materials [3] into his design as possible. Moreover, because the knowledge of the value of materials is being lost, he knew that if he limited his materials palette, he would be required to use techniques and materials he is not familiar with, thus building his understanding and reducing waste.

The cabin [4] is quite small, with room for only a bed, a desk and a small wood stove for winter heat. The geodesic dome shape was inspired by his stay in a beautifully crafted 30-foot wide dome house a few years ago in Dunster, BC. The lack of empty corners in the dome gives him a feeling of being enveloped by a space in a unique and comforting way, and for more practical reasons, the structure could more easily be constructed from reclaimed materials.

+ Jeffrey the Natural Builder [2]

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[2] Jeffrey: http://jeffreythenaturalbuilder.com/wordpress/tiny-home-dome-2/

[3] recycled and low-impact materials: http://inhabitat.com/modern-cabinets-built-from-recycled-gymnasium-floorboards/

[4] cabin: http://inhabitat.com/tiny-off-grid-cabin-in-maine-is-completely-self-sustaining/

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