In 1951, Buckminster Fuller patented the efficient, resilient geodesic dome, and companies today are still drawing inspiration from his work. Freedomes has been making event domes for about ten years, and now they're offering a new line of gorgeous, super affordable dome kits that are perfect for everything from luxury camping to outdoor classrooms - all under 4k.
F.Domes currently offers two lines, Glamping and Classic. The Glamping domes include a “panoramic bay window” and can even be insulated so they can be inhabited in colder weather. F.Domes offers four sizes, and the smallest size at 20 square meters (215 square feet) can be popped up in four to five hours. The Glamping domes can go off the grid and can have wood-burning stoves. F. Domes says they can withstand extreme weather including “coastal winds and heavy snowfalls.”
The Glamping domes are targeted towards hotels looking for a fun alternative, and clients like Harriniva and Skeena Heliskiing have already taken F.Domes up on the offer, popping up beautiful domes in Finland and British Colombia.
Then there are the Classic domes, which F.Domes recommends for uses such as a winter garden, playground, or yoga dome. There are four Classic sizes. The company says the self-assembled domes are made of “durable materials” that can resist weather like wind, snow, and “even earthquakes.” They say the domes “do not cost the Earth, but still perform great.”
One notable Classic dome client is Google. They used the F.Domes Classic 75 (about 807 square feet) for the Google for Education program in the UK. The dome acted as a traveling classroom as Google showed how technology could change education. Another client was the Das Stue hotel in Germany, who used a F.Domes Classic 30 (around 322 square feet) for a cool “chill-out lounge” for guests.
In terms of pricing, both the Glamping and Classic domes start at around $3,690.
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