Steve Areen is not your typical builder. After a long career as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, he had an opportunity to build his own dome home on an organic mango farm in northeastern Thailand. Taking cues from his brother-in-law's brother, he used a pivoting arm technique to create a perfect sphere and then built his little Dome House using locally-made concrete bricks. Despite having just two helpers, Steve completed construction of his tiny home in just six weeks, and it only cost him about $8,000.
Steve Areen built this beautiful home in just six weeks
The home is located on an organic mango farm in NE Thailand
Details such as doors and screens were added once construction was complete
A beautiful grass roof caps the bedroom dome
Steve built small ponds on the property to add to the serenity
Openings throughout provide natural light and ventilation
All of the materials were sourced locally
The steps are mounted on a pipe leading to the top of this dome
The bathroom is like an atrium - filled as it is with plants, including orchids
Steve handpicked slate and stone to lay the floors
Everything about this home is peaceful and organic
Notice the small gas stove - perfect for a tiny home
The decor perfectly matches the home design
Air vents allow hot air to escape
The foliage is so dense you can barely see the home from afar
The terracotta paint fits the surrounding environment perfectly
There is virtually no distinction between outdoors and indoors
The bathroom again - we can't get enough of it!
This is Steve's first dome house, but he has plans to build more!