Geodesic Dome Plans
I became fascinated with the idea of growing my own organic food in a geodesic dome after shopping at Whole Foods and Wegmans became too expensive for my tastes and since I live on the east coast and winter weather has become more and more unpredictable these last few years.
From researching the matter on the Internet it seems that the best type of greenhouse to build is the geodesic dome because you get the following advantages:
- Even distribution of light to plants and soil on the inside
- Works year around – 24x7x365
- No pesticides (if it’s poison to them what makes us think it’s good for us?)
- Economical – you can build a geodesic dome inexpensively
- Sturdy – The geodesic dome is one of the strongest structures known to man and can withstand severe weather and even earthquakes.
Now there are other ways of getting a geodesic dome built on your property. I’ve found them listed on eBay ranging from $3,500-$20,000. The parts for building your dome are all quite cheap and easy to come by. You can pick them up at your nearby Home Depot from anywhere between $100 on up (it all depends on how big a dome you want and how fancy you want to get).
What’s Inside the Guide?
The guide contains a set of plans and steps to build a geodesic dome. It’s written by Kacper Postawski. Mr. Postwaski has written quite a few guides on sustainability, aquaponics, health and growing your own food the right way.
A few years ago I had purchased a copy of his eBook “Tomato Growing Secrets” and learned a great deal about growing tomatoes. Kacper’s writing style is pretty simple and straight forward so I figured since I’m already familiar with his work I’d buy again. It’s worth nothing that Kacper’s guide is also a lot less expensive than the nearly $170 guide (the only other geodesic dome plan that looked reasonably well put together) that I found by Precision Structures LLC.
There are free geodesic plans available online and some instructional YouTube videos but none are complete enough to do the job. Precision Structures and the Eden Biodome revolution were the only two complete and credible set of plans I’ve come across.
And in case you are wondering, yes – I am growing some amazingly big tomatoes also in my new geodesic dome
The book contains the following chapters:
1. Designing the dome. (Pick the size and frequency)
2. Getting the amount of materials (2x4s) base dome your design
3. Manufacturing the Dome Struts
4. Choosing and Constructing the Foundation
5. Assembling the Dome
6. Putting in the essential biodome systems.
Mr. Postawski’s book covers basics of what you need to buy: cover sheets, building materials (you can build with metal pipe, PVC, bamboo or other woods), struts, arrow heads etc. and shows you step by step how to assemble all the pieces properly.
Not really. Certainly the case can be made that geodesic domes are overkill for growing green plants. While there are practical reasons for wanting to build a geodesic dome (like the ones I have listed above) the real appeal to me was simply the “coolness factor”. I enjoy sitting in the dome and the look of the dome from the inside and outside. The support is also pretty reasonable. I opened up a case at the main site with a few questions on my downloads and I got a response and resolution within two days.
Where to Purchase?
The guide is only available from the main website. The purchase is processed through ClickBank so it comes with a 60 day no questions asked money back guaranty. Once you’ve purchased you’ll receive an email from ClickBank with a link to your downloads.
You won’t find it listed on Amazon or at local bookstore but you can take most of the instructional PDFs and read them on an iPad or Kindle reader.
A comprehensive set of geodesic dome plans that covers the major types of geodesic domes (Type 2V, 3V, 4V etc.) and step by step instructions on how to assemble them. Kacper Potwaski has written quite a few guides on sustainability, green living, health and now on building a geodesic dome.