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Old 11-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default 26% off Dome Home kits (prepare for the zombie invasion!)

This one is a bit of a stretch for most people, but it's still a pretty good deal

http://aidomes.com/index.php?option=...337&Itemid=364

Here's a photo of a small dome home with a garage.

Overview:

Dome Homes are a pretty cool way to build a home. They are strong, quiet, energy-efficient, low-maintenance, and fairly easy to build. They are a non-standard design and are not for everyone, but if you're interested in building (either DIY or through a contractor), you can get a lot of nice benefits. These dome homes are from American Ingenuity, Inc. and are a geodesic design made from prefab triangle EPS panels and come in 22' to 60' designs (521 sq feet to 5,180 sq feet). The standard design is advertised to withstand 250mph winds, 90-pound snow loads, and 9.0 earthquakes. They've gone through Katrina, Andrew, earthquakes, etc. with good results.

The downsides are SAP (spouse acceptance factor), weird layout inside, and difficulty selling it down the road (not many people want to live in a bubble). But I think these would be cool for a vacation home/second home/cabin if you're not interested in them as a primary residence. Bonus points for zombie apocalypse/survivalist/end-of-days scenarios In my research, these are the best domes I've come across. My neighbor has a dome for his garage and it's pretty cool. The sale starts at just above $10k, so it's a pretty affordable way to start building something neat!

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdoxeedOwRo
Photo - Exterior Gallery: http://www.aidomes.com/index.php?opt...d=9&Itemid=431
Photo - Interior Gallery: http://www.aidomes.com/index.php?opt...d=8&Itemid=430

Customer Appreciation 2012 Winter Sale:

1. Save 26% off dome kit with one entryway pricing, accept delivery January 1 to April 1, 2013 with Ai selecting the month/week of shipment.
2. Receive 23% discount off the kit with one entryway pricing if kit delivered prior to January 2013 and April 1 to June 30, 2013 with Ai selecting the month/week of shipment.
3. Save 50% on all stock, modified or custom Building Plans if plans ordered before December 31, 2012.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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if I had land I would rock one of these as a JIC house/shed...
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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. ah , uhmm , What month are the ZOMBIES coming ?

and is there an extra bedroom for them ?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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I looked into building one of these years ago, they are pretty cool. Back then I didn't have land...but now I do. I might look into this again.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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. ah , uhmm , What month are the ZOMBIES coming ?

and is there an extra bedroom for them ?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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I wouldn't mind doing this but I'd never get approval from the miss.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #7
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Man cave, anyone?

If only I didn't live in a condo in socal...
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I wouldn't mind doing this but I'd never get approval from the miss.
Just show her this bad boy
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #9
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so she'll think u r gay and give u a divorce?

these guys are down the road a bit from me... wandered by on the scooter to see what their place is like, not too impressive... you'll definitely want to do due diligence... have been curious about domes for a long time... just never could quite bring myself to make the jump to completely quirky...
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Zombies taste like chicken.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:55 PM   #11
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This is cool, thanks OP!
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:52 AM   #12
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Yeah, those are totally cool and I really don't mind the weirdness factor, the ones with balconies and sunrooms are really awesome, if I had tons of money and didn't have to work another day in my life I would totally build one myself somewhere in the mountains... sigh... *slaps myself* stop dreaming and go back to work...
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