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Dome houses have been around for thousands of years. A dome is a very sturdy structure with minimal surface area and lots of interior space. Geodesic dome construction is now more accessible and viable than ever. You can easily build a dome using a combination of at-home 3d printing, modern plastics, and simple materials. Most of these materials can be acquired from Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and other building supply stores.

The dome described in this how to build a DIY geodesic dome house guide is a very new design at the time of writing this article. We have built them and distributed the technology as hobbyists, but we have not performed any kind of safety testing. While we can talk about geodesic dome construction in a general sense; it is important to realize that the structures built in this guide are made with very lightweight building materials. We believe them to be a comfortable and relatively strong structure that potentially meets the needs of many. Please read everything with a discerning eye, especially when partaking in a multi-thousand dollar project.

UPDATE: 7/4/2020
If you are interested in my domes, I am now selling kits that include a waterproof cover fabricated of the same material used in modern waterproof yurt designs. Check it out, here.

The most important step of building a geodesic dome house happens last but without it, you will not have a waterproof structure. This final important step is the application of SPF roofing foam and it is to be done by a professional. SPF is an expensive roofing material that is re-enforcing and allows us to use strong plastic panels to construct our dome rather than a material such as marine plywood that might bare loads, staples, or nails.

This is where SPF foam roofing comes in. SPF foam roofing is a dense closed-cell polyurethane spray system often used on commercial roofs and other projects. At the time of reading this, I believe SPF roofing is more expensive per-square-foot than shingles or metal roofing.

Here is are some PROS of tiny geodesic dome houses:

Here are some CONS of tiny geodesic dome houses:

  • The maximum size is limited. If you want the center of your panels to withstand the force of someone large leaning on them, you will want to re-enforce your dome if the floor space is greater larger than 120 square feet. There are many creative ways you can do this, but it is always important to refer to local and national building codes when getting ready to partake in any construction project.

Here is our material list with the appropriate links of where to buy each item:

  1. (Quantity 20) Insulation Foam Board (4’x8′) Product on HomeDepot.com <- Direct Link
    These foam boards have amazing compressive strength when they are used to build a geodesic dome. They will be used for the panels.
    how to build a geodesic dome house - foam boards
  2. (Quantity 2) Drywall screw pack (1LB) on HomeDepot.com <- Direct Link
    how to build a geodesic dome house - the screws
  3. (Quantity 1) Geodesic dome frame kit made for 1×2 Lumber Thingiverse <- Direct Link
    The geodesic dome kit at the link above is not your standard home depot product link. It is a file for creating the angle-guides needed to make this dome. But don’t worry! you can upload the contents (the *.stl files) to this website and they will print them for you and send them to you. Get an instant quote. If you are familiar to 3d-printing you can easily print a set of those connectors using a Monoprice-mini 3d printer, and about $30 of PETG filament. The instructions on making the frame of the geodesic dome are in the above link to Thingiverse or you can get them here in a PDF. The author sells them at a very discounted rate and their contact information is on the page.

    The instructions for making the dome are relatively simple. Follow the instructional pdf on how to create your geodesic dome frame and then cut polystyrene panels to fit in the gaps. You can simply have one person hold a foam-panel over the frame gaps while somebody else stencils the triangle with a sharpie. Then score those drawn edges with a razor and snap off the edges. Another razor-less option is to get an affordable foam cutter on amazon here. Once your foam panels are in place glue them in using gap-filling foam. For the door, we simply created an extra-dome sub-section with the connectors and attached it using an affordable random hinge-set from home-depot that has three metal hinges.

    Windows are relatively easy. We recommend getting some cheap plexiglass pieces and putting them over cut-holes and securing them to the structure using Flex Tape or the Gorilla brand equivalent which costs half as much.

    Cover anything you don’t want to be encased in SPF foam forever, and let the professionals cover the structure. What you will be left with is a strong and very insulated geodesic dome house for around $3,000. You can find SPF roofing kits if you’re a qualified contractor by looking on Amazon.

BEST WAYS TO FIND SOMEONE’S DATING ACCOUNTS ONLINE

find anyone's online dating profile

Are you or someone you know looking for a specific person’s dating profile? This article may serve as a definitive guide to finding someone’s online dating accounts. These steps can be performed on websites such as Match.com, POF.com, and many of the adult-affair websites. Most people use the apps Bumble and Tinder to have affairs. If you are just looking to find a specific person Bumble go here, and if you want to find someone’s Tinder profile go here.

4 tips for finding someone’s dating profiles online:

  1. Enter their known email address then use the “forgotten password” feature.
    The drawback to this approach is that there is no way to know if the individual is currently active on the service. It can indicate that they at least had a profile. It is common for people to think they have deleted or deactivated their account without actually doing so because these websites often make it difficult to delete and deactivate.
  2. Do a Phone Number lookup. Many dating apps are directly linked to a phone number.
    For example, the two dating apps that over 90% of people use (Tinder, and Bumble), both allow you to log in with the phone number associated with the account. You can enter that phone number and request a password reset and then look to see if that person happens to check their text messages, and then ask them what they are looking at.
  3. Create your own account on the dating site. If you have some spare time on your hands you can use an alter ego with a burner phone and email to create your own account on dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. This will allow you to manually search for the person yourself. This approach may be risky and if your significant other finds out that you have a dating profile they may accuse you of cheating. If you use this approach, quickly delete your profile after the search.
  4. Use a people finder site.
    There are a few really good people-finder sites that search for specific users on dating applications. https://buzzhumble.com/ searches for people on the Bumble dating app. https://albion-services.com/ searches for people on Tinder. Most people who are online dating are using either Tinder or Bumble making them the best place to start your search.

My father was a police officer for 35 years and he once told me that locks only existed to keep honest people honest. However, when it comes to having a cell phone locks can do quite a bit more than protect someone’s valuables. They protect secrets. I have a suggestion that may or may not work for you. I have tried it with success. Very early on in your relationship, you should make it clear that you want to be monogamous. If your partner wants to take things seriously there should never be any secrets. You should always have each others cell phone and social media passwords. The longest relationships I know of share this element. I really hope this information helps!

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