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SWEET

WATER

RETREAT

This unique off-the-grid structure sits among tall sugar pines deep in the woods of Northern California. Nestled on the grounds of a family's private retreat, the dome is designed to be completely self sustaining and camouflage into its surroundings. Once fully functioning the dome will be catching and recycling rainwater, running off of solar power, and producing food out of it's large greenhouse (Phase 3).

Some sustainable practices include: recycled tire foundation pounded with earth excavated from the site, rocks found on site were used for detailing,

up-cycled doors and windows, thermal massing, etc.. Additionally, almost everything constructed on site was built through a series of hands-on workshops to help spread the knowledge of earth friendly building. In collaboration with Phenix Construction.

WHAT

Self-sustaining

Dome Residence

WHERE

Plumas County, California

WHEN

Phase I - 2016

Phase 2 - 2019

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