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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: the foundation of the building being constructed out of recycled tires pounded with the earth excavated from the site, rocks that were dug up are used for detailing, and the front facade is comprised of up-cycled doors and windows. Additionally, almost everything constructed on site was built through a series of hands-on workshops to help spread the knowledge of earth friendly building.

WHAT

Self-sustaining

Dome Residence

WHERE

Plumas County, California

WHEN

Phase I - 2016

Phase 2 - 2019

LACY

PINYOT