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Old 04-29-2015, 04:33 PM
 
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What is the best home design for a small ecological house as far as use of floor space, heat distribution, cost to build, and appreciation? Yurts are cheap and with wooden sides very durable, but they may not appreciate in value and may be difficult to sell if necessary. A-Frames may also be relatively cheap to build but are poor at heat distribution and use of floor space. More conventional designs may be the most expensive to build but may be very good at heat distribution and use of floor space and probably maintain their value best. Thanks for any replies.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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A lot depends on location.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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What about domes? There are different ones using different types of material. I like the domes and the microhouses.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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The problem with domes is roof leaks, no roofing materials made really work well with domes. I like domes, they are cool looking, but I want a leak free roof.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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The problem with domes is roof leaks, no roofing materials made really work well with domes. I like domes, they are cool looking, but I want a leak free roof.
I would have to disagree, Geodesic domes are easily roofed with steel, shingles and many other materials and are leak free.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:06 AM
 
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Read before you leap
Domebuilder's Blues
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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Written by someone in California, that obviously has never seen a successful dome, nor built one, is not even a contractor, and is uninformed about the advances in technology such as sewer vents, Dense pack cellulose insulation, TPO roofing etc. etc. etc.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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Written by someone in California, that obviously has never seen a successful dome, nor built one, is not even a contractor, and is uninformed about the advances in technology such as sewer vents, Dense pack cellulose insulation, TPO roofing etc. etc. etc.
I guess reading comprehension is not one of your strong points? Had you bothered reading it you would have realized the author was relating their experience in building a dome home.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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I guess reading comprehension is not one of your strong points? Had you bothered reading it you would have realized the author was relating their experience in building a dome home.
Having one built. by conbtractors, In California.

I have built a number of them, I am not an idiot sitting back an debating things I know nothing about. So you can play arm chair engineer all you want but you are just showing your ignorance.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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I've never built a dome home, but I have inspected a few due to structural and design problems that led to litigation

Yes I am an engineer, but I rarely get to use an armchair on the jobsite.........

Hope you got a good contractor, otherwise we might be meeting in the future.
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