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Dome House Plans

enviro-domeTEnviro Earthbag Dome An ideal starter home, this plan is easy to extend or even create large dome clusters. Compact, but highly livable, the Enviro Dome has everything you need. Two lofts add 235 sq.ft. extra space for sleeping, home office, living or storage. The enviro dome is perfect for the beginner do-it-yourselfer who wants to build their own eco-friendly home at the lowest possible cost.


The Enviro Dome 2 is the same plan as above, except there is a second bedroom dome and closet added on the right. Compact, but highly livable, the Enviro Dome 2 has three lofts with extra space for sleeping, home office, living or storage.


peace-domeTAnyone can build this simple Peace Dome which contains all of the necessities for habitation. In addition to the basics, you could incorporate solar hot water, greywater recycling, composting toilet (shown, although a flush toilet can be used) to further reduce your ecological footprint. There are hot/cold, wet/dry climate design options available.


In this Roundhouse/Dome Cluster there is a 2-story roundhouse in the center with either domes or more roundhouses on the east and west. There is a possible third bedroom, game room or home office in the roundhouse loft, 2 baths, separated bedrooms, large walk-in closets, dining area next to the windows, and lots of south-facing doors and windows.

rl28completeddomeTHow to Build a Small Earthbag Dome A free, step-by-step description of how a 14 foot diameter earthbag dome was created. This prototype dome could serve as a model for emergency shelters, cabins, studios, garden sheds, etc. It should work well in earthquake-prone areas and places subject to flooding, winds, and hurricanes. This description is presented in three parts.

spiraldomeTThe Spiral Dome Magic homes combines the Peace Dome and Spiral Houses, which are also available separately. But by combining them it really creates a truly exciting design. This unique, almost Hobbit-like earth-sheltered design includes a large grow bed, exposed timber ceiling and living roof. 452 sq. ft. interior dome, 740 sq. ft. interior spiral, plus pantry, 2 bedroom, 1 bath

Like otinyvilleTther tiny houses, Tinyville provides just the basics in a compact space. It is intended as a starter house for those with little or no building experience and very little money. This design joins a 13′ interior diameter main dome with loft and a 10′ interior diameter small dome, with a vaulted passageway.

12 Responses to “Dome House Plans”

  1. Ashley says:

    I am very interested in this form of housing. I am looking into buying land asap. I was intered in one of the Owen geiger floor plans. I was wondering when purchasing the floor plan. Does the floor plan have specifics for example how many earth bags should be used and stuff like that? or do I just purchase as a build?

  2. Alan Fleming says:

    Thank you. I will send pics. I wasn’t sure if that address was still correct because I sent a message there requesting to purchase house plans a few months ago and never got a response. Thank you.

  3. Alan Fleming says:

    Is there an email address where I can send a photo? I was thinking about putting in a reinforcement from square iron tubing legs (2×2 filled with cement) and with an iron plate at the bottom and an iron trough at the top that we could pour cement into after it is in place so that it will conform to the bags that are sagging. Thanks.

    • Owen Geiger says:

      Our contact information is at the top of the page. Your proposed solution might work. Not sure how you will actually do the repair.

  4. Alan Fleming says:

    Hello Mr. Geiger,
    I am building a house in Kenya, incorporating arches in doorways in the Roman shape using auto tires for the form. I am using local workers, who are learning well in spite of a weak teacher. I neglected to use barbed wire in one of the arches. Now that the earthbags have seasoned and settled, there is some “mushrooming”. Four bags in the middle of the arch are dropping and I am fearing the wall above will be damaged. I think I can engineer some way to shore up the arch. I have pictures I can send but I don’t think that is an option here. Do you have any suggestions? Can you tell me if shoring up the arch will solve the problem.

    • Owen Geiger says:

      It would be best to see a photo so I can better judge the situation. There are various ways of making arches. Plus, I’m not sure of the extent of the damage. It doesn’t sound good because arches are designed to lock together (get stronger) under a load. If they’re already slipping then that’s a bad sign.

  5. ray says:

    wanted to ask what is the danger of the earth bag collapsing./ it is in the end bags

    that are not fixxed except for weight /

    • Owen Geiger says:

      The greatest danger may be long, straight unsupported walls. Walls like this need extra support from post and beam, buttresses, etc.

  6. Sanjiv Chandalia says:

    Dear Sir,
    I will be very thankfull if you can provide Dome house plans.
    With regards.

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