If you’re looking for an affordable way to add a bit of unique and clever architecture to your back yard, check out this perfect geo-dome from Amazon.
Our latest find—the Garden Dome Igloo—is a 12-foot dome made from non-corrosive, recyclable PVC and PA6 materials.
Did you know that you can have the ultimate glamping setup right in your backyard? Amazon now has a geodesic garden dome that you can self-assemble—for easy glamping whenever you like. Not to mention you’ll practically have a greenhouse too.
This “geodesic dome” is just the thing to keep you warm and cozy, but not, like, too warm and cozy. In fact, the Amazon listing boasts that the garden igloo is “superior to conventional shaped rooms in sustaining better airflow and a uniform temperature inside.”
The igloo is made out of recyclable materials. And during the winter months this greenhouse will require 40 percent less heat than your average greenhouse because the geodesic shape helps keep it warm.
The structure is inspired by architect and engineer Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes. Part kit-house and all retro, the domes flourished with the counterculture and “return to the land” movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The interlocking triangles have been making a comeback lately, both as off-the-grid vacation homes and as popular fodder for social media sites like Instagram.
Now, the phenomenon has made it to Amazon with a 107-inch base and a max height of 7 feet 2 inches, making it big enough for most people to stand upright. According to the Garden Dome Igloo’s description, the design maximizes airflow to keep a uniform temperature throughout and can handle up to 90 pounds of snow and winds up to 31 miles per hour.
It also works especially well in the winter, requiring roughly 40 percent less heating than a standard greenhouse because its surface is always at a right angle to the sun’s rays.
The Garden Dome Igloo costs $1,199 with free shipping. Several positive reviews praise the dome structure, although one review complained that the igloo was wrinkled. The Garden Igloo description does say that it will take three weeks for the wrinkles to fade.
I don’t know about you, but we would love to check these out. What do you think?