The high quality steel structure, combined with high quality PVC membrane ensures that camping domes can be used year round. The structure is waterproof, wind and snow resistant. Add a portable stove which will keep you warm. Domes can be connected to existing electrical and water supply, eco digester system or a septic tank. Installation of camping domes are easily assembled at site. We provide you with manual instruction and support. Pods can be expanded to clients desired size. In most cases there is no need for building permits. It can be easily set up by anyone. Each camping tent is supported by support steel “feet” which can be anchored to wooden,concrete or hardground. Decking is available for the structure along with a variety of interior floors.
Buckminster Fuller: The father of the Geodesic Dome
R. Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor and visionary who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems. Fuller's ideas and work continues to influence new generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a sustainable planet.
1964 Time Magazine: Expose on Buckminster Fuller
He has been called “the first poet of technology”, “the greatest living genius of industrial-technical realization in building“, “an anticipator of the world to come - which is different from being a prophet”, “a seminal thinker”, and “an inspired child”. But all these encomiums are fairly recent. For most of his life, R. Buckminster Fuller was known simply as a crackpot.
He is also something more than the mere sum of his praise and criticism. He is a throwback to the classic American individualist, a mold which produced Thomas Edison and Thoreau - men with the fresh eye that sees and questions everything anew, and the crotchety mind that refuses to believe there is anything that cannot be done. What Fuller sees excites him with the vision of man's potentialities, and he has made it his mission to help man realize them. Says he: “Man knows so much and does so little.”
Last week this crackpot stepped off a plane in London, spouting words the minute his feet touched ground, and headed for a dinner in his honor at the Royal Institute of British Architects. On Sunday he went to Bristol for two days of touring and talking, His next stop: Ghana's University of Science and Technology, which has been waiting a year for his arrival this week to conduct a four-week research and development project.
Today Richard Buckminster Fuller, 68, of Carbondale, Ill. - whose college career never got past his freshman midyears - is famous for houses that fly and bathrooms without water, for cars and maps and ways of living bearing the mysterious word “Dymaxion,” for things called “octet trusses,” “synergetics” and “tensegrity.” But he is best known of all for his massive mid-century breakthrough known as the “geodesic dome.”
Requirements for maintenance will depend on your usage, location, and climate. The Dome frame structure should be occasionally checked at the frame intersection for bolt tightness. The cover should be cleaned occasionally. In addition, the cover should be checked around openings such as doors,windows, and openings where ventilation systems may be attached
If domes are not in stock generally it takes about 8 weeks to ship to a client. We use several shippers and shipping services. Depending on the size and the final destination will determine which method of shipping will be used. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the receiver.
Geodesic domes are comprised of a network of triangles that form a somewhat spherical surface. The higher the V or frequency the more triangles there are on the geodesic dome. Higher frequency domes with more triangles will be stronger and more spherical than a dome with a lower frequency.