A NEW WAY TO LIVE
The Quiet Dome is a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath dome home with a spacious living room overlooking 11 acres of private forest, and an entertainment lounge on the second floor.
The dome has picture windows on its south face that look out on the view at the top of this page. In the winter, the sun comes in the south windows, which are coated with a film to allow the heat to warm the Dome. In the summer, the sun is blocked by the dormers, and the blinds can be adjusted to reflect away the heat from the concrete deck.
The dome's concrete shell is inherently earthquake resistant - and not because it has been seismically braced, but because strength is part of the design. The same holds true for floods - concrete domes don't float in a 2 foot tsunami that will destroy most single family homes as we saw in Fukushima. The dome is fire resistant (NFPA II-B rated), and domes have survived urban fires that have devastated communities around them.
Urban homes are surrounded by electromagnetic smog from WiFi, cell towers, the grid, appliances -- nearly everywhere. It silently invades your home, bedroom, and life. Some of the worst offenders are "Smart" appliances, compact florescent lights, and microwave ovens, all big emitters of microwaves. The dome has no WiFi (it has wired internet), no cell towers within 2 miles, clean power (harmonics are filtered out), and EMF quiet refrigerator, stove and lighting (all lighting is low voltage). The microwave can be easily unplugged and the washer/dryer and dishwasher can be started when leaving on errands. In short, this house provides the comforts of home without the electro-smog.
Pioneers lived off the land by enduring a harsh lifestyle. The Quiet Dome uses the same natural resources as a pioneer's shack (solar gain and water table cooling), but provides the resident a standard of living that modern visitors expect. Homes built like this resist hazards that devastate normal homes like tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and the like.
There are wall controls next to the wired telephone that turn off the Internet, turn on the loft fan (for night cooling), and put the fresh air ventilator into high or low (depending on interior dew point). The entire house can be turned off from the breaker box in the utility room. We found no dish washer or microwave oven that was EMF quiet, so we installed an OFF switch next to each. These ALWAYS emit but are intermittently used, so sensitives should rig something like this in their home or apartment.