BY: SWIKAR OLI
Cabins are cozy and tents are fun, but neither can really keep pace with anything in the modern convenience-minded era. I for one don’t need a lack of water or heat to give me the full backcountry experience. Let me wash myself, please.
DOM (E), a foldable geodesic home with an environmental bent, understands. The all-season dome home is designed for both the sweltering desert heat and frigid cold.
Other than being “easily foldable,” DOM (E)’s creators say the home’s materials and construction are “environmentally friendly” and costs less to put up.
The DOM (E)’s shape allows for good ventilation and conducts airflow with help from underground ducts. Its top can gather rain. The home also gathers solar power, which “connects to the hot water tank, providing toilet facilities and kitchen with warm water.”
The DOM (E)’s exterior is concrete and liquid rubber. It’s interior is made with an inviting birch plywood and is well insulated. And if you need that extra bit of coziness, you can always use the fireplace.