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Creators of ten-sided
EconOdome Home Kits (TM)
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Many Design Possibilities
For Your Awesome
Home Sweet Dome



A comprehensively designed geodesic dome frame kit
Evolving Dome Home Building Kits since 1982.
Sturdy EconOdome kit built structures are
Earthquake, Storm and Hurricane Safer Homes.
Precision Cut Dome Kits have Ten Equal Sides.
Ten-Equal-Sides Ground Floor is Easier to Build.
EconOdome frame Kits include custom framing
for all Conventional Doors and Windows.
Extensions for doors and windows are not needed.
All skylights are curb mounted to prevent leaking.
Cost for custom framing of each skylight curb is $100.
Panel kits include custom panels to fit around skylights.
There are many possible interior floorplans.
Floorplans have 90 degree corners for furniture.
The dome roof may be reliably waterproofed
using durable lapping 60 mil TPO shingles.
Large rubbery TPO shingles are attached
to the exterior panels at the factory.
Factory attached TPO shingles
will save you a lot of time and money
and keep your new dome home...DRY...
both during and after construction.
Insulation sheeting is installed outside the framework.
Ventilation of frame and sheathing inhibits mold growth.
The exterior is covered like an expanding umbrella
from top to bottom,
so you have a place to stand while working.
Awkward upside-down work is eliminated.
The EconOdome T-Beam Construction System
developed by Faze Change Produx
eliminates the need for scaffolding and ladders
after the frame is assembled.
The interior facing insulated panels are held
in alignment by the triangulated T-Beam grid.
The exterior insulated and ventilated panels
with lapping TPO roofing shingles are then installed.
All this is done from outside the framework
while standing on the sturdy EconOdome framework.
EconOdome T-Beam frame and panel Kits, Plans, &
The Force of Gravity can help you
to build an awesome dome home.
May The Force Be With You!

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Please Send email to wil@econodome.com

From the Air--Left to Right--Kit Shop Building,
Our 48' dia. dome home, Our prairie

30ft. dia. dome home built 330 miles north of the Arctic Circle

Click-on or touch pic to see more pics of this 48ft. dome home.

Roam Home to a Dome

Lots of exposed natural wood
creates a fantastic geodesic interior.

Painted panels are held in place by gravity.

Placing Panels creates
a growing umbrella.

Partially Assembled 38.5' Dia. T-Beam Frame Kit

2x6 Riser Wall, Trapezoids,
and EconOdome Struts

Lapping TPO shingles keep this three story
3,000sf dome home dry inside

1,2,3 & 4 Bedroom 2-Story 30 ft. diameter
dome home floor plans, pics, & more info.
Build with 30 ft. dia. Basic 2x4 frame kit costing $6,750.
Or, build with 2x4 on 2x4 T-Beam frame kit costing $10,200.

geodesic dome
A partially assembled 38.5 ft. dia. Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit. Click pic to see more.

2000 sq.ft.earthbermed
dome home in California

38.5' dia. 2-Story Dome Home
with 30'dia. garage + loft

38.5'dia. T-Beam frame kit
Built with local help in NM

........Any Questions?...........
We are located at
1331 County Road 1470E,
Sullivan, Illinois 61951
Or, to send email to:
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See EconOdome Assembly Process.

See how windows are integrated into EconOdome frame kits.

The "Loft Ledge" frame kit
includes ten pre-fabbed 2x6 riser walls
and ten pre-fabbed 2x6 vertical trapezoids
Also included are 2x4 pre-cut struts and blocking components
that are used to complete the top of the EconOdome frame kit.

The lowest two levels of the building are made with 2x6 lumber,
and, the top of the dome is made with 2x4 lumber.
All the precison cut framing is flush at the exterior surface,
so, a "Level Loft Ledge" is created of the interior of the dome
because 2x6 lumber is wider than 2x4 lumber.
This two inch wide "Level Loft Ledge" eliminates the need for a "Ledger"
and is used to support the second story loft floor framing.
This innovative feature allows you to more
easily and economically construct a loft level within a dome.


There are many ways to waterproof the exterior surface.
Your dome home can be waterproofed with
large lapping rubbery TPO shingles.

TPO is most often used to waterproof roofs on
large, nearly flat, commercial buildings.
We have found that TPO roofing
works even better on dome home roofs...and...
TPO roofing shingles can be attached to
exterior panels at the factory...SO...
TPO shingles are bonded/glued to EconOdome
exterior panels at the factory.
This innovative feature enables you to waterproof
your dome roof much more quickly on the job site.
TPO shingles extend 3" beyond the edges of the triangle panels.
6" screws are used to secure the exterior panels to the frame.
After the triangle panels are attached to the EconOdome roof frame,
THEN the 6" overlaps are "tack welded"
using a heat gun between the laps and
your gloved hand outside the laps.
You can both bond and smooth most of the area
between TPO laps without using the roller.
This will help prevent wrinkles when you
heat weld the outside edges of the laps.
using both the heat gun & a small silicone roller.

A digitally operated heat gun costs $40 at Home Depot.
Other brands of heat guns are also available online.
Heat welding TPO shingles prevents high wind damage.
A dome roof can be also be waterproofed with
composition shingles, metal shingles, or roof coatings.
painted-on waterproofings and site-installed shingles
will require more labor and expense than
factory attached lapping TPO shingles.


Triangle panels are easily attached
to the exterior of the EconODome frame
with heavy duty 6" screws (included with all panel kits)
Holes are pre-drilled in the panels for the screws.

OSB spacers are used to form
a ventilation space
under both the siding and roofing.
A full surface ventilation cavity
is created that extends from the
lower perimeter of the ten sided building
to the top of the dome roof where the rising
warm and moist air is allowed to escape.
The intake for the ventilation space
is located at the lower perimeter of the building,
just behind the bottom edge of the siding.
vent system detail
SV3, a product made by coravent.com,
is attached behind the bottom edge of the siding.
SV3 keeps the bugs out of the vent space.
The "drying air" space behind both the siding
and the roofing virtually eliminates the
possibility of mold developing behind the siding.

The name of our dome home kits is called
"EconOdome Kits" for a reason.
Comprehensively designed EconOdome Kits
manufactured by Faze Change Produx
can help you to build a dome home Economically.

If you wish to order a custom floor plan
for your new ten-sided dream home,
the cost, including five revisions, is $75usa.
A floor plan is the internal layout only.
A custom floor plan is needed before a
complete detailed custom plan set can be drawn.
Revisions of floor plans are handled by e-mail.
To order your personal custom floor plan,
Push "Buy Now" below these words.

We have many already drawn floorplans in stock.
We will provide you with FREE sample floorplans,
Send an e-mail to wil@econodome.com
describing the size and layout of your dream home.
So, we can send you sample floorplans
that match your description as closely as possible.
then your favorite floor plan can be revised to be exactly
as you wish.

If you wish to discuss design options
for a project you are considering,
Call Wil at 217-728-2184.

A complete custom plan set will cost
one US dollar per square foot.
The minimum complete plan set charge is $1,800.
If you have settled upon a particular floor plan, and,
wish to proceed with having a complete custom plan set drawn,
a $900 deposit is required to begin the drawing process.

Please mail payments for complete plan sets
with a plans agreement to our office:
Faze Change Produx / Creators of EconOdome Kits
1331 CR 1470E, Sullivan, IL 61951

If at your location, you are required to obtain licensed in-state engineering approval,
we at Faze Change Produx can obtain engineering approval for you.
Your stamped plan set will meet all local building code requirements.
The cost for in-state engineering review and approval is one dollar per square foot.
The minimum cost for professional engineering approval, if required, is $1,800.
We work together with structural engineers during the review and approval process.

This 38.5' dia. 2-Story Dome Home is being
built with a 2x6 Basic EconOdome frame kit.

A cupola allows for fresh air and light in the dome
There is a garden and space for dining in the sunroom.

This dome home was built in New Mexico and is
clad with fire safe DensDeck Prime Roof Board.

This southwest style dome home in New Mexico includes a large sunroom between the house and garage.
This home also features custom interior woodwork and three floor levels above the walk-out basement level.

Exterior insulated panels were made on-site.
All on-site labor for this dome home
was provided by family and friends.
More insulation and sheetrock was installed from the inside.

This dome home has a radiantly heated concrete floor
that rests on a raised and retained bed of gravel.
We call this the "MesaBase" floor and foundation.
Click Here & scroll to see more MesaBase info.
A gas water heater and a water circulation pump
are used to heat the concrete floor.
The Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit used to build
this 2,000sf dome home costs $8,250.
Cost to enclose this dome home was about $25,000.
Cost to complete the interior was about $25,000 more.
Some geographic locations, where building codes are strict,
will not allow the construction of the MesaBase foundation
without professional structural engineering approval.

In order to have two complete floor levels inside
you also need a riser wall frame kit.
A four feet high 2x4 riser wall frame kit costs $1,750.
All other materials will need to be purchased locally.
Click Here to view mp4 video of dome raising party.
Pre-assembled riser wall frames and trapezoid shaped frames
are assembled at the factory.
All custom framing is included with all EconOdome frame kits.
Triangle panels made of rigid insulation and DensDeck cover this dome.

Screws with large washers are used to install
DensDeck triangle panels over insulation sheeting.
The seams and washers are covered with cloth saturated with resins.
More waterproofing is applied to the surface with paint rollers.
We have found that embedding lapping layers of saturated stretchy cloth
between layers of rubbery waterproof coatings
over the entire exterior surface
helps to ensure a longer lasting waterproof surface.
Click Here to view avi
video tour of this dome home.
If you want a beautiful and low cost, easy to build,
and spacious dome home....
All considered,
we recommend purchasing EconOdome Kits necessary
to both enclose and create
a beautiful exposed wood dome ceiling
with the 38.5'dia. T-Beam Loft Ledge Kits which Include:
38.5' diameter EconOdome Loft Ledge frame kit
with ten pre-assembled 2x6 customized* riser walls
and ten customized* 2x6 vertical trapezoids
including ready to stain exposed 2x4 trim
Exposed 2x4 trim is attached to struts at factory.
+ pre-assembled customized** skylight frames
+ stainless steel screws, nails and metal straps
+ 300 interior facing insulated (R-20)
and sheetrocked (unpainted) panels
+ 330 exterior facing insulated (R-23)
and ventilated*** panels
+ customized panels and TPO for skylights
+ pre-cut 60mil TPO triangluar shingles
+ TPO shingles attached at the factory.
Total cost for all the 38.5'dia. T-Beam Loft Ledge Kits
that are necessary to enclose and also complete
the dome roof and ceiling is $33,000
*All riser walls and trapezoids are customized to include
framing for all openings for doors and windows per plans.
**Custom frames for all curb mounted skylights
cost $100 extra for each curb mounted skylight.
All skylights mounted on the sloping surfaces are curb mounted.
***Ventilation of exterior triangle panels is acheived by
the installation of spacers between two layers of exterior sheathing.

Fish and plants are raised in this 38.5' dia. biodome near Spokane, WA.

This 30ft.dia. biodome built in Colorado has polycarbonate on the south side.
Insulated and ventilated triangle panels with TPO roofing are on the north side.
A loft floor or many plants may be suspended inside the dome with cables or chains that are
attached to the ceiling of the EconOdome framework via "eye" bolts positioned at the nodes.

What the people say about building with EconOdome kits.

The EconOdome home design begins with the end in mind.
Click Here for a "Fuller" explaination.

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