In the previous blog I stated my first reason that the GeoStudio won the People’s Choice Award was because of the feeling of spaciousness. The shape of this structure allows enough space to have several friends over, to do yoga and if one is inclined to jump on a mini-trampoline.
The second reason it was People’s Choice is I believe, simply because it was heated. It was a cool damp day and on those days few things feel better than to come inside a space that is not only occupied but offers a relief from the dampness. The atmosphere of warmth, music from a laptop and enough comfort to keep a half dozen people in conversation made the dome a “totally habitable space that I could invite my friends right now” experience.
Third reason, “this is cute!”. These were probably the most common words spoken as people entered. (Guys were more likely to say “cool”.) Personal admission here, it helps to have someone with an artistic flare help with the decor. The dome had a lot of finishing touches for which I alone cannot take credit. Also, her recommended colours created an eye catching exterior that couldn’t go unnoticed. And my friend Dan, a pretty technical kind of guy himself, insisted “it needs to be purrdy”. I listened.
Fourth, unique appearance. While most geodesic domes occupy the greenhouse realm fewer become houses and fewer yet become tiny houses. This is totally a one-of-a-kind.
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Gilles Leclair is the founder of GeoStudios. Somewhat eccentric, fairly environmentalist, politically aware, he believes the world should have more off-grid communities... many more.