Safe Harbor  — The Elkins built this 4000 square foot, luxury dome in Florida and named it Safe Harbor.

Safe Harbor — The Elkins built this 4000 square foot, luxury dome in Florida and named it Safe Harbor.


Monolithic Dome Homes


When it comes to homes, Monolithic does not believe in one size or one style fits all. Your Monolithic Dome home can be everything you need and everything you want in the home of your dreams. It can be small and cozy or spacious and luxurious; one-storied or multistoried; at ground level, totally underground or earth-bermed; built in virtually any location and environment.

Flexibility is the key idea behind our home designs. The interior of your Monolithic Dome home can be partitioned into rooms or areas that fit your needs and wants. Moreover, that inside space can include just about anything — indoor swimming pool or sauna, game or exercise room, theater, separate apartment, office, home-based business, home-based school, etc.

Because a Monolithic Dome is so well built and insulated, your home will be energy-efficient, disaster-proof, virtually maintenance free, durable and cost-efficient.

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Image: The Disappearing Dome — This a Monolithic Dome with a diameter of 55 feet and three stories.  The Disappearing Dome overlooks Lake Michigan.

The Disappearing Dome — This a Monolithic Dome with a diameter of 55 feet and three stories. The Disappearing Dome overlooks Lake Michigan.

Image: Harrisonville Dome — Even though the O’Dells downsized from 2000 to 1200 square feet, the Harrisonville Dome is the perfect retirement home.

Harrisonville Dome — Even though the O’Dells downsized from 2000 to 1200 square feet, the Harrisonville Dome is the perfect retirement home.


Monolithic Dome Benefits

The Monolithic Dome has a number of unique benefits: construction affordability, healthy environment, disaster protection, energy savings, longevity, just to name a few.

Homes Links

Are you interested in learning more about Monolithic Domes, but don’t know where to start? We have simplified the process for you by providing links to Monolithic Dome articles, books, newsletters, house plans and more. Check it out!

Residential Feasibility Study

Randy South Home — 4,000 square foot dome in Menan, Idaho.  The home consists of three, interconnected Monolithic Domes: a center dome 40′×17′ and two flanking domes, each 34′×15′.  It also has five bedrooms. several bathrooms, a extra large kitchen, a living room, family room, library, utility room, and a loft made into a playroom big enough for a ping-pong table.

We have a way for you to compare our process for designing and constructing a Monolithic home to other building systems. It’s called a Residential Feasibility Study. Such a Study is an integral part of planning. It lists what you, the client, will provide and what Monolithic provides.

How To Get A Monolithic Dome Home

What’s involved in getting a Monolithic Dome home? Good question that has no single, standard answer for everyone. But here is what the Monolithic Dome Institute’s (MDI) professionals suggest and recommend, roughly in the order in which each should be completed.

Monolithic Floor Plans

For your dream dome-home, our library includes floor plans in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. That size-range includes small, cozy cottages, as well as spacious and spectacular castle-like domains and everything in between. But while sizes and shapes may vary, the benefits of a Monolithic Dome home remain constant. In addition to long-range savings, our very green Monolithic Domes provide energy-efficiency, disaster protection and more. This website has tools and hundreds of articles related to dome design. In addition, our staff includes professionals with experience and expertise that can help you design the exact floor plan you want and need.

We Know Domes – Hire Monolithic Today

Monolithic® Office – Italy, Texas

Being the coinventor of the dome and the founder of the Monolithic Dome Institute has given David B. South the opportunity to not only fine tune the building process, but to create a company whose main mission is to make available Monolithic Dome technology to all the world. It is the hope of Monolithic to educate the public about Monolithic Domes and to provide professional services to its customers by creating a successful partnership with them through all phases of their dome design, planning and construction.

Residential Plan and Design

Want to read the suggestions and ideas of architects and designers who have successfully planned many Monolithic Dome homes? Want to see their designs? Or, are you more interested in what engineers have to say about Monolithic Dome homes? Do you have questions about the heating or air conditioning of a Monolithic Dome home? If you’re concerned about anything related to the planning and design of a Monolithic Dome home, you will probably find the answer you need in this section. Besides articles by experts and Monolithic Dome owners and/or administrators, it contains tools, such as Google’s “SketchUp,” for planning a dome, floor plans and photographs. And new information is frequently added.

Monolithic Homes: New Developments

Research never ends at Monolithic. We are always looking at new ideas, testing them and determining whether or not they improve what we do and what we suggest you do. Follow this link to read about new developments, what we offer and what you might consider.

Featured Dome Homes

Notable — that’s a good description of many Monolithic Dome homes. That something special that makes a dome home particularly notable might be its style, its size, its special and unusual features — even its location. Take a look at the notability dome lovers have created for their perfect space.

Monolithic Man Cave featured on Amazing Spaces

Robot Ranch. — Al Schwartz’s 4,144 square-foot earth-sheltered Monolithic Dome dream home, built into the side of a hill, featured on “Amazing Spaces.”

When George Clarke of “George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces” and master craftsman, Will Hardie, took the UK-based reality show on a road trip across Texas in search of some interesting, unique, unusual spaces, they found a truly “Amazing Space”—Al Schwartz’s Robot Ranch.