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Living Off the Grid in a Dome Home

Image: Off-grid Conifer, Colorado Home — 3,800 sf home with breathtaking view of the Rockies.

Off-grid Conifer, Colorado Home — 3,800 sf home with breathtaking view of the Rockies.


People who live in Monolithic Dome homes usually are willing to think outside the box. So it’s not surprising that dome owners also commonly live “off the grid” or OTG for short. OTG is a term used to refer to homes that are self-sufficient when it comes to their utility services. They might generate their own electricy using wind, solar or other alternative energy sources. They also sometimes provide their own on-site heat.
 
TheStreet.com recently tackled the topic of OTG, and used a Monolithic Dome home in Colorado as an example of how there’s no need to sacrifice luxury in order to live off the grid. Now for sale for $915,000, the dome home located west of Denver uses a solar photovoltaic system to generate electricity and heat. It also features a backup generator
 
Built in 1996 by a former astronaut, the home clearly illustrates that that you do not have to sacrifce comfort in order to live OTG. The home is more than 4,000 square feet, and features amenities such as an exercise room, a greenhouse, and an indoor pond complete with a waterfall. It also has spectacular views of the Colorado Rockies.
 
The thermal properties of the concrete used to build Monolithic Domes make it easier for dome owners to live OTG. Simply put, dome homes are easier to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Here are examples of other dome homes that are OTG.

Read about a few other OTG Monolithic Domes: