A Big Mom-and-Pop Project: The Pember Dome Home The Pembers’ Monolithic Dome Dream Home — Ida and Dale combined know-how they gained in a Monolithic Workshop with years of construction experience to personally do the shell construction and finishing. That grew into a 4-year project. An Orion in Winter — The Pembers decided on an Orion, a Monolithic Dome style fashioned with straight walls or panels joined into a circle and topped by a dome. Cozy Master Bath — It includes a spacious, sit-down shower. The dome maintains a consistent temperature that never varies more than a degree. Kitchen — Like the rest of this dome-home, this kitchen sports a beautifully stained and stamped concrete floor.