First steps to a dome
It’s a new year, and that means new resolutions. What are your goals for 2018? Is one of your goals to build a Monolithic Dome? Here are the first steps to get you started on the path to your own Monolithic Dome.
1. Do Research.
Why do you want a dome? Do your homework about Monolithic Domes and their properties. That way, you know what lies ahead for you. A great place to start would be our book titled ‘Dome Living: What You Need to Know about a Monolithic Dome Home—Before You Buy One!’ It contains information on just about anything and everything that has to do with designing and building your dream home. Another place to go is our website, specifically the dome benefits section. Here you can read countless articles about the benefits of a Monolithic Dome.
2. Secure Financing.
Without a way to finance your project, it’s hard to get very far. Start with your local bank, see if they will give you a loan. Branch out from there and work your connections. Other people use different options to fund their project. Some pay cash, while others sell their house. Choose what is best for you and your financial situation. Having financing in place will establish a budget and will dictate the size of the home.
3. Land Acquisition.
You need a piece of property on which to build a dome. Owning the land will make it so you can build on it. Stay away from Home Owners Associations, as they often will not allow a unique structure such as a Monolithic Dome home.
4. Pick a Design.
Look at floor plans and study designs so you have an idea of the amenities of what you want in your home. The Dome Living book has design guidelines and floor plans to help. You can also view floor plans on our website.
5. Professional Consultation.
We’re happy to help you along the way. We have professionals with many years of experience with Monolithic Domes. If you have a question, let us know! You can email at [email protected], call us at 972-483-7423, or visit our office at 177 Dome Park Place, Italy, Texas, USA 76651.
This is a quick list of how to get started on your way to building a Monolithic Dome. For more in-depth information, read our start of construction checklist.
We wish you luck with your goals this year. Best wishes for the New Year!