Aidomes.com – Dome Home Kits from American Ingenuity
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Building Kit with one entryway Sale: take delivery by October 15, 2015 with Buyer & Ai selecting month of delivery (August,September or by October 15) and Ai selecting week/day of delivery. Make deposit & order by July 15, 2015 to take advantage of this offer. To learn more click on Sale. To view samples of floor plans, click on Plans Pdfs & scroll down the page to see the hyperlinks to click on. To ask for other stock floor plans not on our web site, call us at 321-639-8777 or click on Contact Us. If you do not find a stock floor plan layout to fit your lifestyle, Ai can design custom layouts for a 50% discount as well.
American Ingenuity designs the building plans and manufactures eight concrete building kit sizes from 370 sq.ft. to over 3,000 sq.ft. Kits consist of component panels which when assembled make the dome’s exterior walls. The Prefab Panels include exterior 3/4″ fiber concrete reinforced with galvanized steel mesh, core of 7″ EPS R-28 insulation (not styrofoam) & interior of half inch special Georgia Pacific DensArmor Plus gypsum drywall. Once kit is assembled, seam areas between panels contain overlapped, locked galvanized steel mesh filled with fiber concrete approx. 3″ deep by 5″ wide averaging 2″ thick concrete. The concrete/steel/eps/drywall contain no food source for mold growth. To view Kit Sizes & square footages, click on Specs. It is Ai’s philosophy that each Buyer pay for only what they need. Building Plans are needed 3 months to 1 1/2 years prior to the kit shipment. About 50% of our client’s building departments require engineer sealed plans, calculations & an Energy Report to issue a permit. As a result these items are separate costs from the building kit.
Ai is not a lender nor a construction company. The home owner obtains their own financing and purchases the dome kit. The most successful dome kit assembly is accomplished when the home owner or the home owner’s builder hires the independent Consultant to supervise their workers during kit assembly. Then the exterior and interior is finished by the homeowner or utilizing conventional subcontractors; plumbers, electricians, framers, etc. For Consultant info click on Specialist. To learn about concrete house finished cost, click on Finished Cost.
Advantages of Aidomes are super-strength, super-energy efficiency, low exterior maintenance and environmentally safe. To view a summary of advantages view Advantage Summary. To review an engineering statement about American Ingenuity domes and building codes, click on Engineering.
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American Ingenuity, Inc. (Ai), located in Rockledge, Florida, (about one hour east of Orlando) has been business since 1976. Ai manufactures concrete building kits in diameters 22ft, 27ft, 30ft, 34ft, 36ft, 40ft, 45ft and 48ft. Once the interiors are finished on site per the floor plan layout, the interior square footage can range from 370 sq.ft. to over 3,000 sq.ft……from one bedroom/one bath to four/five bedroom/three bath homes. To view sample floor plans, click on plans and scroll down the page to find the hyperlinks to click on. Call 321-639-8777 or email to receive other stock floor plans not on our web site. If plans are mailed, call for printing and mailing costs. American Ingenuity’s Building Plans are new and improved. An Expanded Assembly Manual is now available with each new dome order.
The American Ingenuity Dome and its inventor, Michael Busick, were written about on page 100 in the October 2010 issue of Popular Science Magazine. The issue’s theme was “The Future of the Home, LIFE ON THE EDGE, Extreme Habitats for a Changing World”. The article about Ai showed a reprint of the front page cover story that Popular Science ran on the American Ingenuity Dome in 1987. This October 2010 article on Ai was named, “THE FUTURE THEN…..FROM THE POPULAR SCIENCE ARCHIVES”. To receive via email a pdf of the original Popular Science 1987 Cover Story which featured the American Ingenuity dome and its founders and the 2010 article featuring the Ai dome, click on Contact Us and ask for the pdfs.
To view what the Component Panel and Dome Kit Consists of please click on Building Kit Contents.
How Is the Kit Assembled?
To view pictures of panel assembly, click on Dome Kit Assembly and Construction Overview. Once your foundation is in place, Ai knows of an independent Kit Assembly Specialist who travels world-wide and supervises your kit assembly and the application of the first layer of fiber concrete into the panel seams and onto the entryways and dormers. Then either your workers or your builder’s workers complete the second layer of concrete in the seams & on the entryways and dormers. To learn more about selecting a builder, view Builders, Contractor & Determining Contractor Pricing. For interior finishing complete yourself or hire local subcontractors to complete the plumbing, electrical, framing, window/door installation, wall board finishing, cabinetry, etc.
To view pictures of small 22′ in diameter domes under construction and finished, click on Tiny Homes.
To view construction pictures of 22′ dome, please click on Video. Great for Special Hideaway, vacation cabin, mother-in-law quarters, hunting refuge, tiny home, micro home or starter home. The Ai dome is much stronger & more insulated than a tent or yurt. Please check with your building department to see if there is a minimum size house requirements…..sometimes the minimum can be 800 sq.ft. which would be an American Ingenuity’s 27 ft in diameter dome.
HOW IS THE Ai DOME FINANCED?
Great News – If your lender would like to utilize an appraiser who has appraised an Ai dome for a loan and who has visited an American Ingenuity 15 year old finished dome, please call Ai for appraiser’s info. 321-639-8777 Monday – Friday 9-5 Eastern time.
Sovann Kang has moved back to Wells Fargo Bank and can now offer construction loans on domes, new home loans on domes, buyouts and refinancing on existing domes for those who qualify. Sovann told us that Wells Fargo will now accept appraisals on comparables based on square footage, bedrooms and interior finishing qualities. Comparables no longer have to be based on domes being built in that area! This is a huge advantage when trying to obtain any form of dome financing. Click here to email him Kang
Financing is the single biggest hurdle to owning a dome home. Because most of the Ai domes are built as retirement homes, they are not sold by the home owner. Lenders do not like this as they want resale numbers. As a result, lenders want a 25% to 35% cash down payment based on the finished price of the dome. To learn more, click on Finished Cost.
How Can I View Ai Domes?
American Ingenuity’s Florida office domes (45′ & 34′ of 3,700 sq.ft.) are open for viewing by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday 11 am – 1 pm. Once a month a Saturday tour is available. Call 321-639-8777 for details. Click on Tour for info. View pictures of beautiful dome interior designed by international artist Electros, To view pictures of a 45′ dome on full basement review Stroupe page. For other dome pictures, check out the left menu bar on this home page for fourteen picture files and view pics.
The dome kits American Ingenuity sell become private homes. Ai would like to have model homes throughout the country but it is not economically possible. If Ai did have models, we would need to double the price of the building kit to pay for the model construction, the staff to man them and the annual costs to run, pay property taxes, etc. There are over 800 American Ingenuity domes throughout the country but they don’t belong to us and we can’t extend invitations to see them. However we are very happy that a few dome owners allow us to give out their name and number. So a referral could be a few states away from you.
Our referrals love their domes and are very happy to speak with potential owners. However, since they are not dome sales associates, we promise them that we will speak with each perspective buyer to answer their basic questions and walk them through significant pages on our web site. Ai tries to answer the multitude of potential buyer questions so as to not take up hours of the referral’s time with basic and in depth questions. As a result, please call our office and our friendly staff will be happy to talk with you and later provide a referral.To view free info, click on Info. To view pictures of different America Ingenuity dome homes, look at the left side Menu Bar and scroll down to category pictures and click on the picture submenu items.
For $7 (includes USA mailing costs) purchase a DVD. It shows panel manufacturing, domes under construction and finished domes. Order the DVD by calling our office. Or to view the DVD, click on New DVD. To view stock floor plans, click on Stock Plans and scroll down the page to click on the hyperlinks. At no cost to you, Ai will email other stock plans that are not on our web site. If stock plans are mailed, call Ai at 321-639-8777 for printing costs and mailing costs.
To view a Youtube video showing the interior and exterior of an Ai two dome complex for sale in Albuquerque New Mexico, click on Domes. To view a slide show of 45′ dome home with 40′ dome garage, click on Florida Dome Home.
Where are Ai Domes Located?
To date American Ingenuity has sold kits into 47 U.S.A. states and thirteen foreign areas. To view info about Ai’s Florida Dome Offices, click on Offices.
Ai has exported domes to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands-St. Kitts and St. Croix, the British Virgin Islands-Tortola, West Indies-Nieves, Canada, Israel, Jamaica, Bahrain, Tasmania and the Faroe Islands (between Iceland/Scotland/Norway). To learn more about importing Ai domes, click on Importing.
Wonderful news: Ai dome home kits can now be built in the California Counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, Trinity, Solona, Shasta and Riverside. If you own property in another California location, Contact Us, with the tax ID number, building department name and phone number and Ai will call the plans examiner to see if the Ai dome building kit can be built in your area.