floor plans

To run presentation that goes through each room, first click on the arrow button to play then click on the Camera icon in the lower left and then click the start arrow to see presentation. (may take a few seconds to load)  You can also see a list of rooms to zoom right in to.  (There will be a glove that appears as a mouse pointer for moving around)

Another shoes icon on the lower left also enables you to move through rooms.  (Use the glove that appears to drag the viewing angle around)\

Please note that the 3D software utilized to create these 3D Models does not show the first floor or second floor dome sloping walls. As a result  first floor layouts show incorrect window and door sizes and some second floor 3D layouts do not match the furniture layouts in the actual second floor plan layouts.  Beneath each 3D view is the floor plan layout with furniture with the second floor showing the perimeter five foot, six foot and seven foot height lines.  You can print out the layout and cut out the to-scale ruler to measure the length and width of the rooms.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The SECOND FLOOR CENTER HEIGHT slopes down to five feet on the perimeter.  

Second floor center height:

40′ – eleven feet seven inches
45′ – thirteen feet seven inches
48′ – fourteen feet 10 inches

To view 3D models for a few 27′, 34′ and 36′ stock plans, click on 3D.  

To view 3D models for a few 15′, 18′ and 22′ stock plans, click on 3D.

To view two dimensional stock plan layouts for all the ten size dome kits, click on Stock Plans. 

40 Alpha 11
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40 Delta 17
40 Sigma 16
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45 Alpha 16
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45 Beta 17
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45 Sigma 15 with 34 Garage
45 Tau 15
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48ft Alpha 22
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48ft Omicron 16
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To run presentation that goes through each room, first click on the arrow button to play then click on the Camera icon in the lower left and then click the start arrow to see presentation. (may take a few seconds to load)  You can also see a list of rooms to zoom right in to.  (There will be a glove that appears as a mouse pointer for moving around)

Another shoes icon on the lower left also enables you to move through rooms.  (Use the glove that appears to drag the viewing angle around)\

Please note that the 3D software utilized to create these 3D Models does not show the first floor or second floor dome sloping walls. As a result first floor layouts show incorrect window and door sizes and some second floor 3D layouts do not match the furniture layouts in the actual second floor plan layouts.  Beneath each 3D view is the floor plan layout with furniture with the second floor showing the perimeter five foot, six foot and seven foot height lines.  You can print out the layout and cut out the to-scale ruler to measure the length and width of the rooms.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The SECOND FLOOR CENTER HEIGHT slopes down to five feet on the perimeter.  

Second floor center height:

27′ – nine feet one inch
30′ – eight feet four inches
34′ – nine feet nine inches
36′ – ten feet

To view 3D models for a few 15′, 18′ & 22′ stock plans, click on 3D.

To view 3D models for a few 40′, 45′ & 48′ stock plans, click on 3D.

To view two dimensional stock plan layouts for all the ten size dome kits, click on Stock Plans.

27ft Sigma 11
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27ft Sigma 17
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34ft Omicron 15
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34ft Dome with 22ft Attached Garage
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36 Delta 11
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36 Kappa 11
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36ft Pi 12
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5th Step – Select Local Builder and Purchase Dome Building Plans.

About Selecting a Local Builder

If you are not owner building your dome, here is info about selecting a builder.

Due to requests for assistance in locating a local builder to assemble the concrete dome building kit and finish the dome, American Ingenuity (Ai) has added a new service.   Ai offers assistance with finding a contractor in continental USA, for a fee of $100 Ai will contact builders in the area you are considering building.   Once we have 3-4 potential builders/contractors, we will email their contact information.   When Building Plans are purchased, Ai will credit the $100.00 back to you.  We also have an email we send each perspective builder which says they can call us with questions.  The email contains important info about the Aidome building kit and how an independent kit assembly consultant can be hired to supervise the builder’s workers to get the prefabricated panels installed for the exterior dome shell with one layer of concrete in the seams between the panels.  Then the consultant can leave and the builder’s subs (plumbers, electricians, framers, cabinet installers, painters, etc.) finish the interior and prime and paint the exterior concrete.  In the email is a link for the builder to view a sample set of building plans.  For international builder assistance, please call for pricing.

If not using Ai’s assistance, contact your local Home Builder’s Association and your local Building Department and ask if they have a list of local builders which can be emailed.  When calling the builder, first thing ask if the firm is used to working with concrete and then ask if they are interested in working outside the box by assembling a dome building kit consisting of prefabricated concrete panels.  If they have time give them our web site address so they can see what a finished dome looks like.  Explain that an independent consultant can be hired to supervise their workers for the shell assembly and that Ai can send them an email that contains info about the dome building kit, a link to a sample set of building plans and that Ai can be called to answer questions – 321-639-8777 Mon – Fri 9-5 pm eastern time.

About Building Plans

Besides manufacturing geodesic dome building kits, American Ingenuity (Ai) designs residential and commercial building plans that show the room arrangements of the home and other detailed dimensions and data that are used to obtain a building permit, to build the foundation, to assemble the dome kit, install windows and doors, build interior walls and second floor joists, etc. See below for contents of the blueprints.

With your financing determined, you know what your budget is and can determine the size dome that fits your needs. Ai has dome sizes from 172 sq.ft. to 2,900 sq.ft.  To view plans, info and pricing on Tiny Homes (172 sq.ft. to 1,278 sq.ft.) please click on Tiny Domes.  To view stock floor plan layouts for each of the dome sizes from one bedroom/one bath to four bedroom/three bath home, please click on Stock Plans. Once you are on the page, scroll down to find the hyperlinks to click on. If you do not see a stock plan that fits your needs, Ai will modify or customize a plan per your sketches & emailed notes.

Ai’s stock plans contain a blueprint for the installation of a monolithic concrete slab.  Your terrain may require a stem wall, basement or elevated foundation.  Or your building department may require your new home to be built on pilings and an elevated platform. Based on your soil report and terrain and foundation construction costs for your area, you will tell Ai what type foundation you want designed below your dome.  For all foundations other than slab, Ai hires a local Florida licensed PE engineer to assist us in your custom foundation design.

Once we see which plan you prefer & what type foundation is to be designed, Ai can complete a Plans Quote that lists the regular pricing & sale pricing of the dome plans, custom foundation if needed, engineering services if needed, engineer seal fee for your state if required by your building department, and energy report cost if required by your building department. Once you agree to the Plans Quote and pay in full for the plans, any engineer services & fees, energy report, Ai schedules your plans for design. To view plans sale pricing and the dome building kit sale price for that specific plan, click on Stock Plans & Kit Sale Pricing.

AMERICAN INGENUITY’S PHILOSOPHY:   One of the reasons American Ingenuity has been in business since 1976 and is very reputable, is that we try hard to treat all our customers the same and produce a quality dome home kit. Our business philosophy and product is unique to the housing industry. Ai believes that each person should pay for only what they need. This means only the Buyers whose building departments required engineer sealed plans and energy report, pay for those items.  Ai does not burden the price of the building kit for building plans, engineer seal or energy reports as a result, Ai’s dome kit’s pricing is usually one third to one-half less than other housing kits.  One truck is required for delivery for one 27ft thru 48 ft dome kit.  No interior items other than the interior shell drywall is included with the kit. Ai believes you should not pay another truck’s shipping costs for windows, exterior doors, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets, etc. when those items can be competitively shopped and purchased locally.

 What is included in American Ingenuity’s Residential & Commercial Dome Building Plans? American Ingenuity’s Building Plans are new and improved. The building plans consist of two sets of blueprints that include the drawings for the dome that are needed when acquiring a building permit for one dome built on a concrete slab. Or Ai will design custom foundations; i.e. basement, columns with concrete platform, pilings, stem wall, etc.

Plus Ai emails your completed building plans pdfs to you so that you can have additional sets of building plans plotted locally. The plans are composed using the AUTOCAD program on our computer aided drafting system.

American Ingenuity’s Building Plans contain all of the typical drawings and details from 13-17 sheets. The blueprints that are included depend on the type of entryways, dormers and foundation that are designed in your plans. Some of the Blueprint names are:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Legend Sheet
  • First Floor Plan
  • Second Floor Plan
  • Dome Panel Nomenclature
  • Exterior Elevations
  • 1st Floor Electrical Plan (shows location of electrical outlets, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, smoke detectors)
  • 2nd Floor Electrical Plan  (shows location of electrical outlets, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, smoke detectors)
  • Foundation Plan
  • Foundation Details
  • 2nd Floor Framing Plan
  • Typical Dome Section
  • Standard Entryway Details
  • High Profile Entryway Details
  • 1st Floor Window Dormer & Door Dormer Details
  • 2nd Floor Dormer Details
  • Stair Details
  • Cupola Plan if ordered
  • Link Plan if ordered

Please scroll down this page to view American Ingenuity’s stock geodesic dome home plans by dome size.  These plans show locations for kitchen, dining room, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.  Prior to deciding on a dome size or specific floor plan, please read Things To Consider, Budget and Loan Approval.  

To view an article which covers why build a geodesic dome for your new home that summarizes the major info about the Aidome building system and component panel, please click on Why Build a Geodesic Dome.

Ai can design any of the dome sizes to be utilized for a commercial or business use.  Please call 321-639-8777 for commercial plan pricing.

If you do not see a stock plan to fit your lifestyle, Ai can design modified or custom dome plans from your sketches and notes at the same discount as our stock plans which is currently a 25% discount. To learn about how to use floor planners and revise the plans, click on  Getting Started, Revising Stock Plans, and Planners.

Below are all the stock plans that Ai has available for the 15′, 18′, 22′, 27′, 30′, 34′, 36′, 40′ & 45′ domes. Ai’s CAD department is in the process of revising other 48′ plans that are not shown below. Any of American Ingenuity’s dome homes can be designed without an attic/loft. The 15, 18′, 22′ and 40′ dome sizes have floor plans showing only one story; however any of the dome sizes can be designed without a second floor.  Or all of the second floor can be installed with no high vaulted ceilings over the first floor – each dome’s design can be customized to your lifestyle. To see how much of the second floor is designed into the stock plan, please refer to the dashed line and note that says Open To Below.  Ai would love to talk with you and answer your questions. Please call us Mon-Fri 9-5 eastern time at 321-639-8777 for a chat.

To assist in the understanding of the dome geometry, below you will find floor planners and elevation views for each size dome showing possible locations for installation of your locally purchased doors and windows. During the plans design, Ai emails elevation views of the entryways and dormers showing max width and height with recommended door and window rough opening sizes.  You decide the size, number and location of windows and doors that will be installed in your dome’s exterior walls.

Your doors and windows are installed under structural awnings called entryways and dormers that extend out from the dome. On the first floor of American Ingenuity’s three frequency dome home kits 30′ thru 48′, five entryways can be designed to contain doors and windows.  Each entryway can contain 2-3 French Doors or large windows or a combination of doors and windows providing ample light and ventilation into your dome house. The second floor of the 27′, 34′, 36′, 40′, 45′ & 48′ domes has five possible locations for a window dormer or door dormer where a single window or single door can be installed.  Solar tubes or other companies skylights can be installed int he prefab panels.

 

 

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Connecticut 40′ Dome Home 

High Vaulted Ceiling over foyer, dining room & living room (not shown)
Within the two standard entryways, the home owner wanted three French Doors in each.

BELOW ARE STOCK DOME PLANS IN PDF FORMAT

Simply click on the plan name to print it out. To view the plan on your screen click on view online.  To view regular pricing and sale pricing on each stock plan and its building kit sale prices, view Stock Plans & Building Kit Sale Prices. Any dome can be designed as a one story home. Any dome can be designed for a business or commercial application. Please call for commercial plan pricing.

American Ingenuity designs the geodesic dome home plans or commercial plans and manufactures ten concrete house kits – sizes from 172 sq.ft. to over 2,992 sq.ft.  15′ – 48′ Kits consist of prefab concrete component panels which when assembled make the dome’s exterior walls and roof. The home owner or their Builder assembles the kit & finishes the interior per the Building Plans. The Prefab Panels includes exterior 3/4″ fiber concrete reinforced with galvanized steel mesh, core of  seven (7) inch rigid, nontoxic expanded polystyrene (EPS) R-28 insulation (not styrofoam) & interior of half inch special Georgia Pacific DensArmor Plus gypsum drywall. Once the kit is assembled, seam areas between panels contain overlapped, locked galvanized steel mesh filled with on site fiber concrete averaging 2″ thick. The concrete/steel/eps/drywall contain no food source for mold growth and are noncombustible.

It is Ai’s philosophy that each Buyer pays 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.  

To view the Three Frequency Dome Geometry, American Ingenuity has designed a Mini-Dome which can be printed out.  It shows the pentagon and hexagon geometry and possible locations for entryways and dormers.  To assemble the Mini-Dome print out these two pdfs and follow the directions.  Ai’s three frequency domes are 30’, 34’, 36’, 40’, 45’ & 48’.  (The 15′, 18′, 22′ & 27′ domes are two frequency geometry).  The 60′ dome is four frequency geometry.

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Mini Dome Showing Geometry for Ai’s 30′ – 48′ Geodesic Dome Sizes

How Ai Dome Stock Plans Are Named

American Ingenuity’s Dome Plans are named as follows:   Ai uses Greek words (Omega, Alpha, Delta) and numbers (21, 22, etc) along with the dome diameter to name our plans. For example 27 Alpha 11: the first two digits are the dome diameter in feet, a Greek word and then a number.

When floor plan layouts will not fit on one page, then you will find that plan name twice or three times depending on the number of pages needed for that layout  with FP1 and FP2  and possibly FP3 at the end.   Even though a plan says basement option, you do not need to purchase the basement plans unless your dome will be built on a basement.  For Foundation Summary click on Summary.

Ai can convert its building plans to the metric system for a small fee.

 

To view a Chart Showing Sale Pricing for Each Stock Plan & Its Dome Kit
click on Stock Plans & Kit Sale Prices

American Ingenuity’s Stock Dome Plans

Below are all the stock plans that Ai has available for the 15′, 18′, 22′, 27′, 30′, 34′, 36′, 40′ & 45′ domes. Ai’s CAD department is in the process of revising other  48′ plans that are not shown below.   Any of American Ingenuity’s dome homes can be designed without a second floor or the second floor can be completely designed in and a rail chair installed if needed to access the second floor. To see how much of the second floor is designed into the stock plan, please refer to the dashed line and note that says Open To Below.  To view an article that contains plans for one story residence for the 15′, 18′, 22′ and 40′ domes, view One Story.

If you want to look at only plans with a bedroom on the first floor that can be utilized as master bedroom or a first floor bedroom that is labelled master bedroom, we have added the words bedroom 1st floor or master 1st floor at the end of that plan’s name.

15′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 4.61 Meter Dome

172 sq.ft. After Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials.

15′ Dome:  one bedroom one bath Tiny Home with first floor of 172 max square feet. (17.04 sqm) The dome kit comes with standard 7″ R28 insulation, standard four foot risers and additional two foot risers.  Please check your local building code requirements to see if there is a minimum size new home requirement. In Florida the minimum size new home that can be built is 170 sq.ft. or 500 sq.ft. or 800 sq.ft.   And in some areas building code requires a garage. An attic loft can be designed. To view info on Tiny Homes, click on Tiny Homes.  Dome kit can be purchased with 3 1/2″ EPS and no 1/2″ interior drywall.

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18′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 5.54 Meter Dome

249 sq.ft. After Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials.

18′ Dome:  one bedroom one bath Tiny Home with first floor of 249 max square feet (25.90 sq.m). The dome kit comes with standard 7″ R28 insulation, standard four foot risers and additional two foot risers.Please check your local building code requirements to see if there is a minimum size new home requirement. In Florida the minimum size new home that can be built is 170 sq.ft. or 500 sq.ft. or 800 sq.ft.   And in some areas building code requires a garage. An attic loft can be designed. To view info on Tiny Homes, click on Tiny Homes.  Dome kit can be purchased with 3 1/2″ EPS and no 1/2″ interior drywall.

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22′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 6.77 Meter Dome

First floor of 371 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials.

22′ Dome:  one bedroom one bath size dome home with only first floor with max square feet of 370 (max. 35.52 sq.m). Please check your local building code requirements to see if there is a minimum size new home requirement. In Florida the minimum size new home that can be built is 500 sq.ft. or 800 sq.ft.   And in some areas building code requires a garage. A storage loft can be designed. To view info on Tiny Homes, click on Tiny Homes.

27′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 8.30 Meter Dome

Around 800 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials.

27′ Dome:  two bedroom one bath size dome home for max square feet of 786 (74.85 sqm) on the two floors (555 on the first floor and 231 sq.ft. on the second floor).   Code allows for square footage to be calculated to five feet of height.  The 231 second floor square footage in the 27′ dome is the area that is below the 8’4″ center height to where the dome walls slope down to five feet tall.  Around the second floor five foot perimeter areas the following items can be placed:  headboard for bed, night tables, desks, or dressers.  

All American Ingenuity domes can be designed without a second floor.  The total amount of square footage in each plan varies depending upon how much of the second floor is designed and built. If you want to look at only plans with a bedroom on the first floor that can be utilized as master bedroom, we have added the words bedroom 1st floor with that plan name.

 30′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 9.23 Meter Dome

Around 800 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials

30′ Dome:  one bedroom one bath size dome house total 878 square feet on two floors (83.62 sqm).  Bedroom is designed on the first floor. The 30′ domes second floor panels are too small to accept a window dormer.  As a result a bedroom cannot be installed on the second floor because there is no fire egress window. The second floor could be used for storage or office area, craft room, etc.  (665 on the first floor and 213 sq.ft. on the second floor).   Code allows for square footage to be calculated to five feet of height.  The 213 second floor square footage in the 30′ dome is the area that is below the 7’4″ center height to where the dome walls slope down to five feet tall.  Around the second floor five foot perimeter areas the following items can be placed:  headboard for bed, night tables, desks, or dressers.  

The 30′ dome can be built without a second floor.

 34′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 10.46 Meter Dome

Around 1,100 to 1,200 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials. Plus Basement Square Footage if Desired. 

34′ Dome two bedroom two bath size dome house total 1,278 max square feet on the two floors.(121.71 sqm)  Bedroom & bath on first floor and bedroom & bath on the second floor.  (852 on the first floor and 427 sq.ft. on the second floor).   Code allows for square footage to be calculated to five feet of height.  The 427 second floor square footage in the 34′ dome is the area that is below the 9’5″ center height to where the dome walls slope down to five feet tall.  Around the second floor five foot perimeter areas the following items can be placed:  headboard for bed, night tables, desks, or dressers.  

The 34′ dome can be designed without a second floor.  The total amount of square footage in each plan varies depending upon how much of the second floor is designed and built.  If you want to look at only plans with a bedroom on the first floor that can be utilized as master bedroom, we have added the words master 1st floor with that plan name.

36′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 11.08 Meter Dome

Around 1, 200 to 1,400 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials. Plus Basement Square Footage if Desired.

36′ Dome:  Two bedroom two bath size dome house for total max square feet of 1,418 on the two floors (135.05 sqm).  Bedroom & bath on first floor and bedroom & bath on the second floor.  36′ dome can have three bedrooms and two baths – see plans 36′ Alpha 15, 36 Kappa 11, and 36′ Pi 12.  (946 on the first floor and 470 sq.ft. on the second floor).    Code allows for square footage to be calculated to five feet of height.  The 470 second floor square footage in the 36′ dome is the area that is below the 10’4″ center height to where the dome walls slope down to five feet tall.  Around the second floor five foot perimeter areas the following items can be placed:  headboard for bed, night tables, desks, or dressers.  

The 36′ dome can be built without a second floor.  The total amount of square footage in each plan varies depending upon how much of the second floor is designed and built.  If you want to look at only plans with a bedroom on the first floor that can be utilized as master bedroom, we have added the words master 1st floor with that plan name. 

40′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 12.30 Meter Dome

Around 1,600 to 1,800 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials. Plus Basement Square Footage if Desired.

40′ Dome:  Three bedroom two bath size dome home for max square feet of 1,845 on two floors (175.71 sqm), Or 1,957 sq.ft. if cupola & lot installed.  First Floor can have one or two bedrooms with bath.  Second floor can have one or two bedrooms depending on how much of the second floor is installed and what size bedroom you desire.  (1,178 on the first floor and 667 sq.ft. on the second floor).   Code allows for square footage to be calculated to five feet of height.  The 667 second floor square footage in the 40′ dome is the area that is below the 11’5″ center height to where the dome walls slope down to five feet tall.  Around the second floor five foot perimeter areas the following items can be placed:  headboard for bed, night tables, desks, or dressers.   If a cupola is installed, a loft of 112 sq.ft. can be built.

The 40′ dome can be built without a second floor.  If you want to look at only plans with a bedroom on the first floor that can be utilized as master bedroom, we have added the words master 1st floor with that plan name.

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40′ One Story Dome Linked to 27′ Garage
– 12.30 Meter Dome linked to 8.30 Meter Garage Dome

40′ Dome One Story: two bedroom one and one half bath with two car garage (27′).  The 40′ Dome’s first floor sq.ft. is 1,143 w’ link of 121 sq.ft. for total of 1,264 (120.35 sqm).  In meters the dome first floor is 108.85 sqm.  Link is 11.5 sqm.  Garage is 52.86 sqm.

45′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 13.84 Meter Dome

Around  2,000 to 2,200 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials. Plus Basement Square Footage if Desired. 

45′ Dome:  Three or four bedroom 2 1/2 bath size dome home for max square feet of  2,440 on two floors (232.38 sqm)    or max 2,582 sq.ft. if cupola & loft installed.  First floor can have two bedrooms with 1 1/2 baths.  Second floor can have two or three bedrooms with bath depending on how much of the second floor is installed and what size bedroom you desire.  (1,489 on the first floor and 951 sq.ft. on the second floor).   Code allows for square footage to be calculated to five feet of height.  The 951 second floor square footage in the 45′ dome is the area that is below the 13’6″ center height to where the dome walls slope down to five feet tall.  Around the second floor five foot perimeter areas the following items can be placed:  headboard for bed, night tables, desks, or dressers.  If a cupola is installed, a loft of 142 sq.ft. can be built.

The above 40′ plans can be enlarged into a custom 45′ dome plan.  If you want to look at only plans with a bedroom on the first floor that can be utilized as master bedroom, we have added the words master 1st floor with that plan name. The 45′ dome can be built without a second floor.

48′ Dome Stock Floor Plans – 14.77 Meter Dome

Around  2,300 to 2,500 sq.ft. after Kit is Assembled & finished with local materials. Plus Basement Square Footage if Desired.

48′ Dome:  Four or five bedroom with 2 1/2 bath size dome home for max square feet of  2,830 on two floors (269.52 sqm)    Or 2,992 sq.ft. if cupola and loft installed.  First floor can have two to three bedrooms with 1 1/2 baths.  Second floor can have two to three bedrooms  with bath depending on how much of the second floor is installed and what size bedroom you desire. (1,693 on the first floor and 1,137 sq.ft. on the second floor).   Code allows for square footage to be calculated to five feet of height.  The 1,137 second floor square footage in the 48′ dome is the area that is below the 14’9″ center height to where the dome walls slope down to five feet tall.  Around the second floor five foot perimeter areas the following items can be placed:  headboard for bed, night tables, desks, or dressers.   If a cupola is installed, a loft of 162 sq.ft. can be built.

If you want to look at only plans with a bedroom on the first floor that can be utilized as master bedroom, we have added the words master 1st floor with that plan name.  The 48′ dome can be built without a second floor.

60′ Dome – 18.46 Meter Dome – Warehouse Or Garage Structure NOT for a home.

All plans for the 60′ dome warehouse or garage are custom plans.  This large dome can have 2,552 sq.ft. on the first floor.   Email for floor planner and elevation view.

Garage Domes w’ Second Floor Studio Apartments

Garage Dome Stock Floor Plans

To increase light in the dome, max out second floor window and door dormers instead of installing skylight panels. For more info scroll down the page for an explanation why Ai  no longer manufactures skylight panels.  To view chart listing square feet & specs by dome size, click on Specs.  On the second page of this article is a summary of square footage by dome size & other info.

About Riser Height (before the triangle panels are installed, rectangle panels called risers are installed). The standard riser height in the dome kit is four feet.  The following describes when the riser can be five feet tall or when an additional two foot custom riser can be installed above the standard four foot riser to increase first floor ceiling heights in rooms where a second floor is installed.

  1. Due to the small size of the 15′ & 18′ tiny homes, the kit pricing includes standard four foot tall risers and additional two foot risers to cause more first floor height for kitchen and shower placement along exterior walls.
  2. The 22′ & 27′ domes can have a custom five foot tall riser panel instead of the four foot standard riser panel & taller entryway base panels.  This results in first floor ceiling height in rooms that have loft or second floor over them of eight feet six inches.
  3. 30, 34′, 36′, 40′, 45′ & 48′ domes can have a taller entryway base panels & custom two foot tall riser panel installed above the standard four foot riser panel. This results in first floor ceiling height in rooms that have second floor over them of nine feet six inches to ten feet tall.
  4. Five foot risers for the larger 30 thru 48′ dome sizes do not fit on the semi-truck, as a result a two foot custom riser can be ordered to increase first floor ceiling height when a second floor is built over the first floor.

In first floor areas where there is no second floor built, there are high vaulted ceilings. Dashed lines on the stock plans show which first floor areas are open to the top of the dome producing high vaulted ceilings.

What does max square feet mean on each of the stock plans?  The second floor square footage is calculated to five feet of perimeter height.

What does max square feet mean on the planners and the elevation views? The max. square feet shown on the planners and elevation views means the entire second floor is built with no high vaulted ceiling over any of the first floor area except for an open area over the stairs. The stairs have a two step platform. The second floor of the 27′, 34′, 36′, 40′, 45′ & 48′ domes show five second floor dormers with each dormer adding around 9-10 sq.ft. to the second floor square footage. The second floor square footage is calculated to five feet of perimeter height.

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Summaries By Dome Diameter