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Hello.
Im new to the prepper life, ill be honest i got this idea that i really need to start paying attention from the tv show doomsday preppers.

Iv been talking to my wife and after hearing some things and seeing whats going on in our world today i want to better prepare my family and myself to be able to survive whatever comes our way.

on that note me and my wife have been talking and a geodesic dome sounds like a solid house to build and move into. i have not been able to find a solid answer to my question and that question is can i build a 6v geodesic dome out of piping, wire grid, plastic coverings and concrete. if anyone has any ideas or suggestions id greatly appreciate it. again im new to the prepping scene and i want to hit the ground running to get my family ready. ty

Note: i couldnt find my first post so this is a remake if the other one pops up im sorry for the repost.
 

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Brother in law built one, don't remember what it was made out of, I did not like the configuration.

At the time the design spoke left wing attitude,

and the design was pushed by U Mass Amherst, socialist center of western Ma..

If I were to build today it would be at least partially underground and all reinforced concrete.

Southern facing wall would be all glass with the interior wall as security layer.

Glassed in room would be the living room with its own wood stove.
 

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@SOCOM42 yea i get what you mean. historically speaking the normal configuration of it (canvas walls light plastic frame) is used alot by the hippie community but the the the frame and strength of it does have alot of strength and thats ultimately why i want it. if i concrete the walls and reinforce it it should prove to be a strong building. iv been playing with a few ideas about being underground. primarily to utilize the roof for growing purposes. but id need to think alot about the long term effects of the soil and how it will react with the walls as far as corrosion and what not.
 

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Nothing much new or unusual about them just make sure that where you buy the property allows them by building code or in an area that has no codes and you do not need a conventional mortgage to build it.

Quick search will give you a company that sells an inflatable form Blow it up , pour , dry, deflate do it again . With that form the thing ends up looking like a couple domes with walkways connecting them.
 

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The few I've seen up close have been wood framing, most likely kits, just a bunch of 2x6 triangles all thru bolted together into a dome.

I've seen the inflatable dome forms on a TV show about some hippy architect in the 70's that read the Hobbit one too many times while smoking "those" cigarettes.
 
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