Floating Dome Home: Off-the-Grid Geodesic Island Retreat


On its maiden voyage, this first-of-its-kind floating dome dwelling drifted lazily between Hamburg and Berlin and certainly made waves alongside Zendome‘s general release of Home Edition, its residential variant.

Set upon a platform of welded frame-hull construction, it blends elements of a basic dock (easy to attach a sailboat to, for instance) and an outdoor deck to compliment the PVC-and-aluminum living and sleeping zone.

Naturally stable due to its lightweight construction and low center of gravity, the dome itself easily weathered its trip, though for longer cruises on more open waters (rather than peaceful rivers) it is hard to say how it would really hold up.

Still, while it might not have the sure footing or copious amenities of its land-based brethren, this water-going variant would certainly make for nice short stays and modest day drips up and down local canals … and besides, you can always take it down and reconstruct it on dry ground.

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