Florida dome survives two hurricanes; save $500 on workshop; recoating a dome home; upcoming tours; and watching The Sphere light up Vegas.
10 AUGUST 2023

Keys to Hurricane Safety
Riding Out the Storms: Monolithic Dome Home Survives Two Hurricanes

When Paul and Shirley Tinsley chose to build a Monolithic Dome home in Cudjoe Key, Florida, they had no idea that they were building a home that would withstand not one, but two Category 4 hurricanes in six years: Hurricane Irma, in August of 2017, and Hurricane Ian, in September 2022.

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Tinsley Monolithic Dome Home

The Tinsley Monolithic Dome home is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence in Cudjoe Key, Florida. Situated onto an 800-square-foot (74.3 m²) lot between a boat canal and the Atlantic Ocean, the home includes a swimming pool and a boat dock—and it has already survived two hurricanes virtually unscathed.

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Monolithic Dome Home Survives Direct Hit by Hurricane Irma

A Monolithic Dome home shielded a family from a Hurricane Irma as the eyewall of the Category 4 passed directly over their home. The house was virtually unscathed and the homeowners reported that they “slept right through it.”

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Workshop Early Bird Discount Ends Tuesday

Hurry and save $500 for the Fall 2023 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop, a one-of-a-kind experience where you get your hands dirty constructing a genuine Monolithic Dome. The early-bird discount ends Tuesday, so sign up today!

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Recoating Due Sorelle—A Home at Monolithic's Headquarters Goes From Bad to Fab

All Monolithic Domes need regular maintenance and coating. This home’s exterior hadn’t been touched in 20 years! Needless to say, it desperately needed a fresh coating and a new awning. For this project, we used a Gaco acrylic coating. We are now dealers for this product and plan to use it on many coating jobs coming down the pike.

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2023 Dome Park Tour

Come and tour the shops, offices, and houses at the Monolithic Dome Research Park in Italy, Texas. This FREE tour is open to the public on October 14, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes the famous Bruco: The Texas Italian Caterpillar.

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2023 Arcadia Dome Home Tour

You are invited to tour the Arcadia Dome Home on October 14, 2023. See this unique, 3200-square-foot Monolithic Dome home on the south bench in Providence, Utah—including the picturesque view of Cache Valley below. The home is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Sphere at The Venetian Resort

It may not be a Monolithic Dome, but it is stunning. The Sphere at The Venetian Resort is a giant music and entertainment venue near the Las Vegas Strip. It features a 516-foot diameter (157 m) three-quarter sphere covered with a staggering 64,600 square feet (54,000 m²) of LEDs—creating the world’s largest LED wall. It is now the largest spherical building in the world. Inside, the auditorium will seat 18,600. The Sphere is set to open on September 29, 2023.

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Dome Living Book

Dome Living is a comprehensive planning guide. It includes invaluable know-how for anyone planning a Monolithic Dome home—no matter what style, size, or location. Ordering your very own copy of Dome Living is easy and fast! In just minutes, you can download this practical, informative ebook to your iPad, iPhone, Android Smartphone, Kindle Fire, any computer, or any device capable of displaying a PDF.

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Is there a dome in your area?

We are always looking for news about domes and curved architecture. Is there a dome in your area? Is one being built nearby? Are you building a dome and want to announce an open house, Airform inflation, or just want to brag about your building? Please, let us know. Just reply to this email and tell us all about it.

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