Tasi Dome home in Guam; Fall Workshop stories; new dome home inflated; cladding another dome home; and recovering from the wildfires in Maui.
07 NOVEMBER 2023

Maui Strong After Wildfires
Maui Rises from Ashes After Losses in Lahaina

The recovery efforts on Maui continue unceasingly as families, homes, and businesses rise from the ashes, exhaustion, and grief caused by the wildfires of August 2023. “Everyone’s overwhelmed,” said Tapani Vuori, general manager of the Maui Ocean Center in Makawao. “It took more than a month to get things coordinated and cohesive. We had forty volunteers, but at first, the NGOs (non-governmental organizations) simply were not ready.”

Maui Strong…
Tasi Dome Proves Trustworthy in Typhoon

When Typhoon Mawar hit Guam in May 2023, all of Stanley Hall and Linda Tatreau’s neighbors left the area, but Linda decided to stay at Tasi Dome. Stanley had traveled to San Diego, and Linda and her two dogs, Enzo and Thunder, rode out the strongest typhoon to hit Guam since 2002. The couple have been living in Tasi Dome on Guam for the past 11 years, and Linda feels safer there than anywhere else. “It’s strong in storms,” Linda said. “That’s why we built it.”

Together in Paradise…
Tasi Dome: A Monolithic Dome Home

Tasi Dome is a Monolithic Dome home finished in 2012 by Stanley Hall and Linda Tatreau of Guam. The main house is 1900 square feet. The detached garage and its upstairs studio apartment are each 700 square feet. Tasi Dome was the first Monolithic Dome Home built in Typhoon Alley, AKA the Western Pacific. It is nestled amongst palm and avocado trees overlooking the Pacific.

Tasa Dome Home…
Inflation of the Bonea Family's New Dome Home

On August 24, 2023, we sent Javier Figueroa and his crew to North Carolina to begin construction of a new Monolithic Dome home for the Bonea family. The Boneas have had dome dreams for many years. Ion (pronounced Jon) Bonea told us he first became interested in domes almost 30 years ago after visiting us here at the Monolithic Dome Institute Research Park in Italy, Texas.

Custom Airform Inflation…
Fall 2023 Dome Builders Workshop Strengthens Skill Sets

The adventurous entrepreneurs at the Fall 2023 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop learned skills to create their own homes, and some of them also discovered a shared passion for bringing these sturdy, sustainable structures to their communities as affordable housing.

Workshop Stories…
Spring 2024 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop

Learn to build a Monolithic Dome at the Spring 2024 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop. This one-of-a-kind experience combines classroom instruction with hands-on training in constructing a real Monolithic Dome. Space is limited so sign up now to reserve your spot.

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Stonebridge Dome Gets New Metal Cladding

Stonebridge is one of the first Monolithic Dome homes ever built. Constructed in 1980 by dome pioneer Jack Boyt, the home was in desperate need of renovation. In September 2022, I sent my guys to West Des Moines, Iowa, to install metal cladding.

Metal Cladding Transformation…
Mosiac-Encrusted Shell Home

In 2008, a wildfire burned a house to the ground in Santa Barbara, California. From furniture to photographs, everything was destroyed. The homeowners replaced it with a stunning, freeform, thin-shell structure. Jeff Shelton designed the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home and the homeowner covered the home with intricate designs set in ceramic tiles. Read more of the story on Insider.com or view the architect’s Shell House photo gallery.

Shell House Photo Gallery…
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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