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Adam Lehn
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I am thinking about buying some land. I found a beautiful 15 acre parcel for sale for a very reasonable price. The land is on a gentle, south-facing slope. There is a swale already established about halfway down the hill. There is a cistern well at the bottom of the property. The property is a gem.

On the property, there are two monolithic domes. One is advertised as "finished and livable." The other still needs some work. The problem, however, is that even the "finished" dome appears to be in rough shape. There are leaks around pretty much all window and door openings, and the foam insulation is exposed on most of the domes. Small animals have even made nests in the foam. There appears to be a rubber tarp under an insignificant application of some kind of stucco. The tarps has some visible tears in it.

The property is in southern Colorado. Heavy snow and cold temps during the winter. Relatively mild summers. 7200 feet in elevation. I am wondering what you folks out there might have to say about what these domes really need to make them livable. Water-proofing is my number one concern, and it is what makes me most hesitant about wanting to invest in this home.
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Adam Lehn
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Here are some more pictures. These show the window openings.
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Adam Lehn
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Two more pics...the first of how one of the upper windows is currently (and uneffectively) sealed. The second is another door opening.
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Troy Rhodes
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I would talk to the people that know everything there is to know about these:

http://www.monolithic.org/


The guy that runs/owns the place, David Brown, is a stand up guy. Our church was -THIS CLOSE- to building a dome for our church expansion.


I was the guy tasked with learning the pros and cons and making a presentation to the church leadership.


Your resale value will never be great, and the next buyer may have trouble getting financing.


I really liked the feel of the domes we visited...


Pretty much tornado proof, and potentially very energy efficient.


 
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