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Wofati style geodome?

 
Garett Conner
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So I've been following Jesse Grimes videos and learning about the wofati design. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of geo-wofati. Any thoughts on this? Any pros, cons or unique considerations that come to mind? One would be to presume that logs would be needed to bare the earths weight.
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Interesting idea Garrett , I will be following along to see how it might be done .  First thought would be in the construction of the joints where the triangle points all come together. That might be a challenge?
 
Garett Conner
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Interesting idea Garrett , I will be following along to see how it might be done .  First thought would be in the construction of the joints where the triangle points all come together. That might be a challenge?


I've thought of this as well Miles and wonder if maybe bolting some metal plats into the logs. Maybe a Japaneses style connection of some sort included.
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Ooooo!  I don't know about the wofati geodome, but that first picture of yours sure got my idea center working! I can see a tiny home inside a geo-greenhouse with a bit of planting space all around the inside.  Should at least make winter heating of the home lots easier.

On the wofati geodome, you could always add extra bracing within each triangle.  Might also need some serious support inside to hold the dirt back.  Interesting idea.  I love domes!

Oo, oo!  Or perhaps a circular structure of logs just inside the dome where ever pressure would be applied from outside.  Kind of like a concave(or is it convex) dam?  Any pressure from outside would make the joints stronger.

Oh shoot.  How am I going to get to sleep now?  This is too cool!
 
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Marla Kacey wrote:Ooooo!  I don't know about the wofati geodome, but that first picture of yours sure got my idea center working! I can see a tiny home inside a geo-greenhouse with a bit of planting space all around the inside.  Should at least make winter heating of the home lots easier.

On the wofati geodome, you could always add extra bracing within each triangle.  Might also need some serious support inside to hold the dirt back.  Interesting idea.  I love domes!

Oo, oo!  Or perhaps a circular structure of logs just inside the dome where ever pressure would be applied from outside.  Kind of like a concave(or is it convex) dam?  Any pressure from outside would make the joints stronger.

Oh shoot.  How am I going to get to sleep now?  This is too cool!


Great idea with the greenhouse dome for tiny home living. It would definitely make winter days more tolerable.

I think extra bracing's may be needed depending on the amount of area between framing poles. Also consider what would be used as the shell of the dome.

Now this is only one of a few concepts but as my highly accurate depiction demonstrates if the soil is distributed evenly along the shell than the force from the outside should be minimum at any particular place. 
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That's why I have always wondered if a "Hogan" style would make a good wofati? Easy to build, wings on the uphill slope, logs stacked and notched or pinned.
 
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