Are the dome houses the most efficient design of a home?



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    I do think domes have their advantages and am fond of them since my boyfriend who is an ecological constructor frequently builds them, but I think Mike Reynolds’s “earthships,” houses made to provide all basic utilities without the need for municipal systems or nonrenewable sources,  upstage domes in terms of efficiency.  Reynolds’s earthships are typically designed to be thin and long because of the passive solar heating systems they use and the greenhouses they incorporate for raising food all year-long;  I’ve never seen a dome design by him, probably again because his work is very sun oriented.   Here is a typical example of  a Reynolds earthship.

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