Dome Homes Made from Inflatable Concrete Cost Just $3,500


Inflatable concrete homes, sounds like something from a science-fiction movie when in fact it is reality. Inflatable concrete, is a material created with the use of new technology and these next dome homes below resemble houses from an ancient time. The concrete Binishell dome homes are a creation of architect Nicolo Bini and the technique he used is very strange, but innovating. He starts from ground level and slowly builds the layers of the walls, then adds a load of concrete to create the domes. This technique forms the concrete with the help of an air bladder that is deflated when the final form of the building is reached….More details below…




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55 Responses to “Dome Homes Made from Inflatable Concrete Cost Just $3,500”

  1. mercedes rivera says:


  2. Connie dennis says:

    Dome homes let me know more.

  3. Wade says:

    I am interested in the concrete building.

  4. eric grootveld says:

    i would love to be a tester resident of one of these homes i think they are great

  5. Jake M says:

    This is awesome! Some of those designs look so elegant.

  6. Jamie says:

    So where do I buy one?

  7. Laura Cannon says:

    Would love to test one for our area. Would like info on these.

  8. ginger says:

    I have an empty lot that one of those would look great on

  9. Carlos Alberto says:

    Interesado en métodología y proceso, por favor, gracias anticipadas

  10. Georgina clarke says:

    How do I find out about this

  11. Kim Conover says:

    There are so many innovative small home designs that are so cheap to build. So cheap that they are like all manufactured products today in that they are built with preplanned obsolescence – a very small number of years before the materials degrade and the cost of repair would be more than the original cost of the structure. Regardless of that, the govt will give you 100 excuses why they shouldn’t be legal, and would never allow them to be available to the general public. They’ll bring up building codes, issues with safety in flood, tornado or extreme weather areas etc…. But it has more to do with billions lost to the mortgage and banking industry than anything. This Country is far too corrupt to allow them.

  12. Paul says:

    I could see a wonderful roadside motel concept here!

  13. Michael Varusheff says:

    Short sighted idea.

    Will crumble in first earthquake.

    • ramona says:

      Not at all. The circular shape is much stronger than an stick built home. Domes are specifically built for hurricane and earthquake prone areas.

      . y

  14. Sheila Oetman says:

    I have land but it has a house on it. But my daughter needs a place to live. I was going to put a double wide on it but never got around to it. Like more info please. Like the election.sewer. and water

  15. Dayle says:

    send info please

  16. Vince Moore says:

    Nothing new here, we had these as sports buildings back in the early 1970’s in Queensland Aus.

    • Mark Vincent says:

      … commissioned by the Australian Government and it fell down when the balloon was removed.

      The Fairvale High School and the Pittwater High School failure generated a large amount of interest because Dante Bini had been an architectural consultant during the design and construction of both of these domes. These collapses resulted in the investigation of Binishells with similar geometry. Some of these investigations were responsible for the deconstruction of standing Binishells.

  17. Wanda says:

    Do a housing project in rural area replacing ageing mobile homes with these. If they truly are more affordable, more energy efficient, and can withstand high winds and severe weather your idea will be reaching the people whom need it most. The reason there are so many mobile homes in rural areas is not that people want to live in a temporary structure it is that the cost to acquire and transport material makes building unaffordable. This, on the surface, seems to be a viable alternative.

  18. Allison says:

    I’m interested, but I’d like to know a bit more about the domes structure holding up against winds and weight or pressure on or against the apex of roof or dome…. Idk…looks cool though

  19. Pat coggin says:

    I also would love to test one

  20. K says:

    Website doesn’t even work, and there’s no where you can but them. Yawn. Youre like, 40 years late.

  21. Stargodesss says:

    Are these legal in the USA and where can you get one?

  22. Pamela Raymond says:

    I’m very interested in these homes.

  23. Duncan says:

    Very interested to find out more and how to purchase.

  24. Melyssa Gerhardt says:

    Very interested

  25. Amanda Escobedo says:

    Where can I buy one?

  26. Kevin says:

    Very interested in several for the farm.

  27. Maria Villalobos says:

    I would love to test this home in the Texas hill country. How can I be part of the movement?

  28. Emilia says:

    :-)) we need …

  29. Debbie says:

    Where can I find more details and pricing?

  30. Wowzers says:

    That is some of the worst photoshop I’ve seen in recent memory.

  31. Susan says:

    If these are a real thing… why only drawings? Where are some actual photos of these homes in place?

  32. Mock K Nsiah says:

    New Technology

  33. Karen says:

    Just GOOGLE “Dome Homes Made from Inflatable Concrete” You’ll get a ton of hits

  34. Tommy says:

    How about making a tube of material that is saturated with cement. Inflate it on site and wet it. Interior section of tube could be flat panels or contain ridged strips.

  35. Nate says:

    To visit the company and fill out info for design pricing go to

  36. Gerri says:

    Would love to see available floor plans and pricing

  37. Sam says:

    A poorly written paragraph of explanation, and a handful of shitty CAD drawings. Wake me up when people are living in these, and there are photographs of that. This is fucking pathetic.

  38. Wendy says:

    These are not new , our local school had a huge bini shell which was used as a sport centre . It was taken down a couple of years ago I think because of “concrete cancer” our school was not the only one to have theirs taken down. But atleast they should now know the problems they experienced. I think they are a brilliant idea.

    • chris tidman says:

      Probably political decision not to interfere with the system. During the WW2 there were many ships made of concrete. Some were used as breakwaters after the war and they are still floating. A few years back there was a renewal interest in ferro cement boats and many were being built in backyards. Then the Insurance industry got involved and they determined that these boats were subject to interior rust that made them deteriorate over time. The charge was completely crap for vessels that were built to with modern concrete additives that were far superior to anything used 50 years ago. The cheap boat industry was destroyed because the insurance companies would not insure them…It kept all the regular boat builders happy.

  39. Kim Benazzi says:


  40. Cheryl says:

    Need a place for company in my backyard. I want one.

  41. cal Miller says:

    I am very interested in your dome houses.
    Can you send me more information on them please

  42. Kelly says:

    Need several of these for the farm. Where can you purchase them? What do they come with? Please inform us!!!

  43. Gwenda hale says:

    How do we get one of these small home.

  44. Karen Ricciuto says:

    I would love the house with the pool. I have four children and a baby mama to my grandson that I would love to build for but have not found anything with a reasonable cost. If I were to order 5 homes would I get a discount for the product and equipment?

    I have read about your failures and wonder what time of the year would be best to build in? I live in Tucson, AZ and during the summer it’s not unusual to be over 110 F during the day and have a monsoon that drops the temperature by up to 40-50 degrees. So I’m wondering about the winter being more reasonable time to build.

    I also would like to know if you have blueprints and detailed information on the domes? Are there any contractors in Tucson that you would recommend? Please call 520-306-1620. I use my phone hotspot for the internet so please leave a message..The phone will not ring if I’m on the computer and I seldom look at the phone. Thank you. Karen Ricciuto.

  45. Tom says:

    Where do we get the bladder that goes inside the Dome home

  46. Darron Berry says:

    More info please! I would love to be a tester also. But very interested in purchasing.

  47. Lee Eaddy says:

    i wouid like information to purchase

  48. Alice says:

    I guess they dont respond. My high schools gym was a dome shape.

  49. Larry webb says:

    Contact me or I’ll find info elsewhere and you’ll lose buisness cause I won’t be spending my money have a blessed day

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