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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  • Kim Conover on said:

    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.

    • ramona on said:

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

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  • Sheila Oetman on said:

    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

    • Mark Vincent on said:

      … 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.

  • Wanda on said:

    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.

  • Allison on said:

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 on said:

      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.

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  • Karen Ricciuto on said:

    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.

  • Larry webb on said:

    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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