Dome houses are a type of kit house crafted with a dome shape. This configuration makes the house better able to resist hurricane-force winds, and the compact open design makes it energy-efficient as well.
The concrete-and-polyurethane construction of many dome homes makes them fire-resistant or fireproof. Exterior maintenance requirements are minimal, and the integrated construction of the roof, floors and walls strengthens the entire structure.
Dome houses have a unique appearance that make them undesirable to many potential builders, and they are challenging to fit into building code requirements. It may also be difficult to find furnishings designed to fit against the rounded walls, and partitioning, ventilation and sound dampening also present significant problems.