Thai Dome home built of blocks for $ 9,000

Designboom shows this lovely little house built by photographer and musician Steve Areen in the middle of a Thai mango farm. Steve writes on his website:

The cost for the basic structure was under $6000. It took a few more weeks to add the details, such as doors, screens, pond, upstairs structure, stonework and landscaping. All this, including furnishings, was under $3000. ..Bringing my total cost to about $9,000. Please keep in mind this is in cost-friendly Thailand....Now the goal is to take this design ..which is quick, affordable, strong, beautiful and fun, ..and build with more sustainable materials that better insulate for colder climates.

© Steve Areen via Designboom

This photo taken during construction shows the methods used. It's for rent, too; there is a filtration system for the well and a hot water heater for the shower. More at Steve Areen's website and lots more photos on Designboom.

© Steve Areen via Designboom

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