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Dome Life Q&A: Your Burning Questions Answered

Hey there, dome enthusiasts! We've been receiving some great questions about dome living lately, so we thought we'd take a moment to answer them all in one fell swoop. From how we ended up with domes to the nitty-gritty of maintenance, let's dive into your burning questions and shed some light on the dome life.

How did you end up with domes?

Great question! Believe it or not, we stumbled upon the idea of dome living by sheer serendipity. We were looking to do something different, and when we came across these unique structures, we thought, "Why not give it a try?" And the rest, as they say, is history.

Did you do everything yourselves?

As much as we love a good DIY challenge, we didn't tackle the entire construction process solo. While we did handle a lot of the work ourselves, including building the platform and framing the walls, we enlisted the help of professionals for certain aspects, like the inside framing and drywall installation.

Do you need a building permit for the domes?

Ah, the ever-important question of permits! In our experience, the need for a building permit can vary depending on local regulations and zoning ordinances. In our case, we did require a building permit for the construction of our domes. We highly recommend checking with your local authorities to determine the specific requirements for your area before embarking on any dome construction projects. While some jurisdictions may require a permit for dome construction, others may have exemptions or specific guidelines in place. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so be sure to do your due diligence and obtain any necessary permits before breaking ground on your dome adventure!

Will you be adding more domes?

While we absolutely adore our current collection of domes, we don't have plans to add more to the mix. We're focused on ensuring that each dome receives the love and attention it deserves, rather than spreading ourselves too thin.

Is it hard to keep them clean?

Ah, the eternal question of dome maintenance! While keeping the inside of the domes clean is a breeze, thanks to their open and airy design, maintaining the exterior does require some elbow grease. With the weather conditions we experience here in Nova Scotia, it's not uncommon for us to spend quite a bit of time keeping the domes spick and span.

I'm considering building a dome. What should I know?

Before you begin, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First and foremost, familiarize yourself with the unique aspects of dome construction, including the materials and techniques involved. Additionally, consider factors such as site selection, foundation requirements, and budget constraints. It's also helpful to connect with others who have built domes themselves to gain insights and advice. And of course, don't forget to research local regulations and obtain any necessary permits before getting started. One thing to note is that the amount of money needed and the amount of work required are often underestimated by most.

And there you have it, folks—your burning questions about dome living, answered! We hope this Q&A session has shed some light on the ins and outs of life in the domes. Have more questions? Feel free to reach out, and we'll be happy to chat!

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