Brilliant Off-Grid Geodesic Greenhouse Perfect for Homesteading & 4 Season Food Production

Brilliant Off-Grid Geodesic Greenhouse Perfect for Homesteading & 4 Season Food Production

Full tour of 3 off-grid passive solar growing domes that can be used as 4-season year-round greenhouses in just about any climate and growing zone. The geodesic dome structure can withstand up to 7 feet of snow and ~180km/h wind speeds. They’re built with cedar struts to withstand humidity, marine-grade aluminum hubs for strength, and polycarbonate panels that provide a 1.6 R-value and are fully recyclable.

In Canada, these growing domes are sold by Arctic Acres:
https://arcticacres.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/arcticacres/
https://www.instagram.com/arctic_acres/

In the US, these growing domes are sold by Growing Spaces:

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The growing domes have a specific number of intake and exhaust fans based on their square footage and the CFM (cubic foot per minute) required. These fans are powered by solar panels and they don’t need an external power source to function.

There are quite a few additional passive solar features that help regulate the temperature inside the domes, including aluminum shade cloth, bicarbonate spray coating, a reflectix wall, a thermal mass pond, and geothermal ventilation.

We love how these simple technologies can help make growing food and being self-sufficient year-round a little easier and less energy-intensive in all types of climates.

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Mat of Exploring Alternatives

Photo Credits:
Client photos provided by Arctic Acres

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50 Comments

  1. RONALD Peter on July 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    it might work for a lot of people but if you hire a basic Carpenter and you use 4 x 4 6 by 6 and by polypropylene panels you could do it for about 20% of the cost they’re overpriced in my opinion

  2. Russ McCurdy on July 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Absolutely beautiful and I am very proud that R. Buckmeister Fuller’s design is still being used today. Also, I thought it was Carl Sagan talking at first until the gentleman came on camera.

  3. LauraLee Creations on July 8, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  4. Exploring Alternatives on July 8, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for watching! You can find out more about these growing domes here:
    Canada: https://arcticacres.ca/
    USA: https://growingspaces.com/

  5. MrPetefranco602 on July 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Do you do Arizona

  6. Brad MacDonald on July 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    GOALS!!

  7. Ling-Ling Liu on July 8, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘

  8. Amicable Enmity on July 8, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Shame I’ll never have enough money to make this.

  9. Debbie Steele-Thornhill on July 8, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Can you live on it.

  10. Antony Carter on July 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Still gotta cut trees down to make one?

  11. G_Grinder on July 8, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    With the prices of fresh vegetables becoming luxury foods, we, like our elders, will increasingly have to grow vegetables ourselves.

  12. ivette santana on July 8, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Love this but cant afford it.

  13. Bill Macauley on July 8, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Noob question, I live in central Florida would there be any benefit in this region? Thx

  14. Zen StandFastForTruth on July 8, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Brilliant!

  15. mark cunningham on July 8, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Everybody should have one of these.

  16. Paul Matteschk on July 8, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Amazing

  17. Natalia Fernandez on July 8, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  18. delane gipp on July 8, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Why not … make a follow up video during the winter months …????

  19. Thu Dang on July 8, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Love this! And you’re Canadian! Can’t wait to get one (or more) on my property later!

  20. aiden mcneil on July 8, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    How much are these things? I’m betting they are overpriced.

  21. Jerry Wells on July 8, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ถ yeah can’t afford 10-47k for these. And thats just the kit, it’s an extra 10k to have it built.

  22. virg loh on July 8, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Wish I could afford a small one..not enough room for a large one…A small on would be perfect….

  23. VLVentureWorx 1 on July 8, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    How much a unit complete?

  24. Jonathan Doney on July 8, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Can we get the plans on this?

  25. Joshua Kiser on July 8, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Wish they sold the hubs but they wonโ€™t. These kits cost $$$$!

  26. eastsidemuu on July 8, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Must be nice to have ๐Ÿ’ฐ…

  27. Edgar on July 8, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Hey I think I seen the same one on the moon

  28. Chris Russ on July 8, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    They look brilliant. Top design and workability.

  29. JohannVonDiesel on July 8, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Galvanic corrosion.
    When used in moderate to high humidity, contact between a galvanized surface and aluminum is likely to cause corrosion dramatically. Would make more sense to use galvanized steel parts all around, cheaper, stronger and longer lasting.

  30. Adam Replogle on July 8, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    He said "pest proof" but how do the bee’s get in?

  31. Jacob You on July 8, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    So it is a green house?

  32. YabaDaba Do on July 8, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Only thing I would change is the gravel all around it. In summers I would use it for extra growing.

  33. Me Me on July 8, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Maybe put a tiny house inside in a snowy climate.

  34. Tyr 6T6r on July 8, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    So if I can use this as a greenhouse, cant i also live in it 4 seasons?

  35. Assamite on July 8, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Is this whole mess in the USA? This new "eco" "green" craze is going out of hand in there.
    Let’s call it what it is, a wasteful fuckery.

  36. Victoria O'Shea on July 8, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    START: 0.57

  37. DEVUNK88 on July 8, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    what is a round about cost?

  38. Oh Well on July 8, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    11:36 This guy is so legitimately enthusiastic about his industry he shouts out his direct competitor. Awesome!

  39. R3belz on July 8, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    very cool

  40. Roslyn Lim on July 8, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Do you think it would be possible to live in it? Even just for a year. We are building a straw bale house and are trying to come up with the best temporary housing

  41. Edward Elric on July 8, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Looks like a mini eden project

  42. Toby Bowlin on July 8, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    What were the dimensions of #2 and #3?

  43. Big E on July 8, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Fantastic! I would love to see these in every living community!

  44. pancakes99 on July 8, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    I know a good crop to grow ; o

  45. Edzel Mejia on July 8, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    He solved the homeless problem.

  46. Elhesh on July 8, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    This is so freaking good

  47. Brigitte The Influenza on July 8, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Who sells them in Europe or Switzerland?

  48. Daddy Chaddie on July 8, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    WOW!!! We plan on moving to SW Colorado in the near future, Cortez to be exact. Knowing that company is just up in Pagosa Springs, means they will most likely get my business <3 they look FANTASTIC!!!

  49. Irena BE on July 8, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    I am allergic to polycarbonate.

  50. On The Metal on July 8, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Love the design but cold is not a thing and therefore it cannot be ‘held’. Cold is the absence of heat. You need to find a different way to explain the thermal characteristics of the material.

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