geoship, the bioceramic dome for the homeless designed to last for over 500 years
 

geoship, the bioceramic dome for the homeless designed to last for over 500 years

geoship, a startup that creates transformational earth-friendly homes, aims to alter dramatically the housing market. the company is proposing bioceramic domes for social housing that are affordable, energy sufficient, fire resistant and disaster resilient, that have been designed to last for over 500 years. ‘geoship homes save you money, are better for the earth, and way better for your health.’

 

 

the geoship domes, which are currently in the development phase and moving quickly towards production, range from USD $55,000 for a tiny home to USD $250,000 for a large home. made of ceramics, they are intended to last for over 500 years. this material is crystalline and covalently/ionically bonded and has been successfully tested in several critical industries. damage to the ceramic panels can be easily repaired and can be sprayed like a paint to resurface the dome.

 

 

geoship’s domes are disaster resilient, created specifically to undertake earthquakes, hurricanes and even insects. because bio ceramics are highly crystalline, they are also flood resilient, absorbing only two to three percent of its weight. ‘based upon the material properties we expect that bioceramic domes will be able to withstand being submerged in water for very long periods of time; simply drying out with no damage to the shell.’

 

the company has recently partnered with zappos, the buckminster fuller institute, and the city repair project to build the world’s first permanent geodesic village as a gift to the las vegas homeless community. ‘then we’ll throttle up until we end homelessness and revolutionize housing across the nation.’

 

 

project info:

 

name: geoship

type: bioceramic domes

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