Intershelter Dome

Intershelter Dome
June 23, 2020 Charly Ligety

Intershelter Dome (20′)

Concept Owner / Company: InterShelter ™ Dome
Website: www.intershelter.com
Contact: don@intershelter.com

They’ve been used in deserts, deep in the forest, and even on the side of glaciers, providing sleeping shelters, pop up first aid headquarters and observation centers in a flash. The durable pieces can be assembled and reassembled over and over, with a life expectancy of over 30 years. They’re tough enough to withstand hurricane-caliber winds, are fire resistant and will keep interiors dry and mildew-free. Made from prefab panels of high-tech aerospace composite material, the pieces are well insulated in hot desert climates or in sub-zero degree weather.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $11,950
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 2 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $5,975
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 314 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • Used for Shelter Before: Yes, examples in the U.S.
  • Readiness: Ready (In Stock)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: Yes
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: 3 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Low skill (RV, tent)
  • % Built Onsite: 50% – Some Prefab Parts Assembled On-Site/Flat Pack
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Long Term/Permanent (15+ years)

Design

Design Advantages When assembled in a group, the Intershelters create an adorable community of domed homes that can be connected to make larger layouts. Ample lighting from the windows and glass doors keep the interiors bright, and the homes can be equipped with solar panels or plugged into the grid to provide power.
Manufacturer Identified Yes
Used for shelter in the U.S.? Yes for recreation, homeless housing, and military uses
Prior use examples Military uses, homeless communities, emergency shelter, camping/remote lodging
Prior use comments They’ve been used in deserts, deep in the forest, and even on the side of glaciers, providing sleeping shelters, pop up first aid headquarters and observation centers in a flash.
Building experience comments
Intended use cases The durable pieces can be assembled and reassembled over and over, with a life expectancy of over 30 years. They’re tough enough to withstand hurricane-caliber winds, are fire resistant and will keep interiors dry and mildew-free.
R-value (insulation) 21-30
Risk Category
Roof Load (PSF) 0
Indoor Clearance Height (ft)
Waterproof? Yes
Professional Engineer Stamp?
Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code
Other Structural / Safety Comments The structural strength—the curved surface of the panels reduces wind resistance, enabling the house to withstand straight-line winds of 200 miles per hour or more.
Sustainability / Green Building Certifications?
Materials Used / Made of: made of high‐tech aerospace composite material, and cutting edge HD Plastic. This unique product has bridged the gap from tents and trailers to traditionally built framed houses.
Disassembly / Assembly Comments: Quick construction—an Enviro- Dome can be erected in two or three hours with two or three untrained people.
Ideal Mounting Surfaces Soil (Dirt/Grass), Asphalt / Parking Lot
Anchoring Process Able to be set up in almost any terrain, these InterShelter™ Domes are revolutionary structures fitting almost every portable housing requirement.Lightweight and mobile enough to fit in the back of a pick‐up truck, these units have also been flown in by helicopter using a single sling. In Alaska, these units have been moved using bush cargo planes.

Budget

 

Item Cost ($) Notes
Materials $11,950
Labor $ not included
Delivery $ not included
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Budget Total $11,950
Total Per Bed $5,975
Total Per Unit $11,950
Add-on Items
  • 20 foot Ground Floor Flooring System  $3,000
  • 14 foot Ground Floor System $2,500
  • Extra Door Frame $300
  • Extra Window Frame $200
  • P2000 Insulation Kit (20ft unit) $2,500
  • P2000 Insulation Kit (14ft unit) $2,000
  • Custom Color 20 foot $500
  • Custom Color 14 foot $250
  • Custom Door (w/lock, hardware and installation) $750
  • Window (vinyl dual thermo panel) $450
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Possible Delivery Method(s)

Timing

 

Design (days) 0
Production (days) 0
Site Prep (days) 1
Delivery (days) 1
Total (days) 3
Amount in Inventory (#) Hundreds
Production Capacity Hundreds/year
Production Location 20ft Domes are shipped from Dundee, OR 97115 

14ft Domes are shipped from Porterville CA 93257

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