A new take on the tiny home draws on the future for its inspiration. A Slovenian company called Smartdome has created futuristic structures that are as unimposing as tiny homes, as mobile as trailers, and so futuristic they would be at home inside the Biosphere 2 or floating in some space neighborhood down the road from the Jetsons family. And you can have your very own modular, mobile, minimalist Smartdome for the price of a brand-new economy car.
The future is fascinating.
Resembling geodesic domes, Smartdome follows in the footsteps of Shelter Tent Manufacturing Co., Pacific Domes and Glitz Camp, all of which sell dome structures for camping, gardening, living, and entertaining. The main difference is the universality of Smartdomes and their DIY-style design allowing owners to change the domes around, move them, and disassemble or reassemble them as easily (or nearly as easily) as a camping tent.
The company has come up with four kinds of Smartdomes: aqua, sky, snow, and tree. Each is designed to work with outside elements. Smartdome’s intention is to make “thematic villages” possible—imagine an Alpine ski village or Hobbit compound in the middle of the woods. Because the domes are modular, it’s possible to anchor the structures’ galvanized steel stilts into almost any setting, from slopes to swamps.