Domes & Global Aid

We are proud to be in the 2017 DIHAD Global Aid Directory!  

HDomes builds EcoShells and monolithic Domes.  We supply the training, equipment and techniques to aid in disaster recovery and reconstruction as well as large scale urban redevelopment.  Our EcoShell construction system allows for the rapid construction of a large number of inexpensive houses and community buildings. Our structures are built using local labor and materials, the are earthquake/hurricane/fire proof with a very long life expectancy and low on-going maintenance requirements.  EcoShells provide the local community with income, skills and the ability to literally rebuild their lives. 


Maniche, Haiti

Maniche, Haiti

Our rapidly build community buildings can be used as schools, clinics, police stations, places of worship and food storage facilities.  By utilizing the local workforce, we give the end users a stake in the project and ownership in the finished product. We have worked for WANGO (World Association of NGO's) on a large scale reconstruction project in Indonesia and for Haiti H.E.R>O. on a large orphanage project in Haiti amongst many others.  We have build climate controlled buildings, residential and commercial, as well as large Tornado shelters for FEMA in the US and around the world.  FEMA rate our buildings as "near absolute protection." 

Together we can build communities and shelter that will last life times. 


Why Domes are a Solution to Global Housing Shortages

"New Nglepen" in yogyakartawas built after 2016 earthquake. 

"New Nglepen" in yogyakartawas built after 2016 earthquake. 

Domes provide a wonderful option for addressing housing shortages around the globe.

As our populations continue to grow, affordable and adequate housing is becoming increasingly imperative for communities around the globe. Housing shortages most impact the poorest countries and communities that lack a strong infrastructure to address their housing problem. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, fires and floods also contribute to many housing shortages around the world.  

Domes are disaster proof and relatively low cost.

Domes are cost effective!  Domes will survive earthquakes, fires and floods, and last hundreds of years - giving communities in disaster prone areas future security.  Our domes are built using Basalt which does not expand or shrink with extreme weather, preventing cracks or weaknesses in the cement. Domes are also naturally very well insulated, saving communities energy.  Using the same building techniques, Domes can serve as houses, community centers, schools and medical facilities.

Building a Community

We not only build domes, we also educate people about sustainable housing, employing local contractors and workers, and empowering the community by creating a real sense of home.  The dome home community "New Nglepen" [seen above] was built after Yogyakarta suffered a massive earthquake in 2016. Dome homes provided them with eco-friendly housing, perfect for extreme weather. 

Hurricane Matthew

Haiti has once again suffered yet another natural disaster. Obviously our thoughts are with all the people affected by the Hurricane Matthew. News of the hurricane brings back memories of the time I spent in Maniche, just inland from Les Cays on the Southwest part of Haiti. I was there three years ago to construct a forty foot diameter EcoShell for the Haiti H.E.R.O. organization. I don't have any news yet about the area although I know the EcoShell will still be standing. 

Our changing global climate has increased the number and severity of natural disasters like these. Our passion at is to provide as many people and communities as possible with safe and disaster-resistant shelter.  If we can be of service please contact us. 

As news becomes available I will post some updates.