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Dome home in Sherrill, Iowa

Building the dome home

“Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.” – Jerry Avins

Shortly after I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State, I told my friend Jim Mackey “Cindy and I are going to build a geodesic dome home.” “Figures,” he said, “you living in a regular house would be like like an architect living in a mobile home.” …

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