No, the top image isn’t from a Star Wars movie, it’s just Skydome. Boasting a round design, these wooden two-story dwellings – varying from 34 square meters to 300 square meters in size – are modern and designed to withstand up to 1,543-pounds (0.75-tons) of snow. So even if a snowstorm / blizzard rolls in and turns your yard into a Hoth-like scene, the half-sphere will come out unscathed. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view bonus homes and buildings.
“The dome shape also presents some unexpected and unique advantages for building and decorating. Thanks to the curved walls, it’s energy efficient and has a low rate of heat loss. And since there are no load-bearing walls, it creates a lot possibilities for interior design – some residents might choose a closed-off second story, while others may want a completely open home that’s perfect for parties and entertaining,” according to My Modern Met.