Learn how to build a dome house in Dominica




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    Hello Everyone. My name is Milad. I am a 46 year old American man living on my little farm 5 km from the East coast on the island of Dominica. It is off the grid agriculture land.

    I am building ferrocement domes. There are three domes under construction at different levels of completion. These are super strong structures that have survived hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, and forest fires.

    I learned about domes for the first time about ten years ago while researching hurricane proof homes. Domes are incredibly strong and much LESS expensive to build than conventional homes.

    I would be happy to share my knowledge and experience of building domes. Including design, material calculations, construction techniques, electric and plumbing, waterproofing, etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach you how to make a super strong home with only a few tools that will last a lifetime.

  • Help


    I would like some help with building and finishing the domes. I would prefer good energy and attitudes. Building experience is not necessary.

    Mixing cement is done by machine not by hand. Domes are made 1 bucket at a time and volunteers are very much appreciated. The work is physical, but not extreme and the pace is easy.

    If you want to learn how to make a ferrocement dome of your own this project is for you.

    If you are a mature and responsible person who would like to have some relaxing and peaceful time in nature and learn this technique. This project is for you.

    If you can treat my home like you treat your home than this project is for you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Stay in a dome! Perfect for a single person or a couple. Private, comfortable, and secure. Private bathroom.

    I have a functional and comfortable indoor kitchen with stove, oven, and a sink. There is a bathroom with a flushing toilet and a hot water shower. The water is from a spring and there is running water to all the structures. Electricity is produced with solar panels.

    I provide all meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As you look around on the farm you will be surrounded by nature. There is not another home in view. There are neighbors but we can not see each other. We are surrounded by streams and rivers. The castle bruce beach and the emerald pool are only minutes away.

    I generally go to town once a week or less, but I would be able to pick you up. Dominica is a very safe place to explore. Hitchhiking and buses make it easy to get around.

    Dominica is easy to reach by ferry boat from Guadeloupe, Martinique, or St. Lucia.
    Please feel free to ask any questions.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can bring any vehicle you want but I am on an island.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    No problem

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week

How it starts
A little farther along
Nearby swimming hole. Mermaids pool
View from the farm.

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