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OK, you may or may not believe the opinions of doom and gloom for our planet that are expressed by some people. BUT . . . you would like to eat fresh home grown food, without the chemical cocktails we consume, all year round if you could.

The BIODOME is a way to build your own food supply with little management and we can assist you to build your own where we supply the materials or you purchase a BIODOME KIT.

Many companies world wide especially in teh USA and UK provide a growing dome solution. Here in Australia the requirements can be a little different and therefore we offer a BUILD-IT-FOR-YOU solution. You can choose from several kit types and we will contruct them on site or deliver pre assembled and place on site or you can DIY with our professional services.

Some people even build houses in DOME shape to withstand hurricanes and other severe climatic forces.

And it works!

BIODOME GREENHOUSE PACKAGE

There's a storm of change coming soon, which will affect every facet of our way of life. During this change, aware people looking for solutions will be turning back to the land, back to Earth, back to real food, instead of chemically grown franken-food. Back to real health. A BIODOME comes in many forms and many names but in essence is a Geodesic Greenhouse shaped to maximise food production and minimise climatic affects on food production. Food types can be grown nearly all year round and abundant supply is possible for you and your family. The processes inside deliver true sustainability when balanced with the natural surroundings.

There are several sizes available and some great kits from around the world. Kits that include windows that open and shut automatically, doors, solar powered devices to move the air, aquaponic equipment to provide nutrient to the enclosed soils and garden beds. From the very basic to the very complex there is a solution for most budgets. As food prices tend to escalate and more chemical cocktails in our foods continue to create human diseases people can look for alternative food production. Wholesome home grown foods available all year round.

We have featured some US & UK kits on this site however our main service is the supply of kits and provision of serivices to help you build your own BIODOME or have us build it for you! If you are not familiar with what a BIODOME can deliver visit some of the sites we have listed and research yourself. WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN IN YOUR BACKYARD!


 


BIODOME GREENHOUSE KITS offer these BENEFITS:

Health: Growing your own fresh food, free from pollutants is a precious gift you are giving to yourself and your loved ones. Security, Greater Independence and Self Reliance: No matter what happens to the economy, access to fresh healthy food is as close and simple as a walk down ones garden path. There is less need for a drive to the local supermarket to purchase food grown 1000s of miles away, reducing reliance on fossil fues and the unsustainable practices of large agro businesses. Harmony: A Growing Dome Greenhouse brings us in touch with the seasons and the environment in which we live. Beauty: You can delight in having a warm, lush, nurturing environment on your own property. People love to sit and relax inside the Dome. Connectedness: Renew your connection with the earth and the natural world. Puttering around in your greenhouse is a wonderful way to relax at the end of the day. Abundance: Plants grow in profusion in the moist, warm interior of the Dome. You can grow an abundance of fresh, nutritious produce for family and friends. Share the benefits with others. Energy-Efficiency: Unlike regular greenhouses, which require large amounts of energy to heat and cool, the BIODOME Greenhouse is self sustaining with solar power.
You can provide incredible amounts of food each year for you and your family!!

 

BIODOME GREENHOUSE KITS

The BIODOME Greenhouse is a working model of the wisdom, practicality and well being that is the foundation of a sustainable lifestyle.

Developed for the harsh climate of the Rocky Mountains, our BIODOME greenhouses are available in six sizes and can produce fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers year round!

Because of its seven unique features, the BIODOME, if heated for tropical plants, uses only 1/3 of the amount of heat needed by a regular greenhouse.

As a result, the BIODOME dramatically reduces our environmental footprint. At the same time, they provide the optimal environment for growing fresh, organic and nutritious vegetables, herbs and fruits throughout the year.


 

BIODOME PACKAGES . . .
Video:

 Want an idea of some dome plans then visit this UK site!

http://www.geodome.co.uk/domeshop/Artsearch.asp?selfield=srnm&idx=4&txtvalue=dome%20plans&btnsearch=Search

Australian Bio-Dome prices

A 6 meter diameter SES27
A 4.8 meter diameter SES18
And a 3 meter diameter SES5

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Prices - POA

BIODOME INSTALL PRICES - POA
AQUAPONICS KIT PRICES - POA
AUTOPOT KIT PRICES - POA
SOLAR / WIND POWER PRICES - POA

SEEDS & PLANTS sold separately - customised to your requirements.

Note: Because the BIODOME has much structural integrity, typically you can save the cost of pouring a concrete foundation. Also, Domes are designed to be solar powered and operate off the grid, so you don't have to bring underground utilities into the greenhouse, thus reducing installation costs.

As you can see it offers more features than all the other greenhouses. It is also less expensive. It's the only greenhouse designed for year round energy efficient growing. So it's not just less expensive up front, it's less expensive to grow in year after year.

Our vision and commitment is to make the BIODOME as affordable as possible. We use a combination of energy efficient materials, intelligent purchasing, low margins and overhead to make this the best greenhouse value for your money today. We also did some research to find out how productive the Dome is and how long it will take to pay for itself. With average gardening skills and productivity, the Growing Dome can produce 2.5 pounds of fresh food per square foot every year, offsetting the value of fresh organic produce against the initial cost of the Dome.

The Growing Dome can return your investment in full every 3 to 5 years. Over its lifetime, you can realize your investment 5 times over, assuming proper care of the Growing Dome in the 15-20 year expected lifespan. The Growing Dome might well be the best investment you could ever make in terms of health, fresh produce, and value for your dollar.

Greenhouse Vent Openers
The automatic vent openers are heat activated and require no electricity to operate. The upper and lower vents open and close at an adjustable preset temperature due to the melting and expansion of beeswax in a piston. Cooling of the Growing Dome is then acheived as hot air escapes from the top vents and cold air is drawn in through the lower vents. This creates a "chimney" effect and prevents overheating. The window vents close automatically, freeing you to go on vacation without worry. The larger domes, instead of lower vents, have cooling fans that are automatically regulated. The vent openers can be easily disconnected to close the vents at will. The two types of openers we provide for the Dome are described below

Uninvent Openers
The Univent Openers are standard on the smaller sized vents and have proven be reliable and efficient automatic vent openers. The threaded pistons are easy to adjust, which means you have total control over when your vents open and close. The Univent Openers are also simply disabled by squeezing the arms together and disconnecting from the mounting bracket. it is good to do this in winter if snow builds up on the outside of the dome.



Bayliss Hydraulicheck Vent Opener
T
he sturdy Bayliss Hydraulicheck vent openers are custom made in the UK and allow the Growing Domes to withstand high winds. The "hydraulicheck" feature of the opener prevents the vent from being yanked open by strong winds. These openers are highly recommended for Growing Domes that are on a hilltop or ridge exposed to prevailing winds, that are located in an area that receives gusts in excess of 60 mph, and/or that are in a very windy area. As part of the Windy Weather Package, you will receive a prescribed number of Bayliss Openers per vent to protect your vents from wind damage.

 

BIODOME GREENHOUSE KITS

This company provides GEODESIC GREENHOUSE KITS FROM 15FT to 42FT in the USA. We can provide these as well.
Here is a description of some of the terms and conditions in the USA. We mirror these here in Australia.

In the USA . . .Owner Supplied Items: The Growing Dome is purchased as a Greenhouse Kit ready for assembly by owner, contractor, or Growing Spaces crew (33' - 51' Dome kits require at least two Installers or Full Crew). However, since a few items are bulky and costly to ship, and available at your local building supply store, they are not included in the Greenhouse Kit. Doing this lowers the overall cost for the dome owner.

Shipping & Crating charges are not included in the price of the Growing Dome kit. See our Shipping page. Shipping estimates are valid for 30 days from estimate date. This is out of our control and we apologize, no shipping prices will be guaranteed.

Delivery/Customer Pick up: Delivery cost is calculated in a mileage formula in increments of 100 miles. Delivery Table for costs. For customer pick up at our shop we are required, by law, to collect tax. Please ask what size/type of truck/equipment you will need if you will be picking the Dome up yourself.

Installation is not included in the above prices. You may install the Growing Dome yourself (26' Dome and smaller), hire a Growing Spaces Installation Supervisor to direct your crew, or you may choose to have our Full Crew install your Dome kit. See details and prices on the Installation Page or call us for a custom estimate. 50% of the order total is due when the order is placed, the remainder is due prior to shipping the Greenhouse Kit. Shipping & crating charges may be billed separately.

Example photos: http://www.geodesic-greenhouse-kits.com/greenhouse_pictures.php

EXAMPLES . . .USA indicative . . .

Example of thier small 15ft Classic Kit
The Classic Kit includes a covering of UV resistant, shatter-proof 5-wall polycarbonate glazing panels and a full set of pre-cut, color coded struts and framing. Also included are automatic opening vents, a 24" foundation wall with Hardipanel siding, a door with a window, a solar powered undersoil heating/cooling fan, Reflectix insulation, all hardware, and a shade cloth.

As a BIODOME may be installed in a variety of topographies and climates there are optional extras to consider . . .

Weather Packages

Windy Weather Package
1.Do you live on a hilltop or ridge exposed to the prevailing wind?
2.Are there winds gusting to over 60 MPH in your location?
3.Do you live in a very windy area?
If you can answer “Yes” to any of these questions, then we highly recommend the Windy Weather Package for your Growing Dome kit.
This package adds sturdy Bayliss Hydraulicheck openers to all of the vents to prevent the openers and vents from being thrashed by strong winds. It also includes an upgraded Aluminet Shade Cloth that is designed to go on the interior of the Growing Dome.

Desert Heat Package
1.Do you live in a desert or semi-desert climate (i.e. hot climate with low humidity)?
2.Do temperatures get above 95° F on a regular basis?
If you can answer “Yes” to any of these questions, then we highly recommend the Desert Heat Package for your Growing Dome kit.
This package adds a Solar Powered Cooling Fan to your Classic Kit for extra ventilation and cooling and utilizes the evaporative cooling effects of a full-surround Misting System that easily connects to your garden hose.

Mild Climate Package
1.Do you live in Hardiness Zone 8b or warmer (i.e. your lowest winter temperature never goes below 15° F)?
If you can answer “Yes” to this question, then we highly recommend the Mild Climate Package for your Growing Dome kit.

Contact us at 1300 880 633 to discuss what things you can do to have the Growing Dome work where you live.

Solar Powered Waterfall
The solar powered waterfall provides aeration for the tank which the fish enjoy and helps to slow down algae formation. Even better, it creates a wonderful ambiance inside the BIODOME. View video of our water tank with a solar powered waterfall.

Metal Glazing Strips Upgrade
Rather than using the clear aircraft tape that comes standard with the Classic Kit to seal the seams between the polycarbonate glazing panels, the Metal Glazing Strips Upgrade includes a strong roofing tape covered by custom built aluminum strips to seal the seams. After 10+ years of use they have found this upgrade provides a longer lasting, lower maintenance option for sealing your Growing Dome.

Redwood Bottom Plate
The strut on the foundation wall that lays flat against the ground is termed a “bottom plate”. The Classic Kit comes with a treated ProWood bottom plate. ProWood is a safer alternative to traditional pressure treated lumber, but some gardeners prefer to go with no treatment at all. For this reason we offer an upgrade to an untreated Redwood Bottom Plate that is resistant to decay for many years.

EXAMPLE 42FT KIT . . .

INSTALLATION SERVICES:
We provide the products and services to establish the BIODOME and train you in ongoing management of the BIODOME.

Owner/Self Install: (26' Domes and smaller)
The owner can install the BioDome by following the instructions in the manual and installation videos provided with each BIODOME. We recommend that at least 2 people participate in the installation, though some tasks can be done alone. We tell customers to plan on your self-installation to take at least twice as long as our crew installation because of the learning curve involved. We recommend that you have at least basic construction skills (such as experience working a drill, saw, and hammer).

Supervised Install: (Supervisor +1 Crew Member Required for 33' BIODOME)
We can provide a Certified Supervisor to work with the owner and owner-hired crew to install the BIODOME kit. Installation usually takes 2-5 days depending on weather, Growing Dome size, number and expertise of crew. The supervisor works as well (try to keep up with him). Separate travel, lodging and per diem costs for the supervisor also apply.

Full Crew Install: (Required for 42' Domes)
We can provide a BIODOME Installation Crew to assemble your BIODOME in 2-5 days, which is the easiest option for many owners. Separate travel, lodging and per diem costs for the crew members also apply. Installation of some packages and upgrades is additional. Please call or email us for a personalized quotation.

THE WISE BE PREPARED!

2013: When the floods hit in Queensland and the Fires hit in Victoria & Tasmania and NSW, looting started, supplies ran very low and people were forced into emergency camps for accomodation. Thankfully in Australia it was only short term but what if it meant longer term survival was required. Are you prepared to help those affected - with nutritious foods. A BIODOME can assist to provide long term food supplies. Help your neighbour in times of trouble!


NOTE: Figures are only estimates, and may vary with actual installation costs.This does not include greenhouse kit delivery or crew travel. It is more economical for an outside contractor to do the leveling and excavation, so we do not include site preparation or excavation in these rates. The bed design and installation is also not part of the kit or installation cost, but we can be contracted to do so for an additional fee.



Our mission to to assist people to construct thier own BIODOME if they do not have the skills or resources to do so. We have qualified carpenters, electricians, cablers, plumbers, aquapoinc experts etc. to help you achieve the dream.
We also take it to the extreme with the ULTIMATE FOOD SUPPLY concept! to increase yeild to the maximum.



 

 

EXAMPLES

Photos from an alternative kit constructing a 40' diameter geodesic greenhouse biodome.

 

 

The timber struts are not expensive and according to the online frequency calculator a 15ft BIODOME would require 65 pieces of 2 X 4" wood to construct which is not expensive however this excludes covers, doors, open/close windows and any of the accessories that other kits include.

 

 


SURVIVAL & DISASTER RECOVERY - WHY PLAN?  
3 DAY GRAB & GO MODULAR SOLUTION
Ideal for quick bug-out in an emergency.
 
3 MONTH FOOD MODULAR
SURVIVAL SOLUTIONS

3 tier modular survival solution you can build on as budget permits. Buy all three now or acquire over time.
 

U-TRAILER SURVIVAL KIT - soon
Includes an 8 X 5 Caged trailer for those with tow bars and a stack of extras including toilets, showers, solar, generators etc..

 

S.O.S. 10FT CUBE SHIPPING CONTAINER
FOOD & WATER ONLY PANTRY

Long term food and water only based on required duration and number of persons.

 
S.O.S. 10FT CUBE SHIPPING CONTAINER
CUSTOMISED TO SUIT YOUR GROUP
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Ideal for large families or small groups with food, water, shelter and much more. Based on required duration and number or persons.
 
S.O.S. EMERGENCY 20ft SHIPPING CONTAINERS UP TO 6 MONTH SURVIVAL SOLUTIONS
Ideal for large families and groups. Food, Water, Shelter, Tools, Communications and much more.

 


S.O.S. EMERGENCY 40ft SHIPPING CONTAINER UP TO 12 MONTH SURVIVAL SOLUTIONS

The ultimate top of the range survival assistance package including personal transport.

 


ON-LINE STORE

Our on-line store for ideas and purchases.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
HELPFUL TOPICS
SMART SURVIVAL
WHY MIGHT YOU NEED TO PLAN?
SURVIVAL TOOL & TIPS
SURVIVAL SMART WATER
SURVIVAL WATER DISTILLERS
SURVIVAL FOOD
SURVIVAL JUICE MAKERS
SURVIVAL GRINDING MILLS
SURVIVAL COMMUNICATIONS
SURVIVAL TRANSPORT
SURVIVAL TRAINING
Video: Thrive during economic hardship:
http://kacperpostawski.com/blog/2011/01/12/your-own-sustainable-food-supply/
 
THE ULTIMATE FOOD SUPPLY
Watch this video if you are an independant spirit . . .
http://kacperpostawski.com/blog/2011/03/26/wayseer-manifesto/
Video: BIODOME GREENHOUSE
www.geodesic-greenhouse-kits.com
   
   
   
   
AQUAPONICS DIAGRAM  

 

 

Basic kit:
Includes frame, door and base with all accessories to assemble (screws, hinges, door handle etc) but does not include, cover, staining, pre assembly or any auto windows. Some DIY knowledge is required to build the dome and the instructions should be followed carefully. The frame is made from pressure treated sustainably sourced softwood and can be covered in polythene, glass, Perspex, aluminium and many other materials.

Stained:
Green wood stain is the standard finish; other colours can be applied as required, staining is purely for decorative purposes as the timber is pressure treated to prevent premature rotting of the frame. Staining must also be done before the dome is covered so you may want to select this option if you’re having a pre covered or delivered and built dome.

Pre assembled:
Your dome can be pre assembled into hexagon and pentagon panels to make the kit easier to build on site; this would normally take about a day to do and must be done exactly as per the instructions. Pre assembly can appear quite complicated and if not done correctly can make the kit impossible to build.

Pre cover:
Domes can be pre covered with polythene film at the factory to save time on site, pre assembly and covering can save about four days work, this means a kit can be put up in one day instead of a week. For customers who find covering the dome frame too laborious and time consuming, we can cover your dome in the factory with the polythene cover of your choice then have it delivered to site ready to be put straight up. Delivery:
Packed on a pallet and delivered direct to you, ready for self-assembly. The dome kits can be packed standard, pre assembled or pre assembled and covered. Please be aware that pre covered domes need to be handled with care as damage to the plastic cover can occur.


Deliver and build:
Includes delivery, pre assembly, pre covering and building the dome on site. If you have limited DIY skills or don’t have time to build the kit yourself, this option means that the dome can be delivered and built usually in a single day. Price includes: standard frame, pre assembly and covering, delivery and building. Staining and windows are not included; prices for these are shown on the accessories pricelist above. A flat level site should be provided ready to build the dome.

Let us do it for you and all you have to do is maintain and eat the food supply!

 

Email us at: info@smartearthservices.com.au for a quotation.

 

 

Specials 

LONG LIFE WATER

UP TO 5 YEARS

SHELF LIFE

 

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