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If you are considering buying a Shelter Systems' portable, waterproof living or gardening structure, we think you'll find these letters and photographs informative as well as enjoyable. They were sent to us by satisfied people who've bought and used our structures for many varying purposes.


Dome photo's from The Bearded Theory Music Festival Derbyshire UK

Hi Eleanor, well the festival has been and gone after all our preparations, the dome was, as ever, a great success. For your future reference the door bars worked a treat & we were able to remove the door tapes without a problem, they had to come off as they were deemed a 'tripping hazard' in the eyes of the 'Health & Safety' people. I made the bars with 1" steel box section 54" long with 16mm holes drilled at 42" (the door spacing), 3' of 16mm studding was passed through the 16mm holes and locked in place with nuts either side of the box section making an 'H' shape with about 9" of studding protruding from the bottom of the box section and 2'3" protruding from the top. The top part of the studding was bound with Duck tape to prevent the threads of the studding chafing the ties that hold the door tubes to the dome and the studding was then inserted into the tubes/poles. Once the dome was in place the bottom of the studding was pushed into the ground to keep everything in place & the dome was roped down to the plastic pegs with the ties provided. There were also two 14mm holes drilled into the box section 3" from each end incase extra 'pegging' was required but it wasn't. I hope this makes sens, I have attached some pictures where you will see the door opening without the tapes & how cool the dome looks with the light show in action. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get a video of the dome with the lights as we were very busy and as you know; the best laid plans of mice & men, eh? Thank you again for your help, kind regards Steve & Suzi.


Hello Eleanor,

We used one of your Grodomes on a research project in Antarctica a few years back and really liked the translucent material. We are working on a custom fabrication for another research project in Antarctica. attached is the only picture I have with me right now in Alaska, once I get back to my lab in Oregon I will dig up some more.

The dome worked well for us though the PVS is very brittle at very low temperatures, so we busted quite a few of the pipe poles.
The picture is taken near McMurdo Station on the sea ice in McMurdo Sound, the mountains in the background (right side) are the Royal Society Range of the Transantarctic Mountains.

Thanks!
Markus


Hey guys,

Here are the dome pics that were past due form my end. Thanks for everything.

Also I wanted to purchase some PVC poles. but there is no option to choose small ones. I wanted two small ones and two large ones. How will i do this ?

Thanks so much again,

Felipe


hi guys,
i just wanted to show you what i've done with the dome that i bought from shelter systems.

here's a video:
http://www.vimeo.com/26256068

 

from within the dome, the audience is surrounded by 360 degrees of video projections.
it was set up/displayed at a regional burn/art festival in new england.

i intend on bringing the project to burning man next year, once i solidify the projectors and protect them from the desert environment.

feel free to share the video, just please credit "Vermin Street" for the "Video Bleep" project.

best,
nick


Looks like it is floating. We pulled this 10' dome up with one string tied to the top center.


Thanks for the good info. Our daughter purchased this dome in VT and brought it to KS and now to NM, where we live. She lived under it (in a wee tent) one summer in VT. We plan to use it in the Manzano Mtns while we build our cabin. Storing it for now. Here it is in use for a going away drumming in Manhattan, KS.
Great big wonderful space!


Dear Eleanor,

I have been using this tent for few years. I would like to add another to my collection.

Do you have any priece list for me?

Thank you,

Björn Oddsson
ICELAND

 

 


Dear Bob,

I recently purchased a 10" bubble dome, Porch & Sunshade from your site.

I received it last week and set it up for a photo shoot to promote my website, great success. http://haitch-pachamama.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hi Eleanor and Bob,


I now live in one of your YurtDomes at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Missouri.

I still have to put the porch on but haven't done it yet because I think it could best be used for other purposes, like a roof for a makeshift shed or a screen for my outdoor solar shower. It seems like such a versatile piece that can be used for other things than just a porch.

I definitely have one of the nicest looking dwellings in the village.

Thank You so much, I really love my new home!


SunGee

ps: You have my permission to put this on your website if you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elenor
These are before and after shots of Foyer Orphanage right after the quake
with your tents and after we built new house.
If ever you want to help support these 16 children let me know.


We give them food plus $100. US per month but not enough.

Bless you
Sandra

 

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Subject: Handicapped President

Eleanor
I found the photo.
This is the camp of the Handicapped Association in PauP area, there are
several but this is one.
The man with no hands is Bro. Francois and he and his handicapped wife live
in this Shelter tent since the earthquake

Thanks
Sandra

 

On May 28, 2012, at 5:17 AM, Adrian
wrote:

Hi Eleanor,
I just used the 18ft Dome I purchased this
summer in Ladakh, India. I was very happy with it- it
was easier to set up than I had anticipated and withstood
some fairly strong winds as well. Could I order a
few more spare clips to take back to India with me? (I
will be setting it up to see the Dalai Lama's teachings in
Ladakh in July…!!!!)

 

 

 

 


Hi Bob,

I'm in love with my greenhouse and am ready to purchase another. Wanted to testify that it is miraculous design-work. Last week we had a wind-storm with 60mph winds, the true test! A neighbor's shed flew across the road and smashed into a pancake and the old outhouse on our property that has probably been standing for 40 years blew over. But...the wind blew right thru our 11' grodome! I'm sending you in the next email a picture of the outhouse in case you want to use the 2 photos together. All the best, Kirsten, Taos, NM


Alaska Zip Line: In use for 6 years; getting a lot of use, no problems; creates a nice space...


Great!
I am very glad also. It will be the first yurta-dome here in Lithuania and I now that everybody will be very impressed by all the awesome features of this product. In addition to Geodome shape and qualities there are an easy to transport, build, remove structure qualities. The cost of the materials is much cheaper as it is plastic not aluminium. This was all the geodesic domes that I was selling back then were lacking of. Everyone going to open air festivals, camping, or even to their summer gardens (that are common here) would love to have it.

my best regards,
Giedrius

Hello Eleanor,

you can use all the pictures but one and of course if it is OK with Burning Man, as even if it ins't obviously seen, but the pictures are taken there. The only picture for which I did not get a response and approval to use yet is where is the guy with the hat (my friend Gintaras). I wrote to him, but I did not receive any answer.

Giedrius


Hi Eleanor, well the festival has been and gone after all our preparations, the dome was, as ever, a great success. For your future reference the door bars worked a treat & we were able to remove the door tapes without a problem, they had to come off as they were deemed a 'tripping hazard' in the eyes of the 'Health & Safety' people. I made the bars with 1" steel box section 54" long with 16mm holes drilled at 42" (the door spacing), 3' of 16mm studding was passed through the 16mm holes and locked in place with nuts either side of the box section making an 'H' shape with about 9" of studding protruding from the bottom of the box section and 2'3" protruding from the top. The top part of the studding was bound with Duck tape to prevent the threads of the studding chafing the ties that hold the door tubes to the dome and the studding was then inserted into the tubes/poles. Once the dome was in place the bottom of the studding was pushed into the ground to keep everything in place & the dome was roped down to the plastic pegs with the ties provided. There were also two 14mm holes drilled into the box section 3" from each end incase extra 'pegging' was required but it wasn't. I hope this makes sens, I have attached some pictures where you will see the door opening without the tapes & how cool the dome looks with the light show in action. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get a video of the dome with the lights as we were very busy and as you know; the best laid plans of mice & men, eh? Thank you again for your help, kind regards Steve & Suzi.


Hi Eleanor,
I just used the 18ft Dome I purchased this summer in Ladakh, India. I was very happy with it- it was easier to set up than I had anticipated and withstood some fairly strong winds as well. (I will be setting it up to see the Dalai Lama's teachings in Ladakh in July…!!!!)


Dear Eleanor & Bob,

We had a great trip to the Arctic using your 18 foot dome as the central meeting & eating area for the field course. We did kink one of the PVC pipes the first day in our enthusiasm of putting the tent up for the first time. But we took it up and down 3 more times successfully. We brought some extra PVC with us, but did not need it.

We got snowed on one day. Our reaction was to close the dome up tight, boil lots of hot water for drinks & soups to keep people warm, and hang wet clothing up around the tent. Of course we got lots of condensation, creating mini indoor rainshowers. Next time we'll prop some flaps open for ventilation to prevent all that condensation.!

Most of our weather was much warmer, so that we had 2 doors open for ventilation. Not surprisingly, I only took photos in good weather. I've attached a few. We look forward to using the dome again for future classes.

Cheers,
Martha, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK


My sons Sam and Max www.smaxbros.com while working as river guides have been living in an 18' model on the top of the mountain near Bryson City N.C. in the Nantahala Gorge. The area is only a few inches shy of being considered a rain forest. They bought the shelter from the owners of Endless River Adventures, who used it in Chile S.A., as a shelter for a rafting trips. The boys have been living in it last summer for 12 weeks and again this summer.

This year they made a floor from recycled shipping pallets and 4 plywood sheets. It is dry, spacious and they love it. No maintenance. They have been through several heavy windy rain and hail storms storms and it didn't leak or blow away, When Im up to visit, its really nice to be able to stand up and have room. At night its a big hit inside or out, since its white, to project movies from my iPhone and pico pocket projector to show video's from the day. During the day its nice and light and easy to sit and get some reading done . I really appreciate the natural venting makes it very comfortable, with big temperature swing daily in the area from hot nights and every morning waking in a cool moist cloud in the mornings. Its a comfortable change remembering years ago of a dark heavy canvas tent!

Josh Ovett

 

 

 


Hi Eleanor,
I thought you would appreciate seeing another couple of photos from a different location (same lake) in Ladakh, India… We used it to attend HH Dalai Lama's teachings also, but they didn't allow us to bring it inside the grounds so no great pics from that…
Thanks again!
Adrian


Eleanor,

Wanted to let you know that I received my two bike sheds and love them. Thanks so much for your help.

I have attached a couple of pictures. They have really helped me use some dead space between my garage and fence to store my bikes and scooter!

Best, Doug


http://youtu.be/mZU7l8x2aJc

Hi guys.

We recently bought a 30' dome from you. If you find it advantageous, feel free to use the above Set-Up-Video.

Blessings.

http://youtu.be/mZU7l8x2aJc


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