The Shires’ Terra-Dome home
Cost$200,000 for land and building
Size: 3,400 square feet of living space and a two-car garage
Number of rooms: 5
Noteworthy features: The home and yard are virtually maintenance free. The roof does not need to be replaced, and there is no lawn to mow.
Power/heat/ventilation: Solar heat for hot water, wood stove for heating, supplemented by an electric backup. The Shires’ electric bill is $70 to $100 a month. The home has air exchangers to bring in fresh air and a central vacuum system for cleaning.
Property value: $491,800
Source: The Shires