Travis and I have been talking a lot about sustainable living lately. One thing we would love to do is lower our living expenses in a radical way. Travis has always wanted to live underground, but being someone who needs light and air, and being somewhat claustrophobic, that would be a "no can do" for me. More recently we have been reading about cob houses, straw bale houses, and dome houses. My favorite of these being domes. Yep, they are a little odd looking from the outside, but I found a website where you could see pictures of the insides of these things and they appear cozier than I ever could've imagined. I'm all about the cozy-homey thing.
I have always loved to draw floor plans - so last night I started to doodle a dome house floor plan that is about 45 feet in diameter, and would have an upstairs.
There are some obvious problems with this floor plan, one being that there is no door to the 1/2 bath. The master bath also was pretty tricky. I am evidently not big on bathrooms. Anyway - I would want the living room/kitchen pretty open. I did a little designing of the upstairs, but never could get it the way I want it so that is still a work in progress.