geodesic sphere

I am at the end of a trip that begun in 1975.
Since 1975 my vision of a human habitat has the form of a geodesic sphere. A human habitat that is mass producible yet fully customizable during its initial manufacture, can be infinitely altered and accessorized after its on site installation, is self contained, doesn’t require a foundation and can be moved whole or disassembled to a different location. It is suited to be placed on land, water and in the space. Inherently self contained, it will excel in an earthquake and a flood prone geography, remote or difficult to access locations, harsh environments and extreme climates.
My current design/prototype of a human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere is based on the concept of the sphere of OZ. It reflects my philosophy that is formed on my understanding of and coming to terms with concepts, absolutes and myself. A concept is a creation of a mind. An absolute is a conclusive expression of a concept.
Taking a concept and clarifying it to a state of “absolute” is a process of reduction/elimination. A process that will create a foundation upon which to build. A foundation that is not black, white or opaque. A foundation that is clear. Clear is colorless. It is a process that is applicable to any endeavor.
The prototype that I have built is a naked demonstration of the concept of the sphere of OZ. It is executed in a fashion that is fundamental, obvious and aimed at the absolute. It has all the essential components and as a whole it clearly demonstrates the purpose and the potential of the concept. A human habitat where every part has a purpose and is aesthetically contributing. Not a house.  The sphere of OZ is an expression of freedom and permanence. It is a live.
The sphere of OZ and I have built one another. Every phase of the whole trip; the concept, design, fabrication and financing have been solely my effort. My monetary reward for creating the sphere of OZ amounts to that of what the sphere of OZ is worth. To the world.
The sphere of OZ is not about what can be done with it. It is about that it can be done.
The sphere of OZ is an open source concept/design.
Olda Zinke
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1980 a first generation of a human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere. Please visit


1997 a second generation of a human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere. Please visit


Current design/prototype of a human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere. Please visit


A micro home in the form of a geodesic sphere that is based on the concept of the sphere of OZ can be scaled down and up, equipped and accessorized for virtually any application. Please visit


The sphere of OZ. The concept of a point and a line materialized in the form of a tool. Please visit