geodesic sphere

Manufactured housing. A human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere that is based on the concept of the sphere of OZ is an exemplary manifestation of manufactured housing.

I am near the end of a quest 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 has all the essential components and as a whole it clearly demonstrates the purpose and the potential of the concept. A foundation upon which to build. It is not a “turnkey” human habitat. Every phase of the whole trip; the concept, design, fabrication and financing has been solely my effort. Building a turnkey human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere is beyond my financial means. Fully funded, I will build a turnkey human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere executed in a fashion that will demonstrate the breadth and the versatility of the concept. I am also available to work with organizations or individuals who understand and embrace the concept and have the desire and the resources to see it through.
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