Updated on March 4, 2024


Created on August 27, 2015


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Product Description

The Lumadome Shelter is a safe, comfortable and lockable shelter for temporary or long term use. It is one model in the DecaDome® system comprised of a connector-and-panel system that allows quick assembly and mass-production.

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

Limited production currently. The patented connector-and-panel system is designed for mass-production and allows scalability of manufacturing which is closer to printing than heavy manufacturing.

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Directly from Decadome - Shelters, or it can be constructed using locally sourced materials. NewHouse R & D is planning on partnering with NGOs to help with disaster relief distribution.

Distributions to Date Status

Decadome - Shelters has been making and field-testing prototypes and limited production models for a number of years. Exact number of deployed units is unknown.

Footprint area (m²)


Internal volume (m³)


Material composition

Aluminum skin, foam core

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Design Specifications

The Lumadome is comprised of ten wall panels and ten roof panels, and has the structural advantages of geodesics. The unit dimensions are 4.72 m diameter building with approx. 16.72 m2 of floor and 34.69 m3 of interior space. and 3.66m. peak. The vertical walls and high ceiling maximize floor space for user comfort. The shelter components include: • 1.52m wide aluminum skin panels • Single-pane,  aluminum-frame operable windows with tempered glass • ADA Cargo Door, storm, or RV door • Rubberized roof membrane, or silicon sealed edges. • Polycarbonate, venting skylight • Flooring/foundation: carpet or vinyl on flat ground, pea-stone or poured concrete. • Total Weight (kg): 160

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Technical Support

Provided by manufacturer. 

Replacement Components



Guaranteed for 10 years.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Decadome - Shelters targets that Lumadomes be lightweight, portable, easy to assembly, customisable for climatic needs, and also be able to fit several modules in a single shipping container.

Vetted Performance Status



No specific hazards are listed.

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