When homeowner Steve Careen was building his dome house in northeastern Thailand, his chief motivation probably wasn't to live inside a gourd. Instead, he had efficiency, comfort, and budget in mind.
To that end, the home has some really cool features, Inhabitat. It's made from locally sourced materials, and has cut-outs in the roof to naturally cool and light the space. A winding outdoor staircase leads to an open-air terrace, complete with a grass roof, where you can overlook the surrounding mango farm. And remarkably, Steve and a couple friends built the structure of the house in six weeks for only $8000.
But we'll be blunt: All that aside, we love this place mostly because it reminds us of pumpkin picking, hay rides, harvest festivals, and everything else fun about fall (and we hope Steve does, too).
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Photos: Courtesy of Steve Careen