The UFO-like Domespace rotating wooden houseTaking up a large section of the Eco Habitat zone at the recent Viv’expo exhibition in Bordeaux was a walk-in cutaway model of a rotating wooden house known as Domespace. Built on a central concrete pedestal, the Domespace home benefits from little or no damp penetration, and its aerodynamic shape has been found to be resistant to cyclonic winds of up to 174mph (280kph). It also makes the most of passive solar energy, has a central chimney with a designer open fire and is surprisingly spacious.

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

The protective cocoon doesn’t stop at wind resistance either. Domespace says that "every Domespace is erected over an elastomeric belt that works as a ‘silencer block’… like a piece of rubber that cushions vibrations." The structure has been found to withstand earthquake activity registering up to eight on the Richter scale.

The central support an spiral staircase in a Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Natural light pours through the windows in a Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House


A terrace constructed to one side of a Domespace home, underneath which owners could build a garage

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

The Focus fire is central to the interior design of the Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House


The aliens have landed: a Domespace home’s wooden construction blends with its surroundings!

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Surprisingly spacious living is offered by Domespace homes

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

A Domespace home in natural setting

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Going round in circles – living in a Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House


The Harmonique version can be rotated to make the most of passive solar energy, to make sure any photovoltaic panels are always in the best position or just to get a better view

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

A terrace with vertical windows in a Domespace design

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

A Domespace kitchen – stunning views depend on location

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House


The Domespace design can be used for residential housing, for community meeting places or for businesses such as restaurants

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

A personalized interior of a Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Naturally-lit dining area

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House


Being built on a central concrete base contributes to the design’s wind and earthquake resistance

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

A peaceful and natural setting for a Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House


Photovoltaic panels can be installed on the curved roof to make the most of the design’s ability to rotate and follow the path of the sun in the sky

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Cosy in winter too, a Domespace home by night

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Even the roof benefits from rot-resistant Red Cedar tiles

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

The basic spruce construction of a Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House


View from the terrace, which can be changed at a whim if the version of the Domespace home is Harmonique

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

A spacious, two floor Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Open plan living area in a Domespace home

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

Looking at the terrace from the tree covering

The UFO-Like Domespace Rotating Wooden House

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