Domes for the World Foundation

Children in Indonesia — Children enjoy their new playground at Ngelepen, an Indonesian community that DFTW partnered to rebuild after the destruction of a May 2006 earthquake.

Children in Indonesia — Children enjoy their new playground at Ngelepen, an Indonesian community that DFTW partnered to rebuild after the destruction of a May 2006 earthquake. (Rebecca South)


DFTW Foundation is a nonprofit, 501©(3) tax status organization that provides the training, tools and methods for constructing superior shelters and complete community systems, both urban and rural, for the world’s most needy. Monolithic EcoShells and Monolithic Domes are at the heart of those methods.

Inadequate shelter is a detriment, pulling down those living in poverty. Virtually all of Haiti, much of other Caribbean populations, twenty-five percent of Latin America, seventy percent of sub-Saharan Africa and fifty percent of South Asia are living in extremely substandard housing. Slum dwellers face death caused by water borne and respiratory illnesses. There is a great need to improve their living conditions. Adequate and sustainable housing is crucial in our urbanizing world. According to the UN, our world has 1.6 billion people living in substandard housing and 100 million homeless. During the next thirty years, those living in slums will increase to nearly two billion unless action is taken.

Projects

Dome in Indonesia — One of the many completed dome in New Ngelepen.

Domes For the World was organized in 2005 as an NGO who would take Monolithic dome based structures and communities to serve people world wide. It has participated directly in projects and has been the “backbone” resource in project development and delivery for other NGOs in worldwide projects. DFTW provides design services, local training in construction means and methods, project management, material/ equipment sourcing, and general administrative support. DFTW was founded and is supported by industry professionals. (Continued…)

Donors

Both private and public donations are accepted and have been made by such luminaries as:

• Emaar Properties
• Ekker Design Build
• Semnani Foundation
• Won-G, Real Sovage Inc.
• Sleman Regency on Java, Indonesia
• WANGO World Association of Non-Governmental
Organizations
• WHALE Center
• Friends of the United Nations
• Village of Hope
• Profiles in Caring

Individual Donations from $10 to $3000 also sustain DFTW’s ongoing efforts to build affordable housing. (Continued…)

The Dome

Ecoshell Construction — This photo shows our Ecoshells in New Ngelepen at every stage of development. From left: First and second domes are complete with concrete set. Third dome almost has all its concrete applied, and the crew is smoothing the top layer. Fourth is an Airform inflating. Fifth dome has all its concrete applied and is curing. Sixth dome has most of its rebar in place and is almost ready for concrete application.

While DFTW has the capacity to build Monolithic Domes, the cornerstone of our business plan is the EcoShell because of ease of construction and the ability of any community to learn and adopt the technology as their own. (Continued…)

About Us

Indonesia — The dome village in New Ngelepen includes dome-homes for 71 families, clean water, a school, a masjiid and a medical clinic.

The Domes For The World Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of people worldwide through the introduction and construction of EcoShells and Monolithic Domes for personal and public use. (Continued…)