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.
We initiate and coordinate efforts to alleviate shortcomings in housing and community facilities. We negotiate partnerships with governments and organizations who share our goals. We seek grants and donations to fund construction of permanent, affordable, sanitary, and safe structures for those who have none. We train local people in our methods of construction and transfer that technology. We stimulate the local economy by providing employment and purchasing materials from local vendors.
Sustainable buildings, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, save energy, water and materials; preserve the local surroundings; assure the health of their occupants; and require little maintenance. The EcoShells and Monolithic Domes that DFTW designs and constructs fit that criteria very well.
Our Core Values
Service – To appropriately serve by helping people to help themselves.
Shelter – To foster the construction of homes and buildings for needy individuals, families and communities.
Safety – To design structures that provide safety from natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
Sanitation – To build easily maintained dwellings and community buildings that resist termites, vermin, rot and mold.
Sustainability – To provide training and tools so local people can continue constructing safe structures. To use techniques and materials that are environmentally sustainable.