Green Magic Homes, based in Miami, Fla., have combined building technology with nature to create prefab homes that have a low impact on the environment, and a big impact aesthetically.
Green Magic Homes are composed of prefabricated vaulted panels manufactured from composite laminate materials, confined laterally by walls in reinforced soil "with a high index of stabilization." Such a design helps prevent UV radiation and climate meteorological effects on the home, and therefore creates an energy-efficient bioclimate that is adaptable to any type of topography.
By combining natural elements with the space-age technology of composite materials, the plant-covered homes have high quality water-proofing. The inner shell of the modular structure is strong, light, and water-resistant, and the soil (which creates the outer shell) collaborates well with the vaulted geometry of the homes.
The flexible design of the structure provides customers the option to expand their living space later on if they wish, by adding additional modules. Construction time for the homes is impressive--it usually takes three people to assemble the structure in three days, without special skills or heavy equipment.
The dome homes are available in nine different floor plans, ranging from compact studios to around 1,900-square feet four-bedroom homes. The homes and floor plans can be purchased online, and customized designs are available upon request.