Providing safe, affordable, and sustainable concrete dome housing and other structures for people in need throughout the world.
The AFTER Homes Foundation provides Affordable Fire, Tornado, and Earthquake Resistant homes and other structures, furthering the concrete dome concepts pioneered by Wallace Neff, for:
Healthy, harmonious, and uplifting environments are created through:
1. Green, sustainable design. Both active and passive solar design will be implemented as is appropriate for the particular climate (whether temperate, tropical, arid, etc.) for each community.
2. Site planning and landscape design at the communal scale. The dome communities will be planted, park-like environments consisting of an orderly system of roads and walkways. Each dome community will have:
3. Landscape design at the scale of the individual living unit. Each living unit will have trees and other plantings to integrate the home or multifamily structure into its surrounding environment. The plants will be selected as appropriate for the climate, and will assist in the passive solar design of the structures. Each living unit must have a private outdoor garden space for gathering, cooking, and dining.
4. Individuality within the community. The dome homes will have variation to differentiate the homes from each another. The residents will have the ability to personalize their homes, as an expression of themselves, through the exterior finishes, door and window opening styles, and through color. Design options will be given for each development, to accommodate cultural concepts of the elements which make up a home, from which the residents will have the opportunity to select from the available options.
5. The interior development of the living units. The interior of each living unit will be divided into rooms to provide appropriate privacy for the individuals of the family, and also to create the needed group gathering spaces for the family. The interiors will have comfortable furnishings, plumbing, lighting, and well designed kitchens and baths. The homes will accommodate the needs of each particular culture, so that the interior development will vary from region to region and from community to community.