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Dome-shaped house that runs purely on all-natural energy from the sun goes on the market for $690K

A sustainable, off-the-grid dome-shaped house that runs purely on all-natural energy from the sun has gone on the market for $690,000 – and it’s the perfect place for someone to reconnect with nature.

The quirky, 1,477-square-foot home, in Kennebunkport, Maine, was built in 2003. It is described as a ‘monolithic dome’ and is made out of cement, rebar, and blow-foam insulation.

It boasts a fully-functional photovoltaic electrical system – meaning it is powered by natural energy from the sun.

There’s also a 1,000-gallon propane gas tank in the basement to keep the house and water warm when needed, a gas stovetop, and a generator – just in case.

A sustainable, off-the-grid dome-shaped house that runs purely on all-natural energy from the sun has gone on the market for $690,000 – and it comes with 43-acres of land

The quirky, 1,477-square-foot home, is located in Kennebunkport, Maine, and was built in 2003

The quirky, 1,477-square-foot home, is located in Kennebunkport, Maine, and was built in 2003

The quaint home boasts a fully-functional photovoltaic electrical system – meaning it is powered by natural energy from the sun

The quaint home boasts a fully-functional photovoltaic electrical system – meaning it is powered by natural energy from the sun

The impressive sustainable energy system is kept in a shed next to the home. There's also a 1,000-gallon propane gas tank in the basement to keep the house and water warm when needed, a gas stovetop, and a generator - just in case

The impressive sustainable energy system is kept in a shed next to the home. There’s also a 1,000-gallon propane gas tank in the basement to keep the house and water warm when needed, a gas stovetop, and a generator – just in case

Inside, there are three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a spacious open-plan living area with a small, no-fuss kitchen

Inside, there are three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a spacious open-plan living area with a small, no-fuss kitchen

It is decorated throughout with white walls, mosaic tile flooring, and hand-crafted wooden finishes. Oversized windows flood the home with sunlight

It is decorated throughout with white walls, mosaic tile flooring, and hand-crafted wooden finishes. Oversized windows flood the home with sunlight

The dome-shape gives each room a unique feel

The dome-shape gives each room a unique feel

But while the sustainable features of the home are impressive, its address is just as notable – 34 Road To Misery.

It doesn’t seem to live up to its bizarre name, however, and the snug home has a warm, rustic feel to it.

It is decorated throughout with white walls, mosaic tile flooring, and hand-crafted wooden finishes. It also has oversized windows, which flood the house with sunlight.

Inside, there are three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a spacious open-plan living area with a small, no-fuss kitchen. A wooden staircase sits in the center of the home.

Outside is a large outdoor deck where you can enjoy a tranquil morning listening to the birds or watching deer stroll through the fields, and there is plenty of room for a leisurely walk. 

But while the sustainable features of the home are impressive, its address is just as notable – 34 Road To Misery. It doesn't seem to live up to its bizarre name, however, and the snug home has a warm, rustic feel to it

But while the sustainable features of the home are impressive, its address is just as notable – 34 Road To Misery. It doesn’t seem to live up to its bizarre name, however, and the snug home has a warm, rustic feel to it

The property is currently on the market for $690,000 with Coldwell Banker Realty, and listing agent Josephine A. Power told Portsmouth Herald that she has 'never sold a house like this one'

The property is currently on the market for $690,000 with Coldwell Banker Realty, and listing agent Josephine A. Power told Portsmouth Herald that she has ‘never sold a house like this one’

Outside is a large outdoor deck where you can enjoy a tranquil morning listening to the birds or watching deer stroll through the fields

Outside is a large outdoor deck where you can enjoy a tranquil morning listening to the birds or watching deer stroll through the fields

The house is made out of cement, rebar, and blow-foam insulation - which keeps the heat in in the winter and hot air out in the summer

The house is made out of cement, rebar, and blow-foam insulation – which keeps the heat in in the winter and hot air out in the summer

The house is surrounded by nature, located on a private 42.96-acre parcel, and it sits just four miles from Goose Rocks beach

The house is surrounded by nature, located on a private 42.96-acre parcel, and it sits just four miles from Goose Rocks beach

It is surrounded by nature, located on a private 42.96-acre parcel, and it sits just four miles from Goose Rocks beach.

HOW DOES THE PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WORK? 

  • Solar panels are combined with an inverter that uses energy from the sun to generate electricity
  • The light from the sun, called photons, creates an electric current in the solar panels through a process called photovoltaic effect
  • An inverter converts the energy from direct current to alternating current. The AC electricity from the inverter can than be used to power electronics or lights 
  • Source: Energy Education 

The impressive sustainable energy system is kept in a shed next to the home. 

The home is perfect for doomsday-preppers, who like to prepare themselves for any type of emergency situation or apocalypse. They normally like to live in places that run on sustainable energy – just in case world’s power supply is suddenly cut off – and often choose homes that have a lot of room so they can grow their own vegetables and raise their own livestock.

The property is currently on the market for $690,000 with Coldwell Banker Realty, and listing agent Josephine A. Power told Portsmouth Herald that she has ‘never sold a house like this one.’ 

‘Its design encompasses extremely great insulative qualities. In the winter, with the woodstove being fed, it stays warm; in the summer, if it’s a really hot day, leave the windows and the doors closed and the Dome stays cool,’ she explained. 

Centrally located – it is an easy drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, or Portland, Maine, and it’s also less than two hours away from Boston, Massachusetts.

The buyers will have some highly-esteemed neighbors, because the Bush family owns a sprawling property nearby.

Their oceanside estate, which former President George H.W. Bush inherited from his parents, has served as the family’s vacation home for years now, and is located in Walker’s Point – just 20 minutes from the dome-shaped house. 

Other stars who have bought homes in Maine over the years include Patrick Dempsey (who lives about an hour away in Lewiston), Anna Kendrick (who lives just 30 minutes away in Portland), and more.

The home is a great place for you to re-connect with nature, and there is plenty of room for a leisurely walk

The home is a great place for you to re-connect with nature, and there is plenty of room for a leisurely walk

A wooden staircase sits in the center of the home

A wooden staircase sits in the center of the home

Centrally located - it is an easy drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, or Portland, Maine, and it's also less than two hours away from Boston, Massachusetts

Centrally located – it is an easy drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, or Portland, Maine, and it’s also less than two hours away from Boston, Massachusetts

The buyers will have some highly-esteemed neighbors since the Bush family actually own property nearby. Their oceanside estate has served as the family's vacation home for years now, and is located in Walker's Point - just 20 minutes away

The buyers will have some highly-esteemed neighbors since the Bush family actually own property nearby. Their oceanside estate has served as the family’s vacation home for years now, and is located in Walker’s Point – just 20 minutes away

Other stars who have bought homes in Maine over the years include Patrick Dempsey (who lives about an hour away in Lewiston), Anna Kendrick (who lives just 30 minutes away in Portland), and more

Other stars who have bought homes in Maine over the years include Patrick Dempsey (who lives about an hour away in Lewiston), Anna Kendrick (who lives just 30 minutes away in Portland), and more

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