Geodesic Dome Cabin at Mt Hood
Have you ever been curious about what it would be like to stay in a Geodesic Dome? Check out the Cedar Creek Hideaway, a 2000 square foot dome cabin on 7 secluded acres surrounded by 2 creeks and the Mt Hood National Forest.
We have all driven by geodesic domes and wondered why they were built that way. If you grew up in the 60s or 70’s, you probably remember this architectural structure was quite popular with the more avant-garde and forward thinking population. However, the geodesic dome design was first introduced by Buckminster Fuller in 1928 as a home that was “structured after the natural system of humans and trees with a central stem or backbone, from which all else is independently hung, utilizing gravity instead of opposing it. This results in a construction similar to an airplane, light, taut, and profoundly strong."
|Vaulted Great Room at Cedar Creek Hideaway|
The concept was to use triangles instead of rectangles in construction because the triangle is more rigid and can withstand up to twice the pressure of a rectangle. By arranging the triangles in a sphere, the builder uses the "doing more with less" principle by enclosing a larger volume of interior space utilizing less surface area and saving on materials.
Apart from the practical and structural reasons for building a geodesic dome, they are just really cool to look at from the inside or outside. You will notice all kinds of unusual features such as no square rooms or right angles. The ceiling in the great room of the Cedar Creek Hideaway is all wood planks arranged in interesting geometric patterns. You will also notice lots of triangular-shaped windows.
|Cedar Creek Hideaway is surrounded by tall trees.|
The most special feature of the Cedar Creek Hideaway is the location. The geodesic dome cabin is on 7 private acres at the end of a long driveway with a creek flowing on either side of the home. The seasonal creeks have waterfalls that flow in the winter and spring and sometimes freeze in the winter creating a beautiful sparkling sight. You can walk up the hill behind the property for about 30 minutes and find yourself in a meadow with awesome Cascade Foothill views.
The other great thing about this cabin is that it includes all of the modern amenities that you need: hot and cold running water, full kitchen including all appliances, Internet TV, wifi and land line phone. You will enjoy a fire in the woodstove, but there is a furnace for back-up heat, too.
|The spacious kitchen in the great room includes all appliances|
There is a large wrap-around deck with gas BBQ and a firepit for evening gatherings. Who has the best ghost story to tell?
For more info or to reserve the Cedar Creek Hideaway for your next Mt Hood Vacation, please visit:
Cedar Creek Hideaway or call 866-761-8029