Well, I love my land, I can afford some red tape if need be, but I would like to have my electricity from the pole and not by generator. That requires approval from society. I obtained the copy of the plans for Steve's Dome from domegia, and the needed details are just not there. It looks like I will pretty much have to have the entire dwelling drawn up and engineered and you are probably right, throwing the cost right out of the ballpark. I would love to build this myself but I am getting old and if it takes 10 years I'll be lucky to lift an aircrete block by then. Thanks for the reply, and I agree with the theory.