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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 domed home that runs purely on all-natural energy from the sun has hit 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. Described as a “monolithic dome,” it’s constructed of cement, rebar, and blown foam insulation.

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

There is also a 1000 gallon propane gas tank in the basement to keep the house and water warm when needed, a gas stove and generator – just in case.

A sustainable, off-the-grid domed home that runs purely on all-natural energy from the sun has hit the market for $690,000 — and it comes with 43 acres of land

A sustainable, off-the-grid domed home that runs purely on all-natural energy from the sun has hit 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 quirky 1,477 square foot home is located in Kennebunkport, Maine and was built in 2003

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

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

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

The impressive sustainable energy system is located in a shed next to the house.  There is also a 1000 gallon propane gas tank in the basement to keep the house and water warm when needed, a gas stove and generator - just in case

The impressive sustainable energy system is located in a shed next to the house.  There is also a 1000 gallon propane gas tank in the basement to keep the house and water warm when needed, a gas stove and generator - just in case

The impressive sustainable energy system is located in a shed next to the house. There is also a 1000 gallon propane gas tank in the basement to keep the house and water warm when needed, a gas stove and generator – just in case

Inside there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious open-plan living room with a small, simple kitchen

Inside there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious open-plan living room with a small, simple kitchen

Inside there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious open-plan living room with a small, simple kitchen

It is decorated throughout with white walls, mosaic tile floors and handcrafted wood finishes.  Extra-large windows flood the house with sunlight

It is decorated throughout with white walls, mosaic tile floors and handcrafted wood finishes.  Extra-large windows flood the house with sunlight

It is decorated throughout with white walls, mosaic tile floors and handcrafted wood finishes. Extra-large windows flood the house with sunlight

The dome shape gives every room a unique feeling

The dome shape gives every room a unique feeling

The dome shape gives every room a unique feeling

But while the house’s durable features are impressive, the address is just as remarkable: 34 Road To Misery.

However, it doesn’t seem to live up to its bizarre name and the cozy house has a warm, rustic feel.

It is decorated throughout with white walls, mosaic tile floors and handcrafted wood finishes. It also has large windows, which flood the house with sunlight.

Inside there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious open-plan living room with a small, simple kitchen. There is a wooden staircase in the center of the house.

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

But while the house's durable features are impressive, the address is just as remarkable: 34 Road To Misery.  However, it doesn't seem to live up to its bizarre name and the cozy house has a warm, rustic look

But while the house's durable features are impressive, the address is just as remarkable: 34 Road To Misery.  However, it doesn't seem to live up to its bizarre name and the cozy house has a warm, rustic look

But while the house’s durable features are impressive, the address is just as remarkable: 34 Road To Misery. However, it doesn’t seem to live up to its bizarre name and the cozy house has a warm, rustic look

The property is currently up for sale for $690,000 with Coldwell Banker Realty, and listing agent Josephine A. Power told Portsmouth Herald she has “never sold a house like this.”

Outside is a large outdoor patio where you can enjoy a peaceful morning listening to the birds or watching deer wander through the fields

Outside is a large outdoor patio where you can enjoy a peaceful morning listening to the birds or watching deer wander through the fields

Outside is a large outdoor patio where you can enjoy a peaceful morning listening to the birds or watching deer wander through the fields

The house is made of cement, reinforcement and foam insulation - that keeps the heat in in winter and warm air out in summer

The house is made of cement, reinforcement and foam insulation - that keeps the heat in in winter and warm air out in summer

The house is made of cement, reinforcement and foam insulation – that keeps the heat in in winter and warm air out in summer

The house is surrounded by nature, situated on a private plot of 42.96 acres, and it is only 4 miles from the beach at Goose Rocks

The house is surrounded by nature, situated on a private plot of 42.96 acres, and it is only 4 miles from the beach at Goose Rocks

The house is surrounded by nature, situated on a private plot of 42.96 acres, and it is only 4 miles from the beach at Goose Rocks

Surrounded by nature, it sits on a 42.96 acre private lot, and it is just 4 miles from Goose Rocks Beach.

HOW DOES THE PHOTOVOLTASCH ELECTRIC 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, generates an electric current in the solar panels through a process called photovoltaic effect
  • An inverter converts direct current energy into alternating current. The inverter’s AC electricity can then be used to power electronics or lighting
  • Source: Energy Education

The impressive sustainable energy system is located in a shed next to the house.

The house is perfect for doomsday preppers, eager to prepare for any emergency or apocalypse. They normally like to live in places that run on renewable energy – in case the world’s power suddenly goes out – and often choose houses with plenty of space so that they can grow their own vegetables and raise their own livestock.

The property is currently for sale for $690,000 with Coldwell Banker Realty, and real estate agent Josephine A. Power told Portsmouth Herald that she “has never sold a house like this before.”

‘The design includes very large insulating properties. In winter, when the wood stove is fed, it stays warm; in the summer, if it’s a really hot day, leave the windows and doors closed and the Dome stays cool,” she explained.

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

The buyers will have some highly valued neighbors as the Bush family owns an expansive estate nearby.

Their oceanfront estate, which former President George HW Bush inherited from his parents, has served as the family’s vacation home for years and is located in Walker’s Point – just 20 minutes from the domed 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 house is a great place to reconnect with nature, and there is plenty of space for a leisurely stroll

The house is a great place to reconnect with nature, and there is plenty of space for a leisurely stroll

The house is a great place to reconnect with nature, and there is plenty of space for a leisurely stroll

A wooden staircase is located in the middle of the house

A wooden staircase is located in the middle of the house

A wooden staircase is located in the middle of the house

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

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

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

The buyers will have some highly valued neighbors as the Bush family actually owns property in the area.  Their oceanfront estate has been a family vacation home for many years and is located in Walker's Point - just 20 minutes away

The buyers will have some highly valued neighbors as the Bush family actually owns property in the area.  Their oceanfront estate has been a family vacation home for many years and is located in Walker's Point - just 20 minutes away

The buyers will have some highly valued neighbors as the Bush family actually owns property in the area. Their oceanfront estate has been a family vacation home for many years 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

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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