Why Every Outdoor Space Needs a Garden Dome!

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If you want to be able to use your backyard all year round, you’ll want to explore the trend for the garden dome igloo. Outdoor areas become accessible in the winter months no matter what the weather conditions if you invest in a garden dome.

They look super stylish, almost space age, and have the advantage of being versatile enough to make private gardens even more useable.

Garden Domes Explained

A garden igloo, or dome, is a clear plastic tent made of polycarbonate tiles (the most robust design is made this way and not of pvc foil) that require little year round maintenance yet provide shelter from the weather.

They are incredibly versatile and contemporary, allowing you to use this bubble tent as a fabulous addition to your outdoor space. Backyards have never looked this good!

Thanks to their clear finish they don’t disturb the appearance of the garden and truly blend into the environment. They are a fabulous addition to a biophilic design in your home, garden and beyond.

Hypedome garden domes are stylish, suitable for many different uses and come in various sizes too, so no matter what size garden you have, there’s something to suit you. 

Are garden igloos warm in winter?

Garden domes can be used all year round and maintain a good temperature. In summer the clear covers enable the dome to build up a good level of solar energy, and many domes dome with windows and doors for extra ventilation, providing excellent air flow.

In winter, add a heater to keep a uniform temperature and you’ll be able to use your dome in a number of different ways.

What are the advantages of a garden dome tent?

The obvious answer is they enable you to use your garden space all year round. They act as an extension of the home, giving you more space, adding an additional room and improving your mental health and wellbeing.

Imagine spending evenings looking up at the night sky, feeling strongly connected to nature. We all know how good that is for our mental health.

Even if you don’t have a large garden, there are lots of smaller domes to choose from meaning they are accessible to all garden shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual conventional shaped rooms used in garden design, again you’re going to love the garden dome.

They’re snow resistant, rust resistant and sturdy in a strong wind. No need to worry about your garden pod flying away!

How can you use a Garden Dome?

Here are 10 ways you can use your garden igloo do improve your lifestyle and make the most of your outdoor space.

  1. Outdoor Home Office
  2. Stylish Conservatory
  3. Glamorous Camping
  4. Garden Dome Studio
  5. Garden Dome Greenhouse
  6. Outdoor Gym
  7. Garden Lounge
  8. Outdoor Dining on cool summer nights and in winter Months
  9. Yoga Den
  10. Patio Enclosure

In fact, we are discovering new ideas for using a garden dome or igloo pod all the time. We’d love to know how you use yours.

Is a Garden Dome eco-friendly?

A garden dome is surprisingly kind to the environment. For example, Hypedome do a lot to ensure their products’ sustainability.

Their garden domes are built to be sustainable and kind to the environment. The main raw material, solid polycarbonate, is very long-lasting. This means that Hypedome’s life expectancy is at least 15 years, thus, minimising the need to replace it with another product and minimising waste.

The polycarbonate is also fully recyclable and on top of that, Hypedome also has an upcycling program where some used Hypedomes get their second life as community gardens greenhouses. What better way to make a dome shelter sustainable!

Is a Garden Dome worth it?

If you’re looking for more ways to use our outside area, want to create a more sustainable lifestyle and create a great place in your garden to hang out, then yes, you’ll love a garden igloo dome.

Let’s address a few more regularly asked questions about our outdoor garden homes, the igloo pod. 

Can you sleep in a garden dome?

Absolutely. Simply create a stunning glamping pod with your garden dome or bubble tent, add some additional heating for the cooler months and you have a highly comfortable outdoor sleeping experience, connecting you with nature, the night sky and the stars. 

They’re perfect for your camping or glamping business, or for when you want to sleep out under the stars. 

Are garden igloos waterproof?

Yes, garden igloos are made from waterproof materials so however you choose to use one, your interior accessories will stay clean and dry.

So now you know more about a garden dome, how will you use yours?

If you’ve loved this post, find out more about creating a garden you adore, with our Garden Trends article, Tips on Creating a Garden Office and Ideas to Make the Most of your Garden All Year Round

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. Nabuduvaly
    November 14, 2022 / 7:00 pm

    The only drawback of such a dome, in my opinion, is that the transparent plate can get dirty. In this case, you will have to wash it… Otherwise, it looks like a good solution for gatherings in the garden even in adverse weather conditions.

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