Weltevreden Domes Retreat Inside Domes

Why Domes?

Domes are a highly structured space that copy the fundamental geometry of creation, including the molecules of your body.

Many healers use domes because they believe that this geometry helps reorganize the cells of the body, helping to improve health and creativity.

Another advantage of a dome is that it can be used to remove stray electromagnetic waves by grounding the metal structure into the earth.

The ultimate geometry of creation is the sphere – atoms, molecules, the earth, sun, stars, moon, etc. All spheres mathematically generate a point at the centre that creates stillness – the Bindu point of ancient meditation practice.

Although the dome is a hemisphere, it emulates these dynamics. Many practitioners of meditation use domes to enhance their practice with great success. Musicians enjoy practicing and performing in domes.

The acoustics inside the dome are amazing, because of the spherical coordinates. The centre point of the dome generates the unique effect of hearing yourself from within.

Energy Efficiency

With no stagnant corners, the airflow inside a dome is continuous, requiring less energy to maintain even temperatures. The energy required to heat and cool a dome is approximately 30% less than a conventional building.

Structurally Sound

A dome is aerodynamic and has a dynamic centre of gravity that stands strong.


R. Buckminster Fuller was an inventor, architect, engineer, mathematician, poet and cosmologist. He was truly a man ahead of his time.

‘Bucky‘, as he was affectionately known, is the inventor of the geodesic dome – the lightest & strongest structure ever devised. A geodesic dome can cover more space without internal supports than any other enclosure. It becomes proportionately lighter and stronger the larger it is. The geometry allows proper circulation of air with little energy input.

With a lineage of master geometricians, including Pythagoras, ‘Bucky‘ was an expert at observing nature and its fundamental geometry.