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The Garden Igloo

By: on October 14, 2015
$1,025 - $1,425
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The Garden Igloo isn't just an igloo (of sorts) it's an igloo multi-tool (of sorts). The transparent geodesic dome has been "proofed" for both winter use as a sealed enclosure able to absorb and retain heat from the sun, and summer use as a canopy shelter with its removable panels and optional canvas cover for shade. As a year-round outdoor living space the Garden Igloo can withstand wind and snow when it's cold out, plus maintain airflow and ventilation when it's still and hot. Beyond serving as a personal retreat, the dome can also play the roles of greenhouse, playground, outdoor bike or gear storage, garden shed, or conservatory.

Garden Igloos measure 11.8' in diameter and stand 7.2' tall in the center. They are designed for easy user assembly and ship with complete setup instructions. How-to videos and tips are also available on the Garden Igloo website. Once in place the domes require no regular maintenance, aside from the occasional cleaning of their covers. Structural materials and transparent panels are all non-corrosive so they won't rust or rot. They are also 100% recyclable.

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