Why Megalithic?

Why Megalithic? These domes are a modern day creation reflecting the Megalith Architecture  of our ancestors.  These ten domes create a spiral with a wonderful gathering space at the center.

Each of the ten connected domes has its own size, shape and feel, and together they encompass a living area of 5865 square feet. High ceilings, skylights create an exhilarating ambiance of space, light and nature.

The home is made of monolithic domes, a type of structure known for being basically tornado-proof, hurricane-proof and fire-proof. It’s got 3 inches of polyurethane foam, then steel wire and then covered with 4 to 5 inches of concrete.

The first dome is thirty feet high and has a spiral staircase leading to a 500-square-foot loft. Also has a private guest room with bath.

Second is the Great Room – a spacious, 25-foot-high dome “Great Room Dome” featuring three skylights and a sunken sitting/lounging area.

Third is the dining dome with a wrap around sunken dining table.

In the fourth we have the kitchen.

Fifth is dedicated office space.

Sixth dome is a dedicated Media room.

Seventh dome is the Master Bedroom.

Eight dome is the master bath.

Ninth dome is an additional guest room.

Tenth dome is the Theater dome – powerful acoustics.

Outside, the property spans 3.5 acres, with a detached garage and setup for additional RV parking.

A megalith is large stones that used to construct a structure or monument.  Big stones – literally mega-liths – were widely used by prehistoric communities to build monuments, sacred places, and sanctuaries. Megalithic sites such as Stonehenge are more than just random stone circle.

Their original intent is likely lost to the ages, but they may have had multiple functions as they were used by different cultural groups over the centuries and millennia.  Some of the the uses include burial monuments, meeting places, astronomical observatories, religious centers, temples, shrines, processional lanes, territory markers, status symbols: all of these and others that we’ll never know are certainly part of the uses for these monuments today and in the past.

Here are a few more examples from around the world as well:

Cairns, mounds, kurgans, barrows, kofun, stupa, tope, tumuli: all of these are different cultural names for man-made hills of earth or stone generally covering burials. Cairns are often differentiated from mounds and barrows as stone piles-but research has shown that many cairns spent part of their existence as mounds: and vice versa.

Mounds are found on every continent on planet earth and date from the Neolithic to recent times. Examples of mounds include: Priddy Nine Barrows, Silbury Hill and Maeve’s Cairn in the United Kingdom, Cairn of Gavrinis in France, Maikop in Russia, Niya in China and Serpent Mound in the United States.

Dolmens, cromlechs, rostral columns, obelisks, menhir: single large standing stones. Examples are found at Drizzlecombe in the UK, Morbihan Coast of France and Axum in Ethiopia.

Woodhenges: a monument made of concentric circles of wooden posts. Examples include Stanton Drew and Woodhenge in the UK and Cahokia Mounds in the United States)

Stone circles, cycloliths: a circular monument made of free standing stones. Nine Maidens, Yellowmeade, Stonehenge, Rollright Stones, Moel Ty Uchaf, Labbacallee, Cairn Holy, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stenness, all in the United Kingdom

Henges: a parallel ditch and bank pattern of construction, generally circular in shape. Examples: Knowleton Henge, Avebury.

Recumbent stone circles (RSC): Two vertical stones, one horizontal placed between them to watch the moon as it slides along the horizon. RSCs are specific to northeastern Scotland, sites like East Aquorthies, Loanhead of Daviot, Midmar Kirk.

Passage tombs, shaft tombs, chambered tombs, tholos tombs: architectural buildings of shaped or cut stone, generally containing burials and sometimes covered with an earthen mound. Examples include Stoney Littleton, Wayland’s Smithy, Knowth, Dowth, Newgrange, Belas Knap, Bryn Celli Du, Maes Howe, Tomb of the Eagles, all of which are in the UK.

Quoits: two or more stone slabs with a capstone, sometimes representing a burial. Examples include Chun Quoit; Spinsters Rock; Llech Y Tripedd, all in the UK

Stone rows: linear paths made by placing two rows of stones on either side of a straight pathway. Examples at Merrivale and Shovel Down in the UK.

Cursus: linear features made by two ditches and two banks, generally straight or with doglegs. Examples at Stonehenge, and a large collection of them in the Great Wold Valley.

Stone cists, stone boxes: smallish square boxes made of stone which contained human bones, cists may represent what was the interior part of a larger cairn or mound.

Fogou, souterrains, fuggy holes: underground passageways with stone walls. Examples at Pendeen Van Fogou and Tinkinswood in the UK

Chalk giants: a type of geoglyph, images carved into the white chalk hillside. Examples include the Uffington White Horse and the Cerne Abbas Giant, both in the UK.

Naupa Huaca: Peru’s Megalithic Cave of Mystery: Approximately two hours northwest of Cusco and far off the beaten path of tourists lies a megalithic marvel tucked away in a high, remote mountainous cave. While there are many ancient archaeological sites in Peru and around the world that display megalithic architecture, Naupa Huaca might one of the very few sites on earth that exhibit megaliths crafted with precision engineering inside a mountain cave.