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islandliving2
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Has anyone heard from Tedd Wallace? I'm wondering how his dome home construction is going. I think he was building on the east end of stx. I'd love to see some pics.
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Topic starter Posted : June 9, 2007 12:58 pm
terry
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He was not allowed to build it in that area. The HOA voted against it. I don't know if it was because of the shape as much as the color. I heard the latter.

I think, he is looking for another peice of property.

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Posted : June 9, 2007 1:16 pm
Alexandra
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When I last spoke with Tedd about the project, he was shipping his dome making machinery and forms back to the mainland. His property on the southeast shore is for sale. He was hoping to find a different property on the northeast shore, but had pretty much given up on the dome. He did call this spring to say that he would be back next winter for a long stay. Maybe someday the dome project will be revived.

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Posted : June 9, 2007 3:02 pm
Becky R
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What a shame - Tedd was so excited about his adventure and carried his house plans in his wallet - he was glad to show them to anyone! I thought he had all the permits at one time, then someone said he didn't - and now the problem was the HOA? Wow. And on the basis of the COLOR of his dome home? I gotta chuckle at that one - I've seen more bizarre color combinations than I could have expected on STX.....I can't imagine what color he picked that would have offended anyone anywhere.....that's a new twist to the building and HOA codes!

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Posted : June 9, 2007 3:29 pm
Iris Richardson
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The HOA was really 2 woman who do not live there and thought to make trouble for him. I believe that was the real story if I remember right. I hope he did not give up on his dome. Such a structure makes so much sense on the islands.

Iris

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Posted : June 10, 2007 11:12 am
Becky R
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If Alexandra is correct and he's shipping the stuff home and has given up that idea, it sounds like the dome home may be a long time coming - I can't imagine shipping it all down, and then turning around and shipping it back again. What a shame that another unique, practical idea is nixed. He had some great thoughts and ideas.

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Posted : June 10, 2007 11:48 am
Jim Dandy
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Happy Rockefellers dome home is for sale at $1.6 million. It was on the house tour this past winter.

Jim

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Posted : June 10, 2007 2:24 pm
Tedd Wallace
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Hi, I am glad to see the opinions and rumor info is pretty much accurate in each persons comments made about the dome. I do feel I was discriminated against by the CMA government staff although they relented and awarded permits. Mt Fancy Association has 17 lots of which 9 combined are owned by two elderly women and they claimed I was violating HOA rules. Meanwhile their two houses are piece of crap bungholes built in the 60's after they used dynamite to blow holes in the side of the mountain. They filed a scattershot lawsuit trying to hit something. I know the US Virgin Islands missed out on the safest,efficient, affordable, homes idea yet. The Monolithic Domes can be found under that name in Italy Texas.

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Posted : June 10, 2007 11:44 pm
Becky R
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Tedd, I am so sorry this didn't work out for you - you showed us the plans over a year ago at the St. Patrick's parade - I know you were looking forward to making your dream come true. Thanks for sharing, and may you find your special place for your special project somewhere!

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Posted : June 10, 2007 11:49 pm
islandliving2
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Hey Tedd;
Sorry, I lost your email, and was hoping I could raise you on this forum. I think it's ashame that things worked out like that. There's a Dome House over here on Pensacola Beach about 30 miles from where I live, that has been on National News for withstanding many storms. Anyway, good to hear from you Tedd.

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Topic starter Posted : June 11, 2007 12:56 am
aschultz
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Hard labor is a development by carambola. We would let you build a dome i am sure of it. There is one in sight of my spot. If you need flat Terran that might be a problem.

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Posted : June 11, 2007 5:17 am
terry
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Ted,
If you are looking for a area on the North Shore, Check with Alexandra about whether anything is available where we bought. There is no HOA there.

Terry

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Posted : June 11, 2007 2:10 pm
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