This Sweet Spaceship Home Landed in a 28 Acre Forest

116 Canaan Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

This spaceship home in the middle of a 28 acre forest looks like something from the mid-century, but it was apparently built just 16 years ago.

116 Canaan Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

I am definitely digging it.

116 Canaan Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

Dig those sweeping curves.

116 Canaan Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

116 Canaan Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

And that wrap-around deck on the land side!

116 Canaan Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

I don’t even care that the ceilings are a bit low near the outside walls. I am ready for spaceship living.

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4 Comments on "This Sweet Spaceship Home Landed in a 28 Acre Forest"

  1. It’s kind of like a wooden version of Lost In Space. I keep expecting to hear “Warning, Will Robinson!”

  2. Emerald63 | May 24, 2015 at 2:49 PM |

    The house is really cool and could be a lot of fun to stay/live in (it’s currently a B&B). But there are some things in the listing description I’m not sure about. Such as: “Dome can be rotated by a remote control utilizing Passive Solar Energy.” I’m not sure I can see active solar (electricity producing photo-voltaic cells) being able to rotate something that massive and definitely not passive. It’s called passive for a reason. Also, why would you need to rotate it? It’s a dome and it has windows pretty much all the way around. :\

    Also, there’s this – “an open, wall-free floor plan.” Um, no… There are walls in Pics 8, 10, 11, and 12. S’kay by me, as they enclose the spaces for sleeping and private bodily functions.

    Windows and window treatments pose an intriguing problem. Even with the upper living room windows frosted, the space will gain/lose heat easily. The bedroom in Pic 12 has a custom louvered shade that operates like a roll top desk. Nice, but it’s gotta be muy expensive. Any operable windows would be, too, along with being problematic to repair. Then there’s the issue of leakage. The weatherstripping would have to be spot on perfect and regularly maintained. And what happens if you leave a window open and go out, or take a nap or a bath, and it starts raining? Might as well have a hole in your ceiling. At least there’s a much cheaper shade scenario – modified Roman shades. Cloth would overcome the odd angle and curvature, be lightweight, and relatively cheap.

    I’d… be on board… as a B&B Jupiter 2 guest, but I’d pass on owning the place.

  3. @Emerald63: Good catch on the rotation and window issues. Yeah, it wastes twice as much energy as it saves. And it’s not like just the windows rotate – the whole blooming thing goes round.

    And, yes it has walls. I’m just wondering about that shower in photo 10. Let’s all stand in front of a – what is that crap on the upper window? Can we say it might be an issue to clean? – anyway, in front of a big ol’ window so everyone can see you wash your business. It’s not the first voyeuristic shower we’ve seen, but when you’re showering and someone rotates the thing around while you’re washing your face so that you’re facing the deck where people are hanging out. I don’t think so.

  4. Emerald63 | May 25, 2015 at 1:46 PM |

    @Frodo: Thanks!

    That window… looks like dead leaves, which aren’t too difficult to get rid of. But if it’s a bee or hornet infestation, yeah… I can see leaving it right where it is. >_>

    Looky Lous outside aren’t the only ones taking a gander. The showerer is totally available for inside viewing, too! If you look at the photo very closely you can see an outline of glass walls against the floor, to at least they’re not losing every bit of heat and spraying the surroundings. But the bigger point is, if there are walls there are ways to cover them for a bit of privacy. I have to wonder if the lack of same effects their B&B rentals.


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