World Shelters has been at Burning Man for 4 years. Our shelters have made up the majority of the Burners Without Borders shelter infrastructure for the past three years.
U-Domes are lightweight (140 lbs) and pack flat (90″x56″x8″), providing 200 square feet and a 12ft tall dome roof on vertical walls. They are flame-retardant, weatherproof, and sturdy.
You can use our vents, doors, windows, include solar panels and a private composting toilet, or create your own modifications as you like! Great as a kitchen, shower, sleeping room, chill space, creative space. Multiple U-Domes can be linked together to create larger shelters.
Typical assembly takes four people four hours. They can be shipped to you before you leave for the desert, or they can be picked up in Reno. They come with visual set-up instructions (don’t have to read English) and icon edge markings to guide the assembly process. You must bolt them down, either directly to the playa or to a plywood floor underneath to withstand wind and dust storms. If you want to get off the dust, simple plywood floor plans are included. They pack back away easily.