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Other Shelters and Structures:

Shelter Systems offers a wide range of lightweight, portable, and waterproof yurts, domes, tents, and shelters with a wide range of uses, including: family living spaces, guest rooms and temporary housing, disaster relief shelters, art studios and art installations, circus, fair and exhibition pavilions, camping and expeditions tents, archeological excavation coverings, research tents, ski huts, party and wedding pavilions, storage, bike, and car sheds, pool and jacuzzi covers, and more.

Shelter Systems makes all of its structures with a superstrong, tough, UV-resistant, ripstop fabric and its own non-puncturing tarp fastener, the Grip Clip.


Our Most Popular Geodesic Yurt and Dome Shelters:

Yurts, Domes & YurtDomes™  (Note that our Yurts, Domes and YurtDomes are the same structure)
30' & 31' YurtDomes  Shelter Systems' largest domes


Other Shelters (see photos below)

Playadomes  Domes and dome kits for Burning Man      
Relief Tents  Disaster Relief Tents in bulk quantities manufactured and sold exclusively to relief agencies
Prepareshelters™  Disaster Shelters for domestic use
GroDomes™  Greenhouse Domes


Other Structures (see photos below)

The BubbleDomes™  Same domes but taller and with a minimal footprint for internal volume
The CrystalCave™ Shelters  Tunnel shelters
Bicycle Storage Sheds  Small portable bike sheds
SolarStructures™  Structures applied to solar collecting
Open Arch Yurt Domes   All Shelter Systems' domes can be easily converted into a large open arch form
RoofShell™ Structures  Low arch tunnels and domes
Solariums  Domes that can be attached to buildings to collect solar heat
Window Shade Awnings  Customisable window shades
The ArchTent™  Tarp tent kit and plans
WindWalls™  Low light wind protection structures


Other Uses (see photos below)

Camping Dome Tents
Dome Swimming Pool Covers

PortableClassrooms™
Outfitter and Guide Tents, Yurts and Domes
Party Tents, Yurts and Domes
Bedroom Domes
Mobile Offices and workshops
Expedition Tents, Yurts and Domes
Wedding Tents
Archeology Excavation Shelter Tents
Portable Art Studios
Watsu ® Covers
HalfDomes™ to Attach to Your House
Kids Playhouse Domes
Fish and Koi Pond Covers
Spa and Hot Tub Covers
Survival and Preparedness Yurt Dome, Portable Shelters and Tents
Shade Structures
StarDomes Telescope Observatories
StarBubble Telescope Observatories
StarCave Telescope Observatories
Earthquake Preparedness Shelter Tents
TV and Movie Sets
Circus, Fair and Festival Tents
Animal Shelter Domes
Art Installations
Trade Shows
Mobile Research Stations
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Dome Shelters


Grip Clips (see photos below)

Grip Clips™ The Amazing Tarp Fastener: Make what you need from tarps with these non-pucturing clips
Four-Hour Kayak Using Grip Clips!
The Grip Clip Tarp Tent Kit. Kit comes with tarp, Grip Clips, and Instructions for an easy-to-make tarp tent
Kid Tents and Huts Made with Grip Clips


Yurts, Domes & YurtDomes™
Our most popular Geotensic shelters, that are made in a range of sizes from 10' to 31'. These domes are portable, durable, and comfortable shelters with endless uses!

shelter yurt dome tent yurt dome shelter systems


30' & 31' YurtDomes
Shelter Systems' largest Geodesic domes. These large structures can be used for any purpose where you need a large structure. You'll be delighted by the spacious interior and inviting shape.



PlayaDomes
  
Domes and dome kits for Burning Man. PlayaDomes are spacious and comfortable living structures and strong en
ough to hold up well in the high wind and dusty conditions of the playa. With proper care, your PlayaDome will last many trips to the Black Rock Desert.


  
Relief Tents 
Disaster Relief Tents in bulk quantities manufactured and sold exclusively to relief agencies
. These Relief Tents have been providing shelter to those in need around the world, including in Haiti, Pakistan, Venezuela, and more.


Prepareshelters™ 
Emergency Disaster Preparedness Shelters for domestic use. These shelters are
quick to set up, strong, and comfortable living spaces. When not needed, they are lightweight and compact, making for easy storage.


GroDomes™
  
GroDome Greenhouses are made of translucent material that transmit 90% of sunlight (more than glass), and provide controlled growing conditions your plants, vegetables, and flowers. GroDomes are lightweight, freestanding, and portable, making them easy to move around your garden to improve the growing environment of different plants in different seasons. Using a GroDome in your garden can easily double your growing season!

 

The BubbleDomes™
The BubbleDome™ Greenhouse Dome line was developed to provide maximum interior space with a minimum footprint. The BubbleDome has a unique and friendly look that you will be proud to use in your garden.

bubble dome bubble dome


The CrystalCave™ Shelters
 
Crystal Cave Tunnel Shelters were designed for those who wish to cover a rectangular space. Both sizes of the sturdy yet lightweight CrystalCave have been used by imaginative customers for a variety of outdoor uses, including carports, festival tents, and emergency preparedness shelters.

Crystal-Cave Crystal Cave as carport


Bicycle Storage Sheds
 
These BikeShed Shelters will keep your bikes and scooters dry and clean in all types of weather. You can leave one end open, making it easy to roll in and out your bike. Or, in wind and rain, you can close up both ends of the Bike Shed, providing complete protection from the elements.

bike shed bike shed

SolarStructures™ 
Our SolarStructures are covered with our Translucent Greenhouse Covering and can be used to capture and hold solar energy. Our SolarStructures come in many shapes and sizes. A HalfDome or GroRow can be attached to a house enclosing a window or door, and opened during the day to allow collected heat to enter the house for natural solar heating.

solar structure solar structure greenhouse


Open Arch Yurt Domes  
All Shelter Systems' domes can be quickly and easily converted into a large open arch form, providing maximum ventilation. These inviting structures can be used for parties, trade shows, fairs, weddings, and more.

arch dome Bubble Dome


RoofShell™ Structures
Low arch tunnels and domes are thin sections of spheres or tunnels, made from either white, translucent, or black/white material. They are useful for covering pools, Jacuzzis, and ponds, as rain and sun porches, and as portable greenhouse or garden covers.

roof shell roof shell


Solariums
 
Shelter Systems' Solarium sun rooms, attached to a house, will catch and hold the sun's warmth. If the Solarium encloses a window or door, these can be opened during the day to allow collected heat to enter the house. Our Solariums are half of our standard domes.

solarium

ShelterShade Awnings
ShelterShade Window Shade Awnings keep your house cool in the summer, saving you up to 30% on air conditioning costs and protect furnishings and draperies from fading. ShelterShades are easy to attach by cutting the size of the shade material to fit your window and attaching to your window using the provided eye screw and GripClips.

shelter shade awening


The ArchTent™

Shelter Systems' ArchTent™ Kit makes a great rain or sun tent shelter using a large arch of PVC and tarp material. It covers 20' x26' of ground and since it is open all around, it allows for excellent ventilation. The ArchTent is great at parties to create shade and rain protection and to provide a festive focal point.

arch tarp tent arch tarp tent


WindWalls™
WindWall ™ wind barriers are 5'-high sections of tent structures that are effective in blocking wind. The "Arch" WindWall™ and "Open Circle" WindWall™ are vertical sections of Shelter Systems' GroRows and Crystal Caves.

wind wall wind wall


Camping Dome Tents

Shelter Systems has been supplying Camping Domes to campers, hikers, trekkers, and expedition groups for over 30 years. They are lightweight, sturdy, easy to set up, portable, and roomy, making them a great alternative to mainstream camping tents.

camping tent camping dome tent


Dome Swimming Pool Covers
Shelter Systems' Swimming Pool Covers have been used to protect pools from winter weather and leaves and at the same time allow 90% of the sun light (more than glass) to reach the water to warm it up, reducing heating costs. They are easy to set up and take down or move aside when not needed.

swimming pool cover swimming pool cover


PortableClassrooms™

Shelter Systems' Portable Outdoor Classroom Domes have been helping teachers around the world by providing dry, bright classrooms that can be set up in minutes.

portable classroom classroom portable


Outfitter and Guide Tents, Yurts and Domes
Shelter Systems' Domes are ideally suited for outfitters and guides. They are stronger, lighter, and roomier than the wall tents that outfitters and guides traditionally choose when heading into the back country. Our Outfitter Domes are spacious enough for group dining, sleeping quarters and make weathering a storm a pleasure.

outfitter guide tent outfitter guide tent


Party Tents, Yurts and Domes
Shelter Systems' Domes have been used for parties, weddings, and celebrations since we began making them over 30 years ago. Their spaciousness, ease of set-up and portability are all factors making them excellent for party tents, and the unusual shape is exceptionally pleasing and inviting.

Dome on beach party dome


Bedroom Domes
Shelter Systems' Bedroom Domes have been used as family living spaces for more than 30 years. They are portable, affordable, and comfortable for year-round living. For winter comfort, they can be set up with a full wall liner and wood stove. Shelter System's founder and owner Bob Gillis and his family used them as bedroom domes for over 15 years, so he can attest to their comfort!

bedroom dome bedroom dome


Mobile Offices and Workshops
Shelter Systems' Office and Workshop domes make a comfortable and portable space to work. Our Office and Workshop domes come in a range of sizes to fit your professional or hobby needs.


portable office workshop portable office workshop


Expedition Tents, Yurts and Domes
Shelter Systems' Expedition Domes are perfect as base camp and trekking shelters. These Expedition domes have been used around the world, including at an Everest expedition, in Alaska, Iceland, Butan, and more. They are quick to set up, portable, durable, and spacious enough for your whole group to gather in for group dining, logistics planning, and progress reviews.

dome expedition base camp tent dome


Wedding Tents

Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents are a beautiful alternative to the traditional box style wedding tents. Shelter Systems' Wedding tents will protect you and your guests from unexpected bad weather, and provide a great space for a band, sound system, or dance floor.

wedding tent wedding tent sound system


Archeology Excavation Shelter Tents
Shelter Systems provides portable, affordable and environmentally friendly shelters for archeological excavations and digs. They can be easily moved around depending on your excavation needs.

archaeology tent archaeology tent shelter cover


Portable Art Studios
Many of our customers have purchased our domes to use as portable Art Studios. Because they of the large amount of diffused light they let in, they are perfect for artists work spaces.

portable art studio dome portable art studio


Watsu Covers
Shelter Systems' Swimming Pool Covers have been used to protect pools from winter weather and leaves and at the same time allow 90% of the sun light (more than glass) to reach the water to warm it up. Our Watsu Pool Covers are easy to set up and take down, and light enough to quickly and easily move them aside when not needed.

watsu cover watsu cover


HalfDomes™ to Attach to Your House
Selected Shelter Systems' Domes can be sliced in half, producing a HalfDome structure that can be set up vertically or attached to a wall or roof. HalfDomes have been used as shade structures, for performance theatres, solariums and more.

shade structure halfdome


Kids Playhouse Domes
Many of Shelter Systems' customers have used our domes as kid's playhouses. They are easy to set up, portable, and let in a large amount of natural light.

play room dome


Fish and Koi Pond Covers
Shelter Systems' Pond Covers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and make ideal portable and durable coves for fish and Koi ponds. They will protect your fish and plants from winter weather and leaves, while letting in 90% of sunlight (more than glass!), so your water creatures will thrive even in harsh winter conditions.

pond cover koi pond cover dome pond cover


Spa and Hot Tub Covers
Shelter Systems' Spa and Hot Tub Covers protect your spa or hot tub from rain, snow, and leaves, and help hold in heat, greatly reducing your heating costs. Even our largest hot tub cover takes less than 30 minutes to set up.

roof shell spa hot tub cover roof shell spa hot tub cover


Survival and Preparedness Yurt Dome, Portable Shelters and Tents
Shelter Systems is proud to offer Disaster Preparedness Shelters to County Health Departments, Fire Departments, Schools, Classrooms, Neighborhood, Churches, Hospitals and Businesses.

survival emergency dome survival emergency dome

Shade Structures
Shelter Systems' Shade Structures come in a range of shapes and sizes, including CrystalCaves HalfDomes to protect you from the sun. Our Shade Structures have been used at home, in a yard, at festivals and parties, and more.

shade structure shade structure

StarDomes Telescope Observatories
Shelter Systems' lightweight, portable telescope and observatory StarDomes™ astronomical domes are designed to protect astronomers and their telescopes from light, wind and dew. The StarDomes telescope and observatory domes are freestanding and can be turned or moved easily. They are constructed with our white/black, light-blocking covering.

stardome

StarBubble Telescope Observatories
Like the StarDome Observatories but taller in a "bubble" shape. The StarBubble telescope and observatory domes are freestanding and can be turned or moved easily. They are constructed with our white/black, light-blocking covering.

starbubble


StarCave Telescope Observatories
Shelter Systems' lightweight, portable telescope, astronomical and observatory StarCave™, named for its tunnel shape, was designed for astronomers who wish to cover a rectangular space. The StarCave will protect you and your telescope from light, wind and dew. Several StarCaves can be placed end to end to produce a longer enclosure.
starcave

Earthquake Preparedness Shelter Tents
Shelter Systems' Tents have been sheltering people for over 30 years and has been making Disaster Relief Tents for over 20 years. We are proud to offer Disaster Preparedness Shelters to County Health Departments, Fire Departments, Schools, Classrooms, Neighborhood, Churches, Hospitals and Businesses.

earthquake preparedness dome shelter survival emergency dome


TV and Movie Sets
Shelter Systems' domes have been used on the sets of films and TV shows, including Star Trek, 24, Earth 2, Contact, and more.

tv show dome


Circus, Fair and Festival Tents
Shelter Systems domes have been used for festivals, fairs, and circuses. They are quick to set up, portable, and durable, and the dome-shape is inviting and makes a great setting for performances.

fair and festival tent dome circus tent


Animal Shelter Domes
Shelter Systems' domes have been used on farms and ranches to house goats, pigs, and other animals. They are easy to set up, portable, durable, affordable, and come in a range of sizes, making them a great alternative to conventional barns. Our customers say their animals love the dome shelters!

animal dome animal dome shelter

Art Installations
Shelter Systems' domes have been used by creative artists for a wide variety of art projects and installations.

art installation dome art installation dome

Trade Shows
Shelter Systems' domes, open arch domes, and crystal caves have been used as trade show booths. Because the are easy to set up and highly portable, they are great for a one-day or multi-day event.


Mobile Research Stations

Shelter Systems' domes are truly portable, making them well suited as mobile research stations.

weather station dome

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Dome Shelters
Shelter Systems' Yurts, Domes, and Shelters ideally suited to be used as CERT shelters because they are affordable, durable, portable shelters that are quick and easy to put up and easily storable. They are comfortable living spaces and come in a range of sizes to suit your needs.

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Grip Clips:

Grip Clips™ The Amazing Tarp Fastener Home Page: Make what you need from tarps.

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Four-Hour Kayak Using Grip Clips!

grip clip kayak

The Grip Clip Tarp Tent Kit. Tarp with Grip Clips & Instructions.

grip clip tarp tent kit

Kid Tents and Huts Made with Grip Clips

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Questions and Answers: to a wide array of questions we've received about our Yurt Domes and Portable Shelters

Happy Customers tell about their domes in our Testimonial page

1 1/2-YEAR GUARANTEE. If for any reason you're not completely pleased with your purchase, return it in original, dry and clean condition within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange as you wish. All items in this catalog have a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 1/2 years. Should any product prove defective we will repair or replace it at no cost to you. Special Orders are not returnable. Read Snow and Wind Warnings.

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