A modular home, built by Xanadome Structures Ltd. of Mauston, Wisconsin. From the Rotarian, June 1988.

I guess this would be a lesser known version, of the more design conscious prefab plastic houses (see an earlier post here).

And, non-design is sometimes more heart-warming. In a newspaper article in the Milwaukee Sentinel, 23 March 1985, the manufacturer’s chairman of the board described these Xanadomes deriving from his own experiences:

I have been living in a curved-shaped building for many years. My daughter has grown up in a building that arches and curves. We just love our home. We wouldn’t trade it for the world. We would never live in square spaces again.

[Originally posted May 21, 2012 – URBANTUMBLR Vol. 2 reblog]