In 2011, the Davis Domes – a community of 28 students living in fourteen dome-shaped cottages amongst gardens and forests, faced one of the biggest challenges in their 40-year existence.
Threatened with closure, the Domies rallied together and with the help of thousands of volunteers and supporters, they gained the support of other cooperatives, changed the minds of administrators, raised money, and fixed up the Domes.
Read the Story PDF
People and Places
About the Domes and the Domies
Dome photos PDF
About the Domes
Davis Wiki: The Domes
Domes page at Solar Community Housing Association
Domes Facebook Page
Wikipedia: Baggins End
Other Co-op Links
Wikipedia: Student Housing Cooperative
Solar Community Housing Association
Berkeley Student Cooperative
North American Students of Cooperation
Wikipedia: Rochdale Principles
2012 International Year of the Cooperative
The Domes Design Charette was held in January 2013 to generate ideas from Domies on energy efficiency, meeting space, and other site improvements at Baggins End. Read more about it and view photos here.