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A Professional Skier's Idaho Tiny Home

Inside Lexi Dupont's super-cool geodesic dome



Ray J. Gadd Photography

As a professional big-mountain freeskier, Lexi Dupont travels a lot (at the time of this interview, she was volunteering in a small Kyrgyzstan town). So when the 26-year-old Sun Valley native returns to Idaho, she’s ready to relax in nature and live simply. And what better way to do so than in a 500-square-foot geodesic dome nestled between the Idaho National Forest and the Warm Springs River?

Take a look at what Lexi has to say about the cozy tiny home.

What’s the biggest challenge of living in a geodesic dome?

I am constantly pruning icicles. It's a sign that the dome is poorly insulated—which I will be fixing this summer—but in the meantime, it's kind of a cool effect.

 


View from the small bedroom area/loft above

How do you describe your style approach?

Everything in my house has been given to me or bought on my adventures around the world. Nothing really matches. Everything is different shapes and sizes, but I have only what I need. All of the art on my walls was made by my friends. A lot of the things are made of teak wood that I bought in Indonesia. My canopy bed was from my grandmother’s house. My bookshelf is made from a canoe from Bali, and there are big wagon wheels from the Mentawai people. 

 

What do you love about your home?

I love everything about my dome—the location, the size, the funk. I love the sound of the river outside. I love being next to the Warm Springs River and at the base of the ski hill. I love the three old-growth pine trees that tower over it. I love the bull elk (whom I have named Bernard) who tapped his antlers on my window to wake me up in the morning. I love the single-track going up the hill behind my house. I love that I can see my sister’s house across the river from the edge of my front porch. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I'm halfway around the world and missing it a lot right now.

Photos by Ray J. Gadd Photography

SEE ALSO:
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A Luxury Tiny House Community
Small is Mighty

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