Finished!

Setting up our 30′ Playa Dome for the first time

Yesterday we setup our 30′ Playa Dome for the first time.  We selected the Berkeley Marina again, since it’s a nice windy place, and we wanted to see what that would be like.  It took 4 of us (Grant, Julian, Drea, and Gabriel) about an hour and a half to get it fully assembled.  We broke 4 of the supports (they supply extras thankfully) and we’ll replenish those before we take the dome to Burning Man.  One key learning was to use the outer connector pieces for the circular support level instead of inner — the circumference was too tight to get the final piece in.  We’ll be at Burning Man in 1 week!!!

Unrolling the 30' dome
Unrolling the 30′ dome
Starting to put the pieces together
Starting to put the pieces together
Putting the pieces together
Putting the pieces together
1/2 way done with dome
1/2 way done with dome
Finished!
Finished!
Ceiling of dome
Ceiling of dome
Yay done!
Yay done!
Contemplating the finished dome
Contemplating the finished dome
Hand of Grant
Hand of Grant
Strong man
Strong man
Broke some pieces during construction - lots of force required to put it all together
Broke some pieces during construction – lots of force required to put it all together
Completed 30' dome
Completed 30′ dome
Dome completed!
Dome completed!
Lots of work!
Lots of work!
Nice view afterwards
Nice view afterwards