A recent zoning approval will allow a couple from Maynooth Station to put geodesic domes on their property.
Co-owners Rick Dolishny and Jenn Carr say these domes are still quite rare in Canada and are similar to the yurts people stay in when on higher end camping trips. These domes will be even more elaborate, providing two-stories, 500 square feet, a washroom, kitchen and beds for up to 6 people. They will be open all four seasons.
“People are generally looking for something that is more unique than a standard hotel” says Card, “something that people can come to and enjoy a hot shower and sort of continue that outdoor experience in the comfort and luxury of a camping site. They have that big panoramic window which will offer a beautiful view of the forest and surrounding area, but still have lots of privacy”
According to the couple, their property which is next to a network of recreational trails, by the site of the old Maynooth Train Station, will be a great overnight point for ATVers and Snowmobilers passing through, drawing more tourism to the area.
The geodesic domes can be assembled in just a few days and now that they have been given the go ahead by council, the couple says they will break ground as soon as the snow melts. They aim to be open by summer 2024.