‘Igloo House’ in Indiana For Sale at $299,000

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The most searched home on Realtor.com this week was a geodesic dome located at 5575 County Road 17 in Garrett, Indiana. It is known by locals as the “Igloo House.” The home is priced at only $299,000. Part of the reason for the price is that the home is relatively small. The other reason may be that it is located in the middle of nowhere.

The house has three bedrooms, two full baths and one half-bath. It has 3,243 square feet and sits on 3.23 acres. The property also has a barn.

Garrett is in northeast Indiana. According to the 2010 Census, it has a population of 6,286. The city has grown every decade since 1960, when it had a population of 4,264. Over 95% of the population is white. The median household income for the city is $41.747, over $10,000 below the national average. The poverty level is less than half the national number at 6%. Housing in Garrett is inexpensive. The price of this home is over five times the median price of homes currently for sale.


One of the promoted advantages of the home is that it is on I-69, which runs south toward Fort Wayne and north toward Battle Creek, Michigan. While that is true, the location is still remote.

The listing:

The famous Igloo house! Also zoned at the county C4 (highway commercial). This home sits on 3.23 acres. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, Dome Ceilings, open concept! Kitchen boasts breakfast bar with tiled floors that open to eat in kitchen, dining room and living room. See the rounded walls and ceilings! The master bedroom is on the main floor offering a full bath and walk in closet. A breezeway holds a laundry room. Then another large family room, with walk up attic area waiting to be finished, with patio doors open to the exterior patio that over looks the coy pond and fountain landscape. A 40×60 Pole barn with 3 bay doors, covered porch, full office and a half bath complete this property! Located a skip from the Interstate.