All right, you can't live day in and day out in an air house, but for just $50, it can become a charming addition to your home. We proposed using it as a game room, a photo studio, a pool cover, or an outdoor family playroom that would let you picnic out in the yard even in the dead of winter.
The filmy plastic air bubble was easy enough to erect. It required no frame and was supported entirely by air. Like a greenhouse, it trapped enough solar heat to let temperatures rise to around 80 or 90 degrees. You can even add a small electric heater to keep things toasty on gloomy afternoons.
To inflate the air house, we wrote, use a small blower (vacuum cleaners and hair dryers work if you're desperate) and let it run continuously. A self-balancing vent on the side of the dome controls the airflow by opening and closing according to the rise and fall of pressure.
Read the full story in "Air-Bubble Sun Port for $50"