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Thyme for Bed: Monolithic Dome Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

Thyme for Bed: Monolithic Dome Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

Thyme for Bed: Monolithic Dome Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, IndianaThyme for Bed: Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

Thyme for Bed in Lowell, Indiana is not only a bed and breakfast but it’s also the only monolithic house in Indiana!

What’s a monolithic house? A dome shaped home made of steel and concrete that is fire-proof and can withstand winds of up to 300 miles per hour!

Thyme for Bed Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

Set in the country, Thyme for Bed is really amazing! You can see the dome structure before you even make it to the driveway of this Indiana bed and breakfast.

It’s kind of like a big concrete ball but gorgeous landscaping, a balcony complete with swings, and little touches of stone keep it interesting! If it weren’t for the sheer size, I would call it a hobbit home since it is all rounded and cute like that.

We couldn’t wait to get inside–what better way to celebrate the birthday of Kid #1 turning 8 than a stay in a round house? I thought he’d have a ball!

Monolithic Dome Home in Lowell, Indiana

Thyme for Bed: Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

Thyme for Bed: Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

You might think it would be dark inside because there aren’t a ton of windows in this home but rest assured it is plenty bright!

Although the bedrooms lack windows, the two on the second floor do possess interior windows that are high on the wall and look out over the second floor sitting room (complete with balcony)  that also opens up to the living room, dining room, and kitchen below. It sure feels like there are exterior windows! And for those that like sleeping in complete darkness–you’ll love it, too!

We occupied the second floor but I did get a chance to take a peek at the first floor bedroom before a couple settled in. Wow is that classy! The shower and tub area are so incredible! That’s like magazine-worthy right there.

The first floor has glass doors as well as tall floor to ceiling windows in the dining nook. Everywhere you look are lovely country views.

Lowell, Indiana Bed and Breakfast

We enjoyed a pizza out in the private garden next to the house. Then we turned the boys loose!

Our two boys ran and roamed and explored the land around Thyme for Bed bed and breakfast. With ten acres, they had a lot of ground to cover! Their “base” quickly became the Weeping Willow Tree with branches that draped over a bridge. Crossing the bridge leads to two chairs and a table and became their pirate hideout or army base, depending on the game.

My husband and I helped ourselves to tea and coffee and talked on the balcony. After Kid #2 headed to bed, the Birthday Boy chased fireflies and joined us. Everyone had a great time!

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Thyme for Bed: Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

Thyme for Bed: Bed and Breakfast in Lowell, Indiana

You don’t see a monolithic dome on this side of the Mississippi very often. It just goes to show you never know what you will find inside a small Indiana town!

It’s a remarkable home! So cozy and warm, I have plenty more facts to share about this unique monolithic dome home, Thyme for Bed, in Lowell, Indiana. Stay tuned! You don’t want to miss it.

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Thyme for Bed
12567 W. 185th Avenue
Lowell, Indiana 46356
219.775.1922

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner, Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS and Publisher of the little Indiana Quarterly magazine. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 7 and 3) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

4 comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    Thank you! That means a lot! :)

  2. I think this is one of the most interesting things I’ve run into in a loooooonnnnnngggggg time! Thanx so very much.

  3. Jessica Nunemaker

    It is really fun!

  4. This is great! I never knew this was there! Gonna have to check it out!

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