This HOWTO covers the construction of cardboard geodesic domes from a design field-tested at Burning Man; the domes go up in 3-4 hours with a three-person team:
These domes have served as an effective shelter against wind, extreme heat and, once painted, rainfall. The largest of the three domes in the picture opposite measures approximately 12' 7" in diameter and is about 6' 3" high at its center. We recommend building the largest one. All the measurements throughout this web site relate to the largest size.