Beyond the time

The name of our place is Beyond the time (ārpus laika).

Beyond time you open your senses
to hear birds singing,
to follow four seasons sequence
to notice the nature colors change
to value every moment you spend with your family and friends

How it began. Dome house Beyond the Time. The story.

Beyond the Time is the translation of the name of place Ārpus laika. The idea of building the dome house came in the very end of year 2014 that provoked us immediate action that resulted in purchase of the land where the houses are located. Inspired by round houses in the world, we worked on idea what fits us the most. We definitely new that main building material will be wood. Therefore we elaborated on two versions – geodesic house or dome house. Geodesic house seemed in a way inappropriate for Baltic weather conditions due to difficult heat insulation therefore we choose dome house type of the round house. Our idea was to build house for us and continue to do it for sale.

Being so excited by the idea in May 2015 we did the first prototype of the dome house. We even managed to snow it to public in two big open – air fairs for gardeners and the biggest fair in Latvia that takes place in Latvian National Ethnographic Museum. The most popular reference we got was – very interesting but first we have to try how is it to live in a round house before we evaluate probability to buy one.

Dome houses are very unique to Latvia, even few of them you can find somewhere hidden, idea is very new and unexplored.

We even have joke – when mother in law wants to move in the new family house saying – you will find a corner for me to settle, new husband answers – no I do not have a single corner in my house. Unfortunately.

The feedback we got during fair was very important that led us to the decision where we are now – we have to make dome house open to public to live there and try in order to become ambassadors of the dome house in Latvia.

Some years ago there was a wild forest partly covered with swamp. The forest was so wild that it was not even walkable. Our idea of building a wooden dome house there made us believe that it’s possible to make this place beautiful by cutting unnecessary tries, digging ponds to drain the swap water. It took us year and a half to make wild forest into pleasant park what we call today Beyond the time.

The idea of Dome house and terrace

Creation of dome house for us was a challenge. Seen in pictures, read in stories but never experienced. Like a small dream. Our plan was to build and make it public that everyone can enjoy. The idea of green living we project to our dome house that’s heat insulation is done with straw collected in nearby fields. Straw is smeared with clay dug out from our pond. Latvians have built wooded houses for centuries. We want to be on the same path just modernizing it with approaches to design. Dome house made with bent wooden constructions reflect the architecture styles around the world – La cite du Vin in Bordo, Oman botanical garden, Tsubomi Villas by Kengo Kuma in Bali, T-Boutique in Prague, Panyaden International School in Thailand and many other places around the world.

Our Idea Beyond the Time

What is the journey Beyond the time? Chronos as personification of time makes us run according to the schedule set by real world. Kairos in Ancient Greek philosophy means opportune moment. In the New Testament, “Kairos” is “the appointed time in the purpose of God”, the time when God acts. Beyond the time is the moment when you can be yourself stepping out of time frames to listen to your body and mind, may be take off to your dreams losing the rhythm of real life. We have to remember there is nothing ideal in this world. Each cloud, each flower is beautiful in its uniqueness.

Beyond the time is the forest with singing birds, pond with spring water of croaking frogs. We have created an environment where creativity of forest blends with nowadays our perception of ideal environment for recreation.

We are family owned and run business. We are happy to welcome guests in the environment what we have created for ourselves  liking every centimeter. We are pleased to serve and let enjoy what makes us happy. Welcome Beyond the Time!
Our passion is art, music and any other expressions of human’s creativity. We keep an eye to happenings in the world and at home. We will be pleased to plan your cultural activities in Latvia suggesting the most suitable to your taste and interests.