All right, she has tools and resources enough to do something.
She plans out a new layout that isn't a random passage snake. She doesn't know what there is to dig toward, or if there are other tunnels like this, or how far under the surface she might be. (She doesn't, strictly speaking, know that there is a surface.) But it seems reasonable to assume — until proven otherwise — that there is more edge over in the direction she will arbitrarily call “east”. So, that's both a limitation on travel or building, and a potentially useful defense.
There's no reason for there to be that stretch of hexes next to the dome room; it can be replaced with a square tunnel. And let's have some defensive cover and other features in that tunnel, built out of thick iron plates with no need for a shop to fabricate them — she doesn't know what local threats and vulnerabilities are, but it's plausible that she needs to defend that dome with her life because it is her life. (Though, is there any reason that there has to _be_ a tunnel? Do the piles of gold need to be accessed physically? She can dirt-fill the entrance and see if there are any consequences.)
(It bothers her a little to be building in iron on top of the wood theme. But for now, caution. She can figure out how to use these architectural elements the way they're meant to be later.)
Selected sections of the rest of the tunnel can get similar neatening and fortifications, and the room with the edge and the savannah — hm. She doesn't want to touch that part. She plans out another defensible tunnel arranged so that one of its walls is the fenced-off edge (assuming the edge cooperates and continues “north” in a straightish fashion), and continues that way for perhaps ten tiles. Then extend to the west, a plain room seven squares square, some little side rooms off that for whatever purposes might suddenly be important, and a staircase heading up and to the west, to seek whatever might be found. The staircase and all the other room exits can get sturdy iron doors.
She orders the most domeward construction begun, and then checks the cost of all this planned work and how fast it'd be accomplished given the example of the one minion.