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Glass Dome Eco House In The Arctic Circle
Geodesic dome protects cob house & family of 6 in Arctic Circle (Video)
Kimberley Mok kimberleymok
January 6, 2017
The Arctic Circle has some of the harshest climate you can imagine: long, cold, dark winters and short summers. Yet this is the very place that the Hjertefølgers, a family of six, has been living for the past three years, in a hand-built cob house that is protected by an enormous, glass-paned geodesic dome, which allows them to not only grow food, but to also live comfortably year-round despite the challenges.
Situated on Sandhornøya island in northern Norway, the Nature House is the Hjertefølger (translated as "heart followers") family's labour of love, taking two years to design and build. The solar-powered, three-storey, five-bedroom home features an irrigated outdoor garden under the 25-foot-high dome that allows the family to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables for five months longer than usual -- as there is not much sun here for three months out of the year. There is also a rooftop terrace that the family can use. The family composts, and greywater is reused to water their plants. Watch this well-crafted short film and tour of the place via Deadline Media: