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This Family Has Been Living Inside A DIY Solar Geodesic Dome In The Arctic Circle For Over 5 Years

Published 1 year ago

Most of us hate the cold – wearing ten layers of your warmest clothes and constantly being afraid to slip on ice certainly doesn’t sound too fun. But not to the Hjertefølgers. On December 2013, this family of six moved to a remote part of the Arctic Circle and are currently living in one of the most unique houses you’ll ever see.

The family’s house is located on the Sandhornøya island in Norway. It is a three-story house surrounded by a 25-foot-high solar geodesic dome – if that doesn’t sound like something from a sci-fi movie, we don’t know what does! The house is built using organic materials, such as sand and clay. The dome even has a garden where the family can grow their own vegetables. And the view is incredible!

In an interview with Inhabitat, Ingrid Hjertefølger said that walking into this house is something different from walking into any other house. “The atmosphere is unique. The house has a calmness; I can almost hear the stillness.”

Check out the amazing dome house in the gallery below!

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The Hjertefølgers live inside this solar geodesic dome located on Sandhornøya island in Norway

They built the house themselves using organic materials, such as sand and clay

It is a three-story house surrounded by a 25-foot-high solar geodesic dome

The dome even has a garden where the family can grow their own vegetables!

They reuse their wastewater to fertilize the plants and also compost food scraps and use biodegradable household products

“The feeling we get as we walk into this house is something different from walking in to any other house,” said Ingrid Hjertefølger

The dome offers majestic views of the Northern lights

And the surrounding wilderness

The family plan to hold workshops, classes, tours and concerts at their dome house

They also plan to build more cabins for yoga retreats and summer camps

Check out the video below if you want to find out more

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