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House under the dome: the home of the Arctic Circle, where it's always warm

Polar house, where it's always warm.


The couple, Benjamin and Ingrid Hertefolgery with their children live in the northern part Norway Island Sandhornoy. Despite the fact that the area is located within the Arctic Circle, home grown vegetables in front of the house, and even tropical fruits. Their home covered with a dome, through which the temperature inside the structure is much higher than outside, even in the most severe frosts.

House above the Arctic Circle.


The family of six lives in a clean house Naturhus. Very three-storey building area of ​​180square meters made of clay and straw. Outside the house is covered geodesic dome. This solution significantly increased the temperature under the glass. In addition, near the house there are several beds.

The space between the house and the outer protective sheath.


The head of the family of Benjamin Hertefolger (BenjaminHjertefølger) notes that because of the polar winter (three months a year dark) does not work all year round gardening. However, even under these conditions, they can grow crops, quite unusual for this type of climate: cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, grapes, herbs and more.

The interior of the house under a glass dome.

The design of the house, which stores heat in any frost.


Hertefolgery carefully monitored to ensure thatto minimize the negative impact on the environment. Family at home using biodegradable products, water from the house is re-used for watering flower beds.

Inside the house.

Under the winter skies of the Arctic.


In neighboring Sweden, you can also find a similar design. Married couple covered greenhouse glass house, and now, when it's -2, under the hood of the couple on the terrace, the temperature reaches 20.

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