Norwegian Family Of 6 Constructed Their Dream Dome In The Arctic Circle.
The couple has managed to make a life for themselves inside of their beloved Nature House.
Ingrid Hjertefølger finds it comforting that the home has a personal element to it that allows everyone to feel at home, like when she feels like doing a bit of yoga to de-stress during the day. Clearly, everything in the house works the way it was designed for.
When it snows, the dome itself gets covered up and ends up looking more like a Christmas ornament.
But the fact that the dome is made of glass, also means that the family never has to worry about painting or repainting the exterior, and the snow itself will eventually melt away from the intricately designed glass panels.
Growing food was a bit of an issue, which they had to tackle before they decided to move in.
Today, they're growing crops during the winter time when it is virtually impossible to grow anything. But even with the dome, growing food is tough because people here spend three months without any sun, and plants need the sun to thrive.
The design of the house allows the family to grow food five months longer than if they farmed outside.
You can expect to find apples, cherries, plums, apricots, kiwis, grapes, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, squash, and even melons among the various crops, and it's all grown indoors!
Nature House has become a beacon of hope for those looking to lead an eco-friendly life.
The gray and black water is reused to water and fertilizing the plants. The family even uses food scraps as compost, and they always make sure to use biodegradable household products to reduce the risk of contaminants in the food that they grow and later eat.
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