Family Moves Into Strange Glass House To Survive In The Arctic Circle

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

A family in Norway is making major waves after revealing the glass dome house they constructed in a remote corner of the Arctic Circle.

Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefolger decided many years ago that they wanted to raise their family in an environment that helps to protect Mother Earth.

In 2012, they finally got started on building their dream home: a giant glass dome house on Norway’s quiet Sandhorney Island.

Like the spectacular treehouse hidden in the English countryside, the giant glass dome is more than just a home; it’s an idea.

The Hjertefolger wanted a house that reflected their values. They believe strongly in ecologically-sound architecture and sustainability.

With that in mind, they decided to raise their four children in a space that requires very little energy to maintain.

Even in the dead of the Arctic winter, the greenhouse-like panels around their home insulate them from the worst of the cold weather. They save a heap in heating bills and protect the planet too!

They also use their home to keep in touch with nature.

Summer in the Arctic is beautiful but brief. During the other months, they use their glass dome house to draw in sunlight and grow some of their own fruits and veggies. They even filter their own water.

Check out the video below to explore this spectacular off-the-grid home, and don’t forget to SHARE with everyone who loves beautiful and unusual architecture!

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