This Family of Six Built an INCREDIBLE Home in the Arctic Circle. You Won’t Believe How They Live!
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Life is what you make it”, but how many of us truly put it to use? Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefolger (say that name five times fast) decided to dramatically change their life by changing their living conditions. Ingrid and Benjamin chose to build a geodesic dome in the Arctic Circle. The Hjertefolger’s call their home the Nature House and we think it is just about the coolest thing ever. Keep on reading to find out what it’s like to live in a glass dome off of an island in Norway!
Geodesic Dome = Home
So, if you are like any other normal person then you’ve likely never heard of a ‘geodesic dome’ before. As it turns out, a geodesic dome is a shelled structure that features a lattice-like network of struts. You can see the ‘geodesic lines’ segmenting the glass. Pretty nifty, right?
Cold and Sustainable Existence
The Hjertefolger family really wanted to find a way to live a green and sustainable life while working within nature. This is a tough task anywhere, much less in the freezing Arctic Circle!
A Shared Journey
A house only becomes a home when you share it with the ones you love. So this experimental living wasn’t going to be done in a vacuum. Benjamin and Ingrid moved into this gorgeous building with all four of their children in tow.
Nature and Man
In order to make this transition the Hjertefolger family had to realize something important: it would be tough. The Arctic Circle features some of the most dangerous and harsh weather imaginable: long and freezing nights, short and cold days. That is where the ‘Nature House’ comes into play.