3 years in the Arctic Norwegian family living through geokupolu
A family of 6 people happily living on the island Sandornoya in the northern part of Norway in a three-storey house with five bedrooms.
Benjamin and Ingrid Hertefolger first saw the eco-house, designed by "green" architect Bengt Uornes, I immediately realized that it was a house they have always wanted to build for themselves.
Their adobe house covered with a transparent dome, it is warm in winter, cool in summer, excellent ventilation and minimal impact on the environment.
The most interesting thing is that a house built on their own spouses and relatively easy to Sandhornoya island in northern Norway.
Yartefolgery - two parents and four children - moved into their house, built with the help of friends and neighbors, December 8, 2013.
The foundation was built of lightweight porous clay. The system of long pipes dug stretched to the beach and brings fresh air into the house.
Due to the fact that the ground temperature is constant, the pipes heat the house in winter and cooled in summer.
Under the ceiling steam built terrace where they enjoy the view of the stars and do yoga.
Due geokupolu in clay houses long life - Ingrid says he can "stand forever if you keep it dry."
In addition, according to the owner, there is no need to paint or maintain the wall construction.
Hood at the base of the house, the windows on the middle level and the windows under the roof provides constant air circulation. Skylight minimizes maintenance in the winter months.
The house, named Naturhuset or "Natural House" looks like "a house of The Hobbit."
Inside are a garden and a terrace, on which the pair grows fruits and vegetables like oranges, tomatoes, onions and green peppers.
The family has designed his home, taking into account extreme temperatures and wind. Inside the dome is impossible to grow food in the winter - it is 3 months in general there is no sun, but thanks to him, the growing season still lasts for five months longer than the outside.
Despite the difficult climatic conditions - they grow most of their food.
In addition, Yartefolgery re-used water is used to make fertilizer and watering plants.
Dome covers an area of approximately 180 sq. m.
And so it began the construction of this house.