If you are someone who has ever wanted to live in a sustainable home where you are in total control of how you keep your food going, then you need to sit down and speak with the Hjertefølger family. This family has been living over the past three years on the Sandhornøya island in the Arctic Circle. They live in a home that is made entirely out of clay and other natural materials and are as self-sufficient as possible in growing their own food in a garden.
They keep themselves warm and comfortable by living in a strong and secure dome that gives them a great number of views from all angles, meaning it is a great spot in which you can admire the Northern Lights, which are frequent in this incredible home.
They built this home with the help of family and friends and it is certainly inspiring to see that this can really become a reality. Self-sustainable homes are going to be a thing of the future, and this family is already ahead of the curve for sure.
The family of six built it themselves using various organic materials such as sand, water, and clay
Their waste water gets reused to fertilize the plants. The family also composts food scraps and use clean biodegradable household products
The dome is 25ft high and has three storeys, five bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
The dome offers panoramic views of the surrounding untouched wilderness, and it also offers unobstructed views of the Northern Lights
Their waste water gets reused to fertilize the plants.