Sleeping Under the Stars
For a Hjertefølger [which literally translates to ‘Heart Follower’], sleeping under the stars and the Northern Lights is a common situation. Their solar dome eco house [amazing, we know] doesn’t just sound like the dream, it is the dream. Even better, it looks incredibly cool as well, since minimalism is so trendy nowadays.
The Hjertefølger’s year round bliss with one hell of a view in encased a 25-foot glass dome, protecting the family from the obvious heavy snow fall and extreme weather conditions that come with living in the Arctic Circle. [Not exactly dealing with the British rain issue, there’s being wet and miserable and then there is freezing to death]. This 10/10 home is made of Cob which, when simply put, is a simple mixture of straw, clay and water. But in reality it’s a really long process which we simply don’t have time to explain. If you want to suddenly making your own Cob flooring, click here for a method and technique.
It couldn’t get any more beautiful, with its own interior eco system of plants and trees that grow inside the dome. Imagine being able to wake up and have your morning coffee and look out onto the arctic with your home comforts surrounding you. Literally an impossible thought as when you look out your room in Britain you tend to see concrete walls and possibly a pigeon [if you’re lucky]. The Hjertefølger can smell their fresh flowers growing around their home and also admire the vast snowfall outside their front door [we told you it was the dream, isn’t it just the perfect combination, home and nature?!].
This home concept was originally designed in the 1970s by Swedish eco-architect Bengt Warne. Warne devoted his life’s work to designing and building houses to allow nature and people to live as one [we know this story is filled with ridiculously inspirational people].
Check out the article this post was inspired by at : https://nonagon.style/solar-dome-norway-nature-house/
Images courtesy of Ingrid Hjertefølger,