Hjertefølger means heart follower in Norwegian, and the Hjertefølger family are certainly true to their name. After all, it takes a very special kind of force to compel you to move to a remote part of the Arctic Circle, but that’s exactly what this family of six decided to do in December 2013.
The Hjertefølgers live inside this solar geodesic dome located on Sandhornøya island in Norway
They built the house themselves using organic materials, such as sand and clay
It is a three-story house surrounded by a 25-foot-high solar geodesic dome
The dome even has a garden where the family can grow their own vegetables!
They reuse their wastewater to fertilize the plants and also compost food scraps and use biodegradable household products
“The feeling we get as we walk into this house is something different from walking in to any other house,” said Ingrid Hjertefølger
The dome offers majestic views of the Northern lights
And the surrounding wilderness
The family plan to hold workshops, classes, tours and concerts at their dome house
They also plan to build more cabins for yoga retreats and summer camps