Living in the Arctic Circle can be brutal to say the least, but one family has been living on Norway’s Sandhornoya island for the past 3-years. This was made possible by their three-story cob home, made from sand, water, clay, and other organic materials, encased in an solar-powered geodesic dome. This 25-foot-high structure provides the five-bedroom, two-bathroom home with protection from the elements, while offering a greenhouse environment to grow their own food. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“We love the house; it has a soul of its own and it feels very personal. What surprises us is the fact that we built ourselves anew as we built the house. The process changed us, shaped us. The feeling we get as we walk into this house is something different from walking in to any other house. The atmosphere is unique. The house has a calmness; I can almost hear the stillness. It is hard to explain. But it would have been impossible getting this feeling from a house someone else has planned and built for us, or a house with corners and straight lines,” said Ingrid Hjertefolger.