Family from Norway lives in a clay house under a glass dome
In 2014, the Hyjerteofellger family settled on Sandornia Island in Northern Norway, 1000 km from Oslo.
The climate of the island is extremely harshs almost at any time of the year. Even in the summer there are strong winds here, and cold pouring rains go.
From bad weather Family is reliably protected by a specialized glass dome. It is thanks to him in the house there is always warm and even can grow plants.
Building a house, called Naturhuset ("Natural House"), was started in 2011.
After construction of the basement, a glass dome was erected. Dome diameter – 15 m, height – 7.5 m. Glass used single, thickness of only 6 mm.
After installing the dome, the construction of the house itself was started. It was erected from straw and clay by the forces of the couple and their close friends.
Today, Naturhuset is a two-story building with a flat roof, five bedrooms, a spacious living-dining room, two bathrooms and utility rooms.
Over the walls of the house there is one big garden, on which the family grows vegetables and fruits. Thanks to the dome, the agricultural season lasts for five months longer than outside.
At the clay house there is a very long service life – because there is neither rain, nor snow and almost always the same level of humidity. The owners argue that the house can "stand forever if you will support it dry".