The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To protect their beautiful home from the elements, they encased the whole thing in a solar geodesic dome from Solardome, lending the building a retrofuturist vibe, like something out of a 1950's brochure on space colonies.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
The dome does a few things for the Hjertefølgers: it dramatically lowers their heating expenses, by trapping warm air inside the home, it protects the house from wind and snow with the high-strength of the geodesic design, and it filters out some of the UV radiation that comes through its glass planes.
Watch a documentary below to see the Hjertefølgers' idyllic lifestyle and an explanation of the sustainable systems they've put in place, including water filtration and sewage.
Source : http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/outdoor-projects/a24655/arctic-circle-geodesic-dome/