Hjertefølger means heart follower in Norwegian, and the Hjertefølger family are certainly true to their name. Inside a glass dome in Northern Norway, the family of six live in a self-built three-story, five-bedroom house. Their solar dome is made from various organic materials including sand, water, and clay, and the shape holds heat while protecting the family from the strong winds and heavy snowfall typical of the region.
The dome has an indoor garden where the Hjertefølgers grow fruits and vegetables such as apricots, grapes, kiwis, plums, and cucumbers all year round. Their waste water gets reused to fertilize the plants. The family also composts food scraps and use clean biodegradable household products. The dome also offers unobstructed views of the Northern Lights and help the faimly lives in harmony with the spectacular surroundings, and the elves in the forest. Want to know more about the dome? Watch the video at the bottom for more info.