Lucy Wang

Gorgeous Solar Geodesic Dome Crowns Cob House in the Arctic Circle

by , 02/25/14



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The SOLARDOME® PRO single-glazed geodesic dome was finished in just three weeks in August 2012 to provide shelter to the Hjertefolgers as they built their cob home out of sand, clay, water and other organic natural materials. The newly completed home features five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge, kitchen, dining space and even a garage. By building into the earth, the cozy, yet spacious home minimizes the loss of heat provided by the log burning stove and solar panels.

“Our house is amazing – we have been blown away by the magnificence of the dome and the life it is helping us to lead,” says the Hjertefolgers. “We have all worked really hard to create our eco-friendly home, our dream, and our little sustainable bubble that supports our eco values and that will allow our family to grow up in a beautiful, ecological and healthy environment. We are excited about the years ahead.”

In hopes of inspiring others with their self-build project, the Hjertefolgers plan to hold classes, tours, workshops and concerts at the Nature House. They also intend to build additional natural cabins to accommodate yoga retreats and family summer camps.

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2 Comments

  1. wolffy April 25, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Wonderful. Only wish that those who cannot afford to build such places in a beautiful rural area could be supplied. I am one of those, but I am also a long time disciple of R. Buckminster Fuller, and am involved in a sustainability initiative. This project is called Nomad Everywhere, which includes a mobile unit which will disseminate sustainable principles, and sustainable technologies (low and high tech) demonstrable in real time. This unit is called, humorously, The King Kongvoy. I am also an associate of Dr. Michael Ben-Eli,(student and friend of “Bucky” Fuller) the creator of the first fully functioning Sustainability Laboratory now operating in the Negev Desert at Wadi Attir.

  2. melheath March 30, 2014 at 9:20 am

    How is the thing vented such that you can have a wood stove?

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