Gallery: Solar Geodesic Dome-Covered Cob House Rises in the Far Reaches...

When Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger first caught site of a nature house designed by eco-architect Bengt Warnes, they knew instantly that this was the kind of home they wanted to build for themselves. Their corn cob house topped with a solar dome crown is warm in winter, cool in summer, well-ventilated, and it has a negligible environmental footprint. Best of all, it's relatively easy for the family to build the home by themselves on the Sandhornøya island of northern Norway.

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  1. Ivica Barbić October 29, 2014 at 3:50 am


  2. valérie lamboley July 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

    i’d like to see and know more about you and your house;
    Could you send me more photographs , it’s really fun and interesting;
    Valérie from france

  3. Bryan Leyenbeck June 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Let readers be aware that this is not a corn cob house. Obviously, it is a cob house.

  4. Lunzie October 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    How is the house/dome heated at night when the sun goes down and the temperature falls? Does the dome lose heat quickly? What type of glass is used in the dome?

  5. Heartfollower October 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Our blog (it’s in Norwegian, google translate can be used) :)

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