The Jartefelger family from Norway shatters all stereotypes about life in the cold Arctic climate and proves once again that where there is a desire, there will always be opportunity.
The married couple Benjamin and Ingrid, with the help of their friends and colleagues, built a large 3-storey ecological house under a special dome, which is very suitable for living in cold countries.
On December 8, 2013, a new family appeared on the island of Sandhornoya, Jartefelger. Husband, wife and 4 children moved in rather difficult climatic conditions, but it did not break them. And it is thanks to their incredible dome-shaped house that they manage to conserve heat and energy throughout the surface of their house.
In addition to the 3-storey chalet, there is 80 m² of garden land on the territory. The spouses are ecologists, so at home we only find bio-products․Wastewater or food waste, they do not throw away, but make fertilizer for plants.
When designing the eco-house, the harsh climatic conditions in northern Norway were taken into account. To withstand high winds and extreme temperatures, a glass geodesic dome was erected. It not only protects the building from excess moisture and winds, but also provides a comfortable microclimate inside through manual and automatic ventilation windows.
The construction of the house was made from natural materialsThe area of the house is about 180 m². Under the very ceiling of the dome is a terrace with a beautiful view.
There is a garage in the basement and two floors of the eco-house include a living room, kitchen, dining room, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The accommodation is heated with solar panels and a stove-stove.
According to Ingrid, a special atmosphere reigns inside the house, incomparable with all other sensations. This special house is very personal and lively.