The arctic circle is known as a place with extreme weather conditions and very low temperatures. It also is known for the magnificent Northern lights that many people are trying to view once in their lifetime from a close distance. The harsh weather is making it very difficult for people to inhabitate the arctic circle and there are not many cases of people living full-time there. Although, we recently has come across a family that chose to live on the arctic circle in a house that looks like a greenhouse and does exactly what they latter does.
The Hjertefølger family decided to take upon sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya island.
The three-storey building was built from organic materials, such as sand, water and clay from Solardome.
The house is 25-feet high and has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and can be very cozy for a family of six.
The house has been built in a way to get protection from the strong winds and gain all its energy from the sunlight.
The surrounding environment offers the family a variety of fruits, like Apples, cherries, plums, apricots, kiwis, grapes and various herbs.
The house managed to stay warm and cozy around the entire year and has a spectacular vie of the Northern lights.
The family loves the house and they love that this is something that they built and along the way they re-built themselves.
They have been living in the house for three years now and they still a unique feeling of warmth every time they step into it.
If I was offered the chance to live in a house like this one I would do it without a second thought. I would be so glad to get rid of my dependence to power sources that are part responsible for the destruction of our world. The change is going to come from each and every one of us.