| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Glass Dome Eco House In The Arctic Circle

INGRID HJERTEFOLGER: When I look back at our creation now, I get a deep sense of gratitude
and joy. INGRID HJERTEFOLGER: We were inspired by the hundreds of natural buildings around the world.
It’s in our own and everybody else’s interest to protect, support and love the planet that
sustains us. COMM: As part of their quest for sustainable living, Benjamin and Ingrid built this incredible
glass dome house for £340,000 in the Arctic Circle. BENJAMIN HJERTEFOLGER: We started building the dome in 2012. We built for one and a half
years before we moved in. COMM: The huge dome is made of 360 individual glass panels and stands 7 and a half meters
high and 15 meters across. Designed to withstand winds of over 31mps, it can also take the
weight of the Arctic snowfall. BENJAMIN HJERTEFOLGER: It provides shelter from the Arctic climate and we need less energy
to heat the house. INGRID HJERTEFOLGER: We grow some of our own food and we collect wild herbs and plants
in nature. We don’t buy much stuff. BENJAMIN HJERTEFOLGER: It gives us a longer and warmer growing season. We have a water
treatment system where all the water we use circulates in tanks and this pumps out into
the green house, where plants and sand filter and clean the water and also takes nutrients
from it. COMM: At the centre of the dome is the family’s living quarters. INGRID HJERTEFOLGER: We wanted a house that made, is made of natural materials, that does
not pollute the air inside and has organic shapes, that is pleasant to live in. BENJAMIN HJERTEFOLGER: The inside of the house is made of cob, which is a mix of sand, clay
and straw. We also use timber. COMM: Both Benjamin and Ingrid were raised on the island and they’re now looking for
their four children to follow the same path. INGRID HJERTEFOLGER: Our three oldest children, they were very much a part of the building
process and they helped us build the walls of their own rooms. And they love the house
and they say that they never want to move, they want to grow old here with us. We want
to live sustainably and eco-friendly because the other alternative isn’t sustainable.
We worked so hard in the process of building it and it’s, it was well worth it.


Brianna Cooper

Sep 9, 2017, 11:00 pm Reply

A really stunning  home, that provides endless inspiration. Thank you for sharing it with us!

joachim schuster

Sep 9, 2017, 7:25 pm Reply

Where did they buy the dome ?


Sep 9, 2017, 5:58 am Reply

Nice for off-grid, survival uses, but not ecologically friendly; it took a LOT of pollution to build it based on the (alledged) $500,000 cost. Think about it. Plus, if there is property tax, someone will always need to have an income…which usually means a job (which adds to more environmental problems). Generally, the higher the property's government-assessed value, the higher the tax…so instead of polluting the earth by working, say, 2 hours a week, you may need to work 4 to generate the governmentally forced money transfer. An EarthShip would have been better.

Anggia Sovina

Sep 9, 2017, 7:24 am Reply

Sumpah pengen banget rumah kek gini?

Lyubomyr Yushchyshyn

Sep 9, 2017, 8:57 pm Reply

Just WOW, amazing! I would like to move with my family to a similar place. Owners on the house how can I contact you?

kerc Chan

Oct 10, 2017, 4:34 am Reply

I would live in that beautiful area

Commercial Truck Success

Oct 10, 2017, 1:57 pm Reply

Brilliant and effective design. Thank you for sharing!


Oct 10, 2017, 8:05 am Reply

We need people like this. Their children need to live in that place and continue their ancestors mission.
To preserve the human race.
Once a meteor/war/plague wreaks havoc on the world, (like it has done hundreds of times in the past) these nomads will carry our species on through time.

To dramatic?

Pity Rain

Nov 11, 2017, 4:52 am Reply

i envy this…good for you!


Nov 11, 2017, 12:14 am Reply

What a beautiful way to live

James Morrow

Nov 11, 2017, 9:06 pm Reply

That House is expensive

Ryan Privee

Nov 11, 2017, 4:53 am Reply

It's cool but I'm finding it very hard to believe they grow enough food to not need to bring most in…a lot of those plants they showed were not even food bearing…


Nov 11, 2017, 1:08 am Reply

their yard reminds me of the teletubbies.

Big chungus

Nov 11, 2017, 1:34 am Reply

I would love to live in that area

Woxineau Crows

Nov 11, 2017, 11:11 am Reply

W aste of space and time and money so overdone and not realistic for a couple and 4 kids ( 3 to many btw) great learning for them tho and I bett my life you wont stay there long~so much wasted space. I lived in a 25 foot dome and it cost 1 tenth of what you paid, and in Canada were the snow is our main season we do just fine off the grid~


Nov 11, 2017, 6:04 pm Reply

Humans never cease to amaze me. Building all these crazy things in remote places of the world. I watched the tree house episode and the guy who built his house in a cave as well.


Nov 11, 2017, 2:47 pm Reply

Isn't it wasteful making triangle glass panes out of a square pain? What do they do with all the waste?

Bad Mllk

Dec 12, 2017, 6:05 am Reply

Some people in the comments are too basic too live in that house or plant their own food.


Dec 12, 2017, 9:48 am Reply

Its an idea that came from the Eskimos, first they build a large tent to keep out the stormy icy winds, very little temp gain but the wind chill is gone, then they build another tend inside of the large one and a third one made from animal hides, this inner sanctum can be heated with a candle to a degree that you can sleep there naked, lots of work for a happy eve 🙂


Dec 12, 2017, 6:54 am Reply

Super House, little Paradise

Hadwee the gr8

Dec 12, 2017, 10:54 pm Reply

Isn't it called a Geodesic house? Something like that I think.


Dec 12, 2017, 5:17 am Reply

stunnin and clever,just fall in love!

Janne Rahkamaa

Dec 12, 2017, 8:07 am Reply


Putthatinur Pipe

Jan 1, 2018, 6:15 pm Reply

Lets go ! ! Lets build ! !Oh, 350000 pounds you say… Nevermind…

Thomas von Welt

Jan 1, 2018, 3:47 pm Reply

<3 !

Music of Life

Jan 1, 2018, 4:59 pm Reply

Dream home material . Love it.

Astonishingly Me

Jan 1, 2018, 4:38 am Reply

i feel kinda mean about typing this but,why doesn’t the child where pants or shorts I mean probably its hot and humid so maybe to keep cool the child doesn’t wear shorts or pants I guess? ?

Naomi Maruyama

Jan 1, 2018, 6:52 pm Reply

con que material para vibrio?


Jan 1, 2018, 3:14 am Reply


Hrvoje Baić

Jan 1, 2018, 8:40 pm Reply

did he say 340 000 pounds??

Justin Topp

Jan 1, 2018, 5:25 am Reply

Hippy Level:

Miroslav Kuzlyaev

Jan 1, 2018, 8:02 pm Reply

прикольно, молодцы))

Sonny Uno

Feb 2, 2018, 4:40 am Reply

Is the glass bullet proof for snow hail ?


Feb 2, 2018, 1:24 pm Reply

This is amazing

semih oguzcan

Feb 2, 2018, 1:07 am Reply

Please learn about Resource Based Economy! 🙂


Feb 2, 2018, 12:28 pm Reply

Legend has a Pioneer Kuro TV. You're a star.

Patricia Hammett

Feb 2, 2018, 5:38 pm Reply

Music is so distracting.

Santi Anzo

Mar 3, 2018, 7:04 pm Reply

Obsesive mother wants his children to grow old there, get her a psychologist

Allan Chemnitz

Mar 3, 2018, 10:48 pm Reply

This is exactly what I was looking for to build in Greenland

Everything Tech

Mar 3, 2018, 11:46 pm Reply

I want to build a glass structure too around my house but our stupid government forbids it.


Mar 3, 2018, 1:53 am Reply

How often do they throw stones??


Mar 3, 2018, 8:04 am Reply

it's so lucky to be their kids

pontus laurell

Apr 4, 2018, 9:43 pm Reply

I love this, really inspiring 🙂

One Little Indian

Apr 4, 2018, 3:07 pm Reply

340,000 pounds,, rich elite

Solardome Industries

Apr 4, 2018, 3:39 pm Reply

Hi Barcroft team, if you could credit us in the copy as the company who made the dome, that'd be great. Thanks!

Luke Morrison

Apr 4, 2018, 7:31 am Reply

340,000 pounds thats a shitload of money for that thing might as well just build a nice regular house at that point.

they sell these on alibaba all day for ~60 grand usd.


May 5, 2018, 2:35 am Reply

i dont understand how the dome is helping

Flic Seavey

May 5, 2018, 11:47 pm Reply

Stunning…Absolutely stunning.


May 5, 2018, 3:29 pm Reply

goals tbh

shane phelan

May 5, 2018, 6:25 pm Reply

that's just awesome, but I've built many houses and I know windows are VERY expensive, I would like to know percentage of cost to build house was windows??? must be 75% of their money???? very cool tho…..to bad, I live in southern Canada and we hit 35C to almost 40C Celsius for 2x or 3x months a year and a glass house would just be way way too hot in summer, winter would be great tho…..guess if you could somehow make a removable roof to add overtop in summer, just to add shade, then open/remove some of the top windows to get airflow it might work, but for them more north, it's perfect, I love it

Daniel B

May 5, 2018, 2:45 am Reply

No thanks …no stores …no people .no hospital ….is there anything up there

ventura sunflower

Jun 6, 2018, 3:52 pm Reply

Your home has all the things I put together in my sketches, but I thought of two domes with a glass hall growing area between .the domes cob and partially subterranean. Framed in side for structural but with the Viking outer . I'm looking for land and will be praying for Divine intervention for direction and meeting the financial cost. I am scavengering all all resources for the build . solar panels and board are not yet secure and you know how that goes. But thank you for sharing I can inspire my husband with your video. He knows its my dream.he doesn't quite see it. I feel like I'm on a trip away from it and homesick. So share more please.thanks again.


Jun 6, 2018, 8:10 am Reply

Probably the best way to live in that part of the world. This would be great in Florida but all that glass would melt anything inside. Granted a design that would be hurricane proof would be perfect.


Jun 6, 2018, 7:52 am Reply

there are no planets

Lifestyle Of Freedom

Jun 6, 2018, 11:21 pm Reply

amazing guys,,love it

Ethan J. Connery

Jun 6, 2018, 7:39 am Reply

Imponerende! =D


Jun 6, 2018, 9:37 pm Reply

I wonder how they feel about immigration and strong borders


Jun 6, 2018, 10:02 am Reply

a Hipsters wet Dream……


Jul 7, 2018, 1:31 pm Reply

you can't be in the arctic circle?

Ebony Lamb

Aug 8, 2018, 1:35 am Reply

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Harry Porter

Aug 8, 2018, 9:20 pm Reply

So wonderful


Aug 8, 2018, 9:56 am Reply

Nice, but not for me who don't like the cold and would rather spend time outside in the warm sun than freeze my arse off.


Aug 8, 2018, 4:36 pm Reply

Lols like dat house form fkn spongbob ?

Agcoloidalpuntoco 3223969921Bogota

Sep 9, 2018, 5:41 am Reply

Exquiusme medidas sise of the dome ,please , frecuency, thank yuo

i a

Sep 9, 2018, 4:46 pm Reply

Wanna a house like that! Here where i live there's a rain of dust every single day from September to December, it's tiring…

Xenomorph Biologist – XX121

Sep 9, 2018, 3:36 am Reply

Very nice, now can I have 20 of them please?

Kimberly Burge

Sep 9, 2018, 7:32 am Reply

That amazing!! Love it!


Oct 10, 2018, 6:45 am Reply

thats cool but you have to live in norway so id pass


Oct 10, 2018, 6:29 am Reply

Air exchange in winter?

Bobby bob

Oct 10, 2018, 7:01 pm Reply

Very cool


Oct 10, 2018, 3:44 pm Reply

Dome houses are the future. We could easily mass 3D print them, lowering housing costs for everyone.

Diana Konrad

Oct 10, 2018, 8:19 pm Reply

How incredible! I love the ingenuity and would love to create something similar. Perhaps even larger scale. How much water do you have to buy? What is your power setup? How warm is it in the winter?

César Gomez

Oct 10, 2018, 11:02 pm Reply

La casa perfecta !

Guro Wandsvik

Nov 11, 2018, 11:01 pm Reply


Kata List Productions

Nov 11, 2018, 1:36 pm Reply

well done european nordic people..

Dale Smith

Dec 12, 2018, 3:20 am Reply

What type of water filtration system did you use?

Car Boz

Dec 12, 2018, 6:36 pm Reply

Nearly every time I see a story about dome homes, the people are vegan tree huggers, who's only purpose in life is to remain "sustainable" and worship the earth. You know, there are plenty conservative folks out here, who are blue collar working joes and janes, and who would love to own a dome home or cabin. Monolithic and American Ingenuity domes guarantee their domes to withstand tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. They are fire proof and termite proof. They are extremely energy efficient too. It just makes sense to live in a dome home. I would have a grow dome separate from my dome home though. I live in tornado alley, so a glass dome would not be a good idea.

marko kovac

Jan 1, 2019, 4:36 am Reply

Future of the humankind….

Jo Feeney/Mason

Jan 1, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

I have done nothing with my life


Jan 1, 2019, 10:09 pm Reply

Lol. Hjertefølger. That is most likely not a family name but a make up taken name. It literally means heart follower.


Jan 1, 2019, 7:15 pm Reply

I didnt know their was hippies in Norway


Feb 2, 2019, 1:22 pm Reply

Absolutely breathtaking, this is the way to live. Closer to nature. Less stress. Less bills. Learn to be self-sufficient. No annoying neighbors, just wildlife and a gorgeous environment. Plus the arctic air is some of the freshest in the world.

Mary Sanchez

Feb 2, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

Wondering how the plants get pollinated. Do they bring in bees or other natural pollinators that actually belong in that ecosystem? Won't those insects respond to the shortened winter photoperiod and hibernate or estevate?

Bruce Cowan

Feb 2, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

What a wonderful idea and vision, with the Solardome as the eco covering, designed and manufactured in the UK

Michelle White

Mar 3, 2019, 5:53 pm Reply

that is a smart design and I love it.

Фелипе Калдерон

Mar 3, 2019, 5:10 pm Reply


Carrie D.

Mar 3, 2019, 2:20 am Reply

A geodesic dome home made of natural cob inside ???? This is my dream house ?????? The surroundings are breathtaking too. This couple is living a dream come true. These homes are the future.

sai prakash govindu

Mar 3, 2019, 2:31 am Reply

Can I know how you built water treatment plant inside the dome,as treating the sewage water releases harmful gases ?


Apr 4, 2019, 3:51 pm Reply

damn it looks like the house of the banana dude from adventure time

Sailor Moon

Apr 4, 2019, 7:55 pm Reply

OMG… I LOVE this!


May 5, 2019, 1:02 pm Reply

Like dine kmt om du e norsk?❤

Kata List Productions

May 5, 2019, 11:50 am Reply

Buckminster Fuller… teach your children about Bucky… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDY1Mak2i_o

Ely Mcclellan

Aug 8, 2019, 11:13 pm Reply

She must of talked to kanya west ,?????????


Aug 8, 2019, 8:04 pm Reply

I'd love to live somewhere like this ahhhh

Ash Vinete

Sep 9, 2019, 5:56 pm Reply

This is beautiful, I would love to have a home like that


Sep 9, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

Very nice and well spent money

Craig Siebler

Sep 9, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

❤️ ❤️ ??

Peya Luna

Sep 9, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

great video, but i´d love more information….like how do they heat in the winter, cost comparison to a 'normal' house, and so on

Arsalan Hasan

Sep 9, 2019, 8:25 pm Reply

Beautiful house in the Green house.

Rachel Rubin

Oct 10, 2019, 11:11 pm Reply

is mold /mildew a problem? especially with plants/trees in the house? I'd love to hear your insight.

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