Ingrid, her accomplice Benjamin, and their 4 youngsters, reside on this unimaginable residence off the coast of Norway (Image: Caters Information)
Ingrid Marie Hjertefølger, 38, and her accomplice Benjamin, 34, used to reside a superbly regular life in a superbly regular residence.
However a number of years in the past, the vegan household determined to make a change – they usually put in loads of onerous work to make that occur.
Ingrid, who works as a nurse, was on the hunt for an environmentally residence the place she might develop her personal fruit and greens, however quickly realised it may be much less faff to only construct her personal property.
In order that’s what she and Benjamin did, spending £298,640 crafting their very own environmentally aware residence, which sits below a big photo voltaic dome.
That’s some huge cash, however the couple do make the prices again because of the huge slash of their family payments, as they use minimal electrical energy and their water is heated by photo voltaic collectors.
Plus, because the household reside off homegrown greens, they’ve minimal common prices.
The cob residence sits beneath a big photo voltaic dome that collects gentle to show into vitality (Image: Caters Information Company)
The unimaginable residence now sits on an island on the south of Bodo, Norway.
Mum-of-four Ingrid stated: ‘We’re a vegan household who apply a sustainable life-style.
‘We wished an eco-friendly residence to name our personal.
‘We drew the home and constructed it utilizing straw, clay and sand.
Contained in the dome is a five-bedroom home (Image: Caters Information Company)
‘We paid somebody to construct the photo voltaic dome, which is constituted of aluminium and glass.’
The dome’s diameter is 15 metres and 176 metres squared, whereas the cob-house inside is 240 metres squared – bigger than a single tennis court docket.
Kids Julia 16, Gabriel 14, Aron, 11 and Alvin, 5, all have their very own bed room within the residence.
The house value £298,640, however the huge drop in month-to-month bills makes all of it value it (Image: Caters Information Company)
The property additionally has two loos, a eating room, a storage, and a deck on the high of the dome to look out from.
Ingrid provides: ‘We used to hire a four-bed picket residence – now we’ve 5 bedrooms and couldn’t be happier.
‘We don’t miss something about dwelling in a “regular” home.
‘The entire supplies used have been reclaimed.
The property is huge, too (Image: Caters Information Company)
‘We use much less heating and eat domestically grown natural meals from the greenhouse.
‘We’ve got a water recycling system that turns all our wastewater into vegatables and fruits and clear water leaves the home.
‘The one extra water from the family used for watering the plants.’
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