Ingrid, her companion Benjamin, and their 4 youngsters, dwell on this unbelievable house off the coast of Norway (Image: Caters Information)
Ingrid Marie Hjertefølger, 38, and her companion Benjamin, 34, used to dwell a wonderfully regular life in a wonderfully regular house.
However a couple 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 house the place she might develop her personal fruit and greens, however quickly realised it could 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 house, which sits below a big photo voltaic dome.
That’s some huge cash, however the couple do make the prices again due to 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 dwell off homegrown greens, they’ve minimal common prices.
The cob house sits beneath a big photo voltaic dome that collects mild to show into power (Image: Caters Information Company)
The unbelievable house now sits on an island on the south of Bodo, Norway.
Mum-of-four Ingrid mentioned: ‘We’re a vegan household who observe a sustainable life-style.
‘We needed an eco-friendly house 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 made out 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 courtroom.
Youngsters Julia 16, Gabriel 14, Aron, 11 and Alvin, 5, all have their very own bed room within the house.
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 bogs, a eating room, a storage, and a deck on the prime of the dome to look out from.
Ingrid provides: ‘We used to hire a four-bed wood house – now we’ve 5 bedrooms and couldn’t be happier.
‘We don’t miss something about residing in a “regular” home.
‘The entire supplies used have been reclaimed.
The property is very large, 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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