A Norwegian couple have built a straw and clay cottage inside a glass dome where they hope to grow oranges and tomatoes – despite living inside the Arctic Circle.
“We live in the northern part of Norway where it’s very windy and cold, so we wanted protection around the house where we could build fruit and vegetables,” Benjamin Hjertefølger told The Local. “We also wanted to build a house that’s good for living, with only natural materials and no poisonous, pre-made things.”
The house, called Naturhuset, or The Nature House, is a Hobbit-style cob house surrounded by 180 square metres of glass-covered gardens and terraces, where the couple plan to grow fruit such as oranges, tomatoes, squashes and green peppers.
On top of the house, the couple have built an under-glass terrace, where they can enjoy the midnight sun and stars, and do their yoga.