In freezing climates, designing a home to withstand heavy winds and snowfall can be a real challenge.
But Russian company Skydome may have found the answer, with spacious dome homes that are snow-resistant and look amazing as well.
It says the structures are two times stronger than the average house and are made completely from eco-friendly materials.
Built to resist the elements, the Skydomes can support up to 700 kilograms of snow per square metre, wind up to 250km/h, and even earthquakes up to seven on the Richter scale.
The curved walls mean the structures have a low rate of heat loss, and create a lot of possibilities for interior design.
Residents can choose a closed-off second storey, while others may want a more open home for parties and entertaining.
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