Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Igloo: That Snow Project

The Igloo:


Construction crew: Derek (job supervisor), Jared and Haley (skilled craftworkers)

Materials: Snow, lots of it. Sleds for hauling snow. Hands for placing snow.

The interior: note the side light and the abundant floor and headspace.



What a neat project! It took Derek and his kids about 5 hours to build this, and when completed it stood well over 6 feet tall. When we saw it today, it had been melted and "condensed" by the rain, but was still sturdy and big.

4 comments:

City Mouse said...

I love snow forts! You mean they didn't camp out? LOL I always sort of wondered how folks who camp in those things are able to build a fire without melting it.

Tipper said...

Neat fort! I've enjoyed all your snow posts-makes me wish we'd get at least one big snow before spring.

Granny Sue said...

Mouse, I wondered about that too. I know they left a vent in the roof but seems like it would get bigger adn bigger...

Tipper, there are quite a few folks willing to give you some of their snow and ice right now! I slid into work but getting home is going to be a challenge--it's downhill on the way out, and uphill going back. Took me 45 minutes to go 4 miles this morning. Very, very slow on hard-packed ice and snow. My car was dragging on the snow in between the deep ruts in the snow. Sort of like aiming your car down a greased track!

Janet, said...

Igloos are neat. My kids made an igloo once. We have pictures of them, I think it was either 1993 or 94 when we had the big snow.

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