Daily Archives: December 30, 2018

How To Build An Igloo

Brrrrr. No fancy tools here.  Just ingenuity and diligence.

Short version.

“How igloos are built in a spiral.”
Image courtesy of https://imgur.com/gallery/gL9pJT4.

Original version.  National Film Board of Canada.

This classic short film shows how to make an igloo using only snow and a knife. Two Inuit men in Canada’s Far North choose the site, cut and place snow blocks and create an entrance–a shelter completed in one-and-a-half hours. The commentary explains that the interior warmth and the wind outside cement the snow blocks firmly together. As the short winter day darkens, the two builders move their caribou sleeping robes and extra skins indoors, confident of spending a snug night in the midst of the Arctic cold!

How to Build an Igloo

January 6, 2015