An igloo is a snowhouse shelter built out of snow.
The igloo was originally built by the Inuit people who lived in Canada's Central Arctic area.
Not all the Inuit people lived in igloos, many lived in house made from whalebone and animal hides.
However, way up north the igloo was used because there was a serious lack of other materials to build with.
Snow was used because it made a great insulator.
On the outside, temperatures may be as low as −49 °F, but on the inside the temperature may range from 19 °F to 61 °F when warmed by body heat alone
There were three types of igloos the Inuit built.
The smallest was constructed as a temporary shelter and only used for a night or two.I
ntermediate-sized igloos were for semi-permanent one room family dwelling.
The largest igloos were normally have up to five rooms and housed up to 20 people. A large igloo might have been constructed from several smaller igloos attached by their tunnels, giving common access to the outside.
It's alway fun to see modern day people exploring ancient techniques.
This video shows a small group of people from Switzerland building their very own igloo.
I love watching people build cool stuff.
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