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Build a Community Igloo! Hot

Written by Resident Events On  January 31, 2014   4372   0
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Build a Community Igloo!

With bitter temperatures sweeping the country, many may not be thinking of doing an outdoor event at their community, until they see this very cool project that anyone can do!  This community project builds an actual igloo on your property, with beautiful colored ice bricks to liven up the dreary winter.

The Trokhan family created this particular igloo, buy buying 210 tins to create the ice blocks, using normal food coloring to create a colorful candy-like appearance.  Once they were frozen, they laid two blocks together and used snow as mortar between the cracks.  After each two-block groups, they would pour water over it and let it freeze together, which took between 30 and 60 seconds to become solid enough to be stable.  They said the top of the igloo took a little longer to freeze in place enough to be safe, but still not a long time.  The entire project was done in one day in 15-25 degree (F) weather.

We also found another example of a much larger colorful igloo built in Canada using 500 blocks using a similar technique.  Even better, they ended up getting the attention of a local news station, which would be a great marketing side-benefit for an apartment community!

Speaking of marketing, this is one of those unique elements that can be used in all sorts of ways, from marketing collateral, to social media posts, to news coverage.  So leverage what you have built to gain attention!

The only thing you should consider is the liability of building one of these structures.  So consult with your legal counsel before attempting!

Here is a time-lapse video of the Trokhan family creating their igloo:



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