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I = igloo

Have you ever wondered what it would be like
to live in an I2016.jpggloo?

I may have wondered at some time but
it is not something I ever want to experience.
Call me a big baby but I like comfort and warmth.

I looked up I2016gloo on Wikipedia and learned quite a bit
about them.  The most interesting thing was the inside
temperature can get as high as 61* from body heat.
I also learned that the sleeping quarters are near the top because
heat rises and when the place gets warm there is some melting.
It’s ok for some melting because when the bodies leave taking
their heat with them the temperature goes back to freezing
and the walls become stronger when new ice forms.

There was more info but there was nothing about bathrooms.
Are there bathrooms in I2016gloos?
I mean really, do they have indoor or outdoor facilities?
Truthfully, neither sounds comfortable.
I would consider this type of I2016gloo.
It looks warm and comfortable.
But I don’t know about the bathroom.

That’s my post for the letter

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18 thoughts on “I = igloo

  1. When I was a little kid and living in our farm house in South Dakota, USA. It was not much warmer than living in an igloo we had a wood-burning stove that would usually go out during the night so the place got so you could almost see your breath in the morning. We had no restroom facilities. There was a pot under my folks bed and us boys had a pot under our bed upstairs. The pot dumping was the first chore in the morning. If you left your false teeth in a glass of water on the window sill over night there might be ice on them in the morning.

    As far as living in an igloo I think it sounds like a great adventure,as long as there were no polar bears roaming around in the neighborhood. I would imagine a big polar bears could make short work of taking igloos apart to go after warm food inside. I have seen pictures that were supposed to be authentic Eskimo families and a baby’s bare butt. The temperatures can’t be really too bad, but the human body can also get acclimated to just about any type of conditions.

    1. Maybe living in an igloo could be considered an adventure. I think I prefer comfort over adventure and I have no interest in becoming acclimated to a cold house.

  2. I would love to visit someone’s igloo, just to see how it is set up. They must be experts at “tiny house” living, as were those who once resided in tipi’s on the plains of the Midwest. I am sure it feels cozy and comfortable if that’s what you are used to, but 61 degrees is too chilly for me, even with a sweater. I like to be nice and warm, and also want my bathroom facilities inside!! Baring one’s behind in that weather doesn’t sound like fun!!
    Josie Two Shoes
    from Josie’s Journal

    1. Some igloos are rather large–up to twenty people sometimes live in one. I agree 61* is too cool for indoors and I don’t want to live without indoor plumbing.

  3. Can you just imagine living in an igloo and having to make a middle of the night run to the outhouse? No thank you!

    This was a very interesting post. I knew that body heat warmed up the inside of the igloos, but never knew the bit about the walls refreezing once those bodies left making the walls stronger. Very interesting!

    Have a blessed day. 🙂

  4. I am not fond of living in something that does not have all the comforts of home. My idea of camping is a Holiday Inn, so no igloos for me.

  5. Part of me wonders why anyone would want to live in an ice sculpture. A second part acknowledges that every society makes the best dwellings it can from the materials available, and that igloos are superbly adapted to their conditions.
    Nah. I’ll stick with the first part.

    Keith Channing A-Zing from http://keithkreates.com

  6. I would really want a bathroom so I’m not sure about living in an igloo. Those folks up north have it kind of rough in my view, but I guess they’ve become used to that kind of living.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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