Backyard siglo an outdoor escape for the Edmonton man

Believe it or not, a man in Edmonton’s Kenilworth neighborhood wants to spend time outside during this cold period.

After Edmonton’s first heavy snowfall in November, Davien Jewell was inspired to build an igloo in his backyard.

He figured out how to make blocks by packing snow in plastic buckets, “mostly by trial and error.”

“I watched a quick YouTube video, just to see how they did the blocks,” Jewell admitted, noting it was “a lot of work.”

Construction took three days or about 19 hours. He equipped the structure with a snow sofa, candles and a heater.

“It’s just something that you think any Canadian would want to do at some point. So I just figured this was the year,” he told CTV News Edmonton.

The Edmonton insists that the igloo is comfortable with snow equipment on – even during the city’s current -30 C freezer.

His intention was to have a place to watch World Juniors, and as such, the igloo is also prepared with a beer cooler and laptop.

After Edmonton’s first heavy snowfall in November, Davien Jewell was inspired to build an igloo in his backyard in Kenilworth, where he planned to watch World Juniors. He equipped it with a snow sofa, candles, a beer cooler and a laptop.

“It’s a big disappointment,” Jewell said of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s decision on Wednesday to cancel the rest of the tournament.

“I have to watch those two games. But there’s always the NHL if my Red Wings ever play a game,” he chuckled.

“That would be really nice.”

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