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What is an Igloo house?

Asked by M. Wright, Last updated: Mar 25, 2020

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K. Keturah

K. Keturah

Answered Jan 08, 2020

An igloo house is a formation built from blocks of compressed snow, which are carefully placed to fit in ideal positions. Igloos are mostly associated with Inuit culture. People in snowy regions will often build these structures in the winter. An igloo is sometimes called a "snow house." The typical igloo is dome-shaped with chunks of ice built up in a vortex. The roof has a small hole for air circulation, and the entrance is dug into the snow, so that is beneath the igloo itself.

The placement produces a cold trap so that the igloo remains warm enough. The construction process of building an igloo is very complex and interesting. The blocks are cut from snow, which is densely packed, ensuring it will be made secure. When North Americans build it, they add skins and furs to keep warm. A basic igloo stays warmer inside than outside in the snow because the packed snow insulates.

 

S. Sergius

S. Sergius

Answered Jan 08, 2020

An igloo house is a small house, which is usually made in the shape of a dome, in which one can stay to keep warm and dry. It is built with bricks of snow closely arranged together to make the desired construction. The igloo house is usually used as temporal shelter for hunters that are away from their homes, especially during the winter period. It is also referred to as an iglu house, and it can also be called a snow hut or snow house. These houses are usually built during the period when snow covers the surface of the land for quite a long period of time, especially in Greenland and the northern part of Canada.

The native people of the Inuit tribe are the ones who get involved in building most of these Igloo houses. They are also referred to as Eskimoes sometimes. The house is usually constructed in such a way that there would be three passages (holes); the first one is a tunnel through which one can crawl in and out, the second one is like a window through which you can look outside, and the third one is a small hole for the entrance of air.

 

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