Blocks Mid-air The magic of an igloo starts to happen in the third tier. But before that, I fill the igloo with as many blocks as I can. If you are working with a partner, this is less important, but if you are working solo, you need to be inside to build, but your material is on the outside. So before finishing the second tier, while you can still step over the wall, carry lots of blocks inside. The angles of the blocks help lock them together In the third tier the blocks are leaning in by 45-degrees or so and it looks like they should fall in. Why don't they? The geometry of the blocks are getting more complicated. Not only do I bevel the sides of the blocks, but the top edge of the blocks will be shorter then the base, because my circle is spiraling in. This actually helps stabilize the wall. I get the blocks to stay up with two things, I bevel the side so that the most recent block layers on top of the previous block - a little bit. The other thing is that friction will hold them in place. They have to slide to the side -- not just fall down. The way you help friction is to cut those joining surfaces such that they maximally touch. That is such that they fit snuggly. Finally, when the block is in place I lean on the block to get the snow to stick a bit. After a time the snow will actually fuse. In fact if sometime it feels like my igloo is getting shaky (like when a row of two or three block cave in) I'll walk away from it for awhile. It becomes stabler with time. Trimming blocks to fit Spiraling in - A Third Hand A ski and clamp or a trekking pole as a third hand. At this point it is nice to have a extra hand. If you have a partner, one of you is trimming and holding the last block, while the other person is gathering up the next block. But if you are solo (and when I am practicing in the back yard I'm usually solo), it is nice to have a third hand. I use either my trekking pole or ski for this. I can wedge my pole, set to the right length, to hold up the last block. If I am using a ski (and that depends upon the type of trek), I put a c-clamp about 3.5-4 feet up the ski and lean the block on the clamp. This is a third hand. Looking up at the sky and the forth tier The blocks may be wedge tight enough to self-support One of the most astonishing things is that near the top, when the blocks are leaning at 70-degrees or so, they may hang there mid air all by themselves! They are wedged in so tightly that they can not (except the last one) fall out, and the last one leans on top of the others. The capping block From inside an igloo Closing the Top The blocks are getting harder to shape as time goes on. From the inside they appear as squares near the ground, and then trapezoids, and now almost triangles, and at some point you would just like to cap the whole thing off. For the last block, you can shape it while it is inside the igloo and then raise it, edge first, through the top hole and lower it into position. It should be too big for the hole at that point and you will want to trim and shape it. But holding a block over your head, while crouching, is not easy, and rarely will the "key stone", fit as you hoped. Still, it locks down all the blocks and you can breath a sigh of relief, your igloo will stand, and you can fill those remaining gaps at your leisure. The newly cut doorway Doorway and Plastering If you brought enough blocks inside the igloo before the wall became too high, or your partner was handing you the blocks, you are now encased in snow, and need to cut a doorway. Usually I run out of blocks in the middle of the third tier and need to cut my doorway earlier. You can put your doorway in any direction, but think about which way the wind is blowing, which way is downhill, or is there a tree next to the igloo. You also want to cut out the door where you are confident in the strength of the wall. Since you will be removing some support, make sure a block from the second tier will not fall in. Now cut away with your most artistic arch. Plastering or caulking the cracks Once outside you want to fill all the cracks between blocks with snow. This is called "caulking" or "plastering". Sometimes the cracks around the cap block are hard to reach and so I will just dump a shovel full of snow on top, and smooth it with the back of the shovel. Back inside there is one last task. Some people building sleeping platforms of snow. The coldest air drops below the platforms. This is easier and more important in big family size igloos then in the one-night seven foot one described here. But where ever you are going to sleep, you want to smooth it out right now. If a broken block, or trimmed edge is allowed to sit for a long time it can get icy and leave a very uneven surface to sleep on. And sleeping in comfort was the point of making this igloo. The completed igloo with the tools used; 2 saws, a trekking pole and a shovel Some people build entrances to block the wind, some fill the door ways with cloth flaps or a snow block. That choice I leave to you. I do recommend a vent and a candle. Igloos, unlike tents, are fireproof. A single candle will make it glow! On the inside, the snow is so reflective that with a single candle you can easily read. Enjoy!

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