Outstanding creativity made this Lost River family effort fun with a frozen solid result!  Making the best of a Winter day might be an industrious effort or a sporting one. Winter is known for it's shorter daylight hours so no matter what the activity, getting an early start is recommended since we simply have less time in the day for outdoor doings. That being said this Igloo is the result of a vision to create a real Igloo by this Lost River family next to their cabin! To get an idea of the size of this Igloo, the entry door is about 2.5 foot opening with a piece of  2 x 4 as header.

The highest point of interior is at 6 feet 3 inches and approximately 8 feet in diameter.  A small fire pit was made in the center of this Igloo to  accommodate marshmallow roasting. A good time was had by all.

After being invited to come and see this inspired frozen structure it made me think of all the various structures that people have made throughout history for their home place. In todays world of home building we have building technology that make for comfortable energy efficient living.  

The imagination combined with 21st century tools and materials can have marvelous results for your building projects.The Lost River Cabin that now has a guest accommodation in form of an igloo (!) is a super well insulated cabin that has many warm and well crafted features for a great getaway in the upper methow valley.

An energy efficient home uses less energy in the  winter months by using adequate insulation in walls and attics. Weatherize your home or cabin by applying weather stripping and caulk to plug air leaks around doors and windows. Ask your utility company for a home energy audit to find out if it is poorly insulated or energy inefficient. This service is often provided free or at a low cost. Another easy way to use less energy for heating or cooling is to install a programmable thermostat.