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   CaliforniaMama  Tuesday Apr 16 02:14 PM

April 16, 2013 - Welcome to the Igloo-Village


The Romantic Igloo


Snug as Bugs in Rugs




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Welcome to nature amidst a carefully designed environment made of glistening snow crystals – rebuilt every season from 3000 tons of snow at six locations in the Alps and the Pyrenees. A vivid product for exciting events and one of the most innovative hotel concepts of our times – CO2-neutral and sustainable. A memorable experience awaits you!
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glatt  Tuesday Apr 16 02:49 PM

I wouldn't mind spending a night in one.



limey  Tuesday Apr 16 03:07 PM

Added to my bucket list (which I actually do use for planning breaks and special holidays!)



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Apr 16 10:33 PM

I'd like to see it, but I don't see the point of sleeping there. It's dark and you're sleeping, just like everywhere else.



ZenGum  Wednesday Apr 17 01:14 AM

I wouldn't be able to sleep there anyway, not with that Iva Davies pop music echoing around inside my head.



DanaC  Wednesday Apr 17 03:18 AM

I think I'd feel a little clasutrophobic in there. It's a little bit too cavelike for comfort. And I'd be very aware that I was sleeping under what is, to all intents and purposes a paused avalanche...

Silly I know.

Looks gorgeous though!



infinite monkey  Wednesday Apr 17 08:58 AM

Igloo? Ice? Cold?

Uh...yeah. No.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Apr 17 03:27 PM

Quote:
...and sustainable...
...like the polar bear skin they are lying on?


BigV  Wednesday Apr 17 03:58 PM

probably not a polar bear skin, looks more like sheepskin to me.


I've overnighted in an igloo. It's surprisingly warm. Let's face it, snow is a magnificent insulator. It's crucial to build it so there's a cold sink. You need to sleep on a shelf with a lower space below the sleeping area where the coldest air will collect. It's also important to leave a hole in the top to let the warm air escape, or you'll get condensation and maybe drips. Of course, you need an insulating pad because the snow's cold, but that's easy.

the one in the pictures is HUGE, the one I slept in was much smaller. Making them is also warm work I can tell you.



glatt  Wednesday Apr 17 03:59 PM

exactly. and the diesel fuel the heavy machinery uses to pile up the 3000 tons of snow.



infinite monkey  Wednesday Apr 17 04:07 PM

What's. The. Point?

Ooooh, it's WARM.

Yeah, so's a hotel, and I get room service and I can sleep nude. I can take a pee in the middle of the night without freezing my pretty little patootie off.

It's as pointless as a Jimmy John's restaurant.

(And I've come full circle. My work here is done.)



CaliforniaMama  Friday Apr 19 11:01 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
I think I'd feel a little clasutrophobic in there. It's a little bit too cavelike for comfort. And I'd be very aware that I was sleeping under what is, to all intents and purposes a paused avalanche...

Silly I know.

Looks gorgeous though!
O K . Thanks for that insightful image . . .

It feels like the day I realized that taking a cruise meant being in a boat in the middle of the ocean all alone and vulnerable . . .




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