While most of us spend those harsh wintery days posting screenshots of the weather conditions on Facebook, New Zealander Daniel Gray spent a rather unusual and extremely creative one building a colorful igloo using empty milk cartons in the backyard of his girlfriend Kathleen Starrie’s mom in Edmonton, Canada. The original idea came to the mother Brigid Burton’s mind with the primary intention of keeping Daniel busy in his holidays. She started collecting empty milk cartons a few months back,  filled them with colored water and set it out to form translucent ice bricks.

“I wanted to keep him occupied, not with my daughter necessarily. I wanted to keep him busy with something else. I didn’t want Daniel to just be twiddling his thumbs while he’s here in Canada so I thought, this needs to be something that’s got some meat to it.” – says Brigid Burton

Gray’s engineering background assisted them in figuring out the technical aspects while building the igloo. After months of preparation and drawing a full proof plan, Gary along with his girlfriend Kathleen & her parents and a neighbor spent five full days fitting a little over 500 ice bricks together to create this magical igloo.









Check out some of the construction images here & read on the full story at Global Edmonton.