Bone-chilling temperatures provided the perfect weather for Theresa Rojek and Jeff Brown — both engineers — to build an igloo in the backyard of their North Buffalo, N.Y. home.
“I always wanted to build one,” Brown said.
Brown is a mechanical engineer and Rojek is a software engineer. They first tried to build an igloo last year.
“That was our prototype,” Rojek said.
According to Brown, the idea came up because of COVID.
“It started when the whole pandemic hit,” he said. “I thought, ‘This is a bummer, let’s do something where people can come and gather. We’re outdoors, we can have fun, have a campfire.”
The structure is 16 feet across and about 8 feet high. They even incorporated ice windows. It took them a week, working nights and weekends, to complete.
The large igloo can accommodate several people inside and, yes, they have a campfire set up in the middle.
By Mike Randall, WKBW.