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A hemispherical shell, built by Eskimos of blocks of ice or packed snow as a temporary dwelling for a single family; usually about 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 m) in diameter at its base, with the floor often partially below the surrounding terrain. Daylight within was provided by one or more blocks of relatively transparent freshwater ice, or by an opening covered with a piece of translucent seal intestine. Entry was usually along a domed passageway.
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The narrative in Gathering Place that runs parallel to the building of the snow house is about familial pressure on a young man to find a wife.
Unlike the snow house the dwellings designed as part of the northern housing initiative whether they be the incongruous styrofoam igloo or subsequent, Euro-Canadian types of housing--were finite in size and restricted to a given location.
This two-roomed snow house (below) quickly took shape.
Many of the Iglulingmiut snow house complexes recorded by Mathiassen (1928), for example, were impressively large structures that could accommodate as many as five nuclear families, including dogs, food, and equipment.
John Snow House, the headquarters for Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust, in Durham City.
The meeting will be held at John Snow House, Durham University Science Park, Durham.
Key words: iglu, snow house, winter shelter, Inuit, snow dwelling, traditional winter houses
They will receive awards from PCT chairman Lady Ann Calman on Thursday in the John Snow House, in Durham University, on Thursday.
The meeting will be held at Durham and Chester-le-Street PCT's headquarters at John Snow house in Durham University Science Park at 9.
The meeting at the trust's headquarters, John Snow House, on Durham University's science park, next Thursday will also consider a plan to tackle adult obesity in the area.
And once he finally returns to Scotland, Guy can't wait until the first time it snows - because he's going to build his sons the best snow house they've ever seen.
The Durham and Chester-le-Street PCTboard meeting will be held in the William Pickles Room at John Snow House, Durham, at 9am Thursday.