Original entertainment of the skilled Šėkšniškės H.Bliūdžius: an astonishing size of an igloo and rafts on a freezing pond

“Maybe not everything can be repeated now, but at least it would be an example of what families can do during quarantine,” the idea suggested.

Hubert 15min realize that his first igloo (at least something like it) was built by another typical child, about eight, when he got a job of plowing snow from the yard. “Then I tried to dig all the snow in one place to make the pile as big as possible,” he recalled. – Later I tried to dig a tunnel across the pile. This was actually my first igloo tunnel dug in a pile of snow. Later, the igloo continued to improve and grow every year. When others were building brains with the first snow, I was building these snow huts. “

With time came more experience, knowledge, igloo seemed more and more impressive. “There is no need to seek information or advice, everything comes with experience,” Hubert assured.

This year, he and his friend built an igloo in four hours – even with the interior lighting, spacious enough. How to prove his video – there is enough space even to play cards. Friends joked that it would be possible to rent such accommodation to tourists through AirBnb, because at least there was electricity and a freezer.

Personal archive photo / Iglu – spacious enough

Didn’t you think of spending an extreme night and sleeping in it yourself? “Probably the challenge for next year will remain here,” thought the igloo builder.

Hubert’s advice for those who want to build their own igloo is at the bottom of the article.

This year, the guy conceived another original entertainment – he sailed on rafts to an already ice-covered pond. The thought of building a raft had not left him and his friends for some time, he wanted to do it in the summer. But the summer was spent on a boat in the Curonian Lagoon, so only when winter came was the time to implement the plan.

Photo from the personal archive / Friends rafted in the winter on an ice-covered pond

Photo from the personal archive / Friends rafted in the winter on an ice-covered pond

“Rafters were built during Christmas, and on the morning of the second day of Christmas we sailed to the pond, we admired the wonderful beginning of winter. There was ice on the pond, so he had to break through so that he could swim further, remember Hubert. – We were very lucky to have very good weather, such rather mystical fog, snow and very thin ice, which also gave much more interesting results when sailing. “

Photo from the personal archive / Friends rafted in the winter on an ice-covered pond

Photo from the personal archive / Friends rafted in the winter on an ice-free pond

The guy studying economics at VU makes it clear that he has additional sources of income in his free time – he makes windbreaks. It would be hard to deny that Hubert’s skillful hands are not only the result of his own work, but also of the results of his genes and upbringing.

Hubert’s father Vaidotas is the founder of the Carpentry Workshop, whose masters are eager to dedicate themselves to the preservation of authenticity in Lithuania, especially in Lithuania Minor. Produces and organizes educations about weather vanes, restores villas and mills in the seaside area, and restores the veranda of H. Šojus manor in Šilutė.

Photo from the personal archive / Hubert made by Hubert

Photo from the personal archive / Hubert made by Hubert

The most impressive work of shipbuilder Vaidotas Blūdžius was in 2014. The ancient sailing ship of the Curonian Lagoon – the cruise ship “Dreverna” was restored. Hubert 15min to understand that she finished the fifth sailing season with her in the year she was looking for is an assistant to the ship’s captain V.Bliūdžius. “This ship is the reason why the raft could not be built in the summer,” he admitted.

Personal archive photo / Hubert spent the whole summer on a trip to Dreverna

Personal archive photo / Hubert spent the whole summer on a trip to Dreverna

A guaranteed recipe for a good time. Hubert’s tips for building an igloo:

  • The outdoor temperature does not do enough for construction, ie the igloo can be built with both very loose and sticky snow.
  • First of all – turn a lot more piles of snow so that everyone can stand to fit inside.
  • Then the whole pile needs to be pressed with a snow shovel to make the snow fall.
  • Later, to start working as a “miner” – digging in. The acquisition needs to be made as narrow as possible so that the igloo inside is later cozy. This will create a better effect.
  • Digging inside requires quite care. The excavated snow can be put back on top of the igloo so that maybe the snow hut can be further enlarged.
  • Once you have finished digging, you can do the finishing – beautify the whole shape, make closets and have a good time with your family inside.
Personal archive photo / Built by igloo

Personal archive photo / Built by igloo

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