He Used Frozen Milk Cartons To Build Something Amazing. You Won’t Believe What It Is.

Last Christmas, Daniel Gray visited his girlfriend’s family home in Canada, and decided to make the most of the snowy weather to do something unbelievably awesome.

With the help of girlfriend Kathleen and family, he built an igloo.

I wanted to keep him occupied, not with my daughter necessarily. I wanted to keep him busy with something else,” Starrie’s mother Brigid Burton said with a laugh, “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.”

So they began building, and after 5 days, they were finished. These photos are awesome.

First they cleared out some snow to create space.
They started out by clearing out some snow to create space.

Next, they added a layer of ice blocks. These were built from frozen milk cartons which had food coloring added prior to freezing.
Then the first layer of ice blocks, built from milk cartons they collected, added coloring to, and froze.

The next layer being added…
Building the spiral....

Adding more and more layers…
Laying blocks on top of the spiral. What is this thing?

All bundled up, working diligently on their creation.


Here are all the cartons they used to prepare the ice.
All of the colorful milk cartons used in preparation.


Getting closer to completion…
Okay, it's definitely coming along now.

By now it should be pretty obvious what it is…
Is that an igloo?

Daniel works from the inside.

Yep, it’s an igloo!
And here's the inside. Definitely looking like an igloo.


It looks incredible. The colors and lighting are exquisite. And to think this was all done with milk cartons!
And at last, the incredible multi-colored igloo built from snow and milk carton blocks.


We want one!
It looks incredibly cozy. I want one.


Daniel Gray says he is very proud of his finished igloo, and that he is relieved he managed to finally complete it:

It was a lot of work so, it’s nice to actually have it there,” he said, “It’s been joked about that I have to sleep in it but, I don’t think it’ll be happening.”

Awesome work Dan!