Luxury igloo attracts attention in Perth County

What can a bored 26-year-old carpenter do in the middle of a pandemic? Build an igloo, of course.

“I can’t go to bars, I can’t go to concerts, I can’t go on vacation, so let’s build an igloo,” exclaims Drew Anger.

That’s exactly what the Millbank native did. He built a luxury igloo in just over a day on the lawn of his parents’ house. Complete with a working log burner, sofa, lights and even satellite TV.

“It’s not very big here, so I can invite two friends over here, and we have a drink, and watch the Olympics, and enjoy the fire,” Anger said.

Drew Anger built an igloo on his parents’ lawn in Millbank, Ont., on Feb. 17, 2022. (Scott Miller/CTV News)

Not only did he build the igloo, he filmed the process. Everything from cutting blocks to building an ice cream coffee table.

Anger, who runs his own carpentry and video production business, is building and filming many interesting projects, but he had to think quickly on Wednesday night in order to save his icy creation from the impending rain.

“3 p.m. yesterday [Wednesday] there were holes in the wall, and I thought that was it. But, we covered it because it started to rain during the night. It was pretty much the same this morning so we put a lot of snow in the holes and now it’s as good as ever,” he said.Drew Anger built an igloo on his parents’ lawn in Millbank, Ont., on Feb. 17, 2022. (Scott Miller/CTV News)
The igloo has already had many visitors. Nearby Anna Mae’s Restaurant dropped donuts this week and the Perth East Fire Department dropped a smoke alarm.

Anger says that with soaring real estate prices, her winter oasis seems quite affordable, especially since it’s on her parents’ lawn.

“I tell myself every year from now on, I’m just going to build an igloo, until I can afford a house, so watch out for mum and dad,” he jokes.

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