Satire: Ames local appeals for squatter rights to giant igloo built inside pile of snow on Welch Ave | Special Sections

New prime real estate on Welch Ave, this cold-fronted property had been swept away by a lucky college student.

Limited housing on any college campus can cause students to resort to less than ideal living situations, but local student Brisk Pardy is currently locked in a legal battle with the city of Ames to prevent her unconventional living situation literally melting under her feet.

Brisk recently dug a 25-foot snow mountain that sits atop the Welch Ave bike path. and appealed for squatter’s rights for his right to continuously live inside the block of snow and ice.

Every snowfall, the singular snowplow that Story County pays to run up and down campus roads. Occasionally clearing the roads, but mostly pushing the snow into a huge pile at the edge of every street corner, turning what was once a boring, safe bend into an exciting icy blind.

While there’s no doubt that every student awaits these exciting campus transformations as temperatures drop, there’s never been a student who’s truly enjoyed these piles of snow quite like Brisk.

“Yeah, cool stuff. I have never seen it before. I hope it doesn’t snow anymore because my plow has a flat tire and there is too much ice on these roads to go out and buy a new one,” remarked the singular county plow worker. of Story.

University officials asked Brisk to leave his igloo after locals complained he could live on campus for free when their apartments had roughly the same amenities and size but cost $500 off. more per month.

While Iowa law requires squatters to have lived on their property for 10 years or more to claim squatter rights, Brisk says “if you really think about it, last week really was 10 years.”

The case of Brisk Vs. Ames will be seen by the Iowa Supreme Court on February 12, provided the defendant’s house has not melted down by then.

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