Life in Alaska: In this report sisters Julie and Miki Collins share how to insulate homes using snow to save on costs during winter, and how to use snow to build a warm dog house.
Because we wanted our snow wall to be as wide at the top as it is on the bottom, we packed the natural insulation behind a sheet of plywood. to keep the panel upright, we braced it with a pole and piled snow along its bottom.
PHOTO: MIKI AND JULIE COLLINS
Here's our contented sled dog Loki in his brand-new and renewable winter "digs".