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Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Picnic Table Snow Cave- The Boston Blizzard

 Not so tiny house related, but just a few fun photos I thought I'd share from my neighborhood....

Well, with 32" of snow falling in my town (10 miles south of Boston proper), what's one to do but make a picnic table snow cave? You just set out an old picnic table, and let the snow do its thing, then later hollowed out the area beneath.

Another method: Get a sheet of plywood and toss it on top of a snow pile, bank, or drift. As you start to hollow out the area underneath, toss the snow you've scooped on top to weigh and anchor the plywood down and to eventually hide it. In the end run, you get a snow cave that's a lil' hobbit hole/hut-like....and one that Malcomb Wells might be proud of.

 Above: Me, n' my super ugly, favorite, winter hat! You can't really tell, but in this shot, I'm up to my WAIST in newly fallen snow!

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen