House made of ice in the Northland

By KBJR News 1

January 9, 2014 Updated Jan 9, 2014 at 8:02 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Starting Thursday night Fitger's in Duluth will be hosting a Habitat for Humanity home built out of ice, giving Northlander's an educational experience while also having some fun.

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity volunteers teamed up with Carlson Refrigeration and Lakeshore Ice to build the home made of ice blocks in Fitger's courtyard.

Carlson Refrigeration donated 500 blocks of ice to construct the home, which volunteers say helps immensely in the building process.

The purpose, they say, is to provide information to the public about Habitat for Humanity and explain to the community about ways they help, in a fun way.

"Fun part is is that we do a lot of building over the year and this allows our volunteers to take a break from the serious work we do and have a little fun with building, and not have so many rules and regulations and codes and things like that... throw away the levels and things like that, and just have fun with building," said Daryl Yankee, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Superior.

Additions to the house will be made throughout the month of January, but the ice-house will be ready to show to the public by tonight.

Elsa Robins