Inuvialuit Construction


How Igluryuaq were built by Inuvialuit

The 7 Stages of Construction

The pit is dug

First a shallow hole is dug for the floor 
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Columns are placed in pits

The posts are set in place
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Pony walls, sleeping platforms

Short side walls, sleeping platforms, main floor, shoring, cold air trap and major roof beams are put in place
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Roof is completed

The roof  and sloping main walls are added
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Side walls are added

The remaining sloping side walls are added to complete the enclosure
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Sod is added

Sod is added as insulation
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Winter snow

In winter snow adds an additional blanket of insulation to the structure
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