Portable Prefab Igloo: Modular Extreme-Weather Shelters


Designed with truly exotic destinations in mind, these all-purpose shelter for researchers, explorers or eco-tourists made to withstand the worst weather the world can throw at them.

“The Igloo Satellite Cabin is designed to provide safe, reliable accommodation in remote areas. It has been used … in conditions ranging from the tropics to polar icecaps. Units can be flown by helicopter fully assembled, and often fully equipped, to locations inaccessible by road transport.”

Various extensions, additions and modifications have been built to purpose by Ice Wall (oddly, an Australian company!) for particular challenges as well. These include a smaller variant – the PolyPod Snowcamper – which can be pulled behind an ATV or perhaps even a dogsled.

“Each wall and floor panel is a composite of fibreglass and polyurethane insulation …. Windows are double-glazed polycarbonate panes, which are shockproof. Floor panels have a non-skid surface, and are bolted to wall panels and to each other. Each cabin has two ventilators, one in each door and top cover.”

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