By Lauren O’Neill, CNNNews.com The concept of winter can feel like a slow slog, but it’s only part of the equation when you’re looking to keep your winter home cozy.
In a new trend, people are using the season to decorate with cozy little houses.
The new trend is dubbed as “icebox” or “ice box,” and it involves stacking two or more blocks of ice, covered in snow, on top of each other to create a snow shelter.
The idea is that the blocks will be kept warm during the colder months of the year, and the snow will act as insulation for the colder blocks, which can then be turned into a home.
This year’s trend, called the Snowbox, started as a Kickstarter campaign in 2015.
In the video below, a couple of snowboxes appear and sit on a porch in Seattle, Washington, as snow blankets and the houses on either side of them form a snowbox shelter.
This video is part of an ongoing series called “The Winter Is Here” exploring the idea of creating and decorating a snow house in the winter.
A couple of Snowboxes created in Seattle.