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The ultimate man-made man cave?

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Natalie Thomas
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:33 PM -

The frigid temperatures across much of southern Ontario this winter have left many residents shivering and counting down to spring.

The cold weather however, has been a total bonus for two cousins building the ultimate man cave in Kitchener, Waterloo.

THE WEATHER'S HELP WITH THE IGLOO

"Well originally we thought it would be a fun thing to do. Build an igloo, have it in the backyard, have people over," says igloo builder, Patrick Madureira. "But it's turned into a Winter Games sort of hot spot. We always watch the Winter Games over here."


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"I can't remember the last time we've had so much snow in a winter, so we thought this would be perfect to build an igloo," says igloo co-builder Stefan Sabados. "It's going to warm up for a few days and we're actually excited about that. With all the snow on top of it that's just going to melt through and then everything will be solid ice after that. I imagine it's going to work to our benefit."

Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese says Mother Nature has definitely been in the spirit of the games.

"It's certainly been cold enough to sustain an igloo this year, and after a little bit of a warm spell it's going to continue to be cold. So I think this igloo could have a little bit of longevity," Vettese says.

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