WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Where many saw January's nor'easter as a detriment to daily life, one man from Worcester saw a "cool" opportunity.
Rainer Reichel constructed a "treegloo" on his property with the fallen snow from the "Blizzard of 2022," a feat that took him about a week to collect enough snow, and two days to build.
A "treegloo," in this case, refers to an igloo formed around a tree at its center. For his project Reichel used a 100-foot-tall pine tree as a pillar.
"It just dawned on me one day when the blizzard was forecasted, 'why don't I pile all the snow around the tree and see if I can make a treegloo, because then it would be a treehouse and igloo,'" Reichel said.
Reichel also built a large igloo on his property, complete with wooden flooring, wooden benches, and lamps.
"I've built 20 or 30 igloos in my life- it's something I've lost count of," Reichel said.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.