Lighter Side: How’s this for a home reno?
Renovations are intended to either increase the value of a property or make the space more comfortable. However, the renovations a group of conservators in the South Pole complete won’t do either.
When British adventurers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott set out to explore Antactica, they needed a place for them and their crews to live. So they built four wood-framed huts – in 1907 – which are still standing today.
Now, those huts will be able to withstand another couple of decades, thanks to the work of New Zealand’s Arctic Heritage Trust.
Watch the video below for more on these amazing huts, and click here for a National geographic article on the renovations.