A group of roommates/entrepreneurs in New York City found a use for all of that global warming they were shoveling this weekend. ABC News reports that Patrick Horton and his roommates managed to fashion an igloo so swanky, they decided to list it as a boutique winter igloo for two on Airbnb, a site which offers vacation rentals as an alternative to hotel rooms.
— Nightline (@Nightline) January 25, 2016
Horton listed the igloo in Brooklyn as “snowpocalypse’s most desirable getaway.” “Built completely by hand all natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow,” he added. Rent? A cool $200 a night.
The igloo took about six hours to build, but Airbnb managed to pull the ad in a fraction of the time, explaining that Horton’s listing “has failed to meet our occupancy standards and has been removed from search results.”
Got shut down by @Airbnb for not meeting occupancy standards. Though they were nice enough to tell us that it looked very well constructed.
— Patrick M. Horton (@patrickmhorton) January 25, 2016
Before anyone blames backyard igloos on climate change, check out this sweet Washington, D.C. igloo built in #Snowmageddon22.
— Shorpy (@Shorpy) January 25, 2016