During the recent blizzard in Brooklyn, an advertising art director by the name of Patrick M. Horton built an igloo and then proceeded to list it for rent on Airbnb.. calling it a “Boutique Winter Igloo” and available for $200 a night.
This is how Patrick described the igloo “Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays the Snopocalypse of 2016’s most desirable getaway. Hand-crafted, and built using only natural elements – we’re offering the experience of a life time in this chic dome-style bungalow for you and bae.”
As you can see from the pictures, the Igloo came with plastic-wrapped pillows and blankets to make it “cozy”.
However, it seems nobody will be renting this igloo from Airbnb as the company quickly removed the listing and giving Horton the following notice “We are happy to see that you guys are staying busy and having fun during Blizpocalypse. Unfortunately, your igloo, while very well constructed, has failed to meet our occupancy standards and has been removed from search results. Be sure to pick a place with running water, electricity, and a roof that doesn’t melt.”
Horton later confirmed it on Twitter:
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