Urban Igloo Listed on Airbnb During East Coast Blizzard
A man tried to make a profit on #Blizzard2016 by listing his urban "boutique" igloo on Airbnb for $200 per night.
"We figured someone might want to take their Tinder date there and would be willing to pay for it. How many girls could say that they were taken on a date in an urban igloo? Not many," igloo builder Patrick Horton, 28, told the New York Daily News.
The igloo, built outside Horton's Brooklyn residence, includes 2 candles for ambience, pillows, animal print blankets over a tarp, and landscaping in the shape of a small tree near the entrance.
"Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this Snowpocalypse's most desirable getaway," he wrote on the Airbnb ad. "Built completely by hand all natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow with Bae."
Sadly, Airbnb took the ad down within a matter of hours on Sunday, emailing Horton the following message:
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. As an appreciator of fine igloos around the world, I did want to offer you a coupon that you can use to book your first reservation as a guest. Be sure to pick a place with running water, electricity, and a roof that doesn't melt.
According to Horton, the company features other igloos for rent on its website.
"I think we'll try to put it on Craigslist," said Horton. "We might even offer a Tinder special. Maybe throw in some Usher (background music) and a bottle of wine."