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From lighthouses to
tepees to “Steve’s backyard in Napa,” there are some
pretty bizarre Airbnb rentals. But Patrick Horton’s Brooklyn igloo – built this
past weekend – didn’t make the cut.
Horton and friends
built the igloo Saturday in the Greenpoint neighbourhood of Brooklyn as a
massive blizzard iced over New York.
They then advertised
the "snowpocalypse's most desirable getaway" for $200 a night on
Airbnb, the site where homeowners rent out residences to travellers needing
"Built completely by hand, all-natural. Come experience
this chic dome-style bungalow," Horton said in the post, which Airbnb has
An Airbnb representative told Horton that, while the igloo was
"very well constructed," it didn't "meet our occupancy
Still, "as an appreciator of fine igloos around the
world," the rep offered Horton a $50 coupon on his next Airbnb rental.
"Be sure to pick a place with running water, electricity
and a roof that doesn't melt," the rep advised.