Nice Try, But Brooklyn Igloo Iced By Airbnbn

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 short-term lodgings.


"Built completely by hand, all-natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow," Horton said in the post, which Airbnb has since removed.

An Airbnb representative told Horton that, while the igloo was "very well constructed," it didn't "meet our occupancy rules."

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.

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