As you’re probably aware, storm Jonas blew through America over the weekend and pretty much shut the whole place down, as there was severe snow all over the place.
You’re also probably aware that house prices and rent in New York City are pretty much out of this world, and one man tried to take advantage of these two intersecting phenomena by building an igloo and then charging $200 to stay in it on AirBnb.
Patrick Horton – an advertising art director obviously – listed the igloo with the following details:
A Boutique Winter Igloo for 2.
It’s the snowpocalypse of 2016’s most desirable getaway.
The small snow house is hand-crafted, and built using only natural elements.
It was built in three hours and you can stay in it for just $200 a night.
Yeah, loving that he managed to fit ‘all natural elements’ in there. Banter.
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Unfortunately, the igloo didn’t meet Airbnb’s criteria for listing on their site – it has no electricity, running water or a door – and so they had to remove it fairly quickly. They did comment that it had been well constructed though.
It was probably in Horton’s best interests in any case anyway – it had melted pretty shortly after he put the listing online unfortunately. He could have been in a lot of trouble if his tenant had show up to find the igloo was just a puddle of water now.
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