In true Big Apple form, a group of entrepreneurial Brooklynites decided to turn this past weekend’s blizzard into a business opportunity, albeit a facetious one. Inspired by the mounds of snow that began piling up in their backyard, Greenpoint resident Patrick Horton and his roommates braved the frigid temps to build an igloo and put it up on Airbnb, offering up the “chic dome-style bungalow” for a mere $200 a night.
Horton told DNAinfo that he and his roommates had been waiting to a good snowstorm to pull off their igloo shenanigans. Once the white stuff was on the ground, his crew went to work building a huge pile of it in the corner of their India Street yard. After carefully carving out the igloo space, which was large enough to fit 2 people, they took some photos and uploaded it to the popular apartment sharing site.
“Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this snowpocalypse’s most desirable getaway,” the post read. “Built completely by hand all natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow with Bae.”
Unfortunately, Airbnb didn’t find the joke too funny and sent Horton an email shortly after informing him that his igloo rental post had been deleted.
“We are happy to see that you guys are staying busy and having fun during Blizpocalypse,” a Airbnb rep named Dustin wrote Horton. “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.”
Images via DNAinfo