Some New Yorkers Made an Igloo in the Snowstorm and Listed it on Airbnb
But apparently the company has a higher standard for igloo luxury.
Million dollar listing? Not quite.
A Brooklyn resident and his pals built an igloo in the backyard during this weekend’s big storm… and listed it on Airbnb for $200 a night. Of course, that’s pocket change by New York City standards!
But it’s not exactly luxurious: The poster claimed the humble abode had room for two amid hand-crafted details and natural elements.
“Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays the Snopocalypse of 2016's most desirable getaway,” the listing read. “The igloo is built in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, within walking distance of the area's trendy bars and restaurants.” Can’t argue with that last bit, at least!
But unfortunately for adventure seekers (and prank enthusiasts), the lodging site wasn’t having it — and required the listing to be pulled down pronto. Although “igloo” is indeed a legitimate category on the booking website, representatives required the poster to remove the listing on the grounds that it didn’t meet occupancy standards.
Indeed, it lacked running water and electricity, and needed "a roof that doesn't melt," according to a report on DNAinfo. However, they did note its craftsmanship appeared unassailable, and appreciated the poster's sense of fun!