Most people in New York City were put out by the first blizzard of 2016, which dumped more than 26 inches on the city. Patrick M. Horton of Brooklyn, however, took advantage of it by building his own igloo right in the middle of Greenpoint. Not only did he build it, he posted it on Airbnb.
If you have ever used Airbnb, you know that it is a fairly reliable way to find lodging, so Horton thought that he would post his newly constructed igloo on the website as a "Boutique Winter Igloo" for $200 a night.
The post describes the igloo as:
Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays the Snopocalypse of 2016's most desirable getaway. Hand-crafted, and built using only natural elements - we're offering the experience of a life time in this chic dome-style bungalow for you and bae.
Horton fancied the igloo up by adding blankets, pillows and lights. There is fresh snow on the top of the dome, and a tiny pine tree serves as landscaping. It would almost be like waking up in the Alaskan wilderness, but staying in Brooklyn.
If you were dreaming of waking up inside of a winter wonderland, you will have to think of another way, because this igloo is no longer for rent. Unfortunately, Airbnb took the ad down rather quickly, and Horton shared his correspondence with the lodging company:
We are happy to see that you guys are staying busy and having fun during Blizpocalypse. 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.
So what do you think, PopWrappers? Would you spend the night in this snowy room in the middle of Brooklyn? I'm in!