Almost the entire East Coast is currently digging out from this weekend's enormous blizzard, which dropped upwards of three feet of snow across some of the country's busiest urban centers. And while viral video genius Casey Neistat is again winning the internet by snowboarding through Times Square behind a Jeep, an advertising art director from Greenpoint, Brooklyn named Patrick Horton built an igloo, dressed it up with pillows, lights, and blankets and listed it on Airbnb for the paltry sum of $200 a night.
Patrick outfitted the fake Airbnb listing with pillows wrapped in plastic bags, lighting, and horse blankets. Airbnb photo.
Horton and his roommates piled snow throughout the blizzard onto one corner of their yard, spent three hours digging it out, then posted it on Airbnb as a prank, finding in the process that, really, the room-sharing platform does rent out igloos. "Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this snowpocalypse's most desirable getaway," read the post before it was quickly pulled by Airbnb staff. "Built completely by hand, all natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow with Bae."
And while the tech geeks at Airbnb did pull the listing before anyone could actually rent it, their explanatory email was pretty golden: "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."
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