If you live in New York City, you know that rent in most areas is ludicrous. If you don't call the metropolitan area your home but have ever visited, you at least know that staying in the city for just a night is itself offensively expensive. Combining that knowledge with a healthy sense of humor, Brooklyn resident Patrick Horton decided to use this past weekend's massive East Coast blizzard to build an igloo and list it on Airbnb for a not-even-close-to-cheap $200 per night.
Unfortunately, Airbnb has already taken the listing down, commenting that although the igloo was "very well constructed," it didn't qualify as an eligible short-term rental property due to a lack of electricity, running water, or a door. Horton apparently advertised it as a "Boutique Winter Igloo for 2," framing the creation as the "snowpocalypse of 2016's most desirable getaway."
Considering Airbnb's heartwarming ability to bring strangers closer together, it's a damn shame the company had to go and throw salt all over Horton's igloo. Imagine the kind of connections that could have been forged inside that cold sanctuary in the three days maximum before it melted away. Arguably, that igloo was the best Airbnb listing since this tent in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Oh well, at least we still have the photo evidence of the cozy hole:
Cover image: Patrick M. Horton via Twitter