Brooklyn Igloo Listing On Airbnb Taken Down For Not Meeting Standards

A Brooklyn man decided to make the most out of the blizzard by building an Igloo and putting it up on Airbnb. Airbnb is a virtual hub online where you can rent space (usually apartments or homes, not igloos) to stay.

Patrick Horton, the man in question, told the Daily News of his Igloo rental.

“We figured someone might want to take their Tinder date there and would be willing to pay for it. How many girls could say that they were taken on a date in an urban igloo? Not many.”

On the original listing, Horton wrote that it was “Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this Snowpocalypse’s most desirable getaway.”

The post continue as follows.

“Built completely by hand all natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow with Bae.”

Inside the Igloo contains pillows for two, animal print blankets for a cozy night in, and a bit of landscaping, featuring one plant outside of the Igloo’s entrance.

Funny enough, it was Horton’s plan to post an igloo up to Airbnb even before the blizzard. Horton and two of his roommates prepared for two months for the moment, and simply waited for snow to fall. The three men prepared by watching how-to videos, to make sure that when the moment was right they would know how to build a proper igloo.

Fortunately for the trio, Winter Storm Jonas made its way on Friday night, and by the time the storm was over, Brooklyn receiver 27 inches, which was the perfect amount of snow for a standard igloo.

Everyone got a kick out of the fact that the man put his Igloo up for $200 a night, complete with photos of the inside. The only one not laughing was Airbnb, who took issue with the man’s igloo. Airbnb took down the listing hours after he put the “Igloo for 2″up for rent. Surprisingly, the reason why the winter boutique was shut down because it wasn’t up to code.

In response to the listing, Airbnb wrote as follows.

“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.”

Airbnb went on to say the following in the rejection letter.

“As an appreciator of fine igloos around the world, I did want to offer you a coupon that you can use to book your first reservation as a guest,” the letter said.

“Be sure to pick a place with running water, electricity, and a roof that doesn’t melt.”

That said, even though Airbnb shut down the “Igloo for 2” Horton has high hopes on listing it elsewhere before the sun melts the Igloo.

“I think we’ll try to put it on Craigslist. We might even offer a Tinder special. Maybe throw in some Usher (background music) and a bottle of wine,” he joked.

Although the igloo is no longer listed, Airbnb did offer Horton a $50 coupon to use on the service.

Horton seems like he’s getting a kick out of his Igloo story going viral.

[Photo by Patrick M. Horton/Twitter]