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Airbnb Removes NYC Igloo Listing in Wake of Winter Storm Jonas

Travel Technology | Patrick Clarke | January 26, 2016

Airbnb Removes NYC Igloo Listing in Wake of Winter Storm Jonas

Photo via Twitter

While Winter Storm Jonas has crippled travel across much of the East Coast, it nearly resulted in a significant payday for a Brooklyn man who built an igloo outside his home and listed it on Airbnb for a hefty $200 per night.

Unfortunately, the short-term rental service removed the listing, ruling that it didn't meet the company's occupancy standards.

READ MORE: New York Aiming to Crack Down on Illegal Airbnb Listings

The creator, Patrick M. Horton, described the unconvential accommodation as a "Boutique Winter Igloo for 2," adding on Twitter that at least three people contacted him about the listing before it was deleted.

Horton posted a photo of the igloo on Twitter Sunday.

But only a few hours later Horton revealed that Airbnb shut down the listing.

It wasn't long before the Internet got word of Horton's igloo. 

While Horton deserves credit for his imagination and effort, in this case $200 seems quite steep for a snow-covered shelter you'd have to crawl into, especially considering Airbnb users can rent an igloo for four in Austria for as little as $59 per night. 

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