The Monitor Daily (U.S.) – New York is nothing if not brimming with creative entrepreneurs. Patrick Horton, a freelance art director is among them. Snowpocalypse trendiest abode – Igloo for 2 isn’t on Airbnb, yet the mastermind behind the ‘project’ is still proud of his creation.
While technically not an igloo, the snow-built shelter became viral just within hours of Horton putting Igloo for 2 up on Airbnb. The creative process behind the Greenpoint igloo may have been infused by a couple of beers. Regardless, the massive snowfall this weekend brought it to fruition.
Armed with shovels and a strong will, Patrick Horton decided to make the best of Snowpocalypse.
A massive amount of snow was piled in Horton’s backyard. His residence in Greenpoint became the creation center.
The amassed snow was then carved into a two-person lodging. While lacking the technical detail and precision of the Inuit igloos, Igloo for 2 must be credited for ingenuity and the hilarious approach to the Snowpocalypse. Once the amassed snow was carved, Horton and his friends turned the igloo into a cosy little space.
Blankets and pillows wrapped in plastic were thrown on the floor. If the snow-covered earth may be called a floor. Lighting was included for a romantic atmosphere. As a final touch, a potted flower adorned the entrance to Igloo for 2.
The accomplishment was then used as a rather ironic tool to cash in on the hipster wave preferences. Patrick Horton put Igloo for 2 on Airbnb, accompanied by the following text:
“Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this Snowpocalyse’s most desirable getaway, Boutique Winter Igloo for 2. Built completely by hand all natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow with Bae”.
The Brooklynite got quite some hits on his property listing. What’s more, several requests for information got in. This is an accomplishment for the Igloo for 2. Because Snowpocalypse trendiest abode – Igloo for 2 isn’t on Airbnb any longer, having lasted as a property listing for about six hours.
The Boutique Winter Igloo for 2 was listed for 200 dollars per night. It only took a creative idea coupled with social media for the popularity of the unique lodging to increase enormously. However, the story came to an end. At least on Airbnb’s part. Snowpocalypse trendiest abode – Igloo for 2 isn’t on Airbnb listings any longer.
Horton received an email from an Airbnb representative which let the freelance art director know the unique lodging does not comply with occupancy standards. However, the email also praised Igloo for 2. Horton himself got a 50 dollars coupon to use as he pleases when renting an Airbnb room “with a roof that doesn’t melt”.
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