12 PM | 28 Jan

This Art Director Built an Igloo in His Backyard in Brooklyn and Listed It on Airbnb


Looking for a cute little “Boutique Winter Igloo for 2” that you can rent on Airbnb for a few nights of chilly bliss? This one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sounds awesome: “Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays the Snowpocalypse of 2016’s most desirable getaway. Hand-crafted, and built using only natural elements—we’re offering the experience of a lifetime in this chic dome-style bungalow for you and bae.”

During the weekend snowstorm, Patrick Horton, a freelance art director at Publicis New York, built just such a snowy love cave with his roommates, Justin Seeley and Griff Jones. And they actually listed it on Airbnb, and even got five inquries to stay in it—before, sadly, Airbnb took the listing down (though not before seeing the humor in it).

“We are happy to see that you guys are staying busy and having fun during Blizpocalype,” an Airbnb rep wrote. “Unfortunately, your igloo, while very well constructed, has failed to meet our occupancy standards.” The rep also gave Horton a $50 coupon and urged him to “pick a place with running water, electricity, and a roof that doesn’t melt.” (Well played, Airbnb guy. Give him a raise.)

Credit: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/art-director-built-igloo-his-backyard-brooklyn-and-listed-it-airbnb-169224