NYC man builds igloo during blizzard, advertises space for $200/night on Airbnb
Most of the U.S. east coast was hunkering down over the weekend as a blizzard dumped up to 68 cm of snow in New York City, the second-biggest snowstorm in the city’s history.
But one enterprising New Yorker in Brooklyn turned the storm into an opportunity to make a buck.
A now-deleted Airbnb property lists a “Boutique Winter Igloo for 2.”
“Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this Snowpocalypse’s desireable getaway,” read the description. “Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow with Bae.”
The “experience” would have cost US$200 a night (CAD$284). The average rental listing in Brooklyn goes for CAD$247 a night.
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The listing boasted WiFi, air conditioning and space for two. Photos showed some blankets and pillows strewn on the snowy floor.
Another New York igloo popped up on Twitter, with the caption: “New studio apartment in NYC on the market. 2,500/mo.”
An analysis by apartment rental search site Zumper found that New York City had the second-most expensive rental rates in the United States in 2015, just behind San Francisco.
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