Published On: Tue, Jan 26th, 2016

Airbnb Deletes Listing for $200 Igloo Constructed During Winter Storm Jonas

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After reports of the structure went viral on social media and Reddit, however, Airbnb was not exactly amused, and promptly removed the listing last Sunday evening. “Unfortunately, your igloo, while very well constructed, has failed to meet our occupancy standards and has been removed from search results, ” an Airbnb rep reportedly wrote to Horton, explaining that listings must have running water, electricity and a roof that doesn’t melt.

To be fair, other igloos are available for rent on Airbnb, including this four-person structure in Austria, which reportedly allows pets, smoking and somewhat perplexingly also features an indoor fireplace. “I’m not sure specifically why they turned us down when they rent out other igloos, ” Horton said, adding that the Airbnb rep even gave him and his friends a discount to rent out other igloos on the site.

Read the full story at Entrepreneur, by Geoff Weiss

 

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