Friends build igloo 'hotel' in Winter Storm Jonas

  • 26 January 2016
Igloo Image copyright PATRICK HORTON

The recent snow storm on the east coast of America caused chaos for millions of people, but a group of friends still managed to have some fun.

Patrick Horton and his friends built an igloo in their back garden and attempted to rent it out for guests to pay to stay overnight in.

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Image caption The view from inside the igloo looking out.

They listed it on accommodation website Airbnb for $200 a night (around £140) as a boutique winter igloo for two and somewhere to chill out in.

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Image caption The igloo is furnished inside with blankets, cushions and even candles.

It was described as: "Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays the Snopocalypse of 2016's most desirable getaway."

"Hand-crafted, and built using only natural elements - we're offering the experience of a life time in this chic dome-style bungalow."

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Image caption The advert of the igloo listing the $200 nightly rate

But the advert was taken down by Airbnb because it didn't meet their guest standards, although they did compliment the igloo, saying it looked very well constructed.

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Image caption Making the igloo involved lots of digging.
Image copyright PATRICK HORTON
Image caption The next part involved sculpting the dome of the igloo and entrance.

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