So for those not in the UK, Britain had a bit of snow recently. In the UK it rains about 1 in every 3 days, and the other 2 days are usually overcast anyway. So anything that isn’t rain gets us a bit excited and we tend to go on a bit. It must be quite confusing to people who have real weather (as opposed to cold rain vs humid rain), but oh well, it’s just part of who we are.
One man, however, decided to get put the weather to good use. Dan from Renfrewshire saw the snow as a golden business opportunity and he acted on it by building a (pretty impressive) igloo. For a lot of people that’d be the end of the story. They’d build an igloo, crawl on in, and muck about it in like a kid. But Dan went one step further.
He put it on Airbnb.
Dan claims that the room will come with a bed and a bath (how?) and while you won’t get wifi you will get brought to you in the morning. Also because the igloo is… uh… “air conditioned” (I assume that means it’s no warmer than the air outside) the owner recommends you bring someone to cuddle with in the spacious double bed.
Dan listed the igloo with the following description
“Well if you get through the 5ft snow drifts on the road you will be met by a snow covered drive with a delightful snow cave built into it.
“The space is small and deceptively warm given the Siberian blast we are currently experiencing. Amenities in the local area are non existent, so best bring everything you need.
“Parking is a mere hour walk from the property with spaces available anywhere you fancy leaving it. With luck a local farmer can bring you part of the way, but don't count on it.”
Strangely enough Dan hasn’t said if he’s had any visitors yet, but we suppose stranger things have happened. And apparently Dan wasn’t the first person to have this idea. Last year one New Yorker built an igloo and rented it out on airbnb for $140 a night, and he actually had customers!
Talk about something for nothing.